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ADATA Wins Golden Pin Design Award 2014

ADATA Wins Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Elite CE700 / Choice PC500 / Elite SE720 Taipei, Taiwan – Dec. 16, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM computer memory modules and NAND Flash application products, has received the prestigious Golden Pin Award 2014 from among an approximate 2000 other entries by matching extremely eye-catching design features with superior performance. Thanks to advanced R&D, innovation and rigorous quality control, ADATA’s Elite CE700 wireless charging stand, Choice PC500 power bank and Elite SE720 external solid state drive stand well above competitors’ offerings. Wireless Charging Stand – Elite CE700 The Elite CE700 offers a revolutionary way to charge mobile phones: by eliminating the need for cables and bulky transformers. By simply placing a QI-supported phone on the charging pad, power is wirelessly transferred to the device for charging. Unlike other wireless chargers, the Elite CE700 can be used in both its flat and upright positions. It serves as a phone stand while in upright mode, allowing you to easily view and use the phone while charging. In order to easily adjust to phones and devices of varying sizes, the Elite CE700’s height while upright can be adjusted thanks to an amazingly simple yet ergonomic design. Power Bank – Choice PC500 The Choice PC500 is a glamorous backup power source sporting a compact size and large capacity of 5000mAh. To conserve power, it automatically turns...



Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event!

Register for ADATA’s Tetris Challenge Online Gaming Event! Gamers! Register and Play for a Chance to Win Big Prizes! Taipei, Taiwan – December 11, 2014 – ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, is pleased to be hosting a global online web-based event featuring a modernized classic favorite among gamers – Tetris! Taking place from December 8 – 29, 2014, gamers may register online and play ADATA’s Tetris Challenge™ for a chance to win big prizes including a GoPro HERO3, Sony Action Cams, and various ADATA products like SDHC flash memory and ADATA rechargeable Power Banks. See the game website for details: www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris  Fun & Games! Hey gamers and ultra-performance PC freaks, as online gaming bandwidth speeds up, so can your PC’s performance! Be sure to upgrade your PC with ADATA’s DDR4 super-fast DDR4 PC memory and SSD storage so you can play one of your favorite classical computer games: ADATA’s Tetris Challenge! From December 8 through 29, be sure to go to www.adata.com/event/2014/Tetris to register for this global online event. After registering, play all you want on your PC or mobile device! Whenever you finish a game, your overall rank and score is displayed. Get Extra Points and a Secret Weapon!  We all know you can play well, but do you know how to grab some extra points? Aside from playing the game, you can score points by inviting your friends to play, ...



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PLEXTOR Announces the M.2 Christmas Contest with GIGABYTE

Plextor and Gigabyte are having an awesome Christmas Contest for 2014! The Contest runs from the 12th-25th, and there will be quite a few awesome prizes, including motherboards, SSD’s and more. Here is Plextor’s Facebook link to sign up for the Christmas Contest: Plextor and Gigabyte Facebook Contest – Christmas 2014    



Samsung Unleashes New Era of 3-bit V-NAND SSDs

SEOUL, South Korea – December 8, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. Based on Samsung’s 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the 850 EVO SSD provides a significant boost in performance and endurance as compared to its predecessor, making it ideal for use in mainstream PCs. With the slogan of “a new caliber of performance & endurance,” the new drive will be globally launched in a total of 53 countries in the United States, Europe and Asian markets later this month. “We are thrilled to be providing users with an improved computing experience through the new 850 EVO SSDs,” said Unsoo Kim, Senior Vice President of the Branded Product Marketing team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to introduce V-NAND-based SSDs in a variety of form factors, while accelerating the growth of the global SSD market.” While the Samsung 850 PRO SSD that launched in July uses 2-bit 3D V-NAND for professional use in high-end client PCs and small- and medium-sized enterprise servers, the 850 EVO is built with 3-bit 3D V-NAND technology. This makes it more suitable for general consumer use in devices such as notebook and gaming PCs. With the introduction of the 850 EVO, Samsung launches the next iteration of its consumer SSD product line-up with new V-NAND-based SSDs. The Samsung 850 EVO series comes in 1TB, 500GB, 25...



