Tesoro ships key-specific customizable mechanical Excalibur Spectrum Keyboard
Tesoro Technology has announced the Excalibur Spectrum mechanical keyboard, featuring individual key-specific customizability in 16.8 million colors. The Excalibur Spectrum allows gamers to individually customize virtually any color, to any key. Eight different LED effects, such as dimming, full zone, trigger, ripple, firework, radiation, rainbow wave, can be selected -- and per-key customized mode as well as five levels of brightness can be stored across five user profiles. The keyboard also has N-Key rollover, to prevent "ghosting," as well as 512kb of storage for macros. The Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum will be available in the middle of March in North America, at a suggested retail price of $140.
Wi-Fi home monitoring camera adds new motion masking feature
Cloud home monitoring start-up Spotcam has announced a new motion-masking feature for its Wi-Fi home monitoring camera system. A feature available in professional security camera systems, Spotcam's motion masking can be acquired by users through updating to the latest firmware. The camera can then be configured to only monitor motions for a specified area, and ignore other locations within its field of view. Notifications of movement can be received via email or the mobile app, and motion detection alerts are triggered for unmasked zones only.
Razer bulks up the new RGB LED mouse version with a 10,000DPI optical sensor
Razer announced some additional details for the new Chroma version of the DeathAdder mouse. On top of the 16.3-million-color adjustable LED lighting that was announced in August, Razer is adding a 10,000DPI optical sensor for the mouse. The new sensor is said to support movement speeds up to 200 inches per second, with 50G of acceleration; the same speed of the older version. Previously, however, the DeathAdder had only a 6,400DPI optical sensor.
Memory to be released in dual, quad channel packages, voltage dropped to 1.2
Adata, a company known for solid state drives and computer memory, announced today that it is releasing a series of DDR4 memory aimed at the overclocking enthusiast market. The new memory will support the latest versions of the Intel Haswell-E processors, as well as see a reduction in voltage to allow overclockers to get the most out of their money.
Addonics Technologies' Internal GigaNAS Adapter announced
Addonics Technologies has announced the release of its new Internal GigaNAS Adapter, intended for custom building one's own high-capacity network attached storage (NAS) system. Designed to mount into a PCI slot of a desktop computer, server or storage chassis (with a centronic 50-connector cutout), the adapter features two SATA ports and one USB port. Up to 16 hard drives over a LAN can be shared, with as much as 16TB per drive volume, with up to an 85MB per second transfer rate over a Gigabit Ethernet network.
Thecus launches 10GbE Network Interface Card with Tehuti TN4010 processor
Thecus announced the launch of its new 10GbE Network Interface Card with a Tehuti TN41010 processor. The C10GTR is intended for backend throughput for multiple clients, and is compatible with both x4 and x8-sized PCIe slots as well as 100M, 1G, and 10G networks. The C10GTR is suitable for a wide range of products, including Thecus' Top Tower, large business rackmount, and N7710/N8810U series. Priced at $300, Thecus' Network Interface Card is available through various retailers.
Performance, size emphasis of new line
Flash manufacturer Adata today launched three new SATA 6Gb/s SSDs -- the Premier Pro SP900 M.2 2242 and 2282 for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs, and Premier Pro SP910, which is aimed at gamers and video editors. Both lines of drive have been engineered with an emphasis on size, making them suitable for nearly all small form factor or thin devices.
Four capacities of thin SSDS to be used in slim, standard storage applications
Adata, known for their RAM and flash media, has announced their newest solid state drive (SSD) offerings with the 2.5-inch Premier SP610 series. The series offers four different capacities of the drive, using synchronous MLC NAND, all sized for use with both desktop and slim PCs.
