Gaming, Hardware, VR World

SteelSeries Creating New Peripheral for The Sims 4

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SteelSeries has announced that they will be creating a new line of peripherals themed to go with The Sims 4. The peripherals will include a mouse, headset, and QCK mousepad with the signature all white with a green gem styling for the headset and mouse while the mousepad will feature artwork from the game. For more information, click here.   As you can tell from the image above, the SteelSeries Sims 4 mousepad carries a promotional graphic of the games various potential characters as well as EA’s MAXIS and SteelSeries’ logos. Below, you can see the headset with the green and orange diamond covered ear cups,

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Gaming, Hardware, Reviews

Review: Netgear's R7000 Nighthawk Takes 5GHz Performance to New Distances

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Up for consideration today is the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Router. Advertised as being built for gaming, media streaming, and mobile devices, this device was an honoree at the 2014 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering awards. Of course for all of you who are already familiar with the lines and reputation of Netgear, this quality product should come as no surprise. The R7000 touts the new 802.11AC wireless standard along with a number of features designed to improve the user experience: AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds 1GHz Dual Core Processor Beamforming+ improves range & performance High powered amplifiers & antennas to extend your WiFi coverage Advanced

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Hardware

SteelSeries limited edition Diablo III accessories

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SteelSeries has reminded us of their Diablo 3 themed peripherals. All of them available now, the line includes the limited edition Reaper of Souls QcK mousepad retailing for $14.99/ ?14.99 in the SteelSeries Web Shop. With this new mousepad there is also the Diablo III mouse and the Diablo III headset, the latter of which now features full support of the SteelSeries Engine 3.

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Hardware

Review: Feenix Dimora

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Up for review today is the Dimora mousepad, made by Feenix. As far as mouse surfaces go, the Dimora sets itself apart by being a solid plastic construction. That said, let?s move on to the unboxing. The Dimora comes packaged in the same plain style of box that seems to be characteristic of Feenix designs, this time in black. The Dimora is set inside within a foam frame, packaged only with a single card that explains that the pad is ready for use right out of the box and encouraging you to register the product. The only Feenix branding on the product itself is the

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Hardware

Review: Feenix Nascita

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Up for review today is the 2014 edition of the Nascita mouse, made by Feenix. If you?re wondering who Feenix is, from the horse?s mouth of their PR, they bill themselves as a boutique peripheral firm for luxury gaming instruments. Still confused? So was I, until our company met with them at CES2014. Their visual aesthetic stems from a design decision to strive for simplicity and elegance and still deliver the best possible gaming experience while fitting in fashionably in any home or office. This has lent itself well to the major differentiator behind the Nascita?s design: promising to be completely driver-less. Moving on, the

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Apple, Companies, Hardware

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller available

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SteelSeries has announced that their Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller is now available for order. Debuted at CES, the controller is specifically designed for console-style gameplay on Apple i-devices running iOS 7 with supported, controller-enabled games. The controller is available on the SteelSeries website as well as at Apple stores and Apple.com for $79.99/?79.99 For more information about the Stratus Controller, please click here.

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Enterprise, Hardware, Technology Security

NETGEAR at CES2014

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At CES, NETGEAR introduced a new family of DOCSIS 3 cable modem router products: the AC1750 WiFi cable modem router (C6300) and the N450 WiFi cable Modem Router. The AC1750 is a gateway combining the fastest cable modem speeds of up to 680 Mbps with Gigabit Wifi Speeds of up to 1750 Mbps. The N450 is a gateway offering cable modem speeds up to 340 Mbps with the fastest 2.4Ghz Wifi speed and performance up to 450 Mbps. Also debuted at CES were the AC750 Wifi Range extender (EX6100) and the AC1200 High Power Wifi Range extender (EX6200). The AC750 WiFi Range Extender provides up

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Hardware

FLIR shows off new FLIR ONE Thermal Optic Phone Accessory at CES 2014

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Thermal optic company FLIR is at CES 2014 demonstrating their new FLIR ONE, an iPhone 5 and 5s compatible accessory which converts it into a personal thermal imaging device. At a projected MSRP of under $350, the FLIR One will bring the normally prohibitively expensive thermal imaging hardware to a userspace that normally would never think to even acquire it. The FLIR ONE fits over the back of the phone like a protective case, plugging in to the charging port along the bottom and overlaying an additional camera on top of the unit at a weight of only 3.2 ounces. Accessed through the FLIR ONE

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Hardware, Technology Security

Tracking Point shows off new TP AR15 at CES 2014

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Tracking point made another appearance at this year’s CES with a new product in hand based on the AR-15 platform. Built entirely off of a base of commercial consumer-grade parts, the new tracking point system promises the same relative level of accuracy as their previous bolt action system in 5.56, .300 BLK, and 7.62. The new and improved Networked Tracking Scope calculates the same things as it’s predecessor in a smaller package: Range, Drop, Magnus effect, Spin drift, Coriolis, Direction, Cant, Inclination, Wind (manual input) Pressure, Temperature, Relative humidity, Adaptive life cycle ballistics, Muzzle Velocity, Barrel length and twist, Lock time, ballistic coefficient, and Drag

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Hardware

Seagate announces milestones, new slimmer storage solutions

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Seagate showed off a number of milestones and advancements to their established lines as well as touting new business focused models and a data recovery service aimed at the general consumer base. Thanks to their 5mm ultra thin drive form factor that still uses regular SATA, Seagate has since gotten a number of design wins with a number of large companies in ubiquitous models such as Dell, Lenovo, and HP. In the current condition, this drive form factor is also under consideration for a serious expansion in a tablet device. Representatives touted the fact that in testing, attempting to break the drive through shock and

