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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.

Microsoft Has Done Okay for Themselves

Microsoft isn't always the hottest topic, but they have done well for themselves. Recently, a consultant discovered that Microsoft has made over $1 trillion in revenue (all time) and they never said a word. The fact is that Microsoft has had more revenue than Apple, Amazon and Google - combined. In terms of profit, it's a close call - but Microsoft edges out Apple by a few billion. Way to go Bill.

Microsoft shares its place in the trillion-dollar-club with Apple. But while Apple is known for making monster profits off devices like the iPhone and MacBook, it's Microsoft that ultimately takes the profit prize, according to Reifman's calculations: $265.2 billion to Apple's $261.6 billion.

Source: CNET

Tablet and PC Sales Continue to Fall

Windows 10 was supposed to stimulate PC and Tablet sales, but that hasn't been working out so far. While we are indeed in a era that could be considered "post-PC" there is still a lot of life left in the PC and I don't think it will go anywhere - anytime soon. As the free upgrade to Windows 10 looms, there is a thought that if people decide to buy Windows 10 later in the year, it could also spur them into buying a new laptop as well. It's a weak hope, but there is some hope.

PC demand is falling, but the real victim is tablets. Once hailed as the new Messiah lacklustre upgrade options mean that sales have now reached saturation and are proving to be a very naughty boy. Falling prices in the smartphone market mean that people are doing more and more with their mobiles, reducing the need to upgrade PCs.

Source: TheInquirer

Gamers Rejoice as Frameraters Lifted in WIndows 10

Windows 10's Universal Windows Platform games have had some issues with framerate caps. Microsoft capped the FPS at 60 and this made a lot of gamers cranky as some of these "Universal Windows Platform" games really crippled AMD's Freesync and NVIDIA's G-Sync. Thankfully Microsoft listened and this limit has been lifted.

The additions to the UWP are based on user feedback, from the Store, Feedback Hub and discussion forums like our own. Both of these new features are aimed at making Windows, and UWP a better gaming platform, and both will bring improvements to recently released games like Gears of War:UE and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. However, users will need for those games to also get their own updates before these new capabilities actually come into play.

Source: Neowin

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