TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 4-Port 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with four integrated Gigabit ports, model TPL-405E.

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New media center devices such as internet televisions, media players, network video recorders, receivers, and game consoles are now network ready-respective devices are capable of connecting to and streaming HD files directly from the Internet. TRENDnet's 4-Port 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter connects up to four media center devices to the Internet simultaneously using existing electrical lines.

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External docking stations are popular because of its flexibility and compatibility. However, because it is for external use, the interface limits the transfer speed of your hard drive while only allowing one to be use at a time. In a standard computer case, there are several 5.25" bays usually reserved for your DVD ROM drive, however, will not naturally fit with your 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives without some assistance. Using the MB971SP-B DuoSwap, you will save precious desktop space by integrating both 3.5" & 2.5" slots into a single 5.25" bay. This gives you the ability to expand and easily go from your external docking station to your computer in just seconds.

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Some key features that help make using the device simple to use are: Individual LED's, power button & eject button. Because the hard drives are connected internally, you will be able to transfer your files up to SATA 6 Gb speed. You will be able to finish the job done much faster than ever before with this setup. The security of your hard drive or SSD is a non-issue as the "Eagle-Hook" mechanism switches on immediately after the 3.5" drive is inserted and locks the 3.5" hard drive in place. Having an easy way to use your hard drives as they should be used, without the worry of installing or removing makes it a must have accessory for any personal PC, Lab testing PC or HDD duplication system.

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HighPoint Technologies, Inc., the industry’s price-leader for SATA and SAS HBA and storage solutions expands its performance-leading USB 3.0 product line, launching the industry’s first Hybrid USB 3.0 HBA, the RocketU 1142A.

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Powered by 4 independent 5Gb/s USB 3.0 controllers and a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 interface, the RocketU 1142A is an ideal USB 3.0 upgrade solution for high-performance desktop and workstation PC’s.

The RocketU 1142A is the ultimate USB 3.0 upgrade for desktop and workstation PC’s. The unique hybrid port architecture features two external 5Gb/s Type-A ports, and a 10Gb/s internal expansion port that allows  to add USB 3.0 device support to the front panel of desktop and workstation chassis.

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Icy Dock is proud to introduce the MB082SP EZ-FIT PRO, the newest product in the incredibly popular SSD/HDD bracket & converter line. The EZ-FIT PRO is a full metal dual 2.5″ to 3.5″ bracket with a matte black finish, featuring a hassle free installation requiring no tools or screws required to install or change your HDD/SSD. The heavy duty solid metal construction and the simplicity of the drive installation make protecting and swapping your hard drives as easier than ever.

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Key Features:

  • EZ-Lock mechanism for tool-less drive installation
  • Heavy Duty Full metal construction with matte black finish
  • Fits 2 x 2.5″ SSD/HDD into one 3.5″ device bay
  • Compatible with SSD or hard drives up to 9.5mm height
  • Anti-Vibration design for improved reliability
  • Universally designed screw placement for maximum compatibility
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World's top 3 motherboard manufacturer, ASRock Inc., specially partners with Creative Technology Ltd, the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for the personal computer, to introduce the most trusted sound card in mobo industry - Game Blaster!

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Gamers need so much more from their rigs. ASRock Game Blaster was designed to exceed the expectations of even the most dedicated gamer. It is the first sound card coming with both Creative 7.1 CH HD Sound Core3D Audio and Broadcom Gigabit LAN in the world.

Powered by Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio and voice processor, the revolutionary Game Blaster delivers the first-class sound experience to extreme gamers! This breakthrough audio chip even brings some exciting features, allowing gamers to enjoy pure gaming audio, such as THX TruStudio PRO™ sound technologies, CrystalVoice™ and EAX 1.0 to 5.0 solid sound technologies.

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Corel today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Roxio business from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel has expanded its product portfolio to include Roxio’s broad range of digital media and security solutions, including Roxio Creator, the industry’s most popular digital media suite and Roxio Toast, the leading media conversion software on the Mac platform. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Corel now adds the Roxio product line, including the following well-known products, to its portfolio:

  • Roxio Creator – Software to enhance, preserve, capture and share your digital media
  • Roxio Toast – The ultimate multi-media toolkit for your Mac
  • Roxio Game Capture – Software and hardware solution to record your console gameplay
  • Roxio Easy VHS to DVD – Convert analog video tapes to digital video for sharing on DVD, online and mobile devices
  • Roxio CinePlayer DVD Decoder – Watch your favorite DVDs on Windows Media Player
  • Roxio BackOnTrack Suite – Complete media protection solution that automatically keeps your memories safe and protects your PC from both hardware and software disasters
  • Roxio Secure Products – Powerful encryption for optical media and USB flash drives

“We want Roxio’s customers and partners to know that these products are an important addition to our portfolio and they will have a great home with Corel,” said Shawn Cadeau, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at Corel. “We look forward to bringing together the best of what Corel and Roxio have to offer as we work to deliver even richer, more rewarding experiences to our customers.”

