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JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

JBL has added a new battery-powered waterproof Bluetooth speaker to its range, the JBL Charge 4. (Click on images above and below for larger versions.)

The JBL Charge 4 uses a newly developed driver with more cone area (50×90mm) and greater excursion than any driver previously fitted to a JBL Charge, and JBL claims the Charge 4 can not only play for up to 20 hours using its built-in rechargeable battery, but also charge any smart device connected to its charging port.… Read the full article

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation release date, news and features

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation launched in April 2018 and brought notable performance and power improvements. Then, in August 2018, AMD launched Threadripper 2nd Generation, producing the very best high-end desktop (HEDT) processors on the market – well, at least until Intel’s Basin Falls Refresh launched (albeit for a much higher price). 

Similar to the move from Ryzen to Ryzen 2nd Generation, the second release of Threadripper gives us a big boost in performance and efficiency. It’s not just core counts that see a boost, but Threadripper 2nd Generation boosts power management and brings higher clock speeds across its lineup.… Read the full article

Bowers & Wilkins go 24-bit/96kHz with Formation Suite

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Audiostream|

It seems 24/96 is the current version of de facto high-resolution file handling when it comes to wireless fidelity and Bowers & Wilkins along with the likes of KEF are just fine with that. I am too.

ASUS wasn’t the only company hit by ShadowHammer

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

As it turns out, ASUS was not the only company targeted by supply chain attacks during the ShadowHammer hacking operation uncovered by Kaspersky Lab and we're now learning that at least six other organizations have been infiltrated by hackers.

The Taiwanese hardware maker's supply chain was compromised by trojanizing its ASUS live software updater which was eventually downloaded and installed on tens of thousands of customer computers according to experts' estimations.

However, ASUS wasn't the only company which had its IT infrastructure infiltrated during Operation ShadowHammer since Kaspersky's researchers were able to find a number of other similar malware samples that were also signed with legitimate certificates.… Read the full article

Next Nvidia Shield Tablet could be a 2-in-1

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Nvidia might be working on an updated Nvidia Shield Tablet – and it may be a 2-in-1 device able to switch into laptop and desktop modes, according to code XDA Developers found in the latest build of the Shield Experience software.

That software powers Nvidia’s Shield TV set-top boxes, and the newest version indicates an as-yet unseen feature called “NvDtExp,” which XDA Developers theorizes is Nvidia Desktop Experience. It first appeared in Shield Experience builds back in December 2018, and has only just been noticed.… Read the full article

SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Review

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE Price: $1,099 (piano gloss black), $999 (black ash)


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Outstanding performance for price
Excellent iOS/Android control app
Compact form factor

Minus

Lacks auto-calibration/room EQ


THE VERDICT

SVS continues its tradition of providing more than ample bass for your buck, this time in a relatively compact subwoofer accompanied by a useful setup and control app.


Over the past 15 years I’ve reviewed more A/V products than I can count, but the ones I most look forward to watching the FedEx guy hoist off the delivery truck are subwoofers.

Read the full article

SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Review

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Build Quality
Value

PRICE Price: $1,099 (piano gloss black), $999 (black ash)


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Outstanding performance for price
Excellent iOS/Android control app
Compact form factor

Minus

Lacks auto-calibration/room EQ


THE VERDICT

SVS continues its tradition of providing more than ample bass for your buck, this time in a relatively compact subwoofer accompanied by a useful setup and control app.


Over the past 15 years I’ve reviewed more A/V products than I can count, but the ones I most look forward to watching the FedEx guy hoist off the delivery truck are subwoofers.

Read the full article

Samsung reveals hundred-billion dollar push on logic chips

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In an effort to reduce its reliance on the volatile memory chip market, Samsung has announced its plans to invest $116bn in non-memory chips through 2030 as the Korean hardware giant aims to develop chips for self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices.

The plan is part of the company's ambition to challenge its larger rivals, Taiwan's TSMC and San Diego-based Qualcomm, in the mobile processor chip business as the memory chip business has finally subsided after years of an unprecedented boom.

Semiconductor makers around the world are currently racing to create powerful ships to support a wide range of new technologies including 5G, connected cars and artificial intelligence (AI).… Read the full article

Best PS4 accessories: all the extras you need to own for your PlayStation 4

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Games aside, you get everything you need to get up and running with your PlayStation 4 console in the box. But adding a few accessories into the mix can really enhance your experience, whether it's giving you extra convenience or a more immersive challenge. 

However, you don't want to rush out and buy any old accessory. A quality console demands quality add-ons, and with that in mind we've pulled together the best of the best in this list, PS4 accessories that will genuinely add to your gaming experience.… Read the full article

Manchester United vs City live stream: how to watch today’s Premier League football derby online

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It wasn't meant to be like this. With three games to go in this season's Premier League, a Manchester derby between last year's winner and runner-up should have been the big title decider. As it is, United will have to settle with trying to disrupt Man City's march to the trophy and you're in the right place to get a Manchester United vs City live stream – regardless of where on Earth you are.

Today's derby hosts, Manchester United, are on a downward trajectory in their roller coaster of a season.… Read the full article