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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. 

Google Play Gets a Major Overhaul

Not only is Google Play Music getting a total facelift, Google is putting the technology behind "Google Now" into the music platform. This is tailor music selections, playlists and recommendations to you specifically - all while introducing you to some new content as well. I've really enjoyed the simplicity and depth of the App and the music selection. Let's hope that this won't be a case of one step forward and two steps back.

Using machine learning and clues like location, activity, and weather, the app tries to serve up a smorgasbord of playlists that will match your mood and moment. "At a high level, Google’s mission is to make the world of information really accessible and useful to people," said Elias Roman, the lead product manager for Google Play Music.

Source: TheVerge

Xbox Store Black Friday Deals

If you've been working your butt off and need some time to relax, this coming week is going to be the week you need to start shopping for some entertainment. Microsoft's Xbox Store is getting some smokin' deals on some really great games. Battlefield 1 is set to be 33% off FIFA 17 is 40% off and things just get better from there. Take a look at the link below and the video to tease you just a bit.

 

Source: MajorNelson

Weekly Tech Update #379 - There's a Dongle for That

Weekly Tech Update has been missing for a couple weeks due to health issues, but we are back and have just posted up Episode #379 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing why Apple is struggling, Dell may be crazy enough to make Windows 10 Mobile devices and YouTube Red is not as popular as hoped. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the links below.

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