Steam passed Xbox Live

Steam has hit 65 Million active users which now puts them ahead of Xbox Live when it comes to active users and shows a 30% rise for Steam in the past year. This is a very interesting stat as PC gaming has been written off for a few years now, yet Steam has managed to grow anyways. The Verge has all the numbers over here.

Steam now has more than 65 million active accounts. The figure marks a 30 percent rise in players over the last year. The video game digital-download platform also boasts daily peak concurrent users of more than 6 million.

Luxa2 @ CES 2014

We took at a look at some of the mobile products from Luxa2 and saw that they have embraced Qi wireless charging in ways that we wish other companies would. They have a few really nifty products and you can check them out in our CES 2014 coverage!


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

Monoprice at CES 2015 - More than just cables

CES 2015 continues to roll on and today we had the chance to stop by and see the folks at Monoprice and some of their new products they've introduced for the upcoming year. Monoprice was at one time best know for their cables and accessories, but they've continued to add new products, lots and lots of new products. Monoprice was proudly showing off their new 28" 60Hz 4K monitor. There have been a good number of 4k monitors hitting the market in recent months, however, Monoprice is offering theirs for $499 USD which is going to be tough to beat. 



In addition to Monoprice's new 28" 4K monitor, they were also showing off their 30" 2560x1440 which retails for about the same money. This panel has higher quality color reproduction which justifies the higher price-per-pixel.


3D Xpoint Memory - Much Faster than NAND

It appears that Intel and Micron have put their collective heads together and are putting the new 3D Xpoint memory into production right away. This new memory is the first new "mainstream" type of memory since 1989. All the other memory was evolutionary in terms of design and performance - always building on the previous generation. This is new. This is really, really fast. Up to 1,000 times faster than current NAND.

Rather than pitch it as a replacement for either flash storage or RAM (random access memory), the company suggests it will be used alongside them to hold certain data "closer" to a processor so that it can be accessed more quickly than before.

3D Xpoint Memory

(Image Courtesy BBC)

Source: BBC

Australia Opens Free-Roam VR Playground

In Melbourne Australia, Zero Latency VR has opened a sort of gaming cafe where you stap on a headset, grab a VR gun and then drop into their world - and out of reality. This is a free-roam playground that uses a sort of augmented reality system so you won't crash into walls or kill yourself. It's a pretty cool idea and would be fun for a games night. Just imagine a "Zombies" mode that has you teaming up with your party of four to battle on streets of some post-apocalyiptic city... 


I still think it's a passing fad.

Source: ZeroLatencyVR

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