CRYORIG Chromatic and Golden Special Edition Heatsinks Giveaway

CRYORIG Chromatic and Golden Special Edition Heatsinks Giveaway 08.12.2014, Taipei, Taiwan – In a gesture to thank the world wide PC community for the great support, CRYORIG is holding a total of two year-end giveaway events, with the grand prize being one 24 Karat Gold Plated R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler. At the end of the two separate events, CRYORIG will be handing out a total of 4 Special Edition heatsinks. The first event is opened only to CRYORIG VIP members, meaning members who have purchased and registered at least one CRYORIG product. One winner will be chosen after all entries end on December 31st, for a 24 Karat Gold Edition Gold Plated CRYORIG R1 Ultimate. The second event is opened for all users worldwide, where they have the chance to win one of total 3 CRYORIG heatsink model and color of their choice. Possible color combinations include: True Red, Deep Blue, Vibrant Orange and Fresh Green. The Chromatic Special Edition Heatsinks are designed to match color schemes from popular mainboard series. Application cutoff date also ends on midnight December 31st. CRYORIG Year End Giveaway CRYORIG’s Offizielle Facebookseite About CRYORIG Officially founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a fresh new comer to the PC peripherals and Cooling market with a core team of seasoned veterans. The team’s resumes include experiences with renowned brands such as Thermalright, Prolimatech and Phanteks. The members are overclockers and PC modding enthusiasts, with a passion to strive for n...



ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015

ASUSTOR to Debut New NAS Applications at CES 2015 ASUSTOR to exhibit new 70, 51, 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. All NAS devices are equipped with ADM 2.3, the latest version of the world’s first App-based NAS operating system. ASUSTOR will be presenting its comprehensive cloud storage technology which includes exciting new enterprise and multimedia applications. ASUSTOR welcomes all those who are interested to visit them and experience the latest in NAS technology, firsthand.   Date: Monday January 5th – Thursday January 8th, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on January 8th) Location: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas (2000 Fashion Show Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA ) The exact suite number for ASUSTOR’s exhibit will be announced 2 weeks before CES on the official ASUSTOR website. Taipei, Taiwan, November 27th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will showcase its latest 70, 51, and 50 series NAS models at CES 2015 in Las Vegas from January 5th – 8th. These new models are equipped with Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core, Celeron J1900 2.0GHz quad-core, and Celeron J1800 2.41GHz dual-core processors respectively, providing home and business users with brand new storage solution options. ASUSTOR’s unique NAS lineup was developed based on an App-based concept. Different from traditional NAS operating systems, ASUSTOR’s ADM operating system al...



Minor updates for 3DMark and PCMark 8

Minor updates for 3DMark and PCMark 8 3DMark v1.4.828 (Windows) This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are unaffected. IMPROVED SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware detection. Reduced hardware monitoring overhead (was already negligible). Product key is no longer visible on the Help tab unless you choose to reveal it. FIXED Fixed a memory access violation issue with Ice Storm and Cloud Gate that could occasionally cause crashes in stress testing scenarios. Letterboxed scaling mode now retains a 16:9 aspect ratio even when selecting a non-default Output Resolution on the Help tab. PROFESSIONAL EDITION ONLY Fixed the “No outputs found on DXGI adapter” issue in the Command Line application affecting laptops with NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology. Fixed custom_x.3dmdef files to use the centred scaling mode by default. You can now change the scaling mode from a .3dmdef file and via command line. DOWNLOAD http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark#windows PCMark 8 v2.3.293 A bug fix in this update means that scores from the Storage Consistency and Storage Adaptivity tests included in PCMark 8 Professional Edition may improve slightly on some hardware. Other benchmark scores are not affected. IMPROVED SystemInfo module updated to 4.32 for improved hardware compatibility. FIXED Fixed an issue that could cause the Adobe After Effects test to fail. Fixed an issue that prevented the Storage benchmark from running on dynamic disks, includin...



QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go

QNAP Qnotes App Allows Users to Take Notes On-The-Go Taipei, Taiwan, November 26, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Qnotes mobile app to enable users to take and share notes anywhere and anytime. In addition to synchronizing content with the Notes Station on a Turbo NAS, Qnotes allows offline note-taking as an easy-to-use tool to help users organize things in their work and personal life. “Qnotes is perfect for conveniently capturing ideas on the go and to save notes on the secure personal cloud provided by a Turbo NAS,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP. “Even when there is no access to the Internet, users can still take notes on their mobile devices,” added Kuo. Qnotes is designed with user friendliness and is a handy tool for productive note-taking. Users can flexibly insert photos, audio, and videos saved on their mobile device and attached SD card, directly add photos to their notes using their device camera, instantly create meeting minutes using templates, quickly add calendar events and to-do lists, and easily access all of the events and to-do’s from different notes from one place. Qnotes is beneficial for communication and teamwork in workplaces and in daily life. Along with sharing notes using social networks and messaging apps, users can also invite others to edit notes for productive communication and teamwork. Availability Qnotes & Qnotes HD is now available for Android on Google Play and for iPad f...



Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules!

Super Talent Unveils its DDR4 DRAM Modules! More Bandwidth, Faster speeds, and Lower power consumption for enterprise environments San Jose, California — November 24, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces line of DDR4 DRAM modules. DDR4 is the successor to DDR3 which is widely used in global enterprise computing solutions. Chip support for DDR4 comes with Intel’s next-generation Xeon server processors based on Haswell architecture. DDR4 provides double the rate of data that DDR3 is able to and allows for increased module densities to provide greater DRAM capacity. In addition, the power usage of these modules is 1.2V compared to DDR3’s 1.5V — 20% lower than the previous generation’s standard power draw. With lower power usage and higher bandwidth to work with, overhead costs can be reduced while providing increased bandwidth. More information about Super Talent’s DDR4 can be found here. About Super Talent Technology Super Talent Technology Corporation based in San Jose, California, designs and manufactures flash based SSD and USB storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. An ISO 9001 certified company, Super Talent utilizes its state-of-the-art factories and leading-edge components to produce award winning products with outstanding reliability. Super Talent is an active member of the JEDEC and ONFI. With over 200 patents, the company was ranked in the top 50 of the Wall ...



TRENDnet® Switches Listed as Recommended Networking Products by Control4

TRENDnet® Switches Listed as Recommended Networking Products by Control4 TORRANCE, Calif. – November 17, 2014 – TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand today announces Control4, a leading provider of personalized automation and control solutions, has published TRENDnet switch solutions on their Recommended Networking Products list. Control4 completed rigorous testing of TRENDnet switches and approved sourcing the published products for future Control4 projects. Control4 allows users to automatically control devices in a home or business. Founded in 2003, Control4’s mission is to deliver an elegant and simple way to control and automate lighting, music, video, security, and energy throughout the entire home. Control4 solutions are available through more than 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. Switches are a key component of a home automation solution. Over 20 TRENDnet switches were tested and approved for sourcing by Control4 integrators. TRENDnet solutions listed on the Control4 Recommended Networking Products list include Gigabit unmanaged, 10/100 PoE, Gigabit PoE, and Web Smart PoE switches. TRENDnet switches are available through IT distribution, security distribution, online, and retail partners-visit www.TRENDnet.com for a complete partner list. “TRENDnet switches have a reputation for reliability and energy efficiency,” said Rod Finney director of sales, North ...



ROCCAT Joins eSports Juggernaut Intel Extreme Masters As Major Event Sponsor

ROCCAT Joins eSports Juggernaut Intel Extreme Masters As Major Event Sponsor Hamburg, November 11, 2014 – With the world of eSports proliferating rapidly across the globe and true superstars being made every day, it is with great excitement that ROCCAT announces a four event sponsorship collaboration with eSports powerhouse Intel Extreme Masters, for their Season 9 tournament series featuring StarCraft II and League of Legends. René Korte, CEO and Founder of ROCCAT Studios details, “Our dedication to the eSports community is well-established, with our own Team ROCCAT League of Legends team, and world champion StarCraft II player HyuN representing us proudly. We are heavily invested in the success of the eSporting ecosystem, and are extremely proud to join one of its most lauded representatives in Intel Extreme Masters for these exciting events. We can’t wait to show up in Northern California to be a part of the madness.” ROCCAT will make their first appearance as exclusive peripheral sponsors at IEM’s San Jose event December 6-7, hosted at the SAP Center, home of NHL professional hockey team the San Jose Sharks. “Our gaming keyboards and mice will be available in all public gaming areas, where gamers can get their hands on some of our best gear,” René continues. “These include the brand new Tyon gaming mouse, and our exciting Ryos TKL Pro keyboard. San Jose is going to get an incredible event, with some of the greatest competitive gamers in the world and ...



