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Aug
04
by tinyman392 at 8:30 PM
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Apple Music seems to have received one of its first exclusive previews from none other than Dr. Dre... You know, cause no one saw that coming... It seems that Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre will be available to stream this Thursday from from 6PM - 9PM (Pacific time).

iTunes Radio has always had the "Play First" albums that allowed you to listened to an album, front to back, through iTunes Radio a week before its release. Though these would be week-long availability of streaming. It seems that Apple Music's exclusive will only be for a good 3 hours...

Source: https://twitter.com/AppleMusic/status/628630657095217152
Aug
04
by tinyman392 at 4:19 PM
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Swiss Synergy has come out with a new watch band for the Apple Watch. At the time of writing, the band will only support the 38mm watches and come in a stainless steel or gold finish (to match your Apple Watch of course). The chain-linked band will feature an analog watch itself while the Apple Watch will be placed where the clasp would stand (bottom side of your wrist). For those that think that the Apple Watch is a waste of money, what do you feel about this absurd accessory for your accessory?

Source: http://www.designboom.com/technology/nico-gerard-pinnacle-series-08-04-2015/
Aug
03
by tinyman392 at 9:15 AM
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A little while back, an exploit targeting Macs, called Thunderstrike, hit the front pages of many news outlets. The good news was that if you didn't use thunderbolt on your Mac, you were safe. Some white hat hackers are back at it again and have announced a second worm based on Thunderstrike that can target Macs through ethernet or USB (as well as thunderbolt I'd assume). So it's time, once again, to avoid plugging in untrusted USB drives and ethernet cables. Who knows what you'll catch.

It seems that as OS X gets more popular in the computer market, it becomes victim to more and more attacks.

http://gizmodo.com/the-worlds-first-firmware-worm-for-mac-is-here-and-it-1721740928
Jul
30
by tinyman392 at 10:00 AM
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HiFiMan | Over-Ear Headphone | $ 299.00

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This year seems to be the year of the planar for HiFiMan. During CES, early last year, they announced two new planar magnetic headphones, the lower-level HE-400i and the upper level HE-560. As we hit mid year, they extended their lineup in both directions, with a flagship HE-1000 and a new low-tier HE-400S. The HE-400S is set to replace the HE-300 in their current lineup and features a planar magnetic driver, something that used to cost at least twice that to possess.

Design

The aesthetics of the HE-400S matches those of its older brothers, the 400i and 560, to a tee. Black forks are replaced with color-matching silver forks. The body of the headphone is constructed out of a metallic-colored, glossy plastic that gives the headphones a very contrasting black and white look to them. From the aesthetic standpoint, it looks nice; simple.

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Design: ★★★★...
Jul
28
by tinyman392 at 7:39 PM
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Machine learning and artificial intelligence has come a long way. It can help us find the fastest, most used routes when traveling. Splurge through and analyze data in ways no human ever could. Find patterns in the hectic, chaotic things we call society. It can do so much, we simply have only touched the surface.

Well, Google has applied it to lines. More specifically, lines at restaurants and possibly stores. Essentially, it uses data based on how busy a certain place is during the day on a certain day as well as the possibly using GPS/location data to figure out how long one person has been there. Multiply this by millions of people and you get some pretty good patterns going.

With that said, Google seems to have pushed out a new program that allows you to know how clustered and slow your wait will be today... Enjoy.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/waiting-in-line-sucks-and-google-wants-to-help-you-avo-1720648442
Jul
28
by tinyman392 at 9:56 AM
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Thonet & Vander | BT Speaker | $ 199.99

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Thonet & Vander is a manufacturer that specializes in speakers and speaker systems. Their systems range from standard 2.0, to studio monitors (2.0) to simplistic 2.1 setups. Additionally, many of these systems have been converted into a Bluetooth setup. The Kürbis is one such example. It’s a rather large, 2.0, bookshelf speaker setup that offers a strong sound for a medium to large sized room.

Design

Simple and basic would be the easiest way to describe the design of the Kürbis speakers. They are forged out of large wooden housings that give the speakers a subtle texture. A nice fabric cover which holds the Thonet & Vander name covers the front drivers to keep debris out. Taken off, a large yellow ring surrounds the lower driver while the upper tweeter matches in color. The Thonet & Vander name sits right above the tweeter camouflaged to the housing.

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Jul
27
by Zyiros at 4:26 PM
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For those of us interested in the OnePlus 2, you can watch the livestream of the event via OnePlus' own app. Click the bold to go to and download the OnePlus 2 Launch App for Android!

Here are the times of the event:

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Here are some more pictures of the OnePlus 2, fresh before the launch! It looks like a sleek advice, but we will have to wait and see what OnePlus has prepared under the hood of their second flagship killer!

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Jul
25
by tinyman392 at 4:14 PM
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MEE | In-Ear Monitor | $ 49.99

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MEE’ original flagship IEM was released a while back. Just two years ago, I got its first slight revision adding a remote and mic to it. Fast forward two more years and MEE has updated the driver inside. The improvement most certainly is there adding a little more energy to the sound of the A151P, something that was much needed. Most other things stay the same, however.

Design

From a design standpoint, MEE hasn’t changed the design of the A151P one bit on the exterior. The design still utilizes the colorless pattern of silver and black. The silver accents give the A151 a bit more dimension and possibly a slight flash. They looked unique back then, and still do.

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Design: ★★★★

Audio

From the previous generation A151P, the new A151P offers a more pronounced treble. This is done by reducing the midrange and bass...
Jul
24
by Zyiros at 10:35 PM
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Nexus is a name that vanilla android enthusiasts know all too well. Although unconfirmed by Google, this Fall, sometime in October or November, Google will allegedly release two devices. One is an updated Nexus 5, and the other is a Nexus device with a slightly larger screen that is meant to replace the colossal Nexus 6.

These two devices will ship with Android M, which packs Google's (extremely) effective battery saver called Dozer, bug fixes, performance enhancements, and many more things! If you are an Android vanilla purist or just care about software over brand and hardware, a Nexus device would be perfect for you!

Don't care about readily having Android M? Can't wait another two months? Check our 2015 Moto X and OnePlus 2 leak articles! Are you waiting for the Nexus devices? We'll update...
Jul
24
by Zyiros at 10:34 PM
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Some of us remember when the OnePlus One entered the spotlight into the fierce competition of the smartphone market. The OnePlus offered an unlocked flagship phone at a fraction of the price that name-brand companies were asking (I'm looking at you, Samsung and Apple!).

The leaked pictures look like OnePlus smashed a Google's Nexus phone, a Samsung device, while keeping the sandpaper feel of the back cover. Here are some alleged pictures of the OnePlus2:

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OnePlus will pull the curtains aside on Monday, July 27th––one day before the release of the 2015 Moto X! Who is waiting for the OnePlus 2? Just remember that the OnePlus will have the invite system as it did last year! Have you considered the 2015 Moto X or 2015 Nexus devices?