Next year will mark the 20th Anniversary of QuakeCon, wow now I really am starting to feel old! QuakeCon 2015 has been officially announced by publisher Bethesda Softworks and will take place July 23-26 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Yesterday Valve launched the Steam Discovery Update which they say “introduces new functionality and features designed to optimize the Steam shopping experience as the number of new titles on Steam increases.” Steam has also announced that their user-base has increased to over 100 million active accounts!
ECS USA is proud to announce the kick off of its “Design Your Own LIVA” competition in North America. All the participants are able to vote for the entries for the opportunity to win grand prizes. Starting September 1, 2014, ECS will be searching for the most creative person of the year. The Grand Prize winner will win US$1,000.
Google’s Glass has been invite only for quite sometime until earlier this year when they started selling their “Explorer Edition” to anyone willing to pay the $1500 price point. It looks like Google is expanding the availability of the wearable as they are now offering the “Explorer Edition” on the Google Play Store.
On Monday we saw what has to be one of the most historic breaches of celebrity privacy we’ve ever seen. A large amount of private and compromising photos of many A-list female celebrities were posted on 4Chan. According to the poster the images were obtained from Apple’s iCloud servers.
The MSI X99S XPOWER AC, one of MSI’s new Intel X99 based OC motherboards, just obliterated the Cinebench R15 world record for the Intel Core i7 5960X processor by scoring a staggering 2314 points while all 8 cores were running at an amazing 5931.02 MHz clock speed, which is almost 200 MHz higher than any other X99 motherboard currently on the market.
Earlier this year in April Microsoft ended its support for Windows XP. So that meant no more security updates and fixes. Even though support for Windows XP has ended it is still a very popular operation system, especially in business and on ATM and other point-of-sale machines. Because of this the Windows community is working on updating XP and even has plans for an official service pack 4.
Rumors started about Google purchasing Twitch for $1 Billion about three months ago. Since then we have not heard anything official from either Google or Twitch. So has the deal even happened or is Twitch looking for other suitors? Well it has been reported today by multiple sources that Amazon is in “late stage stalks” to purchase Twitch.tv for $1 billion.
Facebook users have been quite upset with the company as recently they have made it a requirement for US users to user their Facebook Messenger app to chat with other Facebook users. Well it looks like there is a trick that allows you to keep chatting in the normal Facebook app if you have an iPhone.
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