Genius launches FaceCam 321VGA webcam

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Genius presents a new plug and play VGA webcam, FaceCam 321, providing a clear, crisp videos perfect for personal video calling. With 8MP image quality and 3X digital zoom, you get bright, sharp videos and razor-sharp close up images.
The universal clip can be used on one’s PC, notebook, ultrabook or just stand alone. It’s simple, easy to use webcam to keep in touch with one’s loved ones or sharing memorable moments with ones friends. Significant features incl;ude 8MP vibrant photos, 3X digital zoom, Built-in sensitive microphone, Manual Focus and Universal Clip stand
The Genius Facecam 321 is available at the price of USD 17.8 with a warranty of 1year.

PNY unveils knife shaped HP v280w PenDrive

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PNY Technologies a global provider of memory and flash products, has unveiled its latest knife shaped HP v280w USB Pendrive. The knife shaped HP USB PenDrive v280w is easy to open and close.

Furthermore, its capless design also prevents cap loss and better protects the drive. Using aluminum brushed-metal brings glamour and also durable for long term use. HP v280w offers large capacity (from 4GB to 64GB) for a slim way to store and share all of your digital contents.

Compatible with many operating systems and with environmental conditions, HP v280w is also suitable for business and industrial solutions as well. Measuring a mere 53.5 mm x 18 mm x 8.1 mm, this drive is lightweight at just 12.25 g, making it compact and portable.

The HP v280w is available in capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The drive has a USB 2.0 interface which is backward compatible with older USB ports.

KINGMAX Launches a Tiny Titan of a COB USB3.0 Flash Drive

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KINGMAX is excited to announce the launch of its remarkably compact, ultra-fast COB USB3.0 Flash drive. The UI-06 features high read and write rates and are built to last thanks to the waterproofing and dustproofing capabilities of PIPTM technology. The hardware is protected by smudge-resistant sandblasted metallic casing and is available in blue or gray.

Market trends and user demands call for portable storage with faster transfer rates, ever more secure data storage, higher capacities and heady design. As a leading manufacturer of COB technology, KINGMAX has combined faster components and dynamic compatibilities to create the powerful, pocket-sized UI-06. Highly efficient COB packaging techniques use only 8.8% of the space of a traditional SMT-type USB while the hardware retains a peak read speed of 85MB/s and a maximum write speed of 22MB/s.

This latest upgrade is backwards compatible with USB2.0, facilitating seamless transfers. Available in a range of capacities - 8/16/32GB - the UI-06 accommodates mobile storage of files of nearly all sizes. Keeping the UI-06 attached to a keyring, work lanyard or laptop case allows users to take their data everywhere. Appreciate the combined aesthetics and utility of the recessed lanyard loop and sandblasted metallic blue or gray finish. Consumers can rest assured that data is safe from water damage or dust interference thanks to Product in Package (PIP) technology. All KINGMAX products follow strict quality standards and have been 100% tested under strict quality control systems to ensure the durable performance before shipping. Moreover, the KINGMAX products are backed up warranties and global customer service to guarantee the highest level of customer service satisfaction.

PNY Launches M1 Attaché Limited Snake Version USB Flash Drive

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PNY Technologies, considered one of a worldwide leader in Memory and Flash products, proudly welcomes the coming year 2013, the year of Snake (in Chinese calendar), with the new limited USB Flash Drive: PNY M1 Attaché Snake version. This Flash Drive includes 3 factors that users should not ignore: beautiful, unique and limited.

The PNY M1 Attaché snake version features a capless design with unique ink stroke pattern covering the surface, symbolizing a snake in a upscale sleek and rigid metal case. Its housing came with matte finish and offers fingerprints free feature. And also provide the water and shock resistant ideal for your long term use. The snake version is small enough to carry everywhere when attaching in your keychain or an accessory for your necklace. Oppositely, it also big enough to store your must-have data beside you. The device is not as a normal Flash Drive when PNY manufactured limited quantity in the way of "snake".

Attaché maybe iconizes your birth designation and brings your good luck in the coming year. The PNY M1 Attaché is available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. The drive has a USB 2.0 interface which is backward compatible with older USB ports. PNY is proud to ensure 5-year warranty for the highest quality of this limited Attaché.

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PNY Technologies®, Inc. (“PNY”), proudly informs its successful showcase at the 32th India International Trade Fair 2012 (IITF 2012) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India from 14 to 27, November 2012. PNY brought to the fair wide range of its latest products, including USB PNY Flash Drives, Flash Memory Card, ear phones, IT peripheral, and HP Flash Drive.    

With the philosophy of user-oriented design with a strong personality in all kind of products, PNY showcased mobile storage solutions which visitors could fall in love at the first sight. The PNY Attaché series add an useful function to their storage role, like Opener Attaché, Mini Hook Attaché… HP USB series still ensure their stability with sturdy case. Memory modules and Solid State Drive (SSD) products also draw lots of attention from users.
IITF is the annual IT Trade Show in India and PNY is still among over 350 companies from 20 countries joining in, with the ambition to bring more choices for end-users in mobile storage market as well as IT peripherals. Through this exhibition, PNY can know better what Indian users want and expect for their needs.             

Genius Launches The KB 8005_wireless Keyboard

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Thursday, December , 2012: Taiwan based Genius is an international leading company in computer peripherals launched the next generation 2.4GHz wireless multimedia keyboard and mouse combo from Genius KB-8005. This combo kit offers reliable 2.4GHz transmission for longer operational distance and anti-interference. The low profile keycap structure provides maximum typing comfort and a quite typing experience. There are six hot keys for media control and internet access, giving one touch controls so one can accomplish tasks faster.       
The 1200 dpi mouse with Blue Eye technology enhances the precision and tracking ability, accelerates one’s working efficiency, and its contoured shape is suitable for either hand. KB-8005 is available in a classic black or red finish and provides a sleek, eye-catching design with durability to match.Comes with the 3 year warranty   


PNY present line of storage products at India International Trade Fair 2012

Posted by News Room On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1 comments

PNY Technologies® (“PNY”) participated in the IITF, the largest trade fair in India, The 32nd India International Trade Fair 2012 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, starts from November 14 and last till November 27 for 2 weeks. This year the fair presents international exhibitors over 350 companies from 28 countries. PNY one of the worldwide leader in Memory and Flash products, is presenting its wide range of product line-up of USB thumb drives, flash memory card, ear phones, IT Peripheral and HP flash products, to the international and local Indian visitors at this fair.

PNY is well-known for their class high performance flash products, visitors to PNY booth will find the various range of products in memory and flash products. Designed to stand up to the most demanding applications with variety of outstanding housing design, PNY delivers the quality, and reliability to match for the market need. PNY Product qualities are reliable, affordable, and geared towards consumers' needs. With products geared towards Mobility, Photography, Gaming, and Business solutions, PNY's products function with a wide variety of computer and digital devices.

PNY booth located at Hall 12, booth no. 12-04A. The authorized distributors of PNY - Fortune Marketing Pvt Ltd., and Balaji Solutions Ltd. are attending together. Different kinds of special designed USB thumb drive such as Solid Metal, Swarovski Crystal, function design series - opener, hook, clip attaché USB drives, and fashionate IT peripherals such as multi-function card reader and elegant earphones are displayed.

A special promotion package Buy & Free gifts are promoted at PNY booth, by the authorized distributors of PNY in India - Fortune Marketing Pvt Ltd and Balaji Solutions Ltd and will also provide outstanding customer support.

PNY introduces the HP v180w pendrive

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PNY Technologies has launched the new HP v180w with a very different philosophical message. Designed to appear like the infinity "∞" symbol, this USB pendrive attempts to deliver the message of infinite love and peace, which is very much necessary in this era where there is so much negativity around because of natural disasters and other things going around. The HP v180w's refreshing cool blue color is yet another subliminal way of delivering the same message.
The HP v180w is made of strong polymer that even covers the tapering front USB plug, protecting it against corrosion. While most of the surface is glossy, the end where it is required to hold it has been intelligently given a matte finish to make it easier to retrieve it from the port. The cap-less design ensures that you don't have to worry about losing the cap. Measuring a mere 8.0 mm x 21.0 mm x 44.1 mm, this drive is incredibly lightweight at just 2.62 g, making it very compact and highly portable.

