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In case you somehow missed the hoopla, Microsoft‘s next-generation Xbox One gaming console was officially unveiled today, and it turns out that Kinect will be a big part of the system – so big, in fact, that it is a required piece of hardware. Today Kyocera revealed two new smartphones will be coming to the US market soon, and just like their recent devices will be able to handle the elements quite well. There’s are a variety of alternative sources of energy out there that break away from the traditional, environment-dampening methods used, some of them better tailored to certain locations than others. When you hear the name Coolpad it might not ring a bell but the company has big plans for their phones in the US, and are here in Las Vegas for CTIA showing off their latest Android 4. Late yesterday, Facebook was hit by a lawsuit from Eight Mile Style, the publisher that controls rapper Eminem’s music, including licensing rights, and, if necessary, legal action when someone infringes on those rights. Pandora, which is about to face a big competitor when Apple irons out its remaining snags with iRadio, has just announced a new feature – Pandora Premieres. The Pebble is arguably the most popular smartwatch to come out of Kickstarter, but it certainly isn’t the last, and now it has a competitor. Intel has awarded its $75,000 scholarship at its international science and engineering fair late last week, giving the funds to 19-year-old high schooler Ionut Budisteanu of Romania. There’s a category of technology that is still more or less in the fringe – the kind designed to improve one’s own physiology, exceeding typical limitations via devices that enhance our biology. As Google Glass continues to be a unique sort of hardware / software platform in the industry, so too do the creators of the wearable computer stay hot commodities for question and answer sessions.