Peter Smith

Peter Smith writes about personal technology for ITworld.

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Why Sony's new In-Ear Stereo Headset sounds like the best solution for console voice chat

Why Sony's new In-Ear Stereo Headset sounds like the best solution for console voice chat

The only real downsides are the price and the lack of a North American launch date.

Hands-on with CBS All Access, the future home of Star Trek

With all the fuss around the news that a new Star Trek series would be available exclusively on CBS's $6/month streaming service, I decided it was time to check the service out.

CBS is using a new Star Trek TV series to try to lure us onto their All Access streaming service

Let's not lose the forest for the trees, though: new Star Trek TV series! Woohoo!

Gest is a wearable keyboard and mouse replacement currently on Kickstarter

Gest is a wearable keyboard and mouse replacement currently on Kickstarter

Could this be the product that finally solves the challenge of intuitive, comfortable motion controls?

New Xbox One Experience arrives on November 12th with backwards compatibility in tow

You'll spend a lot less time snapping apps once the new dashboard arrives.

Recap of the Sony Playstation press event from Paris Games Week

If Sony has one thing to prove, it's that it can offer a strong library of games exclusive to the Playstation 4. This press event was a step in the right direction.

How long will the current gaming console generation last?

There was a long gap between the launches of the Xbox 360/PS3 and the Xbox One/PS4, but I think Microsoft will shorten this generation to 4 years.

Hands-on with Valve's Steam Link client for In-Home Streaming

The hardware is solid but streaming still has some issues

Google announces subscription-based, ad-free YouTube Red service

It arrives next week and costs $10/month, but it includes Google Play Music which makes it a decent deal

Set your controller free: Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows begins shipping

Set your controller free: Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows begins shipping

Now you can pair up your PC and your Xbox One gamepad wirelessly, but it'll cost you.

Crazy rumor time: Nintendo's next console will be more powerful than a high end PC

I don't really believe it, but it's the kind of rumor that is too much fun to ignore

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