Steam is launching its very own streaming service. Sony employees are in need of better passwords. All while Google Fiber reaches Austin.
It’s hard to compete with a powerful service like Twitch, but a few companies have enough of a foothold on the gaming industry that they may have a chance. One of them is Valve, the company in charge of Steam, a game central used by multiple platforms to sell, distribute and organize games.
The gaming company has just announced Steam Broadcasting in beta, which would allow users to watch others play games without even leaving the service. The service has launched in beta today. You can join the beta and check out the new service at the Steam Broadcasting website.
Opinion: The game streaming market is much bigger than you may think. Gaming has really become much more social than ever, and companies are trying to establish themselves as king. Who will win?
We all create stupid passwords, often very easy to crack, but it’s hard to imagine anyone going easy on passwords when they work for an important tech company like Sony. This is exactly what the GOP guys showed us with some of the hacked information they got.
Among other things like sales reports, and employee salaries, there is a screenshots of a document simply called “passwords.doc”. It is exactly what it sounds like, and it shows passwords like “s0ny123”, “password” and “162eerie”.
Opinion: No wonder Sony Pictures has such a major hack in their hands. I mean, look at their security. If they can’t even do passwords right….
Google Fiber is every geek’s dream. Gigabit (1000 Mbps) speeds are simply insane, especially at the price the Search Giant is offering them. I can’t wait to test it, myself. If you are in Austin, TX, though, you are luckier than most of us.
The service has just started accepting registrations from residents and small businesses. The rollout will be divided in sections, which Google calls “fiberhoods” (of course). The first in line are Bluebonnet, Lady Bird Lake, Emerald Forest, Ben White and Onion Creek.
Opinion: At $70, you really have no better option. The competition simply can’t match Google Fiber’s bang for your buck. Switch immediately, guys!