NEXT provides lasting propulsion and high speeds for deep space missions

Ion propulsion used to exist only in the imagination of science fiction writers. But after years of research and development NASA is poised to equip some of its most important deep space missions with ion engines that can nudge spacecraft using charged particles accelerated to blistering speeds of up to 90,000 miles per hour. And in the vastness of space, those engines need to push continuously for years.

Video: IllumiRoom may be coming to the Xbox 720 (Next)

Microsoft's IllumiRoom can best be described as a platform that uses the Kinect and a projector to combine virtual and physical worlds.

Report: Xbox 720 (Next) powered by "core version" of Windows 8

Last month, technical analyst Paul Thurrott accurately predicted that Microsoft's long-awaited Xbox 720 (Next) console would debut on May 21. This week, Thurrott reported that the next-gen console is powered by a core version of Windows 8.

Not even a (belated) price cut can help Nintendo's Wii U

Nintendo may have released it's next-gen console almost a year ahead of Microsoft and Sony, but it is quite clear that most core gamers are waiting for the Xbox 720 (Next) and the Playstation 4 (PS4).

No backwards compatibility for the Xbox 720 (Next)

The industry has long suspected that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) would not be offering backwards compatibility with older 360 game titles.

Microsoft Xbox 720 (Next): No gameplay without Internet

A number of reports indicate Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) console will be saddled with an "always on, always connected design" that supposedly allows users to "quickly and easily enjoy their connected entertainment experiences, with no waiting for the console to restart or install updates."

Microsoft's Xbox 720 is "aligned" with Sony's Playstation 4

A prominent French-Canadian video game designer has confirmed that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) will be "aligned with what Sony announced."

Xbox 720 controller remains the same

Sony may have redesigned its flagship controller for the upcoming Playstation 4 (PS4), but it seems as if Microsoft has chosen to leave its Xbox 360 controller mostly untouched.

More fallout over alleged Xbox 720 used game block

Earlier this week, we reported that Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 720 (Next) console may block used games and and require a persistent Internet connection.

New Xbox may block used games

The next generation of Microsoft's Xbox - also known as the Xbox Next or Xbox Loop - may not play used games, and looks set to use Blu-ray rather than DVDs.

Xbox 720 will have raw graphics horsepower

Microsoft's Xbox 720 - which could hit shelves in 2013 - is expected to boast impressive graphics horsepower that puts the current-gen 360 and Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console to shame.



Microsoft takes the Apple route with Xbox 720

A new report claims that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox (aka Project Ten, Loop, Next and 720) will feature "tight integration" with Windows 8 when it hits store shelves in late 2012.

Analyst: PS4 to launch before Xbox 720

Console fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of Microsoft's next-gen system known as the Xbox 720 or "Next."

Apple preps new iPhone OS for April 8th debut

Apple has confirmed that it will officially preview the next version of its long-awaited mobile operating system on April 8.