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October 9, 2021

ASTRO Gaming Introduces ASTRO.ID Collection 2 - New Colors, More Options

ASTRO Gaming, a leader in premium video gaming equipment, today announced the launch of ASTRO.ID Collection 2, allowing gamers to create personalized headsets, expressing their unique style with bold color combinations.

Starting October 5, gamers can choose from the eight new colors of the “Super Fresh” palette, featuring pastel shades never available before on an A40 headset. The headset frame and five additional accessories each have eight unique color options that can be customized into more than 500,000 combinations. Powering the experience is ASTRO’s award-winning online Headset Customizer, which makes it easy to create, preview and share designs.

“Custom gaming gear is one of many ways gamers and content creators express themselves on stream, on stage or with their friends,” said Aron Drayer, vice president of marketing, ASTRO Gaming. “The very positive feedback from the community around ASTRO.ID Collection 1 led us to offer more colors and options with this second wave, as well as offer it to customers in Europe for the first time. We can’t wait to see the creative combinations gamers come up with.”

The ASTRO A40 TR has been a tournament and content creation staple for more than a decade, known for its audiophile-grade soundstage, exceptional comfort, high durability and flexible modularity.

The ASTRO.ID A40 TR gaming headset customization options include: Headset Frame, Ear Cushions, Headband, Inline Mute Cable, Microphone and Speaker Tags. These components come in the following eight different colors, including: White, Moon Grey, Mint, Coral, Baby Yellow, Heart Pink, Sky Blue and Sweet Purple.

October 7, 2021

NVIDIA Jensen Huang together with Hundreds of Industry and AI Leaders to Speak in GTC Keynote

NVIDIA today announced that it will host a global, virtual GTC from Nov. 8-11, featuring a news-filled keynote by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang and talks from some of the world’s preeminent AI research and industry leaders.


Huang’s keynote will be livestreamed on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. Central European Time/4 p.m. China Standard Time/12 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, with a rebroadcast at 8 a.m. PST for viewers in the Americas. Registration is free and is not required to view the keynote.

More than 200,000 developers, innovators, researchers and creators are expected to register for the event, which will focus on deep learning, data science, high performance computing, robotics, data center/networking and graphics. Speakers share the latest breakthroughs that are transforming some of the world’s largest industries, such as healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, retail and finance.

Among major speakers at the event are: 

  • Anima Anandkumar, director of ML research at NVIDIA and Bren Professor at Caltech
  • Alan Aspuru-Guzik, professor of chemistry and computer science, University of Toronto
  • Alan Bekker, head of conversational AI, Snap
  • Samy Bengio, senior director of AI and ML research, Apple
  • Kay Firth-Butterfield, head of AI and ML, World Economic Forum
  • Axel Gern, CTO, Daimler Trucks
  • Fei-Fei Li, professor of computer science, Stanford University
  • Keith Perry, CIO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Venkatesh Ramanathan, director of data science, PayPal
  • Ilya Sutskever, co-founder and chief scientist, OpenAI
  • Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO, Epic Games
  • Nir Zuk, founder and CTO, Palo Alto Networks

Leaders from hundreds of other organizations will also present, including Amazon, Arm, AstraZeneca, Baidu, BMW, Domino’s, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Ford, Google, Kroger, Microsoft, MIT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Red Hat, Rolls-Royce, Salesforce, Samsung, ServiceNow, Snap, Volvo, Walmart and WPP. 

“GTC is a great opportunity for developers and business leaders to learn the latest advances in AI, accelerated computing and computer graphics from the world’s top innovators, scientists and researchers,” said Greg Estes, vice president of Developer Programs at NVIDIA. “Startups, academia and the largest enterprises all come together at GTC, giving attendees a unique opportunity to share ideas and collaborate across boundaries to create the future.”

In recent years, GTC has expanded from high performance computing and graphics to include areas such as cloud and enterprise computing, where AI breakthroughs are often deployed. The keynote and other talks provide corporate and IT leaders the latest on how to configure secure, accelerated data centers that support modern workloads including AI, machine learning and natural language processing.

