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NewsPoster Jan 26, 2014 05:13 PM
Briefly: Steam's beta PC streaming service, Dash driving feedback app
Valve has <a href="" rel='nofollow'>announced</a> the latest update to its gaming service platform <a href=" " rel='nofollow'>Steam</a>, which consists of a beta release of its new, in-home streaming component. Steam's in-home streaming, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>according to its site</a>, "will allow [users] to play a game on one computer when the game process is actually running on another computer elsewhere in [one's] home." Game audio and video is captured on the remote computer, and subsequently sent to the player's computer.<br />
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Steam's in-home streaming feature is currently in limited beta, with access requiring a beta invitation via email. The streaming option is currently aimed only at Windows PCs, with an option for OS X and Linux machines a work in progress.<br />
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<strong>Dash driving feedback app and hardware released, offers trip logs, vehicle diagnostics, GPS mapping</strong><br />
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Techstars New York-backed startup, <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Dash</a>, has launched for use with Android devices -- including a combination of a hardware device and smartphone application. Dash offers real-time feedback on driving, trip logs, access to vehicle diagnostics, and mapping. The 'connected car' product involves an OBD device, purchasable from within its mobile application or Dash homepage; however Dash software is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled OBD device. <br />
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Dash can track driving trips, document gas consumption, detect crashes and alert emergency services, understand vehicle warning messages and more. A central feature of Dash includes a focus around driving safety, with an 'in transit' mode that provides auditory alerts when a driving error occurs, such as braking too hard, and generates a driving score to share with friends. The Dash app can be downloaded for Android running devices from <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Google Play</a>, with an iOS version coming soon.
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