In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Synology is announcing no less than five new NAS systems ranging from a two to six bays. According to the announcement, the new NAS systems include the DS218+, DS418, DS718+, DS918+ and the DS3018xs.
Synology DS218+ and DS718+
The Synology DS218+ and DS718+ are two bay NAS systems designed for the home and business.
The Synology DS218+ is powered by an Intel Celeron J3355 dual core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM (Expandable up to 6GB) and features one Gigabit LAN port for networking.
The Synology DS718+ is powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad core processor, 2GB DDR3L RAM (Expandable up [...]
There’re no two ways about it: all PCs slow down without proper maintenance. Before you decide to recycle your machine, try following this simple guide to see if you can squeeze out an extra bit of performance.
1. Run Windows Update
Windows tries its best to let you know when new updates with crucial bug fixes and stability improvements get released. However, sometimes the updates don’t automatically apply. If you’re experiencing a slow system, it may be that you need to update your system. This is especially important for newly purchased machines.
2. Identify Rogue Programs With Task Manager
The Windows [...]
According to a new article from French publication, Canard PC, Intel is strategically looking to beat AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs with some souped up Kaby Lake CPUs of their own.
AMD has demonstrated the Ryzen CPU as a tough competitor against Intel’s i7-6900K, which apparently has gotten Intel a bit nervous about the competition. According to unnamed sources, Intel will be releasing the Core i7-7740K and the Core i5-7640K to ensure the continuation of its superiority in the desktop CPU market.
The unconfirmed specifications for the Intel Core i7-7740K include an 8MB L3 cache size and a base frequency of 4.3GHz. The base frequency is 100MHz higher [...]
Over the past few years, video surveillance has become increasingly popular in homes and businesses, and the reason for this is simple. Years ago, installing a video surveillance system typically involved hardwiring every single camera to a DVR and only those who purchased expensive higher end DVRs could then watch the footage on their laptops or smartphones. As you can imagine, this is both costly and impractical especially for an average home or small business owner.
Recently, things are much different thanks to the explosion of the IoT market as new solutions have made video surveillance affordable and easy to setup. As such, today we’ll be showing [...]
While cloud storage has become a very popular form of data storage for individuals and businesses alike, there are a few drawbacks to using the cloud.
For those who live in areas with slower internet or datacapped internet for example, cloud storage may not be an ideal solution. Aside from internet issues, data breaches, government monitoring, or simply not being allowed enough storage capacity constitute additional issues with cloud storage.
As such, there are some clear benefits when using a self hosted NAS solution and when it comes to NAS makers, few are more well known than Synology.
Today we’ll be [...]
AMD has just unveiled its “Bristol Ridge” and “Stoney Ridge” APU. As the last APUs that will be based on the 28nm node, Bristol Ridge is looking to set up the ground work for AMD’s future collaboration with OEMs and developers.
Developed using AMD’s “Excavator” cores, both Bristol Ridge and Stony Ridge focuses on improving performance in the mobile segment. Bristol Ridge consists of 35W and 15W versions of AMD FX, A12, and A10 processors while Stoney Ridge comes only in 15W versions of the A9, A6 and E2 processors.
According to AMD’s internal testing, the AMD FX-9800P outperformed the Intel Core [...]
Fallout 4; Bethesda’s highly anticipated latest installment of its post-apocalyptic, open-world franchise, has finally been released. The Fallout series has long been known to be one of the most welcoming to the PC mod development scene, and unfortunately that is because these games are often launched with bugs, performance issues, and other annoyances that are sometimes only fixed by the community. While Bethesda’s games have always been hugely popular on PC, it is no secret that they can have issues on some configurations at the time of their launch. Anyone who’s played Skyrim with an AMD processor probably knows exactly what I’m talking [...]
Earlier today Bethesda showed off the Fallout 4 PC recommended specs and they are pretty intensive, which should be a good sign. Let’s run them down, and I can give my opinion of it.
PC Systems Requirements (Requires Internet Connection and Free Steam Account to Activate)
Minimum Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent 8 GB RAM 30 GB free HDD space NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
So, first off, the choice of CPUs seems just a bit confusing, The i5 should be at least 10% better than the Phenom even with the clock disadvantage. Perhaps the game just needs a [...]
According to a recent press release, Acer recently unveiled two new 11.6″ inch notebooks today – the Aspire V 11 (Touch) and the Apire E 11, both featuring Acer’s new FlowCurve design. Acer’s new FlowCurve design is unique as it takes the rear of the notebook and curves it inside, creating a more seamless and stylish appearance while also allowing the laptop to stay comfortably cool and whisper-quiet despite being completely fanless.
The Aspire V 11 (Touch) will pack an Intel Pentium Quad Core while the Aspire E 11 comes with an Intel Celeron CPU. Both models have up to 8GB of onboard DDR3, a 1366 x 768 HD display, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, [...]
Intel appears to be preparing to launch their next generation Haswell “refresh” processors sometime in May following it up with the launch of the 9 series (Z97/H97) chipset in April.
According to Digitimes, “Intel will release about 20 new processors for its Haswell Refresh platform in the second quarter including Core i7-4790, Core i5-4690, Core i5-4590, Core i3-4360, Pentium G3450 and Celeron G1840 and low-power Core i7-4790S, Core i5-4590S and Core i3-4150T.”
It’s unknown whether the upcoming refresh processors are actually Broadwell processors or simply a new stepping of current generation Haswell CPUs. Intel’s next [...]