ITworld Offbeat http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/45/all en Playstation 4 leads Xbox One in sales, is catching up in sharing features http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415136/sony-chases-playstation-4-sharing-parity-xbox-one Also Spiderman may be avoiding the Xbox One, and Playstation Now is coming to Bravia TVs<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415136/sony-chases-playstation-4-sharing-parity-xbox-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415136/sony-chases-playstation-4-sharing-parity-xbox-one#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 415136 at http://www.itworld.com When it comes to Heartbleed, you can’t be too careful [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/security/415085/when-it-comes-heartbleed-you-can-t-be-too-careful-cartoon Sure, you’ve changed a bunch of passwords, but are you doing all you can to protect yourself?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415085/when-it-comes-heartbleed-you-can-t-be-too-careful-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415085/when-it-comes-heartbleed-you-can-t-be-too-careful-cartoon#comments Cloud Computing Data Protection Internet Offbeat Security Software News bed Business cartoon cloud comic computers couple cyberculture disguise heartbleed humor Internet jokes locks Mobile news passwords security social media starbucks technology web Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:20:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 415085 at http://www.itworld.com Twitch not content being the idiot box of gaming, expands to sales and funding http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415007/twitchtv-not-content-being-idiot-box-gaming-expands-sales-and-funding Streaming your games for others to watch on Twitch is a big fad these days, but it looks like the company is taking the first tentative steps towards branching into other areas. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415007/twitchtv-not-content-being-idiot-box-gaming-expands-sales-and-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415007/twitchtv-not-content-being-idiot-box-gaming-expands-sales-and-funding#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 415007 at http://www.itworld.com Sesame Go offers a cable-free subscription; why can't HBO Go? http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413702/sesame-go-offers-cable-free-subscription-why-cant-hbo-go Game of Thrones is here but you need a cable sub to access it legitimately. But if your kids are Seasme Street fans, that you can get for a flat monthly fee without involving a cable company.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413702/sesame-go-offers-cable-free-subscription-why-cant-hbo-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413702/sesame-go-offers-cable-free-subscription-why-cant-hbo-go#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:32:00 +0000 pasmith 413702 at http://www.itworld.com Xbox One now lets you share video directly to YouTube http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413486/xbox-one-now-lets-you-share-video-directly-youtube Also word on original TV shows for the Xbox platform, and if you&#039;re ready to buy, Target has a deal for you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413486/xbox-one-now-lets-you-share-video-directly-youtube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/413486/xbox-one-now-lets-you-share-video-directly-youtube#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 413486 at http://www.itworld.com Xbox Smartglass aims to replace your DVR remote http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412530/xbox-smartglass-aims-replace-your-dvr-remote When it comes to watching TV, one of the Xbox One&#039;s biggest flaws is it&#039;s inability to access content on your DVR. A new version of Smartglass aims to address that, at least to some extent.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412530/xbox-smartglass-aims-replace-your-dvr-remote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412530/xbox-smartglass-aims-replace-your-dvr-remote#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 412530 at http://www.itworld.com Phil Spencer being Head of Xbox is good news for gamers http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412342/phil-spencer-being-head-xbox-good-news-gamers Since last summer there&#039;s been a lot of churn in the Xbox Division at Microsoft. Hopefully that&#039;s behind them and the company can focus on bringing great games to the Xbox One.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412342/phil-spencer-being-head-xbox-good-news-gamers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/412342/phil-spencer-being-head-xbox-good-news-gamers#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:23:00 +0000 pasmith 412342 at http://www.itworld.com Facebook has scary plans for the Oculus Rift [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/411847/facebook-has-scary-plans-oculus-rift-cartoon The social media giant buys virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR and the possibilities are endless - and frightening<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/411847/facebook-has-scary-plans-oculus-rift-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/411847/facebook-has-scary-plans-oculus-rift-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Development Hardware Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech Software News 3D Android Android Wear bar Business cartoon cloud comic computers cyberculture dating developers Facebook gaming Google humor Internet jokes Mark Zuckerberg Mobile news Oculus Oculus Rift Oculus VR pick up lines privacy privacy policy programmers security smart devices smart watches social media technology virtual reality VR wearables web Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 411847 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft readies Xbox One Reputation system to segregate the trolls http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411715/microsoft-readies-xbox-one-reputation-system-segregate-trolls Xbox Live is infamous for being a toxic environment thanks to a small percentage of gamers who don&#039;t know how to behave. Microsoft thinks it has a way to fix the system.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411715/microsoft-readies-xbox-one-reputation-system-segregate-trolls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411715/microsoft-readies-xbox-one-reputation-system-segregate-trolls#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 pasmith 411715 at http://www.itworld.com Man refers software engineer, man gets free puppy http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411664/man-refers-software-engineer-man-gets-free-puppy One company’s unusual developer referral bonus program pays off for both sides<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411664/man-refers-software-engineer-man-gets-free-puppy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/411664/man-refers-software-engineer-man-gets-free-puppy#comments Business Career Cloud Computing Development Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Software News Brendan Ribera Business cloud coder computers cyberculture developer dogs engineer English Springer Spaniel hiring Internet pets programmer programming referral bonus rover Rover.com software Soctt Porad software developer software engineer technology Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 411664 at http://www.itworld.com Nvidia Shield gets temporary price cut, new features coming April 2nd http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411549/nvidia-shield-gets-temporary-price-cut-new-features-coming-april-2nd Also announced: Pascal family of GPUs and a $3000 graphics card. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411549/nvidia-shield-gets-temporary-price-cut-new-features-coming-april-2nd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411549/nvidia-shield-gets-temporary-price-cut-new-features-coming-april-2nd#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 pasmith 411549 at http://www.itworld.com This robot dancer will haunt your dreams http://www.itworld.com/internet/411447/robot-dancer-will-haunt-your-dreams At least this robot doesn&#039;t want to hurt you (I think).<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/411447/robot-dancer-will-haunt-your-dreams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/411447/robot-dancer-will-haunt-your-dreams#comments Internet Offbeat Video robotics robots Terminator videos viral videos YouTube Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:24:22 +0000 keithshaw 411447 at http://www.itworld.com Ouya dropping requirement that games have a free-to-play component http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411350/ouya-dropping-requirement-games-have-free-play-component One of the Ouya micro-consoles&#039;s selling points has been that you can sample every game for free. That requirement is going away soon. Good news for developers, perhaps not as good for customers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411350/ouya-dropping-requirement-games-have-free-play-component" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/411350/ouya-dropping-requirement-games-have-free-play-component#comments Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 pasmith 411350 at http://www.itworld.com Virtual Reality is hot at Game Developers Conference http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/410778/virtual-reality-hot-game-developers-conference We already talked about Sony&#039;s Project Morpheus yesterday, but there&#039;s more VR news coming out of GDC this week.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/410778/virtual-reality-hot-game-developers-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/410778/virtual-reality-hot-game-developers-conference#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 pasmith 410778 at http://www.itworld.com Android Wear is about to make things creepier [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/410774/android-wear-about-make-things-creepier-cartoon Google wants to put Android-powered devices all over your body. What could go wrong?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/410774/android-wear-about-make-things-creepier-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/410774/android-wear-about-make-things-creepier-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Development Hardware Internet Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Operating Systems Personal Tech Software News Android Android Wear bar Business cartoon cloud comic computers cyberculture dating developers Google humor Internet jokes Mobile news pick up lines programmers security smart devices smart watches social media technology wearables web Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 410774 at http://www.itworld.com