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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,307 views]
Week in Review (June 16-22)

Miss an article or two this week? That would be a shame, but don’t worry as there’s a convenient problem to that solution — in this handy article, you’ll find links to all the posts from the past week.
And there were, indeed, a lot of articles from the past week. Why, we covered everything from a handy tip for people who switch from their iPhones to something else and find they can’t receive texts to a few details about an accomplished guitar teacher in Benton. It was, as usual, a …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[20 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 7,003 views]
Microsoft caving to public pressure on Xbox One?

Editor’s Note: If you find the following post pointless, blame the 16-year-old son of First Arkansas News Owner/Editor Ethan C. Nobles. All will be explained. Promise.
For the past couple of weeks, the folks at Sony have had a lot of fun ridiculing the Xbox One following Microsoft’s announcement that its upcoming console would have to call home every 24 hours to keep working and that game rentals and resells would be a thing of the past.
By the way, the official nickname for the Xbox One will be the “Xbone” if …

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[8 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,829 views]
Innovation key to economic recovery?

It’s no secret that the economy may be recovering but people are wondering where the jobs are. According to the Arkansas Department of Workforce services, the unemployment rate here in the Natural State was 7.1 percent in April — an improvement over 7.3 percent in the same month a year ago.
Here’s something to keep in mind, however — the Department of Workforce Service reported there were 1.236 million Arkansans working in April, down from 1.263 million jobs reported a year ago. How did unemployment decline even though fewer people were …

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[26 May 2013 | No Comment | 3,593 views]
Week in Review (May 16-25)

We haven’t posted a Week in Review here at First Arkansas News for some time, but it’s time we did. Why? There’s a lot going on during the week these days and we’d hate for anyone to miss something important. So, click the links below to find a story or two that you might have missed. Check back every Sunday for a summation of the prior week’s stories so you can stay informed (or, at least, get a handle on what exactly we’re doing around here).
* Creating Obstacles — Pastor …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[24 May 2013 | 24 Comments | 6,288 views]
For now, the Xbox One looks … weird

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about the somewhat limited unveiling of the Xbox One. Yes, Microsoft is coming out with a new game console sometime this year and managed to leave a lot of questions unanswered about what, exactly, this new critter will be.
Our millions (thousands? hundreds? tens?) of fans will no doubt remember when we selected The Video Game Critic as our Awesome Site of the Week. There was a good reason for that –heading over there is where anyone with questions about video games past …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[22 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,287 views]
Xbox One unveiled — sort of

Microsoft, on Tuesday, mentioned a thing or two about its new console but left a lot of unanswered questions.
Here’s what is known about the new console. It is to be released this year and it is designed to integrate all of our television-related entertainment into one box. That aim gave rise to the name for the console — the Xbox One. We also know the thing is considerably larger than the current Xbox 360, comes bundled with an improved Kinect Sensor and it comes with some impressive specs — an …

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[18 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,169 views]
A simple cure for the Windows 8 blues

Whether you love or hate Microsoft Windows 8, it’s hard to deny that it’s a radical departure from what we’ve come to expect from the most popular desktop operating system on the planet.
Oh, and there’s been a lot of criticism — click here to read some of the harsher comments made by industry insiders about Windows 8 and Microsoft’s response to them just a few days ago. Microsoft has called a lot of criticism extreme and the company may have a point, but a lot of complaints seem to boil …

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[16 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,635 views]
Microsoft to reveal future of Xbox on May 21

Get ready, game fans — the Xbox 720 (or whatever Microsoft decides to call it) will be revealed on May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT (that’s high noon here in Arkansas). The event will be broadcast on Spike TV, Xbox Live and Xbox.com, according to an email Microsoft sent around today and a special page set up to get everyone all hot and bothered about the announcement. If you want to follow all the fun on Twitter via the easy-to-remember #XboxReveal hashtag (have a look — the comments over there …

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[14 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 7,192 views]
The Pogoplug – decent media server for less than $25

A couple of years ago, I got an idea –wouldn’t it be dandy to convert my DVD collection to digital files, stick them on a couple of big hard drives and then stream them to my Xbox 360 in the living room and LG Smart TV Adapter in the bedroom? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to stream content to my iPhone and Android tablet, too, and how great would it be to be able to access files on the Internet from any Internet browser?
I was able to achieve …

Arts & Entertainment, Awesome Site of the Week, Retrogaming, Technology »

[9 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,375 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: ‘The Video Game Critic’

It’s recently come to my attention that some people in the world don’t stay glued to First Arkansas News. Indeed, it would seem the Internet is about a whole lot more than just this site. While that is a blow (heck, an outright kick) to the old ego, we’re more than willing to roll with the punches over here.
To that end, it’s time to start a new series — Awesome Site of the Week. Consider this series to be a guide — something you can rely on to tell you …