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QNAP Releases System Updates to Fix Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

QNAP Releases System Updates to Fix Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability Taipei, Taiwan, April 18, 2014 – QNAP® Systems Inc. today announced firmware updates for Turbo NAS systems with vulnerability to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160). The operating systems vulnerable to Heartbleed are QTS versions 4.0 and 4.1. Versions 3.8 and earlier use a different version of OpenSSL and are not affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.As described on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures website, the OpenSSL 1.0.1 TLS and DTLS implementation, before 1.0.1g, does not properly process Heartbeat Extension packets which allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading private keys (aka the Heartbleed bug). “We strongly urge users of vulnerable Turbo NAS systems to update their firmware,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “Users are also recommended to contact their SSL providers to regenerate their SSL CSR/keys for server protection.” To obtain the system updates (QTS 4.0.7 and QTS 4.1.0 RC2) with recompiled OpenSSL, please download from http://www.qnap.com/i/en/product_x_down/ or have your Turbo NAS perform a live update via the QTS control panel. For more information, please contact us at http://helpdesk.qnap.com/   About QNAP QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) ...



NZXT is proud to announce the launch of the Sentry 3

NZXT is proud to announce the launch of its latest case accessory, the Sentry 3. Take your build to new heights with the Sentry 3’s perfect blend of precision and power. The Sentry 3 combines five powerful fan channels with an extraordinarily intuitive UI, giving you complete control over your entire rig’s cooling with the swipe of a finger.While this may seem like a small or insignificant product, the Sentry 3 takes our fan controllers a huge step forward with its power, style, and ease of use that are not common in the fan controller arena. Features Capacitive touchscreen interface with ultra-fast response time 33% Larger screen than any other single bay fan controller Five fan channels to handle a large amount of fans or fan groups Use Link to group channels of your choice and manage the entire Link group simultaneously with the intuitive PowerSlide Bar 15 Watts of raw power to handle even the most power hungry fans LCD is toggleable to make the Sentry 3 blend into your front bezel when not in use Integrated short circuit protection to keep you and your PC safe Automatic Performance and Quiet fan profiles in addition to manual control Full compatibility with all types of fans, including PWM equipped fans, due to hybrid 3/4pin connector Incredibly accurate control for even the most precise adjustments Integrated failure alarm lets you know if a fan becomes blocked, stops spinning, or becomes unplugged Display temperatures in both F and C Tech Spec. Model Number AC-...



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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

Lately, one brand is making a real name for itself when it comes to superior air cooling performance, and that brand is be quiet!. The company be quiet! has entered the air cooling arena with high performance air coolers. Their Dark Rock series is a great example. The Dark Rock™ CPU coolers are now becoming category leaders, and the newly upgraded Dark Rock Pro 3 is being touted as even more powerful then its predecessors. The double-tower Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler comes with two preinstalled quiet SilentWings fans that bring both high performance and quiet operation to your PC where it really counts. They are designed for both overclocked systems and demanding multi-graphics platforms. Read on to see if the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 with 250W TDP will offer the low temperatures and peak performance we are looking for in an air cooler.



TRENDnet® Launches Outdoor Three-Megapixel Network Cameras

TRENDnet® Launches Outdoor Three-Megapixel Network Cameras TRENDnet Ships Two High Performance Outdoor 3MP Power over Ethernet Network Cameras TORRANCE, Calif. – March 31, 2014 – TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the Outdoor 3MP Full HD PoE Dome Day/Night Network Camera (model TV-IP311PI) and Outdoor 3MP Full HD PoE Day/Night Network Camera (model TV-IP310PI). “These compact high performance outdoor network cameras are well suited for any number of general surveillance applications,” stated Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. TV-IP311PI Outdoor 3MP Full HD PoE Dome Day/Night Network Camera Adjustable fixed position dome camera 3 Megapixel resolution Compact IP66 weather rated housing Night vision up to 25 meters (82 ft.) Save installation costs with a Power over Ethernet (PoE) installation Program motion detection recording and email alerts Vandal resistant housing Digital Wide Dynamic Range image balancing ONVIF and IPv6 support Free enterprise class management software Sample TV-IP311PI video: http://youtu.be/FxLBaEYUTbg Free pro-grade camera management software: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c35bo7niBzI TV-IP311PI page: http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=210_TV-IP311PI TV-IP311PI images: http://www.trendnet.com/press/media/download_images.asp?ModelNumber=TV-IP311PI TV-IP311PI warranty: 3 year limited TV-IP311PI availability: Currently available f...



