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Microsoft Smartband Coming in October with 11 Sensors, Open APIs, and Cross-platform Compatibility

"This week has been all about the smartwatch. Google officially launched two of them at Google I/O and released the Android Wear SDK to developers. Not long after, someone with knowledge of Asus' plans let slip the fact that Asus has its own watch in the works and that it would be out in September. Now we're hearing a few more details about Microsoft's smartwatch plans from one of our own sources." [Read More]

SteamOS to be Released on Friday the 13th

"While it must be disappointing news for those internationally that the 300 Steam Machine beta boxes will be confined to the U.S. only, it's not all bad. Friday the 13th will bring some good fortunes to those who want to take the SteamOS software for a spin, as Valve will make it downloadable tomorrow."

Remembering Computex 2013: The Booth Babes

"We wrapped up our Computex 2013 coverage last week, summarizing our meeting with 19 of the 33 companies we sat down with at the show. But booth babes never get old. So, here are some more fond memories to remember Taipei's most popular trade show by." ->Look Here<-

Battlefield 4 Alpha Doesn't List Support for Windows 8

"A number of fans are reportedly receiving their invites to the Battlefield 4 Alpha Trial. A screenshot of the invite can be seen on Neogaf along with the system requirements. Interestingly enough, the present game does not support Windows 8 or a 32-bit platform.

Valve Confirms Linux-based Steam Box

"Gabe Newell's already expressed his less-than-positive sentiments on the Windows 8 ecosystem. So it's really not much of a surprise that the Steam Box, Valve's own take on the game console, is going to be Linux-based.

Best SSDs For The Money: December 2012

"The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are over, but there are still bargains to be found. This month, we talk about OCZ's new Vector, a special Assassin's Creed III bundle from Samsung, and updated endurance numbers for Intel's SSD 335.

Detailed solid-state drive specifications and reviews are great—that is, if you have the time to do the research. However, at the end of the day, what an enthusiast needs is the best SSD within a certain budget.

Are We Losing Interest in Computers?

"As part of its financial website, Google allows users to compare search traffic of aggregated industries against the developing price of stock. The search traffic is normalized to the value of 1.0 and the search volume that occurred on January 1, 2004. Don't expect any dramatic revelations or search numbers or even a search volume pertaining to a single company. However, the selection of 27 industries and related search terms may cause some speculation of a changing way how we acquire information.

Deals August 16: Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card $360

"This is the mother of all video card deals. You get one of the best graphics cards available today, which can power through Battlefield 3 like it's Pacman, and four free PC games for $90 less than the next lowest price. Snatch this beast up before this $70 coupon code disappears tomorrow! VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 Video Card w/four PC Games for $360 (normally $430 - coupon code DCZ69391)..."

Video Teaser: Revisiting Our GeForce GTX 680 Cleavage

"If you haven't yet had the chance to read our Cleavage coverage of Nvidia's newest flagship graphics card, check out GeForce GTX 680 2 GB Review: Kepler Sends Tahiti On Vacation and GeForce GTX 680, Part 2: SLI, 5760x1080, And Overclocking. In those two stories, we cover the GeForce GTX 680's excellent stock performance, impressive efficiency, improved display connectivity support, and SLI scaling. When the GeForce GTX 680 launched, its $500 price tag made it a significantly more attractive purchase than a $550 Radeon HD 7970.

Google Increases Bug Award to $20,000

"The company said that it will now award $20,000 for any bug that allows code execution on its "production systems". Google will also pay $10,000 for SQL injection bugs as well as for "certain types" of information disclosure, authentication, and authorization bypass bugs. The previous top reward of $3,133.70 now applies to "many types of XSS, XSRF, and other high-impact flaws in highly sensitive applications."

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