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MakerBot attending CES to promote and develop 3D printing ecosystem

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 6:58 pm

CES 2015 - 3D printing specialist MakerBot is attending CES 2015 to help promote its MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, designed to drive interest and innovation in the booming 3D market.

 

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The company is promoting new MakerBot PLA composite filaments, MakerBot 3D Professional Services, a new mobile true remote printing and monitoring service, and the MakerBot Kit for MODO 801. Its PLA composite filaments will be available in late 2015, the company noted.

 

"We know there is a lot of hype around 3D printing," noted Jenny Lawton, CEO of MakerBot. "We also know that 3D printing is not plug-and-play. It can be challenging and that is why a major emphasis is on creating a MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that helps make 3D printing easier and more accessible. At CES, we want to ground the hype and showcase how educators, businesses and real users have incorporated MakerBot 3D printing into their daily work and lives."

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Sennheiser's URBANITE XL headphones are now wireless

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 6:42 pm

CES 2015 - Sennheiser has launched its URBANITE XL Wireless headphones during CES 2015, offering the new headphones to deliver high-quality sound.

 

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The headphones make use of the apt-X codec and has Bluetooth and NFC support to mobile users. A touch control panel is located on the right ear cup so wearers can easily adjust volume, skip tracks, and receive and make phone calls. Voice prompts also are available.

 

With the Sennheiser URBANITE series, we've created a range of headphones that deliver an emotional, powerful club sound on the movie," said Dr. Christian Em, director of product management at Sennheiser. "But the generation of Millennials knows more and demands more. Now we can offer the URBANITE design including wireless freedom."

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Six15 Technologies shows off augmented reality smart glasses

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Augmented Reality | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 6:38 pm

CES 2015 - Six15 Technologies has introduced a new wearable headset designed for heads-up data delivery and text messaging during CES 2015. The glasses allow wearers to maintain their situational awareness while out and about, because they don't need to look down at a mobile device.

 

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The new glasses connect to a device via Bluetooth and have a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 1,500 text messages sent and received during one battery charge. Six15 will release thermal and visible cameras for the headset, designed to assist in using business applications.

 

"Our glasses are a more realistic and less obtrusive application to wearable tech and head-mounted displays, unlike other devices currently in the market that have struggled to go mainstream," said Rich Ryan, CEO of Six15 Technologies. "Merging some of the capabilities we have delivered to defense customers with some of the key attributes of the consumer market, our new device is a testament to how advanced technologies can provide solutions to a wide range of problems from everyday issues, to safety in a warehouse, to critical medical data in an ER, to GPS displays for first responders."

A-Audio launch Chic Rose Gold Lyric headphones for $199

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 5:54 pm

CES 2015 - Audio company A-Audio has unveiled the Rose Gold Lyric On-Ear Headphones during CES, the first addition to its LUX line.

 

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The headphones have a diamond-quilted leather band and octagonal bezels located on each ear cup. The ear cups have memory foam padding to better isolate sound and still feel comfortable. A-Audio also provided dual jacks so owners can share music with friends, along with 40mm customer drivers and anti-vibration aluminum.

 

The headphones will be available for early-access in February, sporting a $199 MSRP.

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Optoma releases NE750M, NE800M to NuForce Legacy earbuds line

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 5:27 pm

CES 2015 - Optoma announced it acquired NuForce at the end of 2014, and didn't waste any time before adding to the NuForce line, launching the NE750M and NE800M earbuds.

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The NE750M are made of an aluminum body that was designed to be comfortable and durable. Owners can answer and disconnect from calls directly through the earbuds, along with navigating their playlist.

 

The NE800M are made from carbon fiber, promising reduced vibrations that help provide a clearer sound quality. With a frequency response from 10Hz to 40kHz, there is a bit of additional sound quality delivered when compared to the NE750M.

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Seagate launches ultra-slim portable 7mm Seven HDD

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 5:25 pm

CES 2015 -Seagate has managed to fit 500GB into an amazingly slim external hard drive. The aptly-named Seven is only 7mm thick, and is intended for users on the go who require plenty of storage capacity. The Seven connects via the speedy USB 3.0 interface, and is manufactured from premium steel to withstand the rigors of portable use. Even with its rugged exterior the Seven manages to be aesthetically pleasing and feather light.

 

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The Seven is thin even in comparison to a modern smartphone, and below we can see the size of one of the first 500GB HDDs. Storage has certainly came a long way, and with SSD manufacturers beginning to encroach upon the external storage market Seagate is upping their game to compete by offering the highest capacity available in external storage devices, and now also the thinnest.

 

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Defector: North Korea's Bureau 121 actually located in Shenyang, China

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Health Technology | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 5:15 pm

The city of Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China with more than 6 million residents, could have been home base for the North Korean government's secretive Bureau 121 hacker group, according to defector Kim Heung-Kwang.

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Kim left North Korea in 2004 and previously served as a computer science professor in Pyongyang, saying some of his students graduated and began hacking for the North Korean government.

 

"Bureau 121 began its large-scale operation in China in 2005," Kim recently said in an interview published by CNN. It was established in the late 90s. Team members entered China separately - in smaller groups - 20 members at a time. When they entered China, they came under different titles. For example an office worker, an official with a trade company or even as a diplomatic staffer."

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DriveSavers discusses the latest data recovery techniques

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 5:00 pm

Storage Visions 2015 -Chris Bross from DriveSavers stopped by the TweakTown booth to discuss the latest in data recovery technology. Increasing HDD capacity presents numerous problems, both with storing data and with recovering it. We also recently had the opprutunity to tour DriveSavers labs, and covered the data recovery process in our DriveSavers Data Recovery Site Tour - Your Data, Recovered article.

 

 

New drive technologies, such as helium drives and SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recovery), add another layer of complexity that DriveSavers has to master to continue to offer data recovery services. New types of software layers and filesystems also present more hurdles, but DriveSavers maintains close contact with all storage vendors to enhance their data recovery services.

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Zac Woods from TRENDnet briefs us on their latest router products

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 4:31 pm

Storage Visions 2015 -Zac Woods from TRENDnet stopped by the booth to discuss their new router products. The move to 802.11 AC provides faster and more efficient wireless performance, and TRENDnet is providing new products to address the new technology.

 

 

The producta also feature 1Gb speeds for wired connections, and new innovative network management features. The new devices also feature MIMO functionality that will radically speed up multi-user environments.

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Seagate displays Kinetic Ethernet-connected HDDs at CES 2015

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 7, 2015 4:18 pm

CES 2015 -HDDs are evolving to address new challenges in the datacenter, and the Seagate Kinetic line offers a radical new way of improving performance and reducing TCO. Hyperscale customers are constantly looking for refined systems to lower operating costs, and new data storage methods to address the massive influx of data.

 

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Kinetic drives interact with an open-source Seagate-developed API that eschews the normal filesystem implementations in favor of the more robust Key/Value Object storage. The Kinetic platform also dramatically reduces host overhead and removes CPU processing from the majority of tasks.

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