Con Lucas, co-founder of Telos Audio Distributors, died on Tuesday April 23rd, aged 59.
Anthony Casi Loulatzis, known to everyone in the audio industry as ”Con”, co-founded Telos Audio Distributors with Mark Doehmann in 2010, to distribute brands such as Kirmuss, Spiral Groove, Sutherland Engineering, Thrax Audio, Air Tight and Ypsilon. You can read a story about how it was founded HERE.
Con’s funeral notice, published in the Herald Sun, said: “‘A generous soul giving of himself. His humour and intellect was there to be shared by all who knew him.… Read the full article
If you've had your eye on an Apple Watch, then now is a fantastic time to snag a deal. Walmart has the best-selling Apple Watch Series 3 on sale for $199. That's an $80 discount and the lowest price we've found for the Series 3 smartwatch.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is a health-focused smartwatch that tracks activities, calories and popular workouts such as running, yoga, and cycling. The Series 3 also offers heart rate monitoring and will notify you when an unusually high or low heart rate is detected.… Read the full article
That's a fairly substantial amount considering the service launched less than a year ago and, when compared to the system's 35 million unit sales number, means that nearly one-in-three Switch owners subscribe to the service.
As you'd expect for a nascent service still in its first year, Nintendo Switch Online is still trailing the two other console subscription services – Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus – by 50 million and 26 million users respectively.… Read the full article
Alongside the draft release of the configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903, Microsoft has revealed its plan to do away with password expiration policies beginning with the Windows 10's May update.
Once these policies are removed, organizations should replace them with modern and improved password-security practices such as multi-factor authentication, detection of attacks aimed at guessing passwords, detection of anomalous log on attempts and the enforcement of banned password lists.
Microsoft offered further insight on these recommendations, saying: “While we recommend these alternatives, they cannot be expressed or enforced with our recommended security configuration baselines, which are built on Windows’ built-in Group Policy settings and cannot include customer-specific values."
- Microsoft decides expiring passwords are no longer useful for Windows 10
- The dangers of password sharing at work
- Microsoft expands open data push
According to the company's principal consultant Aaron Margosis, the password expiration mechanism is a flawed defense method because once a password is stolen, mitigation measures should be taken immediately as opposed to when the password expires.… Read the full article
Power is an aphrodisiac for many, which is why I think many individuals who identify as headphone-centric will fall for Astell & Kern’s largish KANN Cube high-output portable. With a reported May 2019 launch date, an MSRP of $1,499 USD, the new Cube will be available in Astell & Kern dealers worldwide in June 2019.
While there’s no denying the appeal of a five-pin Mini-XLR connector for jacking into your home system, dual SS ES9038PRO SABRE eight-Channel DACs in dual-mono configuration, a quad-core CPU, Femto Clock, full MQA-decoder (supporting both downloaded MQA audio files and the TIDAL app, allowing users to stream high resolution audio via TIDAL Masters), 128GB of internal memory (plus up to 2TB of additional storage space via microSD slot), 32-bit/384 PCM and native DSD256 playback, aptX HD Bluetooth support up to 24-bit/48kHz … nothing quite compares to 12Vrms of output power via Balanced and 6Vrms via Unbalanced to really get the heart pounding (almost doubling the output from the previous version).… Read the full article