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July 11, 2024

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 and Z Flip6 Elevate Galaxy AI to New Heights

Samsung Electronics today announced its all-new Galaxy Z Fold6 and Galaxy Z Flip6, along with Galaxy Buds3 and Galaxy Buds3 Pro at Galaxy Unpacked in Paris.

Earlier this year, Samsung ushered in the era of mobile AI through the power of Galaxy AI.1 With the introduction of the new Galaxy Z series, Samsung is opening the next chapter of Galaxy AI by leveraging its most versatile and flexible form factor perfectly designed to enable a range of unique mobile experiences. Whether using Galaxy Z Fold’s large screen, Galaxy Z Flip’s FlexWindow or making the most of the iconic FlexMode, Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6 will provide more opportunities to maximize AI capabilities. Built on the foundation of Samsung’s history of form factor innovation, Galaxy AI uses powerful, intelligent and durable foldable experience to accelerate a new era of communication, productivity and creativity.

“Samsung’s long history of innovation has allowed us to lead in the mobile space, creating the foldable form factor and ushering in the mobile AI era. Now, we are excited to bring these two complementary technologies together and unlock new possibilities for users around the world,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our foldables meet the unique needs of every user and now enhanced by the power of Galaxy AI, Samsung is delivering an experience like never before.”

Samsung’s continued innovation for foldables has created the slimmest and lightest Galaxy Z series ever, optimized for portability. The perfectly symmetrical design with straight edge provides an aesthetically sleek finish while a new cover screen ratio on Galaxy Z Fold6 provides a more natural bar-type viewing experience. Along with design refinements, the new Galaxy Z series is engineered to provide even more durability, offering you greater peace of mind. The dual rail hinge structure is further supported by a strengthened folding edge, better distributing the shock of external impacts. Plus, enhanced layers on the main screen help to improve the crease while maintaining strength. The latest Galaxy Z series is also equipped with enhanced Armor Aluminum2 and Corning® Gorilla®Glass Victus® 23, making this the most durable Galaxy Z series yet.

In addition to being reliable, every element of the Galaxy Z series is also powerful. Both the Galaxy Z Fold6 and Flip6 are equipped with the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy,4 the most advanced Snapdragon mobile processor yet, combining best-in-class CPU, GPU and NPU performance. The processor is optimized for AI processing and offers enhanced graphics along with improved overall performance. The upgraded cooling system maximizes performance with a larger vapor chamber on Galaxy Z Fold6 and, for the first time ever, a vapor chamber on Galaxy Z Flip.


 

June 20, 2024

Kingston celebrates its Red-Dot Award win for the XS1000 Portable SSD

Kingston recently announced the Kingston XS1000 External SSD was named a winner of the 2024 Red Dot Award: Product Design. The Red Dot Design Award, established in 1955, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious design competitions, receiving more than 20,000 annual submissions from approximately 60 countries worldwide.

The award-winning Kingston XS1000 External SSD is a convenient file backup solution to ensure your important documents, cherished memories and media files are always readily accessible. The drive is extremely compact, weighing less than 29 grams, and designed to fit in the palm of your hand, making it perfect for any on-the-go lifestyle. Don’t be fooled by its size, XS1000 offers read speeds up to 1,050MB/s1 and large capacities up to 2TB2 providing ample room for storing countless photos, videos, and files.

“We take pride in receiving the Red Dot Design Award as it highlights our commitment to sleek and portable storage solutions,” said Kingston. “We designed the XS1000 with the user in mind, offering unparalleled portability for those who value both convenience and performance.”

Kingston celebrates its Red-Dot Award win for the XS1000 Portable SSD with a special promotion running from June 25 to July 8. Customers can receive an RM15 voucher with the purchase of any XS1000 Portable SSD at selected stores. Vouchers are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out this great opportunity.


June 15, 2024

WD Unveils World’s Highest Capacity 2.5” Portable HDDs

Western Digital today is introducing a portable HDD expansion across its WD®, WD_BLACK™ and SanDisk® Professional product lineups, boasting the world’s highest storage capacity in a 2.5” portable HDD. The WD My Passport portable HDD line, WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive and SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE® ArmorATD™ will all now be available in 6TB* capacities.

“Expanding our portfolio with the world’s first 2.5” 6TB* portable hard drive is an incredible technological achievement, and it enables us to continue pushing the boundaries of what's possible,” said Nitin Kachhwaha, Director of Product Management at Western Digital. “Offering up to 6TB* in such a small form factor and accessible price point gives everyone—from students, gamers, professional videographers, and more—greater flexibility to create and keep even more of their essential content in one portable drive.”

