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Jason has written professionally about technology and video games for almost 20 years. His goal in life is to figure out how complicated technology works and explain it in a way anyone can understand.

Five ways E3 2013 can surprise and delight us

It’ll take more than flashy graphics and franchise sequels to get our adrenaline going at the Electronic Entertainment Expo next week.

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What we do (and don't) know about the new Xbox

Rumors are swirling ahead of Microsoft's May 21 unveiling of the next Xbox. Here's what we know now, and what we expect to learn.

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The name of the next Xbox may be Xbox Fusion

Microsoft snapped up lots of domains related to the name Xbox Fusion, and they all redirect to the mail Xbox page.

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Live Blog: Google I/O 2013 Keynote

Google will kick off its I/O conference on Wednesday, May 15 with a keynote that starts at 9 a.m. PT. Join us for our live coverage.

10 features we want to see in the next Xbox

Scuttlebutt says the next Xbox's announcement is coming in late May. We drop a few ideas in the suggestion box.

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Games grow more social, ditch Facebook

GDC 2013: A growing trend among game developers shows everything becoming socially connected, but Facebook games drop out of favor.

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PlayStation 4: A few more details come to light

Despite running for two hours, Sony's press conference left a lot of unanswered questions about the PlayStation 4. A day later, we have a few more details.

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Sony announces PlayStation 4, shows off cloud gaming features and more

In a lengthy presentation, Sony executives announced the PlayStation 4 and brought up several partners to demo games for the new console.

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CES Day Two wrap-up: Lemmy’s headphones, Stern’s tables, and cars that park themselves.

It’s day two of CES 2013, and the avalanche of tech continues unabated. See what made news in our video wrap-up.

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Invisible Phone Guard protects your gear from rogue hammers and knives

New material used for protecting Air Force jets can now protect your phone or tablet.

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Goal Zero Yeti 150 gives you several days of emergency gadget power (video)

Energy in an emergency is crucial, and the Yeti 150 can extend your backup reserves with an optional solar panel, making it a powerful ally when the lines go down.

The Fitbug Orb may be the best cheap fitness tracker on the market (video)

Fitbug aims to bring the cost of fitness trackers down with its Fitbug Orb tracker.

Live Blog: Microsoft takes the wraps off Windows Phone 8

We've heard bits and pieces about Windows Phone 8 in recent months, and a number of phones have been announced, but Microsoft is only now going to spill the beans about the new features of its mobile OS. Join us live.

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Microsoft launches Xbox Music: What you need to know

Microsoft is kicking it up a notch with the new Xbox music service, but the company will need to greatly expand device and OS support to capture significant market share.

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