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In Win at CES 2017

In Win definitely brought another eye catching display to CES with two of their custom modded cases, the Medieval Metal and the CSAT, that will be put into production for consumers to buy. Both mods started from plain 509 cases and were modded to themes and rules for In Win’s 30th anniversary case mod invitational.

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In Win also came out with their own RGB fan called the Aurora that is fully modular and has 4 RGB LEDs that can each be altered for different colors. These fans can also be daisy chained together which opens the possibility of changing each individual light on each fan to create some interesting lighting effects. On top of that these fans and also be remote controlled with a hand held remote control, which allows you to not only change the light speed, mode, and brightness but also allows you to change the fan speed, turbo mode (on/off), and lock status.

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In Win has also brought lighting effects to their power supplies for those that really like to show off their cases and mods. In Win also brought along a new and really cool looking case called the tou 2.0. Some of the images of this case do not exactly do it justice as it sports tempered glass sides that can act as two-way mirrors. To top it off all the USB and audio I/O ports are located on the front of the case at the bottom while a light control panel is located on the top front of the case.

We took a lot more images over at In Win and you can view them all starting right here. Also, please check out the rest of our CES coverage right here.

 

How "Game Mode" Works on Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that they will be bringing "Game Mode" to Windows 10 and they've now outlined how it will work. It's pretty simple as they are essentially giving priority to games instead of having them run as just another process and service. This looks like it will still only work with games purchased through the Windows Store and really is quite anti-competitive. With hardware as powerful as it is, it may not be necessary, but if you have aging hardware, it could be the difference that makes the game run smoothly.

On the CPU side, Game Mode allocates a majority of the CPU's cores to be devoted exclusively to the target game, so an eight-core system might get six gaming-dedicated cores when running in Game Mode (depending on what other processes are running). The system then moves threads devoted to other processes off of those gaming-focused cores, reducing thread contention among the various gaming process threads and improving performance.

Source: ArsTechnica

BlackBerry Priv for $290? Yes Please!

If you have been waiting to get a BlackBerry Priv, you'd better hurry as this aging device will soon fade into the history books. That being said, it's a solid device and with it being reduced to a mere $289 online, it might just be the right time to pick one up. It was the flagship device at the beginning of 2016, so it's got a lot of life left in it yet. Take a look at where you can snag the best deal now.

The Priv has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that stows away behind the device's 5.4-inch Quad HD display. BlackBerry itself is now selling the Priv for $499, but you can currently get a new unlocked Priv, in full retail packaging and with all accessories included, for $289.99...

Source: Neowin

Mass Effect Early Access Trial Details

It's been a few years since we've had a Mass Effect sequel and Andromeda looks to be pretty impressive overall. While it may not be entirely open world, there should be enough of a galaxy available to keep you playing for hours on end. That's the nifty think about the earlier installments. Choice you make do affect the play-path in the game and the outcome. It will be available for early access for some people and the details about what all you get and at the link below.

BioWare has shared some new details about Mass Effect: Andromeda's 10-hour Early Access trial for EA Access and Origin Access subscribers, noting that its single-player will be limited. Set to go live on 16 March, a week ahead of Andromeda's release date, subscribers will get to play the game for up to 10 hours.

Source: IBTimes

Raspberry Pi turns 5

The Raspberry Pi project turned 5 at the end of February and to celebrate the occasion, they've announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The Zero model has been out for a bit now, along with its really low $5 price tag and the Zero W will be a little bit of an upgrade, the biggest feature being built-in wireless functionality. The price tag on the Zero W model will be $10 officially which is pretty incredible for a device that small with those features. If you haven't already had the chance to try out a Raspberry Pi device, I'm not sure what you are waiting for as they are a very inexpensive gadget that a simple Google search will show you thousands of projects you can do with them. Official release information of the Raspberry Pi Zero W can be found here.

Today is Raspberry Pi’s fifth birthday: it’s five years since we launched the original Raspberry Pi, selling a hundred thousand units in the first day, and setting us on the road to a lifetime total (so far) of over twelve million units. To celebrate, we’re announcing a new product: meet Raspberry Pi Zero W, a new variant of Raspberry Pi Zero with wireless LAN and Bluetooth, priced at only $10.

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