Fly Or Die: Microsoft Xbox One


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Microsoft’s Xbox One is off to a great start, launching with cable TV control, bumped up graphics, and an all-new Kinect.

But is upgrading worth it?

Our own Greg Kumparak has said in his review that it’s a tough upgrade from the Xbox 360, after customers have grown accustomed to taking such huge technological leaps during earlier generational transitions. And John Biggs isn’t thrilled with the early titles available at launch.

Still, it’s hard not to be excited about the live TV control, and the speed with which you can switch between gameplay and television. If only the voice-control feature were a bit more reliable.

In the end, we recommend waiting a year or so for the $499 price to come down a bit, but eventually most gamers will want to make the transition.

Plenty already have.

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Fly Or Die: Microsoft Xbox One


TechCrunch

[tc_5min code=”518068313″]

Microsoft’s Xbox One is off to a great start, launching with cable TV control, bumped up graphics, and an all-new Kinect.

But is upgrading worth it?

Our own Greg Kumparak has said in his review that it’s a tough upgrade from the Xbox 360, after customers have grown accustomed to taking such huge technological leaps during earlier generational transitions. And John Biggs isn’t thrilled with the early titles available at launch.

Still, it’s hard not to be excited about the live TV control, and the speed with which you can switch between gameplay and television. If only the voice-control feature were a bit more reliable.

In the end, we recommend waiting a year or so for the $499 price to come down a bit, but eventually most gamers will want to make the transition.

Plenty already have.

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Ensemble Morkos – فرقة مرقص يا مليح اللمى و حلو التثني


فرقة مرقص أسسها كمال مرقص، وهو موسيقي تدرب على الموسيقى العربية الكلاسيكية، ، تعتمد الفرقة بالأساس على الارتجال، حيث يؤكد مؤسسها على أن الفرقة عبارة عن صوت رئيسي مع مجموعة من الآلات القليلة الأخرى، لذا يجب أن يمتلك المغني بالفرقة زخيرة هائلة تمكنه من الارتجال الذي لا يأتيه دون إلهام من التفاعل بينه وبينه الموسيقين في الفرقة وبين الحاضرين أثناء العزف، تعتمد الفرقة بالأساس على الموشحات التي غالبا ما تكون بالعربية الفصحى أو بلهجة رئيسة من لهجاتها.
.يخربنا مؤسس الفرقة أن واحد من أهدافها، هو أداء الموشح كما جرت العادة منذ القدم، حيث أن موسيقاه قديما هي الأكثر جاذبية.

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Elephanti Raises $4.5M To Help Shoppers Find Products In Nearby Stores


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Elephanti, a startup that’s supposed to make it easier for physical stores to connect with shoppers online, is announcing that it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding from LMJ Holdings.

The basic selling point for consumers, according to founder and CEO Lalin Michael Jinasena, is avoiding situations where you end up wandering from store to store, asking, “Do you sell Item X?” Instead, you can just visit the website or open the app, then search for a specific item, bringing up a list of stores that carry it. Or you can look up a retailer and browse a catalog of in-store items.

The concept isn’t too different from Milo, the local shopping startup that was acquired by eBay back in 2010, but Elephanti has a number of additional features that make it more than just a product search engine.

For one thing, after shoppers identify their interests…

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Report: Knicks plan is to have Rondo force trade to play with them


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The Knicks need to rebuild.

You can throw blame at Mike Woodson all you want, and he deserves some, but the Knicks roster construction is flawed. They went heavy with an older roster last season and drained a lot of three balls on their way to 54-wins and the second round of the playoffs, but it was fragile and not sustainable. This season an injury to Tyson Chandler knocked a struggling team for a loop. Then on Christmas Day we saw how bad they look without Carmelo Anthony.

Knicks management may not have seen those flaws back in September but they see them now. And they have a plan, reports Brian Windhorst at ESPN.

Goal one of the plan we already knew — get Carmelo Anthony to re-sign with them this summer (which is by far the most likely outcome of his free agency).

But Windhorst says goal two…

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