Technology new from ITZOO - Nov 8th 2019

Apple AirPods (2019) vs Apple AirPods: what's the difference?

t could be argued that the original Apple AirPods popularized the true wireless earbud format, and despite an initial disdain for what was considered an unusual-looking design and high price point, they have become one of the most popular true wireless earbud models. Now Apple has released the new Apple AirPods (2019), which come with an optional wireless charging case, improved battery life, and smart Siri assistant functionality. still a number of new features and enhancements to consider.So what's the difference between the old and new generations? Read on as we examine what's changed, and perhaps more fittingly, what's stayed the same. 

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Google has revealed the key details that were conspicuously missing from its March announcement of the new Stadia game streaming service. Namely, what the heck we’re going to be able to play, how much we’ll pay, and when we can get started with the exciting new service — which beams high-end console and PC games to any Chrome web browser, Chromecast Ultra TV dongle or Pixel 3 smartphone from beefy new Google servers.The short version: Google Stadia will launch on November 19th, in 14 different territories including the US, UK and Canada, with at least 31 games from 21 different publishers, for an initial price of $130 for a hardware starter kit with three months of premium service, and $10 a month afterwards. There’s a separate free tier coming in 2020.

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Hi-Res Audio: everything you need to know about the lossless music codec

As UHD TVs become more popular, consumers increasingly expect high-resolution content to match, whether they’re streaming from Netflix in glorious 4K, or upscaling old films on a state of the art Blu-Ray player. Visual quality clearly matters. But can the same be said for audio?When you take the number of people on the hunt for fantastic televisions, audiophiles on the lookout for Hi-Res Audio seem rare by comparison. However, that could be about to change, with developments in the world of hi-res audio like Sony’s new LDAC technology and music-streaming websites like Tidal, making quality audio more attractive than ever.

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Motorola Moto G8 video leak reveals triple rear cameras

A newly leaked promotional video has given us our first look at Motorola’s Moto G8, which looks set to be the third entry in the G8 lineup behind the Moto G8 Play and Moto G8 Plus that were announced last month. The video, which was shared by notable leaker Evan Blass, shows a device with a triple rear-camera array (including a main 48-megapixel sensor), and a screen with a small teardrop notch up top.The promotional video doesn’t offer any hints as to when the phone could be released. However, with Motorola planning an event to unveil the foldable return of the Motorola RAZR on November 13th, there’s a chance the Moto G8 could be announced alongside it.

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