WD Introduces 2-Bay Prosumer Personal Cloud Storage

WD expanded its prosumer personal cloud solutions with My Cloud EX2, a high-performance two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2 and My Cloud EX4 products are designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to reliably save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data.

WD My Cloud EX2

Complete Data Control and Protection

Several data management and security features allow customers to select their preferred methods for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music and digital files. Drive management options include RAID 0, RAID 1; JBOD and spanning modes, while data protection options include RAID 1, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup. The My Cloud EX2 comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode to protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes. Customers can use their My Cloud EX2 to centralize and back up all of their computers and notebooks with WD SmartWare Pro software for PC users, and with the Apple Time Machine backup software for Mac users. Read the rest of this entry »

Made in IBM Labs: Advancing Privacy and Security in the Cloud

IBM inventors have received a patent for a breakthrough data encryption technique that is expected to further data privacy and strengthen cloud computing security.

The patented breakthrough, called “fully homomorphic encryption,” could enable deep and unrestricted analysis of encrypted information —intentionally scrambled data — without surrendering confidentiality. IBM’s solution has the potential to advance cloud computing privacy and security by enabling vendors to perform computations on client data, such as analyzing sales patterns, without exposing or revealing the original data.

IBM’s homomorphic encryption technique solves a daunting mathematical puzzle that confounded scientists since the invention of public-key encryption over 30 years ago.

Invented by IBM cryptography Researcher Craig Gentry, fully homomorphic encryption uses a mathematical object known as an “ideal lattice” that allows people to interact with encrypted data in ways previously considered impossible. The breakthrough facilitates analysis of confidential encrypted data without allowing the user to see the private data, yet it will reveal the same detailed results as if the original data was completely visible. Read the rest of this entry »

Toshiba Tecra W50: The Thinnest, Lightest Mobile Workstation Available

Toshiba announced its first mobile workstation, the Tecra W50 as part of its rollout of new business laptops. A portable powerhouse built for maximum performance, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation features a 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD display, plus unsurpassed durability and one of the thinnest, lightest designs in its class at less than six pounds.

Toshiba Tecra W50Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and NVIDIA Quadro graphics, the Tecra W50 mobile workstation is perfect for professionals who demand high-precision performance and high-end graphics for the most intensive visual and engineering tasks. The Tecra W50 includes additional benefits of enhanced security, enterprise-focused features, a built-in optical drive, along with the rock-solid durability Toshiba is renowned for. Read the rest of this entry »

Gyration Goes Retro, Re-Introduces Classic Keyboards

Gyration announced the retro re-issue of two classic wireless keyboards: the 101-key Gyration Classic Full-Size Wireless Keyboard, and the 88-key Gyration Classic Compact Wireless Keyboard. Both feature sculpted keys, tactile-response typing, dedicated multimedia and Internet browsing keys, and an extended wireless range of up to 100 feet.

Gyration Classic Wireless Keyboard

“These retro-design classic keyboards from Gyration bring back the look, feel and robust performance of keyboards typical of their era,” said John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link. “They’re rugged, accurate and powerful, with an extended range that makes them ideal for use in boardrooms, training centers, meeting halls, houses of worship and outdoor presentation applications. Read the rest of this entry »

Significant Updates to Best-selling Getac Ultra Rugged Notebook

Getac introduced the fifth generation of its best-selling B300 ultra rugged notebook with fourth generation Intel core processors, next generation graphics, the latest Wi-Fi and multi-carrier 4G LTE.

Getac B300 ultra rugged notebookThe new Getac B300 incorporates the latest fourth generation Intel Core i5-4300M (2.6GHz) or i7-4600M (2.9GHz) processors, known as the Haswell platform and designed for speed and efficiency. Both CPUs feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology clocking maximum speeds up to 3.3GHz and 3.6GHz, respectively. In addition, graphics performance has increased by 34% thanks to the new Intel HD 4600 graphics, which supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0, and features an improved decoder for 4K videos and the fast Quick Sync encoder. Read the rest of this entry »