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Synology Conference 2017 - Melbourne

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Synology Conference 2017 - MelbourneEarlier this week we attended Synology 2017 at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre. At the Conference Synology announced a number of new products and services including a 24 bay SSD NAS, an Australian advanced NAS replacement program and upcoming DSM features such as an Office Suite for Synology NAS devices and Synology’s new public cloud backup solution, Cloud Squared.

Also announced at the event was Synology’s first 12bay 3RU RS3617xs+ which is rated at over 500,000 IOPS and the upcoming RT2600ac router which we are itching to get our hands on.

Twitch TV and the Rise of Live Gaming

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Twitch TV and the Rise of Live Gaming

The emergence of Twitch TV has heralded a new step in the evolution of the gaming market, by enabling players to record live gameplay and broadcast this to a network of followers. This is part of a rapid and relentless evolution, which has seen desktop and mobile gaming thrive on innovation and overpower the once dominant console sector.


This trend is unlikely to abate any time soon, as the rigid and costly nature of console gaming continues to fail in the wake of more flexible and immersive mobile experiences. With cross-platform gaming technology also making a more diverse range of titles available on the desktop, video games are continuing to lose their market share.

 

Synology 2015 Conference -- Melbourne

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

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.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Announced

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Dyson 360 Eye Robot AnnouncedIt's been a busy week at Dyson HQ - Not content with their announcement of their new Dyson Cool fans, Dyson has finally decided to enter the "robot" vacuum segment with the Dyson 360 Eye robot.

While pricing and release date are still unknown, we hope to follow up our upcoming DC65 review with this automated sucker.

Until then, you take a look at Dyson's 360 Eye robot preview site.

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

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

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.

Clean Up with Bissell's New SpotClean

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Clean Up with Bissell's New SpotCleanFor those prone to spills and generally making a mess, Bissell has released the aptly named, SpotClean. The SpotClean is portable and uses Bissell's Heatwave Technology to maintain constant water temperature to clean up those unexpected messes.

The SpotClean is now available from major retailers for $199AUD. For more information about the SpotClean, visit Bissell's product page.

Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3 Download Now Live

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3 Download Now Live

Following last week's launch event, Synology's DSM 4.3 update has now gone live for their DiskStation and RackStation NAS devices.

You can update your DSM via the control panel in the DSM web interface or download it manually here.

And if you want to test drive the new features before upgrading, Synology has also updated their DSM Live demo to the latest version, which can be accessed here.

Interview with Synology in Taiwan

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Interview with Synology in TaiwanOne of the highlights of our visit to Computex in Taiwan this year was to get to know the people in person that we have been emailing with over the last few years. Our regular readers know that we have been reviewing quite a few NAS units from Synology, along with several other brands in the storage field. We feel that Synology is probably the strongest player in this hotly contested market because of the excellent software that accompanies their innovative hardware.

Naturally we were excited when Synology extended an invitation to visit them both at the Computex exhibition as well as in their head office. We took this opportunity to meet with key people and interview them regards their future direction, particularly as it pertains to Australia. Here are some initial reflections but most of the information we gathered will help to flesh out further reviews we will do on Synology gear in the coming year.

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