The big picture: Microsoft’s shiny new OS has had a mixed reception, not helped by the fact that users considering updating/trying out the OS on their relatively recent PCs were put off by a stringent list of system requirements, accompanied by vague messaging around compatibility and updates for unsupported PCs. This situation has led to some interesting experimentation around Windows 11 installation on older hardware, with an enthusiast getting the OS to run on a 15-year-old Intel Pentium 4 661. We’ve previously detailed on how you can bypass Microsoft’s TPM and CPU requirements to get Windows 11 running on your unsupported PC. And while that may be running an incompatible chip from just a few years ago, it turns out Microsoft actually supports Intel’s single-core Pentium 4 chip that came out in early 2006. As posted on Twitter by user @Carloss_SM1995, Windows 11 not only booted on their machine, whose specs are noted below, but also claims to have it updated with Patch … [Read more...] about Enthusiast manages to run Windows 11 on a single-core Intel Pentium 4 chip from 15 years ago
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The best laptop for music production is going to have all the tools you need and the power to run them whether you're in the studio, on the road, or playing live in a venue. You'll need specific hardware to get the most out of your investment however, and your specific musical needs can mean you need to look for some rather different things when buying a new laptop. The best specs in the best laptops aren't going to mean much if they aren't the right specs or form factor for your need. Apart from the best processors , which is going to be universally useful, system memory for managing all your audio tracks in professional sound engineering apps like ProTools and Adobe Audition is also essential, as is storage capacity if you're on the go since raw audio files can be massive and you'll be working with several of them at a time most likely. You have plenty of options out there, though. This can make the process a bit more frustrating while shopping, but rest assured, we've … [Read more...] about Best laptop for music production 2021: the ultimate workstations for musicians
Close iQOO Z5x iQoo has launched the Z5x in China after announcing the Z5 last month. It is a new mid-range phone from the brand that comes equipped with a high refresh rate display and a big battery. The iQoo Z5x is built around a 6.58" FullHD+ 120Hz LCD with a water-drop notch for the 8MP selfie camera. At the back, there is a dual-camera unit with a 50MP primary camera joined by a 2MP macro unit and it is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 900 chipset. It supports up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The smartphone runs Android 11-based OriginOS 1.0 out-of-the-box and comes with the virtual RAM feature, allowing you to extend RAM virtually by up to 1.5GB on the 6GB RAM variant and up to 4GB on the 8GB RAM model. The Z5x has a five-layer liquid cooling system for sustained performance and has Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity. It offers other features such as dual Sim, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and a 3.5mm headphone slot. The smartphone … [Read more...] about iqoo: iQoo Z5x launched in China with Dimensity 900 chip, 50MP camera and 5000 mAh battery
Odroid XU4 A desktop computer in the palm of your hand Jump to details $85 at Amazon Beagleboard PocketBeagle BeagleBone An open-source USB key-fob computer Jump to details $40 at Amazon UDOO BOLT V8 High-end laptop performance for VR, AR, and AI projects Jump to details $459 at Udoo Nvidia Jetson Nano Developer Kit Comes with support for many popular AI frameworks Jump to details $108 at Amazon ASUS Tinker Board S A great kit for hobbyists and enthusiasts Jump to details $106 at Amazon Show More (1 items) Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ A Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ gutted down for industrial use Jump to details $42 at Walmart For many projects, dedicating an entire PC to a project is overkill. This is where single-board computers come in handy. The best know SBC is, without a doubt, the Raspberry Pi. It's known the world over for its versatility, low … [Read more...] about Best Raspberry Pi alternative 2021: Top SBCs
If you’ve heard about Pop!_OS , you might have seen people often referring to it as the best Windows alternative or the ideal Linux distribution for gaming. Here’s what’s different about this Linux distribution What Is Pop!_OS? Pop!_OS is a Linux distribution (commonly called a distro) developed by a firm called System76 . Put simply, a Linux distribution is an operating system built on the Linux kernel . Linux is open-source, free, and an excellent alternative to Windows and macOS. Since 2005, System76 has been manufacturing Linux computers that ship with a distro called Ubuntu preinstalled rather than Windows. In 2017, the company created its own distro, Pop!_OS, based on Ubuntu, and began offering it as an alternative. What Makes Pop!_OS Different? There are a lot of significant factors that set Pop!_OS apart from Windows, macOS, and even other distros. Here are some of them. Pop!_OS Is Free To Use and Ad-Free Being an open-source project, Pop!_OS is … [Read more...] about What Is Pop!_OS?