The new, record-breaking 6TB* capacity point is now available across Western Digital's premier brands, offering a more robust, purpose-built solution for consumers, gamers and pros:

Confidently Back Up Your Next Journey with WD

With up to 6TB* capacities now available for the WD My Passport hard drive line, adventurers can store more and effortlessly backup their digital memories with peace of mind. The My Passport Ultra™ drive is a trusted, portable storage solution that is equipped with USB-C™ technology and a modern metal design. It is ready right out of the box and features a convenient, slim form factor that is easily transportable. Its password protection with 256-bit AES hardware encryption helps keep precious content safe and secure. The My Passport hard drives are available in a variety of different colors to suit any style.

The 6TB* WD My Passport Ultra and 6TB* WD My Passport Ultra for Mac both retail for $199.99 MSRP. The 6TB* WD My Passport and WD My Passport for Mac both retail for $179.99 MSRP. The 6TB* WD My Passport, Works with USB-C retails for $184.99 MSRP. All products are available now at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store.

Enhancing Your Competitive Edge in Gaming with WD_BLACK

The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive allows gamers to furnish their console or PC with performance-enhancing tools to keep up with the pace of today’s complex AAA titles. With the 6TB* capacities now available that can store up to 150 games1, the drive is built for players looking to upgrade the storage of their console or PC and enjoy gaming without having to compromise which games to delete or updates to forgo to make room for new titles.

The 6TB* WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive retails for $184.99 MSRP. The drive is available now at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store.

Get the Perfect Shot with SanDisk Professional

With SanDisk Professional’s G-DRIVE ArmorATD drive, consumers get an all-terrain drive with shock, IP54 rain and dust, and crush resistance2 to help protect valuable footage from out in the wild to back in the studio. The 6TB* SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD provides a trusted and portable way to back up photos, video footage and files wherever adventure leads.

The 6TB* SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE ArmorATD retails for $229.99 MSRP. The drive will be available by the end of this month at select Western Digital retailers, e-tailers and on the Western Digital Store.


June 12, 2024

LG Showcases AI-Enhanced B2B Digital Display Solutions at InfoComm 2024

LG Electronics is participating in InfoComm 2024, North America’s largest professional audiovisual tradeshow, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 12-14. Inside a vast, 225-square-meter exhibition booth, the company is showcasing its latest AI-enhanced digital display solutions for B2B environments, including retail, corporate and education. 

Among the highlights of LG’s InfoComm 2024 exhibit is a next-generation Micro LED display which is being unveiled to the public for the first time. Scheduled to launch by the end of this year, the newly-announced model employs AI technology to enhance picture quality and all-around performance. 

LG’s Micro LED display utilizes tiny LED chips, measuring approximately 16 micrometers wide by 27 micrometers long – to deliver high contrast, bold colors and exceptional detail. The company’s sophisticated AI technology is used to produce and precisely evaluate the chips, 25 million of which are integrated into the 136-inch model. Additionally, the display itself leverages LG’s AI processor to analyze the brightness and tone of the LED chips in real time, automatically calibrating them to achieve the best picture quality possible. 

Visitors to LG’s booth can also explore the convenience-enhancing signage display software available through LG Business Cloud, the company’s exclusive B2B online software platform. These include the LG DOOH Ads commercial display advertising solution, LG SuperSign Cloud content management solution, and the LG ConnectedCare real-time monitoring and remote-control solution. Each suite of software helps to maximize the efficient usage of LG’s commercial display solutions and expand the customer experience. 

In addition, LG is demonstrating its security system, LG Shield, at InfoComm 2024. The ideal tool for an era in which security has become more important than ever, the system is able to protect central servers, apps and operating systems from a broad spectrum of cyber threats. LG Shield has attained several international security certifications, including Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (CC EAL2) certification and the OpenChain security assurance specification (ISO/IEC 18974:2023). 

Also on show is an advanced AI advertising solution, presented by LG in collaboration with its partners, which can display ads tailored to various audiences.  

Furthermore, the LG booth features a comprehensive lineup of display solutions optimized for corporate environments. These include the LG MAGNIT, which now features a 144Hz variable refresh rate (VRR). Courtesy of this new upgrade, users can enjoy high-quality video content without the distraction of screen-tearing or stuttering. As certified by TÜV Rheinland, the LG MAGNIT delivers excellent low-grayscale performance, boasting outstanding image clarity and enabling users to see more vividly what’s happening during the darkest scenes. The display is also certified for color consistency over a wide viewing angle. 

LG MAGNIT also has earned certifications regarding product- and user-safety in the installation environment. LG’s display complies with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) regulatory standards for electromagnetic compatibility and has earned a Class-1 rating in the British Standards Institution (BSI) Surface Spread of Flame Test (BS476 Part7). It also comes with Eye Comfort certification from TÜV Rheinland for its low blue-light emissions. 

