Twitch Is Trying To Solve Its Music Problem

Twitch kicked up a huge storm last August when it started muting users' archived footage that used copyrighted music—a sudden and unpleasant change that lead many to accuse the service of taking the worst possible cues from YouTube. Today, the company offered a concrete idea for a new way forward: a music library. » 1/15/15 2:30pm 1/15/15 2:30pm

The Best Perks of Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus You May Not Know

Whether you have an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4, if you want to play online with friends, you'll need to cough up money for Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. You may even pick it up just for free games every month. Still, there are some other perks to that membership you may not know about. Let's look at them. » 12/29/14 5:00pm 12/29/14 5:00pm

Microsoft "Arcadia" Could Stream All Kinds of Games and Apps to Windows

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella loves cloud computing, and a new, rumored Microsoft service could be putting all that computing power to better use than ever. A project codenamed "Arcadia" (yes, another Halo reference) could soon stream games and apps to Windows devices, phones and tablets and computers alike. » 12/16/14 5:29pm 12/16/14 5:29pm

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… » 10/04/14 11:00am 10/04/14 11:00am

Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button. » 8/23/14 4:41pm 8/23/14 4:41pm