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Lexus Hoverboard is Here

While the world is all getting excited about the Lexus hoverboard (and it IS cool), the technology has been around for quite a while. It's simply Maglev that uses liquid nitrogen cooled semi-conductors that are combined with a magnetic surface and the result is a device that repels gravity. It is pretty cool.

 

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.

Chromebooks Can Now Make Skype Video Calls

While Microsoft pushes hard to get their mobile applications on other mobile platforms, they've overlooked Chromebooks for a long time. I believe this is because they are trying hard to push their own OS on cheap laptops as well, but they've finally seen the light and have now enabled Skype for Web to work on ChromeOS. While this isn't the most groundbreaking development in software in the past year, it shows that Microsoft is giving in where they need to in order to get their software on more platforms.

This feature should “just work.” Head to the Skype for Web website, sign in with your Skype account, and click the voice call button for one of your Skype contacts. Chrome will ask if you want to share your microphone with Skype. Agree and the call will happen normally, just like it would via the Skype client application on a desktop PC or phone. It now uses standards-based web technologies instead of the plugin it initially required on Windows.

Source: PCWorld

Overwatch Gets New Character

Overwatch is set to be one of the bigger games of 2016 and like many MOBA titles, Blizzard is adding new characters as the game progresses. The latest character to join the fray is Ana - and she's a lethal sniper that doubles up as a support character. If you haven't played Overwatch yet, it's worth a look.

Following the success of Overwatch's original mission, Ana served for many years as Strike Commander Morrison's second-in-command. Despite her responsibilities in leading the organization, Ana refused to step away from combat operations. She remained on active duty well into her fifties, until she was believed to have been killed during a hostage rescue mission by the Talon operative known as Widowmaker.

Source: PlayOverwatch

WTU Episode #365 - Pokemon Go Breathes Life into Nintendo

We have just posted up Episode #365 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Pokemon Go gives Nintendo a boost, Avast buys out AVG as well as talk about the best desktop operating system - ever. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the links below.

 

 

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