There’s lots to love at CES each year, but there’s always that one product that’s just to cool to ignore. This year, it’s a $3,000 table that plays Pong. No, really. While it may seem an underwhelming addition to a trade show known to showcase the latest and greatest, this digital representation of the 1972 classic, Pong, has been a hit with anyone who’s taken the time to try it out. Here be gadgets Not here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged. Here It originally started as a Kickstarter idea, in 2017. The crowdfunding campaign netted the company a cool $335,000 to produce a retro-futuristic table that combined classic gaming with a modern appeal. Later, the creators reached a deal with UNIS, a major player in the arcade gaming space, to manufacture the table at scale. In its initial appearance at CES in 2018, it received rave reviews. This year’s version — a colorful and fully customizable coin-op version designed for arcades … [Read more...] about This crowdfunded Pong table might be the coolest thing at CES
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Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?
Monitorix is an open source, free and most powerful lightweight tool designed to monitor system and network resources in Linux. It regularly collects system and network data and display the information in graphs using its own web interface. Monitorix allows to monitor overall system performance and also help in detecting bottlenecks, failures, unwanted long response times and other abnormal activities. Monitorix – Linux System and Network Monitoring Tool It is written in Perl language and licensed under the terms of GNU (General Public License) as published by the FSP (Free Software Foundation). It uses RRDtool to generate graphs and display them using web interface. This tool is specifically created for monitoring Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora based Linux systems, but today it runs on many different flavors of GNU/Linux distributions and even it runs on UNIX systems like OpenBSD, NetBSD and FreeBSD. The development of Monitorix is currently in active state and adding new features, new … [Read more...] about Monitorix 3.10.1 Released – A Lightweight System and Network Monitoring Tool for Linux
The Bellini Kitchen Master from Cedarlane wants to be known as a budget Thermomix, but the truth is it’s much closer to the All-Clad Prep and Cook, which we reviewed last year. Similar all-in-one machines with a zillion functions are fairly new to the United States market, though the Thermomix has been found in Europe and elsewhere for decades. All three machines take up a lot of counter space but also say to you, “Don’t worry, you’ll use me for everything.” Let’s examine the truth in that, shall we? First, the functions Your blender can blend and maybe make soup. Your food processor chops and maybe also makes nut butter. Your slow-cooker slowly cooks. Your kitchen scale probably doesn’t exist if you’re American. An all-in-one – known as a multi-cooker — is supposed to do all of these functions in one device. According to the manufacturers specs, these devices do these things: Bellini: Blends, chops, cooks, crushes ice, … [Read more...] about 3 all-in-one machines promise to rule your kitchen. But which is best?
Last year Intel launched its 16GB and 32GB Optane Cache modules (about a year ago) and its 280GB and 480GB Optane SSD 900P Series, which were aimed at enthusiast and pro users. Now it hopes to deliver some of its Optane tech to users of 'mainstream client systems' with the launch of the 58GB and 118GB capacity Optane SSD 800P Series. The new Intel Optane SSD 800P devices are supplied in the M.2 2280 form factor (22 x 80mm) and use an NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 interface. You will choose to buy one of these storage solutions thanks to its appealing mix of "high throughput, low latency, high quality of service and industry-leading endurance," thinks Intel. More specifically Intel reckons that its new 800P will deliver fast system boot, speedy application load times and smooth multitasking to those in its mainstream PC target market. Low power states make it eminently suitable for devices like laptops and 2 in 1 devices, as well as desktop systems. Specs table Model Name: Intel Optane SSD 800P … [Read more...] about Intel launches Optane SSD 800P with NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 interface