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Cable companies think you're lazy

The whole cable companies vs. streaming media companies debate has been going on for a few years now as consumers have been presented more and more options to get their entertainment fix. Cable companies have felt a bit of hurt with people "cutting the cord", but cable companies are still around and it could be partially due to the fact that a lot of people are just too lazy to "cut the cord" and get their media elsewhere. Vice.com has a very interesting look at the cable company vs streaming debate and has some good thoughts on what's going and what we might be see in the future.

So called "cord-cutters" still make up only a single-digit percentage of the overall population,  ‚Äčaccording to research firm EMarketer. But their numbers are growing, and, increasingly, millennials aren't cutting the cord—they're just never getting it in the first place.

"There's a lot of denial in the industry, especially coming from the providers," Tim Hanlon, founder of Vertere Group, a consulting firm contracted by networks and media companies to help them make decisions about their futures, told me.

ADATA @ CES 2013

We had the chance to sit down with ADATA at CES 2013 and check out the latest and greatest from them. ADATA is most famous for their DDR memory, Flash drives, SSD’s and memory cards and over the years we’ve had the chance to take a look at a few of them and have always been happy with the performance and quality. ADATA has a full lineup of SSD and memory products on display. one of which is their lineup of M.2 (NGFF) SSD drives which are designed for things like Ultrabooks where a full 2.5" drive just won't fit.


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ADATA M.2 (NGFF) SSD Drives


This year at CES ADATA is showing off a new product, the DashDrive Air. The DashDrive Air is a great portable device that can wirelessly transfer files to and from a SD card to your smartphone (Android or iOS). The DashDrive also has a battery inside which allows you to charge up any USB device. If thats not enough for you, the DashDrive Air can also act as a wireless hotspot and share a wireless connection with up to 8-10 devices (depends on model of DashDrive). The DashDrive Air comes in two models, the AE800 (which features an internal 500GB hard drive instead of having to use SD cards) and the AE400 (which is a bit smaller and uses an SD card for storage). The combination of a power bank, wireless hotspot, and wireless file storage makes this a very interesting product and could make it a great travel accessory.


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ADATA DashDrive Air AE400
 

Check out our CES 2013 gallery for more pictures of ADATA's full lineup of products.

Steam passed Xbox Live

Steam has hit 65 Million active users which now puts them ahead of Xbox Live when it comes to active users and shows a 30% rise for Steam in the past year. This is a very interesting stat as PC gaming has been written off for a few years now, yet Steam has managed to grow anyways. The Verge has all the numbers over here.

Steam now has more than 65 million active accounts. The figure marks a 30 percent rise in players over the last year. The video game digital-download platform also boasts daily peak concurrent users of more than 6 million.

Sennheiser at CES 2014 (Gamers and DJs Welcome)

We have a look at a few new products from Sennheiser this year at CES. They just launched a couple of new gaming headphones - including a closed style as well as some great new DJ headphones. Take a look at our interview for more info!

 

Check out more pictures in the gallery here - as well as more of our CES 2014 coverage here.

LG's 34-inch Curved LCD is Made for Gamers

If you want to get a gamer something that they'll appreciate for quite a while, LG is hoping their new 21:9 curved LCD is the one you'll pick. It's 34-inches of ultra-wide IPS panel that is very accurate in terms of color reproduciton. Once you combine that with AMDs FreeSync, you've got a great monitor in the making. These have a nice narrow frame and come with the ability to stack them vertically as well as horizontally for a really awesome gaming/stock trading experience. I'm sure we'll see more at CES next week.

You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for gamers and integrates support for AMD’s FreeSync, which eliminates unsightly screen tearing that can happen when your monitor and graphics card get out of sync. 

Source: TheVerge

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