Thursday, January 21, 2016

IT News Head Lines (techPowerUp) 22/01/2016


First 10 nm Intel Processor Out in 2017
With Intel's "tick-tock" product development cycle slowing down to a 3-launch cadence per silicon fab process, the company is preparing to launch no less than three micro-architectures on its next 10 nanometer silicon fab process. The first 10 nm CPU by Intel will launch in 2017.

In 2016, Intel will launch its 7th generation Core "Kaby Lake" processor, its third chip on the 14 nm process (after "Broadwell" and "Skylake"). The first 10 nm micro-architecture will be codenamed "Cannonlake," and will launch some time in 2017. Intel will build chips on the 10 nm for two more generations after "Cannonlake." The company's 2018 micro-architecture, built on the 10 nm will be codenamed "Icelake," and its 2019 release will be codenamed "Tigerlake." It's only 2020 that the company will pull out its next silicon fab process, 5 nm.

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(PR) OWC Announces 2TB Mercury Electra SSD
OWC today announced the all-new Mercury Electra MAX 6G 2.0TB SSD, the highest capacity 2.5" solid state drive ever offered by OWC. Shipping this January, the Electra MAX 6G is a high-performance 6.0Gb/s solid-state drive that combines extraordinary capacity with the award-winning performance and reliability of the OWC Mercury SSD lineup.

OWC SSDs and more than 20 other products will be on display at OWC's booth at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, in Anaheim, California, January 21-24, 2016. OWC will exhibit an impressive catalog of award-winning storage solutions, SSDs, and memory upgrades for music production professionals.

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Tt eSports Integrates Synaptics IronVeil Fingerprint Sensor into the Black V2 Mouse
Thermaltake's gaming hardware brand Tt eSports is the first to integrate Synaptics IronVeil fingerprint sensor into the mouse, with its new Tt eSports Black V2 gaming mouse. Placed slightly above where your right thumb would grip the mouse, this 4 mm x 10 mm rectangular sensor scans your thumbprint with an accuracy of 1/50,000 false-pass and 3/100 false-fail; letting you use the IronVeil software to authenticate a variety of things.

IronVeil technology is FIDO compliant, and is natively supported by Windows 10 and Windows Hello, letting you log-in or wake/unlock your machine using your thumb. It's also supported by various e-commerce websites, MMO games (login and quick in-game micro-transactions), game DRM services (such as Steam and Origin), and multi-step authentication by popular social-media websites. The rest of the mouse's feature-set is identical to the Black V2 that's already in the market for $49.99. The IronVeil-integrated variant of this mouse will launch soon, at $59.99.

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(PR) HP Unveils New Chromebook Designed for Education
HP Inc. today announced the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) -- a durable, lightweight Chromebook designed to meet the needs of students and educators. "The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom offers a simple, secure, and manageable solution to enable technology-based learning," said Gus Schmedlen, vice president of Worldwide Education, HP. "With the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE), we are bringing innovation, design and HP's legendary quality to students and teachers in a durable device built to survive the rigorous school environment while enabling students to achieve more both in and out of the classroom."

Because students can be some of the most demanding users when it comes to technology, HP designed the HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE with their environment in mind. At 20 mm thin and just 2.7 pounds, the fanless HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is the thinnest rugged Chromebook for Education designed to pass MIL-STD testing. With rugged construction accents like co-molded rubber edges, the device passes HP's 70 cm drop test to help protect it from occasional bumps with lockers and drops from desks.

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(PR) GIGABYTE Announces Xtreme Gaming XM300 Mouse
GIGABYTE, the world's leading premium hardware brand, continues to expand its gaming realm with the introduction of the XM300, the first gaming mouse from the XTREME GAMING series product line. Powered by the advanced optical engine, the XM300 is a perfect gaming weapon with pinpoint precision. The wired mouse boasts incredible click response with the top-quality micro switches, customizable RGB lighting and a clean, streamlined profile to meet the needs that gamers crave for the most.

Designed for competitive gaming, the XM300 is equipped with a gaming-grade 6400DPI optical sensor adjustable in 50 DPI increment for exceptional precision. With the tracking ability up to 200 inches per second at 50g acceleration, the XM300 ensures extreme speed and accuracy needed to dominate the battlefield. The OMRON micro switches on both the left and the right click buttons provide response at lightning speed and extended durability for over 20 million clicks.

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(PR) Ozone Announces the TriFX In-ear Gaming Headset
Ozone's Lab, 19 January 2016, the global leading specialist in gaming products presents TriFX, the new In-Ear pro gaming headsets, multi-purpose audio solution. Ozone Gaming in-ear headsets TriFX are painstakingly engineered with a heavy focus on durability, comfort and uncompromised sound quality for both gaming and music. Designed to combine the highest audio quality and the versatility of an in-ear headsets that allows to focus on the game or listen music with the topmost smooth, rich sound with the detail and clarity of a premium headsets.

Different audio modes for a superior isolation and bass response. TRIFX's contains three interchangeable EQ enhancers; Ultra Bass, a volume booster, Pure Mid, perfect balance for both voice and game audio levels, and High Pitch, enhancer for those moments when all in-game sounds are crucial. The EQ enhancers create different gaming audio modes to make this in-ear headsets even more enjoyable. Maintaining a really high quality sound with clear mids, highs and effective bass.

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(PR) AMD Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $958 million, operating loss of $49 million and net loss of $102 million, or $0.13 per share. Non-GAAP(1) operating loss was $39 million, non-GAAP net loss was $79 million and non-GAAP(1) loss per share was $0.10.

"AMD closed 2015 with solid execution fueled by the second straight quarter of double-digit percentage revenue growth in our Computing and Graphics segment and record annual semi-custom unit shipments," said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. "While 2015 was challenging from a financial perspective, key R&D investments and a sharpened focus on innovation position us well to deliver great products, improved financial results and share gains in 2016."

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TechPowerUp News: Skylake Stress Bug, R9 Nano Price Cut, and a 5.1 GHz Xeon
This week on TechPowerUp News: Intel 6th gen. Core "Skylake" processors freeze over under certain kinds of stress; AMD's big price-cut for the super-small Radeon R9 Nano, and the fabled 5.10 GHz Intel Xeon processor.

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(PR) PNY Announces New CS1311 and CS2211 SSDs
PNY Technologies, Inc. ("PNY") today announced its next generation of high-performance consumer solid-state drives (SSDs) designed to optimize the performance of both laptops and desktop systems -- the PNY CS1311 and PNY CS2211 SSD lineup. Geared towards consumers -- the PNY CS2211 SSD is engineered for the gamer/enthusiast and the CS1311 for the entry-level value segments. These mid and entry-level solid-state drives offer the best cost to performance ratio to consumers and include the Acronis True Image data migration software, which allows for a seamless experience when transferring data from an existing drive to a new PNY solid-state drive.

"Whether you're editing videos with 4K content or looking to step up your game in the high performance gaming segment, the new CS2211 SSDs -- offering blazing fast speeds, enhanced reliability and durability -- are the perfect solution," said Thomas Climer, Senior Director of Product Marketing. "Everybody wants the fastest PC or laptop they can afford, by replacing a slow HDD with a much faster PNY CS1311 SSD the increase in boot up speed and responsiveness of the system will be instantly noticeable. Backing up your HDD and installing your new PNY SSD is made much easier now with the inclusion of the Acronis software."

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