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Toshiba Unveils First Glasses-free 3D Notebook That Displays 3D and 2D Content Simultaneously

Antec Launches KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid CPU Cooler

Transcend Launches 1TB USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drives

Samsung To Transfer HDD Operations Assets To Seagate

Kingston Launches Managed Government-Level Secure USB Drives

G.Skill Releases DDR3 2300MHz 8GB Memory Modules



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Toshiba Unveils First Glasses-free 3D Notebook That Displays 3D and 2D Content Simultaneously

Toshiba Corporation today unveiled dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR, the first glasses-free 3D notebook able to display 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen.

dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR employs Toshiba's 3D Window technology. 3D images are created using parallax, by delivering separate images to the left and right eyes. User can enjoy high-quality 3D images without dedicated glasses if the separate images are properly delivered to each eye. Toshiba has adopted a distinctive face-tracking function and Active Lens to fulfill this requirement.



Face-tracking allows the web camera integrated into the dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR to track the user's face and recognize the position of the eyes. Active Lens, integrated into the LED panel, controls polarization of light delivered from the panel. These functions secure precise delivery of separate images to each eye, even when the user moves.

With SpursEngine, a dedicated image processor with advanced performance derived from the multi-core technology of the Cell Broadband Engine, dynabook Qosmio T851/D8CR boasts 2D to 3D real-time conversion technology that allows users to enjoy high-quality 3D images generated from 2D terrestrial, BS and 110 CS digital broadcasts.

These 3D images are made all the more natural and eye-friendly by Toshiba's newly introduced Face3D and Caption stabilizer. Face3D uses Toshiba's high-speed, high-accuracy face detection technology to locate faces in 2D images and then applies a human depth template to the image, giving the features more depth and assuring a 3D appearance with graded shading. Caption stabilizer detects any captions in the image and keeps it constantly at the front of the image. The depth of the captions stays fixed and easy to read.

3D Window is realized by the Active Lens, which controls polarization of the light delivered from the LED panel. With Active Lens turned off, the panel delivers normal 2D image; with it turned on, the panel delivers 3D images, separating the images sent to each eye. Active Lens can be turned off and on quickly and locally, which means individual parts of the LED panel can deliver 3D images. Thus the user can enjoy 3D Window and 2D images shown simultaneously on one display.

Brief specifications:

  • Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30 GHz processor
  • Intel HM65 Express Chipset
  • 2x4GB of DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) memory
  • 750GB 5400 rpm hard disk drive
  • Optical BDXL, DVD Super Multi drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1GB graphics
  • 2 x terrestrial, BS and 110-degree CS TV tuners
  • 15.6-inch 16:9 FHD TFT with Clear SuperView LED, 2D resolution: 1920x1080, 3D resolution: 1366x768
  • Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • 3 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA
  • harman/kardon speakers
  • MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1 operating system

The new notebook will be available in the Japanese market from late July, the price is still to be announced.

Source: Toshiba Corporation


Antec Launches KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid CPU Cooler

In its 25th anniversary year, Antec announced the KUHLER H2O 920, Antec's new maximum-performance liquid CPU cooler.



Antec's KUHLER H2O 920 features a double-thick radiator and two 120-mm fans, as well as interactive fan control via Asetek's ChillControl software. In addition, the KUHLER H2O 920 includes the latest-generation low-profile pump, easy-bend tubes for maximum flexibility in radiator positioning, a third-generation copper cold plate for optimal conduction and a push-pull configuration for high airflow and maximum CPU heat dissipation.



Specifications:

  • CPU Socket Compatibility: Intel LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366, AMD AM2 / AM3 / AM2+ / AM3+
  • Controlling and monitoring software included
  • Non-corrugated easy-bend tubes for maximum flexibility in radiator positioning
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) radiator fans generate for quiet operation
  • Customizable RGB illumination LED
  • Safe, environmentally-friendly, anti-corrosive cooling liquid
  • Fan speed: 700-2400 RPM (PWM controlled)
  • Tubing length: 13.0" / 330 mm
  • Radiator dimensions: 5.6" x 4.7" x 1.9" / 151 x 120 x 49 mm
  • Fan dimensions: 4.7" x 1.0" / 120 x 25 mm
  • Air Flow: 110 CFM
  • Noise Level: 27.4 dBA
  • Cold Plate + Pump Height: 1.1" / 29 mm
  • Net weight: 2.4 lbs / 1.1 kg
  • Gross weight: 3.5 lbs / 1.6 kg


KUHLER H2O 920 is backed by Antec's Quality 3-year limited warranty (AQ3) on parts and labor and is available today for pre-order for the price of $119.95. The complete availability of the cooler is slated for the end of April.

Source: Antec


Transcend Launches 1TB USB 3.0, USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drives

Transcend Information introduced two new high-capacity portable hard drives: the USB 3.0-powered StoreJet 25H3P and the standard USB 2.0-powered StoreJet 25H2P. Both models boast of 1TB storage capacity, and come bundled with Transcend's Elite data management software.



