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Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen4 AIC crams four M.2 SSDs into a single card

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

After showing off its new Aorus Gen4 AIC at Computex earlier this year, Gigabyte has officially unveiled its new quad-SSD PCIe 4.0 adapter card.

The card itself is designed to house up to 4 NVMe SSDs and it functions as a multi-way M.2 adapter that allows four SSDs to run from a PCI 4.0 x16 slot. The Aorus Gen4 AIC also includes an active cooling system to help the drives run at consistent speeds even while under high loads.

Gigabyte has outfitted the device with four 2TB m.2-2280 SSDs based on Phison's PS5016-E16 controller as it is the only client SSD controller with a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface.… Read the full article

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Tesco shutters parking app following license plate image leak

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

British supermarket chain Tesco has closed down its parking validation web app after The Register discovered tens of millions of automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) images left unsecured in a Microsoft Azure blob.

The images themselves consisted of photos of cars taken as they entered and left 19 of the company's car parks spread across the country. While the drivers of these vehicles were not visible in the photos, their license plate numbers were.

The Azure blob which powered Tesco's outsourced parking validation web app had no login or authentication controls and was completely accessible.… Read the full article

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ZOOM G1X FOUR

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

ZOOM delivers good sounds and good value… Again. Words by Steve Henderson.

Note: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #134Subscribe to our print edition here!


When ZOOM released their first multi-effect unit (the 9001) in 1990, everyone was amazed at the amount of processing power that a simple-looking, belt-pack unit could deliver. The tones were very processed, in an ‘80s kind of way, and they might not have appealed to everyone (what does?), but nobody could deny the bang-for-buck value. … Read the full article

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This iPhone 11 drop test proves why you desperately need a case

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

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the iPhone 11 Pro as having the “toughest glass ever in a smartphone,” but on the phone’s release day, Tom’s Guide saw evidence to the contrary: when dropped just once from hip-height, the front screen cracks pretty hard.

That’s about the height it would fall when fumbled out of a pocket, so it’s a good estimate of what might happen if you can’t catch your phone in time. The back glass fared better, but still cracked. 

It’s not the only new iPhone to suffer a fall and sad cracking:

Granted, it’s not quite enough of a sample size to be representative of the phone’s front glass strength – perhaps it’s stronger when dropped at other angles. 

But the experiment totally supports the need for a case to protect these expensive flagship smartphones – we’re starting to see a theme here.… Read the full article

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A Black Diamond – The ATC 50SE Loudspeakers

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

I enjoyed hearing ATC’s 40A (then $12,999) speaker four years ago; enough so I was tempted to buy them (see HERE for the review). They had a fuller range than my reference, and the sound was a bit sweeter.

However, my reference ATCs employ an “SL” (super linear) driver for midrange and lower frequencies, as all of its “classic series” speakers do, whereas the 40A from their entry series do not. The SL technology, as I understand it, addresses problems inherent in steel’s magnetic non-linearity.… Read the full article

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Unleash Your Inner Savage with the Lenovo Legion Savage Stream Challenge September 27-29 in San Diego

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

Lenovo Legion will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Team SoloMid with a stylishly savage event in San Diego!

From September 27 through September 29, you can participate in the Lenovo Legion Savage Stream Challenge -located between the San Diego Convention Center and Embarcadero Marina Park South- by joining Team Stylish or Team Savage in a head-to-head competition that encourages players to unleash the warrior inside. Online gaming can be ripe with unhealthy rage and negative energy but the Lenovo Legion Savage Stream Challenge provides a fun & safe outlet to release this energy -and actively combat the effects of negativity online.… Read the full article

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These surprise iOS 13 features will make your iPhone less annoying

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

We've told you about the best iOS 13 features coming to your iPhone and have done the same with iPadOS features arriving on the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and other tablets. But to be totally honest, the full list of iOS 13 perks is overwhelming. 

While it’s nice to have the big, headlining features like a redesigned Photos app and the long-awaited Dark Mode, the real stars of the update are little tiny improvements that will make your life a bit easier every time they kick in.… Read the full article

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Do The Right Thing

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

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Tensions, rivalries, banter, squabbling, self-aggrandizement, and, above all, putdowns add to the hot air on this day in the life of Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn as the 98 percent Black (down to 70 percent in the last census) community and small mix of Hispanics, Whites, and Asians try to get along during a sweltering summer.

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Android VPN apps found serving disruptive ads

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

A security researcher has discovered four VPN apps that serve ads while running in the background and also on the home screen of Android smartphones in the latest case of adware found on the Google Play Store.

While researching suspicious Android VPN apps, Andy Michael found that Hotspot VPN, Free VPN Master, Secure VPN and Security Master by Cheetah Mobile were all showing full screen pop-up ads on his smartphone even though none of these apps were currently open.

It is also worth noting that all of these apps originate from either Hong Kong or China where VPN usage tends to be higher than in other countries due to China's Great Firewall and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.… Read the full article

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Sonus Faber Unveils Olympica Nova With Audio Research – RMAF 2019

By | September 20th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Sonus Faber Olympica Nova speaker line at RMAF 2019. Shown with Audio Research amplifiers.

Call me silly, but I think it’s a bad idea to go to an audio show hungry. It’s day one of the show, or possibly day minus-one, as this is Thursday the “press day” where members of the press are given advanced access to smell, touch, and hear all of the great new products on display.

Mind you, not every manufacturer exhibitor participated in the press day, as that would require a Wednesday setup, and adjusting of all schedules and bookings prior to.… Read the full article

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