ADATA’s New DDR4 Memory & SSD Solutions at Supercomputing 2014

ADATA’s New DDR4 Memory & SSD Solutions at Supercomputing 2014 High-Performance Server Memory & Storage for Enhanced PUE Taipei, Taiwan – November 11, 2014 –ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, will feature its extreme performance DDR4 memory modules and SSDs in Booth #4039 at Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) in New Orleans this November 17–20. ADATA will showcase its complete line of server DDR4 DRAM and SSD storage such as the SR1010SS, the SR1010NS, and the newest SR1020NP. Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) Storage Solutions Provider As a result of ever-rising operational costs and to lessen environmental impact, industry leaders continuously seek green data center solutions to enhance power usage effectiveness (PUE). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), memory modules and storage devices factor greatly in data center power consumption. By leveraging both DDR4 memory and SSD storage together, instead of using DDR3 memory and conventional HDD, data centers can reduce server-based power by 25% to 40%. To answer the requirements for power-efficient servers, ADATA offers both DDR4 memory and server-grade SSD storage to enhance PUE without sacrificing performance. Low Power Consumption DDR4 Memory Designed for enterprise servers and data centers, ADATA’s DDR4 2133 R-DIMM meets the strictest demands of long-term operations. Without comprising performance, ADATA’s DDR4 2133 R-...



ASUSTOR Officially Joins AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program

ASUSTOR Officially Joins AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program ASUSTOR joins AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program. A close technical integration provides AXIS users with a more reliable and comprehensive surveillance solution. Taipei, Taiwan, November 6th, 2014 –ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has joined world renowned surveillance company AXIS’s Application Development Partner (ADP) Program. ASUSTOR will now be able to receive the VAPIX® application components from AXIS along with technical documentation, software development kit and specialized development support in order to implement a more comprehensive technical integration. This works to provide AXIS users with a more reliable surveillance solution.     “We are elated to be joining the AXIS Application Development Partner (ADP) Program,” said James Su, Product Manager, at ASUSTOR. “Close integration with a world-leading IP camera company such as AXIS, gives us an unparalleled competitive advantage in providing our users with the type of superior surveillance solutions that they demand.” ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center is currently compatible with close to 500 different camera models from world-renowned brands. With a firm emphasis on the needs of users, ASUSTOR provides a wide variety of IP camera choices for use with Surveillance Center, in order to let users flexibly create the most safe, r...



ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App

ASUSTOR Releases AiSecure Mobile Surveillance App ASUSTOR releases the free AiSecure mobile surveillance app for both iOS and Android. Used in concert with ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center, AiSecure lets users take snapshots, record video, control PTZ functions on cameras and receive push notifications, allowing users to stay in sync with all the latest developments on their surveillance feeds. Taipei, Taiwan, November 4th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has launched a new surveillance monitoring mobile app AiSecure. After installing ASUSTOR’s Surveillance Center on their NAS, ASUSTOR users will be able to install AiSecure free of charge on their mobile devices in order to remotely monitor their surveillance feeds. AiSecure’s push notifications help users to stay up to date on all the latest developments, allowing users to take immediate action if required and reducing any possible damage to assets in the home or workplace. Additionally, AiSecure features and easy-to-use and intuitive interface that provides timely functionality for the feature in use, giving users the ability to take snapshots, record, control PTZ functions on cameras, check on the system status and replay previously recorded video.     “With the expansion of convenient Internet access and the exponential growth in smartphones and tablets, having information on demand is now a part of everyday life,” said James ...



Futuremark joins UL to accelerate development of new benchmarks

UL Signals Strategic Expansion into Performance Benchmarking Services with Futuremark Acquisition UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. NORTHBROOK, Ill. – November 3, 2014– UL, a global safety science leader, today announced the acquisition of Futuremark, the market leading provider of performance benchmarking software. Futuremark, a privately held company based in Finland, develops the world’s most widely used benchmarks for desktop computers, notebooks, tablets and smart phones. The acquisition marks UL’s entry into the software development industry, a strategic imperative for the company to help meet the growing demand for performance data. “Embedded software is now an important part of product design. With an increased focus on mobility, we see more and more products being connected, making the Internet of Things a reality. Consequently, software quality is a significant driver of product safety and performance; and we believe that benchmarking is an important way to help our customers to improve the performance of their products,” said Stephen Kirk, VP and GM of UL Consumer Technology Division. “This acquisition provides us with an opportunity to build a new business line in testing...






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