Yamaha’s latest turntable streams multi-room audio via WiFi

The player also doubles as an audio target for AirPlay, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth devices, and you can steer both online services and multi-room playback through Alexa voice commands.

You can buy the MusicCast Vinyl 500 in September for $700 without speakers — steep, but potentially worth it to hear your LPs around the home. You can cut costs if you don’t mind plugging into a MusicCast receiver, though. The TT-S303 turntable will offer the same basic record-playing features without the wireless technology for a more down-to-Earth $450.

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E’ morta l’italiana scomparsa durante una immersione in Mozambico

E’ morta Eleonora Contin, la 34enne di Chiavenna che risultava dispersa dalla mattina del 25 agosto nelle acque della barriera corallina del Mozambico. A darne notizia, con un post, è l’Orchestra Verdi per la quale la donna lavorava come delle relazioni istituzionali. 
Domenica Eleonora era andata a fare un’immersione con il marito, Matteo Gobbi, per ammirare le meraviglie della barriera corallina. All’improvviso una forte corrente aveva disperso il gruppo , quando i sub si sono ritrovati all’appello mancava solo Eleonora.
Il marito ha fatto scattare immediatamente l’allarme e sono partite le ricerche con elicotteri e sommozzatori. Ricerche costose, tanto che è partita una colletta online sul sito gofundme.com, rilanciata dai social network, per raccogliere 50mila euro. In meno di 24 ore la cifra è stata raggiunta. Purtroppo, le ricerche si concluse nel più [...]  read more

The 5 coolest laptops of IFA 2018

Asus ZenBook 13, 14 and 15

Asus ZenBook 13, 14 and 15

Gadget Lab Podcast: Can Tech Help Me Sleep Better?

By all accounts, sleep plays a critical role in a person’s overall health and well-being. But modern technology makes it way too easy to stay up later than you should, scrolling through Twitter, watching YouTube or Netflix, and responding to “urgent” messages. And for a lot of people, our smartphones are the first things we pick up when we wake up in the morning.

So how plausible is it that technology – wrist wearables, mattress sensors, and apps – could also help us get more sleep? Or better quality sleep? Is the trick to better sleep just removing technology from the bedroom altogether? On this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, Mike, Arielle, and Lauren discuss their sleep habits and offer tips for creating a better sleep environment.

Recommendations this week: Lauren recommends this article by WIRED reporting fellow Pia Ceres: How to Get the Most Out of Gmail’s New Features. (If your first instinct is to freak out when an oft-used app gets a redesign, this article will help with that). Arielle recommends the HBO series “Sharp Objects,” starring Amy Adams and based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. Mike, in keeping with the sleep theme, recommends  [...]  read more

Rappi raises $200M as Latin American tech investment reaches new highs

Rappi, the Colombian on-demand delivery startup, has brought in a new round of funding at a valuation north of $1 billion, as first reported by Axios and confirmed to TechCrunch by a source close to the company. DST Global has led the more than $200 million financing, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia—all of which were existing investors in the company.

Rappi kicked off its business delivering beverages and has since expanded into meals, groceries, and even tech and medicine. You can, for example, have a pair of AirPods delivered to you using Rappi’s app. The company also has a popular cash withdrawal feature that allows users to pay with credit cards and then receive cash from one of Rappi’s delivery agents.

Rappi charges $1 per delivery. To help keep costs efficient, the company’s fleet of couriers use only motorcycles and bikes.

Simón Borrero, Sebastian Mejia and Felipe Villamarin launched the company in 2015, graduating from Y Combinator the following [...]  read more

Start your ‘NBA 2K19’ MyCareer before the game is even out

NBA 2K19 doesn’t come out until September 7th (Anniversary Edition), but those of you who are impatiently waiting for the game can get a good taste for it starting today. Thanks to the Prelude demo, you can can play the first chapter of this year’s MyCareer mode on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and you’ll be able to take any progress you make with you once you get the full copy. In 2K19, the story mode is called “The Way Back,” which will let you take your custom player on a journey from China to the G-League and, finally, the NBA.

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