The Widget: Games, Tech, Whatever
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  • 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.

    MP3 version: http://thewidgetshow.com/20......

    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."

    Kickstarter Products:



    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.

    Apple
    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? Show less
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