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21.
Networking Your Xbox
By Bill Loguidice, Christina Loguidice
May 3, 2012
In this chapter, you learn how to connect your console to the Internet, access Xbox LIVE, and make purchases through your console.
22.
Kinect's First Birthday and Its New Gifts of Fun Functionality
By Bryon J. Greene
Dec 27, 2011
Bryon Greene explain how awesome Kinect's functionality improvements are and how well they have been implemented across different games.
23.
Hack This: Milkymist VJ Console Hackerspace Project
By John Baichtal
Dec 7, 2011
After years of using ordinary PCs for interactive VJing, the team at Paris hackerspace /tmp/lab decided to build their own, creating Milkymist, a custom board that generates visualizations based on sensor input and musical rhythms.
24.
Kinect’s Evolution: Then versus Now
By Christina Loguidice
Nov 9, 2011
Discover how some of Kinect's limitations have been overcome, and how its continual evolution promises to bring gaming to new heights and spawn advancements in other areas.
25.
Xbox 360 Fall 2011 Dashboard Update Features and Expectations
By Bill Loguidice
Nov 9, 2011
Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is due for a major software update during the 2011 holiday season. Bill Loguidice discusses all the new features and shows how they will enhance the Xbox 360 experience for you.
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Voice-Controlled HuluPlus on Xbox
By Bryon J. Greene
Sep 14, 2011
Is voice control just a gimmick, or does it work? What can you control with your voice? Bryon J. Greene takes a voice-driven test drive with HuluPlus and walks you through the experience.
27.
Creating, Playing, and Sharing Playlists in Spotify
By Michael Miller
Aug 29, 2011
Michael Miller shows you how to create a personalized Spotify playlist, how to play the music on your playlist, and how to share your playlist with other music lovers, including your friends on Facebook.
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Introducing Spotify
By Michael Miller
Aug 23, 2011
Michael Miller tells you what Spotify offers, describes how it works, and compares it with other popular online music services.
29.
iPad Gaming: Mobile Games Grow Up
By Brandon Cackowski-Schnell
Aug 23, 2011
Brandon Cackowski-Schnell discusses the advantages and disadvantages of gaming on the iPad as well as some of the best gaming options on the device.
30.
Video Conference on Kinect?
By Bryon J. Greene
Aug 3, 2011
One little-known feature that is included with Xbox Live subscriptions is video conferencing. Bryon Greene shows you more about this feature: how it works and whether it is really useful for your situation.
31.
Kinect, Netflix, and Voice! Oh, My!
By Bryon J. Greene
Jun 30, 2011
With Netflix deciding to integrate both gesture support and voice command into its existing Xbox 360 app, Bryon Greene tells you what works well, what doesn’t, and whether your controller is going to start collecting dust.
32.
Cutting the Cable TV Cord
By James Stanley
Apr 29, 2011
Getting rid of cable has become a hot topic as of late. James Stanley walks you through the process, potential cost savings, and pitfalls of saying “no” to cable (or satellite) TV service based on actual experience doing so.
33.
Gaming on Facebook: Does Time = Money?
By Troy Goodfellow
Feb 4, 2011
So-called "social games" are the new frontier in video games, and Facebook is the dominant platform for these games. Troy Goodfellow discusses which Facebook games are a good investment of your time.
34.
Kinect: Fad or Future
By Jenn Cutter
Dec 21, 2010
This article provides detailed look at the Microsoft Kinect and what everyone should know about its strengths and limitations before they buy.
35.
Connecting Your TV to the Internet: InformIT's Guide to Set-Top Boxes
By Ryan Faas
Nov 29, 2010
Apple TV? Google TV? Roku? Ryan Faas examines the top options that should be on your list of possibilities for streaming audio and video to your home TV, pointing out the pros and cons of each system.
36.
2011 Social Media Directory: Entertainment
By Jeffery A. Riley
Sep 6, 2010
This chapter highlights the best of the social media resources for the entertainment industry from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the web at large.
37.
Going Online with Your Android-Enabled Phone
By Bill Zimmerly, Prasanna Amirthalingam, Jerri Ledford
Sep 21, 2009
This chapter shows how to get on the internet with your Android-enabled phone and configure the web browser to work the way you want it to.
38.
Virtually Bored? Entertainment Options in Second Life
By Sean Percival
Feb 29, 2008
Get ready to have some fun as we explore some of the best virtual entertainment available.
39.
Gaming with Windows Vista: Playing Games Through the Games Explorer
By Mark Edward Soper
Jan 4, 2008
Mark Edward Soper describes Windows Vista's "home base" for games, Games Explorer.
40.
Playing YouTube Videos on Your iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV
By Michael Miller
Oct 5, 2007
Michael Miller explains how to watch YouTube videos on your iPod or iPhone.

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