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  • Microsoft Kin handsets might get IM support in the future

    Microsoft Kin handsets might get IM support in the future

    Back when Microsoft’s teen-oriented Kin 1 and Kin 2 social networking phones were announced, we were a bit surprised to find out that they lacked what most would consider a pretty standard feature: instant messaging. Or at least, we would have been surprised, had we not found out many of the Kin’s shortcomings months [...]

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  • Xbox 360 Gets Live Sports In HD From ESPN. Canceling My Cable In 5, 4, 3…

    Xbox 360 Gets Live Sports In HD From ESPN. Canceling My Cable In 5, 4, 3…

    Everyone is busy talking about Microsoft Kinect (the project formerly known as Natal), but to me, some much bigger news just dropped at E3 from Microsoft: ESPN live sports access. Simply put: this was the only thing holding me back from completely canceling my cable subscription. As soon as this goes live, I'm done with cable forever. No, this live sporting access won't be entirely free, but it's one hell of a deal. You simply have be an Xbox Live Gold member (about $50 a year), and you'll get access to over 3,500 live events a year. In HD. Did I mention it was $50 a year? My cable bill is currently double that -- a month.

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  • Microsoft unveils the Kinect, arriving in November for $149

    Microsoft unveils the Kinect, arriving in November for $149

    In what amounts to the worst-kept secret of E3, Microsoft has just unveiled the Kinect motion controller. Originally called Project Natal, this is the final trade version of the Kinect controller and will be available in November. Pricing is currently unavailable but we will have more information shortly.

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  • Live from Microsoft’s E3 2010 press conference

    Live from Microsoft’s E3 2010 press conference

    We know that Kinect, the motion control system previously known as Natal, will be announced. Chances Microsoft will unveil the Xbox 360 slim as well. But is that all? Seems a bit light, right? Sure, we’ll see some Kinect demos, but there better be more. 3D anyone? More as we get it. [Update: Live video stream [...]

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