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Deepcool @ CES 2016

If you haven't heard of Deepcool before, after this CES, you will probably be trying to find someone who sells their products here in North America. Deepcool brought some interesting designs to their suite this year. One of such is the Tristellar case and by looks alone one could almost say it was out of a Star Wars movie. The graphics card is contained in the top one of the three "wings", while the PSU is in the lower left "wing" and lastly the ITX motherboard and CPU are housed in the lower right. There is also enough room to stick one of Deepcool’s liquid coolers in the case as well.

The Images will show the Tristellar S white case however this is a special Bill Owen MOD case with only 50 made globally; the normal version of the case comes in black.

Tristellar

The Genome which will be hitting the market later this year is more than just a case, it's an extreme liquid cooling system. The case and liquid cooler are designed to fit seamlessly together all the while bringing some interesting design elements in along the way. The cooling solution is a 360mm radiator with 3 PWM fans, a helix reservoir, and all the while using the new captain design CPU block and pump. Depending on the final price when it hits the market it really could be worth looking at when building a new rig.

To top it all off DeepCool was demonstrating a PSU that was liquid cooled which is something not too many people have worked on. Who knows if it will become a mainstream item or not, but it's always cool to seem something new and different.

Liquid Cooled PUS

Please be sure to check out more image in our CES gallery here. Also, take a look at the Deepcool website to find our more about these products.

ESPN vs. Cable Cutters

We post quite a few stories about how more and more people are making the decision to cut the cord on traditional cable services and go with other alternatives. ESPN is one of the names that comes up time and time again in this discussion and thanks to a new report their name has surfaced once again. In this new report people were asked if they would be cut ESPN from their cable package in exchange for a $8 drop in price and 56% said yes. The follow up question was would you pay $20 a month for a streaming service (similar to HBO, etc.) and the response was 85% said no. The results probably aren't too surprising, it's just amazing that the cable companies and their content providers aren't making a better effort to combat the loss of subscribers. TechDirt has the full story.

Over the last year, ESPN's decision to laugh off cord cutting has truly come home to roost. The company has had to engage in numerous "belt tightening measures" after losing around 7 million subscribers in just two years. Where are these subscribers going? Many are cutting the TV cord entirely. Others are opting for so-called "skinny bundles" that pull pricier channels like ESPN out of the core cable lineup, moving them to additional, premium channel packs. Companies like Verizon that have experimented with skinny bundles have been rewarded for their efforts with with lawsuits from ESPN. 

Microsoft to Unveil Surface All-in-One in October

There aren't a ton of details floating in about the next Microsoft fall hardware launch, but there are a lot of rumors and a few reports of their "Cardinal" product being an all-in-one that will turn your desk into a studio. There have been reports of a desktop device with multiple screen size options and this is likely the beast. We'll find out next month if what we expect is true. Hopefully, it is a solid device that will make up for Microsoft's horrible Windown Phone directive.

My bet: Cardinal is the rumored Surface All-in-One device running Windows 10, which may come in one, two, and/or three different screen sizes (21, 24 ,or 27), as first reported by Windows Central. This may be the consumer-focused version of Microsoft's Surface Hub, as Windows Central speculated, using the Perceptive Pixel screen technology that's at the core of Surface Hub.

Source: ZDNet

Titanfall's Mobile Spinoff is a Card Game

Titanfall looked like it was going to be amazing prior to it's original launch and it was pretty successful in the beginning but lacked depth to keep users engaged. In the end, it left people feeling like they wanted more. Titalfall II is in the works and there is a mobile spin-off that is your free-to-play card game - much like Hearthstone, SolForge and more. Time will tell if it's any good, but it could actually end up being the best part of Titanfall.

Frontline is being developed by new studio Particle City, and published by Korean firm Nexon, which previously worked with Titanfall studio Respawn to release a free-to-play PC version of the game in Asia. A mobile take on Titanfall was first announced last year, and Frontline is just the first of what is expected to be a multi-game partnership between the three companies.

Source: TheVerge

Apple's iOS 10 Bricking Phones

If you've got an Apple device, you may want to hold off on updating to iOS 10. There's been more than a few bricked devices from the update. Things will be fixed up right away if they aren't already, but make sure you backup your device before you install ANY update. Just a public service announcement from your friends at BCCHardware.

Apple, for their part, issued a statement saying: "We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help."

Source: Engadget

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