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Tt eSPORTS and Thermaltake at CES 2014

 

Kitty Mach from Thermaltake shows off their new eSPORTS products as well as some of the previous generation models to show how far they've come and where they are going. If you're a gamer, make sure you check out our CES 2014 coverage from Thermaltake as they have a lot of good products coming down the pipe.

 

 

In the clip below, Shannon talks to us from the Thermaltake suite about their newest cases as well as the digital power supply app and how well they've implemented this feature in their software.

 

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

 

EA's Awesome Xbox One Subscription

If you currently own an Xbox One and buy a game or two a month, the new Xbox One subscription service from EA may just be what you're looking for. According to sources, the subscription service is getting better and better as EA has vowed to never remove a game from the library once it has been added. Of course they don't tell you how long "never" is. Still for a decent price, it gives you access to a ton of games that you may not ever play.

“New game additions will be determined by franchise and timing,” Moore said to CVG. “We have to make decisions along that way, so there’s no template, like 30 days after a game ships it goes into the Vault. I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it’s not going to be taken out, that’s a commitment we’ve made.”

Source: BoyGeniusReport

Hyperlapse Video is Awesome

Time-lapse video of a mountain hike, traffic, sunsets and more is always pretty epic, but the downside to many of these videos is that the camera is mounted on the head or equipment and it is not still. Image stabilization has come a long way, but the reality is that when you speed up video, you also speed up the shake and it can be nauseating. Microsoft has been working on this problem and you can see the results demonstrated below.

 

iOS + Apple = Domination

The fact that Google's Android OS and Apple's iOS are dominating the market probably isn't too much of a surprise to anyone, the surprising fact is just how much they are dominating. According to IDC's latest numbers, iOS and Android are controlling 96.4% of the market share (up from 92.6% a year ago). Android is still the biggest winner, controlling 84.7% of the market themselves which is nothing short of impressive when you consider there are over 300 Million smartphones out there now. PCWorld has more details over here.

According to IDC, the total combined market share of Android and iOS swelled to 96.4 percent during the second quarter, up from 92.6 percent a year ago. That left just 2.5 percent of the market to Windows Phone, down from 3.4 percent in a year’s time. 

In part, that’s because the worldwide smartphone market swelled to 301.3 million phones, moving past 300 million phones for the first time in its history, according to IDC. That represents 25.3 percent growth from a year ago.

Windows Threshold Preview in September

If you just can't wait to get your hands on Windows 8.1 SP1 Windows Threshold, there is a preview release on schedule to be released in late September of this year. While it does look like this will indeed be a public preview (read, beta), there isn't a lot of information as to whether it will be an open beta or closed to a few thousand people. There are a lot more details to come I'm sure so stay tuned.

I had heard previously from my contacts that Microsoft was aiming to deliver a public preview of Threshold available to anyone interested toward the end of calendar 2014. I'm not sure if there's still a plan to make a public consumer preview available at that time or if this "technical preview" is the only "preview" Microsoft will release before Threshold is released to manufacturing.

Source: ZDNet

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