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Business, Hardware

LaCie highlights Little Big Disk, FUEL

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In the LaCie presentation today, the Little Big Disk was the highlight of the affair, with the FUEL being a major new product in addition to their refresh of the Little Big Disk series. The Little Big Disk touts itself using a Thunderbolt 2 connection, reconfiguring from the previous edition into 2x the speed with a new controller in the drive and on the computer. Redesigned completely using the new NGFF M.2 form factor with PCIe bus connectors, it can reach 8-900 mb/s transfer speeds. The device itself contains two separate drives in RAID 0 or 1 leaving it to the user to decide on

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Hardware

EVGA announces new mice and chassis at CES 2014

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Today in the EVGA suite at CES 2014, they showed us their new entries into the gaming mouse line along with a pair of new chassis, along with a handful of graphics cards ripe for the gaming market. Following a long road of development, EVGA announced the Torq X10 mouse today.Designed for the gaming and enthusiast market, the mouse features a silver plated cable, Omron switches, Teflon coating, Torx head adjustable body and symmetrical button layout, and a customizable RGB LED. The angle of the grip can be adjusted with a provided tool and for non-right handed gamers, the included software can be used to

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VR World

Intel wants to remove the 'Fiction' from Science Fiction

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Today at CES 2014 Intel announced a new line of 3D interaction technology under the umbrella of RealSense technologies. With a reinvigorated focus on perceptual computing and interconnectivity on everything, Intel has partnered with a number of their usual OEMs including Asus, Acer, NEC, Dell, HP, Fujitsu, Lenovo, and 3D systems. This partnership with 3D systems is in response to their 3D camera technology which will be integrated into new products. The 3D RealSense camera is capable of discerning 3D depth of field in real time, and with the proper software allow for real-time filtering. This camera features a best in class depth sensor and

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Business, Enterprise, Hardware

CSE 2014 Panasonic announces more of the same, but stronger and higher resolution

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Today Panasonic announced a number of new products with a focus on the enterprise market and a few 4K innovations for their consumer product lines. In the announcement, special emphasis was made on how Panasonic is ?more than just a TV company? and intends to bring practical 4K to a number of enterprise solutions while also bringing about new 4k consumer products that will expand their influence beyond the living room. With an established 30+ year history in broadcast, Panasonic is releasing a new 31 inch 4K monitor intended for professional use, along with their Varicam 4K professional camera series that uses the AVC ultra

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Hardware

Feenix Unveils New Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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At CES 2014, boutique peripheral firm Feenix has unveiled their new Autore, a multifunctional mechanical gaming keyboard. The keyboard features a design inspired by Stanley Kubrick and promises gamers with faster typing and less fatigue. The Autore is modeled after the monolith from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and adheres to a minimalist design perspective which meets the needs of aggressive gamers and typists. Featuring Cherry MX Brownswitches, the keyboard also features an aluminum coating with Feenix’s front keeping the keyboard’s surface elegant and durable with a subtle upswept angle offers optimal wrist comfort. The USB connection is gold plated and modular, with an optional

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Hardware

SteelSeries Announces New Peripherals for 2014

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At CES 2014 SteelSeries has announced new additions to their wireless series of gaming peripherals. These two products are the Stratus Controller and the Sensei Wireless gaming mouse. The Stratus is meant for advanced gameplay on mobile platforms featuring operating systems such as iOS 7. The controller itself features a familiar console-style layout with a pressure sensitive direction pad (D-pad), 4 pressure-sensitive action buttons and 4 pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons, in addition to two analog sticks, and a dedicated pairing button to connect. The Stratus will be available for preorder starting in January on the Apple Online Store and the SteelSeries Web shop for $99. The

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Hardware

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Hardware

ROCCAT to present new additions to peripheral lines

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For CES 2014, ROCCAT is announcing their "largest product line-up yet", notably 3 new products in their mice, headset, and mechanical keyboard lineups. Two new Kave XTD gaming headsets set to debut include the Kave XTD 5.1 Analog and the Kave XTD Stereo. The Kave XTD 5.1 Analog is the successor to their original Kave 5.1, featuring classic 5.1 audio jacks plus a USB connector to power up the in-cable remote and LED lighting. The headset features Zero Noise technology thanks to the interference isolator built into its dual-mode in-cable remote. The remote can be used as either desktop or clip on. The overall comfort

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Entertainment, Hardware, VR World

Digital Storm to Reveal Steam Machine at CES 2014

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Today, Digital Storm announced that they will reveal their first liquid cooled, Valve sanctioned Steam Machine at CES 2014. Building on what looks to be their familiar Small Form Factor from the Bolt model, they have stated that it will be a top of its class rig with high end graphics, proprietary liquid cooling solutions designed for the living room, up to a 700W power supply, and advanced airflow thermal management. With both the Steam and Windows Operating systems on board, the new design from Digital Storm will allow users to play any PC game on their big screen from the comfort of their couch.

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Hardware

SteelSeries Announces H Wireless Headset

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Today SteelSeries announced their new H Wireless Headset. Boasting smooth, lag-free wireless performance, the H Wireless Headset uses a fixed-latency, frequency-hopping system that is continuous and automatically searches between available wireless frequencies to ensure responsive and uninterrupted audio performance for the listener. For gamers, the H Wireless Headset enables them to enjoy the sound quality and signal reliability of a wired headset without the tangles and inconveniences of cables. The H Wireless headset has an MSRP of $299.99 and will begin shipping later this month. For more information and future order site click here. The full press release is below in italics. CHICAGO ? Nov.

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