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NVIDIA Frees PhysX Source Code

After Epic's Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 game engines went "free,"with their source-codes put up by their makes for anyone to inspect freely, NVIDIA decided to join the bandwagon of showering game developers with technical empowerment, by putting up the entire source-code of PhysX 3.3.3, including its cloth and destruction physics code, on GitHub. The move to put up free-code of PhysX appears to be linked to the liberation of Unreal Engine 4 code.

NVIDIA PhysX is the principal physics component of Unreal-driven game titles for several years now. There's a catch, though. NVIDIA is only freeing CPU-based implementation of PhysX, and not its GPU-accelerated one, which leverages NVIDIA's proprietary CUDA GPU compute technology. There should still be plenty for game devs and students in the field, to chew on. In another interesting development, the PhysX SDK has been expanded from its traditionally Windows roots to cover more platforms, namely OS X, Linux, and Android. Find instructions on how to get your hands on the code, at the source link.Source: NVIDIA

Intel Announces Atom x3, x5, and x7 Series

Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution, innovative personal computing experiences, and a range of customers for mobile device and network infrastructure offerings. With technologies that span silicon, software and security, Krzanich said Intel was one of the few companies able to deliver solutions end-to-end, for devices, the network and the cloud.

The announcements include the Intel Atom x3 processor series, Intel's first integrated communications SoC solution for the growing value and entry device markets, and the five-mode Intel XMM 7360 LTE Advanced solution, designed for performance and worldwide coverage. In addition, Krzanich highlighted joint efforts with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Huawei to address the demand for new telecommunications, cloud and data center services, improve network efficiencies, and accelerate the industry's move toward a software-defined infrastructure.

SanDisk Announces iNAND 7132 e.MMC Storage with 1 Gbps Transfer Rates

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the iNAND 7132 storage solution, the most advanced embedded storage solution from SanDisk to date. Designed for use in flagship mobile devices, the iNAND 7132 storage solution features SanDisk's new iNAND Accelerator Architecture with SmartSLC technology, an innovative new storage architecture that quickly and intelligently responds on-demand to mobile users' needs and gives superior experiences to the most data-intensive applications. Available in capacities up to 64GB, iNAND 7132 storage solution enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to introduce a new generation of high-capacity smartphones, tablets and connected devices that offer exceptional user experiences.

"iNAND 7132 is the perfect high capacity storage solution for the next generation of smartphones, tablets and smart devices," said Drew Henry, senior vice president and general manager for Mobile and Connected Solutions at SanDisk. "Featuring our new iNAND Accelerator Architecture with SmartSLC, our best-in-class iNAND 7132 storage solution delivers amazing performance for faster burst photography and 4K Ultra HD video capture, supports the newest 802.11 standards with ease, and enables blazingly fast data side-loading."

SanDisk Intros Two Smartphone-friendly Flash Drives

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced two new, innovative mobile memory solutions that help consumers manage and transfer content captured on their favorite devices. The company's first Dual USB Drive with Type C connector, ideal for Type C-ready connected devices, and the 128GB iXpand Flash Drive, designed for iPhone and iPad, both enable consumers to quickly and easily transfer content directly from a mobile device to a Mac or PC computer.

According to a recent industry report from IDC, this year people will capture and share an estimated 1.6 trillion images, and seven out of 10 of those images will be captured on a mobile device. With this rising trend, users want to be able to easily share and store their content across multiple devices and operating systems - in a seamless, intuitive and secure way.

SanDisk Unveils New, Improved USB Flash Drive for Android Smartphones

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, a USB flash drive featuring both a micro-USB and a high-speed USB 3.0 connector for super-fast file transfers between On The Go (OTG)-enabled Android devices, PC and Mac computers.

Adding to its portfolio of innovative memory solutions, including SanDisk's current, extremely popular SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 2.0, the new SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 enables mobile users to transfer files even faster, as well as free up space on their smartphones and tablets. The drive simply connects via micro-USB to a compatible Android device and gives users up to 64GB of extra storage instantly.

Toshiba Launches Industry's First TransferJet Adapter for iPhone, iPad, iPod

Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of "TJM35420LT", the industry's first TransferJet adapter for iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod that is compliant with TransferJet close proximity wireless transfer technology. Sales of the adapter by mass marketers and online stores are scheduled to start from spring 2015 in Japan, followed by Europe, the Americas and Asia.

