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Original Windows demo video shows pre-OS in 1983

At a trade show known as COMDEX all the way back in 1983, an intrepid group of technology enthusiasts captured a great many bits and pieces of what were to become crucial components in the computing universe that we know today. One of the demos shown here was Microsoft’s original demonstration of Windows 1.0. “You might think of the icon … Continue reading

iBuyPower: Steam Machines will battle consoles, not PCs

Each Steam Machine coming to the market later this year will be unique – that’s the message we’re getting from groups like iBuyPower and Falcon Northwest here in the first month of the year. Speaking with the creators of the SteamOS devices that’ll be arriving inside the second half of the year, it would seem as though they’ve got some … Continue reading

Intel admits CES wearables used rival chips

Intel’s much-vaunted wearables shown off at CES 2014 last week didn’t even necessarily use the company’s own processors, it has admitted, with at least one of the gadgets using low-power chips from arch rival ARM. Some of the prototypes relied on “third-party parts” an Intel spokesperson conceded to PCMag, though declined to specify either which devices or which components; however … Continue reading

Steam Controllers 3rd party potential; “official” requirements

If you’re planning on making your very own Steam Machine this upcoming inaugural release season and you’re a manufacturer looking to sell this device to the public, there’s one point of order you’ll need to concentrate on first and foremost: the Steam Controller. Here Valve places one of the only hardware bits that they’d like to control implicitly. While Gabe … Continue reading

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SMS Audio Star Wars line eyes-on: 50 Cent goes galactic

Coming completely out of left field with a release of Star Wars headphones – officially licensed and everything – was 50 Cent and SMS Audio. It’s difficult to describe the way this new cross-section of Star Wars headphones looks and feels without being there with them in your own hands, as it were. It’s almost as if they’re made to … Continue reading

Ford Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication driving experience

Sitting in a parking lot across the street from the convention center was a driving demonstration from Ford. They were here at CES 2014 showing off the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication technology, which is also referred to as V2V. Put in the simplest form, V2V is safety related. But to simply use the word safety without diving further into detail does it … Continue reading

Sen.se Mother eyes-on: turn everyday items smart

Sen.se was here at CES 2014 showing off a monitoring system called Mother. The Mother works in conjunction with sensors which are called Cookies and these can be used to monitor a variety of things. Some use case examples include getting notified when the kids arrive home, how long they brush their teeth, or as a reminder to take your … Continue reading

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Original Windows demo video shows pre-OS in 1983

At a trade show known as COMDEX all the way back in 1983, an intrepid group of technology enthusiasts captured a great many bits and pieces of what were to become crucial components in the computing universe that we know today. One of the demos shown here was Microsoft’s original demonstration of Windows 1.0. “You might think of the icon … Continue reading

iBuyPower: Steam Machines will battle consoles, not PCs

Each Steam Machine coming to the market later this year will be unique – that’s the message we’re getting from groups like iBuyPower and Falcon Northwest here in the first month of the year. Speaking with the creators of the SteamOS devices that’ll be arriving inside the second half of the year, it would seem as though they’ve got some … Continue reading

Motorola talks Android, Wearables & Nest: The SlashGear Interview

It’s fair to say Motorola had a big 2013, and SlashGear sat down with Steve Horowitz, senior VP of software engineering, and Steve Sinclair, VP of product marketing, at CES last week to talk wearables, contextual ecosystems, and the Internet of Things. The Google-owned company kicked off a new smartphone strategy, epitomized by the always-listening Moto X and the shockingly-affordable … Continue reading

Tobii EyeX eye-tracking for UI and Gaming hands-on with SteelSeries

With the folks at Tobii Technology you’ve got some of the most advanced work in the world being down with eye-tracking with the PC. This month they’re introducing a partnership with gaming peripheral leaders SteelSeries in an effort to jump-start their entry into the personal PC eye-tracking market. The first introduction we’ve had with Tobii has been their very own … Continue reading

CES 2014 Post-Mortem: The Qualified Quantified Self

CES 2014 has come and gone, and as the dust settles it’s time to pick over the remains of the show. The Consumer Electronics Show demands a theme – or at least we in the industry demand a theme of it – and 2014 proved to be wearables, with a little competition from Ultra HD (again) and big, curved TVs … Continue reading

It’s Time for the Game Industry to Adopt a Controller Standard

The time has come: the video game industry must finally come together to pick a single standard for game controllers that will work across platforms and easily handle gameplay on any device. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, a slew of companies showed off their own Steam Machines. That, coupled with the latest-generation consoles, the possibility of the … Continue reading

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