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Snapdragon 855: phones list, specs and benchmarks

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

There's a good chance that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset is powering your smartphone if you bought a new device in 2019 and it's an Android. 

This small, 7nm chip delivers some impressive performance benchmarks for the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, LG G8, and OnePlus 7 Pro, among many other phones, many of which appear on our best Android phones list.

Headline features of the Snapdragon 855 are meant to usher in the future of mobile phones, with faster speeds, in-screen fingerprint sensor capabilities, enhanced bokeh in portrait modes, and even 5G networking on some devices.… Read the full article

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Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark Disc is Here!

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Ever since the first Spears and Munsil Test High Definition Benchmark Blu-ray edition came out, it has been our go to calibration disc for setting color, black level and various other picture alignment settings that allowed even a novice user to get near professional calibration status of their display with careful use and patience. In fact, we even did a basic calibration video using this disc which was great for up to 1080p resolution.

We’ve been waiting for UHD version to calibrate beyond 1080p resolution and today we’re happy to report the wait is over!… Read the full article

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Olympus Upgrades E-M1 II Autofocusing And More

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Owners of Olympus’s OM-D E-M1 Mark II M43 mirrorless camera have no doubt been a bit envious of the E-M1X’s turbocharged autofocusing capabilities, but a firmware upgrade for the earlier model helps close the gap.

Firmware Version 3.0 upgrades the E-M1 II to the same advanced autofocusing algorithm which drives the E-M1X’s system, including for Movie AF. It also adds the latest features such as C-AF Centre Priority, 25-points ‘Group’ area mode and C-AF+MF. Additionally, low-light sensitivity is extended down to -6.0 EV (at ISO 100).… Read the full article

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Haiti vs Mexico live stream: how to watch the Gold Cup 2019 semi-final online from anywhere

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Having pulled off a series of shocks to reach the final four of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019, could Haiti contrive their biggest soccer surprise yet by beating the tournament favorites Mexico? Regardless of where you are on the planet, our Haiti vs Mexico live stream guide below will show you how to watch this massive 2019 Gold Cup semi-final match.

Coming from from two goals down to defeat Canada in the quarter-finals, the competition minnows certainly don't lack bravery and will go into tonight's game in confident form.… Read the full article

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Brazil vs Argentina live stream: how to watch the Copa América 2019 semi-final online from anywhere

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It's been a contrasting 2019 Copa América for the two biggest rivals in South America. Brazil will be reasonably satisfied with their showing so far, reaching the last four for the first time since 2007. Argentina on the other hand, struggled through the group phase and labored to unconvincing win over Qatar. And yet a match of this magnitude will always be an unmissable event – keep reading to discover how to watch tonight's Copa América semi-final clash with our Argentina vs Brazil live stream (it's ESPN+ if you're in the US).… Read the full article

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FiiO M7 Digital Audio Player

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

FiiO M7 Digital Audio Player

Off the cuff, most people who know their way around the personal audio scene would say $200 seems like quite a reasonable jumping off point for a decently equipped, good-sounding DAP. Fiio’s M7 portable high-resolution music player costs an entry-level $199 but quickly outpaces any expectations you might bring to that price point. Fiio has packed its M7 player with so much creative technology and functionality that it is hard to imagine the M7 is not virtually bursting at the seams.… Read the full article

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Eamus Audio announces kickstarter campaign for their VERTO Headphones

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

There’s nothing quite like listening to music with a great pair of headphones. But sharing your tunes with friends while you listen just doesn’t work. Thanks to a new innovation called VERTO Headphones, all that’s about to change.

See at http://kck.st/2WTNCTN

VERTO Headphones are the most versatile headphones ever made. Their innovation gives users complete freedom to switch from a pair of regular high-fidelity headphone to a portable loudspeaker in seconds. Thanks to its ingenious Dual-sided Coaxial Unit, VERTO houses a two-sided audio system within a single compact design.… Read the full article

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Exceptional War-Themed Movies for Summer Viewing

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

A selection of discs and streaming content to watch during those lazy days of summer.
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ICANN lifts price caps on .org domains

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The internet registration outfit ICANN has agreed to remove price restrictions on .org domain names despite community outcry over the move.

Now the manager of .org domains, Public Interest Registry, will be able to charge as much as it wants for these domains which are typically used by non-profits and other organizations. 

Afilias, which manages the .info domain, will be allowed to charge as much as it wants for .info domain names as well.

ICANN's decision to lift the price cap on .org domain names goes against the fact that only six out of the over 3,000 comments it received on the issue were in favor of removing price caps.… Read the full article

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super vs RTX 2070

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In this article, we’re going to pit the new Nvidia RTX 2070 Super vs the RTX 2070 to see if the new Super card is a worthy upgrade.

With Nvidia unveiling a new range of Super RTX graphics cards that promise performance upgrades over the existing RTX cards, we’re looking at if the RTX 2070 Super is worth buying – or if the original RTX 2070 offers better value for money.

Like the RTX 2070, the RTX 2070 Super is a high-end graphics card that is aimed at enthusiasts who want to play their games at high resolutions and with visual settings whacked up to high.… Read the full article

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