February 23, 2018

Headphone amplifier Arcam rHead

Arcam rHead

The rHead  is a standalone headphone amplifier, and an obvious visual match to the irDAC-II from the same brand . It’s a small, black box with a choice of one XLR and one RCA stereo input. The prevention of mission creep kicks in here, because this is not a two-input headphone amp; the choice of input is selected at the …

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Oral-B Genius 9000 smart-toothbrush

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ORAL-B’S BEEN TOOLING AROUND with this “smart-toothbrush” concept for a couple of years now, with many of its models now offering built-in Bluetooth and the ability to connect to an app to track brushing statistics, as well as how often you floss, brush your tongue and/or rinse with mouthwash. The Genius 9000 is the latest flagship in this smart range, although …

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Toyota Closes Another Gap in Sustainable Mobility

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Green driving just got one option richer in Japan. At one of its largest press conferences since introducing the Mirai two years ago, Toyota launched its new Prius PHV plug-in hybrid. The automaker is shooting to sell each month 2,500 of the cars it considers to be a key to sustainable mobility. Consumers nowadays have a broad range of electrified …

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Facebook Live continues to be an outlet for gruesome crime

Facebook Live

On Tuesday, two journalists were shot dead during a Facebook Live stream in the Dominican Republic. That afternoon, Facebook Live captured a separate incident where a two-year-old child and 26-year-old man were shot dead and a pregnant woman was critically injured. Why this matters: Like the spread of fake news, Facebook is struggling to balance the freedom of its users …

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High-quality Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Panasonic DMP UB

The Panasonic DMP-UB900 is the 1st THX-certified Ultra HD Blu-ray player.While this does not automatically signify an benefit over non-certified players,it does guarantee a typically high baseline functionality level. The DMP-UB900 also features the company’s High Precision Chroma Processor, which interpolates native 4:2:0 content on both Ultra HD and regular Blu-ray to a 4:4:4 format.In addition, Panasonic’s player offers linear …

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PEUGEOT 3008-New French Car Launch

PEUGEOT

To be seated behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 3008 is an engaging experience.The French firm has introduced its i-Cockpit into the family-sized SUV to provide a driving environment right up there with the very best on the market. What’s more, you don’t have to buy one of the top trim levels to enjoy it – every 3008 comes …

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The best running watch- Garmin Forerunner 35

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With built-in GPS to track where, how far and how fast you run, the Forerunner 35 gives you plentiful feedback during training. The watch also track calories burned, helping you to make informed dietary choices to support your current training regime. A Virtual Pacer mode pits your performance against pre-set targets,while timely audio prompts keep you on track. There are …

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The future of Android Wear smartwatches

Huawei Smart Watch

Apple these days is market leader but it wasn’t the first to build smartwatches. Companies such as Microsoft, Seiko and Sony had a go at making them. That’s not to say Apple’s watch has been a runaway success. Far from it. Figures produced by IDC in October last year showed that in the third quarter Apple posted its second-largest year-over-year …

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Opel Mokka X compact crossover-update styling

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Offering 131 mm worth of terrain clearance and a raised driving position that’s taller still,together with artificial scuff plates,front and rear, and all the additional off-road prowess that black-plastic wheelarch protection affords,the Opel Mokka is a perfect example of what can be achieved from fairly humble starts. While the vehicle’s dimensions remain unchanged, the most evident update to the exterior …

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Charge your phone in seconds-prototype looks encouraging

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Researchers at the University of Central Florida have produced a prototype supercapacitor battery for small devices that can be charged in seconds, but potentially last all week. It can also be recharged 30,000 times without degrading. Supercapacitors store energy electrostatically on the surface of a material.There are no chemical processes, which are slow and cause physical damage to the structure of …

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Integrated amplifier Cambridge CXA80

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As the flagship integrated amplifier in Cambridge’s CX range,the CXA80 boasts 80W per channel,a hi-res built-in DAC and an asynchronous USB Type B input. To that it adds three hi-res digital inputs: one coaxial and two optical. A second USB port supports the BT100 Bluetooth dongle (available for £70). The trade off is no onboard phono stage, but there are …

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Affordable Honor 6X-dual camera,dual SIM,Fast performance…

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The 32GB unlocked Honor 6X launches at $50 higher than last year’s Honor 5X but brings with it a host of improvements that are worth the extra coin, including smoother overall performance and a better camera with a unique secondary lens for bokeh. The UI layer is still heavy, but it’s free from the slowdown we experienced on the previous …

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Digital SLR all-weather,outdoor Camera PENTAX K-70

Pentax K

The Pentax K-70 is dustproof, weatherproof and cold-proof down to -10 degrees Centigrade. PENTAX is pitching the dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant K-70 at the outdoor photography market. However, the K-70’s specs suggest it’s an all-rounder suited to a much wider range of subjects. Its 24-megapixel APS-C sensor has no anti-aliasing filter,but an AA Filter Simulator that applies microscopic vibrations to imitate the effect of …

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Headphone Amp & DAC-HRT MicroStreamer,for on the go use

HRT MicroStreamer

The HRT MicroStreamer is the excellent solution if you’re searching for a headphone amp & DAC strictly for your personal computer, tablet or smartphone for on the go use. The MicroStreamer has a an easy-to-use interface with simply a USB input, headphone jack, and a fixed-level, low impedance 2.25V line output. The device powers directly from a computer, and despite …

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Canon EOS M5 Camera with APS-C Type CMOS sensor-good choice

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The Canon EOS M5 is amazingly made with a compact body and ergonomic style and design.The body is primarily made of poly-carbonate with metal reinforcements wherever required. The Canon M5 has two control dials on top together with the exposure compensation dial and mode dial.The shutter release is mounted with a slight slanting for quick access.The camera has a tilting …

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