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This launch line belongs to the OnePlus 7 Pro, not a new Apple iPhone

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

At T-Mobile’s flagship store in Times Square, a line of hundreds of people deep trailed far around the corner and down the street, coming to a stop right before the famed Richard Rodgers Theatre, where a different set of fans would assemble in a few hours to see Hamilton. New York City is a beacon for enthusiasts, and today, they queued at a carrier store to be the first to see (and buy) a OnePlus 7 Pro.

It’s the kind of scene you used to see at Apple Stores – a decade ago, anyway.… Read the full article

Von Schweikert and VAC | High End 2019

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

Decided to start my coverage with a big room, one of those all-out assaults (or close enough); this is what Munich offers after all. You see, visiting Munich evolved in recent years, no more a plain consumer’s show and more of a continuous show off of what each manufacturer is capable of. The Audio Company had Von Schweikert (website) bring the … modest … version of their flagship speakers, which were covered a couple of years back from yours truly.… Read the full article

Fortnite developer Epic Games to headline PC Gaming Show 2019

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Fortnite developer Epic Games is headlining the PC Gaming Show 2019 keynote event, our friends at PC Gamer announced today. 

The event will take place live at The Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, June 10 (one day before the show officially opens on Tuesday, June 11) and will also include new updates from Warframe’s developer Digital Extremes, Tripwire Interactive, Perfect World Entertainment and more.

According to PCG, last year’s show brought in 4.7 million views and a whopping 241 million impressions on social media, making it one of the most-watched events at E3 and the only event dedicated to PC gaming. 

Last year’s show was big but, according to PC Gamer Editor-in-Chief Evan Lahti, “This year's livestream will present more announcements and new trailers than any previous PC Gaming Show." So expect even bigger things this time around.… Read the full article

Verity Audio Monsalvat Pro-4 Preamplifier, Amp-60 Reference Monoblocks, and Lohengrin IIS Reference loudspeaker system; Melco N1ZS/2A Music Server, TW-Acustic Raven Black Night Turntable; Dynavector XV-1 S MC cartridge; Cardas Cables, Quadraspire Rack

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Verity Audio Monsalvat Pro-4 Preamplifier, Amp-60 Reference Monoblocks, and Lohengrin IIS Reference loudspeaker system; Melco N1ZS/2A Music Server, TW-Acustic Raven Black Night Turntable; Dynavector XV-1 S MC cartridge; Cardas Cables, Quadraspire Rack |

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The New Pass Int-25

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

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Just released and seen in passive display, the single-ended only Pass Int-25 ($7250) combines an XA-25 with a simplified Int-60 front end. The Int-25 has three inputs, all single-ended.
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Vandersteen Audio's Model Seven Mk II loudspeaker System; Brinkmann Balance 2-Arm 33rd Anniversary Edition Turntable; Harmonic Resolution Systems Rack, and AudioQuest Cabling

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

The characteristic—perhaps I should say inimitable—Vandersteen midrange was in evidence in a system that paired a Brinkmann Audio front end and amplification (detailed below) with Vandersteen ($63,999/pair). The top was quite lively, which made for an extremely exciting listen to an LP of Jeff Beck’s extraordinary “Brush with the Blues.” Highs were also haunting on the vinyl version of Lou Reed’s hilarious (to me) 2003 recording “Vanishing Act.” I didn’t write down which digital tracks were played, but a return to vinyl with Vanessa Fernandez’s “I Want You” revealed that the system also had excellent slam.… Read the full article

Appian and UiPath join forces to drive digital automation in the enterprise

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Appian and UiPath have announced a new technology alliance aimed at driving fast and high-impact digital automation for enterprises.

The partnership between the two companies includes a no-code integration between Appian and UiPath which is now available on the Appian AppMarket.

Together Appian and UiPath are making it faster and easier for businesses to deploy enterprise automation solutions which help bring people, robots and systems together resulting in improved customer experience, efficiency and operational performance.

Better together

Chief Product Officer at UiPath, Param Kahlon explained how the new partnership will allow businesses to integrate their robotic process automation (RPA) efforts with their business process initiatives, saying:

“Our alliance with Appian, together with bi-directional ‘no-code’ integration, enables our joint customers to easily integrate their RPA and business process management initiatives.… Read the full article

Appian adds AI capabilities to its low-code platform

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In an effort to help businesses easily add artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to their applications, Appian has announced a new service called Appian AI which will allow its customers to add AI to any application built on its platform.

While the company already offers integrations for most major AI platforms, Appian AI will include AI services directly powered by the Google Cloud Platform.

Appian AI is included in the Appian Platform for free though additional charges may apply with increased usage levels.… Read the full article

HIGH END 2019: Wilson Benesch GMT One

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Wilson Benesch’s new GMT One turntable, announced at Munich’s HIGH END 2019 to mark Wilson Benesch’s 30th Anniversary, has what Wilson Benesch claims is the world’s first axially orientated, precision magnetically geared turntable drive. (Pictured Above: GMT One with Craig Milnes, Design Director at Wilson Benesch. Click on image for larger version.)

Called an ‘Omega Drive’, Wilson Benesch says its new ‘Omega Drive’ is the most accurate drive system ever developed for a turntable. ‘The Omega Drive does not rely upon a belt, it does not rely upon an idler drive, nor a direct drive system,’ said Craig Milnes, Design Director at WB.… Read the full article

Sharp to Re-Enter TV Business in U.S.

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Japan-based Sharp confirmed in a terse statement posted on its website that the brand will re-enter the TV business in the U.S. during the second half of the year under a partnership with Hong Kong-based Hisense.
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