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LEGO Has Gone Interactive
By Jason Rich
Apr 25, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at how LEGO toys have gone from traditional and extremely popular plastic building bricks originally created in 1932 to interactive play experiences, thanks to a handful of iPhone and iPad apps, online games, and other high-tech products.
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Configuring Xbox One to Control Your Home Theatre
By Brien Posey
Mar 28, 2014
Although Xbox One is first and foremost a gaming platform, Microsoft designed it to act as an all-in-one entertainment console. You can even watch television through your Xbox One. Of course, doing so means routing your cable or satellite receiver through the Xbox One console and configuring Xbox One to recognize your home theatre hardware. Brien Posey shows you how.
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Five Must-Have Apps for Xbox One
By Brien Posey
Mar 27, 2014
Even though Xbox One is first and foremost a gaming platform, Microsoft intended for it to provide entertainment in a variety of ways - they designed the console so that it can run apps in a manner similar to that of Windows 8. This article discusses five apps that you can use to help get the most out of your Xbox One.
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How Xbox One May Change Next Year
By Brien Posey
Mar 26, 2014
Although Xbox One has been on the market for only a few months, there are signs that some major changes might be in store for the console. This article describes what changes Xbox One customers might realistically expect and why.
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Twitch 101: An Introduction to the Twitch Gameplay Streaming Platform
By Sean Ong
Mar 26, 2014
In this video, Sean Ong gives an introduction to the Twitch gameplay streaming platform. This video is a must-watch for individuals who are interested in finding out more about Twitch and where to get started with the platform.
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Making Xbox One Web Browsing More Practical
By Brien Posey
Mar 25, 2014
Although you can browse the Internet from your Xbox One console, doing so might not always be a great experience. The screen resolution can make Web pages difficult to read, and entering URLs or filling out web forms from an Xbox Controller can be a tedious process. This article shows you how to vastly improve the experience of browsing the web through your Xbox One.
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Posting Xbox One Game Play to YouTube
By Brien Posey
Mar 24, 2014
Although the process for doing so is anything but intuitive, it is relatively easy to share your Xbox One gaming videos with the world when you know how.
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Microsoft Xbox One and Surface Tips and Tricks
By Sean Ong
Mar 3, 2014
In this video, Sean Ong demonstrates his favorite Xbox One features, including interaction with the Microsoft Surface tablet.
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Xbox Search with Bing and Voice
By Brien Posey
Feb 28, 2014
Xbox One uses Bing search in a variety of ways. Gamers can use vocal searches to look for games, music, or movies, or they can use browser-based searches to find more general information. This article discusses how to perform both search types, as well as when it is appropriate to perform each type of search.
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What’s New with Xbox Kinect?
By Brien Posey
Feb 27, 2014
Although the original version of Microsoft’s Kinect worked really well, the new version that is included with Xbox One is even better. This article explains the basics of using the new Kinect device.
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A First Look at Twitch for Xbox One
By Brien Posey
Feb 26, 2014
One of the most wildly popular apps for Xbox One is Twitch, a video-streaming app that allows you to watch others as they play various games. Learn how to acquire, deploy, and use Twitch on the Xbox One.
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Taking Advantage of Smart Glass with Xbox One
By Brien Posey
Feb 25, 2014
Smart Glass is an app that allows smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices to act as an Xbox One companion. In doing so, the device acts as a second screen for Xbox. This article explains how Smart Glass can be used with the Xbox One.
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Making Sense of the New Xbox User Interface
By Brien Posey
Feb 24, 2014
The Xbox One interface is somewhat similar to that of Xbox 360, Windows Phone 8, and Windows 8. Although certain desktop elements will likely be familiar to those who have used other Microsoft devices, the interface can still take a bit of getting used to. This article introduces some of Xbox One’s less intuitive features.
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Registering and Downloading Minecraft: The Ultimate Player's Video Guide to Minecraft
By Stephen O'Brien
Jan 31, 2014
Make your own reality with Minecraft, the game of adventure, survival, and imagination that everyone is talking about! This video will help you get started by showing you how to download and register Minecraft, quickly and easily.
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Skyscraper Panic! Creating a Game in an Hour with Kodu Game Lab
By James Floyd Kelly
Dec 4, 2013
New to programming but want to create your own games? James Kelly shows how you can build your own simple game in about an hour with a PC and Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab.
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Gathering Resources and Getting Around in Minecraft
By Stephen O'Brien
Nov 12, 2013
This chapter helps you familiarize yourself with your tools and surroundings in Minecraft so you can gather materials, build shelter, and understand your inventory.
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Using Windows 8’s Xbox Music
By Michael Miller
Jul 23, 2013
Xbox Music is the new music app in Windows 8; it’s also accessible from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console and Windows 7/8 phones. In this article, author Michael Miller shows you how to use Xbox Music to manage your own music collection and to listen to and purchase new music online.
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Exploring the Game Hub for the Galaxy Tab 2
By Eric Butow
Feb 14, 2013
The Game Hub app is the place to find games for your Galaxy Tab 2 that you can install and play by yourself or against other game players through your Wi-Fi connection. Eric Butow shows how the app displays a list of installed games you can play by tapping on the game tile.
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Shopping in the PlayStation Store
By Bill Loguidice, Christina T. Loguidice
Dec 24, 2012
In this chapter, you learn about accessing, downloading, and managing content-including games, apps, and videos-from the PlayStation Store.
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Streaming vs. Downloading: What’s the Best Way to Get New Digital Music
By Michael Miller
Sep 28, 2012
Michael Miller, author of The Ultimate Digital Music Guide, examines the pros and cons of both streaming and downloading music, and offers suggestions on which approach is best for you.

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