After months of speculation and rumors, Microsoft detailed its next generation console — the Xbox One — to a packed room in Redmond, Wash., Tuesday.
The Xbox One, described by Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft, was designed and built "as an all-in-one system to align games, TV and entertainment."
Its predecessor, the Xbox 360 was released almost eight years ago, on Nov. 22, 2005. It was a blockbuster for Microsoft, selling more than 70 million units in the past seven years, and it's gone through several iterations since its release.Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox, Entertainment, and New Xbox
Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who catapulted into stardom in 2007 with her hit "Love Song," just launched an eight-part YouTube series that will take fans behind the scenes as she makes a new album in a new home — New York City
Mashable is exclusively premiering the first episode in the above video in which she candidly reveals her struggles creating new music. The series will help promote The Blessed Unrest, an album that is available to pre-order now before its July 16 release. The music will explore self-rebirth and the emotions of her move to NYC
Bareilles recently had fans unveil the new album's cover art in a social media-infused challenge. She hid the artwork in Seattle and posted clues as to where to find it on Twitter and Instagram. Fans who found it were urged to share the cover art across social platforms, and Bareilles reshared their post Read more...More about Music, Entertainment, Video, and Sara Bareilles
RunKeeper dramatically affects the way many people around the world stay healthy, and has plans to do a whole lot more. Available for iOS and Android, the mobile app lets you track your workouts, and then share your fitness achievements everywhere from Facebook to your employer's healthcare plan.
The highly successful app currently has more than 19 million users around the world, two-thirds of which are outside in the United States.
The idea for the app came while founder and CEO Jason Jacobs was training for his first marathon in 2007 using Nike+, a system that at the time required users to own not only a smartphone, but also a special pair of shoes with a pedometer embedded inside. Read more...More about App, Runkeeper, Tech Innovators Series, and Tech Innovators
A judge in New York City ruled that renting an entire apartment using Airbnb in the city is, indeed, illegal.
The ruling, mailed last week, determined that a man who rented out his apartment using the booking service violated a 2011 law against illegal hotels that prevents landlords from renting property for less than a 30-day period.
The New York City hotel law already prevents renting out apartments on Airbnb for less than a month, and the ruling only confirms that. But this particular case may not affect all Airbnb hosts in New York City, as the city only enforces the law in the case of a complaint. Read more...More about Nyc, New York, Airbnb, Startups, and Us World