Smaller living spaces may now function well with Kinect
Back in August we reported that Microsoft had done an early unboxing video to showcase its latest Xbox One console. Now that we're less than a month away from getting our hands on the piece of new tech, new details are surfacing left and right, like manual leaks (via ExtremeTech) that offer insight into how the console and the Kinect peripheral must be set up.
See who's tracking your online browsing with this new add-on
Online privacy is already tough to nail down, and everywhere you go on the internet retains little traces of your presence. You're still easily traceable, even if you take more precautions than the average user takes. Lightbeam (via PC World), is an interesting new add-on from Mozilla, is an informative new tool that shows us exactly which sites are tracking or otherwise gleaning data from you.
Less privacy restrictions for Facebook users under 18
Younger Facebook users will now have much more freedom from the more adult-oriented social network. Previously, 13 to 17-year-olds who signed up were previously restricted from sharing updates, photos, and comments with the public, but now Facebook is relaxing its stance in an apparent bid to compete with other networks that allow younger users much more freedom.
Looking for a gift for those tech-conscious friends and family on your holiday list? Dell has a few ideas to help out. Earlier this month at the #DellVenue pop-up showcase in New York City, Dell introduced the Dell Venue 7, Venue 8, and Venue 8 Pro tablets, as well as the XPS 15 laptop. All three tablets, as well as the laptop, are now available for sale through Dell.com.
ASUS announced yesterday that it will, going forward for its next generation of monitors, be adopting Nvidia G-Sync technology. It's another development hot off the presses to come from Nvidia's The Way It's Meant to Be Played event, the details of which you can check out here.
Microsoft has been pushing their Surface tablets, but tablet PCs running Windows 8 seem to be the bait the Scottish Government is taking. PCWorld reports that they plan to hand out a series of the Windows 8 tablets to civil servants in order to improve overall efficiency. Insert snarky DMV joke here, although Scotland probably doesn't have that kind of problem.
Microsoft Office 2013 can be pricey, though we of course advocate purchasing it should you need to use it regularly. However, if you're thinking about using it to give it a test spin or need to use it a little beyond 30 days, How-To Geek has an answer for you.
A report from GigaOm has revealed that Google is abandoning the Google TV brand for what the company is referring to as Android TV. Google has not yet made the official announcement regarding the upcoming living room service, but an anonymous source has confirmed via TechSpot that the rebranding is indeed set in stone.
Comments about your favorite restaurant will be used as endorsements
Google made a slightly unsavory change to its terms of service on Friday -- under the new rules, it can utilize your name, photos, and random comments as endorsements for ads shown online. These types of content will be culled from various online sources such as YouTube and Google+.