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Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, today announced a suite of Linksys HomePlug AV Powerline solutions that allow consumers to use their home network by using their existing home electrical wiring. The HomePlug AV Powerline standard provides speeds of up to 200 Mbps to bring streaming video, gaming, and other data-intensive applications to computers, tablets, consoles, televisions and other Ethernet-enabled devices.

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“Cisco’s Linksys products set the standard for great home networking experiences with their ease of use and outstanding performance,” said Scott Kabat, director of marketing, Cisco Home Networking business unit. “Our new Powerline products deliver on this promise. Just plug them in, and they start working.”

Powerline uses industry-standard HomePlug AV technology to turn any home wall socket into a network connection. Because no electrical reconfiguring or rewiring is necessary, networking can be delivered to remote areas of a house without expensive and inconvenient drilling and cable-laying. The compact, space-saving design of the Linksys Powerline family of products leaves room for other appliances to be plugged into the same outlet. Regular household 120-volt electrical service is unaffected by Powerline, nor will most household appliances interfere with Powerline transmissions.

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Corel today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Roxio® product line from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel will expand its product portfolio to include Roxio’s broad range of digital media and security solutions. The acquisition includes Roxio® Creator®, the industry’s most popular digital media suite and Roxio® Toast®, the leading optical burning software on the Mac® platform. The deal is expected to close in February. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

There are both technology and business advantages to this acquisition. From a technology perspective, Corel will draw upon the complementary video, photo, audio, and disc burning technologies found in both Roxio and Corel software to deliver even more capabilities to users and further enhance the customer experience offered across Corel’s product portfolio.

From a business perspective, Corel will take advantage of its well-established global infrastructure to dramatically broaden distribution of Roxio products into new international markets. Moreover, the company sees significant opportunities in combining the strengths of Corel’s and Roxio’s established retail and direct sales channels, OEM relationships, and large customer bases.

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Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today launched the Marvell® 88SE9230 6Gb/s SATA controller powered by HyperDuo™ embedded processor technology. The new Marvell 88SE9230 solution is designed to deliver twice the performance, capacity and scalability as its predecessor to unleash groundbreaking solid state drive (SSD) benefits to consumer desktop motherboards and consumer electronics products. Marvell’s HyperDuo technology enables SSD-like performance while allowing all data to be stored on traditional SATA hard disk drives (HDDs).

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Marvell’s newest advanced SATA controller lays the groundwork for the next-generation of high-end consumer applications, doubling in capacity with four ports for SSD or HDD connectivity, while two PCIe 2.0 lanes are now equipped to deliver double the PCIe bus bandwidth to accommodate multiple SATA SSDs. The 88SE9230 SATA controller uses intelligent algorithms to automatically pin hot data files and directories to up to three SATA SSDs while enabling all data to be safely stored on larger capacity SATA HDDs. The 88SE9230 is also designed to provide unparalleled security, including 128/256 bit on-the-fly AES encryption to ensure maximum data security.

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Sanho Corporation, creators of the “Hyper” Line of Apple accessories, portable power and storage products, announced today CloudFTP, a small pocket-sized portable adapter that enables the wireless transfer of movies, music, photos, documents, and other files to the iPad, iPhone, and other WiFi-enabled devices from USB storage devices (cameras, USB hard drives, flash drives, card readers, and other USB mass storage devices, etc.) without using a computer.

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Finally there’s a way to share USB files with iPads, iPhones, the Cloud and other devices that don’t have a USB connection without accessing a computer!  Small enough to bring anywhere, even in your pocket, CloudFTP is the most useful tool available for iPad and iPhone users to easily access their data on USB devices.  CloudFTP creates a WiFi hotspot to stream and transfer data from the most commonly used USB storage devices, turning these devices into a wireless file server.  CloudFTP can also automatically connect to the Internet to backup and synchronize USB data with popular online Cloud storage services, like iCloud, Dropbox and box.net, or it can join an existing WiFi network to share files with other devices on the same network. 

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