Archive for February 2013

How to turn off the new Facebook notification sound?

It seems like Facebook has started rolling out the new notification sound on the website. Don’t be shocked when you start hearing this sound.

I just got the notification sound feature turned on this morning and it is annoying. I guess most people will be annoyed by it. It is strange that Facebook still rolled out this feature despite reviewers saying that they hate it.

Luckily for everyone, turning off that annoying notification sound is easy. Just go to your Account Settings, Notifications under How You Get Notifications On Facebook section. Uncheck Play a sound when each new notification is received.

FacebookNotification

You are welcomed.

Ferrari by Logic3

Ferrari has teamed up with veteran audio-producers Logic3 to produce a new range of audio products, the Scuderia and Cavallino.

r300_black_hero

The Scuderia Collection are inspired by the aerodynamic designs of their race cars as well as the headphones their world-class pit crew uses. The quality can be instantly recognised with the machine crafted metal arms and carbon-fibre textures and finishes.

T350-hero-black

Drawing from the signature design and craftsmanship of their GT cars, the Cavallino Collection are sleek with carefully cut leather and beautifully honed surfaces. One look at the headphones in this collection and you just want to put them on because they’re so cool.

From now till 21 March 2013, Ferrari will be giving away a pair of matching earphones with every purchase of headphones from the Scuderia or Cavallino collections. Visit the website for full details.

Samsung Solid State Drives 840 and 840 PRO Series

Samsung just unveiled a new lineup of advance internal solid state drives, the Samsung SSD 840 and 840 PRO Series.

SSD Series 840 (4)

The Samsung SSD 840 and 840 PRO Series support the SATA 6.0 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) interface. The SSD 840 Series is more for general computing purposes while the advance 840 PRO Series is more for users who need more speed out of their SSD. Utilising flash memory data storage, both the SSD 840 and SSD 840 PRO Series come with an innovative MDX controller, ensuring fast performance and exceptional reliability regardless of data type. Since Samsung engineers almost all of its component in-house, they could fine-tune its hardware and software to offer outstanding reliability.

With the launch of this latest SSD Series, Samsung brings the very first 3-bit/cell consumer SSD to the market. While the 3-bit/cell MLC (Multi-Layer Cell) NAND has been around in low endurance, low performance consumer applications for years (USB flash drives, memory cards, some digital devices, etc.), this is the first time the technology has been applied to a high endurance, high performance application like SSDs.

The series also comes with a number of different business features, such as Worldwide Name (WWN), a unique identifier used in storage technologies, and an LED Indicator that makes it easy to integrate the SSD with server and storage systems. These features are coupled with an AES Encryption to facilitate the safeguarding of data against attack by encoding all information on the disk at the hardware level.

The Samsung SSD 840 and 840 PRO Series is now available at the following prices:

Samsung840Price

Happy 5th Birthday DKSG

Oh hey, I’ve been blogging on this domain for 5 years already. Happy 5th Birthday DKSG!

5thBirthday

While I was writing this blog entry, I also discovered something. I’ve crossed the 4000th blog entry mark sometime in December 2012. Wow.

Cheers to more good years.

Firmware update For the World’s First 4K DSLR, the EOS-1D C

Canon recently announced new firmware update for the world’s first 4K DSLR, EOS-1D C. The new firmware has been developed taking into account feedback from the European professional video community, and adds support for 25p recording at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.

eos1dc

Designed for the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, the EOS-1D C is the world’s first DSLR to support 4K video capture. It offers a unique, highly portable package optimised for ultra-high quality recording, delivering exceptional low light performance and film-like dynamic range from a highly-compact body that can be used in a wide-range of shooting situations.

The EOS 1D-C captures 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video using 8-bit motion JPEG compression, with the ability to simultaneously output an uncompressed Full HD (1920×1080) YCbCr 4:2:2 signal to an external recorder via its HDMI terminal. Full HD video can also be recorded direct to CF cards at frame rates of up to 1080/60p, whilst Canon Log Gamma ensures video is rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range – offering outstanding freedom for video professionals during shooting, and for colourists in post-production.

The new firmware will be available in April 2013.