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Xbox 360 subsidy plan dies, Xbox One controller support still PC-bound

Selling consoles like smartphones was a failed experiment.

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Samsung smartphone add-ons help the blind 'see' the world

Ultrasonic cover and document-scanning stand help users navigate the physical world.

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$5 discounts fail to lure Time Warner customers to broadband data caps

Hardly any customers took a discount in exchange for limited data.

Amazon Prime price jumps to $99 per year

Higher fuel and transportation costs to blame, says Amazon.

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Crytek embraces Linux and SteamOS

The latest CryEngine will offer native Linux support, but no game announcements have been made.

GamePop, like Ouya, backs away from standalone game consoles

Subscription-based microconsole will try offering its services to cable companies.

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$310 million DRAM price fixing settlement could get you $10 - or much, much more

Settlement covers many consumer electronics products bought between 1998 and 2002.

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ComiXology realizes it was hacked, requires password reset for all users

Digital comic service says usernames, e-mails and passwords were stolen.

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MetroTwit vanishes as Twitter restrictions claim another victim

Existing users will no longer get updates or new features, and new users? Sorry.

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AMD announces Radeon R9 280 graphics card, hopes Litecoin miners stay away

Cheaper high-end graphics card may help alleviate AMD's supply shortages.

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Hands-on: Razer Game Booster adds synced cloud saves for multi-PC gamers

No more worrying about whether your game supports Steam Cloud.

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The Oscars will be streaming, but big restrictions apply

Cord-cutters and small city-dwellers not welcome.

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Not dead yet: Barnes & Noble says a new Nook Color tablet is coming

The bookseller wants back in after taking a year off.

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Microsoft's giving Titanfall away for free in limited Xbox One bundle

Microsoft's biggest exclusive gets bundled in a limited-time offer.

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Nokia Here Maps is heading to Windows 8.1 to fill in Bing's mapping gaps

Recent enhancements include high-resolution satellite views.