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Deepcool @ CES 2016

If you haven't heard of Deepcool before, after this CES, you will probably be trying to find someone who sells their products here in North America. Deepcool brought some interesting designs to their suite this year. One of such is the Tristellar case and by looks alone one could almost say it was out of a Star Wars movie. The graphics card is contained in the top one of the three "wings", while the PSU is in the lower left "wing" and lastly the ITX motherboard and CPU are housed in the lower right. There is also enough room to stick one of Deepcool’s liquid coolers in the case as well.

The Images will show the Tristellar S white case however this is a special Bill Owen MOD case with only 50 made globally; the normal version of the case comes in black.

Tristellar

The Genome which will be hitting the market later this year is more than just a case, it's an extreme liquid cooling system. The case and liquid cooler are designed to fit seamlessly together all the while bringing some interesting design elements in along the way. The cooling solution is a 360mm radiator with 3 PWM fans, a helix reservoir, and all the while using the new captain design CPU block and pump. Depending on the final price when it hits the market it really could be worth looking at when building a new rig.

To top it all off DeepCool was demonstrating a PSU that was liquid cooled which is something not too many people have worked on. Who knows if it will become a mainstream item or not, but it's always cool to seem something new and different.

Liquid Cooled PUS

Please be sure to check out more image in our CES gallery here. Also, take a look at the Deepcool website to find our more about these products.

AMD Still Working on Project Quantum

Everyone wants into the small form factor - I mean really small form factor - PC game these days. Zotac was one company that really started pushing things much smaller with their huge line of ITX boards and their their even smaller Nano PCs. AMD has been toying with this segment for a while now, and it looked like they were going to pass on the whole idea, but they've changed their minds. The "Quantum" project will have a new Zen CPU as well as a updated Vega GPU and should be a power-sipping platform that will get the job done for many users.

If Project Quantum retains its original premise however, the design will be fully configurable. The device is perfectly positioned to fight it out (and win) against inferior Steam Machine designs, which will not be able to pack as much graphical performance per cm³ as a fully tricked out Project Quantum.

Source: WCCFTech

BlackBerry Shifts Focus to Software

BlackBerry is starting to see the light. There is very little money to be made in phone hardware - especially when you're a third, or fourth place company. As it stands, BlackBerry has recently purchased a company called "Good" and they have used this little leverage to make a bunch of money in software and services. BlackBerry finally is starting to see the light and they are pushing more toward enterprise software. It will probably be the best move they've made in the last few years - if it's not too late.

I'm sure their $2.6bn pile of cash will sustain then for the next quarter.

To this BlackBerry is gradually adding its own acquisitions. Such as the secure document system BlackBerry picked up, WatchDox, which can geofence documents: very handy if some employee leaves a thumb drive on a train. The “crisis squawker” (there’s no better description) AtHoc which provides crisis management for emergency services, is also swapping its HazMat suite for a white collar, and will be offered to enterprises.

Source: TheRegister

WTU Episode #355 - Chrome OS Gets to (Google) Play

We have just posted up Episode #355 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Chrome OS adds Android Apps, Steam adds movies and Intel subtracts 12,000 employees. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the link below.

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Valve Banning Cheaters Via Phone Numbers

Let's start by getting this out of the way - cheater's suck. I have no sympathy for people who cheat and they get what they deserve. Valve thinks they need to be banned - not just based on user account or email, but phone number as well. At this point you don't HAVE to provide a phone number, but if you have - you won't be able to use it again - and you'll have to create a new Steam account with a new email address and say goodbye to your old library. That's rough - and I applaud their crackdown.

Kotaku notes that even though carriers tend to re-issue phone numbers, the chances of getting a nefarious Counter-Strike player's digits with a new phone and being wrongly banned yourself are pretty low. Beyond that, CS:GO's matchmaking forbids using a VOIP number, which rules out that loophole.

Source: Engadget via Kotaku

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