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The web is abuzz with talk of Microsoft's Xbox One, which was announced on Tuesday. Here's a chance for GigaOM readers to share their own thoughts by taking our survey. Twitter has finally joined other leading tech companies in offering two factor authentication. The move comes after high profile hacking incidents at the AP and other news outlets. Viva Movil launching a line of mobile device stores targeted at Latinos and has tapped Verizon Wireless to be its exclusive partner. Are you ready for Google to take over the desktop? You'd better be if you use Chrome. With it, Google is making a play to rule the computing world as a back door to a new app economy. Google's moonshot lab Google X is buying up Makani Power, a startup that makes a kite-like wind power device. Cascading creator Concurrent has developed a new open source tool called Pattern for running machine learning models on Hadoop clusters. Patent trolls have been bleeding legitimate businesses for years -- now a state government has turned the tables and asked a troll to pay $10,000 for each of the hundreds of threatening letters it has mailed out. In line with big investments in IT security, Skyhigh Networks is gaining ground with $20 million in new funding for software that puts a spotlight on shadow IT. The European Commission-funded project wants data center designers and operators to test prototypes of tools that should, from 2014, make it easier to build data centers that are as energy-efficient as possible. An article from Data Center Knowledge points to things robots can do to increase efficiency in data centers.