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Microsoft reportedly launching subsidized Xbox 360 bundle next week for $99 with a two-year subscription

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Microsoft has long been pushing to get the Xbox 360 into as many living rooms as possible, and it looks like it could now be about to attempt a new tactic to further expand its reach. According to The Verge’s sources, the company will launch a new bundle next week that will include both a 4GB Xbox 360 console and a Kinect sensor for just $99 — the only catch being that you’ll also have to sign a two-year contract at a rate of $15 a month. That will give you access to the Xbox Live Gold service, and potentially some additional streaming content, as well as a two-year warranty (there’s also naturally an early termination fee for those that break the contract). From the sound of things, though, the new offering could be getting something of a soft launch — the only outlet mentioned for the bundle so far is the rather limited number of Microsoft Stores in the US.

Microsoft reportedly launching subsidized Xbox 360 bundle next week for $99 with a two-year subscription originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 May 2012 11:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Office Sound System Lets You Skip Tracks By Whipping Something At this Poster [Video]

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

In an attempt to stop people from queuing up unpopular songs in its public Spotify-powered sound system, the folks at Agency Republic created this interactive wall poster that can be used to easily skip tracks. All you have to do is slap, hit, fire, or throw something at it. More »


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Apple and Proview likely to settle dispute over iPad trademark

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Last week, Apple and Proview initiated talks in an attempt to resolve an ongoing legal dispute over the iPad trademark, and the Chinese company is confident that it will receive a settlement offer from Apple, the Associated Press reports. “It is likely that we will settle out of court. The Guangdong High Court is helping to arrange it and the court also expects to do so,” said Ma Dongxiao, a lawyer for Proview. “Actually Proview always expected to settle out of court from the beginning. I don’t know if Apple has changed its attitude, but I believe that the key point now is the price.” In a previous statement, Apple claimed it would never “knowingly abuse someone else’s trademarks,” and said that Proview “still owe a lot of people a lot of money, they are now unfairly trying to get more from Apple for a trademark we already paid for.” Fu Shuangjian, the Deputy Director of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, however, has already stated that Proview is still the legitimate owner of the iPad trademark in the country. If the companies cannot reach a settlement, the Guangdong High Court will rule over the matter.

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Vibrating Steering Wheels Could Provide Distraction-Free Directions [GPS]

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Google reportedly working on wireless home entertainment system to be sold under its own brand

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Details are still fairly light at the moment, but The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Google could be about to make big push into the hardware business. Citing people briefed on the company’s plans, the WSJ says that Google is now developing a home entertainment system that would stream music wirelessly throughout the home (including to web-connected devices and “Google-made speakers”), and be able to be controlled using a smartphone or tablet — making it sound a whole lot like a Sonos competitor. What’s more, unlike current Android and Google TV devices, this system will reportedly be marketed under Google’s own brand. An attempt to really turn it up to eleven, perhaps?

Google reportedly working on wireless home entertainment system to be sold under its own brand originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The New BlackBerry Ad Campaign Is Proof RIM Has Entirely Lost It [BlackBerry]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Syria bans iPhone in attempt to curb protests and silence citizen journalists

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Times are tough in Syria right now, but that isn’t stopping the Assad government from making things a whole lot worse. The nation’s customs department, a branch of the Syrian Finance Ministry, has officially banned the iPhone in an attempt to curb citizens from sharing news and videos of the massive protests and violent crackdowns throughout the nation. For those not keeping score, foreign press have been largely barred from the nation since March, which necessitated the use of citizen journalism as a means to report news from the streets. As Syrians come to grips with new economic sanctions against the country, the banning of the iPhone is, sadly, certain to escalate the unrest.

Syria bans iPhone in attempt to curb protests and silence citizen journalists originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 03 Dec 2011 15:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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