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If you've wanted the NSA and anti-spying campaigners to sit down and hash things out, you're about to get your wish... well, sort of. MSNBC is holding a surveillance-themed debate between former NSA head Gen. Keith Alexander and ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero on June 30th. When the two sid...

June 29th 2014 at 1:59pm 0 Comments
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One of the unsung heroes of MMOs is the economist -- the guy or gal in charge of making sure that supply and demand doesn't get all wonky. Whether you think about in-game economy or not, its function impacts everyone. For ArenaNet, the man in charge of keeping Guild Wars 2's money ship float is J...

August 23rd 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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While NBC News is no longer rocking the MS tag on its name, it's still tight with the Redmond crew and just launched a new app on the Xbox 360. Its well hidden section on the Inside Xbox channel got a refresh just last year, but the new app should bring even more clips of breaking news, features a...

August 21st 2012 at 9:17pm 0 Comments
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Breaking up is hard to do, and it took Microsoft and NBC a few more days to hammer out all the details and make it official. NBC is buying the software maker's half of the MSNBC website for a reporter $300 million, which will be renamed NBC News -- a change which has already taken place if you try...

July 16th 2012 at 6:15am 0 Comments
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In the world of photography, there's one person who stands out for her classic portraits of such notables as John Lennon, Bill Gates, Sting and Queen Elizabeth II -- Annie Leibovitz. In a televised interview with MSNBC anchor Brian Williams, Leibovitz expounded on the use of the iPhone as the "...

November 16th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Ladies (or gentlemen), is your man a gamer? If so, you may finally have a worthwhile retort for the next time he scoffs and rolls his eyes at that $10 non-combat pet you just had to have. A recent study by MocoSpace surveyed 1,500 "mobile social gamers" about their spending practices within soc...

May 27th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The wait is finally almost over and tonight at 7:30PM Eastern the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics will kick off 14 days of Winter fun. There's a total of 835 hours of HD coverage spread across NBC Universal's various channels. With so many hours of HD coverage it really shows how far we...

February 12th 2010 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has revealed new details about its Fall 2009 Xbox 360 Dashboard Update -- yes, the same update set to bring Twitter, Last.fm and Facebook support. New to the list of update features is a dedicated Xbox Live storefront for music games DLC and a specific area of Inside Xbox called "News and...

October 19th 2009 at 11:40am 0 Comments