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Celebration Giveaway 17: Shozy CP & BG

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with two universal IEMs, the Shozy CP and BG. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

I didn’t expect the Bottlehead Crack DIY kit to be that popular but it was. There can only be one winner though and this week that is: Matej Striezenec from Slovakia!!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 17

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

Byton confirms M-Byte car will be available in 2019 with AI, 5G and 48-inch display

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Electric car startup Byton is back. After unveiling its M-Byte Concept vehicle back at CES in 2018, it's returned to Las Vegas, Nevada for CES 2019 with news that the M-Byte will be available before the end of 2019.

There will be two models of the all-electric M-Byte, with the entry level model offering up to 250 miles on a single charge and starting at $45,000 (around £35,000, AU$63,000). There will also be a model with a bigger battery, which will offer up to 320 miles from one charge.… Read the full article

Polk Command Bar soundbar + subwoofer REVIEW

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

At first this seemed like an odd name for a home theatre soundbar: the Polk Command Bar. What’s ‘command’ got to do with anything? But it soon became clear why it is so named. This isn’t just a soundbar to reproduce audio. You can talk to it.

For the last year or two everyone’s been talking about smart speakers — speakers to which you can give verbal commands. You tell them to do something (within their capabilities), and they go and do it.… Read the full article

Acer’s Swift 7 laptop gets somehow smaller and lighter for 2019

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Acer announced the Acer Swift 7 at CES 2019, promising an even smaller device than last year's impossibly thin laptop.

Slowing its pursuit of that 'world's thinnest laptop' title, Acer's flagship Ultrabook for 2019 is still just 9.95mm (0.39 inches) thin and weighs in at just 890 grams (1.96 pounds).

A smaller chassis allows the Acer Swift 7 to shrink the bezels even more this year around, achieving a screen-to-body ratio of 92%. The monitor itself is a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080-pixel panel with a 100% sRGB color gamut. 

The focus on crafting such a thin and light laptop hasn't come at the expense of durability, as the new Acer Swift 7 is made with magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys.… Read the full article

AMD processors are coming to a Chromebook near you

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

For the longest time, Chromebooks have included either Intel or ARM-based processors across the board. But, at CES 2019, there have been plenty of Chromebooks announced with AMD processors for the first time. 

This marks the first time AMD processors have made their way into Chromebooks, and possibly a shift away from the Intel and ARM hardware usually featured in Chrome OS devices. 

Chief among these new AMD-based Chromebooks are the HP Chromebook 14 and the Acer Chromebook 315.

HP hasn't shared pricing information for the HP Chromebook 14, but the inclusion of an AMD processor could mean a more affordable Chromebook – making it more appealing to students that don't necessarily need the fastest hardware. 

Intel has had some well-publicized problems with availability of its 14nm silicon over the last few months.… Read the full article

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors aim to take over the laptop scene

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While all eyes were trained for AMD to announced 7nm Ryzen 3rd Generation processors and Vega II graphics cards, the company has surprised us all with its new 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile CPUs.

Whereas in years past AMD would only introduce a handful of CPUs, the chipmaker now has a full product stack to power everything from gaming laptops, Ultrabooks, budget notebooks and even Chromebooks – more on this last one soon.

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: 4-cores, 8-threads, 10 GPU cores, clocked at 2.3GHz to 4.0GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: 4-cores, 8-threads, 10 GPU cores, clocked at 2.3GHz to 4.0GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H: 4-cores, 8-threads, 8 GPU cores, clocked at 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: 4-cores, 8-threads, 8 GPU cores, clocked at 2.1GHz to 3.7GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3300U: 4-cores, 4-threads, 6 GPU cores, clocked at 2.1GHz to 3.5GHz
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200U: 2-cores, 4-threads, 3 GPU cores, clocked at 2.6GHz to 3.5GHz
  • AMD Athlon 300U: 2-cores, 4-threads, 3 GPU cores, clocked at 2.4GHz to 3.3GHz

Looking at AMD’s product stack from the bottom up, you’ll find it offers quad-core chips more quickly and regularly than even Intel’s latest Whisky Lake and Amber Lake processor families.… Read the full article

HP leads 2019 monitor lineup with Quantum Dot Pavilion 27

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

At CES 2019, HP announced its 2019 monitor lineup, with the new Pavilion 27 Quantum Dot display at the forefront. 

This QHD (2,460 x 1,440) monitor will feature unique Quantum Dot technology, which uses micro-crystals to generate images, and as such, its remarkably thin, measuring just 6.5mm. And, it's not just the thickness, the Pavilion 27 Quantom Dot has an ultra-thin, three-sided micro-edge display that virtually eliminates bezels. 

All of that wouldn't mean much if the panel technology wasn't up to par, and thankfully it is.… Read the full article

Samsung wants to link phones together with magnets to make bigger screens

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Turns out there's more than one way to make a foldable phone. While we wait the official unveiling of Samsung's long-anticipated Galaxy X (or Galaxy F) handset, a new patent reveals the company's alternative plans for creating a bigger, tablet-style display – attaching two handsets together via a magnetic lock.

Spotted by LetsGoDigital, the newly published patent shows two handsets fixed together at the edges to create a bigger screen. As the phones and magnets rotate around the axis, you've effectively got a jumbo foldable phone.… Read the full article

Handel's Italian Cantatas Shine and Sigh

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

From last week’s contemporary realities, as viewed through the lens of David Chesky, we move back in time to 1707–1710, when the emotionally overwrought women, mythological subjects, shepherds, shepherdesses, and nymphs of Handel Italian Cantatas were in vogue. If those subjects strike your fancy, and/or you love baroque artistry and great singing, this new Erato recording from Emmanuelle Haïm’s Le Concert d’Astrée, French lyric coloratura soprano Sabine Devielhe, and Franco-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre belongs on your must-hear list.

The recording captures both women in delightfully fresh voice.… Read the full article

FiiO K3 Review

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

8.5Score$109.99FiiODisclaimer: The FiiO K3 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at FiiO for giving us this opportunity. To read more about FiiO products we have reviewed on Headfonics click here. Despite setting prices really low, Fiio has always offered great value in the portable audio […]

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