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Func MS-3 Revision 2 Gaming Mouse Review

We heard rumblings of a newer version of the original Func MS-3 gaming mouse, with the latest set to promise gamers a more advanced laser engine, higher DPI, and better quality internals. So we had to get one to study more closely for ourselves. Func now has the MS-3 Revision 2, a refresh of a winning formula that captures the same outstanding ergonomics while bringing new guts to a smartly designed body. And as an added bonus, we'll also be examining the Func Surface 1030² L, an update of a double-sided gaming mouse pad that now comes with a few new and interesting features. Can the MS-3 Revision 2 and Surface 1030² L improve upon the predecessors without losing its original appeal? Let's find out.



Team Group Inc. presents new mSATA MP1 – First choice of economic and rapid computer upgrade

The key to heighten the computer performance Team Group, the global leading brand of memory storage launched on a brand new mSATA MP1 with only 1/8 size of general 2.5” SSD, which can meet JEDEC mSATA size specification. Focused on the lightest and thinnest volume and outstanding performance, it becomes perfect collocation of Notebook, Ultrabook, Tablet PC and NUC, etc.   Even though a small mechanism, mSATA MP1 SSD combines all the advantages of SSD in one- high speed, low power consumption, high stability and zero noise. mSATA MP1 supports SATA III, having 6Gb/s transmission rate, reading speed up to 530MB/sec and writing speed up to 440MB/sec. Compared with traditional mechanic HDD, it sharply decreases the time to wait for boot up, running program and windows operating and effectively increases operation efficiency. Meanwhile, parts of Ultrabook and PC/Notebook are either changed to built-in small capacity mSATA or installed with mSATA slot to respond market trend of pursuing light mobile device. Consumers have choice to purchase mSATA MP1 as system boot disk or go with HDD, which is used for disk cache to strengthen traditional disk performance. To compare with traditional HDD, mSATA MP1 can save you about 2 times boot operation time and significantly boost overall computer performance. Team Group mSATA MP1 SSD supports Intel® ISRT. Users can use mSATA MP1 as cache memory between HDD and computer to improve overall work efficiency. ISRT can cache application progr...



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Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Released

Recently there has been great deal of talk about Virtual Reality in the gaming industry. Most of this talk is centered around a product which has been in development for some time. Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift made quite a splash with its announcement in 2012. Since then it has had gamers on the edge of their seats, eager to hear more about this device. With the built-in display and ability to monitor your head movements, the Rift was designed to make the user’s gaming experience seem more “real.” This technology is the next step up from what is being seen with consoles currently; the addition of cameras to bring the user into the game by making it more interactive with their bodies. Hopes for this device are high, and many are waiting anxiously for the release date. Earlier this week, Oculus VR released their Oculus Rift DK2 (Developer’s Kit 2) for developers. Priced at $350 this early version of the product boasts a resolution of 960 x 1080 for each eye, refresh rates of 75 Hz, 72 Hz, and 60 Hz, and a persistence of 2 ms, 3 ms, and full. They also have a 100 degree nominal field of view. In order for this device to work correctly, it has sensors such as a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer which update at a rate of 1000 Hz. These allow the device to correctly interpret the user’s head motions. There is also a CMOS sensor on the outside to provide for positional tracking. It is obvious that the Oculus Rift is indeed a very innovative piece o...



