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Star Citizen SXSW Video Montoge

This game looks good. It looks like it has some depth, variety and I'm actually looking forward to it! It might be a great filler until Mass Effect 4.

 

Humble Post-Apocalypitc Book Bundle

If you're a fan of eBooks and love the science-fiction genre, you'll love the Humble Book Bundle this time around. It features a couple of "Lightspeed" magazine issues, "Wool" by Hugh Howey, "The End is Nigh" and more. All together, this bundle will would set you back $184 USD (about $900 CAD), and you can get it all - DRM-free for $15. Of course there are different levels of support, but for $15 - you get it all. I'll be back after a finish a book.

The world may be over, but we can still read! Whether it's a nuclear holocaust, a contagion outbreak, or a zombie apocalypse, the world isn't going to last forever... until then, you can read about all the possibilities right here! Name your price for Lightspeed Magazine, July 2010, Lightspeed Magazine, March 2013, Gather, Darkness!, After the End: Recent Apocalypses, Wasteland Vol. 1: Cities In Dust, A Gift Upon the Shore, Wool - Omnibus Edition (Audiobook), and Defiance (Game). If you pay more than the average price, you'll also get Futureland, After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, The Massive Vol. 1: Black Pacific, Daybreak, The Wild Shore, and Damnation Alley. If you pay $15 or more, you'll receive all of the above plus The End is Nigh, Parable of the Sower, and The Strain Vol. 1. The pre-apocalypse just got a lot wordier so get reading!

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Microsoft Releases WIndows 10 B10041 to ISO

The most recent build of Windows 10 available for testers is Technical Preview build 10041. Not only can you get this through Windows Update on you PC, you can now download this ISO directly from Microsoft. This shows that Microsoft is pretty happy with the build stability and hopefully it fixes a lot of issues we saw at VulcLAN earlier this month. Take a look and update you system as this rolled up in the "Slow Ring" and should be rock-solid.

Microsoft promised that it would release the ISO files for its latest build alongside its Slow ring deployment - and the firm has now made good on that promise. The ISOs for build 10041 - which Microsoft is also calling its 'March Update' for the Technical Preview - are available to download right now from the Windows Insider Program site.

Source: Neowin via Microsoft

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.

WTU Episode #229 - iOS 7 vs SteamOS

We have just posted up Episode #229 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing the iOS 7 release, Steam OS hits the airwaves and Microsoft bets big on the Surface 2.  We have those stories and more. . .

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