TransferJet is a close proximity wireless transfer technology standard promoted by the TransferJet Consortium. The technology provides simple connections and ultra-high speed data transfers with low power consumption, and works simply by bringing the two devices in the transfer into close proximity. Maximum data throughput is 375 Mbps, and 100 MBytes of data can be transmitted in approximately three seconds.

TechPowerUp NVIDIA Shield Tablet Giveaway

TechPowerUp is giving away an NVIDIA Shield Tablet, the most powerful handheld game console, which can double up as a conventional Android tablet. Powered by NVIDIA's in-house Tegra silicon, the Shield Tablet has so much processing power, that NVIDIA created its very own game and app marketplace that sells games, which take advantage of that power. And that's on top of Google Play Store, which sells games that just any Android device could play. The tablet comes with an ergonomic game controller, which gives you the kind of control you expect from a conventional game console. To participate, simply "Like" our Facebook page, if you haven't already, and fill up a short form (or have Facebook do it for you). One lucky winner will be randomly picked at the end of the giveaway.
To participate, visit this page.

New Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Gives Consumers New Ways to Do More

Lenovo today announced more choice for consumers with the expansion of its popular YOGA line of tablets with the new YOGA Tablet 2. Consumers can now for the first time choose Windows models, available in 8-in and 10-in sizes. Lenovo is also offering new Android models in 8-in and 10-in models with the new 13-in YOGA Tablet 2 Pro.

With even more features that adapt to users like the new Hang mode and improved kickstand, these tablets give consumers a new way to do more of the things they love. Designed for today's mobile and digital lifestyles, they feature captivating audio, high resolution cameras, Intel Atom processors and dual band speed WiFi with optional 4G1 supported by the Intel XMM 7160 modem.

ASUSTOR Launches AiFoto Handheld App

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of its AiFoto mobile app. AiFoto is a photo app that interfaces with the Photo Gallery online photo album on ASUSTOR NAS devices to let users manage and view photos from the convenience of their mobile devices. AiFoto gives users the power to free up storage space on their mobile devices by backing up photos to their NAS while giving them the freedom to browse their photo collection while on the go.

AiFoto features a refined and elegant user interface while providing an intuitive user experience. It features a plethora of customizable configurations such as one-touch uploads of mobile device camera rolls, storage capacity limit notifications during downloads, and upload conditions. Users are able to configure the app to only upload during certain conditions such as while using WiFi, while on a specific WiFi network or when the battery is being charged helping them to avoid incurring additional data charges.

Rosewill Unveils AIM Series Digital PSUs

Rosewill unveiled its own line of digital PSUs, which give you software monitoring and control over its various power domains, and fan-speed. Unlike Corsair's implementation, which involves an internal USB connection to your motherboard, and a Windows app, Rosewill did something similar to Cooler Master, by equipping its PSUs with Bluetooth modules, and Android apps, which let you tweak your PSU on your smartphone, so system instability doesn't come in the way of setting your PSU right, if something goes wrong.

The AIM series of digital PSUs comes in five models - 600W, 750W, 850W, 1000W, and 1250W. It features partially modular cabling (the 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS, along with one pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, are fixed). The 600W comes with wiring for single high-end graphics card systems; 750W and 850W for two, 1000W for three, and 1250W for four. The units feature single 12V rail designs, and boast of 80 Plus Platinum efficiency ratings.

Microsoft and Motorola Solutions Sign Licensing Agreement

Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday a patent licensing agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. The license provides worldwide coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Motorola Solutions' devices running the Android platform and Chrome OS operating system.

"Microsoft and Motorola Solutions share a respect for intellectual property and a commitment to fair and reasonable patent licensing programs," said Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. "Microsoft prefers licensing to litigation, since licensing is a more effective way to share technology and accelerate the pace of innovation."

ViewSonic Smart Display Virtualization Products First to Earn Citrix Ready–HDX

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announces that its SD-A225 and SD-A245 Virtualization Smart Displays are the first Android-based displays to earn Citrix Ready-HDX Verified status from Citrix Systems, Inc. These award-winning, next-generation ViewSonic multi-touch smart displays come with the Citrix XenMobile enterprise mobility management solution pre-installed, to allow administrators to remotely configure and manage the Smart Displays.

ViewSonic has one of the most diverse lines of VDI products, and is a pioneer of VDI-enabled smart displays. With Citrix bestowing its Citrix Ready-HDX Verified status to the ViewSonic SD-A225 and SD-A245 Smart Display Clients, it indicates that these products have set the bar for multimedia capabilities from Android-based devices in a VDI environment. The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments.