The HP v180 is available in capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, allowing you to easily carry and share your music, photos, videos, and other data with your friends. The drive has a USB 2.0 interface which is backward compatible with older USB ports. HP v180w assures a minimum read speed of 14 MB/s and write speed of 4 MB/s to ensures that you don't waste too much time during data transfer.

It is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista Windows 7 and 8, and even on Mac OS 10.3 and above. The drive comes with a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase


Genius presents GILA

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Taiwan –based Genius is an international leading company in computer peripherals introduces the Genius GILA MMO/RTS professional gaming mouse. GILA is the next generation MMO/RTS professional gaming laser mouse for the GX Gaming series.
Comfortable to use with either hand or step-up twelve
buttons design, Gila can be customized to conquer any
gaming challenge and improve combat performance.
Gila has a built in over-clocking SG Core II engine
with a dpi range from 200 to 280 so gamers can easily
shift around in the battlefield. A full speed MCU with
32KB built –in memory prevents macro settings from
game block and gives gamers 1-ms (8X quicker) response time. The Braided cable and gold-plated USB connector provide a stable and smooth signal connection during battle combat.
A reliable eight million life clicks give MMO/RTS gamers a comfortable button feel, and the adjustable weight design includes six metal weights – each 4.5 grams, customized to improve battle performance. Gila not only allows the X/Y axis dpi to be independently adjustable, but it includes the “Angle Snapping” function that instantly raises cursor precision at high speeds, and the “Sniper” button that instantly reduces the dpi when you need it.

Gila uses the Scorpion user interface so gamers can setup “Button Assigment”’ “Macro Management” for up to 72 keys, “Advanced Setting” to customize mouse performance and the “Light Option” that instantly reduces the dpi when you need it. MMO/RTS game oriented, comfortable design with a superb hand grip and outstanding performance in all games.

Kingmax unveils World’s Most Revealing USB Flash Drive

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KINGMAX has launched the world’s most revealing COB (Chip-on-Board) type USB flash drive. Flash drive UI-05 features dynamic casing design in which the chip is housed under a clear glass ceiling that is both waterproof and dustproof, made possible with PIP technology.
Innovative imBGA engineering allows the glass casing on the top side of the UI-05 to reveal the drive’s inner flash die and wire-bonding structure.
A bright blue LED light on the tail end of the device
indicates working status and helps forgetful users
reminds users not to leave the drive behind.
Benefitting from the compact size and high yield
rates of COB engineering, the KINGMAX UI-05
spans a range of capacities, including 8GB/16GB/32GB.

KINGMAX’s own package technology has made it possible for the UI-05 to become the world’s 1st glass-ceiling USB flash drive.
This is a stylish, must-have device for anyone seeking good design and
reliable portable memory storage.

UI-05 flash drives meet or exceed RoHS regulations (Restriction of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical and electronic equipment), CE, FCC and BSMI requirements. All KINGMAX products follow strict quality standards and have been 100% tested under strict quality control systems to ensure the durable performance before shipping.

KINGMAX releases SATA 6Gb/s interface mSATA MMP30 SSD

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The world-renowned memory and FLASH module manufacturer KINGMAX has pinpointed the trend of increasing demand for miniaturized solid state drives. With the recent release of the MMP20 mSATA SSD, now the mSATA MMP30 SSD that uses the SATA III 6Gb/s interface is also released. Not only is it suitable for the newest Ultrabook, it is also suitable for tablet PCs and Small Form Factor or embedded systems.The MMP30 has both performance and economic benefits, making it the ideal choice for system integrators or manufacturers. Average consumers can also use the MMP30 SSD with a mainboard that supports Intel Smart Response Technology to easily upgrade the system performance

The KINGMAX mSATA MMP30 SSD uses the SATA III 6Gb/s interface, and complies with the newest generation Ultrabook specifications defined by Intel. It is equipped with the high performance LSI Sanforce controller, and the MMP30’s maximum sequential write speed can reach as high as 520MB/s with a maximum sequential read speed
as high as 320MB/s. Capacities come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

With the diverse development of the Ultrabook, the mSATA MMP30 SSD provides system integrators or manufacturers another excellent selection that is both economical and that includes high performance. In addition, the MMP30 solid state drive has lightweight and compact features, and complies with JEDEC MO-300B specifications, which makes it suitable to apply in Small Form Factor or embedded systems and also the currently popular tablet PCs.

Genius unveils Universal Amplified Gaming Headset, Mordax

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Genius unveils Universal Amplified Gaming Headset, Mordax

Genius is an international leading company in computer peripherals unleashes the GX Gaming “The Mordax ” its new universal gaming headset for PC, Mac, Xbox and PS3 system. Pro gamers play games on multiple platforms, so the Mordax comes fully –loaded with the audio artillery needed to deliver explosive sound quality on each respective system.

The Mordax features a built-in amplifier and 40mm neodymium driver unit to generate chest-thumping bass performance. Additionally, the Mordax also supports platform-specific chat functionality via a detachable microphone that’s both adjustable and easy to store.

Genius Rolls Out GHP-240X In-Ear Headphones

Posted by Tech News On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 0 comments
Genius, a fairly popular brand based in Taiwan has rolled its GHP-240X range of headphones in the market. The in-ear design lent to the ear phones, Genius claims, translates to a comfortable music experience.

The headphones come with a 13.5mm voice coil and includes three cushion sizes to let the wearer pick the right size. Also included is a gold plated 3.5mm connector. The GHP-240X can be plugged into the iPod, iTouch, iPhone, mp3 players, as also portable audio devices, and is available in blue, green, pink and purple.

The Genius GHP 240X is being made available in the market for Rs. 660, coupled with a year’s warranty.

ASUS Unveils Server with Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA Tesla K20/K20X

Posted by Tech News On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 0 comments
ASUS servers have proven their capabilities as part of the MOGON supercomputer project, which was co-developed by ASUS and Megware for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and ranked 81 on the prestigious TOP500 supercomputer list in June 2012. ASUS now presents one of the world's first servers to support the Intel Xeon Phi 5110P coprocessor and NVIDIA next-gen Kepler-based Tesla K20/K20X GPUs, unveiled at the 2012 Supercomputing Conference, held November 10-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The ASUS ESC4000 G2 Series provides up to 4TFLOPS peak computing power, delivering extreme hybrid performance as demanded by HPC customers. ASUS also offers ESC2000 G2 and ESC1000 G2 Series servers and workstations with ASUS SSD technology that accelerates storage by up to three times in workstation-related tasks.

Hybrid computing power with high-density 2U servers for HPC
A demand for extreme computing power exists in fields such as energy, climate modeling, weather simulation, financial analysis, life sciences, and digital content creation. The 2U ESC4000 G2 Series enables 4TFLOPS peak computing power with up to four coprocessors/GPUs. It is compatible with Intel Xeon Phi 5110P coprocessors based on Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture and further works with NVIDIA Tesla K20/K20X GPU accelerators, which are tailored for parallel computing applications. Quad coprocessor/GPU support on the ESC4000 G2 Series translates into truly extreme hybrid computing power, added to by eight PCI Express 3.0 slots for flexible expandability and InfiniBand to enable 56 Gb/s cross-node data transfer. Dual 1620W 80 PLUS Platinum power supplies offer great stability, reduced downtime, and easier maintenance.

Accessible workstations with smart storage
ASUS also offers 5U tower servers and workstations in the ESC2000 G2 and ESC1000 G2 Series, which focus on parallel processing power and energy efficiency. ESC2000 G2 Series GPU servers and workstations can accommodate dual CPUs and quad GPUs. They have seven PCI Express 3.0 slots, ASUS SSD Caching technology for up to three times faster storage, and a 1350W 80 PLUS Platinum power supply to lower electricity bills with cumulative savings over prolonged usage. The ESC1000 G2 workstation series shares many of the above features, delivering efficient power and six PCI Express 3.0 slots for better expandability.

