GIVE YOUR GAME A BOOST

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Razer launches the latest version of Game Booster - the award-winning game optimization software

Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the beta release of Razer Game Booster, software that optimizes a user’s system settings, improving game performance and providing the ability to share favorite moments with friends. This software enhances in-game experiences that players of all skill levels—from professional to casual—will appreciate. With the click of a button, gameplay becomes faster, smoother and easier to launch. The program is the latest evolution of the CNET Editor five-star-rated IObit Game Booster software, an immensely popular precursor that has been downloaded over 100 million times.   

Razer Game Booster includes the following features:  

Game Mode

Focus in on your game by temporarily shutting down unnecessary functions and applications, concentrating all of your resources purely on gaming. Applications shut down prior to gaming are restored when user exits the game.  

Calibrate Mode

Simplify the process of setting up your PC’s performance by conveniently providing you with the option to tweak, defrag, or update any outdated drivers.  

Share Mode

A bonus feature where you can show off your skills, create tutorials, and more, with the ability to record real-time audio/video and capture screenshots.  

Razer did extensive research and testing in partnership with IObit during the development of Razer Game Booster, improving and updating features to bring about the most intuitive and powerful application possible. The software conveniently stores all games under one hub, and provides a unique boosting feature that enhances the functions of a PC for maximum game performance.  

“Razer Game Booster takes what Razer is all about and supercharges it,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president of Razer USA. “We are huge fans of IObit’s Game Booster software and we are dedicated to providing gamers with the absolute best experience possible. To that end, we are committed to everything that adds performance and fun to gaming, which includes software and the systems they run on.”  

Razer Game Booster is in internal closed beta, but fans have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive team of testers. Sign-up at www.razerzone.com/gamebooster.    

About the Razer Group:  

Razer™ is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe.  Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™    For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com/.

Synology® and Symform® Team Up to Protect Data in the Cloud

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Synology® today announced a new partnership with Symform, a revolutionary cloud storage and backup service, to provide users with an alternative way to backup data. By installing the SymformBeta package from Synology Package Center, users can receive 10 gigabytes of free storage from the Symform Cloud Storage Network, a globally distributed, peer-to-peer cloud storage network.

“Data protection is a top business concern for users who turn to Synology NAS servers for primary local backup,” said Wayne An, Product Manager of Synology Inc. “Our partnership with Symform and their distributed storage model is ideal for our community, and we believe it will bring added value to our users.”

“The cost of remote backup is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today, even though data protection is the top IT priority for most companies. As a result, we’re making it easy and free to extend critical data in NAS devices to the Symform Cloud Storage Network,” said Margaret Dawson, vice president of product management and marketing at Symform. “Synology is a great partner to team up with on this offer because they understand the importance of keeping data safe and making data backup fast, reliable and affordable.” 

With Synology NAS servers and the Symform cloud data backup, SMBs can follow data backup best practices with secure, reliable local backup combined with secondary, remote backup.

Availability

This package is available for select Synology NAS servers: DS413j, DS213, RS812RP+, RS812+, RS812, RS2212RP+, RS2212+, RS212, DS712+, DS412+, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS1812+, DS1512+, DS112+, DS112j, DS112, RS411, RS2211RP+, RS2211+, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS2411+, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS1511+, DS111, RS810RP+, RS810+, DS710+, DS410j, DS210j, DS110j, DS1010+, RS409, DS409slim, DS409, DS209, DS109

General availability with more Synology NAS servers is expected by Q4 of this year. The package can be downloaded from the Package Center of Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1.

About Symform

The Symform Cloud Storage Network is a better way to store and backup all of your data. As the world’s first distributed and crowdsourced data backup solution, Symform enables users to pay with bytes instead of bucks. Every business on the network contributes excess local drive space to the grid in exchange for secure, fast and reliable cloud data backup. Before data leaves the source device, it is encrypted and shredded, redundancy added, and then geo-distributed across the global network. With its proprietary and patented technology, Symform is building the world’s largest virtual data center using existing Internet infrastructure.  Go to www.symform.com.

Synology at a Glance

Synology is dedicated to taking full advantage of the latest technologies to bring businesses and home users reliable and affordable ways to centralize data storage, simplify data backup, share and sync files across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. Synology aims to deliver products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

RAZER ARCADE STICK ENTERS 13TH AND FINAL BETA PHASE

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200 Gamers and Modders from the Fighting Game Community to Validate v13 Prototype of Razer’s Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360

RazerTM, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced that its highly anticipated Razer Arcade Stick for Xbox 360 is now in the extended stages of beta testing.


First announced at Tokyo Game Show in 2011, the beta program now enters its second year and has spawned 13 iterations of the arcade stick. 200 gamers and modders from the fighting game community have been handpicked and equipped with the latest prototype unit, and with their feedback, will help develop the ultimate arcade stick.
This diverse pool of beta testers includes decorated pro-gamers such as Keita “Fuudo” Ai and Hiromiki “Itazan” Kumada – both Super Battle Opera, EVO and World Cyber Games veterans. Prominent modders the likes of Mike “PurpleArms” Cheng and Matthew “Gummowned” Gummo have also signed up with the beta to provide feedback to improve the arcade stick’s moddability.


The Razer Arcade Stick is a tournament-grade fighting machine built to enhance gaming performance. Premium quality Sanwa hardware—10  highly-responsive buttons and a precision eight-way joystick—allows instant and near-flawless strikes, game after game, with utmost responsiveness and reliability.   The Razer Arcade Stick was built for modders and tested by gamers - ranging from beginners to experts, with full platform accessibility for further modification of gamer preferences inside the unit. Users may also interchange the top panel with new designs showcasing favorite games, as well as switch the joystick and buttons to suit specific playing styles. An optional bat top joystick, two extra buttons, and a Phillips/flat-head screwdriver will be included to aid with compulsions to customize the Razer Arcade Stick.  

The internal compartment of the Razer Arcade Stick has slots to store the detachable cable, as well as the extra components, so gamers are able bring everything they need for the controller on-the-go.   “Years of collective experience from pro-gamers and the Razer community are about to culminate in the development of the Razer Arcade Stick, the ultimate arcade stick for the Xbox 360,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president of Razer USA. “Engineered and refined to perfection with the help of the Razer community, the arcade stick stands out above the competition; it’s truly for gamers by gamers. We are now in the extended stages of beta testing, and I am extremely excited about the feedback and what will become the final product.”   Find out more and leave feedback about the Razer Arcade Stick over at www.razerzone.com/bredtofight.    

Product Features: 

  • 10 tournament-grade Sanwa buttons
  • Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball and bat tops
  • Interchangeable top plate allows for custom artwork finishes
  • Fully-accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
  • Honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
  • Storage compartment for alternative bat top joystick
  • 13 ft. /4 m detachable type-B USB cable
  • Phillips/flat-head screwdriver included for modding
  • 2.5mm audio jack for headset use (Xbox 360)

About the Razer Group:  

Razer™ is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe.  Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers™.   Learn more at www.razerzone.comA