Micron and Crucial Introduce Next-Generation SSD for Personal Storage, Media and Entertainment Markets

Boise, ID, March 18, 2014 – Micron Technology, Inc. today announced a new personal storage class, solid state drive (SSD), continuing a legacy of developing foundational memory technology into reliable, high-performance storage solutions. The M550 SSD is designed to meet the increasingly demanding needs of high-performance computing, ultrathin, and media/video applications. It is available today to consumers, businesses and system builders under the Crucial® brand and to OEM customers under the Micron® brand. Faster Storage Performance The M550 SSD offers 20 times higher performance1 than a traditional hard drive, while consuming significantly less power. It enables quick boot-up, speedy file and program access, near instant wake from sleep, as well as ultra-efficient power management for increased battery life. In fact, the M550 draws as little as 0.15 watts during normal operation1. The M550 design tightly integrates Micron NAND and firmware to deliver up to 95,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS). The drive’s sequential speeds reach up to 550 MB/s for reads and 500 MB/s writes, which maxes out the capabilities of the SATA 6 Gb/s interface.[iii] To understand the benefits of upgrading to an SSD and see the dramatic performance gains compared to traditional hard drives, watch our video. Advanced Feature Set The M550 SSD incorporates a host of advanced features to provide users with a powerful computing experience: · Best-in-Class Hardware Encryption: Keeps...



Arctic – Rich Sound in vibrant Colors

    Rich Sound in vibrant Colors 6 Reasons, why ARCTIC meets all tastes with the new version of the Mini Sound-System S111 ARCTIC has given his successful mini sound-system S111 a new coat of paint – and provides no fewer than six reasons why the new version of the speaker duo really meets all tastes: 1) From now the small sound genius shines not only as usual in elegant silver … 2) … but also in maritime blue … 3) … in bright pink … 4) … in pure white … 5) … in deep black … 6) … and in gleaming lime! What has remained the same is the unexpected sound quality of the mini boxes which outpace any conventional laptop speakers with more powerful sound and higher volume levels. USB Power dispenses all electrical outlets and batteries . With just 200 g for each of the two 7cm³ cubic speakers, the S111 fits comfortably into any pocket. As a perfect companionit provides the best sound wherever you are. QUICK FACTS S111 - Bold Colours including: Silver, Blue, Pink, White, Black, Lime - USB Powered Speakers - Sleek and compact Design - 3.5mm Jack – compatible with Desktop PCs, Laptops - Well balanced Bass and Vocals for a natural Sound We are selling at USD $16.90 , get them now at: Plantinum Mirco  Amazon Newegg Arctic



Razer Launches World’s First Keyboard Mechanical Switch Designed for Gaming

Thursday, 06 March 2014   RAZER LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST KEYBOARD MECHANICAL SWITCH DESIGNED FOR GAMING   Tested by top eSports athletes globally, the all-new Razer™ Mechanical Switch has been designed and engineered in-house from the ground up for gaming vs. traditional mechanical keyboard switches designed for typing      CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the launch of the world’s first mechanical switch designed by Razer specifically for gaming – the Razer Mechanical Switch.   While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. In order to achieve that, Razer decided to go back to the drawing board to completely re-engineer the traditional mechanical switch.   After extensive research, Razer’s multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches. Furthermore, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches are made using an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that, along with gold plated contact points, result in a lifespan of up to 60 million key strokes.   While Razer scientists and engineers design...



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Zalman Reveals Mouse that could be Deceptacon in Disguise

If I had to give an award to a company with the coolest looking hardware, I’d definitely give it to Zalman. Obviously this is purely subjective, but Zalman’s designs are full of pure techno awesomeness (Thank you Po for that word!). It will come as no surprise that Zalman is still living up to that reputation with the new arrival of the Knossos ZM-GM4 Gaming Mouse. Looks aren’t everything though. Many hardware enthusiasts will overlook some performance and functionality if the aesthetics are just right, but this mouse doesn’t seem like it’s sacrificing either. As expected, it has numerous programmable buttons, an adjustable weight tuning system, durable Omron switches and a few more typical features; however, it’s the Transformer type feature that really grabbed my attention. The grip can be adjusted from three places to perfectly fit any hand! If the picture wasn’t enough to make this look like it belonged in a Michael Bay film, the video definitely tops it off showing full rotational views and the mechanical movements. I’m not totally sure whether this is just a new mouse release, or a Deceptacon plot to invade the homes of the world populous, but I can’t help wanting one. The style obviously won’t be for everyone. Also, without any pricing, it’s hard to determine a value. On the other hand, if you like everything on and around your computer desk to have that pure techno awesomeness flare, I’m s...