Intel CEO Outlines New Computing Opportunities with China Technology Ecosystem

As the computing industry landscape undergoes rapid transformation, Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined the company's plans to build upon its nearly 30-year history in China, and collaborate with the growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen, to accelerate new innovation and reshape the computing industry.

During his keynote, Krzanich discussed how Intel and the Shenzhen technology ecosystem can re-ignite growth - both locally and globally - and deliver differentiated computing products and experiences, spanning multiple market segments, operating systems and price points. Underscoring this point, he announced the establishment of an Intel Smart Device Innovation Center in Shenzhen and a US$100 million Intel Capital China Smart Device Innovation Fund.

Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 5.0

Synology today announced the availability of the official version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0, the latest NAS operating system that runs on DiskStations and RackStations. "Designed with an entirely new interface and loaded with a myriad of new features, DSM 5.0 is built to redefine how people think about NAS," said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology Inc.

The interface has been overhauled with clarity and simplicity in mind, helping users to get on with their works instantly. High-resolution mode is available when launched with Ultra HD or Retina display supported devices. QuickConnect service now supports all mobile apps and most packages from Synology, providing anytime, anywhere connection without complex router configuration.

Kingston Digital Ships Dual Interface USB Drives

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the DataTraveler microDuo. A small form factor combination USB and microUSB Flash drive, DataTraveler microDuo allows consumers to expand the storage of their Android tablets and smartphones.

DataTraveler microDuo uses the microUSB port on devices - often used for charging - to expand storage up to 64GB. This is especially helpful as more and more smartphones and some tablets come without a microSD card storage expansion slot. The drive can be used with any USB On-The-Go compatible device and the dual interface allows users to transfer files without plugging into a PC*. Smartphones and tablets shoot hi-res photos and HD video, and with some devices now shooting 4K video, consumers can easily move large files, photos, videos and music off the device to free up space just like a normal Flash drive.

Philips Launches Two Smart All-in-One Displays

MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces brand-new touch-controlled monitors powered by Android for exciting multimedia, gaming and quick Internet access. Available in 21.5-inch and 23-inch (54.6 cm / 58.4 cm) models, the Smart All-In-One displays, with their inbuilt computing power, are set to provide ease of use and a seamless display experience in living spaces at home, and public-accessed areas such as web cafés, schools and hotel lobbies.

Excellent display quality brings the world to life
The Smart All-In-One provides the traditionally excellent Philips display quality. Available in two models, the S221C4AFD with a 21.5-inch display and the S231C4AFD with a 23-inch display, the Smart All-In-One features brilliant 16:9 widescreen viewing with full HD support for an immersive entertainment experience. It produces sharp, flicker-free progressive scan pictures with superb brightness and colours, enabling users to stream HD movies in compelling viewing quality, complemented by superb stereo sound.

AMD and BlueStacks to Bring New Dual-OS Android Solution to Retail

AMD today at Mobile World Congress announced the retail availability of a new BlueStacks dual-OS Android solution, optimized for AMD APUs, with expected consumer availability in the second half of 2014. The AMD and BlueStacks joint solution brings the complete Google Android OS experience to select Microsoft Windows-based AMD-based tablets, 2-in-1s, notebooks and desktops in select retail stores. The availability in retail stores of the virtualized Android solution, unveiled at CES earlier this year, will allow consumers to easily access both Windows and Android environments, side-by-side, on select AMD-based PCs. The BlueStacks solution will first be made available with several key retail partners across EMEA later this year, including Elkjop Group.

"The ability to span two OS ecosystems gives end-users access to both Windows and Android apps, but the key is providing for the seamless integration of entertainment and productivity across those ecosystems," said Steve Belt, corporate vice president, Product Management, at AMD. "Introducing our solution in retail puts AMD and BlueStacks in a unique position to offer in-store customers the option to include access to this great experience at the time of purchase of their new systems."

Asustor Launches ADM 2.1 Beta Program

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.1 Beta Program for all of its NAS devices (2, 3, and 6 Series). All ASUSTOR users are welcome to download the beta firmware from the official ASUSTOR website and experience all the brand new features firsthand.

The ADM 2.1 Beta Version expands the core functionality of the system and includes newly expanded support for Bluetooth devices along with MyArchive, an exclusive new storage technology developed by ASUSTOR. Furthermore, a number of in-house developed Apps have been added to ASUSTOR's App lineup that are sure to please both business and home users alike.

