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Xbox LIVE is the online service for your Xbox 360. Connect for free* and use Microsoft Points to rent and buy HD movies or download full Xbox 360 games. Keep games fresh with new map packs, new songs and workouts.
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Xbox LIVE account.
Codes can also be redeemed at xbox.com/live.
What is Xbox LIVE?
|Xbox LIVE is where your friends are playing Call of Duty, Halo, and other online multiplayer games1. With your voice you can quickly find things to watch and play. Even use your phone and tablet to add an extra layer of control for an enhanced experience with your console games. Plus, explore the web easily with Internet Explorer for Xbox on your biggest screen.||Xbox brings you great entertainment no matter where you are. Play games online with friends on your TV, tablet or phone. Even enjoy music, TV shows and movies on any of your devices2. And when you’re at home with Kinect, just say what you want to watch and Xbox finds it. Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.||With Kinect for Xbox 360, you are the controller. Enjoy HD movies, TV, music and sports and control it all with the sound of your voice. Or choose from tons of great Kinect games and experience the fun of getting your whole body in the action1. Games and entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.|
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|Xbox SmartGlass lets you use your phone or tablet as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced game and entertainment experience2. Control and interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports and games. Even start watching on your tablet and flick it to your TV to keep watching on the big-screen. With Xbox SmartGlass, your devices intelligently work together to show rich interactive activities and new content related to what you’re watching or playing on TV at the moment. The Xbox SmartGlass app will be available on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the innovative Xbox SmartGlass technology will be available on other major platforms in the My Xbox LIVE app.||Xbox is the new way to get great entertainment on Windows 8. Enjoy the latest movies, TV shows, and music on your PC or tablet. You also get access to great games for every style — from the latest hits to your favorite classics. Plus, you can use your tablet as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced experience with what you’re watching or playing2. Even start a show on your tablet and flick it to your TV. Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.||Explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox1. And with Kinect, use your voice to explore your favorite sites with ease on the biggest screen in the house. Even use your phone or tablet to type and control your experience. Discover the entertainment you love with Xbox.|
|Xbox Video||Xbox Music|
|Xbox Video brings you the latest HD movies and TV shows on your TV, tablet, PC or phone. Rent or buy new blockbuster movies and classic favorites, or stay up with last night’s episodes of your favorite TV shows3. And with Xbox Video you get instant on HD to start watching right away. Plus, the video you buy can be enjoyed wherever you want. Start watching on your Xbox 360, and pick-up where you left off on your tablet. Even download it and take it with you on your Windows Phone at no extra cost. Xbox makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are.||Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it. With millions of songs to discover, stream, download and own—it’s the all-in-one music service for your tablet, PC, TV and phone4. Select an artist, and SmartDJ instantly creates a playlist tailored to you. And with Xbox Music Pass, your favorite songs follow you wherever you go, across all your devices, including unlimited downloads. Because music is more amazing when it’s all brought together for you.|
1 Xbox LIVE Gold membership, fees and/or requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. Not all Xbox LIVE content is Kinect enabled. Games, add-ons and media content sold separately. Internet Explorer on Xbox coming Holiday 2012. See xbox.com/live.
2 Coming Holiday 2012. Compatible devices required. Broadband internet, additional fees and/or requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. Not all features and content on Xbox LIVE is Kinect voice and gesture enabled. Second screen control requires compatible devices enabled with Xbox SmartGlass and is only available with select Xbox LIVE content. See xbox.com/live.
3 Coming Holiday 2012. Broadband internet and compatible devices required. To watch on Windows Phone, sync content from compatible PC. See xbox.com/live.
4Coming Holiday 2012. Compatible devices and internet required; carrier fees apply. On TV, Xbox Music Pass allows for streaming only and requires an Xbox 360 console and Xbox LIVE Gold subscription (both sold separately). Limited hours of free streaming after 6 months; unlimited with paid subscription. Available Xbox Music features and content may vary over time. See xbox.com/music.
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Hundreds of posts reveal views on secrecy, religion, politics, and working in IT. “Society really seems to have developed an unquestioning obedience towards spooky types,” he says.
Under the name TheTrueHOOHA, Snowden appears to have posted to ArsTechnica, a tech, IT, and geek culture site, hundreds of times over the last ten years.
The last of his 753 posts, first discovered by Anthony DeRosa, was posted on May 21, 2012, in response to a question about creating a “Dead Man’s Switch,” a program that would automatically delete a computer's contents if its owner failed to log in periodically. Snowden replies, “You could write one. There are also plenty of orphaned Open Source ones out there you could pick up that need to be finished, if you want a head start.” This was the first time he had posted on the forum in six months.
Earlier, in a thread titled, “I'm a screwup,” he writes, “Join the army. Worked for me.” Two days later, in a discussion about emerging industries, he suggests “Counterterrorism” is an area that will expand within the next five years.
