Tiny preamp will solve your biggest audio problems

Lust List: Beachtek DXA-SLR Ultra preamplifier Hssssssssss. Hssssssssss. I told one of my favorite photographers, Mike Kepka, that I was trying to shoot a little video, but that my audio sounded horrid. He happens to be pretty decent videographer. And a little bit of a gearhead (at least in comparison to me). “Get a Beachtek,” […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Conquer YouTube (and win $10,000) with LG’s Dream Setup competition

This post is brought to you by LG Electronics. Since the dawn of YouTube, anyone with a webcam and something to say has had a chance to become a bona fide superstar. A huge portion of the vlogging celebrities on the Tube make their name and fame by reviewing technology or games — searching “let’s […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Samsung and Sony take jealous stabs at Apple

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Apple was reminded of this after its keynote on Wednesday when rivals Samsung and Sony took to Twitter to mock the length of its presentation — and its new iPhone 6s. We expect nothing less from Samsung, which has been mocking Apple with great success for as long as we […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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SanDisk’s 200GB microSD card is on sale in the UK for £109 – but only for today

SanDisk’s 200GB Class 10 Ultra microSDXC card is currently available in the UK for £108.99, 21% less than its usual price of £137.99 – but you’ll only be able to grab it at that price today. Read more…

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Apple May Be Returning to Glass-on-Glass Touch Panels for iPhone 7

A new rumor out of Apple’s supply chain in Asia suggests that the company could be returning to using ultra-thin glass-on-glass touch panels for next year’s line of iPhones, but will remain using in-cell touch panels for the „iPhone 6s“ and „iPhone 6s Plus,“ both predicted to launch this month (via DigiTimes). The sources cite Apple’s issues with production bottlenecks of the in-cell technology which prevent the company from „adding new features as well as increasing resolutions.“

Makers have already begun sending samples of fully laminated G/G technology to Apple and Corning along with Asahi Glass have also reportedly sent glass samples.

Market observers have recently noted that Apple is in discussions over whether to go back to G/G instead of in-cell technology for future iPhone devices as in-cell technology is currently struggling with various production bottlenecks that are preventing Apple from adding new features as well as increasing resolutions.

Notably, the improvement in glass-on-glass production technology could grant Apple the ability to create a bezel-free iPhone that in-cell panels currently limit. The possibility of a full 4K ultra HD screen would also be in the cards according to the sources in the company’s supply chain, again pointing to current limitations on in-cell touch panels themselves, and their production.

G/G touch panels may also help Apple develop bezel-free smartphones as in-cell touch panels reportedly are struggling with touch sensitivity on the edges. Additionally, in-cell touch panels also make it difficult for vendors to pursue higher resolutions including Ultra HD (4K) due to current bottlenecks, the observers said.

Apple used glass-on-glass touch panels in its iPhone line until the iPhone 5 came out in 2012 with in-cell panels. The new line of iPhones predicted to be announced at next week’s September 9 media event will undoubtedly continue to use in-cell panels, with stronger 7000 series aluminum shells, Force Touch, an improved 12-megapixel camera, all housed in a similar design to last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models.



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