Acer Chromebook Spin 15

The first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display

KIngston announced the UV500 SSD Line

3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption

Logitech® G PRO Gaming Headset

For professional and competitive gamers

Transcend 500S and 300S series of SD and microSD cards

For the storage needs of today’s users

Kingston Reveals its first wireless headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset

March 30, 2024

LG CineBeam Q Brings a 4K Cinematic Experience and Aesthetic Design to the Global Market

LG Electronics (LG) is set for the global launch of the LG CineBeam Q (model HU710PB). The LG CineBeam Q will be available for pre-orders from March 18 with exclusive benefits.1 The global release will begin in South Korea this month and will roll out in other markets, including US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, UK, several countries in Asia and the Gulf region from April. Furthermore, the innovative projector aims for further expansion into additional countries.

Unveiled at CES 2024, the LG CineBeam Q projector is designed to complement users’ lifestyles, offering maximum portability with its compact design featuring a 360-degree rotatable handle. Intended for seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor settings, the CineBeam Q caters to users seeking elevated entertainment experiences free from constraints of location.2

The LG CineBeam Q provides flexibility for effortless content consumption anytime, anywhere.2 Whether used as an educational aid for families or a movie screen for social gatherings, the versatile lifestyle companion integrates into any room or outdoor area. When not in use, the CineBeam Q projector acts as a chic interior accessory, complementing any space with its minimal design. Additionally, users can activate the Light Drawing function to enhance the ambiance of a space with captivating digital images. This image-mapping feature projects images onto the wall, elevating the room with tranquil mood lighting.

Extending beyond its portable design, the CineBeam Q refuses to compromise outstanding picture quality, projecting stunning 4K UHD resolution images up to 120 inches and delivering vibrant, vivid pictures with a remarkable 450,000:1 contrast ratio and 154 percent coverage (overall) of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

The CineBeam Q projector boasts versatile and convenient features that effectively solve portability issues associated with conventional projectors, which can be a hassle to set up and move around. Equipped with Auto Screen Adjustment, the auto-focus feature optimizes image placement and size, creating an immersive viewing experience in any space, while eliminating the inconvenience of the setup process.3 Further enhanced by the intuitive LG webOS platform, viewers can watch all their favorite shows with seamless access4 to popular streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and YouTube.5 Additionally, it allows users to effortlessly share content from their smart devices via AirPlay 2 and Miracast.6

March 27, 2024

Join Kingston Technology on an Epic Ghostbusting Adventure in Cinemas

Continuing its legacy of connecting people to fun, adventure and memories, Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has teamed up with Sony Pictures for the much-anticipated film Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. In celebration of the film’s release in cinemas April 11, 2024, Kingston invites everyone to embark on various Ghostbusting missions for a chance to win exclusive co-branded swag, movie tickets, and more! 

“Kingston has always been at the forefront of bringing products and experiences alive, taking our users on a journey full of adventures.” said Kevin Wu, Sales, Marketing and Business Development Vice-President, APAC, Kingston. “Ghostbusters, being one of the most iconic franchises that brings a nostalgic charm with its fun-filled supernatural adventure, we are thrilled to go on this journey with the Ghostbusters and bring exciting offers to our customers.”

Promotions will activate across a wide range of touchpoints from March 26, 2024 to May 10, 2024. For purchase of any Kingston products, customers will have a chance to win various prizes, including a free PlayStation 5 console and Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed game disk. Also, customers will get an exclusive Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire mouse pad with any purchase of the designated Kingston products1. Additionally, from now until April 19, 2024, customers can enter a lucky draw event on Kingston’s official Facebook page2 for a chance to win Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire movie tickets, official Ghostbusters merchandises and more. Giveaways are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss out this great opportunity.

ASUS Announces NUC 14 Pro mini PC

ASUS today announced the official release of ASUS NUC 14 Pro, one of several mini PCs unveiled at CES 2024. ASUS NUC 14 Pro delivers best-in-class performance thanks to its Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 or 5 processor powered by three AI engines ― a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), a Neural Processing Unit (NPU), and a Central Processing Unit (CPU). Offering high throughput, low power consumption, and fast response, ASUS NUC 14 Pro delivers robust computing capabilities. It also features WiFi sensing for intelligent energy efficiency, along with exceptional security, manageability and stability enabled by Intel vPro® Enterprise.

Featuring a 4 x 4 matte black textured chassis constructed of recycled plastic, a replaceable lid, and a VESA mounting plate, this ultra-small-form-factor (uSFF) desktop PC integrates into any workspace, offering maximum functionality without compromising style. Each device comes individually packaged and includes a three-year limited warranty.

Toolless access means there are no screws to contend with when upgrading storage drives, making system integration a breeze. ASUS NUC 14 Pro also delivers improved dongle-free Bluetooth® experiences, offering reliable, easy, responsive connections to compatible keyboards, mice, speakers, and headsets.

ASUS NUC 14 Pro is available in tall and slim form factors. Users can choose to purchase only the board for upgrading existing systems, opt for a kit that supports Windows 11, or opt for a complete mini PC with the Windows 11 operating system.