Panasonic expands its projector portfolio with PT-DZ21K series

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Panasonic has announced a 180 percent sales growth over last year in the projector segment. The growth is 250 percent in quantity. Expanding its existing range of projectors with 28 new models in the past four months, Panasonic now has an array of 53 projectors. 

In an official post, the company shares that this expansion will enable it to reach out to a wider array of consumers. Panasonic has, in its portfolio, cited an extensive variety of best in class projectors ranging from 2,200 lumens to 20,000 lumens within the price range of Rs 28,000 to Rs 35,00,000. These include LCD projectors, targeted specifically at corporate institutions, education institutions, and government organisations, home cinema projectors meant for the premium individual users, and the high-end DLP Projectors for multiplexes, offered at a price range of Rs 1.6 lakh to Rs 35 lakh. Panasonic claims that the portfolio of 53 models is capable enough to satisfy the dynamic needs of the market for diverse applications such as presentations, video conferencing, digital signage, rental and e-cinema.

The new additions include the full HD 3D home theatre projector AE8000E and the PT-DZ21K series. As per the official statement, the AE8000E embodies Panasonic’s 11 years of home cinema projector engineering, and delivers higher level of picture quality in 2D images packed with advanced 3D features. It has been priced at Rs 250,000 (MRP), and is backed by a two-year warranty.

The PT-DZ21K series, along with the development of portrait mode capability, has 20,000 lumen of brightness. It has been priced at Rs 35 lakh (MRP).

Antec X1 cabinets suit the Prestigious Gaming Philosophy

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Antec has launched the Antec X1 cabinet, the latest addition to the Gaming Series in the India market. This sleek chassis is designed to handle today’s and tomorrow’s high-performance systems that are custom built for gamers from the inside-out.

X1 cabinet is perfect for gamers, system integrators and casual builders alike because of its extensive cooling advantages and expandability.

High Performance Cooling Advantages – The X1 cabinet is built for maximum cooling with 1 x 120 mm front red LED intake fan and three optional fans, including a 120 mm CPU exhaust fan to ensure gamers can play well and superior Cooling Airflow.

Extensive Compatibility and Expandability – The X1 utilizes seven expansion slots for up to 280mm graphics cards, demonstrating compatibility with most of the GPUs available. It has also a tool-less 5.25" and 3.5” drive bays for easy installation.

Intelligent Design – The Antex X1 have a stylish front panel and the interiors are all painted black.

Kevan Li, Sales and Operations Head-Antec India said, “The X1 enclosure is designed for higher performance and is yet an affordable gaming case. The extremely efficient cooling design along with the expandability options especially for gaming and will provide a great option for high performance users to build a high end PC. Moreover, it also comes with a locking hole for a Kensington lock for added safety of the internal components. With the growth of the Gaming segment in India, this strong built Case will be a perfect choice for a budget Gaming PC. This product is aimed to fulfill the computing needs of high end gamers, tech enthusiasts, corporate users and regular home users.”

X1 cabinet is now available in India though Antec’s select local channel partners at an approximate price of INR 2750/- including taxes.

AMD FirePro Server Graphics Redefining Supercomputing Performance

Posted by Tech News On Friday, November 16, 2012 0 comments
AMD has collaborated with the University of Frankfurt's Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) to deliver a new standard in power-efficient supercomputing with the SANAM supercomputer, securing the number two ranking on the latest Green500 List. The supercomputer will aid FIAS in quantum chromodynamics research.

Powered by 420 AMD FirePro S10000 dual-GPU server graphics cards based on AMD Graphics Core Next Architecture, the SANAM supercomputer redefines supercomputing with its incredible power efficiency.

Capable of sustaining 420 TFLOPS, providing a system energy efficiency of over 2.3 GFLOPS per watt and performing 2,351 million calculations per second per watt, the SANAM supercomputer is shifting the industry mindset of determining performance through FLOPS to focusing on eco-conscious measurements like performance-per-watt. This latest AMD technology milestone comes two days after the announcement that AMD Opteron processors power the world's highest-performance supercomputer, "Titan," as ranked on the Top500's Supercomputer Sites list. In addition to the number two ranking on the Green500 List, the SANAM supercomputer can also claim the performance crown as the most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer powered primarily by graphics processors.
AMD also introduced new reliability features that allowed the SANAM supercomputer to perform 3.6 quintillion double-precision operations during its Green500 run, further demonstrating how leading-edge supercomputing can be achieved through green technology. Moreover, AMD is solidifying its commitment to the future of the high performance computing (HPC) industry by announcing four emerging software tools that enable developers to use familiar programming methods to leverage AMD discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) and accelerated processing unit (APU) technologies.
"There is a massive shift in the HPC industry from defining supercomputing performance in terms of FLOPS to performance-per-watt and developing environmentally responsible technologies," said John Gustafson, senior fellow and chief product architect, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. "The SANAM supercomputer, equipped with AMD FirePro S10000 GPUs based on our Graphics Core Next Architecture, consumes a mere 180 kilowatts of power while running, which is incredibly low for a supercomputer. With solutions like the FirePro S10000 along with innovative software from AMD and technology partners like AccelerEyes, CAPS Entreprise and PGI we enable institutions engaged in cutting-edge research, like the University's work in quantum chromodynamics, to achieve massive compute performance and processor density, while staying within their power budget."

SANAM is a joint project of Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As an integral part of the high-speed cluster (HSC) project, Adtech Global provided technical research to identify a systems solution that would not only work for the high-speed cluster HSC application, but could also provide long-term development and modifications opportunities.

"We focused on utilizing technologies which would provide the ability to continuously improve performance, lower costs and reduce power consumption in the future," said Rick Rozalsky, vice president of Global Business Development at Adtech Global. "We knew at the outset that the SANAM supercomputer we worked on with University of Frankfurt and AMD was going to be special, but knowing is one thing and seeing is another. We have worked on many high-end, custom solutions; however, it is always exciting to flip the switch and witness the incredible performance of today's supercomputers. The performance-per-watt capability of this system is simply amazing."

AMD continues to leverage the massive parallel processing capabilities of its GPUs to power the next breakthrough in scientific research. By enabling HPC developers to take advantage of GPU compute with familiar developer tools and programming methodologies that integrate OpenCL on the backend, AMD is working to grow and strengthen the software ecosystem for a broader base of developers to take advantage of GPU computing.

ECS Reveals its First Motherboard with Thunderbolt Support

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Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) today reveals its first motherboard with Thunderbolt support, the Brand-New Black Series Z77H2-A5X Deluxe, based on the new Intel® Z77 chipset. The Black Deluxe Series was created with power users and overclockers in mind. The Z77H2-A5X Deluxe embodies these qualities by providing all solid capacitors, triple thickness gold plating and overclocking friendly heatsinks and heatpipes.

The Z77H2-A5X Deluxe combines the latest motherboard technology with the above industry quality control standards set by ECS on the Black Series.

Power user features
For overclockers, the ECS Z77H2-A5X Deluxe provides a wealth of tweaking, control and adjustment features. ECS' Hyper Alloy Chokes give overclockers more stability because of their high energy efficiency and heat reduction. Long-life capacitors in all critical areas guard against failure even in the most challenging conditions. Triple thickness gold plating on CPU, memory and add-on card sockets ensures the Z77H2-A5X Deluxe always provides a reliable connection, even with heavy use and in hostile environments. Improved heavy duty heatsinks and heatpipes help dissipate heat efficiently when overclocking. Thor Ultra Protection offers complete electrostatic discharge protection for VGA, USB, LAN and HDMI ports against component damage from static electricity in dry climates. ECS' latest UEFI II: EZ BIOS also provides a modern high resolution BIOS and Window 8 ready to work with.

