Author: JeffreyB

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Every home typically has some kind of fan(s) that keeps its occupants cool during those hot summer months. Usually either found in the bedroom or living room spaces, these fans usually come in two styles–pedestal or tower fan (with tower fans becoming more popular than ever over the years). However, despite them being such a common device, very few models actually offer modern smart home support. This doesn’t mean you can’t easily fix that though. Any fan that has an IR (infrared) remote, can easily be modified to support your smart home setup. Allowing you to control it using Google…

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I remember when Interner Explorer (IE) was one of the most common terms you’d ever hear when discussing the internet. As common as Windows or AOL, it was the dominant option for so long until Chrome came along and messed everything up for Microsoft. Alternative options like Opera and Netscape Navigator came along for some, it wasn’t until Mozilla came out with Firefox in 2004 that users started jumping ship. Once Google Chrome came along, Internet Explorer started becoming an afterthought with how unreliable it could be at times. Regardless, IE was a staple for so long. Now, newer generations have…

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DeLorean is taking a stab at EV companies like Tesla, Faraday, and Lucid with the announcement of its very own all-electric vehicle that will bring DeLorean back to the game (if it sells). A model that takes the old and brings it into the future with an all-new (and all-electric) look. It is the new DeLorean Alpha5. It isn’t the first reveal of the upcoming vehicle as it has been hinted to throughout the year, but this is some of the best visual data we have seen yet. Like the original DeLorean model, the Alpha5 will feature a two-door gull-wing…

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Beyerdynamic has always done a fantastic job at delivering a certain level of clarity and what seems like a unique signature that says “this is a BD pair of headphones” when you listen. At least, it seems to be this way every time I blind-listen to a new pair that comes our way. These two headsets are no different. Someone approached me from behind and carefully set the DT 700 PRO X (Closed-Back) headphones on my head, trying to see if I could guess the manufacturer behind the model. They played one of my favorite Beck songs and within 20…

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We are no strangers to the Audeze brand. The company has been launching spectacular models, one after the next since 2009. Covering solutions for casual listeners, competitive gamers, and audiophiles alike. We are fans of the Mobius gaming headset, as well as the LCD-2 Classic. Two completely different options that are firmly established within the niche of each. Now, we’ve had the chance to also experience the Audeze Euclid (pronounced “You-Klid”), a closed-back planar magnetic in-ear solution that continues this trend. This is an in-ear model reserved for serious listeners with a respectable budget. Another model that packs planar magnetics…

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(Update: MSI has launched its Thunderbolt 4 PCIe Expansion Card. See the review of it here) Alder Lake has been a positive step forward for Intel, although the company still has a way to go before it is going to dominate the charts again (if it happens). Raptor Lake may be what it takes to finish the job unless AMD has an answer of its own. Regardless, the popularity of the Alker Lake chips has been pretty strong and continues to be one of the top-selling options currently (along with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series that continues to hold its ground).…

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Laser projectors are starting to take over as companies continue to shift in this direction for the benefits that come with them. These benefits include the ability to produce darker blacks, finer detail, bright colors, and long lamp life (in this case, 25,000 hours). Therefore it is no surprise that we are seeing companies from all around the globe come forth with new and exciting models. The one we are going to focus on today is the WEMAX Nova Ultra Short Throw 4K Laser Projector. This is a model targeting home theater enthusiasts. It comes with a number of modern…

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Things don’t look good for Microsoft when it accidentally roles out features that weren’t meant for the public’s eyes (just yet). The company claims it was an experimental test that was accidentally included within one of the preview releases (Dev Channel) of the Windows 11 operating system and quickly disabled it in future updates. It initially popped up with a Dev Channel tester posting a screenshot on Twitter of File Explorer (within Windows 11) displaying advertisements targeting Microsoft software. The ad read “Write with confidence across documents, emails, and the web with advanced writing suggestions from Microsoft Editor”. Microsoft Editor…

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A new contender enters the market for enthusiasts who have their own personal theater at home (or looking to build one out). This is another option coming from Epson that uses an improved technique to pull off 4K resolution using pixel shifting. I say improved since it hasn’t always worked out for the company as well as it might have hoped. However, they might have dialed things in just right this time. This is a 3-chip 3LCD laser projector, with each of those three being able to produce a 1080p signal at first. It then uses advanced (and improved upon)…

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Shure recently launched a redesign of its SRH840 model with the newly designed Shure SRH840A headphones. An over-ear model targeting professionals both in the studio and live for the purpose of monitoring.  The new SRH840A features a facelift that the company says “looks great on camera” while maintaining the same audio quality with some added enhancements. Which could get some mixed responses depending on the user. For example, YouTube streamers do care about what they look like. However, in the studio or live production, it doesn’t matter as audio quality comes before anything else.  Some of the enhancements in this…

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