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Adam Orth, the Microsoft creative director who last week upset some folks with his comments about always-online technology, is no longer with the company. A source close to Orth tells Kotaku that Orth resigned from the company and was not fired. Microsoft declined to comment, saying "We do not comment on private personnel matters."
"Don't want a gaming console that requires a persistent internet connection? "Deal with it," says Microsoft Studio's creative director. In what he later termed a "fun lunch break", Orth took to Twitter to express his shock at people who take umbrage with the idea of an always-on console.
When quizzed by other Twitter users about people with no internet connection, he suggested that they should get one, as it is "awesome". He then likened people who worry about intermittent internet connectivity being an issue as the same as someone not buying a vacuum cleaner because the electricity sometimes goes out.
While Orth later apologised, saying it had being a bit of banter with friends, it did raise awareness that there are more than a few people who are very unhappy with the possibility of an always-on future version of the Xbox. Orth has also now switched his Twitter account settings to private."" top
SoVi3t (633947) writes "A postmortem on the body of Sean Hoare, the News of the World whistleblower found dead on Monday, is expected to provide a preliminary cause of death.
Police are treating the death of Hoare, 47, as "unexplained but not thought to be suspicious". Hoare was the first named journalist to allege that Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor, was aware of phone hacking by his staff." Link to Original Source top
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