A 55” AIO by Cisco Performs at Least Three Functions for the Perfect Conferencing Experience

The Cisco Company has demonstrated a new huge all-in-one PC, called Spark Board.



This device has got a 55-inch 4K UHD touch screen, though, an optional 70” version is forthcoming. Key Spark Board specifications also include a camera, supporting 4K video, speakers, several microphones, wireless interface adapters, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports. The Cisco AIO is driven by the NVIDIA's Jetson TX1 supercomputer with 1 TFLOPS Tegra SoC.

The platform under consideration was chosen to implement benefits of Cisco Spark Board OS functions.


Mostly the novelty is intended for meetings and simultaneously operates as a screen for presentations, an interactive board for collaboration and a conferencing device.


Spark Board weighs 39.8 kg and is 814 х 1283 х 49 mm in size. It is available at the cost of $5000 plus one should pay extra $200 per month for the software.

Transcend SSD220S: Affordable TLC-Based Solid-State Drive

Transcend expands its lineup of SSDs with a new model – the SSD220S. It is based on 15-nm TLC memory chip available in 240 GB & 480 GB capacities. The model employs SATA 6 Gb/sec interface as well as DDR3 cache-memory. The drive is housed in a small-sized aluminum case (100x69.85x6.8 mm dimensions).



Transcend SSD220S boasts satisfactory Read/Write speed showings: sequential Read/Write data transfer activity – 550/450 Mb/sec, random – Read/Write data transfer activity (4K) – 80.000 IOPS. At the same time, Read/Write incompressible data transfer speed does not go beyond 330 Mb/sec. Moreover, these SSDs support all modern technologies, including Advanced Garbage Collection, SMART, TRIM, NCQ, and DevSleep.


To add, it’s always possible to upload SSD Scope software pack to further improve the performance. The drive is ready to operate in a wide range of temperatures (0-+70 degrees). The 240-gigabyte model costs 69 EUR, whereas its senior companion (480-gigabyte item) …

Gigabyte introduced a full-color «3D BIOS»

Paying tribute to fashion design that encourages the creation of color, which is smooth and simple, Gigabyte had created something called «3D BIOS», which is actually UEFI, which offers a «more intuitive» way to navigate the menu and set the motherboard settings.



New 3D BIOS allows both novice and mainstream users to get an easier way to interact with the BIOS, which will be first used on the motherboard Gigabyte X79, designed for enthusiasts and overclockers of Sandy Bridge E platform.


Fortunately, the motherboard from Gigabyte will have to double the embodiment of UEFI BIOS, which will ensure its operation both in 3D BIOS, and in extended BIOS mode. Switching between two of these modes will be performed with one mouse click.


But back to the 3D BIOS. The new development is an interface with a rotating perspective view of the motherboard, which allows users to make easy access to various components. It is implemented in such a way: the user moves the mouse over …
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