PAX PAX PAX PAX PAX PAX! Im going to PAX! I mean, the rest of the team is going too. Im going on my own dime but big shout out to Squarespace and AMD, without whom, the rest of the team wont be able to attend.
Its happening. Intel just officially unveiled the new Kaby lake processors. There are the Kaby Lake Y processors wither will be aimed at high end tablets and 2 in 1 devices and then there are the Kaby Lake U processors aimed for notebooks. Kaby lake is still built on the same 14nm process but intel claims that there were enough improvements to the manufacturing process to consider it being called 14nm plus. Kaby lake also features hardware acceleration for VP9 video codecs, meaning there will be an optimized experience for 4k playback on youtube when using chrome. Kaby lake equipped machines will also be able to stream up to 8 4k resolution videos simultaneously. Damn. Along with these video improvements, gaming graphics and cpu related chores can also expect to see performance increases. For now kaby lake is expected to launch on mobile products sometime in q4 of this year. There are also early rumblings of the desktop Kaby lake coming as early as January 2017.
Last week it was leaked that Playstation now will be coming soon to PC. Well i guess soon means it launches today… on a tuesday. Playstation now or PSNOW as the cool kids call it is sony’s version of netflix for games. So this means that Windows PC users can now play over 400 ps3 games without having to buy a PS3. PS Now isn’t free though you will need a subscription to PS now either 1 month for $19.99, 3 months for $44.99 or $99.99 for a whole year. Not sure if you want to commit to PSnow? Well they also offer a 7 day free trial so you can test the waters on your PC. Personally I think playstation plus members should be able to use PSnow without paying extra, but obviously they’re separate services. What do you guys think? Will you try out PS Now for Windows PC? Why or why not? Let us know and comment below.
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Yesterday, Google’s chrome browser will has the google cast built right into it. Anyone can use it and there’s no extra installs or configurations.
Polyphony Digital announced that they will be delaying the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport from November 2016 to sometime in 2017. When asked why, they said they did not want to compromise the experience in anyway.. Pff a likely story…
LG just announced 3 new ultrawide monitors. A 38inch model for $1500 thats due out next month, a 34inch model for $700 due in october and another 34inch for $600 due in november.
Samsung is reported to be working on a successor to the Galaxy TabPro S. Low key though, i might legit buy one. The tabpro S i reviewed earlier this year was pretty good.
Microsoft finally has a fix for the Surface Pro 3 battery issue. The new firmware is rolling out today.
And the Battlefield 1 beta starts today for those of you who were smart enough to sign up early. But if you weren’t one of those people, the beta will be available for everyone to try tomorrow. And if you were wondering, i didnt sign up for early access, so now i have to wait… like a sucker.
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Seagate has just rebranded their drives to be more easily identified for their purposes. Theyre calling it the Guardian Series. And what if I told you that NCIX will be carrying Seagates new Guardian series drives? And guess what? The Seagate Guardian series go all the way up to a whopping 10TB in capacity. Well what are the guardians? First up there’s the ever dependant Barracuda, for all of your regular AND gaming computing needs. Then there’s the fearsome Iron Wolf for those who need NAS storage and raid configurations. And finally the watchful Skyhawk will keep your surveillance systems running day after day. Click here to buy or find out more about the new Seagate Guardian drives. And stay tuned to Netlinked Daily in September as we may have a little something something to give away for fans with benefits…. It may or may not be a 10 TB hard drive….10TB… thats a whooole lot of storage. Again, click here to learn more.
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