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ADATA IHSS312 Industrial Half-Slim SSD : Low-Cost High-Performance MO-297 Comes with Value-Added Software.

ADATA Technology, a leading maker of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has recently launched the IHSS312, a high-performance SATA III 6Gbps 22-pin half-slim SSD of MO-297 form factor. The half-slim ssd is available in 8/16/32/64/128/256GB capacities to meet the varying needs of IPC embedded systems (Inter Process Communication), healthcare, medical devices, kiosk/POS and factory automation.

half-slim ssd

Half-slim SSD with Rugged Reliability and Durability at SSD Speed

Utilizing high-speed MLC NAND flash, the IHSS312 half-slim ssd provides excellent performance and reliability with a sequential read/write speed up to 500/125MB per second and MTBF of up to 1 million hours. Thanks to its industrial-grade operable temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, the half-slim ssd is ideal for harsh environments requiring long-term operation.

To fulfill performance and cost-saving demands for various industrial applications, ADATA has developed the A+ SLC solution to effectively improve the SSD’s performance, stability, and lifespan by more than three times when compared to a typical MLC format. This brings the half-slim SSD performance closer to SLC grade flash, but with a cost savings approaching 80%. 

Half-slim SSD with Integration of Hardware, Software and Firmware

For the greatest stability, the IHSS312 supports S.M.A.R.T. attributes that automatically detect the drive’s condition to effectively protect data, and “Power-Loss Protection (PLP)” helps to prevent data crashes caused by unexpected system failures. Additionally, ADATA’s value-added SSD Toolbox software enables users to check their SSD’s information and configure system settings quickly. The IHSS312 half-slim SSD also offers Open API technology to monitor SSD attributes such as bad blocks, drive life, temperature, erase count, wear leveling and total data written.

ADATA has developed software, hardware and firmware, as well as its proprietary A+ flash testing methodology, packaging technology and SSD validation to meet the strictest industrial application requirements. Superior quality, customized service and prompt technical support back you up to provide the best solution for industrial devices.


A Cartoon Malware Casper is targeting Syria. The espionage malware used the same Modus Operandi as Babar and Bunny, says ESET researcher.

The espionage group behind the notorious eaves-dropping cartoon malware strikes again. After Bunny and Babar the Elephant,the cyber criminals have developed their latest piece of malware – Casper. This first-stage reconnaissance tool is able to send a detailed report about the victim’s infected machine to its controller.

For the first time Casper was detected in mid-April 2014, when infecting a few victims in Syria. To pull this off, the attackers used zero-day exploits against the Flash application taking advantage of CVE-2014-0515 vulnerability. This information has helped cyber criminals to learn the details about the infected machine in order to decide about the next steps, all without being noticed.

cartoon malware casper

Joan Calvet, Malware Researcher at ESET said, Interestingly, these exploits were hosted on a website belonging to the Syrian Justice Ministry jpic.gov.sy. This website was created by the Syrian government to allow Syrian citizens to send in complaints. It is still up, but it has been cleaned. Moreover, the Casper controller itself was also hosted on this website, and there were plugins deployed which are executed on the machine”.

Based on the observation and analysis of the malware, ESET researchers were able to confirm that the code matches the one used in Babar and Bunny malware. But Casper has gone a step further, adapting its strategy depending on which antivirus runs on the target machine. That is why practically no anti-virus or internet security software was able to detect it, except ESET LiveGrid®. Despite its sophistication, the malware was used only to target a very few people, all located in Syria.

The malware targets directly the visitors of the Syrian Justice Ministry website but also those arriving from other locations. This makes the researchers feel that Bunny, Babar and Casper were all developed by the same organization.

The cartoon malware casper exploits the same human weaknesses to get itself propagated. Cartoons characters are particularly close to people. Another thing which encourages malware makers create malicious codes is the footfalls. If certain online property has more visitors, it pays to infect that property. The cartoon malware casper is made to exploit these traits. Ever since religious cartoons started rattling people, we have also started seeing crooks creating malwares to exploit that hate.


Antec TruePower Classic 750W PSU , a High Efficiency PSU now available in India. Continuous power. 20% less power consumption compared other power supplies.

Antec Inc.has announced the availability of Antec TruePower Classic 750W PSU. This 80+ GOLD certified PSU is a power house operating at 92% efficiency. TP-750C promises 20% less power consumption. The high efficiency psu is built for the best gaming experience and exceptionally suave computing.

