BCCHardware

The New Creed

There has been a lot of speculation about what the latest Assassin’s Creed will be. This speculation will come to an end at 9 AM PST May 12th when the new reveal trailer will be launched on Gamespot. It should be exciting to see what the next title in this great franchise is.

Ubisoft will be lifting the curtain on its upcoming new Assassin's Creed game at 9 AM PST on Tuesday, May 12. Stay tuned to this page on GameSpot if you want to catch the reveal as it goes live. More specific story details and previews will be posted soon. We will also be sharing our impressions of the reveal right after the stream.

Source: GameSpot

Android Auto Reviewed in a Hyundai

Android Auto has been teased and talked about for a while and now it is actually available in a Hyundai. If you want to get the most out of your device without suction-cupping it to your windshield, Android Auto is where it is at. This interfaces with your Android device and provides you a great interface for all of your navigation, entertainment and communication - all through a Lollipop interface that you're already familiar with. It's a great step in the right direction for Google.

 

There are a lot more photos, information and more at the link below.

Source: TheVerge

Microsoft Keeps Pushing Office on Android

Microsoft is pushing big into the mobile space with hardware and with Windows 10 Mobile. They are also pushing really hard to get Office on as many Android devices as they can - and as a result they have just partnered with 20 more Android tablet makers to get this pre-installed. This is fully functional and "free" but if you want more storage and the best experience, you should probably give them money and become an Office 365 Subscriber. At least that's what they are hoping.

The move is the latest in the “mobile-first, cloud-first” strategy spearheaded by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Over the past year, the company has launched Office applications that expand the reach of its productivity suite beyond Windows devices to Android and iOS. It comes alongside another announcement Tuesday that Microsoft will be bringing its Cortana virtual assistant to other mobile platforms to accompany its appearance on the desktop in Windows 10.

Source: PCWorld

Everyone wants BlackBerry?

The 'Microsoft wants to buy BlackBerry' rumor has been going strong for a couple weeks now but apparently they might not be the only company eyeing up BlackBerry. Apple is another one that has been rumored to be interested in addition to Xiaomi, Huawei, and Lenovo. BlackBerry is still and interesting company as they've got a ton of patents that other companies would like to acquire and they've still got a brand name even though their market share has vanished over the past decade. With all of the rumors flying around there is a part of me that thinks BlackBerry will be acquired I think the biggest problem right now is determining a value. NASDAQ has more on this over at their blog.

Per latest market buzz, Microsoft is the frontrunner in acquiring the Canadian handset manufacturer, BlackBerry Limited. Also, a few days back, rumors about Apple planning to acquire Blackberry were making the rounds. Reportedly, other Chinese companies, namely Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo, also seem interested in the deal. Though none of the rumors have been confirmed, Microsoft remains ahead in the race. The Redmond-based software giant has even requested investment firms to evaluate the benefits of such an acquisition. 

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.

More Articles...

Page 4 of 698

4