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Tt eSPORTS and Thermaltake at CES 2014

 

Kitty Mach from Thermaltake shows off their new eSPORTS products as well as some of the previous generation models to show how far they've come and where they are going. If you're a gamer, make sure you check out our CES 2014 coverage from Thermaltake as they have a lot of good products coming down the pipe.

 

 

In the clip below, Shannon talks to us from the Thermaltake suite about their newest cases as well as the digital power supply app and how well they've implemented this feature in their software.

 

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

 

More Windows Threshold Info

Windows Threshold (aka Windows 9) is coming early in January of next year we believe and with that in mind there is a lot of information starting to leak as the launch is about 6 months away. From everything I've seen, it looks like a service pack for Windows 8.1, but time will tell how much kernel has actually been changed this time around. On another note, it looks like Cortana will have a home in this OS - much like Google Voice Search exists now in Chrome.

First up, let's talk user interface. Threshold is getting a distinctive UI refresh; when you see it, there is no confusing it with Windows 7 or 8. The desktop on Windows 8, to the casual eye, looks nearly identical to that of Windows 7 but not so with Threshold. Our sources tell us that the UI looks much more modern and of course, a bit more flat too.

Source: Neowin

FBI Wants Self-Driving Cars Banned

The FBI makes a good point when they state that self-driving cars could actually be used as "lethal weapons" and wants them banned. Of course, many people that shouldn't have their license also make cars into lethal weapons - and stairs. Stairs kill people too. Either way, check out all the details about this claim and how it actually has some merit at the link below.

In an unclassified but restricted report obtained by the Guardian under a public records request, the FBI predicts that autonomous cars “will have a high impact on transforming what both law enforcement and its adversaries can operationally do with a car.”

Source: TheGuardian

Light Night Vision

Up until this point, airforce pilots have not had a convenient way to view in night vision, but now they do. British Aerospace Systems have developed what they have name the Striker II. What this does is eliminate the need for an overweight pair of night vision goggles and replaces it with a night vision camera that projects onto the pilot’s visor, making the whole affair a lot less bulky and weighty. Think of this as Google Glass for fighter pilots.

The Striker II, designed and built by British Aerospace Systems, eliminates the need for cumbersome night-vision goggles (NVGs) which attach to the front of helmets. Instead, the Striker II has a tiny digital camera which turns night into day for pilots and projects an image on to the pilot’s visor in 1280x1060 high-definition resolution, along with other critical information such as speed, weapons and target.

Source: Telegraph

PS4 Still Bigger than the Xbox One

As the console wars continue to rage on, one thing seems to be clear; the fact that the Xbox one is still behind the PS4. According to the NPD Group’s monthly report for the physical sales of consoles in the USA during June, the PS4 is still in the lead and this is in light of the fact that the price of the XBox One was cut a bit and the sales have been more than doubled for the same month. It will be an interesting watch to see what sales will do over the next couple months.

That's an especially noteworthy accomplishment given the momentum the Xbox One gained last month. Just yesterday, Microsoft announced that Xbox One sales had more than doubled in June (compared with May) after its Kinect-less, $400 model went on sale. No specific figures were offered, and as a result, it was difficult to tell just how many systems the price drop helped to sell.

Source: GameSpot

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