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Letters to the editor: Konto, Lindemann, Dynaudio & more

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A new year brings a fresh batch of ‘givers’ to the yard. A robust ‘thank you’ goes out to all who choose to share their findings with us.


Ryan K. writes:

Just wanted to say thank you for your approach to reviewing, as you’ve become my first in line, go-to guy when I inevitably begin my daily music & audio obsession.

Also wanted to thank you for your coverage on Raspberry Pi/DigiOne/Allo etc. as it pushed me to finally get a USBridge to replace my laptop as my streaming source via Roon.… Read the full article

Meet Nikon’s new travel camera, the Coolpix A1000

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After all the excitement over its new full-frame mirrorless cameras, Nikon has turned its attention to more wallet-friendly compacts with the launch of the Coolpix A1000.

Billed as a "stylish compact digital camera", the new Coolpix A1000 will appeal to those looking for a travel camera thanks to its 35x optical zoom, with a range from 24-840mm. This zoom coverage outdoes the likes of its nearest rivals, the Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (TZ90 outside the US) and Sony Cyber-shot HX99, which both feature 24-720mm zoom lenses. 

The long zoom means the Coolpix A1000 doesn't feature a larger 1.0-inch sensor as seen in the likes of the Panasonic Lumix ZS100; instead it's equipped with a more traditional 1/2.3-inch sensor with a resolution of 16MP.… Read the full article

Meet Nikon’s new travel camera, the Coolpix A1000

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After all the excitement over its new full-frame mirrorless cameras, Nikon has turned its attention to more wallet-friendly compacts with the launch of the Coolpix A1000.

Billed as a "stylish compact digital camera", the new Coolpix A1000 will appeal to those looking for a travel camera thanks to its 35x optical zoom, with a range from 24-840mm. This zoom coverage outdoes the likes of its nearest rivals, the Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (TZ90 outside the US) and Sony Cyber-shot HX99, which both feature 24-720mm zoom lenses. 

The long zoom means the Coolpix A1000 doesn't feature a larger 1.0-inch sensor as seen in the likes of the Panasonic Lumix ZS100; instead it's equipped with a more traditional 1/2.3-inch sensor with a resolution of 16MP.… Read the full article

Spotify for Android gets new Car View mode for safer driving

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Spotify has added a new mode called Car View to its Android app, which is intended to make it easier to enjoy your favorite tunes while you're driving. Android Police reported that the feature was undergoing internal testing in July 2018, but an updated version only just begun rolling out to users' phones.

The new mode features a simplified interface with fewer options and larger buttons that are easier to tap so you'll be less likely to become distracted from the road ahead.… Read the full article

Spotify for Android gets new Car View mode for safer driving

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Spotify has added a new mode called Car View to its Android app, which is intended to make it easier to enjoy your favorite tunes while you're driving. Android Police reported that the feature was undergoing internal testing in July 2018, but an updated version only just begun rolling out to users' phones.

The new mode features a simplified interface with fewer options and larger buttons that are easier to tap so you'll be less likely to become distracted from the road ahead.… Read the full article

You can buy this 65-inch smart 4K TV by Shinco at Rs 49,990 till January 23

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Shinco India is gearing up to launch its 65-inch 4K Smart TV in India on 19th January. Priced at Rs 49,990 upon launch on Amazon until 23rd January (after which the price will be hiked to Rs 59,990), this might well be the cheapest 4K Ultra HD smart TV in India when it launches.

Other smart TVs from well-known brands like the Sony Bravia 163.9 cm (65 Inches) 4K UHD LED Smart TV KD-65X7500F (2018), or the Samsung 163 cm (65 Inches) Series 7 4K UHD LED Smart TV UA65NU7100K (2018), are priced at Rs 1,59,990 and Rs 1,40,000 respectively.… Read the full article

You can buy this 65-inch smart 4K TV by Shinco at Rs 49,990 till January 23

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Shinco India is gearing up to launch its 65-inch 4K Smart TV in India on 19th January. Priced at Rs 49,990 upon launch on Amazon until 23rd January (after which the price will be hiked to Rs 59,990), this might well be the cheapest 4K Ultra HD smart TV in India when it launches.

Other smart TVs from well-known brands like the Sony Bravia 163.9 cm (65 Inches) 4K UHD LED Smart TV KD-65X7500F (2018), or the Samsung 163 cm (65 Inches) Series 7 4K UHD LED Smart TV UA65NU7100K (2018), are priced at Rs 1,59,990 and Rs 1,40,000 respectively.… Read the full article

Tinder and Spotify team up to test sending song clips to matches

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

With 57 million users around the globe, Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps in the world – and now, it looks like its teaming up with the largest music streaming platform, Spotify, to allow users to communicate via the language of music. 

The dating app confirmed to TechCrunch that its testing a new feature on iOS and web, that allows its users to share Spotify clips within chats. 

It looks like the clips you can send are only 30 seconds long, but that could be plenty of time to communicate your feelings – if you choose the right song, that is. 

It's a match

Screenshots taken by the blog MSPowerUser show that you'll now find a green music note icon at the bottom of your Tinder chats.… Read the full article

Wear OS 2.3 update may be ready for your smartwatch now

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While you may still be waiting for Wear OS 2.2 to hit your smartwatch, some devices are now receiving Wear OS 2.3 from today.

Reports of the latest software hitting the TicWatch S, Fossil Sport and Montblanc Summit 2 are surfacing on Reddit. We've yet to be able to get the update ourselves on a watch.

The change log for the new software is limited to just changes in the Home app on your watch. The design is getting some tweaks, plus Google Assistant integration and health coaching are set to get improvements too.… Read the full article

What are the limits for satellite connectivity?

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Satellite broadband has an image problem. Although no other technology can match it for coverage, satellite is perceived by many to be slow, expensive and unresponsive.

But proponents believe that its unparalleled reach combined with a new wave of satellites designed for Internet rather than broadcasting will make it the ideal technology to connect the “next billion” in areas where fixed and mobile coverage is inadequate.

Over the past few years, ViaSat has launched several new satellites that have greatly increased capacity and are capable of delivering speeds of 100Mbps.… Read the full article