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SanDisk X300 SSD for Corporate Environments
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SanDisk X300 SSD for Corporate EnvironmentsSanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of the SanDisk® X300 SSD. The SanDisk X300 SSD leverages the latest advancements in X3 technology to deliver a great user experience with high-performance, while utilizing robust error-correction to increase reliability and provide peace of mind for today’s CIOs. SanDisk’s new client SSD also includes an improved SSD Dashboard, which provides visibility into the drive’s performance, security, and available firmware updates, in order to maintain peak performance at all times—an important feature for today’s mobile workforce.

“The SanDisk X300 SSD is our first X-series drive to incorporate the use of our nCache 2.0 tiered caching architecture and X3, three bit-per-cell technology, to deliver a highly optimized and reliable solution for both CIOs and their employees,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager, client storage solutions at SanDisk. “This mainstream corporate drive not only provides the reliability and performance companies need today, but also helps CIOs reduce total cost of ownership and shorten the time to return on investment...”

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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD for Mac and PC
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD for Mac and PCBelkin® has introduced the Thunderbolt™ 2 Express Dock HD with cable, a powerful docking solution for both Mac and PC computers. Equipped with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, it allows users to take full advantage of Thunderbolt 2 technology’s high-speed 20Gbps bandwidth, and provides reliable transfers between laptops and up to eight other devices using one single Thunderbolt cable.

Designed for PC and Mac, Ultrabook, laptop and desktop users, the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD helps increase productivity, portability and connectivity. With eight ports including support for HDMI®, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, audio and Thunderbolt 2, the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD supports up to eight devices connected directly to the dock, with support for up to four additional (five total) Thunderbolt devices through a daisy-chain setup. Display the clearest picture through either the HDMI or Thunderbolt 2 port at a resolution of up to 4K. The USB 3.0 ports open the ability to...

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SharePoint 2013 Field Guide
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SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice from the Consulting TrenchesSams has published SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice from the Consulting Trenches. Covers SharePoint 2013, Office 365’s SharePoint Online, and Other Office 365 Components.

In SharePoint 2013 Field Guide, top consultant Errin O’Connor and the team from EPC Group bring together best practices and proven strategies drawn from hundreds of successful SharePoint and Office 365 engagements. Reflecting this unsurpassed experience, they guide you through deployments of every type, including the latest considerations around private, public, and hybrid cloud implementations, from ECM to business intelligence (BI), as well as custom development and identity management. O’Connor reveals how world-class consultants approach, plan, implement, and deploy SharePoint 2013 and Office 365’s SharePoint Online to maximize both short- and long-term value. He covers...

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Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look
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Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All TimeFocal Press has published Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time.

Vintage Game Consoles tells the story of the most influential videogame platforms of all time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and many more. It uncovers the details behind the consoles, computers, handhelds, and arcade machines that made videogames possible. Drawing on extensive research and the authors’ own lifelong experience with videogames, Vintage Game Consoles explores each system’s development, history, fan community, its most important games, and information for collectors and emulation enthusiasts. It also features...

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Video Game
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Video GameWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions announce that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is available now in stores throughout the US and Canada, on digital console in the Americas, and on Steam worldwide. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a third-person, open world action game that introduces players to the next epic saga of Middle-earth as they embark on a dark journey through Mordor, set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Featuring the innovative Nemesis System, the game is available at retailers and via digital download for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft for the suggested retail pricing of $59.99 and on Windows PC for $49.99.

In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor players become Talion, a Gondorian Ranger of the Black Gate who is slain alongside his family on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Blu-ray, DVD, and DigitalThe “super fun” (Topher Gauk-Roger, CNN), visually-stunning and riotously entertaining blockbuster TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES bursts onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD and VOD December 16, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD November 25.

In this eye-popping reimagining of the legendary heroes in a half shell, New York is under attack by the sinister Shredder, but fearless leader Leonardo, brilliant and brainy Donatello, rough and rebellious Raphael and wild and crazy Michelangelo take to the streets to defend their home with the help of intrepid reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and their brilliant sensei, Splinter. Packed with jaw-dropping action and special effects and loaded with the franchise’s signature humor, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is “fun for the whole family” (Joel Amos, Movie Fanatic). The film also stars Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg, and William Fichtner and features Johnny Knoxville as the voice of Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub as the voice of Splinter...

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Magic In The Moonlight on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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Magic In The Moonlight on Blu-ray, DVD, and DigitalLove is written in the stars, and the events are indeed magical in Sony Pictures Classics’ romantic comedy MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, available Dec. 2 on Digital HD, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD Dec. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Woody Allen, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is set in the 1920s against the beautiful and opulent Cote d’Azur in the south of France, starring Colin Firth as an Englishman and master magician who helps expose a swindler, played by Emma Stone.

Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers called the film "The summer’s most beguiling romantic comedy. Colin Firth and Emma Stone make a magnetic pair of opposites. Emma Stone lights up the screen. Colin Firth is wonderfully appealing. The actors are a pleasure to be around." Additionally, The New York Observer’s Rex Reed considered it “A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema.” The strong ensemble cast also includes Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney and Jacki Weaver...