Special Content for Startups, New Training Offerings

NVIDIA Inception, a startup program with more than 8,500 members, will host a full track at GTC designed to educate, inform and cultivate young companies that are revolutionizing industries. Over 70 startups will be presenting, including prominent company founders and well-known industry partners. Themes and topics include conversational AI, drug discovery, autonomous systems, emerging markets, among other areas.

GTC attendees will also be able to build and master their skills with the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, which offers educational resources for anyone who wants to learn about all things AI. DLI will feature 14 full-day training workshops, ranging from beginner to advanced, in four languages across several time zones. Topics include classic DLI courses like “The Fundamentals of Deep Learning,” along with new training courses such as “Scaling CUDA C++ Applications to Multiple Nodes” and “Accelerating Data Engineering Pipelines.” 

Workshops are taught by NVIDIA DLI-certified instructors who are experts in their field, delivering industry-leading technical knowledge that drives breakthrough results. Attendees can also earn a certificate of competency to support professional development.

Democratizing AI 

NVIDIA has structured GTC as an open, all-access event available to virtually any community around the world. 

Sessions and speakers have been curated to inform and inspire developers, researchers, scientists, educators, professionals and students from historically underrepresented groups. Topics such as building better datasets and making AI more inclusive are among areas that will be covered. NVIDIA partners with organizations including LatinX in AI, Tech Career and W.AI in Israel, and Ewha Womans University of Korea to offer complimentary access to DLI workshops for diverse communities. 

GTC will feature a series of emerging markets sessions focused on addressing business and technical topics in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Speakers from prominent organizations, startups and universities, such as the Kenya AI Center of Excellence, Ethiopian Motion Design and Visual Effects Community, Python Ghana, Nairobi Women in Machine Learning & Data Science, and Chile Inria Research Center, will describe how developers in emerging markets are using AI to address challenges.


Kingston Technology First Third-Party Supplier to Receive Intel Platform Validation on DDR5 Memory

Kingston today announced its forthcoming DDR5 UDIMMS have received Intel Platform Validation. This marks the first and arguably most important milestone in validating compatibility between Kingston DDR5 memory solutions and Intel platforms utilizing DDR5.


Kingston’s introductory portfolio of DDR5 memory will be the first in a series of high performance, low to high capacity, multiple form factor solutions in support of DDR5 based platforms debuting over the next year. After developing the next generation of DDR memory, Kingston is providing over 10,000 DDR5 UDIMM samples to major motherboard manufacturers and technology partners in support of the platform launch. By supporting partners early, Kingston is doing its part to lay the foundation for a successful product launch. 

For over three decades, Kingston has been the memory brand customers choose to power their systems. Earlier this week, Kingston announced it has been ranked as the top third-party DRAM module supplier in the world according to the latest rankings by revenue from analyst firm TrendForce. This marks the 18th consecutive year the company has held the top spot and solidifies Kingston as a leading force in the market. With the launch of new platforms on the horizon, Kingston is gearing up to bring a range of DDR5 memory modules to market featuring enhancements to performance, data integrity, density, and scalability for years to come.

"We are looking forward to unveiling our latest DDR5 portfolio and have made significant investments into enabling the upcoming launch," said Kingston. “By early sourcing of components during a global shortage to enhancing our production infrastructure with the latest DDR5 platforms, we are able to support high volume demand. From the partner level through to the end-user, Kingston Is With You, and here to take the lead with the next generation of memory.”

Kingston memory is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. 

October 5, 2021

Content Creators Can Now Capture their Creativity and Stay in the Moment with a New Solution from Western Digital

 According to a recent report*, it is estimated that more than 50 million people across the globe self-identified as having a career in the cultural and creative industries. With the everchanging definition of "creator" in a technology-driven world, this title now reaches beyond graphic designers and videographers to include content creators, UI/UX designers, artists and illustrators, entrepreneurs and freelancers, engineers, architects, grad students and more.

When crunching large amounts of data on their next passion project, access to fast and reliable storage solutions can greatly improve a creator's workflow, giving them peace of mind and allowing them to stay in the creative moment. With intense workload demands, today's creative professionals need technology that empowers their creativity without stress over losing their brilliant work, project bottlenecks or slow storage speeds.