ThunderboltTM Support
A single Thunderbolt port lets you connect high-performance data devices and high-resolution displays to a single port with up to blazing fast 10Gbps data transfer rates. USB 2.0 in comparison only has a max throughput of 480Mbps, about 20x slower. Not only is Thunderbolt fast, but it's also convenient. Up to six Thunderbolt devices can be connected to a single connector on the PC and a native DisplayPort display can be connected at the end of the daisy chain.

Skype Launches New Online Platform for Small Businesses

Posted by Tech News On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 0 comments
Skype today launched to the public Skype in the workspace (SITW), a new online platform for small businesses to instantly connect with potential customers, partners and suppliers across the globe.

The free-to-use tool makes use of the huge network already offered by Skype, allowing millions of small businesses to promote their products and services to new networks and connections. Users can improve existing connections and establish new ones by instantly sending messages and talking to or meeting face-to-face with peers and business prospects over Skype.

The SITW community is already active because today's launch comes at the end of a six-month beta trial, which enabled 500 businesses, offering more than 140 different services, to sign up, try out and test the platform.

"With more than 280 million connected users each month, Skype offers a huge range of contacts for the small-business community," said Ural Cebeci, head of SMB Marketing at Skype. "We aim to connect millions of small businesses with Skype in the workspace and believe that, by taking advantage of this shared network, businesses can develop the range of tools they need to grow, regardless of location or industry. From the designer in San Francisco looking to source textile suppliers in Thailand to the London consultant connecting with clients in Milan, the possibilities are endless."

SITW will provide a central hub for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to connect with experts, coaches and consultants who can help them develop their businesses. Users join the community using their existing Skype accounts, then through a series of promotional tools can create public "offers" or "opportunities" inviting community members to live sessions on Skype to demonstrate services or products to a wider audience. Users can also book appointments with potential customers or suppliers and keep track of them with a meeting notification service. When an opportunity is over, users can instantly give testimonials on the product or service offered.

Kingston announced HyperX Beast to the HyperX product line

Posted by Tech News On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 0 comments
Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Beast, the latest addition to the HyperX product line. It matches high performance with the largest available capacities and is XMP ready. With its eye-catching aggressive heatspreader design, HyperX Beast is aimed at hardcore gamers, PC modders, content creators and overclockers who want high-performing hardware in an innovative design.
HyperX Beast is part of the Predator family, the premiere memory line offered by Kingston for power users. HyperX Beast features kits up to 2400MHz for faster processing times in applications requiring maximum performance, and in capacities from 8GB-64GB. The new heatspreader color and design adds diversity and character to the current HyperX memory offerings. It is designed to work with third- generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors as well as the latest AMD A-Series processors. For added benefit, HyperX Beast is Intel XMP ready so users can easily achieve the best performance optimization by simply selecting a speed profile, hand-tuned by Kingston engineers.
“We use the best performance-yielding components to build memory that is capable of achieving high speeds” said Ann Bai, DRAM Sales Director, APAC region, Kingston. “The name Beast speaks for itself. The modules exemplify high-performance memory with the highest capacities available on the market today and an awesome design that will look great in your system.”
HyperX Beast memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free live technical support. For more information visit
Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video can be found at here as well as more information including a timeline of Kingston's history. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002.
Kingston HyperX Beast Specifications:
  • Capacity: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB in kits of two, four and eight
  • Frequency (speed): 1600MHZ-2400MHz
  • CAS Latency: CL9, CL10, CL11
  • Voltage: 1.5v -1.65v operating voltage enables stable overclocking
  • XMP Ready: Higher-performing frequencies, timings and voltage are attainable by simply enabling Intel’s Extreme Memory Profile
  • Compatible: Designed to work in P55, H67, P67, Z68, H61 (AG), X79 and Z77 Intel chipsets; as well as A75, A87, A88, A89, A78, and E35 (Fusion) AMD chipsets
  • Reliable: 100-percent tested
  • Guaranteed: Lifetime warranty, free technical support

LG Introduces the EA93 21:9 UltraWide Monitor

Posted by Tech News On Monday, November 12, 2012 0 comments
LG Electronics (LG) today announced the launch of its EA93 UltraWide Monitor, the world's first to boast a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 29-inch screen offers ample screen real estate, a 4-Screen Split feature and 100 percent sRGB color space expression to provide better multitasking and multimedia capabilities. Designed for maximizing productivity, the monitor employs an IPS display to produce lifelike colors, making it an impressive addition to the home, office or studio.

"LG is always working to expand the definition of what technology is and how it can contribute to productivity and convenience. Whether it's for work, watching movies, playing games or anything else in between, the UltraWide Monitor enhances the multitasking and multimedia experience," said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company. "The cinematic proportions, diverse color range and all-around functionality of the UltraWide Monitor clearly demonstrate an ongoing commitment to innovation."

Multitasking Functionality for Home and Office
The UltraWide Monitor is an excellent addition to any work environment. The monitor's expansive 29-inch screen provides plenty of room for multiple documents and windows to be viewed at one time. The expansive display also allows more spreadsheet columns to be viewed at once or a two-page document to be read side-by-side.

The UltraWide Monitor is also an outstanding device for graphics professionals. The monitor enables artists to see more and do more with their time. Transforming the monitor into the ultimate multitasking tool, the 4-Screen Split feature can divide the screen into two to four segments, each of which can be uniquely customized.

Graphic designers generally utilize a dual-monitor configuration, allowing them to compare and contrast the material they are editing. However, dual monitors can cause color inconsistencies between screens. The UltraWide monitor, on the other hand, can connect the monitor to two external devices via Dual Link-up, providing consistent color across the entire screen, eliminating the bezels that typically divide the view in dual-monitor set-ups. Additionally, the monitor offers 100 percent of the sRGB color space and is hardware-color-calibration ready, making it perfectly adept at expressing consistent true-to-life colors that graphics professionals require.

Perfect for Movies and Multimedia Viewing
The UltraWide Monitor's 21:9 aspect ratio is very close to the dimensions of movie theater screens. Its cinematic dimensions allow the monitor to display films the way they were intended. The monitor also takes advantage of IPS display technology so viewers can enjoy lifelike picture quality movies at almost any angle. The combination of four different features -- 21:9 aspect ratio, amazing image quality, brilliant color expression and LG's CINEMA SCREEN Design -- makes the UltraWide Monitor ideal for movie buffs and video games. Gamers can also play games and videos from their smartphones on the monitor via the included MHL connection. The addition of two 7W stereo speakers adds to the immersive entertainment experience.

LG's UltraWide Monitor will be introduced in Korea early this month and rolled-out globally in the weeks following.

KINGMAX releases SATA 6Gb/s interface mSATA MMP30 SSD

Posted by Tech News On Monday, November 5, 2012 0 comments
KINGMAX has pinpointed the trend of increasing demand for miniaturized solid state drives. With the recent release of the MMP20 mSATA SSD, now the mSATA MMP30 SSD that uses the SATA III 6Gb/s interface is also released. Not only is it suitable for the newest Ultrabook, it is also suitable for tablet PCs and Small Form Factor or embedded systems. The MMP30 has both performance and economic benefits, making it the ideal choice for system integrators or manufacturers. Average consumers can also use the MMP30 SSD with a mainboard that supports Intel ®Smart Response Technology to easily upgrade the system performance.

