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[January 05, 2014]
Tiny but speedy [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WHEN it comes to USB flash drives, most folks have probably a dozen of these at home. If you're going to stick to one, why not get the best that you can buy? Best does not necessarily mean the most expensive, but rather, one that offers the best value for money. The Mushkin Atom USB 3.0 flash drive seems like a winner - not only does it play nice with the USB 3.0 specification, but it is also compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1.
The 8GB model features 80MB/s read, 5.5MB/s write, and consumes 0.65W while idle, while the 16GB model is faster at 155MB/s read and 11.5MB/s write on 0.25W idle. The largest capacity model of 32GB has read speeds of 155MB/s with 21.5MB/s write, and low power consumption of 0.2475W when idle. As it is so small, you can leave the Mushkin Atom USB 3.0 flash drive in your notebook's USB 3.0 port while on the move. It also doubles up as a secondary storage device, thanks to its low power usage.
www.poweredbymushkin.com/ Immense TV viewing MONSTER trucks, monster fish and now, monster TVs. LG's newest 105UC9, a 105-inch curved ultra HD TV, is no ordinary TV. We are talking about 105 inches of viewing area that offers an unprecedented level of viewer immersion. The 105UC9's cinematically proportioned 21:9 CinemaScope screen lets you view movies the way they are meant to be enjoyed. You can also access viewing information on the side of the screen without having to go through the ignominy of blocking any of the ongoing on-screen action. We are also looking at a 11 million pixel resolution here (5120 x 2160), where it runs on TFT technology instead of Oled, where the latter is normally used to deliver curved TVs to the market. Pricing details remain to be determined as at Press time, but the wisdom of "if you've got to ask, you probably can't afford it anyway" applies here.
www.lgnewsroom.com Wearable time-lapse camera WHEN watching a documentary, there will always be moments when a time-lapse sequence is shown, such as a tree growing, or a change in weather patterns across a time window. Don't you wish that there is some kind of method to capture life in a similar manner? This is what Lyfeshot had set out to do, with Blynk, a one-step, wearable time-lapse camera with a 2 inch x 1 inch form factor, allowing it to virtually capture all of life's experiences without conscious effort. How does it work? Well, Blynk has simple, one-button operation alongside an easy set-up that allows it to jump right into action almost immediately after unboxing.
Creating a video is a snap: All you need to do is set the Blynk to the desired photo capture interval with the free Blynk software. You can opt to set the snapshot intervals anywhere from one frame (photo) per second to a single frame per day. Storage may be rather limited for one frame per second shots, as Blynk has only just 4GB of storage space. It runs on a lithium-Ion battery that allows more than 24 hours of battery life on a single charge. Available in three colours at US$129.99 each.
www.lyfeshot.com Present it wirelessly IF you are running an important presentation to your superiors or potential clients, the last thing you want is technical issues cropping up when connecting your notebook to a projector or TV screen. The Prijector wireless presentation device can be hooked straight to the TV set or to any projector without hassle. You can perform your presentation sans wires from any compatible laptop or mobile device. The compatibility list is pretty exhaustive and includes the Mac, PC, iOS and Android platforms.
Not only that, but the Prijector will also be able to double up as a guest wireless hotspot, allowing users to access the Internet in a jiffy without having to obtain a password. The Prijector allows instant and wireless presentation with a click of the Share button from virtually any laptop or mobile device, and will hook up to TVs and projectors via HDMI or VGA. Retails for US$199 (RM652).
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