Storage seems to be the flavor of the month - if I was to link to you all of the storage articles we've covered in the last two days here at TweakTown, I'd daresay it makes up for 30%, or more, of the total content produced.
In further storage news, Kingston have announced that their HyperX division has just finalized the release of a Predator PCIe SSD range, set for release in February.
Claimed in their recently issued press release to be the highest-end SSD with the fastest speeds that HyperX has to offer, these drives will be released in 240GB and 480GB iterations at the start - with a 960GB version set for shipment later in Q1 or Q2 2015. Boasting 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write speeds, PCIe SSDs work much faster than their SATA siblings.
CES 2015 - Audio maker Divoom has unveiled its Voombox-Party wireless speaker during CES, a weather-resistant product that can be used outdoors.
The Voombox-Party has a 3" built-in subwoofer with dual passive radiators, 2" full-range drivers, and can deliver 20 watts of sound. The NFC-enabled device allows for easy pairing with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile electronics. Owners can expect up to eight hours of battery life, and can recharge the Voombox-Party via micro-USB.
The Divoom Voombox-Party is scheduled to launch by the end of January with a $119 MSRP.
CES 2015 - Thermaltake has always been in the watercooling game, but you don't get the full scope of things until everything is laid out in front of you. Well, that situation happened for us during out visit with the company at CES 2015, so prepare your eyes for the picture unleashing below.
Here's just one of the Water 3.0 coolers.
Remember what I said about the huge array of watercooling goods from Thermaltake? Here's one shot.
Intel is certainly no chump when it comes to innovation, profits and company value - so generally when the CEO talks, people listen. Alongside announcing their Curie module, Intel have provided new applications for RealSense cameras in regards to robots, flying drones and 3-D immersive experiences; which also includes an investment of $300 million to encourage more diversity at Intel and within the technology industry as large.
Brian Kzranich, Intel's CEO commented in their recently issued press release that "the rise of new personal computing experiences, intelligent and connected devices, and the wearable revolution are redefining the relationship between consumers and technology. Our goal with Intel technology is to help solve real problems and enable experiences that are truly desired by people and businesses. In order to do this, we must also do more to lead the growth of diversity and inclusion within the technology industry. Women and under-represented minorities will continue to play a greater role as consumers, influencers, creators and leaders."
This statement was made during a keynote presentation at CES 2015, where he also used the time to announce their new wearable partnership with Oakley, a 3-D collaboration with HP and more. Intel have been busy when it comes to behind-the-scenes advancements and company partnerships, it seems.
CES 2015 - We visited Thermaltake here at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, where we were taken around their suite to check out all of the various goodies they had on offer.
Starting with the Core X9, something I hadn't seen in person until today, which is a gigantic slab of chassis beauty. The Core X9 is quite a large case, supports DIY liquid cooling solutions, plenty of cooling options, and so much more.
CES 2015 - Intel is pushing further into the wearables market after announcing a strategic partnership with eyewear maker Oakley. Intel will provide hardware and Oakley is going to roll out luxury and sports eyewear products mixed with smart technology - a great test platform for Intel's Curie ship.
"The product has to be authentic for us to be credible," said Colin Baden, CEO of Oakley, during a session at the Oakley booth. "If we are going to produce something that has this augmented experience, we can't have the front row laughing at us. We have to have the respect of the people who have represented us for the last 40 years, and if we fail at that, then we are making something that is novelty. And we are not about novelties. We are about real science and real technology."
CES 2015 has seen a large number of wearable-related news, as companies produce cheaper, functional smart devices.
The basics of this game have been described in their recently issued press release as - "Lead a party of brave adventurers through the dangerous winding dungeons of the Warhammer world in the search for wealth and glory, as players uncover and explore new settlements. In their quest for legendary weapons, players encounter enemies including evil Night Goblins, dangerous Orcs, gigantic River Trolls and hordes of the evil Skaven, hellbent on destroying the band of adventurers."
As with any game looking to keep its player base - You level up your heroes through battle, gaining new abilities, spells and blessings along the way as you continue on the path to become one of the Heroes of the Legend and play as various races including the Marauders, Dwarf IronBreakers, Grey Wizards and Wood Elf Waywatchers.
CES 2015 - Performance hardware company Mushkin has announced its STRIKER series of solid state drives, with read and write speeds up to 565MB/s and 550MB/s.
The drives will be available in storage capacities ranging from 240GB up to 960GB, but pricing details weren't released. Utilizing the Phison PS3110-S10 controller, the STRIKER SSDs have the following specifications: quad-core, 8-channel, 256-bit AES encryption, SATA 3.0 support, high-speed MLC NAND, 2.5" 7mm form factor, and user-upgradeable firmware.
The Mushkin STRIKER SSD series will launch during Q1 2015 in all size capacities.
CES 2015 - Audio maker Scosche publicly launched its sportCLIP collection of earbuds for athletes and active people. The company showed its sportCLIP BT Bluetooth headset and sportCLIP 3 with tapIT remote and mic during CES 2015.
The earbuds promise good quality sound with integrated controls so wearers can play/pause music, skip tracks and adjust volume directly with controls located on the cable.
The Scosche sportCLIP BT and sportCLIP 3 will be available during Q1 2015 for $79.99 MSRP and $34.99 MSRP.
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.
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."