Besides incorporating a purple anti-slip rubber enclosure, the new models include a reinforced hard casing that evenly distributes force of impact, and an internal hard drive suspension damper.

StoreJet 25H3P offers transfer speeds up to 90MB/s.



Both the StoreJet 25H3P and StoreJet 25H2P are backed by 3-year warranty, and feature One Touch auto-backup buttons for instant synchronization with PCs.

The StoreJet 25H3P is now available for a suggested price of $205, while the StoreJet 25H2P is available for $185.

Source: Transcend Information


Samsung To Transfer HDD Operations Assets To Seagate

Seagate Technology and Samsung Electronics announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate and Samsung will expand and strengthen their strategic relationship.

Major elements of the agreement include:

  • Samsung transferring assets related to its hard disk drive operations to Seagate;
  • Extending and enhancing the existing patent cross-license agreement between the companies;
  • A NAND flash memory supply agreement under which Samsung will provide Seagate with its products for use in Seagate's enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), solid state hybrid drives and other products;
  • A disk drive supply agreement under which Seagate will supply disk drives to Samsung for PCs, notebooks and consumer electronics;
  • Expanded cooperation between the companies to co-develop enterprise storage solutions;
  • Samsung receiving significant equity ownership in Seagate;
  • A shareholder agreement under which an executive of Samsung will be nominated to join Seagate's Board of Directors

The combined value of these transactions and agreements is approximately $1.375 billion USD, which will be paid by Seagate to Samsung in the form of 50% stock and 50% cash.

In connection with its strategic alliance with Samsung, Seagate expects also to strengthen its relationship with TDK Corporation/SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd. Together, these transactions and agreements broaden a strategic relationship between Seagate and Samsung that began with a joint development agreement announced in August 2010.

Source: Seagate Technology, Samsung Electronics


Kingston Launches Managed Government-Level Secure USB Drives

Kingston Digital announced the DataTraveler 4000-M USB Flash drive, a fully managed version of the company's DataTraveler 4000 product. Developed for enterprise deployments, the FIPS-certified DT4000-M leverages SafeConsole for Kingston server software from BlockMaster.



The Ponemon Institute released data last month highlighting that data breach costs are skyrocketing. Specifically, monetary loss related to mobile devices for US-based organizations surveyed rose 15 percent year-over-year to $258 per record. Data from other industry sources show a 400-percent year-over-year increase in lost USBs during 2010, with 1 in 10 employees losing a USB drive containing corporate info. Additionally, a recent survey from BlockMaster found that 76 percent of workers plug unknown USB drives into their company laptops, exponentially increasing the risk of passing on viruses and malware to their corporate networks.

Encryption can protect data from unauthorized access, but in some cases adds complications that prompt employees to circumvent company-approved drives in favor of consumer drives for ease of use. This scenario unfolded in the case of Cambridgeshire County Council in February 2011.

Kingston DataTraveler 4000-M features and specifications:

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Certified
  • TAA-compliant
  • Secure: drive locks down after 10 intrusion attempts and encryption key is destroyed
    • Configure complex password policies - based on customizable criteria options, including password length and character types (digits, upper case, lower case, and special characters)
    • Can operate with AutoRun disabled
    • Enforces write-protected AutoRun files
  • Full Encryption: 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in CBC mode
  • Customizable1: password length, maximum number of password attempts, preload content
  • Tamper-evident: coating/seal for physical security
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty with 24/7 customer support
  • Ruggedized: waterproof and titanium-coated stainless steel casing
  • Easy to use: no admin rights or application installation required
  • Dimensions: 3.06" x 0.9" x 0.47" (77.9 x 22 x 12.05 mm)
  • Speed: up to 18 MB/s read, 10 MB/s write
  • Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
  • Compatibility: USB 2.0
  • Operating Temperature: 32F to 140F (0C to 60C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4F to 185F (-20C to 85C)

Kingston DataTraveler 4000-Managed lineup:

  • DT4000M/2GB DataTraveler 4000-Managed 2GB Secure USB, $62
  • DT4000M/4GB DataTraveler 4000-Managed 4GB Secure USB, $74
  • DT4000M/8GB DataTraveler 4000-Managed 8GB Secure USB, $103
  • DT4000M/16GB DataTraveler 4000-Managed 16GB Secure USB, $195

Source: Kingston Digital


G.Skill Releases DDR3 2300MHz 8GB Memory Modules

G.Skill International today announced the fastest 8GB DDR3 kit rated at 2300MHz CL9 with only 1.65V voltage. The novelty which is made for enthusiasts will join G.Skill's Ripjaws-X family and will be available soon.



Specifications:

  • CAS Latency: 9-11-9-28-2N
  • Capacity: 8GB (4GB x2)
  • Speed: DDR3-2300 (PC3 18400)
  • Test Voltage: 1.65 Volts
  • Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
  • Error Checking: Non-ECC
  • Type: 240-pin DIMM
  • Warranty: Lifetime

The list of qualified motherboards currently includes ASUS Maximus IV Extreme and ASUS P8P67 Deluxe.

Source: G.Skill International


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