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So, last week I talked about the Microsoft event and the big deal from that was the Surface Studio. Well, it appears that Dell is making its own version of the Surface Studio. At Adobe’s Max conference in San Diego today, Dell showed a teaser trailer for the upcoming all-in-one PC. There wasn’t any information about specs, price, or when it will officially be unveiled, but from the teaser it looks like the PC will have two screens as opposed to the one that is on the Surface Studio. The top screen looks like a regular monitor, but the lower touchscreen appears to function more like a tablet that you would use in place of your keyboard. The trailer shows someone using adobe premiere with the timeline on the touchscreen and video playback on the monitor, which could be pretty cool functionality. Dell also shows their own version of the Surface Dial, which allows users to access input tools and manipulate a project by adjusting it on the touchscreen or using it like a mouse. Microsoft said that they are open to other partners using their technology to bring similar Surface Studio-like devices to the market, so I guess Dell is doing that. What do you guys think about these ‘studio’ devices anyways? Do you think we’ll be seeing more of this kind of thing in the future and would you ever consider buying one? Let us know in the comments below.
So, EVGA had a few headaches last week when it was revealed that their GTX 10 series graphics cards were overheating to the point of literally smoking and even catching fire because of inadequate VRM cooling. So, they responded by saying they’d give free thermal pads to owners of affected cards, BUT NOW EVGA has made a BIOS update available to take care of this problem. At first, EVGA had blamed people for using the Furmark benchmark, noting that the VRM component of the EVGA FTW and SC cards were getting seriously hot when using this benchmark. The company has since tested cards with Furmark, however, and saw that a VBIOS update was necessary. EVGA says the update will adjust the fan-speed curve to ensure sufficient cooling of all components at all operating temperatures and that all will soon be well in the world of EVGA cards. If you own an EVGA 10 series card, you can download the update now as the update applies to 1060 owners as well, even though 1070s and 1080s have been the only ones affected. If you would prefer to get a warranty with the update already applied, you can request that as well. I’m still waiting for a week where we don’t report on something exploding or catching on fire. Maybe one day.
And Valve is launching the Discovery Update 2.0 to Steam in a few weeks. A big policy that this update is implementing is the ban of non-screenshots from store pages. In other words, on a game’s store page, publishers cannot put any content that is not from the actual game. Valve said in a statement, “When the ‘screenshot’ section of a store page is used for images other than screenshots that depict the game, it can make it harder for customers to understand what the product is that they are looking at. Valve knows that they haven’t followed these rules in the past and with this update they intend to change that. The policy is likely a response to games like No Man’s Sky which used video and images not found in the game for its promotion. The Advertising Standards Authority is currently investigating them, so…As I always say, honesty before droonnisstyyy….I was hoping I could find a rhyming word, but…no luck.
Google Wallet has launched a Web app that looks just like the mobile app, only this allows you to still use your debit card, which was killed by the mobile app earlier this year. This will make it easier to send and receive money.
Yesterday, Eurogamer reported that this Friday would be the final day of Nintendo’s production on the Wii U. But then, it was reported today that Nintendo denied that was happening and that production of Wii U will continue as normal. So, don’t worry guys, you can still buy that Wii U you’ve always been wanting. It’s not like Nintendo is coming out with anything else new and exciting….I feel compelled to let you know that that was a joke. Ok.
Apple is selling extra storage options for older Macs way cheaper than they used to. Like upgrading a 256GB 13-inch MacBook Air to a 512GB SSD costs $200 instead of $300 and a 2015 256GB storage MacBook Pro can be upgraded to 1TB for $600 instead of $800. Anyways, if you are going to buy Apple products, this is probably the best way to do it.
Fractal Design launched their Define C and Define Mini C Cases and that’s all I’m going to say about that because Jack reviewed the Mini C and we released it on the channel this morning, so check that out!
Aaand, Netatmo revealed their Presence security camera back at CES way back in January. Now, after a long delay, they are going on sale today. This will be the first security camera on the market with built-in AI. It can distinguish between people, cars, and animals and send you a smartphone message like “car seen” or “person seen.”
Sources for all of today’s news stories can be found in the ncix forum post linked in the description.
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