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Virgin Orbit, a company within Virgin Group (owned by billionaire Richard Branson), hasn’t been doing so well this year since its first official launch failed in January. The launch failure caused a complete loss of cargo, resulting in a significant financial loss for the company. Although some companies like SpaceX would see this as growing pains filled with valuable data to learn from so that future launches have a better chance, Virgin Orbit didn’t seem to have the same vision. Last month, the company made the decision to furlough the majority of its employees instead, causing a continued drop in…

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Microsoft’s Edge browser is a speedy contestant in the browser games and has proven to be one of the best attempts the company has ever made in the history of launches. It is based on Chromium, which is the same framework that the Google Chrome browser (and so many others, now) is based on, resulting in a fast and user-friendly experience. However, nothing is perfect, which leads to my little rant today. The company is a rockstar at creating popular gaming systems and operating systems (at least, every other one they launch into the world). But sometimes it makes poor…

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Back in 2020, Yamaha launches its YH-E700A ANC headphone model that took on the likes of Bose’s QC 35 II and claimed its space within the active noise-canceling (ANC) market. Since then, there have been plenty of Bose vs Yamaha reviews and comparisons, making for a successful entry for the company. Now, it has launched the successor to the YH-E700A headphones, calling the new model: Yamaha YH-E700B ANC Wireless Headphones. The new model features a noticeable change to the overall design of the headphones, along with some improvements made to its signature features (such as ANC). And although the tiny…

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The first time we came across a microphone solution from Saramonic, we nearly missed it. There had been a ton of new names popping up around the world and many of them weren’t worth talking about due to quality control issues that were running rampant. However, the attention to detail and quality of build had caught our eye, resulting in our looking further into it. Something we never came to regret, because it become one of our favorite new brands to enter the industry within an affordable category. This was the UwMic9 series and its build and sound quality was…

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SVS debuted its new powered bookshelf speakers (SVS Prime Wireless Pro) at the CES 2023 show this week in Las Vegas. The new audiophile speakers come with a full artillery of inputs and streaming options that users can take full advantage of. These speakers are designed with a small footprint in mind, for those looking for a neat bookshelf experience with plenty of range and sound with minimal cables running everywhere. In fact, these speakers only require a power connection with a single cable running between them. Everything from there is optional. Users can wirelessly connect to the speakers through…

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Cleaning a laptop screen is an important task that can help improve the visibility and overall performance of your device. Mostly, to eliminate the annoyance of staring at a dirty screen every time you use it. However, it’s important to follow a few precautions to ensure that you don’t damage the screen or the device itself while cleaning. I’ve seen some interesting things at coffee shops which led me to talk about this today. So many times have I seen someone spray their screen and randomly take a paper towel or anything else nearby to scrub everything down. This is…

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What do you get when you take just about every form of connectivity (outside of 1/4″), both wired and wireless, and squash it into a single portable amplifier? Then you add in a high-end Burr-Brown DAC inside and make it ever-so-clean? You get something like the xDSD Gryphon Portable DAC by iFi audio. We have been playing with this one for around a week to really get a feel for it and have been blown away by its performance. We have come across our fair share of wireless and not-so-wireless DAC amps over the years. Ranging from huge units that…

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So many headphones, so little time. Aw, what am I saying? We always have time for lazing around while listening to a new pair of headphones (while being able to say that we are busy working). In that, we tend to do that a lot thanks to the unlimited number of models that are out there in the world. Now 1MORE, a company with a notable reputation, has added one more to the mix with the 1MORE SonoFlow Wireless ANC Headphones. That’s right. Another pair of ANC headphones to choose from in today’s product lines. ANC is taking over as…

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking over the industry as many drivers move toward energy-efficient gas alternatives. What has been a slow adaptation these past 10 years is now moving at speeds where countries and US states are considering or already pushing ahead with transitionary changes in the law to weed out gas (ICE) vehicles. With that, come policy changes with federal and state departments to adapt to these changes all the same. Therefore, police departments across the country have been considering the move toward EVs to replace or add to their fleet of vehicles on the road. Good for the…

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Plex has been one of the latest to suffer an unfortunate data breach, forcing the company to reach out to its users to let them know. Users are being asked to reset their passwords as a precaution (as usual), even though their logins are likely safe (unless information can be decrypted). It’s too bad that anyone would be willing to go after a company like Plex. I can come up with a number of reasons why this wouldn’t make sense for such a community of shadows to target them. But, who am I to make sense of anything? Compromised data…

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