OMsignal smart shirts now available for pre-order
Montreal-based company OMsignal has begun accepting orders from customers for its four models of smart shirts. Able to track the wearer's heart rate, breathing rate, breathing volume, movement, calories burned, overall movement intensity and heart rate information. A small module clips into the shirt to provide power for up to three days of normal use, which communicates wirelessly with the OMsignal app on one's smartphone. The shirts are intended to be worn under clothing for everyday activities, as well as using it explicitly for sport. Shipping this summer, OMSignal pre-order pricing starts at $200 for undershirt, sleeveless, t-shirt and long-sleeved shirt styles.
Flipboard for iOS updated, adds Safari Reading List support
Flipboard, a 'social magazine' app, has released an update for its iOS version. Flipboard allows users to read and view content related to their interests in a magazine format. Offering space to save and collect images and articles in the form of magazines, Flipboard includes news, photos, audio and social network content in a paginated layout that requires a 'flip' gesture of the virtual page.
New ADATA portable USB 3.0 hard drive designed to absorb impact
ADATA Techonology has announced the introduction of its latest portable hard drive, the DashDrive Durable HD650. Designed to absorb impacts while protected stored data, the HD650 is comprised of a scratchproof acrylic material and incorporates a unique triple-layer construction designed and engineered for shockproof performance.
New Bluetooth speaker measures less than 1-inch thick
Soundmatters has released its new Dash7 Bluetooth speaker, which is focused on portability. The wireless speaker is available in three colors, and measures only three quarters of an inch in thickness. Featuring two wide-frequency drivers, the Dash7 boasts up to 12 hours of playback thanks to its "BassBattery" that doubles as a passive subwoofer. Also featuring speakerphone functionality, the diminutive device includes a noise-cancelling microphone to reduce ambient noise during a call. The Dash7 is available immediately for $219, which includes a carrying case that doubles as a kickstand.
Aereo prepares to launch cloud DVR in Miami, Houston, Dallas
Aereo has revealed the next three locations from the 21 US cities it hopes to launch in before the end of this year, following earlier launches and announcements covering Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, and New York City. Miami, Fl will gain access to the controversial cloud-based DVR service on September 2nd, while Houston and Dallas, TX will receive it on September 16th and 23rd respectively.
Drives estimated at 1,500,000-hour mean time between failure
DRAM and interface card manufacturer ADATA today announced the launch of the enterprise grade SX1000L solid state drive (SSD) series. Available in 2.5-inch standard SATA drive form factor, the pair of SX1000L drives implement the advanced controller technology to enhance read/write performance.
New drives designed for Ultrabooks, other space-limited uses
DRAM and NAND flash memory manufacturer Adata today announced the release of thinner and lighter versions of its solid state drives. With a thickness of just 7mm, the new SSD models are suitable for slim-design laptop and ultrabook computers, as well as certain embedded industrial applications.
ASUS UX21 has similar basic design idea as Apple
A new teardown of the ASUS Zenbook UX21 at AnandTech has shown that its internal design, just like the outside, is very similar to the MacBook Air. Partly out of necessity, the 11-inch ultrabook uses the same basic concept of a two-board core area at the back while the front two thirds are dominated by four discrete lithium batteries. Likewise, it uses the same stick-based SSD format, although here the drives are supplied by ADATA (128GB) and SanDisk (256GB) rather than Samsung and Toshiba.
Intellectual Ventures now takes Motorola to court
Intellectual Ventures swung back into its patent lawsuit campaign by targeting Motorola Mobility, with the company now filing a patent infringement complaint (PDF) in the US District Court of Delaware. According to the company's Chief Litigation Counsel Melissa Finocchio said Intellectual Ventures and Motorola Mobility weren't able to reach a licensing agreement after lengthy negotiations. It thus has a responsibility to its current customers and investors to defend its intellectual property rights, the company claimed.
Intellectual Ventures sues over memory patents
Intellectual Ventures late Monday continued a string of lawsuits against technology firms with a new lawsuit (below) claiming companies violate five patents for system memory. The complaint hits direct memory part suppliers such as Adata, Elpida, Hynix, and Kingston but also some of their customers, such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Logitech. Even Best Buy and Walmart, stores merely selling the products, are included in the Seattle-based suit.