USB Type-C Explained

 

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The latest evolution of USB has been announced – USB Type-C – and it brings with it a step change in the connection standard: the plugs are now reversible – no more fumbling around to get the plug the right way round. It’s also faster and can deliver more power. However, there’s also a problem…

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Burden Of The Noose supporting Kataleptic, 30th August, Birmingham

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Burden Of The Noose will be main support for Kataleptic at the band’s upcoming show in Birmingham.

30th August is the date for your diaries and The O2 Academy is the place to plonk your virtual pin.

Also playing on the night will be Spawned From Hate and Eternally Enthroned, with Carnal Desolation opening proceedings. Doors are at 19:00.

For more information, head to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503072916589320/

Corsair K70 Review

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The Corsair K70 is one of the most desirable gaming keyboard’s currently available thanks to its stylish brushed aluminium construction. It’s also fully-equipped with mechanical switches for speedy typing and greater longevity, and it’s fully backlit too.

Although it’s branded as a gaming keyboard and does come with replaceable contoured WASD keys there are no extra gaming keys here, though you do get a selection of multimedia keys.

Read the full review at TrustedReviews

Unique Melody 3X Review

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The 3X are, along with the 2X, the first universal-fit in-ear monitors (IEMs) made by Unique Melody, a brand that previously dealt exclusively in custom-moulded IEMs.

More than just a first for the company, though, they’re also a pretty rare sight in general for IEMs as they combine both the balanced armature drivers used by most IEMs with a dynamic driver. This should in theory give the ‘phones both accuracy at the top end but plenty of oomph down low too.

Read the full review at TrustedReviews

Samson Meteorite Review

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Portable USB microphones are a dime a dozen these days but one of the finest we’ve ever encountered is the Meteor Mic by Samson. Now the company has released a new, even smaller addition to its lineup, and it’s called it the Meteorite.

Coming in at just £35 it offers ‘CD’ quality sampling and a 20-20,000Hz frequency range and weighs just 124g. What’s more it’ll work with your iPad too.

Read the full review at TrustedReviews

Logitech G710+ Review

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The G710+ is Logitech’s current flagship gaming keyboard, so plays host to a multitude of programmable keys and multimedia controls as well as so called ‘mechanical’ keyswitches for longer life and a better key action. Coming in at around £140 it may seem outrageously expensive just for a keyboard, but then it really does deliver.

Read the full review at TrustedReviews

Turtle Beach Z300 Review

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This wireless headset boasts 7.1 virtual surround sound courtesy Dolby Headphones technology, supports use with multiple devices at once – including a phone – and of course sports Turtle Beach’s unique brash styling.

Read the full review at TrustedReviews

Burden of the Noose to support Anaal Nathrakh

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Burden of the Noose will be supporting Anaal Nathrakh for their upcoming show at the Asylum 2, Birmingham.

The show takes place on 1st August and will also include opening support from From the Bogs of Uaghiska.

Tickets to the gig are £8 and doors open at 7:30pm.

See you there folks!

Living with a Standing Desk

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Are there any real benefits to using a standing desk? To find out, we set Edward Chester the challenge of using one for a month. Here’s his diary of what he found.

Recent studies into the health risks involved in sitting all day have prompted many to start looking into alternative ways of working at a desk. To avoid the greater risk of heart disease, colon cancer, postural problems, and much more besides many people are turning to standing at their desks, while some are even walking on treadmills or using exercise bikes while they work.

The logic is simple: spending more time standing or moving your lower body engages more muscles so it burns more calories, promotes better posture, increases blood flow to your extremities and thus improves alertness.

While some people have suggested this is reason enough to ditch sitting altogether, others have countered that simply getting up and walking at regular intervals is enough to have the same effect – not to mention, standing all day has plenty of downsides too (varicose veins, anyone?).

So, to put the idea of the standing desk to the test, TrustedReviews asked me to give it a go.

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Varidesk Pro Review

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Off the back of a number of recent reports about the health problems associated with sitting at all day there is increasing interest in other ways to work at a desk. Now standing desks and even treadmill desks are becoming – at least ever so slightly – more common sights.

But let’s face it, completely changing your desk for a standing one, let alone installing a treadmill, just isn’t practical for most of us, which is where the Varidesk comes in. Instead of a wholesale swap to an upright desk, it sits on a normal desk and offers the ability to switch between standing and sitting.

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