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Razer Designs New Mechanical Keyboard Switches

Razer is all about gaming hype. They proudly boast that their products are “For Gamers, by Gamers.” The problem with hype though, is that it’s usually designed to make people spend more money than they need to. Take phones for example. A new phone every two years can get pricey but cellular companies are trying to diminish that wait so consumers can have a new phone every year! When I heard Razer designed a new keyboard, I smirked a little, and when I saw the video spots, I even laughed. All I can say now is, “I have to have one!’ While the exploding key in the video might have been a little over the top, the features of this keyboard are quite mouth-watering. The actuation point distance of the keys was trimmed, making it faster to press the key, but that’s only the first juicy bit. The really interesting feature is the reset distance. The standard mechanical distance to reset a key is 0.7mm, but the Razer switch is only 0.4mm. Key spam away because this keyboard is going to know the difference between fast clicking and actually holding down the key. The other nice feature is the lifespan, showing around three times the number of keystrokes standard mechanical switches can take before breaking down. To say that I want to own one of these keyboards is an understatement. It’s true that this amount of precision is probably overkill for the standard gamer while e-sport “athletes” will get the most out these features. ...



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Diamond DS3900 Ultra Dock review

Are you tired of continuously reconnecting cables to your laptop, but don't want to buy the specific docking station for your laptop? Or, perhaps you have multiple systems that you use daily. Personally, I run multiple systems from home and constantly switch between systems that require more then a remote desktop connection. Diamond Media has a solution for these scenarios. Introducing the DS3900 Docking station! Cconnected via a USB, the DS3900 allows you to keep your primary peripherals connected to the dock and switch over with a single cable swap. Before we get started, here's a little about Diamond.



TRENDnet® Ships Extreme Performance AC1900 Wireless Router

TRENDnet® Ships Extreme Performance AC1900 Wireless Router TORRANCE, Calif. -March 6, 2014- TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the extreme performance AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-818DRU – which offers unmatched performance, powered by a 1 GHz processor, high power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds. The TEW-818DRU is designed to provide the optimum wireless experience in a busy connected home. Video tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF8M3O8hPHQ TRENDnet’s TEW-818DRU creates two extreme performance wireless networks – an ultimate performance 1.3 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Wireless AC network, to connect all Wireless AC devices over the fastest wireless speeds available today; and an extreme performance 600 Megabits per second (Mbps) Wireless N band, to connect everyday wireless devices such as tablets, smart phones, and computers. High performance wireless amplifiers maximize wireless home coverage and Beamforming technology directs the highest wireless signal strength to each user’s specific location. On the wired side, the router features all Gigabit Ethernet ports. It also offers one USB 2.0 port and a 5 Gbps USB 3.0 port, to network high performance USB 3.0 storage devices and other peripherals. The wireless networks and management interface are pre-encrypted with unique passwords – thereby eli...



COUGAR’s New Ultimate Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Win iF Design Awards

COUGAR’s New Ultimate Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Win iF Design Awards   March 6th 2014, Taipei – COUGAR, leading PC case, power supply and computer peripherals brand has won design awards for two new gaming peripherals, an ultimate gaming mouse and an ultimate gaming keyboard. It took two years for COUGAR to develop the first aluminum framed gaming mouse, the 700M and keyboard, the 700K, and both have won the iF (International Design Award) of 2014. The iFDesign Awards are considered the design “Oscars” in the IT/PC industry.   Design Concept behind the COUGAR Gaming Mouse 700M is one of a “vertebrate” with metal support for “bones”. This allows for customized ergonomic adjustments and players can transform the feel of it in accordance with customary gestures giving the right height. There is also a unique design idea for the side angle sniper button. At 45 degrees, the lateral force can be slower, so this design provides for a more accurate aim. The “magazine” and “muzzle” shape of the cable connector and its strain relief add to a more game-like feel.   Design Concept behind the COUGAR Gaming Keyboard 700K was inspired by military “stealth warships” technology, the design is created from elements of geometric facets: mechanical key modules are mounted on an exposed, bent aluminum structure with premium anodized surface treatments, enabling more efficient typing bolstered by providing the players wrist support points. Intuitive ke...






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