Then name Mophie is synonymous with portable power solutions for your smartphone, tablet, and other accessories. This week the company announced four new rugged battery solutions designed to provide power where and when you need it. Featured Nadella's acquisitions: How Nuance stacks up Work's new normal takes shape and some companies will botch it The best Surface? See which Microsoft Surface PC is right for you The best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free Road warriors, field workers, and people working in an office who experience an emergency will appreciate the rugged, reliable nature and options for providing power with these four new rugged products. It's interesting to see there is no USB-C output on these battery packs, but more universal USB-A ports are provided. We have the Powerstation Go Rugged with Air Compressor in hand and under evaluation so stay tuned for an upcoming review. Powerstation Go Rugged Compact This $99.95 portable … [Read more...] about Mophie Powerstation Go Rugged lineup announced: Jumper cable output, flashlight are perfect for emergencies
Monoprice SB-600 Score Details “Easy to use and quite affordable, the SB-600 doesn't let Atmos really shine.” Easy setup Clear dialogue Generous number of inputs Semi-wireless surround speakers Distracting display Mediocre Dolby Atmos Poor midrange sound quality MSRP $450.00 For those looking to get a more immersive TV experience, Dolby Atmos soundbars are a tempting upgrade. Boasting an easier, more convenient setup than wiring up a room with an A/V receiver and a bunch of discrete speakers, soundbars just make a lot of sense. But Dolby Atmos soundbars tend to be pricey affairs thanks to the extra speakers and drivers required to get the full 3D effect that makes Atmos worth having . Monoprice is attempting to do something about that with its very affordable ($450) SB-600 soundbar . Has it succeeded in creating an Atmos experience for everyone? Let’s take a look. What’s in the box? Monoprice includes everything you … [Read more...] about Monoprice SB-600 Soundbar review: Affordable but average Dolby Atmos
A 15-minute interview with Pete Townshend is a near-impossibility. Not only is he one of the most eloquent and thoughtful figures in rock history, but he’s also one of the most loquacious. And even though we said that we’d limit this conversation — tied to the new deluxe edition of The Who Sell Out — to 15 minutes, per a request from one of his representatives, Townshend’s answer to our first question after a few icebreakers clocked in at seven minutes and eight seconds. There was so much more we wanted to discuss at that point, including the impact of Sgt. Pepper on The Who Sell Out, his disappointment when “I Can See for Miles” failed to become a hit, and how he sizes up Sell Out next to latter-day albums like Who’s Next . Looking forward, we also wanted to hear about the status of the next Who record, the challenges of writing songs that Roger Daltrey will agree to sing, returning to the road after the pandemic, and the possibility of a Who biopic. Related … [Read more...] about Pete Townshend on the Who’s Uncertain Future and the Legacy of ‘The Who Sell Out’
WITH Mystic Meg-like foresight, David Cameron once predicted that political lobbying would be “the next big scandal waiting to happen”. It was 2009 and the then Tory leader hit out at the “far-too-cosy relationship between politics, government, business and money”, which he said had “tainted our politics for too long”. Now, the skies above Cameron’s shepherd’s hut in the Cotswolds are dark with the chickens coming home to roost. Instead of chillaxing with “his trotters up” — as EastEnders star Danny Dyer once memorably accused him of doing — Cameron is embroiled in the very scandal he predicted. The ex-Prime Minister stands accused of using his old contacts in government — notably the now Chancellor, Rishi Sunak — to try and get hundreds of millions in taxpayer-funded loans for a company he worked for. Mr Cameron had shares in the financial services firm Greensill Capital that he reportedly hoped could net him a £43million windfall. Accusations of Tory … [Read more...] about Will Greensill lobby scandal turn Heir to Blair into Dodgy Dave?
Retro Review Right as HTC was peaking, so was one of the oddities of 2011 tech: 3D. I revisited the phone that combined the two. Alex Dobie 16 Apr 2021 0 Source: Alex Dobie / Android Central Android is coming up on its 13th birthday, which means many of the phones that drove the platform's early success are now a decade or more old. 2011, in particular, gave us the likes of the Galaxy S2 and first Galaxy Note — some of the best Android phones of their time — along with a lot of weird experimentation as the smartphone boom really started to take off. That's perfectly encapsulated by the HTC EVO 3D, which I've been playing with this past week for the first time in 10 years. Just as the Taiwanese phone maker was peaking in terms of brand awareness and market share, stereoscopic 3D displays were the new hotness. Growing up in the 90s, 3D TV, of the non-cardboard-glasses kind, seemed like science fiction. Now it could fit in a tiny rectangle in a device … [Read more...] about HTC EVO 3D in 2021: Revisiting a decade-old technological dead-end