The KINGMAX mSATA MMP30 SSD uses the SATA III 6Gb/s interface, and complies with the newest generation Ultrabook specifications defined by Intel. It is equipped with the high performance LSI Sanforce controller, and the MMP30’s maximum sequential write speed can reach as high as 520MB/s with a maximum sequential read speed as high as 320MB/s. Capacities come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. With the diverse development of the Ultrabook, the mSATA MMP30 SSD provides system integrators or manufacturers another excellent selection that is both economical and that includes high performance. In addition, the MMP30 solid state drive has lightweight and compact features, and complies with JEDEC MO-300B specifications, which makes it suitable to apply in Small Form Factor or embedded systems and also the currently popular tablet PCs. It can increase their overall data read and write speed, speed up startup time and program application operation time, and reduces power consumption.
For computer gamers, the KINGMAX mSATA MMP30 SSD is the most economical storage device for performance upgrade. Once the mainboard supports mSATA and the Intel ®Smart Response Technology (SRT), the mSATA SSD can be configured through SRT to set the cache memory between the hard drive and the system memory. Computer gamers no longer need to spend much money purchasing large capacity solid-state drives. Just install the MMP30 mSATA SSD with ordinary hard drives to allow the system to keep the super large capacities of traditional hard drives, and have the performance advantages of solid-state drives. It is undoubtedly a smart and economical system upgrade.
The KINGMAX MMP30 SSD complies with EU RoHS specifications (Restriction of Hazardous Directive; related specifications on the restriction on the use of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment), and has passed the EU’s CE, the U.S.’s FCC, and the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, M.O.E.A., the R.O.C’s BSMI certification. In addition, KINGMAX’s SSD have rigorous quality control and production specifications; all the products have passed 100% rigorous tests to ensure the highest quality of the products. They also come with a 3-year warranty service, providing consumers with a guarantee of safe usage.
Product Features:
  • Economical SSD solution for the newest generation Ultrabook
  • Has both speed and economic benefits; the best storage device to easily upgrade system performance
  • Supports Intel ®Smart Response Technology
  • Complies with JEDEC MO-300B specifications, suitable for use with notebook PCs, desktop PCs, Lightweight and compact
  • Energy-saving

Sony redefines the portable PC experience today with the new VAIO™ Duo 11

Posted by Tech News On Thursday, October 25, 2012 0 comments
Sony redefines the portable PC experience today with the new VAIO™ Duo 11: a high-performance, hybrid Ultrabook™ with a sliding LCD display that switches effortlessly between slate and keyboard mode.

Packing powerful technology within its sleek frame, the new VAIO™ Duo 11 puts touch and handwriting right at the heart of your Windows® 8 computing experience and allows high-precision writing with a digitiser stylus, allowing you to consume and create exciting and entertaining digital content wherever life takes you.

Compact hybrid Surf Slider™ design, big performance
The VAIO™ Duo 11 features a sliding LCD display with the new Surf Slider™ design by Sony. Slide into keyboard mode when you need to use the keyboard to work on documents and turn it over to comfortably browse the Internet, SNS (social networking service) or Windows Apps in slate mode. The VAIO™ Duo 11 is remarkably slim and light as well, measuring just 17.75mm thin and weighing approximately 1.3kg.

Despite its compact size, the VAIO™ Duo 11 possesses tremendous power and impressive battery life, essential for today’s active mobile users. The latest generation Intel® Core™ processor delivers snappy performance and impressive visuals, further enhanced by a stunningly sharp 1920x1080 11.6” OptiContrast™ Panel that not only reproduces vivid and accurate colours that is essential for any graphic intensive work, but also affords users with the flexibility of wide viewing angles.

Intelligent digitiser stylus offers pen-like precision

Creativity often starts with a few ideas jotted down on a pad of paper, and with its new digitiser stylus, Sony has successfully brought that experience to the VAIO™ Duo 11. Minimal latency means a more natural writing experience, and the screen intelligently ignores palm presses while writing, preventing distracting scribbles. Apps such as “Note Anytime for VAIO”1 turn the VAIO™ Duo 11 into a virtual notebook for easy on-the-fly note taking, while Active Clip™ allows users to cut out or select parts of an image and save them to a fully shareable scrapbook. During presentations, the digital stylus can also be used to write notes and comments directly onto the PowerPoint document when in slideshow mode for unprecedented interactivity.

Enjoy multimedia and social media with ease

The ‘Music’ application lets you enjoy your music collection with superb quality thanks to xLoud and ClearPhase technologies, while the ‘Album’ application makes viewing, sorting or sharing pictures and videos fun and intuitive. Both applications lets you ‘throw’ or stream personal photos, video and music content to enjoy on DLNA compatible large screen TV and audio systems.

Users can also download the ‘Socialife’ app for their VAIO™ Duo 11, a unique application that organises your social and information world. View, sort and manage all your social networking services and news feeds through one stylish user interface, alongside your friends’ feeds and posts. Mark interesting articles for later reading when you’re not so busy. Based on what your friends are reading, ‘Socialife’ also points you to other popular topics and even suggests content that you might like.

Apple unveiled a completely new iMac

Posted by Tech News On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 0 comments
Apple® today unveiled a completely new iMac® with a stunning design, brilliant display with reduced reflection, and faster processors.* With third generation Intel quad-core processors, powerful NVIDIA graphics and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive, the new iMac is the most advanced desktop Apple has ever made.

“With a stunning design, brilliant display and faster performance, we’ve made the world’s leading all-in-one desktop computer better in every way,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The all-new iMac is unbelievably thin, yet packs an incredible amount of performance and technology into our most innovative desktop.”

Redesigned from the inside out, the new iMac packs high-performance technology into an aluminum and glass enclosure with up to 40 percent less volume than its predecessor and an edge that measures just 5 mm thin. Built with an unprecedented level of fit and finish, the new iMac delivers an amazing desktop experience in a gorgeous design. The new iMac also features a completely reengineered display that reduces reflection by 75 percent while maintaining brilliant color and contrast. In the new design, the cover glass is fully laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is applied using a high-precision plasma deposition process. Every iMac display is individually color calibrated using an advanced spectroradiometer.

The new iMac features third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7. The latest NVIDIA GeForce processors deliver up to 60 percent faster performance for advanced gaming and graphics intensive apps. Every new iMac now comes standard with 8GB of 1600 MHz memory and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and a new 3TB hard drive, or 768GB of flash storage for ultimate performance. With two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports, the new iMac delivers even greater expandability and support for high-performance peripherals.

Fusion Drive is an innovative new storage option that gives customers the performance of flash storage and the capacity of a hard drive. It combines 128GB of flash with a standard 1TB or 3TB hard drive to create a single storage volume that intelligently manages files to optimize read and write performance. Fusion Drive adapts to the way you use your iMac and automatically moves the files and apps you use most often to flash storage to enable faster performance and quicker access.

Apple also updated the Mac® mini with third generation dual-core Intel Core i5 and quad-core Intel Core i7 processors that are up to twice as fast and have integrated graphics that are up to 65 percent faster.** Mac mini comes standard with 4GB of 1600 MHz memory with support for up to 16GB. Retaining its amazingly compact aluminum design, the new Mac mini now includes four USB 3.0 ports in addition to its Thunderbolt, HDMI, SDXC, Gigabit Ethernet, and FireWire® 800 ports.

Both iMac and Mac mini meet stringent Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieve an EPEAT Gold rating.*** iMac uses up to 50 percent less energy than the previous generation when idle, and features LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. Mac mini retains its status as the world’s most energy efficient desktop computer, using only 11W when idle. Both the iMac and Mac mini include PVC-free components and cables, contain no brominated flame retardants, and use highly recyclable materials and material-efficient packaging designs.

iMac and Mac mini ship with OS X® Mountain Lion, bringing Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay® Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper to your Mac. With iCloud® built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across your Mac, iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.

Apple introduced iPad® mini

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Apple® today introduced iPad® mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad. The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, FaceTime® HD and iSight® cameras, ultrafast wireless performance¹ and an incredible 10 hours of battery life²―every inch an iPad, yet in a revolutionary design you can hold in one hand. Apple today also announced the fourth generation iPad featuring a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina™ display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features.