High Efficiency PSU



Product Code TP-750C
Safety & Certificates UL, cUL, FCC, TÜV, CE, CB, CCC, C-Tick, BSMI, Gost-R, SABS
Product Warranty 5 years (24/7 support)
Dimensions 3.4″(H) x 5.9″(W) x 5.5″(D)
Net Weight 2.40 kg



On the launch, Kevan Li, Business Head – India at Antec Inc said,

Antec has leveraged almost three decades of expertise to develop PSUs that people use around the world. The TP-750C high efficiency psu is a powerful and reliable PSU which is ideal for gamers and power hungry PCs! We are all in a digital space where detachment to the digital world is difficult. Antec’s true and continuous power supplies support our digital lifestyle by keeping our PCs safe and efficient.


The Antec TP-750C PSU high efficiency psu is Intel® Haswell™ System ready for uninterrupted computing and 120mm silent fan boasts quick cooling of the internal components. It comes with 6 types of connectors and supported with sleeved cables. Antec TP-750C is an ideal choice for those who fancy a streamlined rig. TruePower Classic is also one of the first series to comply with the toughest energy standard available; ErP Lot 6: 2013. Its 2 High Current Rails and a 99% +12V output ratio maximize TP-750C’s capabilities to power the latest CPUs & GPUs.

Japanese capacitors achieve unprecedented tight voltage regulation & low ripple & noise to maximize the system’s performance. Antec’s intelligent Thermal Manager fan control spins the high – quality 12cm DBB fan optimally to cool the PSU quietly. CircuitShield™ makes the TP-750C safe and reliable in any environment with its eight industrial-grade protections. Backed by a 5 year warranty and lifetime global 24/7 support, the TP-750C is the guaranteed gold standard for power.

With its eight industrial grade protection from power fluctuations, Antec TP-750C is a safe choice for the valuable PC components at home and also at work.

The high efficiency psu, Antec TP-750C is now available in India with select channel partners.


Lenovo offers to make your Lenovo Laptop secured from Superfish Adware. It’s much better than searching: How to remove adware SuperFish !

If Adware Superfish is bothering you, the Lenovo Laptop user; then your search for : How to remove adware SuperFish from Lenovo Laptop ?, may end now. eScan, the online secutiy maker, assures a completely secured computing environment to Lenovo Laptop users. Even the complex piece of adware infecting Lenovo Laptops — named Superfish Adware.

A complex piece of adware in Lenovo laptops, named Superfish, has been creating havoc since last few months in the cyber security landscape. Initially Lenovo didn’t accept the fact that Superfish was an IT security concern when questioned by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). But last month Lenovo admitted that a piece of adware installed itself via man-in-the-middle (MITM) proxy service and hijacked SSL/TLS connections. This is no other adware. It’s Superfish.

What is Superfish Adware?

Superfish belongs to Adware family of programs. It was pre-installed on Lenovo laptops. Adware, as such are highly intrusive, however the manner in which Superfish has been injecting their own advertisements into highly secured data-streams, leaves a huge question unanswered, i.e. Right to Privacy.  Apart from being an Adware, Superfish had certain vulnerabilities which made these Laptop users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

How To remove adware Superfish from your Lenovo Laptop ?

Researchers have dug out the password used to encrypt the security certificates used by Superfish, which theoretically would assist in unlocking the certificate authority and bypass the computer’s web encryption.

This meas that armed with right skill-set and tools, a skilled hacker on the same Wi-Fi network as a Superfished laced Lenovo, can potentially insert malware and spy on these unsuspecting users. Effectively, this bug nullifies whatsoever form of security that has been provided by secure websites. The websites can range from your web-based mail servers, like Gmail and Outlook to shopping and banking websites.

Method 1: According to a recent statement released by Lenovo, they have released a tool to help users remove Adware Superfish. The adware removal tool can be downloaded from here:


Method 2:

Protection against Zero-day Malware Attacks

Simply speaking, a zero day malware is one for which the anti-virus doesn’t provide protection, simply because it doesn’t have code to detect it. But some internet and anti-virus security suite, such as the one provided by eScan, can obstruct it simply because it can’t identify the intrusion. Here a good antivirus cum internet security suite installed on a PC becomes useful.

With continuous improvements in the level of protection, eScan range of security solutions ensures 100% security of PC / Laptops against zero-day malware attacks, web and email threats, downloading / installing the rouge software and surfing malware infected websites. Hence, if you own a Lenovo laptop and have. eScan, the it recognizes this Adware as an intrusion of privacy and provides blocking mechanisms through its various detection methods.

eScan also offers an intelligent and free tool, eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV) that scan for Viruses, Spyware and Adware in your PC / Laptop. IT users just need to download it and run. The utility does not require any installation. The link for this free eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV) is http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/MWAV/escan_mwav.asp. (NOTE: You will have to Buy the Anti-virus to clean it)


Videocon 4K Ultra HD DTH Service – India’s First 4K Ultra HD Channel. 4 Times resolution on Videocon 4K Ultra HD DTH service.

