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Rocket Engine Lands in Living Room

While this be "no big deal" for people in China, I'd be rather shocked, surprised and a bit excited over the prospect of making a good sale on eBay if a rocket engine crashed through the roof and into my living room. While things like this happen more than they should in China, I'd maybe consider relocating. The problem is that many of China's launch facilities are a long ways inland - making spent engine parts sprinkle down on the citizens like a refreshing rain - of death.

It’s not clear exactly how often people living within a few hundred miles of China’s launch sites end up with engine nozzles falling into their houses or whole first stage engines crashing by the side of the road, but it’s not unheard of. China’s rocket launch facilities are all inland, and although their surrounding areas are largely rural, they’re still populated densely enough that there’s a risk.

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Source: Gizmodo

MSI Pushes GTX 950 Cards Down MOBA Lanes

According to MSI, the GTX 950 is a perfect card for MOBA players as it balances performance and cost just right. They are pushing this idea with their marketing as well as some software that allows you to choose specific profiles for your audio levels. With a smaller footprint, and power efficiency, they do enable a user to build a very small, and adequately powerful gaming rig that will handle any current MOBA at 1080p.

MSI is billing the GTX 950 GAMING 2G as a card perfect for 1080p and MOBA games such as DOTA2 and League of Legends. The card features MSI's Twin Frozr V cooler, which delivers a silent gaming experience. This cooler provides a smaller than 2-slot design, and features twin 10cm fans. To further the customizability of the card, MSI offers the MSI GAMING App. This tool allows you to quickly switch between OC, Gaming and Silent modes.

Source: FutureLooks

Manned Aerial Vehicle Aptly Named - Swarm

While I know that there are going to be more than a few UAV "Drones" shot down by Americans during the rest of this year, hopefully it's not this Super Drone that is actually being manned.

 

Star Wars Battlefront Beta Coming October

I've been eagerly waiting for Star Wars Battlefront news and now there is some really good news. It appears that there will be a public multiplayer (40 person maps) coming as early as the beginning of October. This looks to be an epic game of large multiplayer battles that will inspire the inner Jedi in you to rise up and take action. This game looks amazing. Check out more details from EA.

Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars™ universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces.

Star Wars Battlefront

Source: EA

Digital Storm @ CES 2013

We stopped at Digital Storm to check out their latest two products that they have refreshed and beefed up for this coming year.  The Aventum is a beast that has been developed entirely in house and offers exceptional performance.  The system will start at $5,000 and come with a single CPU and a single graphics card.  It will also come liquid cooled with some amazing thermal features.

As an upgrade option, you can get the liquid cooling built with nickel plated copper tubing for a completely custom look.  Digital Storm plans to start selling this system in March of this year and the upgrade options are almost endless.  If you want to spend $10,000 on a system, you’ll be able to drop in four graphics cards, dual Xeon CPUs and a lot more.

Digital Storm Aventum

 

Digital Storm has also recently upgraded their Bolt system as well.  We found the Bolt system to be very interesting.  It’s a “Micro Tower” that offers some pretty impressive features including full Core i7 CPU support as well as up to a GTX 670 graphics card from NVIDIA.  This is a tiny system that is big on performance and has a lot of upgrade options as well.  The Bolt will likely be available with custom paint in the near future as well.  You can see in the image below just how awesome this would be.

Digital Storm Bolt

It’s pretty amazing that this system has so many upgrade options for such a small system.  You don’t have to sacrifice performance for size here as it supports two 3.5” HDDs or a single 3.5” HDD and two 2.5” SSDs.  Make sure to check out the video below for all the details.

We have more pictures in the gallery link here.

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