In a blog post, Xbox chief Don Mattrick says Microsoft heard the outcry from gamers and changed its much-derided always-on DRM and used games policies.
Policy switch makes user forums explode
Microsoft: 'No plans' to change Xbox price
The dirty dozen: 12 tech mulligans (photos)
June 19, 2013 1:52 PM PDT
Google's super-fast Internet service launched a year ago in Kansas City. CNET's Marguerite Reardon takes a look at the impact it's had on the local startup scene.
Pictures: Inside KC's Startup Village
June 19, 2013 8:41 AM PDT
The social network has begun the global rollout of a new feature for attaching photos in comment threads.
June 19, 2013 11:38 AM PDT
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Microsoft flirted with buying Nokia, WSJ says
The two companies had advanced discussions about a deal, but the talks have faltered, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Stratasys acquires MakerBot in $403 million deal
The acquisition gives Stratasys a leading consumer 3D printing platform, and gives MakerBot the deep pockets it needs to grow and compete.
Boeing shows 787 Dreamliner off in Paris
pictures After a battery-related setback, Boeing is back in business with its energy-efficient aircraft. The company put the 787 through its paces at the Paris Air Show.
Boeing shows off its Dreamliner in Paris, touts 787-10 deals
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ESPN, HBO come to Apple TV
Users of Apple's set-top box who want to watch a game of baseball followed by a "Game of Thrones" are in luck. HBO and ESPN apps are now available, but you need a pay-TV subscription for most content.
PS4's lead architect disses Xbox One on Fallon show
Popping up on the late-night talk show, video-game industry vet Mike Cerny plays up the fact that the PS4 won't require an Internet connection and that Sony won't impose restrictions on trading or selling used games.
Sony gives brief look at PS4 experience