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Pricey and pretty, the LaCie Sphere is an ornate external hard drive promoted at CES 2014. The silver-plated portable drive is focused on design rather than function, and is the result of a partnership between LaCie and French silvercraft brand Christofle.
The USB 3.0 portable drive contains 1TB of memory, and is estimated to cost $450 when it is released in the first quarter of 2014.
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Valve steam machines
An important announcement for gamers took place at CES this year, where Valve announced a dozen new Steam box OEM partners -- upping the ante beyond the fight between Microsoft's XBox One and Sony's Playstation 4.
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The new gaming systems, twelve in total -- although it is expected only a few will be launched commercially in the first half of this year -- will allow gamers to access over 3,000 titles on the Steam network. The consoles range in power and specs; entry-level systems starting at $499 to premium models for up to $6,000.
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