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  Microsoft’s Beam game streaming service was just formally integrated into Windows 10 with the Creators Update last month, but the company is already rebranding the service. Beam launched in January 2016, and was acquired by Microsoft in August of that year. A real clear reason wasn’t given for the name change, but Beam Mixer co-founder and Engineering Lead Matt Salsamendi stated, “This was a tough decision, and not one that we made lightly. We believe so much in the power of the platform and want to grow it in every major market around the world. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t something we could do with the Beam name.  We chose Mixer as our new name because it represents what we love... Read more...
Microsoft had a vision to unify different hardware under a single platform and little by little we're starting to see the benefits of that. The upcoming Creators Update for Windows 10 will really set in motion what Microsoft had in mind. Not only will the Creators Update bring fancy new features and improvements to Windows 10 desktop users, but it will also benefit Xbox One owners. Some of those features are already arriving on the Xbox One, including an overhauled dashboard and Beam streaming. "We’re excited to announce that we are shipping new features to the broader Xbox One community today. This is a big release, and includes Beam streaming, an updated Xbox experience with the new Guide,... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on Beam hitting Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15019, and now, those who have access to the Xbox One Insider Preview should be able to boot their console up and take almost immediate advantage of the same feature (an update will be necessary first, of course). Beam is of course Microsoft's solution for taking on the Goliath that is Twitch.tv. With it, players can watch their favorite Xbox or Windows-derived streams on the same platforms, in addition to Android and iOS (apps existed for those platforms before Microsoft acquired Beam last year). When Beam is loaded on the Xbox One, you'll be greeted to a dashboard that, on the surface, is quite similar... Read more...
Microsoft just acquired Seattle-based company Beam in order to enhance the Xbox One experience. Beam will enable viewers to directly participate in a live streamer's gameplay and broadcast.  Matt Salsamendi, CEO and co-founder of Beam remarked, “As part of Xbox, we’ll be able to scale faster than we’ve ever been able to before. We’re expanding the team, bolstering our infrastructure, and most importantly, continuing to grow and support the amazing community at Beam.”Beam began in January 2016 as a “small group of passionate streamers and an awesome community”. It won Startup Battlefield and was able to grow its community to 100,000 people in a few short months. Salsamendi noted, “I vividly... Read more...
These days, being an LTE modem just isn't enough. Obviously, any LTE modem worth its salt needs an LCD screen, too. Such is the life of AT&T's Beam, a Sierra Wireless-sourced LTE modem that plugs into a laptop's USB port and shots vital signs on the embedded display. Beginning May 10th, customers can pick-up the AT&T Beam from AT&T stores and online for $19.99 with a two-year commitment. The AT&T Beam is a USB modem with an on-device LCD screen, giving customers access to helpful information - such as network indicator, signal strength, and data usage - with just a glance. The AT&T Beam includes an expandable memory slot that supports microSD cards up to 32 GB in size, too.... Read more...
There have been quite a few "world's first" in the smartphone world. World's first Android phone? Check. World's first WiMAX phone? Yep. World's first projector phone? Sure. But world's first projector phone running Android? Nope. Well, until now. Samsung, which has been making serious plays in the smartphone world, has announced that their "Beam" phone, which has Android and a built-in projector, will soon be shipping. The phone itself is a real spectacle. It has a 3.7" touchscreen (Super AMOLED display), Android 2.1, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 802.11n Wi-Fi, an 8MP phone, FM radio, microSD slot and yes, a DLP-based pico projector. It's certainly a never-before-seen set of specifications, and the... Read more...
The Walt Disney Company, Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation Invest in MovieBeam INC. New Digital Entertainment Venture Launches with $48.5 Million in Series A Financing Burbank, Calif., San Jose, Calif. and Santa Clara, Calif., February 14, 2006 – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation, through its leading investment arm Intel Capital, today announced they have invested in MovieBeam, Inc., a newly formed digital entertainment venture. The series A financing round, worth a total of $48.5 million, includes additional investment from tier-one venture capital firms the Mayfield Fund, Norwest Venture Partners and VantagePoint Venture Partners. MovieBeam is... Read more...
