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Synology 2015 Conference -- Melbourne

Industry NewsWritten by Paul Moons on .

Read more: Synology 2015 Conference -- MelbourneTo a crowd of about 200 business partners and media, Synology announced its upcoming DiskStation Manager 5.1 software and two new NAS models. DSM 5.1 builds on the current version with a number of optimisations and security features as well as some brand new packages, including the collaborative NoteStation and an easy to administrate Proxy server. Also annouced was the first quad core DiskStation - The 4 bay DS415+ as well as a new single bay DS115J aimed at home surveillance market.

The DS415+ and DS115J will be available in in the coming weeks with pricing still to be confirmed.

UPS For When the Chips Are Down: Hands-On with the Socomec NETYS PR RT 1700VA

MiscellaneousWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: UPS For When the Chips Are Down: Hands-On with the Socomec NETYS PR RT 1700VAWe don't realise how much we depend on electricity until the lights go out. And if you happen to be in the middle of an urgent task that you need to finish (or save) when the electrons stop flowing in your business, you will praise the day you invested in an Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS.


Today we'll have a close look at the Socomec NETYS PR RT solution that will do more than provide backup power.

A Game of Transcodes -- Synology DS415play Reviewed

StorageWritten by Paul Moons on .

Read more: A Game of Transcodes -- Synology DS415play ReviewedWhile many still use optical media, the current trend is to ditch the discs and begin enjoying the benefits of instant access hard drive storage solutions. And if you haven't yet made the transition, Synology's DS415play with on-demand transcoding might just be the device that tips the scale.

Read on for our review of the new DS415play.

 

Dyson's Fans Just Got Cooler - All New Dyson Cool Announced

Industry NewsWritten by Paul Moons on .

Read more: Dyson's Fans Just Got Cooler - All New Dyson Cool AnnouncedDyson has just announced its new range of their iconic air multiplier fans - The new Dyson Cool. Coming in three main variants, the new fans are up to 75% quieter and 40% more energy efficient.

We're working on getting our hands on a Dyson Cool for a full review but if you can't wait until then, the AM06, AM07 and AM08 are available for purchase now at the Dyson Australia website for $449 and $649 (both AM07 and AM08) respectively.

OSOMOUNTS: A Road Trip with NFC Enabled Car Mounts

AccessoriesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

 Read more: OSOMOUNTS: A Road Trip with NFC Enabled Car Mounts

One of my favourite car mounts of late has been one with a sticky back onto which your phone can quickly be mounted. And just as quickly be taken off single-handedly, which is probably more important.


Why would I be interested in reviewing a couple of car mounts where you need two hands to dismount your phone? Only when it offers that something extra which most car mounts don't have yet: an easy NFC connection.


Let's look at two implementations of the same idea from Osomount: one is a mount you can put on a windscreen or the dash and the other one can be inserted in one of the ventilation slots.

QNAP HS-210 Silent NAS

StorageWritten by Kevin Cheng on .

Read more: QNAP HS-210 Silent NASEarly this year, QNAP launched a Network Attached Storage (NAS) specially designed for the modern digital lifestyle. With thanks to QNAP, the HS-210 has been on an extended tour of duty on the DigitalReviews test bench.

Let see what makes this NAS different.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Edition - The Best Speech Recognition Program yet?

SoftwareWritten by Martin Regtien on .

 Read more: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Edition - The Best Speech Recognition...

This is a quick review to test out the latest edition of Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition program.
Over the years we have been reviewing all the editions starting with DNS 8.
Apart from an ever increasing accuracy (how far beyond 99% can we go?) there are some major improvements in the current release that we can report on.

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