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MOZero Wireless Headphone Review

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

My first impression of the MOZero was a casual run-in at a local audio store. I don’t encounter too many headphones that I don’t know at least something about, outside of a few vintage collectibles and some consumer brands from Asia. Nothing struck as particularly extraordinary at first, $150 USD wireless Bluetooth headphones with some active noise-cancelling capabilities.

Then I listened to them.

The rest of that particular day I had been lucky to listen to a number of flagship systems, an Abyss 1266, Ether 2, Meze Empyrean – all out of top-tier amps.… Read the full article

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In Audio – as in Life – the More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same . . . or Do They?

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Primary System: Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend Edition (stereo pair), Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend Bookshelf (single speaker for center channel and mono playback), REL T1 powered subwoofer, Definitive Technologies Powerfield 1500 subwoofer.

Secondary System: Magneplanar MMGs modded with custom-built stands and Peter Gunn’s (of Audio Asylum notoriety) custom outboard crossover mods (the crossovers cost more to build than the speakers cost second hand!), Klipsch RB-3 Compact Monitors, Audioengine A5+ Powered Loudspeakers, Audioengine B2 powered Bluetooth Speaker.… Read the full article

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Blog: High End Munich 2019 – Picture Report Part 2

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

High End Munich. My favorite show of the year! Why is that you say? Well, it has all the brands that really matter, all the product launches, it’s not too crowded and you get to see all your audio friends again. Oh and to get there we have 700 kilometers of unlimited German Autobahn. The pics in this report are from the gear that really caught our attention at the High End show. It’s not realistic to cover all the personal audio gear, and it’s a complete mission impossible to cover everything

As usual this will be a picture report of the show, in alphabetical order, split over two parts as there are around 200 pictures: Eye candy à volonté.… Read the full article

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Huawei ban: the global fallout explained [Updated]

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Update: Huawei has been banned from the WiFi alliance, as well as other key smartphone governing bodies – however, the brand does not believe this will be a hindrance to future device creation. Trump has also offered a glimmer of hope for the electronics giant, stating that future trade deals could include the Chinese company.

Huawei has found itself at the center of a global tussle between the US and China after Trump administration placed the Chinese brand on the ‘entity list’, limiting the business US companies could do with it, and leading to worldwide implications.… Read the full article

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Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: which streaming service is best for you?

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

With so many options out there, and more soon to come in the form of Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus, choosing the best streaming service for you can be tricky.

It gets even more difficult if you’re trying to choose between two of the most popular services, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video: Both offer fantastic original content, and both are available on lots of different platforms, whether you want to watch on your TV, your smartphone, or your laptop. 

To help you decide, we’ve put together this handy guide to the top two streaming services available today.… Read the full article

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Huawei Android ban temporarily lifted – but it’s still not good news for the brand

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The US Commerce Department has temporarily lifted the ban on American businesses working with Huawei – allowing software updates to continue on Huawei phones.

The license rolls back the restrictions from the goverment and will allow Google to continue working with Huawei, allowing the Chinese brand to keep using Android in the same manner as before until August 19, according to Reuters.

We've contacted Huawei for comment, but the brand did not immediately respond to TechRadar's request.

While this is good news for Huawei, the temporary rescinding of the ban really only allows the brand more time to prepare for the launch of its next handsets and develop the Android Q update for its current smartphones. 

Given we're not expecting the next flagship phone, the Huawei Mate 30, until later in the year, this lifting doesn't relieve fears that the brand will struggle without having full access to the Android operating system.… Read the full article

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Google Glass still getting upgrades, but still not for you

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The story isn't over for Google Glass, the company's connected AR headset. Though the original product didn't make much of a splash, running into a bit of controversy with its awkward looks, Google didn't give up on it. The company instead transitioned it away from the consumer market with Glass Enterprise Edition. And, now Glass is getting another upgrade in the Glass Enterprise Edition 2 announced today by Google.

The new AR glasses have a few key improvements, with USB-C for faster charging, Bluetooth 5.0, Android Oreo (using the AOSP), and a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 chip for improved computer vision and machine learning.… Read the full article

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Canton Smart Soundbox 3

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Canton has released its Smart Soundbox 3 powered wireless loudspeaker, which is multi-room capable and has Chromecast and Spotify Connect built in, plus Bluetooth 4.0 (apt-X) and WiFi. It can be used alone as a mono source, paired with a second Smart Soundbox 3 for stereo sound, or integrated as a part of a larger and/or multi-room system using other models in Canton’s ‘Smart’ series. ‘The Smart Soundbox 3 leaves nothing to be desired in terms of sound and plays big,’ says Paul Riachi of Indi Imports, which distributes Canton in Australia.… Read the full article

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PlayStation Productions is set to turn your top PS4 games into movies

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new production studio called PlayStation Productions that will focus exclusively on adapting the company’s hit videogame franchises into TV shows and movies.

The new production studio will be headed by PlayStation’s former VP of Marketing, Asad Qizilbash, and overseen by PlayStation boss Shawn Layden.

According to Layden, a number of titles are already in production, though he says that the new studio won’t follow a set cadence for releasing those films like you’ve come to expect from, say, Marvel Studios.… Read the full article

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Salesforce resolves massive outage with gradual access restoration

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Salesforce users were taken aback last week when the platform experienced a massive outage after the deployment of a database script inadvertently gave users broader access than intended.

The San Francisco-based cloud software giant initially blocked access to all instances of its software for organizations affected by the database script flaw. Once Salesforce was able to isolate the affected organizations, it restored access for non-affected organizations.

The outage itself was caused by a faulty Pardot database script which allowed users to view and edit all of their company's data regardless of their permission settings.… Read the full article

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