Recently, Creative has announced their latest soundcard aimed at audiophiles and music enthusiasts. Priced at a rather expensive $300, the new Sound BlasterX AE-9 packs some unique, ultrapremium features including an DAC, removable opamps, breakout box, and a dedicated power supply which will help reduce the pesky digital interference and white noise emitted from your system’s electronics.
Powering the Sound BlasterX AE-9 is Creative’s staple sound chip, the Sound Core 3D audio processor. In addition to this, it also features replaceable operational amps which can be swapped out depending on the end user’s audio preferences. According to Creative, [...]
Industrial Bank of Korea, Nonghyup Bank, Keb Hana Bank and Kookmin Bank are suing now Chinese owned US based online retailer, Newegg, and computer technology distributor, ASI Corp, for allegedly aiding now defunct Korean hardware maker, Monseual, in a Ponzi scheme which defrauded its lenders approximately half a billion dollars and landed the CEO of Monseual, Hong-seok Park, 23 years in prison.
The four South Korea based banks allege that Newegg and ASI helped Monseual secure fraudulent loans by making big purchase orders for Monseual’s products at 300x their actual market value and subsequently receiving kickbacks for their help. As many lenders make loans [...]
Autonomous, the makers behind the sitting/standing Smart Desk, has recently launched the third iteration of their Smart Desk series, the Autonomous Smart Desk 3. Autonomous claims that the Smart Desk 3 is the world’s first AI powered workstation and you’ll soon see why.
With the original Smart Desk and the Smart Desk 2, Autonomous focused on perfecting their Smart Desk’s main function which was to simply move up and down for both sitting and standing use. With the Smart Desk 3, Autonomous has now also integrated a tablet directly into the desk itself.
The tablet is a 7-inch tablet which sits flush on the table to the left of the user. The [...]
Dash cam manufacturer Thinkware recently announced the launch of their new F800 dash cam, the new flagship dash cam in Thinkware’s dash cam lineup.
The new Thinkware F800 dash cam features the Sony Exmor R Starvis Sensor, which provides up to 1080p recording capability. With a secondary camera, the F800 is capable of recording in two channel mode for both front and rear video recording.
Like many of Thinkware’s other dash cams, the Thinkware F800 features night vision capability along with parking mode which enables not only better night-time video recording, but also allows the F800 to record while the car is parked to ensure video footage is [...]
Thunderbolt may become as ubiquitous as USB one day as Intel VP Chris Walker recently shared news that Intel is planning to make the Thunderbolt Protocol specification free beginning sometime next year. Intel also shared news that Thunderbolt 3 will be integrated into future CPUs although no information was provided as to which processor would receive integrated Thunderbolt support first.
Thunderbolt 3 has amassed decent popularity over the past few years as a faster external interface alternative to USB 3.1. Current generation Thunderbolt 3 is capable of bandwidth up to 40Gb/s, which is 3x faster than current generation USB 3.1 Gen 2 which features maximum [...]
A former TSMC Engineer was charged for stealing trade secrets to a competitor, according to a report by DigiTimes.
The former TSMC engineer, Hsu, was recently accused of stealing trade secrets on TSMC’s 28nm process to give to China-based Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC). TSMC’s 28nm process is a proven process which has been used in many chips including Apple SoCs, Qualcomm SoCs, Nvidia GPUs, AMD GPUs, and more. Hsu had recently taken a job at HLMC, but was arrested before he could start.
Of course this isn’t the first time this has occurred. A number of China-based memory chip makers have been aggressively poaching talent from [...]
Multi-user support, one of the most highly requested features for the Google Home has recently been released by Google.
According to a recent blog post, Google Home can now support up to six users by utilizing voice recognition in order to identify the person speaking. This allows Google Home to deliver personalized information for each user so users no longer get the wrong information when they ask Google about their day, their calendars, their commute times, etc.
In order to take advantage of the new feature, simply update the Google Home app to the latest version and a prompt to utilize multi-user should pop up. After saying “OK Google” and [...]
Monitoring your home while you’re away is about to get easier thanks to D-Link’s new Omna 180 Cam HD.
According to the announcement, the D-Link Omna will be one of the very few home cameras that will feature up to a 180° ultra-wide field of view. Most solutions are restricted to 120° which either requires the camera to rotate or suffer limited vision.
Behind the ultra-wide 180° lens is a 1080p sensor which ensures that the camera records with clarity and a set of IR LEDs lets you see up to 16 feet in complete darkness. A built-in microphone allows for easy two-way communication and motion detection alerts you when things get [...]
Remember all those guys spewing all that non-sense on how smartphones and tablets are going to replace gaming PCs? Well, it looks like it hasn’t gone to plan. The PC gaming market is exploding, now reaching a massive $30 Billion with a projected 6% CAGR through 2019, according to market intelligence firm Jon Peddle Research. Previously, the PC gaming hardware market wasn’t expected to reach $30 Billion until 2018. PC Gamers FTW.
According to the research numbers, the $30 Billion market is split into three categories – Entry Level, Mid-Range, and High-End. The High-End portion of the market, which is led by North American and Western [...]
LeEco is a company many people in the US have never heard of, but the company has been making a huge effort to capture the American market. After its purchase of Vizio last year, and release of its own-branded smart TVs and smartphones last year, the company has made the next move in becoming a household name in the US; it’s started selling its products on Amazon.LeEco Smart TVs and Smartphones Available on Amazon
It's true! You can now get ecophones and ecotvs @Amazon! https://t.co/SkTkv1H3oJ #LeNext pic.twitter.com/OVY2Cx6Dlm
— LeEco Global (@LeEcoGlobal) January 16, 2017
The products the company has now [...]