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The next-generation gaming console from the software giant is about much more than gaming. It should help Microsoft realize its vision of being at the center of consumer computing. Live TV integration was a major part of the Xbox One's announcement, but it faces a lot of hurdles to succeed where others have failed. CNET's Bridget Carey breaks down the new features of the Xbox One, including live TV and Kinect controls, and what questions Microsoft still needs to answer. Calling all goldfingers: Gold iPads are in every room at the famous ultra-luxury Dubai hotel. They join a catalog of other amazing gold gadgets. Lockheed Martin says the production model of the new jet successfully completed a stationary take-off earlier this month. Intel's just-announced New Devices division will be guided by Mike Bell, formerly of Apple and Palm. [Read more]
Two titans are prepping the future of gaming. We're wondering which next-generation gaming console wins your vote. You might have missed a Samsung ad for its Evolution TV Kit. However, almost 9 million have analyzed its depiction of men as Neanderthal slobs on YouTube. Microsoft's Xbox One home-entertainment console, available later this year, has ties to Windows 8 and Windows Azure. The all-new console gives users a wide range of new controls, and features a new Kinect sensor, a connection between Xbox and Windows OS, and more.