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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.

 

GameStop Actually Values Your Trade-Ins

In a move that makes a bit of sense for the consumer, GameStop is revamping their trade-in system to give you more money for your games. In the past, the trade-in value was so low that you were almost better off throwing your games away instead of wasting gas to drive to the store and swap some games. This change affects different games differently, but in the end, it should put more value toward your next purchase - and that is never a bad thing.

The new system has been confirmed by GameStop's senior VP of pre-owned business Jason Cochran, and has a projected launch date of August 18. This isn't the only new business move that GameStop has made; just last week, it was revealed that GameStop was planning to introduce a high-interest credit card closely tied to its Power-Up Rewards program.

Source: IGN

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.

 

Is Lenovo the next big smartphone maker?

Over the years we've had the chance to check out some of Lenovo's smartphones during CES, however, as impressed as we were, the fact that they aren't available in North America has obviously been a major problem. Lenovo is looking to fix that problem with the aquisition of Motorola a few months back and is setting themselves up to become one of the big players in North America if all goes as planned. Arstechnica takes a look at Lenovo and what their plans for North America are over here.

Lenovo posted its first-quarter financial results last night, and overall the news was good. Revenue was up 11 percent compared to the same quarter last year, and profit after operating expenses was up to $283 million from $202 million. These aren't huge numbers if you're used to looking at results from, say, Apple or Google or Microsoft. But overall Lenovo seems to be doing a good job of keeping its head above water and growing share in a time when that's hardly guaranteed for old-guard PC companies. In fact, Lenovo has been one of the few companies to grow faster than the wider PC industry over the last three-or-so years, as tablets and smartphones have taken a sizable chunk out of the traditional PC market.

FLIR ONE Torture Test

The FLIR One is perhaps one of the coolest devices to hit the market in recent months and this thermal imaging attachment gets put through the RatedRR Torture Test. Thankfully, they record it all in Slow Motion for us to enjoy. That was thoughtful of them.

 

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