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A gallery of the new Steam Machines

Valve unveiled 14 Steam Machines at their CES press conference this past evening. After Gabe Newell gave us the rundown, we had a chance to get up close with some of the new models. Here is a gallery of the new machines we saw last night. Y...   read

 
 
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HipShotDot puts a red dot right on your screen

I thought something was wrong with a television I came across at CES tonight. There was a big red dot right in the center of a screen, like a really bright bad pixel. At second glance I noticed that a game of Call of Duty Ghosts had the dot...   read

 
 
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Maingear's Spark Steam Machine is tiny

Maingear's entry to the Steam Machine market is the small form factor Spark. The system weighs less than one pound, and is smaller than a DVD case. Dimension wise, it's 4.5” width, 4.23 depth, and 2.34” in height.  Okay, so...   read

 
 
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Steam Controller first hands-on impressions

Valve had plenty of Steam controllers for press to try following their press conference tonight at CES. I gave it a spin with several games, with varying success. I also played around with the UI a bit. Read on for my first impressions.&nbs...   read

 
 
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Steam Machine prices range from $499 to $6,000

Valve just revealed the full list of Steam Machine partners at their CES press conference today. All these PCs run the new SteamOS, and we have the prices for 12 of the 14 announced partner PCs along with some basic hardware specs. The full...   read

 
 
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Alienware's new Steam Box looks goooooood

They're not talking price or specs yet, but they are showing off the tiny form factor of the Alienware Steam Box. This thing is gorgeous in person with its glossy finish and lighting. It's hand sized, with rubber footing and bottom ventilat...   read

 
 
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Intel's 3D cameras

Intel pushing Kinect-like 3D cameras with new computers

Intel is pushing a 3D camera as part of its focus on "perceptual computing," technology like voice recognition, facial recognition, and gesture control, CNET reports. Partnerships with manufacturers like Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenov...   read

 
 
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The best joke at Sony's CES conference that no one got

During Sony's CES press conference, Sony Electronics President and COO Mike Fasulo went on about the newest resolution buzzword, 4K. 4K movies, 4K cameras, 4K Netflix streaming, 401Ks, 4 K9 units ripping apart a violent offender. They were ...   read

 
 
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Valve unveils 14 new Steam Box machines

We're at Valve's CES press conference tonight, where Gabe Newell just unveiled 13 Steam Boxes. They literally ripped the covers off of 13 under-lit pedestals where each of the new boxes are displayed for attending press. Makers like Alienwa...   read

 
 
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CyberPowerPC's customizable Steam Machine starts at $499

Today is Steam Machine reveal day, and our latest look is at CyberPowerPC's line. Revealed at the Consumer Electronic Show 2014, the PC maker is going to have two customizable models available in the second half of 2014. Both models feature...   read

 
 
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Control your Dish DVR with new PS3 and PS4 apps

Dish Network announced today at CES that applications are coming to PS3 and PS4 that will give users control of their Hopper Whole-Whome HD DVR. Set to release this spring, their Virtual Joey will give users the same experience they have on...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's CES coverage starts now

CES coverage on Destructoid kicks off now. We've already seen a Steam Box or two as well as some crazy 4k monitors, and the show hasn't even started yet. For gamers, the real show starts tonight with Valve's press conference, which is plann...   read

 
 
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Digital Storm Steam Box

A closer look at Digital Storm's Bolt II Steam Box

Digital Storm showed us their newly announced Steam Machine this morning in a pre-CES meeting. Their Bolt II is small, sleek, premium option for those wanting to get into what Valve is putting down. This particular offering supports both St...   read

 
 
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Nvidia's G-SYNC kills screen tearing and stuttering

Monitor makers will be showing off their new models that support Nvidia's new G-SYNC technology here at CES this week. This tech synchronizes the monitor refresh rate with the GPU's rendering to make problems like tearing and stuttering go ...   read

 
 
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Steam Machine: 12 partners are making machines so far

CES 2014 is the big coming out party for Valve's Steam Machines. I'm seeing one bright and early tomorrow morning here in Las Vegas, coming from Digital Storm. Later tomorrow evening I'll be attending Valve's press conference where we expec...   read

 
 
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Nvidia's Tegra K1 GPU has 192 cores, can match Xbox 360

Nvidia kicks off CES with their new mobile processor, dubbed the Tegra K1. This super chip features first 192-core GPU based on the Kepler architecture, powered by DirectX 11, and supporting Unreal Engine 4 and OpenGL 4.4. There are 64- an...   read

 
 
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Digital Storm's Valve-approved Steam Machine teased

Digital Storm says that they have the first liquid-cooled Valve-approved Steam Machine ready to show at CES next month. The PC maker says that they're not trying to compete with console pricing at all, and are going after graphical power in...   read

 
 
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Valve to announce first run of Steam Machines at CES 2014

Time sure flies when you're having fun. It seems like not all that long ago that we were marveling at the Xi3 Piston at CES 2013 and wondering if it would be the first "Steam Box". Now we're already knocking on the door to 2014, and we're a...   read

 
 
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Valve's Steam Machine prototype looks like a cable box

[Update: The Verge has some sexy box and controller shots as well as a hands-on for you to read over. Engadget also sticks their face inside the machine.] Look at these new pictures of Valve's Steam Machine prototypes. The Seattle Times&nbs...   read

 
 
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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai delivering CES opening keynote

CES isn't until after Christmas. January, in fact. But we seem to be in the habit of preparing for holidays months in advance, so put away your Christmas lights and pull out your CES 4K LEDs because it's late October and Christmas is practi...   read

 
 
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Tegra 4

CES: Blood Sword, an impressive Nvidia Tegra 4 showcase

Nvidia announced the Tegra 4 mobile processor here at CES this week, and they were using a name game called Blood Sword to show it off.  With this kind of power under the hood it's easy to forget you're playing a mobile game. I played ...   read

 
 
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CES: This is how Tomb Raider does multiplayer

Multiplayer in Tomb Raider? What the hell, right? As strange as it sounds, it was pretty easy to get into here at a preview event during CES 2013. The characters and locales come straight out of Tomb Raider's single-player, though it looks ...   read

 
 
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CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements

We reviewed and really liked PDP's Afterglow wireless headset last year, mostly for its excellent sound quality and pricing. We liked that it worked with all consoles and mobile devices, too. Really, the only thing we didn't like was the he...   read

 
 
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Your HDTV sucks

CES: It's official: Your HDTV sucks now

It is coming whether you want it or not, just like 3D did. (Well, that's a bad example.) This time it’s 4K television, and it’s the biggest thing at CES this year. Pushing the resolution up to double (or more) over your current ...   read

 
 
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CES: Get mechanical with ROCCAT Ryos gaming keyboards

For some gamers, only mechanical keyboards will do. If you’re one of these gamers, ROCCAT is aiming squarely at you with their new Ryos series of keyboards. I had a chance to check them out here at CES this week. What’s neat abo...   read

 
 
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