Videocon d2h, the first in India to have successfully previewed 4K Ultra HD DTH Service in July 2014, has now launched 24 hrs 4K Ultra HD multi genre channel on 26th Jan 2015 which will take the viewing experience to the next level. The 4K Ultra HD Channel is a content pipe that may carry the multi genre feed like movies, video on demand, travel, infotainment, sports etc provided by respective international broadcasters or independent content providers. Along with this feed Videocon d2h 4k UHD consumers will also get to watch the forthcoming cricket World Cup in 4K provided by the respective broadcaster.

What is 4K Ultra HD ?

4K Ultra HD or Ultra High Definition, came in mid 2014. An Ultra HD television is one that displays at least 8 million active pixels. To be called Ultra HD, the resolution ranges from at least 3,840 by 2,160 to 4,096 by 3,112 pixels.

This 4,096 by 3,112 pixels resolution makes a TV 4K Ultra HD. The ability to see Ultra HD content also depends on the through out, that’s the rate at which it’s received by your Set top box.

4K Ultra HD DTH ServiceVideocon 4K Ultra HD DTH Service

After successful launch of 4K Ultra HD set top box, now Videocon d2h completes the 4K Ultra HD experience of the consumers on their existing 4K LED TV by providing this 24 hrs channel.  The Videocon d2h 4K Ultra HD DTH Set top box is available across its retail trade network & its official website videocond2h[DOT]com. Exciting upgrade / multiroom offers are also available for existing subscribers of Videocon d2h.

The 4K Ultra HD on Videocon d2h is a technological marvel since it has 4 times better resolution than Full HD and is 27 times the normal Standard definition picture quality. The technology provides resolution of more than 8 million pixels, which results in a better clarity and breath taking visual sharpness. This move once again underlines the commitment on the part of Videocon d2h to constantly innovate and provide top of the line services and products to its customers. It proves Videocon d2h’s technological prowess & capabilities.

The 4K Ultra HD STB also provides Next Generation User Interface, Super Speed USB, True4kP60 which makes the 4K TV complete.

This new innovation is in continuation with the many innovations that Videocon d2h has brought in DTH industry like the first to bring the 1000 GB High Definition Digital Video Recorder, Radio Frequency Remote for DTH, wireless DTH Headphones & Active 3D channel.

On the launch, Mr. Saurabh Dhoot, Director, Videocon Group said,

“Videocon d2h is bringing path breaking technology into the Indian homes through this wholesomeexperience of 4K Ultra HD using its 4K Ultra HD set top box and 4K Ultra HD Multi Genre Channel. We are the first in the country to provide this experience. The futuristic user experience will be eons ahead compared to anywhere else in the world.  Our global technology partners have worked relentlessly to bring this here”.

Mr. Anil Khera, CEO, Videocon d2h said,

“The whole journey of developing the 4K Ultra HD environment has been very fulfilling as this 4K Ultra HD Multi Genre channel completes the consumers 4K experience. Now the consumers can optimally utilise their existing 4K LED TV and get the full value out of it.  We continue to be committed to providing the best service to our customers. Customer delight remains our prime objective. This overall 4K Ultra HD experience on Videocon d2h will greatly enhance the brand image of Videocon”

In addition, Videocon d2h also offers 500 Channels and Services including 29 Asli “HD” channels & services.


Wi-Fi Extender Smart Switch: Smart switch allows to control electrical devices From Smartphone. Wi-Fi Extender Smart Switch extends wireless network too.

QCS Communication Technologies has announced the launch of TRENDnet THA-101 Home Smart Switch with Wireless Extender. The Smart switch is a combination of

1. Smart electrical outlet (an electrical Switch which is smart, and can be controlled from a smartphone) and;

2. A powerful wireless extender which can be used to connect to existing wireless router and broadcasts a strong wireless network in low wireless coverage area of your home/office. All it means is that it eliminates the need to buy another Wi-Fi connection. This wi-fi extender smart switch will do that for you.