Western Digital, a global leader in data infrastructure, has launched a new solution for the growing community of creators around the world: the WD Blue™ SN570 NVMe™ SSD. The new internal flash drive is a powerful solution for upgrading current PCs or optimizing a custom build. 

"Complex workloads require high performance and reliability, and the right type of storage can help streamline workflows and increase productivity," said Eric Spanneut, vice president of Client and Enterprise SSDs for Western Digital's Flash Business unit. "Our new WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is built with creators in mind, providing fast speeds, data protection and endurance to support their creative vision."

To keep creators inspired, each new purchase of a WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD comes with a one-month membership to Adobe Creative Cloud,** offering access to some of the world's best creative apps and services such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro and InDesign.

"Whether at home or on the go, people are creating in ways that demand more and more from their devices," said Marc Leibowitz, Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships at Adobe. "By teaming up with Western Digital, we are able to equip creatives with the tools they need to do their best work, wherever and whenever inspiration strikes."

Spark Imagination with a Purpose-Built NVMe SSD Drive

The new WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD is designed for endurance, packing high performance into a small-form factor to keep imaginations flowing -- all while maintaining low power consumption.

Key features of the new WD Blue SN570 NVMe SSD include:

  • NVMe Technology: Create faster while consuming low amounts of power. With read speeds up to 3,500MB/s† (500GB‡‡ - 1TB‡‡ models), systems can run up to 5X faster than Western Digital's best SATA SSDs.
  • Built-In Support: Work with extra confidence and peace of mind as the downloadable Western Digital® SSD Dashboard helps monitor the drive's health, available space, temperature and more.
  • Slim Design: Save on space with a single-sided M.2 2280 PCIe® Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD-- perfect for building the ideal creation engine, whether it's a desktop or laptop PC.
  • Reliability: Help protect your content with features like end to end data path protection.

September 21, 2021

Canon Redefines Speed and Performance With The Latest EOS R3

Canon has announced the launch of the EOS R3, the most advanced and capable full-frame mirrorless camera to date in the EOS R series of cameras. It features a newly developed (approximately 24.1-megapixel) back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, new Eye Control AF, and is capable of recording 6K 60p RAW or 4K 120p 10-bit movie.


“The new Canon EOS R3 is the pinnacle of Canon’s most advanced EOS R system, made accessible to both enthusiasts and professionals alike. With stunning new features such as high-speed shooting capabilities, ultra-low light performance, advanced tracking and recognition capabilities for various applications such as sports and wildlife photography, the Canon EOS R3 will appeal to advanced enthusiasts, professional and hybrid shooters — delivering an unparalleled experience,” said Hunter Zhang, Director of the Imaging Communications Business (ICB) Division of Canon Marketing Malaysia.

Back-illuminated Stacked CMOS Sensor with DIGIC X

The newly developed 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, combined with the DIGIC X image processor, powers the Canon EOS R3 with a host of ground-breaking features that makes it the finest mirrorless camera in the EOS R system line-up. A camera built primarily for speed, the Canon EOS R3 strikes a perfect balance between precision, performance, and image quality.

At approximately 24.1-megapixels, the Canon EOS R3 has approximately 20% more pixels compared to the EOS-1DX Mark III and EOS R6. However, it's resolution performance exceeds even the much higher 30.4-megapixel EOS 5D Mark IV.

High-Speed Performance

The electronic shutter and mechanical shutter of the Canon EOS R3 can reach up to 30 fps and 12 fps respectively with AF/AE tracking. It is also possible to achieve a shutter speed of up to 1/64,000 sec with the electronic shutter, allowing capturing of ultra-fast subjects or using large-aperture lenses under bright environments.

The Canon EOS R3 is equipped with dual card slots for a CFexpress (Type-B) card that boasts ultra-fast read/write speeds and an SD (UHS-II) card, allowing for fast and reliable recording of image data. Thanks to DIGIC X’s incredibly high-speed processing capability, it is possible to navigate menus and change settings while data is being written on a memory card.

Superior Image and Video Quality

For still photos, the Canon EOS R3 has a native ISO range of 100 to 102,400 (expandable to 204,800). For videos, the range goes from 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400). Due to the increased readout speed achieved by the stacked CMOS sensor, rolling shutter distortion has been reduced to a minimum, which is particularly useful when shooting fast- action sports or panning rapidly.

