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Microsoft acquires R2 Studios, specialist in SmartGlass-like home automation

Microsoft has beat both Apple and Google in acquiring a startup named R2 Studios, which primarily works in home automation and entertainment. R2 holds a number of patents that have to do with using various mobile devices to control home entertainment software and hardware, and Microsoft is...

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NBA Game Time, ESPN apps team up with Xbox SmartGlass

SmartGlass functionality, get off the bench and get into the game! Both the NBA Game Time and ESPN apps on Xbox Live have added SmartGlass functionality to their playbooks for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Sports metaphors. With SmartGlass, you can make selections and navigate options within each...

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Xbox SmartGlass app now optimized for iPhone 5

The Xbox SmartGlass app was updated for iOS today. iPhone 5 users can finally interact with their Xbox 360 without suffering the pains of a squished interface on their iDoodad. Bugs have also been addressed in version 2.1 – we'd tell you which bugs were squashed but none are listed in the...

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ESPN on Xbox Live updated with all live ESPN content

Previously Xbox Live was a good place to see some of ESPN's more fringe live content, like log racing, plastic cup stacking and the occasional tennis match. Today all live ESPN content is streaming through your Xbox 360, including Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Baseball and more top draws from...

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Xbox SmartGlass for iOS out now

Xbox SmartGlass is now available to the iOS crowd, following an October debut on Windows tablets and Android devices. The free app is compatible with devices running iOS 5.0 and higher – sorry, no native iPhone 5 support just yet, so you'll have to make do with the smaller formatting on your...

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Forza Horizon 'SmartGlass Experience' app now available on Windows 8

If you've ever been playing Forza Horizon and thought "Man, I wish I could look at a tablet to see the map instead of having to hit the pause button like some kind of cave man," Microsoft has solution for your oddly specific wish. Available now on Windows 8 and other platforms "soon," the Forza...

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Xbox SmartGlass app now on Android

That was a long half-day of Surface exclusivity. Xbox SmartGlass, the app that connects your mobile device to your Xbox, is now on Android. So you can use your Android phone or tablet to make people dance for your amusement, track achievements, do avatar stuff, and eventually interact with other...

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Xbox SmartGlass launches for Windows 8 tablets October 26

Microsoft confirmed today SmartGlass will launch alongside Windows 8 tablets on October 26, with Dance Central 3 and Forza Horizon among the first games to support it. The Xbox 360 app, which turns devices into secondary screens for the console, will be available for Windows 8 phones at launch on...

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Dance Central 3's SmartGlass app, full track list detailed

Dance Central 3 will be the first Xbox 360 game to support SmartGlass functionality, using Microsoft's tablet and smartphone connectivity to allow people to queue up new tracks for themselves or their friends. The "Party Time DJ" app allows someone using an iOS, Android, or Windows Phone 8 device...

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Windows 8 to be launched on October 26

Microsoft's Windows 7 successor will be available to both new and upgrading customers on October 26, Microsoft has announced. Windows 8, in addition to doing all that productivity stuff people buy operating systems for (yawn), is also replete with a suite of new features that make life more...

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