Hey folks! If this is your first visit for the day, I'd like to bring your attention to Jeff's review of the 3RSystems R900 Computer Case. This case is a beast, so if your running low on space inside your case, you might want to check it out. Goodnight all. 3RSystems R900 Computer Case "Expansion The R900 has an elegant look. The case is also backed with several extras, helping to expand the features of the R900. Probably considered the more important item is the Dual PSU connector which helps two power supplies work in tandem. The feed accepts a 20-Pin ATX power supply and converts it to a 24-Pin ATX power connector. The sub-connector accepts a second 20-Pin ATX power supply, which doesn't... Read more...
Samsung YH-820 MP3 Player Review @ Designtechnica: "Apple may be king of the MP3 player hill, but there are several companies hoping to dethrone the big red, and Samsung's in line. The new YH-820 micro HDD based MP3 player is not only smaller than the iPod mini, but it sports a bright color display, and dare-we-say it, is just as attractive. But are good looks and solid sound enough to convince users to shun the Apple iPod mini? Read on to find out." IPv6 - A Look At The Next Generation Internet Protocol @ The Tech Zone: "Internet Protocol Version 6, is the latest incarnation of the TCP/IP standard that increases Internet Protocol's ability to scale to billions of users and Internet... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your last dose of news for the day. If your in the market for a fancy new case, check out Robert's review of the ASUS Vento 3600. Goodnight! VoIP Editorial @ TechConnect "Voice Over IP technologies are making a comeback, with cheaper prices and prettier interfaces. What lurks beneath the surface, though?" GeCube X800XLA-VIVO 256MB (RADEON X800 XL - AGP) @ Hardware Zone "Powered by ATI's RADEON X800 XL VPU, the GeCube X800XLA-VIVO 256MB comes with the new Rialto bridge chip that should be welcomed by those unwilling to part with their well-stocked AGP compatible systems. Also find out how the new X800 XL cards stack up against the competition." Sunbeam 20-in-1... Read more...
Hey folks, after a long and intense battle with Windows Networking, I'm here to deliver the news. Most people wouldn't consider networking very intense, but as many of you know... it can be. Yeah I'm a geek, and I love it :) Anyway folks, here's your news. Enjoy! AOpen i915Pa-PLF Motherboard Review @ PCStats "The AOpen i915Pa-PLF motherboard is a socket 775 Intel Pentium 4 solution designed for mainstream users getting ready to upgrade a little of everything. Obviously based on the Intel 915P chipset, this blackened-PCB motherboard supports current 800/533MHz FSB Socket 775 CPUs (Celeron or Pentium 4), and requires a PCI-Express compatible video card. AGP videocards are not supported at... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, it's time for another update. I'm a little short on time at the moment, so please forgive the lack of conversation as I get straight to the news. Legit Reviews has sent us their article for the XFX 6600GT PCI-E, so if your looking for more on that card, make sure to also check out Jeff's review of the 6600GT PCI-E. Enjoy! "17 Inch LCD Display Buyer's Guide" @ XYZ Computing "The Buyer's Guide is going to take a look at some of the many 17" LCD display out there so as to help consumers learn a little bit and get a point to start from. The selection of 17" LCDs is almost unlimited so this is easier said than done, but if you know what you are looking... Read more...
Good afternoon ladies and gents. I've got some new hardware to play around with, and a few errands to run, so I'm going to get straight to the news. Enjoy! Soltek Qbic EQ3901-300P Review @ AMDZone "We are quite happy to have an Athlon 64 small form factor that can handle two hard drives and two optical drives. We are also impressed with the first 300 watt power supply we have seen in a SFF. Stability of the system was excellent, the price is agreeable, and the looks are pleasant." GeForce 6600 GT and SLI @ LostCircuits "From an SLI standpoint, the 6600GT is especially interesting since its single card performance - even though excellent for the price - offers enough headroom for... Read more...
Hello and good evening to all :) In the news tonight, Madshrimps has taken a shot at overclocking the Pentium M (Dothan) using DFI's 855GME-MGF. In addition to that, we also have reviews for the Dell Ispiron 700M Notebook, Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI motherboard, and the Sunbeam Chameleon case. Enjoy! Overclocking the Pentium M: Silent Powerhouse @ Madshrimps "One of Intel's latest CPU runs at 1.6ghz, no there is no typo here, the Pentium M normally intended for laptops have been given a chance to shine in desktop systems also with the help of resourceful motherboard manufactures. We take a closer look at DFI's offering to see how far we overclock this new "Dothan" CPU." Dell Inspiron... Read more...
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