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Corsair Force Series LS SSD Line : 960GB SSD, 480GB SSD added. Cost-Effective Solid-State Storage for Notebook and Desktop PCs.

Corsair®, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the release of the addition of 960GB and 480GB capacity models to the existing line of Force Series® LS SSD drives. The new Force Series LS SSD models, like the previously announced 240GB, 120GB, and 60GB models, provide consumers a cost-effective way to upgrade their notebook or desktop PCs to faster, more reliable solid-state storage.

Corsair Force Series 960GB SSD, 480GB SSD installation

The 7mm-high Force Series LS SSDs can be installed into most desktop or notebook PC with a standard 2.5″ or 3.5″ drive bay (3.5″ bays require optional adapter). The drives feature SATA 3 6Gb/s support for optimal performance with the latest systems, and are backward compatible with SATA revision 1.0 and 2.0 for maximum compatibility. A copy of the powerful Corsair SSD Toolbox software utility is included as a free download.

960GB SSD, 480GB SSD Technical Specifications960GB SSD

Capacity 960GB, 480GB
Thickness 7mm
Drive Compatibility 2.5″ or 3.5″
Read Speed 560 MBPS
Write Speed 540 MBPS
MTBF 1.5 million hours

 

Transfer Speeds for 960GB SSD and 480GB SSD

Force Series LS SSDs deliver file transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 540MB/s write, up to 10 times faster than standard hard drives. The new drives support TRIM, garbage collection, and S.M.A.R.T commands and includes built-in an advanced dynamic and static wear-leveling algorithm to extend the lifespan of the drive flash memory.

Pricing, Availability, and Warranty

The Force Series LS 960GB SSD and 480GB SSD are estimated to sell at an average price of Rs 32,000 and Rs 16,000 respectively. The SSDs are available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized retailers and are backed with a three year warranty and Corsair’s renowned customer service and technical support.

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ADATA HD710A : Waterproof, Dustproof, Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac.

ADATA Technology, a leading maker of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has recently launched HD710A, external hard drive for Mac. The external hard drive is Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant.

The USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for Mac, is an ultra-durable external hard drive designed especially for MacBook. It comes with large storage capacities of 1TB or 2TB, provides superior data transfer speeds, and also undergoes stringent tests for waterproofing, dustproofing and shock resistance. The HD710A is the ultimate in portable protection for your data!

external hard drive for mac

Military Rugged, Reliable, Better Than Ever Mac External Hard Drives

Designed especially for active users of Apple Macintosh platforms, the HD710A provides rugged protection from shock, dust and water. The triple-layer construction of the HD710A incorporates exceptionally elastic silicone material to provide great shock absorption from all angles. By passing the MIL-STD-810G 516.6 military-grade shock-resistant test, the HD710A ensures your data’s safety even after unexpectedly suffering a shock. It has also passed the stringent IP68 test, offering excellent water and dust resistant protection. Thanks to the durable design, the HD710A works normally even in a dusty environment or after being submerged in its storage state in 1.5 meter-deep water for up to 60 minutes. When not in use, the USB cable tucks into a wrap-around exterior slot in the drive casing, providing an elegant storage solution that matches the highly practical characteristics of the device.

Just for Mac Users

If you are a MacBook user and you need large capacity, the HD710A is your best choice. Not only does it support Time Machine, the HD710A also provides huge capacities ranging from 1TB to 2TB, and is available in a pure white that matches many Macintosh hardware platforms. With built-in SuperSpeed USB 3.0, you can transfer your large files more rapidly for improved efficiency. ADATA’s HD710A Waterproof / Dustproof / Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is a great companion for active and on-the-go Mac and Time Machine users, as well as frequent business travelers seeking serious protection for their portable data needs.

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PhotoFast, Taiwanese innovators of Premium Smart accessories for iOS products, now available in India through exclusive distributor, Creative Peripherals.

accessories for ios

Creative Peripherals, a leading Indian distributor in IT, Imaging, Telecom and Lifestyle products recently had an exclusive tie-up with Taiwanese smart accessories brand for Apple products, PhotoFast. PhotoFast is globally known for manufacturing high-quality tech-accessories for iOS such as docks, powerbanks and storage drives. iOS devices are Apple devices.

PhotoFast iOS Accessories : Docks , Powerbanks and Storage Devices

 On the launch, Mr Carol Chen, Vice President of Sales at PhotoFast said,

We chose Creative Peripherals because of their expertise in the consumer electronic industry. We also recognize their ability to provide a broad range of distribution pattern as well as technical and application support to their customers. Creative Peripherals is also well known across India for offering premium products. We are confident that the Indian market will definitely recognize us for our premium accessories for iOS and fascinate business people.

Mr Ketan C Patel, CEO at Creative Peripherals said, on Photofast Accessories for iOS launch,

“The partnership with PhotoFast is a key step in our growth strategy. They have a plethora of premium smart accessories for iOS that add value to any iOS product. They provide simple solutions to Apple users.”