March 19, 2024

Innodisk Showcases Edge AI Integration at NVIDIA GTC

Innodisk, a premier global provider of AI solutions, is showcasing its expertise in edge AI integration at NVIDIA GTC in San Jose, USA. With a focus on customizable AI solutions scalable across various industries, Innodisk actively shares its research and practical implementation of edge AI worldwide, spotlighting how its camera modules seamlessly integrate with NVIDIA’s specialized AI visual technology.

Advancing Smart Factory Solutions

At GTC, Innodisk presents smart manufacturing solutions powered by NVIDIA Metropolis for Factories technology, featuring AOI defect detection. Highlighting the EV2U-SGR1 low-light USB camera module's capability to enhance smart factory efficiency by overcoming dim lighting constraints, the demonstration underscores its unique lens specifications and customized 3A functions (auto-focus, auto-exposure, auto-white balance). These features ensure clear product detail capture and precise quality inspection, even in low-light conditions typical of manufacturing environments. Moreover, its application extends to safety and security, enabling comprehensive and accurate factory monitoring for enhanced safety.

Randy Chien, Chairman of Innodisk, explained, "The AI tools and frameworks from NVIDIA drive innovation, complemented by Innodisk's customer-focused approach and deep integration experience, transforming AI into practical solutions. This customer-centric approach is key to bridging advanced AI technology with real-world industry solutions."

The AI applications showcased by Innodisk at GTC utilize key development tools from the NVIDIA AI Enterprise, an end-to-end, cloud-native software platform. This includes the NVIDIA TAO Toolkit for model training, the NVIDIA Triton Inference Server for model deployment and management, and the DeepStream SDK for AI inference, all packaged as microservices controlled by intuitive REST-APIs. NVIDIA AI Enterprise accelerates data science pipelines and streamlines the development and deployment of production-grade AI applications. This strategic adoption facilitated significant savings in validation and enabled highly flexible end-to-end customization services.

In response to the growing demand for edge AI hardware, Innodisk is presenting industrial-grade SSDs, memory products, and expansion modules at GTC. Emphasizing the durability and adaptability of its products, essential for maintaining edge AI system operations, Innodisk integrates Aetina’s AI equipment and leverages group resource integration to empower customers' AI applications to meet diverse industry demands.

March 8, 2024

Western Digital Announces Update on Company Separation

Western Digital provided an update on its previously announced plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. On track for the second half of calendar year 2024, significant progress towards the completion of the separation is underway with key transactional projects including global legal entity establishment, customer and supplier contract transfers, final stage preparation for government filings, and initial executive leadership appointments for both HDD and Flash companies post-separation.

Announced on October 30, 2023, Western Digital plans to separate its HDD and Flash businesses, creating two independent, public companies with market-specific, strategic focus. The company’s separation will better position each franchise to execute innovative technology and product development, capitalize on unique growth opportunities, extend respective market leadership positions, and operate more efficiently with distinct capital structures.

Implementing a standalone separation strategy is advantageous in creating shareholder value and driving long-term success for its businesses. Over the past several years, the company has laid important groundwork by building market-leading portfolios, enhancing the operational efficiency of each business, including the creation of separate Flash and HDD product business units and separating operational capabilities. Today, each business is solidly positioned to succeed on its own with strong product portfolio, operational and financial leadership in place.

In the current phase of its separation process, the company is making significant progress in a broad scope of projects critical to completing the transaction as scheduled. Currently, Western Digital’s separation teams are establishing legal entities in the 18 countries where operations are located, preparing independent company financial models, finishing final preparations for SEC and IRS filings, conducting a contract assignment process for global customers and suppliers, and designing company-wide organizational structures for both companies.

“Today’s announcement highlights the important steps we’re making towards the completion of an extremely complex transaction that incorporates over a dozen countries and spans data storage technology brands for consumers to professional content creators to the world’s leading device OEMs and the largest cloud providers,” said David Goeckeler, CEO of Western Digital. “I’m pleased with the exceptional work the separation teams have done so far in creating a spin-ready foundation that will ensure a successful transition to independent, market-leading companies for our Flash and HDD businesses.”

Establishing the executive leadership team for the Flash spinoff company also is progressing with Goeckeler today appointed CEO Designate.

“While both Western Digital’s businesses will have the strategic focus and resources to pursue exciting opportunities in their respective markets once the separation is complete, the Flash business offers exciting possibilities with market growth potential and the emerging development of disruptive, new memory technologies. I am definitely looking forward to what’s next for the spinoff team,” added Goeckeler.

Irving Tan, currently Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Western Digital, will step into the CEO role for the remaining standalone HDD company to continue operating as Western Digital.

“Since joining Western Digital two years ago, Irving has made a tremendous impact on the transformation of our global operations organization and plays an integral role in running our HDD business,” said Goeckeler. “He leads with global perspectives, diverse insights and deep industry expertise and I have full confidence in him as Western Digital’s chief executive when the separation is completed.”

The executive appointments announced today are subject to – and will be effective upon – completion of the planned separation following the satisfaction of customary conditions. Additional executive leaders for both companies will be named at a later date as appointments are determined. Western Digital will continue to provide updates throughout the separation process as key projects progress.