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Sennheiser focuses on wireless at CES 2015

Every year we try and meet with Sennheiser at CES to see what they have that is new, refined and better and this year their big focus was on wireless. Many companies can put a Bluetooth receiver in a set of headphones, but they don't all sound alike. Sennheiser takes they excellent Momentum line and puts basic Bluetooth features in this great product and manages to keep the audio quality they are known for.

The other wireless set they were showing off was the Urbanite. These have been around in a wired version for a while, but they have joined the wireless world as well and include touch sensitive controls for play, pause, forward, back and to answer and end calls. Take a look at the video below for more details.

 

To check out more of our CES 2015 coverage, please check here and of course you can check out more pictures from the Day 2 of CES 2015 right here.

Android App Pick #197 - Block Puzzle (Merry Christmas)

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are going to make you hate the battery life on your device as you will be playing Block Puzzle All.The.Time. This is a very addicting game that uses blocks similar to Tetris, but does it with a twist. Make sure you check it out!

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Happy New Year!

PlayStation Network Down Most of January 4

Sony hasn't had a very good track record over the last few years with their PlayStation Network. It was down yesterday morning and stayed down all day. Sony issued a statement on Twitter 6-8 hours after the network went down - stating that they were having issues. At this point, they aren't saying whether their was a security breach or not, but I'm hoping they weren't affected by the Ransomware we posted about yesterday. I'm sure your data is fine... Really...

PlayStation Network, and other online services, have found themselves increasingly targeted by various hacking groups and DDoS attackers, enraging gamers everywhere. No hacking groups have claimed responsibility and Sony is not yet stating the reason for why PSN is down, so we'll have to wait for an official comment from the company once it is able to restore service.

Source: Neowin

Linksys @ CES 2016

Linksys always has a good presence at CES and this year was no different. Things on the Belkin side of the business were really busy as they were putting on high quality screen protectors for people as they brought their devices by. On the Linksys side of things, they seem to be aiming toward the consumer enthusiast once again as they have resurrected some of their WRT routers that are DD-WRT compatible.

On the super-fast side of things, they have just announced their new Max-Stream Next-Gen Tri-Band router. This is the EA9500 and they claim it can push as much as 5400Mbps through the 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies while ramping up the 802.11ac and stacking it on top for crazy speeds. You will need a client device that has at least six antennae to maximize the power of your router.


 

One feature of the EA9500 is the MU-MIMO capability. It supports multiple users on the multiple-input, multiple-output protocol. This means that you can stream 12 4K streams at once over a wireless connection. It looks impressive, but we'll have to see how it performs in the real world and not in a theoretical environment.

Please check out more of our CES images here.

Intel Readies 5.1GHz Xeon Chip

It's pretty impressive that Intel is about to release a 5.1GHz Xeon chip that is guaranteed to be stable in a high-demand server platform. It wasn't too long ago when something like this was possible with extreme overclocking and some liquid nitrogen, but now it will be commercially available for servers. I'd love a nice dual-CPU rig running a pair of these. It probably would make video processing a little more bearable.

Getting there won't be easy for this socket LGA2011v3 chip. Despite being a quad-core chip, with just four out of ten cores on the "Broadwell-EP" silicon bring physically enabled, the chip's TDP is rated at 165W. Other features include 10 MB of L3 cache, and a quad-channel DDR4 memory interface.

Source: TechPowerUp

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