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Intel Expands List of Thunderbolt 4-Compatible Chips Due to Shortages

Home News (Image credit: Intel) Sometimes small chips cause major problems. According to a report from Igor’sLab, Intel recently had to allow its partners to use previously uncertified USB Type-C and Power Delivery controllers from Texas Instruments with its latest Tiger Lake platforms, as well as previously-uncertified discrete Thunderbolt 4 JHL8440/JHL8540 ‘Maple Ridge’ controllers. Every personal… Read more

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NZXT N7 Z590 Motherboard Review: Unique Style, and Capable

Our Verdict NZXT’s N7 Z590 is a full-featured Z590 motherboard that includes two M.2 sockets, Intel-based Wi-Fi 6E, capable power delivery, premium audio, and more. It’s a well-rounded mid-ranger for Intel’s Z590 platform, though for a similar price, there are other options with more and better parts. For + Wi-Fi 6E/2.5 GbE Networking + Improved… Read more

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Rotel RC-1590MKII and RC-1572MKII preamps benefit from raft of upgrades

Home News (Image credit: Rotel) Following the recent announcement of its second-generation 14 and 15 Series amplifiers, Rotel has now taken two of its preamplifiers into their next generation. The new RC-1590MKII (pictured top) and RC-1572MKII (below) replace the original, 2015- and 2017-released models, elevating the designs with performance upgrades that include “over 75 critical”… Read more

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CircuitPython Powers TI-84 Plus CE Python Graphing Calculator

Home News (Image credit: Mr. Posnanski) Math class just got even more fun! If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on the new TI-84 Plus CE Python Graphing Calculator from Texas Instruments, you now have the opportunity to tinker with CircuitPython! That’s right, it’s not just for the Raspberry Pi Pico and other microcontrollers…. Read more

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Rotel 14 and 15 Series MKII amps benefit from high-end Michi technology

Home News (Image credit: Rotel) Rotel has announced sequels to some of its 14 and 15 Series integrated amplifiers. The A14MKII, RA-1572MKII and RA-1592MKII are second-generation models that leverage design elements from the brand’s high-end Michi Series, benefitting from upgraded circuitry and components. The A14MKII (£1195, $1600) – the successor to the A14 – is… Read more

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Go read Bloomberg’s interactive and educational breakdown of the semiconductor shortage

The global chip shortage has been a growing concern in the tech industry (and it has even grabbed the interest of the US president) as it starts to affect the production of more and more products, from cars to graphics cards to game consoles. For a great explanation of all the factors that have led… Read more

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Apple’s HomePod mini reportedly has a secret temperature and humidity sensor

Apple’s HomePod mini smart speaker has an as-yet-undisclosed temperature and humidity sensor in its casing, Bloomberg reports. The sensor’s exact location was confirmed by iFixit, and it appears to be placed away from the speaker’s internal components so it can measure the external temperature. The exact sensor used is a 1.5 x 1.5mm HDC2010 Humidity… Read more

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Rotel Michi S5 / P5

Our Verdict With the superb construction, elegant design and perfectly natural sound of the Michi P5 and S5 combo from Rotel, the only question left to ask is ‘how much?’ The pair offer awesomely low noise with huge output and do so in a gorgeous package. For Superb sound Prestige appearance Great built-in DAC Against… Read more

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iFi Zen Phono

Our Verdict iFi has been bold in its ambition and the Zen Phono encourages the listener to have the same level of aspiration For Clean, detailed performance Well balanced Lots of features Against Not class-leading timing At What HI-Fi?, we often recommend investing in a decent entry-level phono stage to complement the growing market of… Read more

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CES: Dash displays are old – Texas Instruments is holographic

Björn Meijer 16 January 2021 08: 06 13 Comments Last week we wrote about Mercedes, which has developed a luxurious touchscreen for use as a dashboard in cars. Now Texas Instruments has had its say on these developments at the Consumer Electronics Show in the form of a holographic instrument panel. TI’s variant will be… Read more

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CES: Dash displays are old – Texas Instruments' is holographic

Björn Meijer 16 January 2021 08: 06 7 Comments Last week we wrote about Mercedes, which has developed a luxurious touchscreen for use as a dashboard in cars. Now Texas Instruments has had its say on these developments at the Consumer Electronics Show in the form of a holographic instrument cluster. TI’s variant will be… Read more

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Dashboard displays are old – Texas Instruments' is holographic

Björn Meijer 16 January 2021 08: 06 0 Comments Last week we wrote about Mercedes, which has developed a luxurious touchscreen for use as a dashboard in cars. Now Texas Instruments has had its say on these developments at the Consumer Electronics Show in the form of a holographic instrument cluster. TI’s variant will be… Read more

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CES: Denon Home Soundbar 550 is extremely compact but still offers Dolby Atmos and DTS: X

Björn Meijer 14 January 2021 11: 34 14 Comments Denon has unveiled a new soundbar called the Home Sound Bar 600. Special about this model is that it has a width of 65 centimeter is very narrow but still supports dts: x and Dolby Atmos surround standards. It is equipped with six drivers at the… Read more

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Sponsored: The new ASRock X570 Velocita: X570 with Killer WiFi 6 and 2.5 gigabit for 264 euros

Assembling a PC always starts with the base, the motherboard. That is normative for your system; the reliability and capabilities of your new computer are largely determined by this important component. If you are looking for a new motherboard for an AMD Ryzen processor, you will soon find the X 570-series. This chipset has been… Read more

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Sponsored: ASRock X570 Velocita: A perfectly updated X570 motherboard

Assembling a PC always starts with the base, the motherboard. That is normative for your system; the reliability and capabilities of your new computer are largely determined by this important component. If you are looking for a new motherboard for an AMD Ryzen processor, you will soon find the X 570-series. This chipset has been… Read more

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