Xbox One Update Brings 1080p 60FPS Game Streaming

It appears that Microsoft is keeping their promise of pulling off 1080p game streaming to your Windows 10 PC - and keeping it nice and smooth with a silky 60fps. This is good news and the update is coming very soon. This is part of the August update and it will be a nice addition to all of those that have bought an Xbox One and it might be a bit of an incentive for those that are thinking about taking the plunge.

1080p/60fps Game Streaming – You can now stream games from your Xbox One to Windows 10 devices in high-res HD quality at 1080p/60fps. The new streaming capability works best for gamers who have home networks with adequate bandwidth. In the Xbox app on Windows 10, go to Settings > Game Streaming and set the video encoding level to Very High, which will then stream games from your Xbox One to your Windows 10 PC at 1080p and 60fps (frames per second).

Source: Xbox Wire

App That Can "See" Wireless Networks

There are somre pretty crazy applications that are very useful and some that just appear to be useful. According to the the site below, they've built an application that can help you visualize exactly where the radio waves are. While this may indeed be a bit far-fetched, radio waves are pretty static and I could see this as possible. Take a look at the video at the link below.

The infosphere* relies on an intricate network of signals, wired and wireless, that support it. We are completely surrounded by an invisible system of data cables and radio signals from access points, cell towers and overhead satellites. Our digital lives depend on these very physical systems for communication, observation and navigation.


Source: ArchitectureOfRadio

Angry Staff

The makers of Angry Birds, Rovio, have announced that they are going to be laying off 38% of their staff (up to 260 people) after the company has decided they need to restructure. Angry Birds launched Rovio and it appears that the rapid and massive growth wasn't even close to being sustainable. I don't think anyone is too surprised to see them unable to sustain the levels that they hit when Angry Birds became a massive success. The Independent has the full story over here.

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is looking to lay off 38 per cent of its staff because it “did too many things”.

The company — whose most famous game is Angry Birds, but also makes other games like Jolly Jam and Stella Pop — said that it would “restructure its businesses around three primary business areas. That will involve negotiating redundancies for up to 260 staff, it said.

Only the staff working on The Angry Birds Movie in the US and Canada will be safe from the cuts, it said.

Windows 10 hits 75 Million

Microsoft has announced that since July 29, Windows 10 has been activated on 75 Million devices so far. Microsoft as hit some pretty impressive milestones with Windows 10 and the number continues to grow to an impressive 75 Million devices so far. ZDNet takes a look at all things Windows 10.

Within the first 24 hours of Windows 10's release on July 29, Microsoft said its newest OS was installed on 14 million devices. Two weeks after Windows 10's launch, 12.6 percent of all unique visitors to ZDNet (roughly one out of every eight, including mobile devices) were using Windows 10.

On August 26, a little under a month after launch, Microsoft officials said Windows 10 is now on more than 75 million devices worldwide. The new total comes courtesy of Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, who tweeted the latest numbers today.

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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