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WWDC and More!

Apple's WWDC kicked off this week and they've got a few updated bits that are worth mentioning. First off, one thing they don't really cover is the Macbook Air. They haven't updated it for a couple of years and now every laptop is thin and light like the original Macbook Air. There is however an updated Macbook Pro, iMac and a few other new bits worth checking out. For starters, you can watch the condensed Keynote (down to 15 minutes) below.

 

For more detailed coverage, you can check out the iMac Pro (specs here), the Macbook Pro here and more over at MacRumors.

GOG Summer Game Sale

If you've started to catch up on your Steam library purchases and have played through a bunch of those games, GoG has kicked off their summer sale. While most of these games are not the latest titles, there are some pretty big names in the mix. From RPG to platformer, adventure and FPS, there is something for everyone - starting at about a buck.

GoG

Source: GOG

Neflix Places Limits on Downloads

When Netflix finally allowed downloads for offline viewing, many of us rejoiced. Now it seems that they have imposed a limit of how many times you can download a particular media file. While they claim they aren't the ones setting the limit, it is important to know that you can only download the same movie about 4-5 times within a year. Those details are pretty fuzzy, but it seems that their is a limit and it could easily catch you by surprise.

Currently, all content downloaded from Netflix has an expiration date. After a certain amount of time, you have to "refresh" the download. Caching a video always counts as a download whether you're downloading on a new device or just refreshing an existing download. After a few downloads, some episodes and movies will pop up a warning that explains you can only download them one more time before a particular date (probably a year from the first download).

Source: AndroidPolice

Yahoo's CEO exits with $23 million dollar cheque

The "is Verizon going to buy Yahoo or not" saga is now complete with the deal officially going down this week.

The next questions was "Is Yahoo's CEO going to get a huge payout?". That question was also answered with a big yes.

As part of Yahoo's CEO contract there was a clause that she'd be a bonus if Yahoo was purchased, that bonus comes in at $23 million dollars. Not surprisingly, as soon as the deal closed it was announced that Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, was resigning and taking her $23 million dollar parting gift.

Unfortunately now that this whole deal is done we'll have much less news to report and the Yahoo saga provided many hours of entertainment as they repeatedly tried to shoot themselves in the foot as they were up for sale. CNBC has the full story.


Mayer, Yahoo CEO since July 2012, is expected to receive a "golden parachute" payment that filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission say is worth more than $23 million.

Lian Li @ CES 2013

Lian Li was at CES once again this year and they brought a few interesting chassis to the show.  By interesting, I mean a beast, a thermal guru and a train.  Let's start with the beast.  The PC-D8000.  This case supposts the largest motherboards possible and complies to the HPTX standard.  Even with a motherboard as large as 15" x 13.6", you still will have room for 20 (that's right, twenty) 3.5" HDDs.  In addition to that, it has four USB 3.0 ports on the front and all of the other awesome features we've come to expect from the all-aluminum case manufacturer, Lian Li.

PC-D8000 Big Front

 

The PC-V850 is a case that is coming in the near future (hopefully) and it offers the standard Lian Li quality with a bit of a different way to manage thermal issues.  Once the side panel is on, the air intake comes from the rear and the deflector ensures that you are not sucking in hot air from the rear exhaust.  The chassis is sectioned off into several areas that are compartmentalized so that different components don't heat up each other.

 

The last and oddest thing that we've seen from Lian Li is the train PC case.  We've seen some pretty odd cases, that included sea shells, horses and a yeti, but we've never seen a moving train PC.  There is not much else to be said about this.

Lian Li Train

Please check out the gallery for more pictures from the Lian Li booth.

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