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Microsoft’s push to get the Xbox One into as many homes as possible this holiday season is getting more aggressive every week. On Tuesday, Major Nelson published an article on the Xbox Wire rounding up every Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deal that the company and its retail partners have on offer. FROM EARLIER: These are the best Black Friday game console deals available From November 27th – 29th and on December 1st, all Xbox One consoles and bundles without Kinect will be on sale for $329. That’s a $70 savings from the original price, one which Microsoft believes could turn the tables this holiday season. Microsoft is also offering a slew of discounts on the Xbox Store, including digital game
This morning I wrote an op-ed responding to stuff that Mark Cuban had said in published interviews and on Twitter. I thought his position on net neutrality and internet fast lanes were hypocritical, given his personal history with internet startups. I also called him an asshat, which was childish. I let my anger about this issue show and I'm sorry about that Mark.
T-Mobile’s move to hide throttled customers’ actual data speeds has just been shot down. Per Ars Technica, the Federal Communications Commission this week said that T-Mobile can no longer exempt speed test results from its wireless data caps. RELATED: T-Mobile stirs up net neutrality debate again, but AT&T’s plans are even worse Previously, T-Mobile lifted data cap restrictions on speed tests so that customers who exceeded their monthly LTE data limits would get speed test results that would show them what their speeds were like at LTE levels and not the 128Kbps speeds they were actually getting. “As part of the agreement, T-Mobile will send text messages to customers that will enable them to more easily get accurate speed information, place direct
Electronic Arts is celebrating Black Friday early, offering some of its best PC games for cheap through its Origin digital store. You can grab select titles for as much as 75 percent off, and there's a pretty sizeable selection of titles to choose from, including relatively new releases like Titanfall, Need for Speed: Rivals, and The Sims 4. But if you really want a great deal, you can snag classics like Mirror's Edge and Dead Space for $4.99, or Bejeweled 3 and Alpha Centauri for just $2.49 each. Check out Origin for the complete list.
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If Yahoo and Microsoft have anything to say about it, Google won’t be the default search engine for the iPhone in 2015. According to The Information, Apple’s contract with Google, the contract which allows Google to remain the default search engine in the Safari mobile and desktop browser, is up next year. It’s unclear whether or not Apple is actively looking to replace Google, but Yahoo and Microsoft have reportedly both begun pitching their search engines to Apple’s senior VP Eddy Cue. READ MORE: Google just agreed to a major settlement with an Apple-backed patent consortium Safari might not be the most popular browser available, but it would be a huge get for Bing — which also happens to power Yahoo — if Microsoft or Yahoo
HTC's first foray-dedicated action camera, the Re Camera, may not be worth the $199 the company normally asks for it. But starting at midnight Eastern this Friday (9PM PT, Thursday) and running through next Monday, you can pick up the Re Camera for $99, or half of the regular price. That's less than competing options from GoPro and others, and if you've been wanting to check out the Re Camera without spending a ton of money, here's your best opportunity yet. ...