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Samsung's Michael Abary discusses the future of SSD technology

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 10, 2014 2:05 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Samsung's Michael Abary, the Senior Vice President of IT Product Marketing, stopped by the booth at Storage Visions to discuss the future of SSDs and Samsung's contributions to the market.



Michael gives us a great high-level explanation of the future of NAND and the evolving ecosystem, including Samsung's deployment of TLC and 3D V-NAND.

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Netgear drops by Storage Visions 2014 to discuss NAS products and 10G

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:45 am

Storage Visions 2014 - TweakTown sat down with Netgear at Storage Visions 2014 to discuss new business class NAS products and 10GbE network integration.



2014 will be a break out year for 10GbE thanks to Netgear's low-cost switch products that work seamlessly with the new ReadyNAS 716.

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Riccardo Badalone from Diablo explains Memory Channel Storage

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:42 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Riccardo Badalone, the CEO and Co-founder of Diablo, explains their Memory Channel Storage product. The Memory Channel Storage architecture, along with the collaboration with SanDisk, is creating one of the most exciting and disruptive storage technologies to come along since SSD's. The breakout SanDisk UltraDIMM will lead the wave of these new devices with NAND placed directly on the memory bus.



This radical departure from the typical memory architecture will enable a whole new breed of datacenter servers, and with widespread industry support can help to maximize performance and density.

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Paul Evans from Daystrom discusses MESS - Storage Visions 2014

By: Paul Alcorn | More News: IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:26 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Paul Evans from the Daystrom Technology Group stopped by the booth to discuss their collaboration with MESS.



Daystrom integrates dynamic storage systems, but also sponsors meet-up groups, such as MESS, to help further the software-defined system ecosystem.

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Withings announces wireless blood pressure monitor, with Android app

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:04 am

Electronics company Withings showed off a new Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, providing users with a wireless product with Google Android compatibility. High blood pressure tends to be overlooked, and can prove to be extremely dangerous - and sometimes easily avoidable - which is what Withings is hoping for in this case. The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor will be available soon with a $129.95 MSRP.




"At-home monitoring, when done in conjunction with a health care provider, is an important way patients can measure, monitor, and improve their high blood pressure," said Donald Fisher, American Medical Group Associated President and CEO, in a statement. "AMGA and our Foundation look forward to working with our medical groups and Withings to improve patient health and learn more about the effectiveness of home blood pressure monitors."


There is a growing demand for connected medical devices that make it easy to carry out at-home tests - and collect information that can be shared with doctors.

TRENDnet talks wireless AC1900, powerline gigabit and IP cameras

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Networking | Posted: Jan 10, 2014 12:20 am

Storage Visions 2014 - Zac Wood from TRENDnet sits with us to discuss the new wireless AC1900 specifications, a new high speed wireless home router, the world's first gigabit powerline Ethernet product and a pair of IP cameras.



The real standout is the new AC1900 router, TEW-818DRU. Look for a review from Tyler in the near future.

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SanDisk talks Connect and Wireless Media Drive

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 9, 2014 11:32 pm

Storage Visions 2014 - Dinesh Bahal from SanDisk sat down with TweakTown at Storage Visions 2014 to discuss SanDisk Connect. Connect has been on the market for several months now but the company just announced a new 64GB model.




Dinesh also discussed the comapany's new Wireless Media Drive with longer battery life and more concurrent users.

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T-Mobile ready to rumble against AT&T, VZW in poaching battle

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 9, 2014 10:05 pm

Wireless carrier T-Mobile wants to poach subscribers from AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint, and is now focusing on family plan subscribers. A recent survey revealed only 11 percent of AT&T and Verizon Wireless subscribers with shared data plans would be willing to switch in 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. As the battle in the booming 4G LTE market in 2014 increases, "cut-throat promotions" are expected to hit consumers later this year.




"Las Vegas has seen its share of famous fights, and this week at CES heavy weight defending champion AT&T (which shares the title with Verizon Wireless) dukes it out with mid-weight challengers T-Mobile and Sprint in the battle for the family plan," said Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, Strategy Analytics Director of Wireless Operator Strategies, in a blog post. "Sprint and T-Mobile are attacking the core source of scale at Verizon Wireless and AT&T - the family plan subscribers."


Mobile devices were on full display during CES 2014, as many companies showed off smartphones, tablets, mobile hotspots, and other cordless technologies. AT&T and Verizon might control the U.S. market, but constant pressure from T-Mobile, Sprint, and smaller carriers has steadily increased. Family plans are lucrative due to the number of wireless lines in the account, so consumers should see even better deals later this year. (Image: AP)

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ModiFace shows off 3D augmented reality cosmetics mirror

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jan 9, 2014 7:26 pm

Facial visualization company ModiFace now benefits from rising interest in 3D augmented reality, as the company develops its 3D Augmented Reality Makeup and Anti-Aging Mirror. The proprietary software uses either an internal or external web camera - or standalone kiosk - to allow women to virtually test cosmetic colors, and skincare product effects.




"Our new 3D Beauty Mirror is a marketing breakthrough for retailers and beauty brands, particularly for cosmetic counters," said KyungMoon Lee, ModiFace Director of Engineering, in a statement. "Shoppers who would otherwise walk by without stopping can be instantly drawn in and experiment with shades and effects virtually even if they don't have the time for a hands-on makeup session or if a salesperson is busy with another customer."


ModiFace already has a number of apps available to consumers, including digital makeover programs for a number of different cosmetics. The new 3D makeup and anti-aging beauty mirror can be used with touchscreen monitors or on tablets and mobile devices directly in the store - providing a unique way to interact with customers.