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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. 

MSI VR Backpack is a Real Thing

One big limitation with VR is that you are tethered. You are tethered either by a cable to your PC, or by a designated area in which you have to remain. Wouldn't it be great if you could enjoy this solitary technology experience by wearing a computer on your back? MSI thinks so and has introduced their VR One. It's the "Best Backpack PC". I can't wait to wear it to the mall and show my friends!

MSI unveils a breathtaking VR One powered by high-end Intel® Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® extreme level GTX 1070 graphics card. Unlike traditional VR devices, MSI VR One gets rid of the restraint from fixed VR platform. Users get to move around and enjoy VR with big movements and total immersion without worrying about accidently unplugging the wires between the VR device and the platform. MSI VR One renders greater mobility and freedom for VR gaming.

Source: MSI

Macro Melting

While this is neither technology related - or actual news, there's something nifty about watching things melt - when looking through a macro lens.

 

Flashback to 2009 - Zune HD

One of the best devices that you could buy back in 2009 was Microsoft's Zune HD and there are a lot of compelling reasons why it was awesome then, and is probably the best standalone media player ever. Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't know how to market small products (look at Windows Phone for proof) and the Zune HD was discontinued in a little over a year from launch. I still have my Zune HD and it still is amazing - 9 years later.

The hardware was undeniably sexy, offering brushed metal on the back, along with a metallic home button and a 3.3-inch 480x272 OLED display. The specs were impressive for its time as well with an Nvidia Tegra APX 2600 chipset, coming in at 0.6 GHz single-core, along with 128MB of RAM.

Source: Neowin

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