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Intex Aqua Speed HD : For Better and clearer Display. At INR 8,999/-

Intex Technologies, one of the leading smartphone brand selling one out of every 10 smartphones sold in India, has unveiled its new addition to the swift Intex Aqua Speed Linupt. The Intex Aqua Speed HD smartphone is targeted at the advanced smartphone user who want faster performance with quality, the Company claims  .

intex aqua speed hd specsAqua Speed HP Specs and Features

The all new Aqua Speed HD comes with the Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS with a 1.3 GHz quad core processor that will be supported by a 2 GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. See the Image on right for detailed smartphone specs.

The Aqua Speed HD with its sleek and stylish designing is designed keeping in view the youth in India, claims Intex.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head, Mobiles, Intex Technologies said,

“The Aqua Speed HD is another effort of ours towards, inventing and improvising our offerings. We believe in providing our customers with products that satisfy their needs and are easy on their pocket. The Aqua Speed HD comes across as a package of smart designing, tactical pricing and youthful colors all packaged for our target consumer.”

5 MP Front Cameras for Selfie Loving Youth and Professionals

Keeping in mind the craze for pictures today, where young people are not only sharing selfies online but images are also the main traffic puller on social networks, Aqua Speed HD comes with an 8MP rear and 5 MP front cameras with additional notable features. Further this device boasts of a 4.7 inch HD IPS FL display screen with scratch free dragontrail glass that produces a vibrant display for you.

HD Smartphone with inbuilt Apps for Indians

The all new Aqua Speed HD is empowered with two new unique apps Sashakt and One Drive. Intex is the first Indian brand to launch Sashakt app in its devices which is enabled for the safety of women. This is a new step taken by Intex towards empowering the women of today and help them facilitate a safe and secure independence. The app aims to act as a tool for the betterment of women. Sashakt operates on the mechanism of a pre-installed emergency number and a message that needs to be sent along with the location of the user on the receiving end. While One drive is a cloud store service for Intex users, where they will get free cloud storage of 50 GB free of cost for two years. Users can access their data from their PC as well by logging in from their Microsoft account.

aqua speed hd intex

Along with this the Speed HD comes packed with a lot of interesting features like Smart Awake , Hot Knot ,New UI Icons, Customized  notification bar and Air Shuffle function.

With superior designing and added features the device weighs only 120 grams with the battery.

Aqua Speed HD Price and Availability

The Aqua Speed HD Smartphone will be available in four new exciting colors – White, Silver and Sea Blue at Rs. 8,999.

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Power Bank AP-5001 : A Touch Switch Power Bank by Asia Powercom. Touch mode, Scratch free finish, 5000mAH capacity, Power On/Off buttons with battery capacity indicator.

Asia Powercom has recently launched its first touch switch Power Bank. The power bank AP-5001 has a 5000mAh lithium polymer battery and an advanced Touch Switch feature. This Power Bank has been designed considering the current generation and their increased interest in touch switch products.

Business men, students and commuters are relying more and more on mobile electronic products to reach out. However, most smartphones are not designed with a long battery life. AP – 5001 Powerbank can save valuable time on charging the phone and satisfy needs of consumers with its high-capacity portable power bank.

Power Bank AP-5001

Power Bank AP-5001 Features & Specifications

 

  • Capacity – 5000mAH. Lithium polymer Battery
  • Touch switch feature
  • Battery capacity indicator
  • Slim, thin and sleek design
  • Pocket size
  • UV coating for scratch free finish
  • Input USB Cable included
  • Input: 5V,1000mA
  • Output: 5V, 2000 mA
  • The product size -116mm X 65MM X9mm
  • Weight: 150g

 

Power Bank AP-5001 comes with a stylish touch design and fits in a pocket. The metal surface of the Power Bank helps dissipate heat while charging or recharging, that apart it also gives it a stylish look. The Power Bank is supported by 4 LED lights which indicate how much power it has.

Power Bank AP-5001 also involves Security Protection Design which provides: over-charging protection, over-current protection, over-discharge protection and short circuit protection.

Power Bank AP – 5001 is built to provide a full charge on your smartphone with 5000mAH power. The power bank battery is about twice or 1.5 times of the battery in any advanced smartphone. 

Power Bank AP-5001 Price, Warranty and Availability

Power bank AP – 5001 portable mobile charger comes at the MRP of Rs. 1999/- and the product is available in dark black color with Asia Powercom with a warranty of 1 year.

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When you’re new to a self hosted blog on WordPress CMS, even small things appear to be a big roadblock. Take for instance, WordPress plugins. The reason why you migrated to WordPress is its ability to help you with your technical limitations with coding. You are told that on WordPress you can accomplish software programmer like feats using simple WordPress Plugins. All you need to do is Go to your WordPress Dashboard >> Plugins >> Add New >> Search for a new plugin plugin based on the task you want to accomplish; and once done successfully, Activate the Plugin. And Working After Activationhere you’re all set to use that plugin the easiest way, as the WordPress plugin and all the options offered to you will start showing on the Dashboard. Easy right? But what if some WordPress plugin doesn’t start showing up even after you activate it? But what if the Wordpress Plugin is Not Working After Activation ?