“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”

iPad mini comes in a beautiful new aluminum and glass design that is just 7.2 mm thin and weighs only 0.68 pounds. The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display delivers the same iPad experience users have come to expect, in a design that has 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets and up to an astonishing 67 percent more usable viewing area when browsing the web. The dual-core A5 chip delivers responsive graphics and a fast, fluid Multi-Touch experience, while still providing all-day battery life.

iPad mini features a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back with advanced optics for taking sharp still pictures and recording full 1080p HD video. The iSight camera includes video image stabilization and both cameras feature backside illumination to let users capture great pictures in low light. iPad mini also allows easy sharing of photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams.

iPad mini features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps,³ which is twice the Wi-Fi performance compared to previous iPad models. iPad mini is available in Wi-Fi + Cellular models which are world-ready with built-in support for ultrafast wireless standards, including LTE¹ and DC-HSDPA, so you can browse, download and stream content fast from wherever you are. iPad mini data plans will be available with no contract so you can simply sign up and activate service directly from your iPad.⁴ The Personal Hotspot feature means you can share a fast cellular data connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB with up to five other devices such as MacBook® Pro, iPod touch® or another iPad.⁵

The new fourth generation iPad features the amazing 9.7-inch Retina display and includes a new Apple-designed A6X chip that delivers up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip, all while delivering an incredible 10 hours of battery life in the same thin and light iPad design. Other new features include a FaceTime HD camera, twice the Wi-Fi performance when compared to previous iPad models and support for additional LTE carriers worldwide.⁶

iPad mini and fourth generation iPad both feature support for the Lightning™ connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the 30-pin connector. Lightning connector accessories are available to support cameras, SD cards and VGA or HDMI digital video.⁷ Existing iPad Smart Covers and the iPad Smart Case are compatible with fourth generation iPad, and new polyurethane Smart Covers custom-designed for iPad mini are available in pink, green, blue, light gray, dark gray and (PRODUCT) RED for $39.

iPad runs over 700,000 apps available on the App Store℠, including more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, from a wide range of categories including books, games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. iPad also supports the more than 5,000 newspapers and magazines offered in Newsstand and the more than 1.5 million books available on the iBookstore℠. The iTunes Store® puts the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store at your fingertips with a catalog of over 26 million songs, over 190,000 TV episodes and over 45,000 films. The new iBooks® app for iPad lets users read ebooks in over 40 languages. iBooks also lets users experience an entirely new kind of ebook that’s dynamic, engaging and truly interactive. Ebooks created with Apple’s new iBooks Author offer gorgeous, fullscreen ebooks with interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos, custom fonts, mathematical expressions and much more.

Review: Genius Ring Presenter- Wolrd's First Ring Style Touch Cursor Controller

Posted by Tech News On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1 comments
The Genius Ring Presenter is mobile based mouse presenter and a laser pointer. This allows for controlling the cursor movement, and for dragging as well as 4-way scrolling. The Ring Presenter also controls the same buttons that your mouse has, including the left, middle, and right buttons. Which is inbuilt by a thin, built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, the 2.4 GHz wireless mouse has an operating range of more than thirty feet. There is even a built-in blue LED that flashes when the battery needs to be recharge and show the sign for recharge purpose it give signal.

Package of Genius
Inside the box we find the device and its connector USB, a cable USB to MicroUSB, a small bag of transportation, installation CD and manual.

Physically, the device consists of a small surface with a central optical trackpad and four buttons attached to a ring open and flexible rubber that which fit in finger and without squeezing or disturbing. A small slit in the ring used to hold the receiver USB when not in use. In total there are four buttons on the top, over a small lever with three positions on the side. In the front there is a MicroUSB port and the laser output, which is that the Ring Presenter features a small red laser pointer to point it at our shows.

Ring Mouse comes in two modes, mouser mode and presenter mode. In mouse mode, the optical sensor is responsible for moving the cursor like a mouse.

The Presenter Mode gives function like controls that work in Microsoft Office PowerPoint. It allows the user access to Play/Exit and Last/Next Page on the PowerPoint Presentation. You can also set the cursor speed by using the In-air cursor DPI setting in this program.

The red Laser pointer is right at your thumb at the bottom of the ring and projects a bright red dot easily beyond the range of the wireless mouse. The combination of the wireless mouse and Laser pointer makes the Genius Ring Presenter a clever and good device that would work well in giving presentations in a conference or in the classroom for students. It provides you with the freedom to move around the room and still have a wireless mouse control of your computer and the presentation right on your finger.

Verdict: A pretty novel concept.


Kingston DataTraveler Workspace is certified for Windows To Go

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Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the Kingston DataTraveler Workspace USB Flash drive. DataTraveler Workspace is certified for Windows To Go, a key feature of Windows 81 Enterprise. DataTraveler Workspace enables enterprises to provision a corporate desktop on an external USB drive, thus allowing users to boot and operate Windows 8 from portable devices. This new drive is a unique external USB 3.0 device that is capable of SSD-like performance.

DataTraveler Workspace is made specifically for organizations that want to use the new Windows To Go feature found in Windows 8 Enterprise. The drive is designed to help IT administrators support their mobile user base — from remote employees to contractors and consultants. DataTraveler Workspace helps companies and organizations meet both bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives and disaster recovery requirements.

“There’s been such a revolutionary shift in today’s workforce and by pairing our innovations, we give customers an effective alternative to safely and efficiently access the corporate network regardless of where they are in the world,” said Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director of Product Marketing, Windows Enterprise, Microsoft. “With Kingston’s DataTraveler Workspace, customers will be able to deliver a great experience when running Windows 8 from a USB drive.”

“Over the past year, we’ve worked diligently with Microsoft to develop a USB Flash drive that met the requirements of Windows To Go, as well as provide the performance, flexibility and durability that our customers know us for,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “We will continue to deliver innovations as the marketplace evolves and are delighted to be one of the select manufacturers to deliver a certified for Windows To Go USB Flash drive.”

For pricing information, please contact your corporate reseller or distributor. For more product information visit

Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video can be found here as well as more information including a timeline of Kingston's history.

Review: Transcend StoreJet Cloud 32GB

Posted by Tech News On Monday, October 22, 2012 0 comments
Transcend launches the new StoreJet Cloud, a wireless portable storage solution that is available in the storage options of 32GB and 64GB. The Portable Wireless drive can be used to extend the storage capacity of your mobile device by connecting wirelessly to iOS device and other devices that are WiFi-enabled for sharing music, photos, videos and other documents.

Compared with the regular HDD-based types, the StoreJet Cloud is noticeably smaller due to its use of flash-based storage. As a wired portable drive, the StoreJet Cloud directly connects to a computer via its USB 2.0 port.

It also comes with an USB 2.0 interface for connections with a PC and for fast file transfers, it has an integrated rechargeable Li-polyer battery that offers up to 6 hours of playback on a single charge. In addition to its Cloud Storage options, Transcend also introduces its new free StoreJet application, an all-in-one media player that was developed specially for use with both iOS as well as Android devices.

Once your device is connected to the StoreJet Cloud’s wireless LAN, the app connects to the StoreJet Cloud and you can open documents, stream music and video, look at photos and read documents.

The device can deliver photos (JPEG, BMP, PNG), documents (PDF, TXT, DOC, PPT, XLS), music (MP3, WAV) and movies (AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V) to any wirelessly attached device. All you need to do is open the StoreJet Cloud App (free from the App Store) for your iDevice, or use your browser on any other portable device and the content is immediately accessible

Transcend StoreJet Cloud is easy to set up, it is easy to use, and the performance is as good as could be expected over a wireless connection. It does have a lot of potential and I am definitely excited to see what the future holds for these types of devices. I would definitely rate Transcend StoreJet Cloud a solid 8 out of 10. Cloud computing is becoming popular, and will it make devices like this obsolete? We shall see.

LG introduced its first ever gigantic 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV

Posted by Tech News On Saturday, October 20, 2012 0 comments
LG Electronics (LG)  introduced its first ever gigantic 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV to the Malaysian market. By combining LG’s industry-leading CINEMA 3D technology and Smart TV features with the unique UD display technology developed by LG’s sister company LG Display –- the only supplier of UD panels in the industry worldwide –- this new 84-inch 3D TV breaks new ground in immersive 3D home entertainment.

