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Could the Samsung Galaxy A80 camera flip come to the Note 10 or Galaxy S11?

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Today, Samsung unveiled its newest slate of mid-range phones, and near the top is the Galaxy A80. In keeping with the company’s strategy, this phone debuts with a wild new feature – its suite of rear-facing cameras flip forward to take selfies with a slick mechanism – that may, one day, make it to flagships like the Samsung Note 10 or Samsung Galaxy S11.

The A series is a proving ground for new features that could trickle up. Consider the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), which sat just below the flagship S series, and its world-first four cameras.… Read the full article

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Review : Cowon Plenue D2 – Back to the future

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Cowon Plenue D2 was sent to us free of charge by Cowon directly. Cowon already sent us the Plenue L previously, their TOTL DAP but today we look at the new entry level player from the corea.

About Cowon

Founded in 1995 by Park Namkyu and Jung Kaewook, Cowon is a South Korean consumer electronics and software corporation. In 2000, the brand launched the iAUDIO CW100, their first DAP and since then, the company continued to develop new products for audiophiles and prosumers.… Read the full article

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Best 4K TV 2019: Your definitive Ultra-HD TV buying guide

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

TV lovers are a precarious bunch. One minute they'll tell you that you don't need a 4K TV because "well, there's really no difference between HD and 4K" and the next they won't be quiet about the technology.

Take it from us, 4K is everything you want it to be. Both native 4K  and HD content looks amazing on these TVs and, thanks to HDR and Wide Color Gamut, you'll see a huge boost in the TV's contrast and color saturation, too.… Read the full article

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AXPONA Gets Bigger

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Stereophile’s moment-to-moment coverage of the largest audio show in North America is about to begin.

When the 3-day AXPONA, aka Audio Expo North America, opens this Friday, April 12, in Chicago’s spacious Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, the team of Editor-in-Chief Jim Austin, Technical Editor John Atkinson, Senior Contributing Editor Herb Reichert, and a lowly Contributing Editor with the initials JVS will be posting reports throughout the day and eve on many of the most exciting and noteworthy displays in the show’s 197 active exhibit rooms.… Read the full article

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True Wireless Earbuds: AirPods and Alternatives

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

You may be excused if you thought that Apple’s AirPods are the first and only so-called “true wireless” earphones—completely cordless in-ear “buds” that connect both with each other and to your smartphone via Bluetooth—since their distinctive white sticks seem to be protruding from hipster ears everywhere.


Fortunately, if you’re not an iPhone owner, or a fan of the AirPods’ distinctive look or not-necessarily one-size-fits-all fit, there is a growing number of other “true wireless” earbud choices. And in contrast with Apple’s one-for-all approach, most AirPod alternatives address specific use cases, style preferences, and budgets.

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Intel Coffee Lake-X release date, news and rumors

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Before we get into all the Coffee Lake-X information, let’s just get one thing out of the way: it’s not confirmed to exist in any way, shape or form. Everything from here on out is speculation and rumor.

Intel has had a rough couple of years. Ever since the onset of AMD Ryzen and Threadripper, Intel has been on the defensive – haphazardly throwing out CPU refreshes to keep ahead of AMD. 

When AMD Ryzen Threadripper first came out, Intel responded with Skylake-X, which outpowered AMD’s HEDT offerings, but only just barely.… Read the full article

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AMD Ryzen release date, news and features: everything you need to know

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Now that AMD Ryzen has been out for quite a while, AMD has claimed a bulk of the market after the successful launch of AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation. And, in spite of some weird product launches, like Threadripper chips bundled with liquid cooling solutions – it’s obvious that AMD has delivered on its promise of processors that not only perform better than ever, but are still affordable, too.

Unfortunately, even though AMD didn’t get hit by Meltdown and Spectre as hard as Intel did, Team Red wasn’t entirely immune.… Read the full article

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Intel Coffee Lake release date, news and features

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Fifth time’s the charm. At least that seems to be the case with Intel’s fifth round of processors based on the 14nm manufacturing process.

After Intel released the laptop-focused Kaby Lake Refresh chips in August 2017, it finally released the 8th-generation Coffee Lake lineup about a month later, along with a fresh lineup of the best motherboards.

What was especially shocking is that even with tough competition, Intel was able to stay competitive, even if it has since lost its lead to AMD.… Read the full article

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TechDAS Air Force Zero Turntable Preview

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , , |

TechDAS Air Force Zero Turntable Preview

There are some pieces of equipment that immediately leap to the forefront of the audio world. The new TechDAS Air Force Zero turntable is such a piece. It stands at the very pinnacle of audio reproduction, redefining what’s possible to extract from the grooves of an LP. Last night the fabled engineer Hideaki Nishikawa (pictured below) and several of his associates unveiled his latest TechDAS creation at the Audio Salon in Santa Monica, where about forty music lovers gathered to listen to it.… Read the full article

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Parasound NewClassic 200Pre Preamplifier

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Parasound has introduced its NewClassic 200Pre preamplifier, pictured above and below (click on images for larger view) which has both analog and digital inputs and bass management circuitry so it can be used with a powered subwoofer.

‘Like all NewClassic products, the model 200Pre represents a new generation of affordable, high-performance audio products from Parasound,’ said Claver Harper of National AV Solutions, which distributes Parasound in Australia. ‘The heart of the 200Pre is a versatile analog signal path which includes analogue bass management with high-pass and low-pass outputs, but the 200Pre also uses the same Burr-Brown 192kHz-24 bit DAC found in the Halo P5 to enable USB, and optical and coaxial digital audio inputs.’

The Parasound 200Pre has a phono input (MM/MC), two line inputs, theatre bypass for L, R and two subs, digital USB, coaxial and optical inputs and a front panel auxiliary line level input with 12dB of gain for portable devices.… Read the full article

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