Hey Look It's the New Old Xbox 360 Next to the New Xbox One

Microsoft, for some reason, decided to breathe new life into the aging Xbox 360 by giving it another facelift. This time, it was done to match the design ethos of the Xbox One. But where the Xbox One looks bold and retro future and almost quietly intimidating, the new old Xbox 360 looks like a cheap mini PC tower. At… » 6/11/13 8:52pm 6/11/13 8:52pm

So Far, Next-Gen Is Being Won By Crap You Can Already Do

Progress! Turns out that what's next is what's now. After watching two big press conferences for two big consoles (Xbox One and PS4), it looks like the future is being decided by the present. » 6/11/13 2:58pm 6/11/13 2:58pm

Pandora Ditches PS3 and Xbox 360 Apps For a Special HTML5 TV Interface

Starting today, you don't need to use a standalone application to access Pandora through your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. The company has built a new HTML5 home for its services that's specially tailored for your TV. Simply point your console's browser to tv.pandora.com, login, and you'll be good to go. » 6/05/13 9:40am 6/05/13 9:40am

Ben Heck Ends the Console Wars By Cramming Them All Into One Box

Hacker, modder, and DIYer extraordinaire Ben Heck has seemingly done the impossible with his latest project. For years a fierce battle has raged between proponents of the big three gaming consoles, but to finally bring peace and civility to gaming forums across the land, Heck created an all-in-one console that… » 3/12/13 9:21am 3/12/13 9:21am

Why Is the PlayStation 3 Netflix App Way Better Than the Xbox 360 App?

The other night I was watching The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray on my PS3 but it was getting late and I didn't think I'd finish, so I switched to Netflix. And I was completely blown away by the movies it was suggesting across its various verticals. They were actually movies I'd want to watch and things I never knew… » 12/12/12 8:00pm 12/12/12 8:00pm

The Best Deals in Tech

The holidays are approaching fast, and it's time to start picking up some gifts: for friends, family, even yourself. But when you're picking out what to go with, it's sometimes wise to stay away from the absolute best. Sometimes you just want the best value—something that's worth every shiny, hard-earned penny. » 12/04/12 12:30pm 12/04/12 12:30pm

Xbox 360 Dashboard Update: Oh Hey Internet Explorer for Your TV

Starting today, Microsoft will officially release a new software update to all Xbox 360 users that will include a big blue icon with an 'e' stamped on it. Yep, the Xbox 360 is finally getting Internet Explorer, a real browser for your TV. » 10/16/12 12:00am 10/16/12 12:00am

Microsoft Is the Most Exciting Company in Tech, Hands Down

I never thought I'd ever hear myself utter such words post-1995. But after Monday's reveal of the Surface tablet—complete with an ultra-thin, pressure-sensitive keyboard cover and the most discreet integrated kickstand ever—and today's Windows Phone 8 announcement—which will be based on the same underpinnings as the… » 6/21/12 9:20am 6/21/12 9:20am

What Is Xbox SmartGlass?

As expected, Microsoft just announced something called SmartGlass at E3. Less expected? Just how awesome SmartGlass turned out to be. What could have been just an Apple AirPlay imitation, is something more ambitious. Something that could change television forever. But what is it, exactly? » 6/04/12 2:40pm 6/04/12 2:40pm

The Xbox 360 Just Got Streaming Music, Nike+ Fitness, NBA, ESPN and…

Microsoft is continuing to bolster the Xbox 360 and turn it into something more than a video game console and make it the best box for your living room. At E3, Microsoft just announced Xbox Music, streaming music with over 30 million songs, NBA League Pass, NHL, WatchESPN and even Nike+ Kinect Training. » 6/04/12 1:12pm 6/04/12 1:12pm