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Piston

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Valve denies involvement in Xi3 Piston 'Steam Box'

Turns out the US$999 "Steam Box" from Xi3 might be less steamy than originally expected.

By March 12, 2013

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Preorders start for $1,000 Piston console

The gaming machine, a Steam Box built around Valve's digital game distribution platform, can now be preordered from manufacturer Xi3.

By March 12, 2013

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Steam gets first console, the Xi3 Piston, but only in the US

The Xi3 Piston is the first games console for streaming service Steam to go on sale, although not to UK gamers just yet.

By March 12, 2013

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The Piston Steam Box will start at US$1000

Xi3 is taking pre-orders for the Piston PC, its so-called Steam Box, for shipping by "holidays 2013".

By March 10, 2013

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Xi3 announces Valve investment for Piston gaming PC

After an investment from Valve Software, modular PC maker Xi3 looks to have a long-rumored Steam Box under development.

By January 7, 2013

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Minecraft players build working hard drives

Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.

By August 20, 2014

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Power steering shifts to electric

Power steering has undergone a fundamental change in the last 10 years, leading to better reliability, and some criticism.

By February 11, 2014

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Oily Bits: Engine layouts and types

You've probably heard a particularly interesting or powerful-sounding car pass by. Regardless of manufacturer, one of the key factors that help generate that particular noise is the number of cylinders in the car's engine.

By December 1, 2013

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Oily Bits: The Combustion Process

It's almost impossible to hear the phrase "Suck, squeeze, bang, blow" and not smile.

By October 30, 2013

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Oily Bits: The Basic Design of an Engine

This month, our mechanic takes us through the basics of an engine.

By October 20, 2013