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Jumpy About the Future

We can all admit that the attention span of the average human being isn’t that great these days. We can also agree that kids’ attention span is even shorter. That fact makes it hard to market kid based electronics, but Joyray wants to change that with their open source smartwatch for kids. This device is called Jumpy and has a lot of things that developers can tweak to keep the interest of the kids.

A Taipei-based hardware startup called JoyRay wants to create a smartwatch for kids that won’t end up abandoned like the Velveteen Rabbit. Founder and CEO Jerry Chang, who was division head of Foxconn’s smartphone business before leaving last December, believes the key to creating a kids’ smartwatch with enduring appeal is to provide an open SDK and release new apps by JoyRay and third-party developers every month.

Source: TechCrunch

The end of G4TV

The end has finally arrived for G4TV as it enters its final days and will sign off for good November 30th. G4TV has been operating since 2002 when it replaced TechTV. A few months back it was announced that G4TV would be replaced but at the last minute NBC changed their minds and let G4TV survive a few more months but the new November 30th date is now the end (which isn't surprising since there has been no new content for months on G4TV). If you are a fan of technology chances are good you've watched G4TV or TechTV at some point and the channel has produced some very recognizable names in the technology world. The Inquisitr has more on the soon to be extinct G4TV.

G4TV has finally been canceled after a long, drawn-out, and somewhat painful death. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group released a statement to the remaining cable providers still offering the network that it will be pulled on November 30.

According to IGN, NBCUniversal had ceased investments on G4TV after a 2013 rebrand deal fell through. G4TV canceled creation of the shows that it became famous for, including Attack of the Show, X-Play, and Cheat. Instead, for the past year, G4TV has aired reruns of other geeky shows such as Lost and Heroes. The G4TV website, primarily dedicated to online games, is now directing their traffic to Syfy Games.

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.

Google Play Christmas Giveaway

Android App Pick has been a weekly feature here at BCCHardware.com since October 2011. We've looked at thousands of Apps over the years and brought you want we thought were some of the best applications and games for your favorite Android devices. As the holidays approach, we are feeling a little generous and want to give back a little bit more. To make your holidays a little less painful, we are giving away a $25 Google Play gift card to one of our readers. You can buy some Apps, rent or buy a movie, read a book or just about anything else your Android-loving heart desires.

$25 Gift Card

To enter the draw for the $25 Google Play Gift Card, simply comment or post in the forum. Yes, it's that simple. Each comment you make on one of the previous "App Pick of the Week" posts will gain you an entry into the giveaway. You can stuff the box if you are active in the forum. The little details are below.

  • Register and comment on any Android App Pick of the Week
  • Any (non-spam) post will count toward an entry into the draw bucket
  • $25 Gift Card is in Canadian Funds (winner must have a Canadian Google Play Account)
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries on December 25th, 2013 at 12:01am
  • Winner will be notified using the email address they used to register at BCCHardware.com
  • Winner will have one week to reply and claim his/her prize
  • Google Play Code will be emailed so prize receipt will be immediate.

 

If you have any questions, please post in the forum at the link below. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

MSI Gaming Laptops and All-in-Ones at CES 2014

We stopped in at the MSI Suite to look at their latest gaming laptops and other goodies. They have a very thin 17-inch unit that can hold four hard drives (drools). This beast will run a RAID 0 array on three drives and a single drive for other storage. It's crazy. Details here!

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

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