Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:53pm

That would add significant cost to the Xbox for a function only a fraction of the market can use. It would also mean manufacturing a significantly different model for the markets that use Cable...

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 1:41pm

You get cable/satellite service on your 360 without any kind of Cable Card compatible device involved? I really doubt that, unless you're in one of the very small IPTV test markets.

If you...

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 1:52pm

My hope is that TiVo views the Xbox One as an opportunity to greatly expand the feature set of their product at very low cost to themselves. A lot of cross promotion potential but such...

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 1:47pm

I wonder if they've gotten any cooperation from device makers like TiVo. If integration with a recent TiVo model is as simple as the setup for the TiVo PC software, that would be about as painless...

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:14pm

According to Famitsu, Microsoft has said yes on DLNA and no on MP3. WMA should be supported, of course, but apparently there is still a cost attached to MP3 playback after all of these years....

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:45pm

No. The primary difference between the two machines is the number of function units in the GPU. This is where the PS4 has its 50% advantage. The, however, does not simply translate to 50% greater...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 8:43am

You plug the HDMI Out from the TiVo into the HDMI In on the Xbox One. This provides a communications channel to allow the Xbox to control the TiVo with voice and gesture commands.

Whether...

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:58am

A more recent model for that would be XP Mode on Windows 7. Once an app was installed the virtual XP system could be largely ignored thanks to the level of integration. XP was there but invisibly...

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:52am

RT desperately needs a Metro equivalent of the File Explorer. Aside from the Office apps, this is a major reason to still need to go to the desktop. I'm kind of surprise that MS hasn't made this a...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 3:57pm

It's an elaborate illusion. What you are looking at is a hologram of a blue DVD. It's adds about fifty bucks to the cost of the product but you have to agree it's well worth the expense.

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:08pm

I'm not buying it. An all-Metro version of Windows (which is to say an OS that doesn't actually do a windowed UI) would be a miserable obstacle to how I and millions of other savvy users get work...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 9:48pm

Desktop Exlplorer on my desktop system has been crashing a LOT. No error message. I just lose the window and occasionally see the explorer.exe initialization as well, with the telltale desktop...

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 5:03pm

FWIW, the two 8.1 installs I've done so far went smoothly except for the file type assignment issue. One was on a new laptop and the other on a home built machine with an MSDN Win8 license.

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:59pm

The biggest annoyance I've run into is the upgrade doesn't respect non-default file type assignments. To restore my email opening links in Firefox I had to first change the assignment to another...

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:36am

This strikes me as pure PR sophistry on Google's part. At this late date, how many of those XP users are going to install another browser if they haven't already?

What Google is really...

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:33am

Actually, it does work that way for Firefox and IE. The difference is that Firefox has it built into the app itself and IE uses the Windows Update infrastructure.

The real question is why...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 2:52pm

Unless things have changed greatly from past releases, the activation key will only work with that specific version of Windows. You have to install that first and then install 8.1.

...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:19pm

Another thing that screwed up Vista in a big way was Intel's formerly lousy integrated graphics. Intel knew well in advance that Vista was going to need a DX9 capable GPU to work as intended....

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 3:42pm

The primary problem with ME was that most of the newer functionality over 98SE was code written specifically for the NT kernel. It had requirements that the DOS shell 9x Windows simply couldn't...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 3:41pm

Ah, the Amiga. I just sold off my whole Amiga gear collection. I got tired of paying rent on a storage locker ever month to have a small museum I couldn't easily access. So now any of the stuff I...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 3:22pm

Funny, I took up reading the Business section of the LA Times for largely the same reasons. My first machine was the Atari 800.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:59pm

Yes, this has proven to be such a winning approach for Windows 8 thus far.

I don't mind the current setup but it doesn't mean I have no sympathy for those who are more sensitive to...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:42pm

What is that video trying to promote? It seems to suggest that if you had much interest in the original game you are likely a pathetic loser 18 years later whose life hasn't progressed at all....

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 3:59am

Very nice. Now, how do I turn it off? If I put a file on my device it is because I need to have the file on my device. Not a link to the file on a server somewhere. The actual file.

An IT...

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 2:48am

The specs look very nice but I have my doubt about the competitiveness of the price.

Microsoft is not going to stop developing RT because they need to be ready for the unexpected. If ARM...

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 10:35pm

The Metro Mail app remains a bad joke. I installed the free Live Mail 2012, imported all of the data from my Win7 desktop, and it works perfectly with all of my accounts.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 12:33pm

One interesting aspect of this is the number of devices supported. I find myself wondering if Microsoft has plans to use the Xbox One as the core of some LBE (Location Based Entertainent) ventures...

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 4:09am

Another way Microsoft has seriously screwed up in trying to be Apple is their lack of response to feedback.

Steve Jobs got some attention for saying Apple didn't bother with consumer...

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 7:18am

Sinofsky? NFW. That guy is the poster child for the core problems at Microsoft, most particularly the 'adopt our radical change or adopt the competition' mentality.

The two egregious...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 9:15pm

The Wii did very well in unit sales and sales of Nintendo franchises in the form of first and second party software. But it was a wasteland for third party sales, which is the most lucrative...

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