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.

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.

Steam Store Update to Fix Garbage

The Steam Store is a great place to buy games and the entire Steam experience is really what multiplayer gaming is all about - community. Although Steam does a lot of things right, the store is getting pretty awkward and difficult to manage. I guess that is partly the fault of having so much content and trying to figure out how to currate it and make it accessible, while at the same time giving all developers equal representation. Valve is working on it and has outlined some changes. Hopefully this makes it the Store that we all love - developers included.

A new option to set "Global Customer Preferences" could turn out to be the most significant. Steam's dominance on the PC and its relatively open nature means its home page regularly gets flooded with "Early Access" games in the initial stages of development or virtual reality games, which comparatively few Steam users have access to. This is a problem with Steam in general: so many new games are added to the platform every day, players have a hard time finding the games they want to play.

Source: Vice

Steam Machine Missing From Steams Dev Days

I believe it was Jason that called the death of Steam Machines long before they even launched and according to the schedule for Steams own "Dev Days", the fact that the Steam Machine is missing, pretty much confirms that even Valve thinks it's dead. At the very least, it's not worth spending time on - or developing for. That's not good news for any early adopters.

In the latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey Linux users only accounted for 0.83% of Steam usage, so it is good to see that Valve still thinks it is an important enough platform to talk about at the Dev Days event. Interestingly, the same can’t be said for Steam Machines which haven’t even received a single mention.

Source: Neowin

Will it Flush? Mercury

I'm not sure who comes up with these ideas, but this video is cooler than I thought it would be. It's well worth the 12 minutes of your time.


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