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When Netflix goes down: streaming video alternatives

Netflix’s streaming service went down Christmas Eve, depriving thousands of their Christmas (or anything-but) video fix for about 20 hours. Our gift to you: video-streaming tips, tricks, and alternatives, so you’ll be ready next time.


Xbox Live to add MTV, Flixster, 40 other apps to lineup

Many of the new Xbox Live apps will be rolling out in the 'coming weeks'

Microsoft links SkyDrive to Xbox 360 with app

A new SkyDrive app for Microsoft's Xbox 360 allows users to upload content to Microsoft's cloud storage service from PCs and mobile devices, and then view it on the game console.

Xbox Mini may be in works

With the next generation of its Xbox gaming console, Microsoft may be thinking small and trying to muscle into the set-top box TV business.


Nex-Gen Xbox to have Blu-ray, AR glasses, broadcast DVR, says report

A British magazine may have scored its last scoop with a long report on expectations for Microsoft's next Xbox console, which reported includes Blu-ray, broadcast DVR, and—eventually—augmented-reality glasses.

Xbox Surface Tablet: 4 things I'd like to see if it's real

With a report that Microsoft is making an Xbox Surface tablet, one of gaming's classic rumors has reemerged.


What an Xbox Surface tablet would mean for gamers

The Microsoft rumor mill Tuesday produced reports of a 7-inch gaming tablet called the Xbox Surface.


Xbox SmartGlass: Small, indie developers need not apply

One of the cooler apps for Windows 8 is SmartGlass, which offers clever "second screen" experiences for Xbox users. But SmartGlass is also the very definition of a walled-garden platform.

Is Windows Phone 8 the secret to greater Windows success?

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have more than just a numeral in common. Take one look at the two operating systems, and you can tell that Microsoft wants to unify Windows Phone devices, Windows 8 tablets and PCs, and its Xbox game console.


Microsoft expands $99 Xbox 360 deal; Xbox rebirth coming

Microsoft will add two new Xbox 360 models to its fledgling subsidized console deal that lets you buy a low-priced Xbox 360 if you sign up for a two-year commitment to Xbox Live Gold at $15 per month.