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Google glasses unveiled

Google glasses unveiled

Google Inc. is entering into the eyewear business. The experimental ‘augmented reality’ glasses – from the same team that is developing self-driven cars – can snap photos, initiate videochats and display directions at the sound of a user’s voice.

 

A video posted at a Project Glass page at Google+ social network confirmed the rumor that the technology titan is working on eyewear that meshes the online world with the real world.

 

“We think technology should work for you — be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. A group of us from Google X (Labs) started Project Glass to build this kind of technology; one that helps you explore and share your world,” Members of Project team shared in a Google+ post.

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New Directors join Board of TCS

New Directors join Board of TCS 

The Board of Directors of Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS) has announced that it has appointed O. P. Bhatt, Former Chairman of SBI Group and Cyrus Mistry, Deputy Chairman of Tata Sons to the Board of Directors of the Company.

 
 

The total Board strength of the Company is believed to increase to fourteen Directors which include seven Independent Directors with the addition of these two directors.

ASUS GTX 680 Graphics Card

ASUS GTX 680 Graphics Card

ASUS has launched the ASUS GTX 680 graphics card which offers 28nm GPU technology based on NVIDIA’s “Kepler” platform.

It features NVIDIA GPU Boost instant core frequency modulation between 1006MHz and 1058MHz. Exclusive ASUS GPU Tweak further improves overclocking and overvaulting with its intuitive interface, giving gamers real-time access to hardware resources. NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync intelligently manages vsync in games for smoother performance, while enhanced single-GPU NVIDIA 3D Vision stereoscopic visuals are achieved in hundreds of games.

“The new ASUS GTX 680 graphics card ships with a 28nm NVIDIA GPU, enhanced by the exclusive ASUS GPU Tweak overclocking suite with its intuitive interface, and NVIDIA GPU Boost clock speed modulation. It offers gamers improved card tuning alongside smoother gaming through NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync technology. It also improves single-GPU NVIDIA 3D Vision in hundreds of PC games,” said Vinay Shetty, Country Head, Component Business, ASUS (India).

Edimax Wireless Network Camera

Edimax Wireless Network Camera

Edimax has launched IC-3015Wn 1.3Mpx Wireless Network Camera, a highly cost-effective network camera designed for easy home monitoring.

 

The Edimax IC-3015Wn is built with a wide 1.7mm (28mm equiv.) lens that covers a viewing angle of 74.8 degrees, making it suitable for capturing video footage of a wide area with a single network camera. With a 1.3-mega pixel CMOS sensor. this network camera is able to capture SXVGA (1280 x 960) videos at 30 frames per second.

 

The IC-3015Wn is designed with multi-area motion detection system. When motion is detected in the specified areas, the network camera will immediately take a snapshot of the detected motion and send the snapshot to the user via email or FTP. The multi-area motion detection function also works with the network camera’s recording feature. When motion is detected, the IC-3015Wn is able to produce video footage of the monitored area up to 60 seconds in length.

 

The Edimax IC-3015Wn also comes with free 16-channel viewer software for PC that allows users to access and manage up to 16 network cameras simultaneously. This viewer software supports manual, cycle and scheduled video recording for every surveillance application. Additionally, the IC-3015Wn network camera’s free EdiView viewer app for iPhone and Android phones allows users to access the network camera without a computer at all.

Card Personalization Portfolio extended

Card Personalization Portfolio extended

HID Global has announced the expansion of its Genuine HID card printer and encoder portfolio with the launch of its new FARGO DTC1000M Monochrome Printer/Encoder. The DTC1000M provides organizations with a solution that is cost-effective to own and operate and offers a low total cost of ownership.

 

“The new DTC1000M enables more customers to step up to FARGO quality. From the affordable and convenient DTC1000M, to the high duty performance HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder, HID Global offers the broadest range of card personalization systems. With the release of this entry-level printer, HID is uniquely positioned to meet the complete set of customer card issuance needs with a vast range of cost-effective card printer/encoder options, including card issuance supplies and intuitive ID card issuance software solutions,” said Dan DeFore, Director, Product Marketing for Secure Issuance, HID Global.

 

The DTC1000M prints a single-colour, edge-to-edge image on the one side of a standard CR-80 or CR-79 identification card. The resin thermal transfer process ensures clear reproduction of photo images, bar codes and alphanumeric data. The DTC1000M connects quickly via USB or optional Ethernet port and the embedded Swift ID application enables users to start printing cards immediately with no software licensing cost.

10 Common Data Center Surprises

10 Common Data Center Surprises

Emerson Network Power has released a list of 10 common surprises for data center and IT managers and offered tips on how to be prepared for them. The list includes information on a surprising cause of data center downtime, what data center managers might not know about that next server refresh, and the growing trend sneaking up on virtually every IT manager.

 

“When you are a data center or IT manager, very few things are more unsettling than the unexpected. We hope this list helps IT professionals better anticipate these issues and prepares them with the appropriate technologies, solutions and best practices,” said Peter Panfil, Vice- President of Global Power, Emerson Network Power.

Sony’s New Walkman Series

Sony's New Walkman Series

Sony India has expanded its Walkman MP3 player family with the new NWZ- B170 series (NWZ-B172 and NWZ-B173), believed to deliver the favourite beats in a flashy new design and enhancing the audio experience by simply pressing the BASS Boost button, which is said to assure rich and pumping low-ends.

 

The new models NWZ-B172 and NWZ-B173 have built-in lithium-ion battery, which is expected to deliver up to 18 hours of music playback and the Quick Charge function delivers 90 minutes of music with just a mere three-minute charge.

 

The NWZ-B170 Series also claimed to exude fashion chic with four colour choices and a new colour-matching power illuminator, which flashes in sync with the rhythm of the music.

 

With the NWZ-B170, one does not have to spend hours trying to manage the music, the sleek and simple USB-dongle design – plug it into the Windows PC1, drag and drop the tracks one want, and one is ready to go. Searching through the hundreds of songs on the Walkman is just as easy with Sony’s unique ZAPPIN.