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For a year, Xbox users have heard about Microsoft's plans to bring original programming to its gaming console. Now they have a firm date: Mark June 13, 2014 on your calendar, Xbox fans, because that's when Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES) will start transmitting interactive shows to Web-connected Xboxes.
The New York International Auto Show, which runs through April 27, allows automakers to show off the latest technology on four wheels. Here are some of the highlights from this year's big event.
Perhaps you haven't heard? All signs point to Nike exiting the activity tracker market, halting further development of its FuelBand hardware, and focusing on software instead. It's not a surprising turn of events, so let's explain what happened - briefly.
Take a look inside Russian NASA, ESA spacecraft construction
A SpaceX cargo mission launch that had been scheduled for Monday afternoon has been scrubbed because of a helium leak on a rocket.
In what is definitely the stuff of science fiction, Land Rover has created a virtual transparent hood that allows drivers to see the ground directly in front of them.
This is a yellow sac spider. It likes to crawl into the fuel tank hose of a Mazda6. Your Mazda6 may have a serious case of arachnophobia. But Mazda has a software fix in the works that will keep those eight-legged fiends from doing damage to your car even if it can't help your fragile emotional psyche.
Microsoft is moving Windows to the car, again.
Scientists are already 3D printing different kinds of tissue, from skin to livers, and someday they say it will be commonplace to simply print out a body part when needed.
NASA has announced that its Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have found evidence pointing to an underground ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus. And if there's water, there could be life.
3D printer makers are working with technology giants such as Google to speed up the printing process for mass production. NASA is using 3D printing for rapid prototyping of spacecraft parts.
Some day, if there's a fire on a US naval ship, a humanoid robot may rush in to put it out.
This fall, the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid will become the first production vehicle to incorporate a new laser light technology into headlights. Audi is also experimenting with the technology.
The new logo is part of a year-long celebration of the superhero's 75th year.
Patience, patience, young Explorer. Tomorrow's Glass will be more fashionable than today's.
Google's smartglasses are far from perfect, but we have to give the company credit for always positioning the current iteration of Glass as a work-in-progress. I would qualify the Glass Explorer program as the ultimate alpha test of any prototype in consumer-tech history--insomuch as Google has recruited thousands of hardware testers, publicly, to help its engineers work out the kinks.
Instead of talking about the Internet of Things, Jawbone feels the discussion should instead be the Internet of You.
The canceled-to-Kickstarter journey of Veronica Mars is like no entertainment project ever seen before, and with each passing day the story seems to get more interesting.
Apple's long-rumored iWatch will dig deeper into your health than any other wearable on the market if reports about its Healthbook app prove true. The app, which is expected to anchor iOS 8 and Apple's first wrist computer, will combine the greatest hits of other wearables--vital stats, activity, and sleep--in one centralized spot so you never have to leave Apple's ecosystem.