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Microsoft's Xbox One topped U.S. console sales in December

Microsoft's Xbox One outsold all others during the month of December, continuing its trend of outselling all other game consoles within the U.S.

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Netgear Nighthawk review: One of the best 802.11ac routers you can buy

If you want the best Wi-Fi on the market, it’s this or the Asus RT-AC68U

Games with Gold

Xbox 360’s Games with Gold service gets gold-starred for the foreseeable future

Microsoft announced Friday that Xbox Live Gold members will continue receiving two free games per month indefinitely, as its Games with Gold promotion is now a permanent feature.

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PlayStation 3 beats Xbox 360's U.S. sales for the first time in years

Give credit to Sony's Grand Theft Auto V bundle, as the NPD Group says the PlayStation 3 was the top-selling console in the U.S. in September. It was the first time the PS3 beat Microsoft's Xbox 360 since 2009.

Xbox Music

Microsoft presses play on Web, Android, and iOS apps for Xbox Music

Microsoft is trying to be Pandora and Spotify, all in one. But it's probably a better bet to stick with the Windows 8 app, if you just want to stream music every so often.

Ditching your 360? Amazon offers Xbox One game upgrades for $10

If you buy one of this year's hot titles on the Xbox 360, Amazon will let you trade it (and $10) in for its Xbox One counterpart.

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Redbox

Redbox brings back free games week

Its back! Redbox is offering one day's game rental when you reserve it online, beginning next week.

Xbox Enforcement United

Xbox team creates community deputies to fight trolls

Meet Xbox Enforcement United, a community posse of users who Microsoft has asked to help clean up its user base.

Microsoft Xbox services go down for some users

If you're having problems signing into your Microsoft Xbox console, playing games, or watching video, you're not alone.

What Microsoft's new product groups mean for Windows, Office, and more

Microsoft realigns groups by function rather than platform or product, aiming for a smoother development cycle internally, and a smoother user experience externally.