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  • Microsoft targets June 13 to launch original Xbox programming

    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.

  • Hands-on with the new mobile Sonos apps

    A decade after entering the field, Sonos leads the multi-room audio market, thanks in large measure to software controllers that make its hardware exceedingly easy for consumers to install and operate. Now the company is preparing to ship its first from-the-ground-up redesign of those controllers. Most Sonos users will be happy with the changes.

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  • Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

    After the Financial Times yesterday broke the news that Apple is in advanced discussions to purchase Beats Electronics for the tidy sum of $US3.2 billion, the reaction was swift and immediate: Apple has finally gone off the deep end. Clearly the company's enormous cash pile was burning a hole in Tim Cook's pocket, because no one in their right mind would spend so extravagant a sum on a trendy company that makes overrated, overpriced headphones.