First off, the degree thing is crap, at least domestically. If you really have ten years of solid, provable IT experience (and given that you say you’re 25, I think it'd probably be best to underestimate), you CAN get a very well paying IT job. You just need to be either actively looking now or get the fuck out of California. I have no degree, nor even a high school diploma, but I'm making much more than what they're paying you even though I'm only claiming six years of experience. It's tough to “break in,” but once you land a “real” position, you're made.
It takes a lot of bullshit to get to that point, though. I was unemployed for a full year and then had to work in a non-IT field for six months before I was able to get back in IT and double my salary.
If you do want a degree, I agree that going overseas is a much better idea than attending some $ 150k domestic diploma mill.
Also, don't discount the Foreign Service. Someone already mentioned it, and it's an amazing deal if you can swing it. I'm not talking Foreign Service Officer, either, just standard IT specialist positions.
They pay for your (ridiculously nice) housing and since you'll be posted overseas, the first ~$ 80k you make will be tax-free.
Military is always an option as that door is not likely to close in the future. If you do decide to join, though, I would suggest considering using the opportunity to learn a new skill, as opposed to further specializing in IT. You only live once.
DISCLAIMER: I’m going to come off sounding as an asshole, but I'm not. It's just the nature of the business. To succeed in a hostile environment, you need to be both confident and aggressive.
You're going into IT. Nobody gives a shit what school you go to. Choose the cheaper school.
Listen to what they say about networking. This is absolutely vital. If somebody likes you, it doesn't even matter if you put your pants on before your underwear in the morning — you will get the job.
What you will need is IT work experience. You must get a job in IT while you're going to school. The sad reality is that an IT degree means DICK in terms of competency to an employer. You need demonstrated, specialized skills to be competitive. SO, you need work experience.
Get a part-time IT gig anywhere you can. Even if you don't want to work through college, that's fine. Get it. Here's the dirty little secret: you can scale back your hours until you're only working four hours a week if you need more school time. Take leaves of absence, but remain employed. It doesn't matter how many hours you work, because the only thing going on your resume is the number of YEARS you worked there. What DOES matter is that you are the absolute best of friends with your supervisor and when your new post-college employer calls them for a reference, they absolutely BLEED love for you.
As long as you're good at what you do, you'll never have a problem, and that work experience will make that degree worth far more than it is on its own.
People might argue, but they'd be wasting their breath. I speak from personal experience in the most disadvantaged position in the job market. I don't have a degree of ANY type. In fact, I don't even have a high school diploma.
That said, I have $ 0 in debt from student loans, I make $ 70k, I just had to turn down offers for $ 83k and $ 180k (they're going in a different directions than where I'm heading), and my co-workers have BSs, MSs, and ten to fifteen years of experience. Employers fight over me.
And I'm 22.
That's networking. Good luck.
Microsoft is confirming today that its upcoming Xbox One console will need to connect to the internet every 24 hours for games to work. “Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection,” says a statement from the software maker. Microsoft explains that Xbox One accounts can be used on other consoles to access digital libraries, but that an hourly internet check will be required in that particular case. Live TV, Blu-ray, and DVD movies will work without a connection check every 24 hours.
Publishers can set fees for game resales
On the subject of used games, Microsoft says “game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers,” and that the company “does not…
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“Designers have kind of been living in the Dark Ages,” says Kelly Sutton, the founder of LayerVault. In October of 2011, his company released a Mac application that brought real version control (think Git) to tools like Photoshop, giving graphic designers the same benefits that software designers have had for decades. A year and a half later, LayerVault is taking its next big step, enabling anyone to sign up for a free 1GB account without a credit card. If you work with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, or any of the other apps whose file types LayerVault supports, it’s probably a good idea to think about backing up your work to the cloud.
Yes, they know about your Tumblr. An interview with an anonymous admissions officer.
High school counselors, parents, and the press are constantly reminding college applicants to beware of what they post online. One misstep on Facebook could cost you the college of your dreams, they warn.
BuzzFeed spoke with one college admissions counselor at a small competitive liberal arts college in the Northeast — let’s call it “College X” — who says the fear of admissions officers stalking prospective students online is justified, but overblown. And that yes, she knows about your Tumblr.
In 2007, I was starting my professional career. Facebook became this thing, this new frontier, and people were asking, ‘How will this impact college admissions? What will people know about you?' There were trend pieces about how admissions counselors were constantly searching online and will print out your online profile and put it in your application folder.
I don't think it bore out to be true. It's a set of myths perpetuated by people congregating in online places like College Confidential and the New York Time's Choice blog.
I don't seek out people on social media in a proactive way. I just don't have enough time. We only have a window of a few months to do everything we need to do.
The thing with teenagers is that they say embarrassing shit about themselves all the time. They already overshare with me in the first place. There is enough silly stuff sent directly to us that we can make fun of without having to search through Facebook. For the most part, everything you need to make a decision is in their application or you can get from a conversation with their guidance counselor. You don't need to find more damning evidence. I imagine that even if I made concerted effort to seek it out, it would just confirm what I already know and high school Facebooks are incredibly boring.
