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Synology DiskStation DS1512+ NAS Server
Synology today announced DiskStation DS1512+, a 5-bay next generation NAS server for delivering high performance and scalability with complete business solutions to small and medium businesses.
"NAS severs today are expected to produce higher levels of reliability and availability. With today's introduction, Synology customers can share and access data on DS1512+ in full confidence and satisfy the productivity, versatility and reliability they demand," said Peter Chen, Product Manager of Synology Inc.
Synology DS1512+ features a passive CPU cooling technology and a fan redundancy mechanism of two user-replaceable 80 mm fans, thus eliminating a single point of failure and ensure continuous system uptime during malfunction. The dual LAN network failover support allows DS1512+ to sustain the potential of one network discontinuity while maximizing system availability at all times.
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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview - the next milestone of the Windows operating system. This latest preview will be made available for download starting today at http://preview.windows.com. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a more robust experience for testing the world's most popular operating system and is available to the widest range of people yet following the initial release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview late last year. The Developer Preview received more than 3 million downloads.
"With Windows 8, we reimagined the different ways people interact with their PC and how to make everything feel like a natural extension of the device, whether using a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or all-in-one," said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. "The Windows 8 Consumer Preview brings a no-compromises approach to using your PC."
At a Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona that was attended by partners from Europe and around the world, the company shared some key new updates in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview:
- Broad range of product changes and improvements. Since the Developer Preview in September, designed to preview the programming platform, Windows 8 has progressed across every dimension. From completing the user experience for touch, keyboard and mouse to refining the development platform, the Consumer Preview improves performance, quality and reliability across all subsystems. With the added features, it represents a more complete view of the capabilities of Windows 8.
- Windows Store with new apps. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview marks the beta opening of the Windows Store, which is filled with a variety of new Metro style apps from both third-party developers and Microsoft. During the Consumer Preview, these apps are available to try and experience at no cost to users. The Windows Store will offer personalized recommendations, and Windows 8 gives users the ability to take their apps and settings with them across multiple PCs, making it easy to discover and try new apps while offering developers the greatest opportunity of any platform.
- Connecting to the cloud across Windows-based PCs and Windows Phone. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers seamless integration with the content people care about across their devices. An optional additional sign-on with a Microsoft account provides access to a host of features, including the ability to roam all settings, use cloud storage, communicate with email, calendar and contacts, and connect to a broad range of services. Your connection to the cloud works across your Windows-based PCs and your Windows Phones.
- Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5. The best way to experience the Web on Windows is with Internet Explorer 10. The browser has been re-imagined to create a new experience designed specifically for Windows 8 devices. It provides an edge-to-edge user interface that is all about less browser and more Web. Fast and fluid, Internet Explorer is hardware-accelerated to enable Web performance.
- Preview of new hardware capabilities. At the event, Microsoft also showcased Windows 8 running on a wide range of new x86- and ARM-based reference hardware. This hardware will be available to select developers for trial and testing as previously announced.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be available worldwide for download in English, French, German, Japanese and simplified Chinese languages.
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AMD lowers Phenom II and FX pricingBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 08:24 PM | 0 comment(s) ]CPU Worldnotes that AMD has cut the pricing of eleven of its Phenom II and FX series processors. The cuts range from 1.9 percent to 14.8 percent.
Overall, the prices were slashed by 2% - 15% for Phenom CPUs, and by 6% - 9% for FX chips. The parts, discounted the most in absolute terms, are FX-8120, and Phenom II X4 965, 975, and 980. They have got $20 cheaper. AMD FX-6100 had modest $10 price drop, however let's not forget that this is the second drop since processor's introduction last October. The biggest relative price cut, almost 15%, was for Phenom II X4 965.
CPU model Old price New price Difference FX-6100 Black Edition $155 $145 6.5% FX-8120 Black Edition $205 $185 9.8% Phenom II X2 555 $90 $85 5.6% Phenom II X4 840 $105 $103 1.9% Phenom II X4 955 $117 $105 10.3% Phenom II X4 965 $135 $115 14.8% Phenom II X4 970 $155 $145 6.5% Phenom II X4 975 $175 $155 11.4% Phenom II X4 980 $185 $165 10.8% Phenom II X6 1055T $165 $155 6.1% Phenom II X6 1075T $181 $165 8.8%
Guru3D Rig of the Month - February 2012By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:21 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
The Rig of the Month February 2012 once again shows style and design, the detail very nice in black, white, gold with Carbon elements. Mathieu who transformed one PC into a very unique and bling build certainly convinced us. What a nice job.
Check out the article right here.
Doom 4 leaked screenshotsBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:18 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
AllGamesBeta posted what it claims to be leaked screenshots of Doom 4, which it also goes on to claim as being "doomed" (cancelled), citing rumors. Close to two dozen of these screenshots can be found at the source. They reveal what [could have been] the setting of Doom 4, probably of the horrors unleashed on Mars (in Doom 3 and Resurrection of Evil) finding their way to Earth.
Go check out the screenshot right here.
XSPC Razor 7970 waterblockBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:15 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
The colleagues over at TPU received details about XSPC's new Razor 7970 waterblock for AMD Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 reference design graphics cards. The block doesn't take up an additional expansion slot, it measures 220mm x 142mm x 9mm (18mm at the ports). Most of the block is milled out of a block of copper, the VRM area is made out of aluminium and the top plate is made of CNC-cut stainless steel.