In addition to new MacBooks on October 18th, Apple finally also introduced its third-generation AirPods , which are set to ship on October 26th for $179 and are available for preorder now . Apple also lowered the cost of the now-entry-level AirPods 2 from $159 to $129 and will now only sell the version that comes with a wired charging case. As a result, the AirPods lineup now consists of four models of AirPods: the $129 AirPods 2, the $179 AirPods 3, the $249 AirPods Pro, and the $549 AirPods Max. With such a wide range of AirPods available at various price points, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out which one you should purchase. That’s why we’ve put together this guide comparing the models to each other — so you can find the right fit for you. Note that while we have reviewed most of the AirPods in the lineup, we’ve not yet tested the AirPods 3, but we will soon. AirPods Lineup Comparison Specification AirPods (second-gen) AirPods (third-gen) AirPods … [Read more...] about Which AirPods model should you buy?
Close Vivo T1 Vivo T1 series is official in China. The series comprises two smartphones — Vivo T1 and Vivo T1x . While the former comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core chipset, Vivo T1x is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor. The duo offer dynamic RAM feature as well. Price and availability Vivo T1 comes in three variants. The base model packs 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. It is priced at CNY 2,199 (approx. Rs 25,000). Another variant has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage which carries a price tag of CNY 2,399 (approx. Rs 28,000). The phone’s top-end model has 12GB RAM and comes with a price tag of CNY 2,599 (approx. Rs 30,000). Buyers can choose from the Dazzling Black and Electric Blue colour options. The Vivo T1x comes with a starting price of CNY 1,599 (approx. Rs 18,000). It comes in three colour variants — Sea Salt, Starry Night, and Iridescent. Vivo T1 specifications Vivo T1 has a 6.67-inch IPS … [Read more...] about Vivo T1 and Vivo T1x launched in China with 120Hz refresh rate and 64MP camera
DJI might be best known for drones like the DJI Air 2S , but it's actually a filmmaking innovator in many areas – and to prove the point, it's just launched a completely unique, all-in-one cinematography system called the DJI Ronin 4D. The Ronin 4D is unlike any other pro cinema setup, because it combines a full-frame camera with a new four-axis stabilization system and LiDAR-based focusing, among other tech treats. In short, it's a new breed of all-in-one filmmaking setup for producing super-smooth, professional video. So what exactly do you get when buying a Ronin 4D? The system's camera is a new full-frame Zenmuse X9, which is available in either 6K or 8K versions. It's compatible with DJI's own DL Mount lenses and other lenses, including those made for the Leica M-mount. These are the world's best video cameras Or check out out guide to the best 4K cameras you can buy DJI Mavic 3 Pro release date, price, rumors and what we want to see The 6K version of the … [Read more...] about The DJI Ronin 4D is a game-changing cinema camera with a surprising price tag
The big picture: Google has officially introduced its new Pixel 6 series of smartphones, led by the flagship Pixel 6 Pro. From $899, it's a good bit cheaper than comparable flagships from companies like Apple and Samsung, and could put Google in a very favorable position heading into the 2021 holiday season and beyond. Google’s top-tier handset packs a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED display operating at a resolution of 1,440 x 3,120 (512 PPI, 19.5:9 aspect ratio) with a variable refresh rate that automatically adjusts from 10Hz to 120Hz based on the content currently being shown on screen to preserve battery life. The display is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass Victus , the company’s most advanced cover glass to date. Lending its services for the first time is Google’s own Tensor processor alongside its Titan M2 security coprocessor and 12GB of LPDDR5 memory. Local storage options include 128GB, 256GB or 512GB, and are priced accordingly. Google described Tensor as the … [Read more...] about Pixel 6 Pro is the flagship smartphone Google has always wanted to make
Further Reading Activision Blizzard sued by state agency over alleged widespread discrimination In a new legal filing, Activision Blizzard is pointing to alleged conflicts of interest within California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in an effort to delay or stymie the state agency's continuing lawsuit over alleged discrimination and sexual harassment at the company. Conflict claims Those who have been following California's slowly unfolding case against Activision since it first became public in July may remember that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought a similar but separate lawsuit against the company last month. Activision Blizzard quickly agreed to a consent decree to settle that federal case, setting up an $18 million restitution fund for affected employees in the process. Earlier this month, though, California's DFEH filed an objection to that federal settlement, saying in part that it had a "potential … [Read more...] about Attorney conflict could benefit Activision Blizzard in harassment suit