At 2160p and 8 million pixels per frame, the 84-inch UD 3D gigantic screen - which is equivalent to four 42-inch TVs - delivers superb and crisp picture quality at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 that is four times higher than full HD TV panels. Images are rendered even more vivid with TruMotion 200Hz / MCI 800. Additionally, LG’s Resolution Upscaler Plus feature allows images from external sources such as hard drives, mobile devices and user-generated content websites to be rendered in perfect detail; a much-needed solution to the problem of losing picture quality when viewing such files on larger screens.

LG’s 84-inch UD 3D TV comes complete with the company’s distinctive CINEMA 3D technology, which allows consumers to enjoy limitless 3D content. This is made possible because LG’s 3D glasses are lighter, battery-free and more affordable, and most importantly allows for longer 3D viewing without the dizziness, nausea and eye fatigue that can result from conventional 3D glasses. In addition the 2D to 3D conversion feature and an ever expanding 3D pool of content through LG’s 3D World means more 3D enjoyment for users.

“LG is pushing the limits of Home Entertainment innovation with this 3D UD TV,” said HK Kwon, Managing Director, LG Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd “We are bringing together all our Smart TV and 3D knowledge in the 3D UD TV to prove to the consumers that LG is committed to being the world’s leading brand for immersive Home Entertainment in 2012 and beyond.”

LG’s UD 3D TV also features a 2.2 speaker system consisting of two 10W speakers and two 15W woofers that produces 50W of audio bursting to offer a richness of sound that no other TV can provide. The woofers reinforce the sound system to produce a lush audio experience that perfectly complements the extraordinary visuals produced by the massive screen.

The new LG 84-inch UD 3D TV also includes LG’s expanded Smart TV eco-system comprising of well over 500 Smart TV apps. Despite the comprehensive nature of LG’s Smart TV eco-system, LG’s Smart TV remains easy to use, thanks to the enhancements in the Magic Remote. The new remote is stylish yet designed with ergonomics and ease-of-use in mind, allowing users to just point and click when controlling the TV without having to worry about countless of confusing buttons like most other remotes.

There is also a wide range of premium and local content and applications for consumers to enjoy, including a K-POP Zone that features a host of music videos, video clips and music from popular K-POP artists.

With LG’s 3D audio and visual technology embedded in the 3D UD TV, combined with its slim and narrow bezel design, consumers can almost literally recreate a 3D Cinema environment at home, both in quality and scale.

ViewSonic Releases the VG2239m-LED and VG2439m-LED Monitors

Posted by Tech News On Friday, October 19, 2012 0 comments
ViewSonic, a global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, has launched their 22" and 24" widescreen Full HD LED displays - the VG2239m-LED and VG2439m-LED. Featuring an remarkable ergonomic design for wide viewing angles (delete wide viewing angles) as well as a DisplayPort and USB ports for rich connectivity, this display has a 1920 x 1080 resolution to fit the needs of commercial markets interested in building a comfortable and productive environment.

Made with commercial use in mind, the VG series have an industry-leading ergonomic design which enables designers to adjust the height (0~135 mm), tilt (Down 5º, Up 20º) and viewing angles (360 º). Such versatility allows users to place the monitor in the most ergonomically correct position for their application. The flexibility and 90º of rotating pivot also facilitates users to use monitors in both landscape and portrait mode for greater convenience while browsing webpages or vertical graphics. The fully adjustable ergonomic base allows designers to place the monitor at a proper height and to work many hours comfortably. Without straining the eyes or neck, the VG series monitors give the maximum comfort for a perfect visual experience.

ViewSonic's VG series monitors are also equipped with a DisplayPort 1.2 digital interface to boast bandwidth to 17.28 Gbit/s which allows high definition sound and quick image data transmission. The VG series monitors provide a powerful solution for the most demanding users and businesses in high-end graphic and printing industries. The DisplayPort facilitates multi-monitor functionality for increased productivity; while the DVI/VGA and 2 port USB hub inputs provide flexible and convenient connectivity to versatile peripherals for video production and graphic design.
The new VG monitors are in line with ViewSonic's award-winning heritage which includes rich colour performance in Full HD 1080p resolutions with dynamic contrast ratios for incredible pixel-by-pixel visual effects. The embedded sRGB colour correction technology permits the monitors to display accurate 100% sRGB colour and ensure all captured photos and videos are displayed perfectly on the monitor and in print.
The VG monitors enhance a user's multimedia experience with rich sound quality while efficiently conserving energy. The Eco Mode offers flexible options empowering users to choose the optimum power intensity based on situational needs. Standard (100% Brightness), Optimize (75% Brightness), and Conserve (50% brightness) modes are available and meet a variety of operating scenarios. In addition, the VG monitor with VESA wall mount and a Kensington security slot allows users to make the most of valuable desktop space.

New Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks: 30 Percent Thinner, Touch and Windows 8

Posted by Tech News On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 0 comments
Acer today announced the Aspire V5 series, a popular range of thin and light notebooks will be available with Windows 8 beginning October 26 in North America. Ideal for consumers looking for impressive performance, style and full-featured mobility at an outstanding value, the Aspire V5 notebooks series has models suited for a wide range of consumers.

The Aspire V5 Series are 30 percent slimmer than previous value-based notebooks(2), making them extremely easy to handle on the go. Under one inch thin, the Aspire V5 series are available in three convenient display sizes - the 11.6-inch Aspire V5-171 is about 3 pounds, the 14-inch Aspire V5-471 is 4.63 pounds, and the 15.6-inch Aspire V5-571 version is just about 5 pounds. The notebook's chassis has a smooth and silky surface, making it comfortable to carry, available in either silver or black.

Touch Experience Enhanced by Windows 8
Allowing users to go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse, touch support is available on the 14-inch Aspire V5-471P and 15.6-inch Aspire V5-571P configurations. With Windows 8, the notebook's HD display becomes a touchscreen for exciting hands-on navigation. Featuring a 10-point touch edge-to-edge display and a larger trackpad, the Aspire V5-471P and V5-571P are designed to enhance multi-gesture content consumption allowing users to efficiently open and close programs, browse online, and breeze through applications using nothing more than their fingers.
Mobile Performer for Productivity and Entertainment
Outfitted with the latest 3rd Generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors, the Aspire V5 notebooks deliver the performance that savvy consumers require for the most demanding tasks, whether running HD video, 3D multimedia or multitasking. On Core i5 and Core i7 versions of the Aspire V5, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is built into the processor, improving the system's performance and helping extend the battery life, providing users with a better experience for enjoying movies, gaming, and photo and video editing

The 14- and 15.6-inch Aspire V5 notebooks also offer a built-in slim DVD drive for backing up data and burning music CDs along with a generous 500GB or 750GB(3) hard disk drive for plenty of storage space for large files and applications.

Perfect for enjoying all forms of entertainment, the Aspire V5 Series notebooks offer cinematic display quality with HD CineCrystal widescreen LED-backlit displays. Featuring a true 16:9 aspect ratio and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, the V5 notebooks deliver crystal-clear images and brilliant color for digital entertainment. In addition, high-definition audio support with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 delivers crisp and clear sound through the notebook's two built-in speakers. HDMI enables the notebook to connect to an external monitor, projector or TV for presentations and big-screen enjoyment.

The Aspire V5 notebooks make it easy for users to enjoy their existing media library utilizing Acer, a simple digital entertainment solution to manage, store, share, and enjoy media among any DLNA enabled devices, in any room throughout the home.

The Aspire V5 notebooks feature an advanced 1.3 megapixel HD webcam perfect for video chats with friends and family. The built-in digital microphone supports the webcam to deliver excellent voice quality, while minimizing background noise and echoes.

Connectivity is "Instant" With the Aspire V5
Easy to use on the go, the Aspire V5 notebooks feature Acer Instant Connect, which automatically scans and registers most-visited Wi-Fi access points, letting users connect to the Internet in just 2.5 seconds(4), which is four times faster than conventional methods. Bluetooth 4.0+ HS technology also lets users wirelessly connect their notebook to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones, printers and speakers.

Featuring a USB 3.0 port, users can transfer files and movies with ease, including a 250GB movie in about 70 seconds. Users can charge external devices when the notebook is in sleep, hibernation or even when it's turned off. Transfer speeds will be up to 10 to 400 times faster than older generations of USB.