Sometimes they put [their profile information] on their resume or send you a link to their Instagram or Youtube videos as part of supplemental material. If I am there, I will look to see what other things are uploaded. Sometimes there will be things that someone wouldn't put in college application — like them smoking a cigarette — but I'm not your mom. I don't care if you smoke. That has no bearing on how I think of you as an applicant.
If I want a little information about the person I might look a little more but you can't see anything anymore in Facebook. People are compulsive un-taggers and they have gotten smart about locking down Facebook. Most kids are smart about stuff like that.
Tumblr is where I inadvertently see pretty personal stuff from kids. It is something people aren't thinking about yet. A few months ago, I happened to be looking through my college tags on Tumblr, and I came across a post from an applicant saying, “I'm applying to [X college] and these other schools, and I don't really want to go to [X.]” That put damper on it. Then the post under that was about her using Ben Wa balls. Just because it isn't Facebook and you're not putting your name on it — I still [have ways to] know who it is.
I inadvertently see tweets that come up when someone is talking about my college on Twitter, too. Unless I'm seeing something about them doing harm to themselves or to someone else, or about someone's integrity in a serious way, I won't bring it up to my boss. Not if it is just kid stuff and bad judgment. I have never seen anything nefarious or troubling.
You hear from guidance counselors and parents to be aware. It is good advice generally but when we talk about Facebook, the conversation has shifted to what is appropriate for our own profiles. There is a lot of talk in the admission and college counseling world, saying 'Is it ok for me to use Facebook to talk to the kids? Should I have two separate accounts? Should I let students friend me?' Admission counselors do embarrassing things all the time, and talk shit about applicants or parents, and get in trouble for that. There have been recent situations where people were fired because of the content on their Facebook page. It goes both ways. Students know my name too. They look at my social media profile. They care who their admissions counselor is.
EA’s Online Pass program has been in the news a bit of late, but that’ll soon change. The voucher’s now set to be phased out completely — earlier this month the company shared that it won’t be including the certificates with new games, but now Game Informer reports that this will apply to existing titles as well. Soon, EA Sports games will no longer prompt users for a code, while numbers for other titles will be made available for free online. The rollout should wrap up over the next few weeks.
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Source: Game Informer
The future of higher education online is, at present, clear as mud. Do Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs — college-level classes offered online through a number of corporate providers — offer students better tools for study, increased opportunities at lower cost? Can they provide access to higher education to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it? Or do these canned classes portend the selling out of American education to Silicon Valley profiteers?
I took the best MOOCs I could find over the last several weeks in order to try to answer these questions, as well as the one perhaps too seldom asked: Are even the best of these classes any good, or not? Are the best ones now, or could they one day be, as rewarding,…
While taking a look around HTC China’s online store after the Desire 600 (aka Desire 606w in China) announcement, we also stumbled upon this Desire 608t that was first outed by TENAA in late April. With the exception of the One SV-like design and the TD-SCDMA radio for China Mobile, this model is otherwise identical to its 606w sibling, especially with the Sense 5-enhanced Android 4.1, BoomSound front stereo speakers, dual SIM and even the CN¥2,499 ($ 410) unsubsidized price tag. Other specs include: 4.5-inch 960 x 540 Super LCD 2, 1.2GHz quad-core chip by Qualcomm, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (with up to 64GB expansion via microSD), 8-megapixel imager (with f/2.0 aperture and 720p video capture), 1.6-megapixel front camera, 1,860mAh battery and NFC. Interestingly, the 608t is also listed with Zoe camera feature, yet the 606w isn’t, so hopefully it’s just a mistake for the latter.
Gallery: HTC Desire 608t press shots
Source: HTC eShop (Chinese)
Lenovo teased a potential sweet spot in its convertible laptop line when it revealed the IdeaPad Yoga 11S, blending the portability of the Yoga 11 with the raw performance of the Yoga 13. As of now, we can do more than just imagine how well that balance works: the Yoga 11S is at last available to order. Those who plunk down at least $ 800 can buy the bendy Windows 8 PC online from either Best Buy or Lenovo, although shoppers will want to think carefully before jumping in with both feet. While both outlets equip their Yogas with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive at that price, Best Buy lists a 1.5GHz Core i5 where Lenovo starts with a more modest 1.4GHz Core i3. No matter which outlet beckons, would-be owners will have to bide their time. Lenovo is quoting a four-week wait for new shipments, and Best Buy will only see the Yoga 11S grace its retail stores on June 23rd.
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Remember EA’s Online Pass program? If you’ve ever purchased one of the company’s games used, it probably rings a bell. The system was devised in 2010 as a way for the company to collect revenue from used game sales, requiring players of second-hand software to pay an additional fee to unlock multiplayer content. Now, EA says the program has run its course. “Many players didn’t respond to the format,” the company told GamesBeat. “None of our new EA titles will include that feature.” The industry still isn’t completely sure how to handle used game sales, but at least this unpopular program is at an end.
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