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Not all USB type-C ports are equal: Nine versions of USB-C incoming

The reversible USB type-C connector is something that the industry has been waiting for since the introduction of the original USB bus in 1997. This year PCs, computer components and mobile devices finally started to incorporate USB-C receptacles, but not all implementations necessarily support all features introduced by the latest …

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Seagate Personal Cloud 2 Bay Review

The Personal Cloud from Seagate is essentially a NAS system, but it is not marketed as such. Aimed at families, it allows users to store all their files in a central location and access them anywhere. With plug-and-play functionality, you simply attach the Personal Cloud to your router via an …

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Google is branching out in to WiFi routers

Google may have just revealed the most stylish looking router ever with its new offering known as the OnHub. Now if you were wondering why it is shaped a bit like a bin, there is apparently a technical reason for that- Google says that the cylindrical shape will help provide more …

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QNAP TS-453mini NAS Review

It may not be immediately apparent that the QNAP TS-453mini is a NAS that accommodates up to four 3.5-inch hard drives. Its tiny footprint (200mmx151mm) requires the bare minimum of shelf space, however that isn’t the natural environment for this particular NAS. Take a look on the rear and you’ll …

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Rivet Networks unveils Killer E2400 network processor

Rivet Networks on Wednesday introduced its new-generation smart network processor with enhanced performance and improved functionality. The new Killer E2400 chip promises to improve network-related performance in video games, multimedia and bandwidth-demanding applications. Gigabyte Technology and MicroStar International will be the first companies to use the new chip. Rivet does …

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Your internet is probably slower than it should be

Does your broadband operate at anything close to the speed stated by your ISP? According to a new report, as many as three quarters of households in the UK are faced with internet download rates that are slower than the one advertised by their provider for their particular package. Worse yet, …

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ASUSTOR shows off new NAS drives at Computex

Computex has a lot of exciting products and services on show this year, but for those looking to back up their important files and folders to a local server, ASUSTOR’s new collection of NAS drives aimed at home and enterprise users may be the most enticing. There’s a full line …

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PowerNAS launch CMA Central Hub NAS

At the PC Retail Boot Camp up in Northampton, British storage specialists PowerNAS has just launched its latest consumer and small business products, including a unit known as the Converge Media Appliance or CMA for short. Based up in Tamworth, Staffordshire, PowerNAS specialises in creating custom storage set ups and system …

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Synology DS1515 NAS Review

The new Synology DS1515 five bay NAS a budget version of the DS1515+ that launched a few months ago and while the price of the DS1515 is significantly lower, the specification hasn’t changed a great deal. The most obvious difference is a change from a quad core Intel Atom to …

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Seagate Wireless 500GB mobile storage drive

Although the discerning media user likely already has a home server with wireless connectivity and remote access this kind of set up is not always ideal. In-fact, all it takes is for you to lose access to a decent internet connection and suddenly you are media free – which for some …

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Is your broadband provider failing you?

Chances are, if you are hooked up to the service of one of the UK’s largest ISPs, then the answer to the above question is, yes. Data from a new survey conducted by Which? magazine, suggests that some of the most highly appreciated ISPs are often the smallest ones, with …

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Synology DiskStation DS115 NAS Review

Synology’s latest single bay NAS is based on the twin-bay DS215j and uses the same processor, memory and configuration of ports and connectors. For some reason Synology has seen fit to change the colour from white to black, perhaps to disguise the heritage of the DS115 tiddler, but that strikes …

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Synology gets a new UK MD

Synology has announced that it’s shuffling around the upstairs management, with the news that a new managing director for the UK, Ireland and Nordic region has been appointed: Mr Yi-Lin Huang. He replaces previous MD Mike Chen, who has held the position for the past three years. Yi-Lin has been …

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Thecus W4000 WSS NAS Review

Thecus has come up with something new in the world of NAS with three models that are supplied with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. These NAS are described by Thecus as the ‘World’s first Windows Essential NAS’. The three NAS models W2000, W4000 and W5000 are respectively two, four …

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Samsung to integrate baseband capabilities into its Exynos mobile APs

In an attempt to lower its dependence on Qualcomm, the world’s largest developer of application processors for mobile devices, Samsung plans to integrate baseband capabilities into its advanced Exynos system-on-chips. Such SoCs will emerge next year and will power devices the company will release in 2016. For years flagship smartphones …

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Facebook unveils its data centre scale open-source switch

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Facebook might not be the first company that you think of when it comes to data centre hardware, but over the last few years hardware engineering is something that the social network has started to take very seriously, something that happens naturally when your company deals with 890 million daily active users. Today …

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Intel unveils WiGig-powered 7Gb/s wireless docking tech for mobile PCs

Intel Corp. has formally unveiled its wireless docking technology first announced last year. The new tech will be supported by laptops, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrid systems powered by the company’s next-generation microprocessors code-named “Skylake”. The new tech will rely on WiGig technology and will eventually be accompanied by Rezence, a …

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