Lenovo Unveils New Desktops and Tablet PC

Lenovo today announced at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show a portfolio of devices geared toward the home to allow users to enjoy, connect and interact with their media and content. These devices include the Lenovo Beacon personal cloud storage device, the Lenovo N308 Android home computer, the Lenovo Horizon 2 Table PC and the Lenovo A740 All-in-One (AIO) PC.

Lenovo's first personal cloud storage device, Beacon, allows users to easily store and share multimedia via their PC or mobile device in the home or remotely. Using the downloadable Android app created for Beacon, users can even turn their Android smartphone into a remote control for the Personal Cloud Storage Device. As Lenovo's first Android desktop, the Lenovo N308 AIO provides access to a world of apps on its 19.5-in multitouch display starting at $450. The Horizon 2 Table PC expands upon Lenovo's leadership in multimode computing with a radically thinner and more portable design, and as the thinnest 27-in AIO, the Lenovo A740 creates a versatile and stylish home PC.

ASUS Debuts the Transformer Book Duet Dual-OS Laptop/Tablet Convertible

ASUS today announced Transformer Book Duet (TD300), the world's first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible that allows users to switch between Windows and Android in either laptop or tablet modes with just a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet. With a powerful Intel Core i7 processor at its heart, Transformer Book Duet runs up to twice as fast as existing tablets based on ARM processors. ASUS SonicMaster technology and dual speakers ensure that Transformer Book Duet delivers incredible audio for immersive entertainment.

Quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet with Instant Switch
ASUS Transformer Book Duet (TD300) is an extremely capable device that is able to function as an Android or Windows 8.1 tablet or notebook. Users can simply switch operating systems with a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet.

Super Talent Launches USB 3.0 Express Motile for On The Go devices

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, announces its USB 3.0 Express Motile drive. The USB 3.0 Express Motile fulfills the rising demand for the consumer sector which is constantly on the move. The ability to access this drive by plugging it into a USB port on a computer or a micro-USB port on a mobile device make it extremely versatile. Capacities range from 8 GB to 64 GB and it has read speeds of up to 67 MB/s and write speeds of up to 24 MB/s over the USB 3.0 interface.

The USB 3.0 Express Motile is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1, easy to carry around, and will plug and play in any cell phone running the Android platform.

Futuremark Posts 3DMark v1.2.250 Update

Futuremark rolled out a major update to its 3DMark (2013) graphics benchmark suite. Version 1.2.250 introduces "Ice Storm Unlimited" to the Windows version, letting you test Ice Storm at its maximum setting, and compare scores with iOS and Android devices. The suite also overhauled its hardware detection, and uses a detection engine developed by TechPowerUp. Hardware monitoring graphs will show clock speeds and temperatures of GPUs and CPUs again.
DOWNLOAD: Futuremark 3DMark v1.2.250

Thecus N2310 NAS Now Available in North America

The N2310, the latest entry level home and small office NAS from Thecus, is now available in North America. The N2310 provides fast, safe and reliable file storage for homes and small offices, all while consuming only 5W.

The N2310 is packed with useful features. Support for RAID storage (0, 1, and JBOD) offers speed and reliability. Web-based file access allows users to manage and access their files from anywhere, even another country. There's also a built-in FTP server to distribute and share files. The BitTorrent client lets the N2310 handle downloads by itself, saving power and freeing up resources on PCs. There's also Plex Media support, allowing users to manage and stream their media to devices such as the Xbox 360, as well as mobile devices.

Attitude One Announces Almaz Premium Headphones

Attitude One is launching their first line of lifestyle audio products. First out is the stylish and comfortable street headphones, Almaz with premium sound and design which separates you from the rest. The Almaz headphones are bundled with a voice communication adapter which turns it into a headset and a large pack of premium cables for easy connection to cellphones, stereo and pc. Almaz is available in 6 different colors: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, White and Orange and will be available in stores November 2013.

ViewSonic Unveils the VSD241 Tegra 3-Powered Smart Display

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, announced its second-generation smart displays today.
The 24" (23.8" Vis.) VSD241 is a self-contained Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based smart display which delivers blazing fast performance, courtesy of an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, making it perfect for local Android apps and cloud-based computing.

Paired with a 2 MP webcam with integrated microphone for video conferencing, and built-in speakers, this dual-point optical touch screen display is ideal for commercial vertical markets such as signage, point of information, and kiosks for interactive applications in enterprise, SMB, education, POS, hospitality and more.
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