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As the Xbox One was revealed by Microsoft this week, so too did Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries take the stage to discuss one of the platform’s mainstays: Halo. It seems Microsoft is aware that live sports can be hard to come by when you don’t have paid cable, and they’re looking to change that a bit by partnering up with the NFL in order to bring a better experience to Xbox One owners. The new Xbox One has been long-anticipated, but Microsoft knows what gamers really want to know today: and it’s not giving it to them. Microsoft has revealed what’s shaping up to be perhaps the most unusual game for the Xbox One, a blend of TV and gaming called Quantum Break. Touchscreen laptops appear to be rising in popularity as the newest data from market research firm DisplayBank says that touchscreen notebook shipments have jumped 51. This week Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox is set to be revealed – at least in part – and the Xbox 360 will at last have a replacement. Twitter announced today that they have been granted a patent for the popular pull-to-refresh gesture that you see in many mobile apps. This week the folks behind the web browser Opera have pushed their Android-based mobile edition past Beta into its first full-fledged release. You may have seen and heard about the Liberator, a fully 3D-printed gun that earned the “world’s first” moniker and was created by law student. Back in March, we heard rumors that Amazon was working on building a private cloud service for government agencies (specifically the CIA in that case), and it turns out that’s now getting the green light — sort of.