Control Electrical Appliances from Smartphone

By using the TRENDnet mobile app, one can turn on and off a light, fan, electronic device, or appliance without straining themself. This home smart also allows users to schedule the turn on/off outlet according to their needs or to give an illusion that they are at home.

wi-fi extender smart switch


Smart Home App

  • Quick app-based setup/In-app THA-101 installation
  • Turn a device on/off from any mobile internet connection
  • Powerful N300 wireless repeater extends your existing wireless network or converts it into wi-fi extender smart switch
  • Create a weekly on/off schedule
  • View real time power consumption: Energy (KWh), current (A), voltage (V), power (W)
  • Manage multiple THA-101 units from the app
  • Free Apple® and Android™ app
  • wi-fi extender smart switch requires a home wireless network


Wi-Fi Extender Smart Switch Special Features

  • Overcurrent protection
  • Requires existing wireless network in order to function

TRENDnet THA-101 is a home automation product which is well designed for maximum Wi-Fi range extension. The high powered N300 wireless extender amplifies and transmits the extended signal which eliminates the need to buy another Wi-Fi connection. The Smart switch option gives the freedom to turn on/off the electrical appliances at home/office using the free app available in Apple store as well as Google play store. Users can now easily save the power and cut down the energy bills by turning off the appliances which were accidentally turned on using this smart switch from anywhere you have an internet connection.


Efficient RGB 16 million color LED Bulb comes with Free App for Full Bluetooth Control, to choose the color as per your mood and situation.

ADATA Technology, a maker of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products and LED lighting products, a couple of days ago launched its AURA RGB interior lighting bulb. The AURA RGB LED bulb displays over 16 million different colors. That apart,  up to 64 bulbs can be configured via Bluetooth 4.0 Mesh technology using ADATA’s free downloadable app.

ADATA’s AURARGB bulb is targeted at homeowners and small business owners.

The 16 Million Color LED Bulb thus offers a choice from literally millions of colors while being able to adjust warmth and brightness for bulbs spanning a distance of nearly 2000 meters! 

16 Million Color LED bulb

Control and Link Up To 64 LED Bulbs

Use ADATA’s free RGB Bulb app to link your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone with as many as 64 bulbs using Bluetooth Mesh technology.  Each ADATA AURA 16 Million Color LED Bulb contains a powerful Bluetooth 4.0 Mesh wireless transmitter that provides the complete color control over long distances. Connect individual bulbs spaced 30 meters from each other. Form a network of 16 Million Color LED Bulb (s) linked in a line, and you traverse a distance of 2000 meters! One can use his/her smartphone or tablet to control AURA lights as groups or as individual bulbs in your office, home or small business without needing to buy an expensive bridge or router as needed with other RGB bulb providers. 

16 Million Colors to Choose From!

While you can use it to deliver the natural warm glow of sunrise, or the somber tones of dusk in varying brightness, the AURARGB bulb doesn’t stop there. Use ADATA’s free AURA app to access the light’s full red / green / blue (RGB) color spectrum.

The 16 Million Color LED Bulb can be seen as an equivalent of the paint brush drawing area, and the Bluetooth app for the 16 Million Color LED Bulb as the Color palette with a slider, where one can choose any color from the 16 million shades.

By combining the 256 variations of each RGB color, you can create over 16 million color combinations to match your every mood. Configure one bulb in your home office to deliver a somber blue color ideal for steady concentration. Arrange another set of AURA bulbs to bring the warm of sunrise into your living room for easy reading. Kids can use the app in their gaming den for fun times with intense blues, hot reds, deep greens or literally 16 million other colors in between while playing on the computer! 

16 Million Color LED bulbPower Savings For Home, Office and Small Business

The AURA RGB 16 Million Color LED Bulb combines the aesthetics of smooth solid construction that fits perfectly not only in the home, but in your office and small business, too. Use standard bright colors to match the professional tone of your daytime office environment. If you own a restaurant, coffee shop or art gallery, hang multiple AURA bulbs from dangling ceiling fixtures and tweak both brightness and coloring for an intimate dinner with drinks, or highlight the vivid colors of a painting hanging on a wall. If colors define our mood and how we conduct ourselves, then 16 Million Color LED Bulb allows us to choose any shade based on our mood and situation.

For wireless control of up to 64 bulbs in groups or individual units delivering 16 million colors to your home, office or small business, enjoy ADATA’s AURA RGB bulb for cost-effective LED lighting! Download the free AURA Bulb app from both the Apple App Store and Google play.


Lenovo S90 super selfie smartphone. A smartphone for snapping and sharing, with premium looks. Selfie smartphone with cameras with front flash.

In recent times, the ability to click a best selfie has become an important consideration while making a smartphone buy. Selfie culture is particularly popular among 20 something Indians. Acknowledging that buying decision of the buyer, Lenovo has introduced in India the Lenovo S90, a designer selfie smartphone for snapping and sharing. What makes the S90 a Selfie smartphone is an 8MP selfie camera and 13 MP PureCel™ rear camera. Lenovo claims that S90 is a great device to take pictures.