Stop, don’t see it as a major roadblock. The plugin is not made for someone who has truckloads of expertise with coding. It’s made for common joes who are efficient at everything but coding. Only that, there can be one more step to get the WordPress working.

You may need to import some data, your own previous data on this wordpress blog, to get it working.

Some WordPress plugins do need this kind of information or intelligence to serve you. Else the plugin is as much clueless as you’re at that moment. But for different reasons though :).

New WordPress Plugin needs to Import Data

You will find the WordPress Import Tool Here WordPress Dashboard >> Tools >> Import .

On the next page, you may see the new Plugin listed. Do the details besides the plugin tell you to ‘Install it’? Follow the advice. And the very next moment you will see the WordPress Plugin up and running.

Taxonomy Converter WordPress plugin which needs Data Import

When one starts blogging, he/she creates hundreds of categories and thousands of tags, mindlessly. Over time he/she realizes that troves of categories and tags are doing no good to their blog. This initiates the house cleaning process, which means unceremoniously trashing majority of tags; and converting many Categories to tags and vice-versa.

But if the best way to be productive while blogging is to save every second, then doing this house cleaning manually bit by bit is counter-productive. The best way to use some plugin which helps us do such operations in bulk.  Taxonomy Converter Helps us do that (search for it exactly the way I told you above).

This plugin also comes under the category of WordPress plugins which needs second install to import data.

Have a bump free ride on WordPress Blogging!

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HP Elite, Lightest Business Notebooks: Lightweight, extra durable. Extra long battery Life. Premium Aesthetics. Focus on Security and Productivity.  

HP today introduced the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family, the industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks. The HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE) are ultra-thin business notebooks at 15. 7 mm, and the SE takes advantage of HP’s exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber to achieve a weight of only 1 kg (2.2 lbs.). Both notebooks aim for a tough, cutting-edge design that offers elite business-class performance. 

On the launch, Rajiv Srivastava, vice president and general manager, PPS, HP India, said,

“The HP EliteBook 1020 represents game-changing innovation in both materials and mechanical engineering to create the world’s lightest business notebooks in a form factor that enables our customers to be more productive in more places,”

 “Customers demand not only a stylish, thin and light notebook, but also a device that delivers advanced security and can withstand the rigorous demands that come with a highly mobile lifestyle – and the HP EliteBook 1020 delivers this complete solution.” 

Business Notebooks with security and reliability

The HP EliteBook 1020 and the ultra-lightweight HP EliteBook 1020 SE are designed with enterprise mobility in mind, with up to 9 hours of battery life to power a full work day. Like the rest of the EliteBook family, these are designed to pass military-grade (MIL-STD 810G) testing – drops, shocks, and exposure to extremes of temperature and humidity, and high pressure testing. These notebooks also deliver both speed and near silent operation with a fanless design and solid state storage, supported by latest Intel® Core-MTM processor technology.  HP EliteBooks and undergo more than 115,000 hours of testing to multiple military reliability standards.

Both devices come with HP Client Management Solutions and optional LANDesk and Intel® vProTM technology to easily integrate and deploy into an enterprise IT environment. The notebooks include HP’s exclusive enterprise-class security, including certified Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2/2.0, pre-boot authentication, fingerprint reader and the exclusive HP Sure Start self-healing BIOS to help better protect your device, data and identity. 

The HP EliteBook 1020 with optional touchscreen and HP EliteBook 1020 SE offer brilliant clarity on a high resolution 12.5-inch diagonal Quad HD (QHD) display, and are the first EliteBooks to come with the HP Premium Keyboard, a newly designed keyboard that provides optimized, consistent key response based on user testing and feedback. The 720p webcam, front firing speakers featuring HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound™ and HP Noise Reduction Software, make web conferences and collaboration on-the-go more productive with a difference you can hear. 

HP EliteBook Line Gets updates

Today’s announcement also includes updates to the HP EliteBook line of notebooks and convertibles, which will feature the latest generation of Intel® CoreTM processors. All new HP EliteBooks include the HP Noise Reduction Software for greater clarity in collaborative environments. Updated HP EliteBooks are pre-loaded with the company’s cloud-based management solution HP Touchpoint Manager to easily manage and secure multi-OS devices in an IT environment and can also be deployed on customers’ existing devices. 

The devices also include enhanced security features with HP Client Security and HP BIOSphere to help keep data and devices safe. The updated HP EliteBooks include:

  • HP EliteBook 1040
  • HP EliteBook 850
  • HP EliteBook 840
  • HP EliteBook 820
  • HP EliteBook Revolve 810

Elitebook Notebooks Pricing and Availability

The HP EliteBook 700 and 800 Series are available today. The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Standard Edition is available now. To learn more about the HP Elite line of PCs, visit HP Elitebooks Page.

The starting price of HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is INR 90,000/- onwards.

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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.

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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.

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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

Specifications

 

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.

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