AcerCloud -- Enables Devices to Communicate and Simplifies Content Sharing
The Aspire V5 series also ships with AcerCloud. This feature provides users with remote access to the digital data residing on their notebook via their Android tablet or smartphone. Not only can users access the data, but they can download and share it among their other PCs and Android devices anytime, anywhere, even when the Aspire V5 is in sleep mode. AcerCloud also makes it easy to take photos on a smartphone and then view them on the Aspire V5 notebook at home or in the office, without the delay and complication of manually transferring files.

ENERGY STAR certified, the Aspire V5 Series conserves power and is environmentally-friendly.

Gigabyte Introduces New Gaming Gear

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GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware company, is pleased to launch a very new Aivia gaming gear for hardcore gamers all around the world, Aivia Krypton Dual-chassis Gaming Mouse. GIGABYTE Aivia’s marvelous designs have been honored with the world’s best-known prestigious awards recently, such as iF award for Aivia M8600 macro gaming mouse and red dot award for Aivia K8100 macro gaming keyboard.

The new gaming mouse, Aivia Krypton, equipped with dual bases to switch between two performances, gamers can choose Speed Base which made by ceramic mouse feet or Control Base made by Teflon mouse feet for the best game play in different hardcore games. Furthermore, Aivia Krypton also supports customized center of gravity. With overall weight-location, Aivia Krypton can let you find personal perfect center of gravity by adjusting different weights for the optimal weigh and balance. Aivia Krypton is equipped with the top of line laser sensor, supports up to 8200dpi resolution and 150ips tracking speed! On-board GHOST Engine supports massive macros and easy-to-use drag-and-drop software with smart macro manager.
Aivia Krypton with dual mouse chassis design gives gamers unparalleled freedom by changing fundamental mouse movement and dynamics to best fit the application at hand.

Control Chassis
The Control Chassis utilizes an ultra smooth Teflon foundation which ensures precision movements for maximum control.
Speed ChassisThe Speed Chassis features an abrasion-free ceramic foundation focused on quick movements, immediate reaction, and extraordinary speed.

Customizable Center of Gravity
The revolutionary weight distribution system allows user to adjust the center of gravity for maximum control and flexibility.

Premium design weight adjustment case
1.8g and 5.3g weights allow gamers to adjust to the optimal weight and balance. Gamers can increase the weight from 1.8g to 39g with 35 weight adjustable combinations.

Maximize the performance of your Krypton with Krypton Mat!
To maximum the performance while gaming, GIGABYTE designs a brilliant companion for Aivia Krypton named Aivia Krypton Mat. This dual-sided mouse pad was developed simultaneously with Krypton gaming mouse. It features two distinctive surfaces to fit all type games.

Asus Padfone 2 Released.

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ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces the PadFone™ 2. Building upon the successful PadFone combination of an Android smartphone and dockable tablet for incredible mobile flexibility, PadFone 2 features the latest quad-core smartphone technology and a completely redesigned tablet.

ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the PadFone 2 at a world-wide press conference in Milan, Italy. “Our relentless drive to innovate through Design Thinking has empowered us to create PadFone 2. It’s beautiful, it’s fast, it’s seamless and, best of all, it’s intuitive,” said Mr. Shih.
PadFone 2 is a fully featured 4.7” Android™ smartphone with industry-leading specifications that docks with the unique PadFone 2 Station to become a lightweight, but fully featured, 10.1” tablet. Apps are seamlessly optimized on-the-fly to support both tablet and phone modes, with an instant transition between smartphone and tablet screen sizes.

Portability with Power to Spare
ASUS’ world-renowned Design Thinking philosophy has significantly reduced PadFone 2 Station’s thickness and weight. At just 649g, the combined weight of both PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station is now lighter than most tablets on the market, and the dock mechanism has been redesigned to require just one easy dock or undock action. PadFone 2 has also been subtly refined to increase its screen size to 4.7”, while reducing its maximum thickness to 9mm and weight to just 135g.
Battery life is astounding, too. The higher-capacity PadFone 2 2140mAh battery provides up to 16 hours 3G talk-time and 13 hours Wi-Fi web browsing, while PadFone 2 Station’s 5000mAh battery provides up to 36 hours of 3G talk-time. PadFone 2 Station’s internal battery also has enough capacity to fully recharge the docked PadFone 2 up to three times.

Smartphone, Smarter Performance
A 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM ensures incredible PadFone 2 performance in both smartphone and tablet modes. The new 4.7” 1280 x 720 HD Super IPS+ display uses scratch-resistant Corning® Fit Glass and delivers sharp, detailed images with accurate colors, ultra-wide viewing angles and 550 nits brightness for stunning outdoor visibility.
A new 13-megapixel high-performance camera captures incredibly detailed images with no shutter lag. Burst mode can capture up to 100 shots at a blisteringly quick six shots per second, while simultaneously recording 1080p HD video at 30fps, or 720p HD video at 60fps. Low-light performance is also enhanced by the wide f/2.4 aperture and a dedicated image signal processor. Both PadFone 2 and PadFone 2 Station feature superlative sound quality too, thanks to ASUS SonicMaster technology and audio tuning by Waves, recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award® for audio design.

Easy to Share, Easy to Save
With capacities up to 64GB and 50GB of ASUS WebStorage provided free for two years, PadFone 2 offers endless possibilities for storing data. Data syncing between devices is also a thing of the past, since PadFone 2 storage is used by PadFone 2 Station when the two are connected. Shared mobile data connectivity between smartphone and tablet also means just one data plan is needed for both devices, while support for up to 42Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ and 100Mbit/s LTE delivers super-fast web browsing and downloads.

User-friendly enhancements
PadFone 2 also features a new version of the SuperNote app that instantly converts handwritten notes made in multiple languages into editable text. Its Instant Translation tool also translates any word, phrase or sentence in an email, web page or app at a touch, without the need for a third-party translation tool.

PadFone 2 will be launched before the end of 2012 in Europe (Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden) and Asia (Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, U.A.E). Availability in other countries will be announced at a later date.


PadFone 2
· Operating system: Android 4.0 ICS
· Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (8064 + 9215m) quad core Cortex A 15 with Adreno 320 Graphics
· Storage/Memory: 16/32/64 GB eMMC Flash / 2GB LPDDR2 RAM
· Display: 4.7” (1280x720)/312ppi

PadFone 2 Station
· Display: 10.1” (1280x800) / 149 ppi
· Battery: 19 Wh (5000 mAh)

NVIDIA Introduces Turbocharged GeForce GTX 650 Ti In Time For Fall’s Hottest Games

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NVIDIA is giving gamers another powerful reason to upgrade their rigs in advance of a bounty of soon-to-be-released, cutting-edge games, with today’s introduction of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 650 Ti GPU, priced starting at US$149.

To get a jump on this fall’s hotly anticipated gaming season, gamers who purchase a GTX 650 Ti from a participating partner will receive a free copy of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III, sure to be one of this year’s most sought after action titles for the PC.

The NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture is the foundation for all GeForce GTX GPUs and has redefined graphics for desktop and notebook PCs by combining revolutionary performance and gaming technology features with an amazing power-efficient design. Ranging in price from US$109 for the GTX 650 to US$999 for the GTX 690, GeForce GTX GPUs have helped usher in this year’s PC gaming renaissance. In keeping with the promise of a “titanium” edition, the GTX 650 Ti delivers turbocharged performance at the remarkable starting price of US$149.

Like its predecessors, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti is a phenomenal upgrade opportunity for gamers using previous-generation technology. Compared to the GeForce 9600 GT, for example, the new GTX 650 Ti delivers more than five times the performance — even with all the DX11 and eye-candy features turned on. The dramatic visual differences and full support for 1080p gaming completely change the way games look and feel, providing an immersive gaming experience only available with GeForce GTX GPUs.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti is available now from the world’s leading add-in card suppliers, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, PNY, Point of View, Sparkle, and Zotac.