Ep. 134 – Bring On The New Year

It’s a year-end Widget. What were the big tech and gaming things of 2013 that actually mattered? Also: stuff.

Tech/Hardware News:

AT&T offers $70/month gigabit home service… with a catch.

Spygate

  • FBI has been monitoring you for years.

  • NSA monitoring Xbox Live and Warcraft activity for ‘terrorists’.

Apple

  • Cracks the Chinese market in 2014. Potential 760 million users on offer.

  • New Mac Pro released. Fully maxed out Mac Pro goes for $9,599 (Paul’s getting 2)

    • 2.7 GHz 12-core, 30 MB L3 Cache

    • 64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM

    • 1 TB PCIe Flash Storage

    • Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM each

  • IOS 7.04 untethered jailbreak released.

Samsung and LG to show 105” curved TV’s at next month’s CES.

£30 tablet to launch in the UK.

First 3D printed metal guns on sale.

USB Type-C Connector Unveiled.

Amazon drones to take over the world……eventually.

‘Your Free Proxy’ software secretly turns your PC into a bitcoin mining machine.

Avegant Glyph looks to challenge the Oculus Rift.

“A Virtual Retinal Display uses a micromirror array and a combination of optics to reflect an image directly onto your retina, effectively using the back of your eyeball as a screen. The resulting picture is extremely sharp and vivid, unlike anything a conventional display can produce. In particular, the 3D images are exceptionally clear.”

Gaming News:

Sony

  • PS4 is the fastest ever selling console in the UK.

  • PS4 surpasses Wii-U worldwide sales in hours.

  • More PSN hack problems reported.

Microsoft

  • Want a dev kit…or a brick?

  • Project ‘Threshold’ to unify One, Windows & Phone development.

  • Dumbass buys Xbox One photo off eBay, gets free console from retailer.

Nintendo

  • Yoshi’s Island in Sonic. My 12 year old self is shocked.

  • New Yoshi’s Island game coming to 3DS.

  • New Mario Kart 8 trailer but no release date.

Valve

  • Steam OS Beta released by Valve

  • Valve joins the Linux foundation.

  • iFixIt tears down the Steam Machine.

  • Lists VR search category for Oculus Rift.

Razor to release an IOS controller for iPhone?

Battlefield 4 updates continue & continue & continue. China also bans the game.

Sonic 2 restored for IOS with long lost Hidden Palace Zone.

Just Cause 2 developers embrace the modding scene for online multiplayer mode.

How about controlling a game with your tongue?

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