Bang & Olufsen (B&O), the storied Danish audio brand, has a long history of designing products that put an equal emphasis on form and function, a philosophy that often results in gorgeous but very expensive gear. The company’s latest speakers are a perfect example: The Beolab 28 are tower-style wireless speakers that can be floor-standing or wall-mounted, and they start at $14,750 per pair for the fabric editions. You can also buy wood trim versions that will run you $16,500 or more depending on the wood you choose. Decorators and homeowners get tons of possible combinations: Natural silver, black anthracite, or bronze tone aluminum for the Beolab 28’s body, two tones of fabric (gray and gray melange), and four choices of wood covers — light oak, oak, smoked oak, and walnut. When floor standing, they measure 53 inches tall and weigh 41 pounds each. Inside the speakers, B&O has packed three 3-inch full-range drivers (one mounted forward and one on each side), a … [Read more...] about B&O’s latest full-size luxury speakers feature motorized curtains
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Amazon Prime Day 2021 isn’t set to arrive until June, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start embracing what we expect to be the retailer’s most exciting event to date with a little bit of harmless speculation. For starters, it’s safe to assume that Prime Day 2021 will see more discounts than ever before. How do we know? Because each Prime Day is bigger and better than the last — duh! So, Prime Day 2021. What’s it about? Well, it’s far too early to say with absolute certainty what we’ll see. Heck, we don’t even know for certain when it will be (though we have a pretty good idea — more on that in a bit). One thing is almost for certain, though: While Amazon will be at the heart of Prime Day 2021, other retailers will also be throwing their hats into the ring. What happened on Prime Day 2020? Before we can look forward to Prime Day 2021, we first need to look back to Prime Day 2020 — an anomaly in the history of the event. Amazon was left with no choice but to reschedule the … [Read more...] about Prime Day Deals 2021: When is it, and what can we expect?
Zotac has introduced its new GeForce RTX 3090 ArcticStorm graphics card that features an advanced 20-phase voltage regulating module (VRM) and comes equipped with a stylish waterblock with built-in addressable RGB LEDs. There is a catch about this board though: it is not factory overclocked. Image 1 of 6 Image 2 of 6 Image 3 of 6 Image 4 of 6 Image 5 of 6 Image 6 of 6 The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 ArcticStorm features a 16+4-phase power delivery enhanced with the company's proprietary PowerBoost capacitor that reduces ripple noise and power fluctuations. The board has three eight-pin power connectors which can deliver up to 450W of power to the GPU and memory. Perhaps, the oddest 'features' of Zotac's GeForce RTX 3090 ArticStorm are its GPU frequencies. For some reason, Zotac decided not to factory overclock one of its flagship graphics cards and left GPU clocks at 1395 MHz base and 1695 MHz boost, exactly what is recommended by … [Read more...] about Zotac Unveils GeForce RTX 3090 ArcticStorm: 16+4-Phase VRM & Water Block
Just when we thought that smart cities, smart factories, IoT devices, autonomous vehicles, and robots will be the main generators of data that will require storage space in the coming years, Chia cryptocurrency just demonstrated that it will also be a formidable generator of data, at least for the time being. In a about a month's time storage space allocated to Chia network increased from 120PB all the way to 1143PB, or 1.14 Exabytes. 1.14EB equals 1,140,000TB, or 63,333 20TB hard drives. Chia is a proof of space-time cryptocurrency that uses storage space on farmers' systems to store a collection of cryptographic numbers called 'plots.' When the blockchain broadcasts a challenge for the next block, farmers' systems scan their plots to see if they have the hash that is closest to the challenge. This method eliminates the Proof of Work concept used by Bitcoin and Ethereum therefore lowering vast power requirements for mining, which developers of Chia call 'farming.' … [Read more...] about Chia Currency Has Already Used 1 Exabyte of Storage
One thing spending most of the pandemic year in our homes has taught us: It pays to be comfortable, and no one wants to pay more for energy than they absolutely have to — you can save even more with these Prime Day deals . One of the best ways to keep costs low and keep you comfy is a Nest thermostat, one of the niftiest smart home gadgets Google has come up with. The Nest Thermostat allows you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere. You can install it easily, and it can save you tons of money. Read on if you want to know what you can look forward to if you’re considering buying a Nest Thermostat this Prime Day. What Prime Day Nest Thermostat deals to expect Google has a wide range of Nest Thermostat devices, and we expect to see a great number of them discounted in these Prime Day Nest Thermostat sales. There’s a Nest Thermostat for every budget, starting with the basic Google Nest Thermostat, which is in the $130 range. This thermostat monitors your home’s temperature … [Read more...] about Best Prime Day Nest Thermostat deals 2021: What to expect