Steam Machines Available for Pre-Order

You probably have heard that Steam was trying to make computer gaming a lot more accessible to the average game lover or the gamer by offering up smaller & more affordable hardware. Also, they declared their plans to develop a controller designed particularly with a computer gaming in mind. The great news is that the time has come & these are now readily available for pre-order. Now, you are able to pre-order a Steam Link streamer, Steam Controller, and 2 Linux-based gaming Computers at GameStop, Micromania, EB Games, and GAME UK. Best of all, you get your precious hardware almost a month prior to everyone else.


The Steam Controller is just a thing to behold. It is designed to emulate a mouse and keyboard with 2 big circular touchpads. This innovative input device enables you to play games from all genres, such as traditional gamepad-type games as well as games normally reserved for play with a keyboard and mouse. The Steam Controllers are wireless & completely configurable. The Controller retail is just for 49.99 USD.



The Steam Link enables existing Steam gamers to flourish the range of their current gaming setup through their home network. Simply connect your Steam Machine or Steam Computer to your home network, plug into a television & stream your games to the Link at 1080p. The Steam Link will also run you 49.99 USD.


Starting today, you will be able to pre-order your own Steam Machine. Pre-ordering your Steam Machine now means that you’ll receive it on 16 October, weeks just before the official retail launch on 10 November. As of now there’re only 2, but Valve assures to have more options later on. Syber and Alienware are two of the manufacturers that offer their own designs of the Steam Machine & the prices are not all that bad when compared to the selling price of entry for a console. Both starts at around 400 USD, but if you are really into the concept, you will be able to drop up to 1400 USD.
3The Alienware Steam Machine will cost 449 USD. The Steam operating system comes with a more efficient Steam Controller that runs with any console on the marketplace with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor, 4GM RAM, and GeForce 860M+ graphics. These are just the beginning. It’s also got an HDMI slot so you can route your other HD gadgets through the Alienware box easily.


New Picture (3)The Syber Steam Machine features standard desktop GPU support NVIDIA GTX 980. It is more powerful and allows you to upgrade your graphics card in the future. But, it doesn’t come with a controller. The Syber Steam Machine will cost you another 499 USD.

Intel’s Xeon E7 v3 New Line of Processors

Intel’s Xeon E7 v3 New Line of Processors

Intel had recently released its new set of processors known as the Xeon E7 v3 which is specifically aimed for businesses handling large amounts of data and which requires time-sensitive decision making processes and a high level of operational security and efficiency. According to Intel’s SVP and General Manager, Diane Bryant, the processors are aimed at faster and even real-time analytics giving rise to newer and more personalized services and better business efficiency. As can be deduced from the said purpose, the processors are aimed for large-scale businesses which handle tons of data at one time. The new set also boasts of up to 18 cores, making it definitely one of the fastest in the market.According to Intel, the Xeon E7 v3 set of processors are not only one of the fastest but they are also one of the most efficient in terms of cutting down costs. It has a lower power consumption due to its lower-leakage transistors which in turn, requires lower cooling needs. It also has a lower cost of hardware making it cost-efficient in terms of performance over materials. The set features one of the largest and most complicated processors ever developed measuring 663.5 square millimeters. It can support up to32-socket configurations as well, which is the largest in the industry.In terms of performance, the new set offers newer features that help enhance decision-making abilities.This includes the Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel TSX) which allows for a much faster processing of business applications. It also has the latest Intel AES-NI for enhanced security and reliability. The processors also come with up to 18 cores and a last-level cache capacity of 45 MB which, according to Intel, provides up to 70% more analytics sessions compared to prior models. This is what would help large business to process tons of data in a short period of time especially when responding to clients quickly is a critical part of their services.The processors also feature memory mirroring, advanced machine error checking, the Intel Run Sure technology, and added architectural features which are aimed at improving mission critical tasks. It also features Hyper Threading technology with a capacity for 36 threads, scalable memory buffer of up to1536 GB of memory for each processor, speeds from 1.9 GHz up to 3.4 GHz, and two new dual channel memory controllers. The set features 12 new processors with four, eight, ten, twelve, fourteen, sixteen,and eighteen cores. Cache memory varies from 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 MB.The new Intel Xeon E7 v3 line of processors is aimed for large businesses for now with faster and more efficient data analytics as its major goal. It also has an almost prohibitive price of $1, 224 to $7,175 which come in sets of 1,000. So far, companies which are expected to purchase the new line includes Dell, Cisco, HP, Huawei, Bull, ZTE, Power Leader, Hitachi, Sugon, Super micro, and Fujitsu to name a few.The new processors are expected to gather accurate and real-time data from large businesses’ consumers which in turn are expected to help enhance service or even create new ones.

Dragon… Dont type, talk


The rate of speech is roughly 120 words each and every minute, or three times faster when compared to the average typing speed of 40 words each and every minute. Voice recognition software program Dragon, by Nuance Communications, transforms your spoken vocabulary into content so it’s like having a 120 words per minute typist, who is very precise.


In case you are a freelance author, a speech to text software like Dragon can greatly improve your productivity. Those that type very sluggish or possess illegible handwriting may also benefit greatly. Secretaries and administrative assistants can experience great efficiency gains by dictating company documents and emails. Another group that benefits are the ones that are struggling repetitive strain injuries such as for example carpal tunnel.


The first talk with text software arrived in the 1990’s and was not impressive, as the narrator was forced to speak in a robot-like fashion so the transcription could possibly be error free. That is not the case anymore. previous versions of these programs frequently slowed computer function. These problems have been solved by Dragon. Earlier Dragon versions frequently interpreted a breath just as a word. With the brand new version, it isn’t necessary to switch off the microphone for a pause.