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Microsoft ends Xbox 360 production

Microsoft has announced they have stopped production of the Xbox 360, bringing an end to one of the most popular gaming consoles in history. You'll still be able to get a 360 in stores but once they are gone they are gone. Luckily if you want to play 360 games Microsoft announced backwards compatibility on their Xbox One consoles. Yahoo Tech has the story.

It's not going anywhere, though

Microsoft has stopped manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles, the company announced today.

"Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in Microsoft," said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. "And while we've had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us."

Project Fi on Nexus 5X, iPhone 6S and Windows

Google's Project Fi was initially limited to their Nexus devices, but it is possible to use the Google SIM in any unlocked device - or even a device that is locked to the T-Mobile network. Of course with non-Nexus phones, you don't get all the bells and whistles, but you do get the flexibility and support of the Google network. 

When setting up Project Fi, I was given the option to transfer my Google Voice number, transfer another number, or create a new number. No matter what option I chose, my Google Voice number would be gone. The only way to retain ownership of the number itself was to convert it to my Project Fi number, which is what I did.

Source: Neowin

Roccat @ CES 2013

We made a stop by Roccat today to check out some of their newest products. Like most other Roccat products, the newest additions to their lineup are made specifically with gamers in mind. The first product we saw was the Ryos MK Pro keyboard. This is a mechanical keyboard with your choice of 4 different cherry MX switches and is the first keyboard to offer individual key illumination. Individual key illumination means you can illuminate only the buttons that you are using in a specific game, or you can change the colors of specific important buttons, or pretty much anything lighting scheme you can think up. Roccat will also offer the Ryos keyboard in other flavors with less features at a lower price.


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Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard
 

Also being displayed this year is Roccat’s new software called Power-Grid which allows you to use your smartphone to control things like skype, teamspeak, game macros, news, weather, computer performance statistics, and much much more without ever having to exit out of your game. The Power-Grid software will be free for the base program (extra functions and premium apps will be extra)  and you will be able to make your own apps and customize it to do whatever you want. At first this might not seem like the most useful program but after we experienced it first and we thought up dozens of uses that would make it quite handy. Roccat will be releasing this software for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone (release date still unknown). You can find out more about Power-Grid and even sign up to be a beta tester over at Roccat's website.


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Roccat Power-Grid Smartphone App

Digital Storm at CES 2014

Digital Storm has definitely been working hard since we last interviewed them during CES 2013. We were really excited to get a first hand look at what they’ve been up to.  See Digital Storm's enthusiasm about the new Bolt II and Aventum II in this interview!

 

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

ZOTAC at CES 2015

ZOTAC was showing off their full lineup of ZBOX devices which no matter how many times you see them it is hard not to be impressed at the small size of their systems and the amount of performance they can pack in. The ZBOX Pico series was being shown off and is being offered in AMD and Intel powered solutions, both in a crazy small package that is small enough that you could fit it in your pocket. 

 

The ZBOX series also includes the E-Series devices that are a little bit bigger than devices in the Pico series yet have enough power to easily power 4k displays @60 Hz all in a very small box. The E-Series EN860 that was being shown off features an Intel i5 4210U CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card which makes the EN860 pack quite a punch in a small package and is enough power to replace most peoples desktop computers.

 

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