"Acer introduces a stackable, modular PC"
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Acer introduces a stackable, modular PC
Acer debuts a stackable PC, and the PS4 is about to get a little more awesome.
I'm Jeff Bakalar filling in for Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET Update.
Acer has just introduced a new Windows 10 PC that can be customized using modular stacking blocks.
The rebo build M1601 ships with a stripped down base.
And it's up to you if you wanna add a block with larger storage or other hardware.
Other companies have tried something like this before but it looks like Acer will be the first to actually release a product.
We'll know more about the Revo build when its released elsewhere in the world in October for around $250 but there's no word yet on whether or not it'll be available here in the US.
Playstation 4 owners are really going to dig the new features planned for the system's 3.0 software update which arrives in beta today.
Highlights include a much needed bump in cloud save space that's 10 GB up from just 1, a YouTube streaming feature to go along with the launch of YouTube Gaming.
And the ability to share short game clips on twitter.
Players can also invite a friend to watch their game stream privately and much more.
There's a lot more included in this upgrade so head over to CNET.com slash update for the full list.
Have you ever wondered why we still rent set top boxes from the cable company?
It seems kind of absurd, right?
Well get this, cable companies make around 19.5 billion dollars a year just in renting boxes.
So that's why.
A story in the Atlantic talks about how some are hoping that the FCC dismantles this antiquated business practice, and opens up the floor for customers to buy their own box.
Which in turn would likely drive down the cost of the box and improve them across the board.
Because let's be honest, it doesn't matter what cable provider you have all cable boxes are mostly terrible.
And finally it sounds like Google hates mobile ads just as much as you do.
Well specifically the ones that take up an entire screen.
Starting today Google will begin to down rank sites that display ads that cover a significant portion of the screen and sites that feature ads with that little x is so impossible to tap, you wind up hitting the ad anyway.
It is the worst thing on the Internet That will do it for this tech news update.
You can always get more at cnet.com.
From our studios here in New York, I'm Jeff Bakalar.
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