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

Posted by Tech News On Thursday, October 11, 2012 0 comments
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.

Transcend Announces New 32GB and 16GB DDR3 Registered Memory Modules

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Transcend today launched two new DDR3 memory modules: a 32GB DDR3 1333MHz Registered DIMM (RDIMM) and a 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Very Low Profile (VLP) Registered DIMM. Featuring stable signal integrity at high frequency operation and an onboard thermal sensor for better system thermal control, these high capacity RDIMMs provide better expandability options to server administrators. Additionally, both new modules feature high quality aluminum heat spreaders to ensure optimal heat dispersion and stability.

Aimed at high-powered servers, Transcend's largest capacity 32GB DDR3-1333 modules significantly increase memory density in servers that support 32GB RDIMMs (up to a maximum 2TB), such as IBM's System x3850/3950 X5 and BladeCenter HX5. The new modules are rated at 1333MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24, and operate at industry standard 1.5V. Comprised of high-quality 8Gb DRAM chips that fully comply with rigorous JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) standards, Transcend's 32GB DDR3 memory offers unparalleled performance and stability.

With an overall height of just 0.74 inches, Transcend's Very Low Profile DDR3 Registered DIMMs are perfect for use in space-restricted cases, 1U height rack systems, and blade servers. Thanks to their reduced vertical footprint, these modules help lower cooling costs by significantly improving chassis airflow and memory heat dissipation. Moreover, replacing two 8GB modules with a single 16GB module can lower power consumption by an additional 50%. The 16GB DDR3 Very Low Profile RDIMM is rated at 1600MHz with low latency of 11-11-11-28 and an operating voltage of a mere 1.5V.

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, Transcend memory modules are recognized worldwide for their reliable high quality, outstanding performance, excellent compatibility and stable operation.

KINGMAX Launches the World’s Most Revealing Flash Drive UI-05

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KINGMAX announces 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. Delicate handling of compression and temperature require the finest level of manufacturing craftsmanship to fit the UI-05 with its glass ceiling. Revealing the UI-05’s circuit structure gives consumers a new product experience and expresses a sleek new direction in high-tech styling. Sturdy metal housing provides security and protection with a streamlined look that’s subtly fashionable and futuristic. The eye-catching blue LED draws the attention of those nearby and sends the message that the UI-05 is not just another unimaginative, utilitarian USB. 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. Moreover, the KINGMAX products are backed up warranties and global customer service to guarantee the highest level of customer service satisfaction.
  • The world 1st glass ceiling flash drive
  • High quality metal case
  • LED indicator light
  • Waterproof and dustproof
  • Capacity: 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Dimension: 42 (L)x12 (W)x 4.5 (H)mm
  • Color: Metallic silver
  • Warranty: 5 years

Genius BV 200_SVGA Portable Pico Projector

Posted by News Room On Tuesday, October 2, 2012 0 comments
Genius announced the new Brand BellaVision to advance the digital projection business, creates smart projection devices for people with unique viewpoints.

The BV 200 is a pocket standalone multimedia projector with SVGA (800x600) resolution and a bright 25 energy efficient lumens brings you convenience and lightweight portability in digital projection.

BV 200 allows to show movies and photos from one smartphone, notebook, camcorder, DSC, PSP, memory card etc. BV 200 has 1GB internal memory built-in for quick storage and playback and a rechargeable battery that can use for more than two hours in ECO Mode.

The Genius BV 200 Projector is available at the price of USD 269.

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ADATA Launches World’s Thinnest External Hard Drive

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ADATA Today announced the launch of the DashDrive Elite HE720 external hard drive, a USB 3.0 compatible device that is the world's thinnest of its kind.

 Since announcing the new product family in June, ADATA has moved quickly to release products that embody the speed and portability signified by the DashDrive name. The DashDrive Elite group is comprised of the most advanced products in terms of performance and design, and the HE720 is looking to be a strong addition to ADATA’s top tier external storage products. Initial launch capacity will be 500GB.

 Sporting a brushed stainless steel surface, and with a record-breaking slim profile of only 8.9mm thickness, the HE720 demonstrates once again the company’s consistently strong ability to combine top performance with style. The brushed metal case with protective layer provides 9H scratch resistance, which prevents damage and marring even after long-term use. The drive features a bright blue LED indicator to indicate power and data transfer status, as well as the company’s popular “One touch backup” feature, which automatically backs up and synchronizes data with one easy touch. The USB 3.0 interface offers transfer efficiency up to three times that of older USB 2.0 devices, but retains full backward compatibility with earlier versions.

 Purchasers of ADATA's external storage devices are eligible for a free download of the latest Norton Internet Security 2012 anti-virus software (60 day trial version), and also enjoy three year warranty service, ensuring better mobility, security and convenience.


The DashDrive Elite HE720 is now available through selected distributors and resellers.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

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