Apart from being the selfie smartphone, the Lenovo S90 sports a premium aluminium alloy unibody design. The selfie camera in S90 is enabled with a BSI sensor that keeps you looking your best, even in low light.  

The Lenovo S90 selfie smartphone seems to be at those mobile internet users, who are quite active on mobile social networks and snap and share photos a lot. The 32 GB inbuilt storage supports that point of view.

Lenovo S90 Selfie Smartphone

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Lenovo S90 Selfie Smartphone Specs

  • Premium aluminium alloy unibody design to give the phone a high end smartphone look. Ergonomically designed at 6.9 mm thin and weighs just 129g.
  • 8MP selfie camera with flash in the front, beautification features and BSI sensor that keep you looking your best, even in low light.
  • The Super AMOLED 12.7 cms (5 inch) HD display. The display uses less power and provides better outdoor visibility.
  • 13MP rear camera with PureCel™ sensor to offer best-in-class high- and low-light result.
  • 32 GB of storage which provides enough storage space for all your photos, videos and music.
  • Powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon™ processor and 2GB RAM
  • Runs on Android 4.4
  • 2300 mAh Battery

Price and Availability

The Lenovo Sisley S90 selfie smartphone will be priced at Rs. 19,990/- and will be available at all leading smartphone outlets along with The Do Store starting today.

The Lenovo Sisley S90 is currently available in the market in Graphite Grey’ colour.


The free mobile internet must be seen as a result of fast growth in smartphones and mobile social network adoption in India.

One thing I admire about Facebook. The company may be struggling to justify its valuation of 100 billion dollar company, by not making much yearly revenue; but it’s quick at implementing new things. In recent times many giants connected with web business, are claiming that mobile is the next revenue generator. Facebook seems to be doing real things to bring that activity on mobiles. I see its purchase of WhatsApp under the same light. The logic is simple. If user engagement is on mobile, then why not increase one’s efforts there.

India is third largest market for Facebook after the USA and Canada, wrt the number of subscribers. The Social giant claims 112 million or 11.2 crore monthly active subscribers, which is one among the fastest growing nations for Facebook. Add to this the quickly growing Whatsapp users in India and high penetration of smartphones in India , and you get a market, which is just right for Facebook’s mobile plans. A smartphone user has high likelihood of becoming an internet user. Facebook is a young company, and believes in the philosophy, you focus on your task and money will automatically come.

Facebook has added another effort to making its mobile commerce plans a success. Facebook is all set to launch internetDOTorg in India. This is an initiative to provide mobile internet access to those who don’t have it in India. The partner here is Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications, India’s fourth largest mobile operator.

Data Services is an area the mobile operators in India are keen to make their mark. They see it as a key revenue area. If not now, then surely in future. About 60 million subscribers of RCom don’t use data services. By partnering with Facebook, to offer limited data services though the mobile internet through the free of charge, the RCom hopes to convert free users into those who pay. It’s not some unrealistic hope, as internet is addictive. You can find even housewives in fringe cities, towns and villages topping up mobile internet, to use WhatsApp.

About Facebook internetDOTorg

It’s a partnership between Facebook and six mobile and
technology companies, namely, Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, MediaTek, Qualcomm and
Opera Software, launched in August 2013.

The concept is aimed at extending mobile use in developing and undeveloped countries across World.

Here in India, Facebook-RCom will launch of internetDOTorg mobile application, which will provide basic mobile internet services in categories such as health, education, communication, jobs and local information free of cost.


iBall 1.7GHz octa core processor Tablet has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage. And a 13 MP rear camera.

iBall, an Indian company, is about to launch a new octa core processor Tablet — iBall Slide Brace X1 tablet. The 10.1 inch display tablet will come with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. There are dual speakers. There are two cameras, both high-resolution. The front camera is 8MP and the rear camera is 13MP.

iBall Slide Brace X1 octa core processor Tablet specs

– 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen
– 1.7GHz octa core processor
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage
– 8MP front camera, 13MP rear imager
– 7800mAh battery

Availability & Price of iBall Slide Brace X1 octa core processor Tablet

The price of iBall Slide Brace X1 tablet is not revealed yet. Although the pre-bookings have already started.

The specs of the tablet look great. That apart, many tech websites are seeing the tablet as one mimicking the design of Lennovo Yoga tablets. That’s not a big disadvantage as Yoga tablets are liked by people.

A few things which catch the eye wrt specs are the 13 MP rear camera, screen size and a huge battery of 7800 mAh battery, which is great, going by the size of the screen.