The LG MAGNIT All-in-One, a 136-inch display equipped with a built-in controller and speakers, is ideal for use in offices and conference rooms. With its sleek, user-friendly design, the display has received prestigious industrial design accolades, such as a 2024 Red Dot Design Award and a 2024 iF Design Award. 

Other impressive products presented by LG at this year’s InfoComm include 171-inch LED signage and 105-inch digital signage display featuring a 21:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for video conference calls, the super-sized screens enable users to display multiple pieces of visual information simultaneously, making it possible to share a wealth of data or video feeds from a large number of conference participants. Additional displays include LG CreateBoard, a digital whiteboard that promotes interactive learning and collaboration in both classrooms and workplaces. Google Mobile Services-certified, LG CreateBoard enables users to seamlessly integrate with the Google ecosystem by connecting their Google accounts. 

Visitors can also see LG’s solutions for the digitalized retail environment, including digital menu boards and standing displays designed for drive-through restaurants and stores. The company’s solutions provide excellent visibility outdoors thanks to their high-brightness displays, and increased durability due to the implementation of technology that protects against screen-yellowing from prolonged exposure to sunlight.  

June 5, 2024

Computex 2024: Kingston Reveals Racecar-Inspired DDR5 Memory, DDR5 CAMM2 and AI Applications

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, returns to COMPUTEX 2024 with its race-themed “Kingston: Racing Beyond Limits” showroom. Capturing the adrenaline of auto racing, where cutting-edge vehicles and skilled drivers converge, Kingston transforms its product lines into elite racers, incorporating elements from the race field, such as a racetrack and pit stop, to create a spectacle of performance, speed, and durability. Kingston debuts a diverse range of technology solutions, including the limited-edition Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 memory, new CAMM2 memory standard, and additional storage solutions. Alongside, an AI PC showcase featuring Kingston’s solutions that empower autonomous race cars, reinstating its legacy of compelling innovation.

“The transformative impact of AI and its versatile applications, extending from machine learning, cloud and edge computing to generative AI, has entirely changed the industry’s landscape and prompted a shared aspiration to unlock its full potential.” Said Kevin Wu, Sales/Marketing and Business Development Vice President of APAC region, “At COMPUTEX 2024, Kingston is proud to unveil a range of new high-performance memory and SSD products, with a race-themed showcase that underscore how Kingston products meet the escalating demands for high capacity, high performance solutions, Kingston remains dedicated to delivering best-in-class solutions, continuing to push boundaries as we ‘race beyond limits’.”

Kingston: Racing Beyond Limits Showroom Highlights

The “Kingston: Racing Beyond Limits” showroom integrates Kingston’s three key product strengths—performance, speed and durability—into an auto racing-inspired space, featuring never-before-seen products in action.

Kingston Champions: Kingston transforms its 6 product lines into a team of elite drivers using AI. Spanning gaming, content creation, enterprise, encrypted storage and more, each driver showcases distinctive strengths and Kingston’s diverse capabilities. 

 • FURY Fast Lane: Representing a racetrack experience in the field, the FURY Fast Lane unleashes turbocharged speed of the Kingston FURY range. The Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB Limited Edition and Renegade SSD power the Cooler Master Dyn X Racing Simulator, providing an immersive sensation of ultimate speed, matching the feeling of racing on a track. Just as race cars are fine-tuned to achieve peak performance, the Kingston FURY Impact DDR5 CAMM2 (Compression Attached Memory Module) debuts with a new memory module standard, offering a more compact size, lower power consumption, and increased capacity and speed. Targeting gaming laptops and mobile workstations, the new standard elevates computing experiences for users. 

Empowering AI: The “Pit Stop” is where racing cars undergo servicing and leverage gathered data to enhance their performance; drawing inspiration from this concept, Kingston sets up the “Built to Last” zone to demonstrate its AI applications. Kingston invites the NYCU Vulpes Racing Team to exhibit their autonomous race car, designed and built by the team. The car utilizes an AI PC equipped with Kingston, AMD and ASUS’ solutions. Inside the AI PC, the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 memory and the unreleased PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, codenamed Kenting Bay, fuel all stages of the race car’s development: from initial testing in simulated environments, processing and visualizing large data volumes, to making instant tuning adjustments and achieving optimal performance on the field. In addition, Kingston Server Premier DDR5 RDIMM server memory and DC600M Enterprise SSD, with high efficiency and low latency features tailored for data centers, meet the demands for storage capacity and performance from AI processing. As AI persists as a key player in the development of various industries, Kingston memory and storage solutions continue to empower and accelerate the implementation of AI-driven technologies. With every step into the future, Kingston is with you.