The portion of the block that's over the GPU is ridged, making copper micro-fins, that increase dissipation of heat to the coolant. The top is made of CNC-cut stainless steel. The block is ready for CrossFire setups with four G1/4″ ports, two G1/4″ plugs are included. Listed on the company's online store (currently out of stock), the XSPC Razor 7970 is priced at
OCZ launches Fatal1ty 1000W PSUBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:14 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power supplies for computing devices and systems, today announced the availability of the Fatal1ty 1000 Watt power supply, the latest high-performance PSU targeted at gamers and enthusiasts that demand maximum wattage, high efficiency, and a modular cabling configuration.
Dedicated to delivering premium power solutions, OCZ
ROCCAT Savu mid-sized hybrid gaming mouse teasedBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:12 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
ROCCAT will show off the Savu mid-size hybrid gaming mouse at CeBIT. This new peripheral promises a significantly better sensor, and should be available in retail stores from early May.
ROCCAT Studios today announced the upcoming availability of the Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse
ADATA XPG SX900 claims fastest SSD in the worldBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:11 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
ADATA claims its new XPG SX900 solid state disk will be the most powerful SSD on Earth. The new disk incorporates the SandForce SF-2281 controller and promises max sequential read/write speeds of 550/530MB/s and max random 4K write performance of up to 85,000 IOPS. The XPG SX900 serie will be avaialble in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
The XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) SX900 solid state drive is an expanded capacity SSD which uses new optimized firmware to utilize greater storage capacity of the NAND Flash components. With superior NAND Flash, the XPG SX900 SSD reaches new levels of stability and performance. The drive breaks new ground in storage capacity for SSDs utilizing the SandForce 2281 controller, reaching 512GB, a 7% increase over common SSDs in the market that use a SandForce controller. This represents a milestone in ADATA
Microsoft shows IllumiShare technologyBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:09 PM | 0 comment(s) ]Microsoft's Research labs shows off Illumishare, a new way of interacting with people on the Internet:
Seen first at Microsoft TechForum 2012, IllumiShare enables remote people to share any physical or digital object on any surface. It is a low-cost, peripheral device that looks like a desk lamp, and just like a lamp lights up a surface at which it is pointed, IllumiShare shares a surface. To do this, IllumiShare uses a camera-projector pair where the camera captures video of the local workspace and sends it to the remote space and the projector projects video of the remote workspace onto the local space. With IllumiShare, people can sketch together using real ink and paper, remote meeting attendees can interact with conference room whiteboards, and children can have remote play dates in which they play with real toys.
Diablo III: First 20 minutes gameplayBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:07 PM | 0 comment(s) ]CVG has posted the first 20 minutes of Blizzard's upcoming dark fantasy/horror-themed action RPG Diablo 3. The game is currently schedule to launch in Q2 2012.
Sniper Elite V2 Pre-Order Bonus Let's You Kill HitlerBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/29/2012 12:07 PM | 0 comment(s) ]Players who pre-order Sniper Elite V2 before its May release will be given the opportunity to kill Hitler. The 'Assassinate The Fuhrer' bonus mission sees players attempt to shoot the Nazi leader as he leaves his personal train. It also comes with two bonus weapons, the Soviet SVT-40 and the German Kar 98. Sniper Elite V2 is set to release on May 4 in Europe on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
NVIDIA Kepler GK107 Performance Exposed ?By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2012 01:36 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
The chaps over at wccftech noticed that NVIDIA
AMD FX-6200 and FX-4170 Processors, Cuts Some PricesBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2012 11:53 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
AMD launched two new FX Series processors, the FX-6200 hexa-core and the FX-4170 quad-core, and announced price reductions for the October-released FX-8120 and FX-6100.
The FX-6200 and FX-4170 are made on 32 nm process technology, and feature an AM3+ package, a TDP of 125 W, and 8 MB of L3 cache. The FX-6200 has a base clock of 3.8 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) and is up for pre-order @ 152.70 Euro while its quad-core sibling is set to 4.2 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) and is selling for 120.60 Euro. The updated FX-8120 and FX-6100 prices stand at $185 and $145, respectively.
NZXT Premium Cables Starter KitBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2012 11:52 AM | 0 comment(s) ]Handy for case modding. NZXT is proud to announce the Premium Cables Starter Kit. Designed so that PC enthusiasts no longer have to seek out cables individually, the Premium Cables Starter kit includes all the pivotal pieces for a new build including the following cables in lengths of 250mm
Elpida Memory files for bankruptcyBy Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2012 11:49 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Elpida Memory has filed for bankruptcy protection today, as the firm is unable to refinance its heavy debt. It's the largest Japanese manufacturing corporate failure since World War II, the company has a debt of $5.5 billion and a DRAM marketshare of 12.5 percent.
Elpida decided to separate the low margin PC business to its Taiwanese subsidiary and concentrate instead on higher ASP devices for smartphones after the financial crisis. Yukio Sakamoto, Elpida
Mass Effect 3: Fight (Live-Action TV Trailer)By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2012 11:48 AM | 0 comment(s) ]This new trailer is just 60 seconds long and shows Shepard battling his way on to take EARTH BACK. Mass Effect 3 is schedule to launch on March 6 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.