10-bit HEIF file format is also available in the Canon EOS R3. HDR-PQ-like JPEG images with improved highlight gradations can be converted from HEIF files in-camera. With the HDR mode, users can achieve a single high dynamic range HEIF file from 3 HEIF composites automatically in as quickly as 0.02 seconds, making handheld HDR shooting an absolute breeze.

Like the EOS R5 and R6, the Canon EOS R3 comes with In-Body Image Stabilisation (In-Body IS) of up to 5.5 stops. When paired with compatible RF lenses, the effectiveness can go up to 8 stops, making long exposure shooting without a tripod a cinch.

To meet movie production needs, the Canon EOS R3 is capable of recording 6K 60p RAW or 4K 120p 10-bit movie at the full-frame angle of field. High quality 4K 60p (oversampling from 6K) is also available for those who demand the very best quality. Canon Log 3 and HDR PQ are available, providing flexibility to match various post-production workflows.

Intelligent and Precise Focus

For the first time since the EOS 7s (released in 2004), the Canon EOS R3 features the game-changing Eye Control AF function, which allows users to select a focus point by purely using the movement of the eye. Multiple LEDs and sensors inside the newly developed EVF detect eye movement quickly, allowing photographers to instantly shift between different subjects without the need to fiddle around with buttons and controls. This helps them to quickly shift between AF targets, particularly when photographing motorsports and fast-moving subjects.

Eye Detection AF on the Canon EOS R3 has been enhanced further with deep-learning technology. The camera is now able to focus on the eye even if the face is partially covered or masked. Head Detection AF has also improved further; even when athletes are wearing helmets or goggles, stable focusing can still be achieved in high-speed sports photography.

A newly added Vehicle Priority AF will also excite motorsport photographers. The AF can now detect automobiles and motorcycles with great precision. It can even detect the helmets of drivers when Spot Detection is enabled.

Another benefit from the high readout speed of the new sensor, combined with the processing power of DIGIC X, is the enhanced tracking accuracy. The Canon EOS R3 can perform up to 60 fps of AF calculation and tracking. This is three times what the EOS-1DX Mark III and EOS R5 can achieve, making it a breeze to track subjects that turn and change directions rapidly, such as ski racers or motorsport athletes.

With its low-luminance AF limit of EV-7.5, the Canon EOS R3 can focus on subjects in an environment so dark that it is almost pitch black to the human eye.

Seamless Connectivity for Swift Transfer

The Canon EOS R3 has some of the best connectivity features in any Canon camera. Featuring Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS as standard modes, a dual-band Wi-Fi that supports FTP and FTPS are also available, along with WPA3 for added security. For press photographers, wired LAN connectivity offers blazing-fast transfer of files to remote FTP, FTPS or SFTP servers. All these are achieved without the need for any additional accessories.

For high-speed transfer, Mobile File Transfer allows the camera to transfer files quickly to a smartphone via a USB cable. By utilizing the ultra-fast 5G mobile network, the files can be transferred to remote servers swiftly.

Durability and Operability

As a professional-grade mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS R3 shares the same dust and drip resistance performance and shutter durability as the EOS-1DX Mark III. It is equipped with a 3.2-inch (3:2) Vari-angle LCD touch screen, a first for a professional body. It also boasts a resolution of approximately 4.15-million-dots, the highest ever in any Canon camera.

Canon has also developed a new 5.76-million-dot OLED EVF for the Canon EOS R3. With a refresh rate of up to 120 fps, the highly responsive EVF not only makes panning comfortable on the eye, but also reduces time lag during continuous shooting. Featuring the same Smart Controller which first debuted on the EOS-1DX Mark III, it allows the user to quickly move the AF position around and double up as an AF-ON button.

Compatible with the proven LP-E19 high-capacity battery pack, photographers can be assured of a full day of shooting on a single charge. When the need arises, the battery can be charged using a mobile battery that supports Power Delivery (PD) via a compatible USB-C cable.



Despite its imposing look, the Canon EOS R3 is 15% shorter than the EOS-1DX Mark III and weighs 30% lighter (CIPA standard). At 822g (body only), the Canon EOS R3 is also lighter than the EOS 5DS.