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Allo USBridge Review

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

Just say Allo to Digital Audio

Motivation is a wondrous thing, as is procrastination, and if you get the timing just right, one saves you from the other. It’s at this crossroads that I find myself having to write about Allo’s USBridge device and respond to a letter forwarded to my publisher.

Let’s start with the letter, where this reader of Dagogo (dagogo.com), in his words, is being driven crazy by the terminology and seeming endless details, caveats, and stipulations made by supposed audiophile experts on the topic/subject of digital audio.

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Best secure drives 2019: top USB drives to protect your data

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Whenever you carry important data around with you on a USB stick or external hard drive, you're running the risk of other people getting hold of it, either through physically stealing the drives, or leaving it somewhere public.

In this guide to the best secure drives of 2019, we look at the top data storage devices that will allow you carry private data around with you, safe in the knowledge that if the device itself becomes compromised, your data will remain safe.… Read the full article

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New iPhone 11 rumor hints at a 10MP selfie camera, but no USB-C port

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The iPhone 11 may introduce a significantly better front-facing camera, as a new leak indicates that Apple is upping its TrueDepth camera to 10MP.

This is sizable jump from the 7MP camera in the iPhone XS and iPhone XR to a 10MP camera, as reported by CompareRaja. It could improve selfie photos, Face ID, and Animoji in the next-generation iPhone.

There's also news about the previously leaked iPhone 11 triple-lens camera, with the new report suggesting there will be 14MP and 10MP sensors in two of the three cameras. 

The third camera sensor resolution remains to be unknown.… Read the full article

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TONEAudio Reviews the Purple Flare USB Cable

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

Nordost has more to offer than the exclusive, reference-level products that we are best known for. Offering a complete range of products that are designed to complement all systems from the highest-end to the most modest, Nordost has something for every music lover. That is why we are especially excited when we get reviews featuring our introductory products— so that people can see how transformative our most elemental cables can be! In his review, Nordost Purple Flare USB, Jeff Dorgay looks into the improvements that our entry-level USB cable makes on a system.… Read the full article

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WD demoes world largest capacity USB flash drive at 4TB

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

AT CES 2019, Western Digital unveiled several new innovative storage solutions designed to help consumers bring and share their personal content on the go.

While the company's new drives provide consumers and creative professionals with an easy way to bring their content with them anywhere, a demo for an upcoming 4TB flash drive gave attendees a glimpse of the future.

SanDisk's USB-C prototype flash drive manages to cram 4TB of high speed flash memory into a compact form factor ideal for business users that need to bring large files with them. 

Unfortunately since the device is still in the prototype stage, Western Digital did not provide any information on pricing but its current 1TB flash drive retails for $400 so expect similar pricing once the product is finalised.… Read the full article

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USB-C to get improved security in fight against malware-laden USB sticks

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

New USB technology isn’t just about raw speed, but also security, and news has emerged of an incoming authentication system that will help protect host systems from the likes of dodgy USB Type-C devices or chargers trying to install malware or spark off malicious power surges.

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), an organization dedicated to advancing USB technology, has laid out plans for a cryptographic-based 128-bit authentication system to help defend against non-compliant USB chargers, USB sticks laden with malware, and other assorted dangers.… Read the full article

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You’ll soon be able to shut down your Chromebook USB ports

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

Chromebooks may soon be some of the most secure laptops around, as Google is testing a new Chrome OS feature that will allow users to lock USB ports while the screen is locked.

The neat feature was spotted a while back within the operating system’s (OS) open source code in September 2018 by Chrome Story. It’s just now getting wider attention following an update to the feature, which is still in testing, in late December 2018.

This change is designed to protect Chromebook laptops from what are known as ‘Rubber Ducky’ attacks.… Read the full article

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GROM Audio Bluetooth/USB Car Kit

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Based in Silicon Valley, GROM Audio is a company that specializes in high quality, in-car audio integration systems. As one of the leading industry experts, GROM takes special pride in their aftermarket solutions to satisfy customers from all over the world. Their kits include products which support smartphones, tablets, iPods/iPhones, MP3, and USB storage devices which make use of the factory car stereo.

The product in this review will be the GROM USB iPhone / iPOD / Android Car Kit Bluetooth capable (Bluetooth dongle sold separately).… Read the full article

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NOVO continues their 3 part review series with the Blue Heaven USB and Speaker Cable

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Nordost|Tags: |

The third installment of NOVO magazine’s three-part cable upgrade series, The Journey to Higher Quality Audio With Nordost Leif Cables: Part 3 or 3 was released this October. Reviewer Suave Kajko is taking his readers through the process of maximizing the performance of their audio systems step by step. While parts 1 and 2 focused on Blue Heaven Interconnects and Power Cords, part 3 sees Suave shift his focus to Blue Heaven USB and Speaker Cables. With a full loom of Blue Heaven cables finally installed in his system, Suave finds a refinement to every discernible improvement he made along the away.… Read the full article

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Denon DP-450USB and DP-400 Turntables Spinning Vinyl with a Twist

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

We’re still seeing a trend of the re-introduction of vinyl in the audio market as evidenced by Denon’s release of two new turntables, the DP-450USB and DP-400 at the 2018 CEDIA show in San Diego. With advanced built-In phono equalizers for easy use, and an integrated sensor to help control precise speed, these new turntables from Denon might be worth the time to dust off your old albums and put the new retro chic hipsters to shame.  

The DP-450USB and DP-400 feature three-speed (33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM) operation, a horizontal tracking angled tone-arm and a weighted, belt-driven platter to help ensure records play back with precision and detail. … Read the full article

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