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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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Pepcom Highlights from CES 2014

We stopped by Pepcom this year and saw a few nifty things from Piston, drooled over the Lenovo 4K display and checked out a "fair" way to cheat at gaming. The Red Dot is not a cheat - it's just a fancy way to hipfire accurately - and it's awesome. Check it out!

 

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

 

Destiny Trial & Demo

If you weren't a part of the beta demo for Destiny, you are still able to try out the demo - or a trial here right away. The good news is that the progress and characters you develop in either of these test versions will carry on into the full game if you decide to pull the trigger and pick one up. This is pretty cool and I'm glad to see more and more companies take this approach. It makes the decision a little easier and starting the full game a little less painful.

Beginning November 18th, 2014, players will be able to try Destiny for free via Trial or Demo. Both experiences offer a sampling of character creation and progression, story mission content, along with cooperative and social activities.
  • The Destiny Trial is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • The Destiny Demo is available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


Source: Bungie

Nintendo FIles Patent for Gameboy on Mobile

It looks like Nintendo might be finally getting the idea that not everyone wants to carry around a dedicated gaming device. While they still want to sell hardware, selling software has some benefits as well. According to sources, they've recently filed a patent for an emulator that will run on mobile phones and will bring classic gameboy games to your favorite device. I wish them the best as they do need to switch things up a bit if they want to quit losing money.

Many have called for the company to consider making its signature titles available on smartphone devices as a way to shore up struggling hardware sales, but thus far the company has seemed reluctant to the idea. Lately, it has been offering spin-off games from the Pokémon series on iPhone and iPad, but it has yet to provide full ports, as Square-Enix has with the Final Fantasy series, for instance.

Source: TechCrunch

Windows 10 Cortana in Action - Sort of...

One of the features Microsoft is bringing to the table in Windows 10 is the integration of Cortana. While WinBeta has a video showcasing the service running on their version of Windows 10, you can see that it isn't ready for prime-time just yet and it isn't hooked up to the Windows Live service. Still, it's interesting to see that they are incorporating this into the desktop OS. Although if this is one of the features that Microsoft plans to charge extra for, I think I'll pass.

Source: WinBeta

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