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JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform
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JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans PlatformAddison-Wesley Professional has published JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform. JavaFX is a state-of-the-art graphics toolkit that is now built into Java and can be easily integrated with the NetBeans Platform. With JavaFX, you can create advanced user interfaces, manipulate media, generate graphical effects and animations, and much more. The NetBeans Platform provides a framework for building robust, modular applications with long life expectancies. Together, JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform provide the basis for creating visually appealing, industrial-strength applications.

Focusing on JavaFX as the front end for rich client applications, this guide’s examples cover JavaFX 8 with the NetBeans Platform, NetBeans IDE, and Java 8. Gail and Paul Anderson fully explain JavaFX and its relationship with the NetBeans Platform architecture, and systematically show Java developers how to use them together effectively. Each concept and technique is supported by clearly written code examples...

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Management and the Arts, 5th Edition
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Management and the Arts, 5th EditionFocal Press has published Management and the Arts, 5th Edition. The fifth edition of Management and the Arts provides you with theory and practical applications from all arts management perspectives including planning, marketing, finance, economics, organization, staffing, and group dynamics.

Regardless of whether you are a manager in a theatre, museum, dance company, or opera, you will gain useful insights into strategic planning, organization, and integrated management theories. Case studies, statistics, and real-world examples will allow you get a handle on all aspects of arts managements, from budgeting and fundraising, to e-marketing and social networking, to working effectively with boards and staff members...

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The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 2nd Edition
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The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 2nd EditionQue has published The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 2nd Edition. Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS!

Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft! Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know… teach you enchantments of unimaginable power… help you survive where few dare to go… help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft!...

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The Art Direction Handbook for Film and Television, 2nd Edition
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The Art Direction Handbook for Film and Television, 2nd EditionFocal Press has published The Art Direction Handbook for Film & Television, 2nd Edition. In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design. This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, supervising scenery construction, and surviving production.

Beyond that, there is an emphasis on not just how to do the job, but how to succeed and secure other jobs. Rounding out the text is an extensive collection of useful forms and checklists, as well as interviews with prominent art directors...

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Nutri Ninja - Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQTM
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Nutri Ninja - Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQTMNutrient extraction, blending, and meal making will never be the same now that the groundbreaking Nutri Ninja® | Ninja® Blender System with Auto-iQTM Technology is on the market. From innovative housewares developer Euro-Pro ®, Ninja’s latest product uses patent-pending intelligent programs that, at the press of a button, deliver consistent, delicious, results every time. The Nutri Ninja® | Ninja® Blender System features Nutri Ninja® cups, a blender pitcher, and a food processor bowl for a versatile appliance that helps you adopt a healthier lifestyle.

The Nutri Ninja® | Ninja® Blender System offers five Auto-iQTM programs, each optimized to individual needs, such as nutrient extractions, chopping vegetables, making sauces or dips, or blending resort-quality frozen drinks. The smart technology behind the programs contains cycles of unique, timed pulsing, blending, and resting patterns that allow ingredients to fall closer to the blades to enable smoother results...

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Norton Security for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS
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Norton Security for PC, Mac, Android, and iOSIn a move to streamline nine core offerings into one flagship subscription service, Symantec has announced the availability of Norton Security. The new service is an advanced, multi-layered protection solution that helps shield consumers from sophisticated and evolving threats across all platforms. Norton Security is also available with an integrated backup capability to help ensure photos, address books and important files don’t get lost.

“Security is deeply personal. Every day we see examples of private information being exposed or exploited,” said Fran Rosch, executive vice president, Norton Business Unit, Symantec. “We want to give people confidence whether they’re sharing photos or shopping from a smartphone that Norton Security is working behind the scenes to keep their information protected...”

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Polymer Science and Technology, 3rd Edition
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Polymer Science and Technology, 3rd EditionPrentice Hall has published Polymer Science and Technology, 3rd Edition. The Definitive Guide to Polymer Principles, Properties, Synthesis, Applications, and Simulations. Now fully revised, Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition, systematically reviews the field’s current state and emerging advances. Leading polymer specialist Joel R. Fried offers modern coverage of both processing principles and applications in multiple industries, including medicine, biotechnology, chemicals, and electronics.

This edition’s new and expanded coverage ranges from advanced synthesis to the latest drug delivery applications. New topics include controlled radical polymerization, click chemistry, green chemistry, block copolymers, nanofillers, electrospinning, and more...

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Photoshop CC: Essential Skills
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Photoshop CC: Essential Skills: A guide to creative image editingFocal Press has published Photoshop CC: Essential Skills: A guide to creative image editing. New to Photoshop? Looking to unlock the impressive power of Photoshop CC? Want to master image editing techniques and achieve professional-level results?

Then Photoshop CC: Essential Skills is the resource you need. This book and companion website’s proven combination of real world image editing examples, step-by-step projects, and professional advice from two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors delivers an essential learning experience for beginner to intermediate Photoshop users. This self-study guide to Photoshop CC covers the foundational skills for photographers and image editors to get started before moving onto more advanced image editing and photomontage techniques...

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