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Picture Sunday – Shozy & AAW Pola

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at the Pola, the Electrostat Hybrid universal IEM created by Shozy and AAW who have again teamed up for this.

Disclaimer: This post is part of our Picture Sunday series, you can find all of the previous ones here.

“Pola”, you say? “What on earth are you talking about now?” Well, let me help you. Pola is the newest creation from Shozy and AAW, and they have teamed up to develop the world’s first Electrostatic Hybrid IEM, with an internal amplifier and interchangeable cable system.… Read the full article

AMD Vega II release date, news and rumors

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It was a fairly quiet year for AMD’s graphics department in 2018, but now that AMD has announced the Radeon VII graphics card for gaming, 2019 is the year of the 7nm GPU. 

The wait for a new AMD graphics card has been long and arduous, but the Radeon VII may put AMD back on the map. Thanks to the new 7nm GPU architecture, AMD was able to pack its newest graphics card with more transistors than ever before, without increasing the power draw. 

Priced at the same point as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, while potentially delivering comparable performance – albeit without Nvidia Turing’s ray tracing or DLSS features – 2019 is going to be an exciting year for the best graphics cards.… Read the full article

Audio News: Acapella Audio Arts speakers

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Audio news, Dagogo|Tags: |

San Francisco Bay Area dealership Audio Federations first encountered the Acapella Audio Arts spherical horn, ion plasma tweeter speaker system at CES 2002, before becoming its first U.S. dealer shortly afterwards and now its U.S. Importer. Bay area audiophiles and music lovers were able to experience the speakers at 2017 and 2018 California Audio Shows.

Founded over 40 years ago in Duisburg, Germany by Hermann Winters and Alfred Rudolph, Acapella today offers thirteen complete speaker systems listed below, ranging from the $20,500 per pair High Fidelio 2 MK III to the $362,000 per pair Sphaeron Excalibur.

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One-time Opportunity Sale Of Museum Edition Klipschorn AK6-ME

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , , |

My wife and I are trustees of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Of Audio History so it is a cause very close to us. They are offering the very first pair of museum edition Klipschorns. These are very special as the veneer is unique and it incorporates the latest Klipschorn updates. All proceeds go to the Klipsch Heritage Museum Of Audio History.

AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation release date, news and rumors

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

AMD changed the world with its first Ryzen processors and impressed us even more with its sophomore release of CPUs. But, Ryzen 3rd Generation (aka Ryzen 3000) will introduce its first 7nm mainstream processors and even more profound change. 

Considering Intel’s well-documented struggles to introduce 10nm Cannon Lake chips, AMD has swooped in and upstaged its rival completely even before it had a chance to launch Sunny Cove, while also introducing some of the most impressive CPUs ever created.

Cut to the chase

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We’re at CES 2019, bringing you the latest tech news, launches and insights

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The sun is out (still pretty cloudy though…), the arrivals hall at McCarren International Airport is filled with a buzz of excitement and there's a lanyard hanging round our neck. It can mean only one thing… it's time for CES 2019!

CES 2019 is the world's biggest tech show, and we're reporting live from Las Vegas for the next week to bring you all the latest news, launches, insight, analysis and exciting developments in the world of technology.

We'll be getting hands on with all the hottest gear, speaking to the people who matter from the biggest companies around, and unearthing the weirdest, wackiest and potentially game-changing under-the-radar tech the show's vast halls have to offer.… Read the full article

Watch out for this genuine-looking Apple Support scam

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

As users get wiser to phishing scams, so the scammers are producing cons that are ever more complex – like the very genuine-looking Apple Support scam that's doing the rounds, as reported by security expert Brian Krebs.

What happens is you get an automated call that appears to come from Apple itself: the logo, the address, and the phone number all appear to check out. The call warns about a data breach at the company and then asks users to get in touch – via a different number – to protect their Apple IDs before doing anything else.… Read the full article

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite tipped to pack a premium processor chip

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We're expecting the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones to arrive at the end of February at the MWC industry event in Barcelona, and if rumors are to be believed, there are three different models on the way. New leaks over the weekend suggest the entry-level S10 Lite is still going to pack quite a punch.

According to seasoned tipster Ice Universe, who has a respectable record when it comes to revealing smartphone specs ahead of time, the S10 Lite will feature the same Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor as the more expensive models.… Read the full article

Best Wear OS watch faces 2019: great looks for your smartwatch

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Wear OS watches tend to feel quite similar. Unlike Android phones, they don’t have radically different interfaces that give models different personalities.

This makes the watch face you choose all the more important. It’s the root of your watch’s character. You’ll find thousands of watch faces on Google Play, but thanks to its limited discovery features, finding the gems can be awkward and time consuming.

That’s why we’re here to help, with a rundown of some of our favorites, all of which you’ll find below, along with links to their store page.… Read the full article

Can anybody compete with Vodafone’s cheap fibre broadband deals?

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Broadband can be a pretty competitive market, each supplier undercutting the other to get the title of best fibre broadband deal. But Vodafone has been holding on as one of our favourites recently offering fibre for an incredibly cheap price but the question probably on your mind is can any other broadband deal compete?

The deals in reference are Vodafone's Superfast 1 and 2 packages which have received big price cuts recently knocking them down to some seriously cheap prices. The standout deal for us is Vodafone's Superfast 1 package which you can now get for £20 a month.… Read the full article