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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is officially coming to PC

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The rumors were true: Microsoft is indeed bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC, through both Steam and the company's online store. 

The news was announced via a post on the Xbox Wire, which included the news that Halo: Reach will also be joining the collection.

Unfortunately, however, you won't be able to play all the games included in the collection all at once: each will be updated for modern graphics and re-released in chronological order over an unspecified span, so it's unclear when owners will play the final game in the bundle, Halo 4.… Read the full article

Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 networked turntable REVIEW

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, roll up roll up, come see this freak of the hi-fi world — a turntable that does Tidal… and Spotify… and internet radio and high-res network streaming. A turntable that has AirPlay and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and Ethernet. You can plug it into an amplifier, but you can equally send its output wirelessly to speakers all around the home, and have everything under app control (except, er, changing the record).… Read the full article

Project Stream: Everything we know about Google’s game-streaming service

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Imagine a world where you don't need expensive gaming hardware to play the next big release – a world where all you have to do is open the Chrome browser, pick out a game you want to play and instantly have it start without any need for a lengthy download or surprisingly large patch. 

That’s the idea of Google’s Project Stream cloud gaming service

Rather than needing high-end hardware, Project Stream allows you to use whatever computer you have around to play video games.… Read the full article

Why Are Disney’s UHD Blu-ray Soundtracks Falling Short of the Mark?

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Maybe I’m just in a bad mood from having dental surgery yesterday, or maybe there’s something odd happening at Disney these days. But what, exactly, is going on with some of their Ultra HD Blu-ray soundtracks?
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MBL, United Home Audio, WireWorld – Florida 2019

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , , , |

United Home Audio

I will never tire of a United Home Audio and MBL system. There is nothing like the combining of two titans in their respective fields. MBL defines what is (and should be) an omnidirectional loudspeaker. Many try this type of room loading with standard dynamic drivers, but fail to capture the precise imaging and ghostly sound-staging that MBL “spherical drivers” can and do produce at will.

MBL’s Noble Line series of electronics are indeed showstoppers. Their N11 Preamplifier, N15 Mono Power-Amplifier, and N31 CD-DAC.… Read the full article

Google teases its new game-streaming service ahead of March 19 keynote

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It appears as though Google is finally going to unveil its game-streaming service. 

The company has been ramping up for its Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 keynote on March 19, and has now released a teaser website that lets you sign up for more information.

What this tells us is that Google is putting a lot of effort behind its GDC presence.… Read the full article

Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

The following is a press release issued by Pro-Ject. March 12, 2019 – With great honour and pleasure we announ­ce that Pro-Ject has partnered again with The Universal Music Group: This collaboration ce­lebrates the 30th anniversary of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. This incredible live rock su­pergroup has now been consistently touring for three decades and sees Ringo Starr collabora­ting with handpicked artists and friends to put on a show unlike anything else. Much in the same way, this special turntable was also „handpicked“ by Ringo: At its base lies an Essential III, upgraded with an acryl platter, right …… Read the full article

Speaker Set-Up: Time for an Adjustment

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

It is no industry secret that, when it comes to hi-fi, proper system set-up is nearly as important as the components in the system itself. One of the most integral elements of system set-up is speaker placement. However, once your loudspeakers are perfectly placed, that rarely means your set-up days are gone for good. A hi-fi system is an interconnected entity. Every change that you make to it, whether you upgrade amps, your rack, cables, or any other component, affects the sound, and as a result, adjustments to speaker placement must be made.Read the full article

Motorola Razr foldable reportedly won’t pack flagship specs

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We might know a bit more about the potentially foldable Motorola Razr V4 phone, including its decent but not wildly impressive specs. The device will pack a Snapdragon 710 processor, very middling RAM and storage and have a sub-3,000mAh battery, a source told XDA Developers.

In other words, the Razr foldable’s performance may be mid-range when compared to the top-tier specs packed into the folding devices slated for this year, like the Samsung Fold and Huawei Mate X

Per XDA Developers’ source, the phone will have two RAM and two storage variants (it’s unclear which configurations will be offered): either 4 or 6GB of RAM, and either 64 or 128GB of storage. 

XDA's source noted that the phone would come with a 2,730mAh battery, which is far lower than those coming in the Samsung Fold and Huawei Mate X.… Read the full article

The best portable projectors of 2019: top mini projectors for work and play

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Welcome to our list of the best portable projectors money can buy in 2019. These top picks allow you to easily carry around a projector so you can quickly set it up and use it while you're travelling.

The best portable projectors are perfect for professionals who are often travelling for work, as it means you can conduct presentations quickly and easily using your own equipment – rather than having to fiddle around with cables in front of an audience.

They can also be used for entertainment as well, giving you an impressively large screen to watch movies or play games on.… Read the full article