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The HyperDrive: USB-C 2018 iPad Pro Edition

The HyperDrive: USB-C 2018 iPad Pro Edition

Hi everyone, Today, I received my HyperDrive USB-C iPad Pro 2018 edition which ran on Kickstarter from December 10, 2018 to January 15 of this year. The HyperDrive 2018 iPad Pro Edition is a USB-C Hub designed mainly for the 2018 iPad Pro, but it is also compatible with other USB-C devices. It has a USB-A 3.0 port, SD and MicroSD Card Reader, 3.5mm TRRS connector, compatible with headsets including inline buttons, USB-C Charging passthrough, and an HDMI output. Because…

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The Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable

The Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable

Hi everyone, Today, I received the Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable. This is a cable (or dongle) that allows you to connect your 3.5mm headphones to your devices that have a USB-C connector, or to a USB-A connector by using a USB-C to USB-A adapter. It features a sample rate of up to 24-bit and 192khz, but you’ll need to update the firmware to be able to use it. We’ll see more about the firmware update process…

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The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB-C 3.1 Enclosure

The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB-C 3.1 Enclosure

Hi everyone, Today, I’m going to show you the UGREEN 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Disk to USB-C 3.1 Enclosure. This is, as the name states, a Hard Disk Drive enclosure for 2.5 inch drives. It also works with Solid State Disks. What’s different from this enclosure to others is that this uses a USB-C connector rather than the USB 3.0 Micro or USB-A connector that most enclosures have. This is an advantage if you have other USB-C…

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Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield announced for the Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield announced for the Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone, Today morning was very exciting! Since yesterday, when I heard of today’s Pokémon Direct, I said myself that we would get either a core Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch or the next iteration of the new Pokémon Let’s Go series. Today, we got a whole new generation of Pokémon. What I saw in the trailer is really good. The starter Pokémon looks really nice! It will be a difficult decision to choose one of them. Also, the…

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rav1e GUI v1.9 released!

rav1e GUI v1.9 released!

Hi everyone, I’m very happy to inform that the latest rav1e source code fixed the issue where the encoding would get stuck. Because of this, I was able to successfully test my Graphical User Interface for rav1e and the encodes were successful. I have released this new version now. You can download it at the project’s repository release page here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/rav1e_gui/releases/tag/v1.9 The changelog for this version is as follows: Added Bitrate encoding Added 2-pass encoding option The software will now…

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PAQCompress v0.3.7 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.7 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.3.7: This new release adds support for the following PAQ versions: paq8pxd v64 paq8pxv v6 You can download this new release at GitHub here: PAQCompress v0.3.7 The source code, as usual, is available at the PAQCompress project repository: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress Technical notes: paq8pxv v6 provided only one executable, and it was not labeled either with their usual “jit.exe” ending nor with “vm.exe”. Because of this, I had to write a new function that will…

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Puerto Rico from the Sky (August 2018)

Puerto Rico from the Sky (August 2018)

Hi everyone, Today, I’d like to share some photos of Puerto Rico as seen from the Sky. These photos are from my August 2018 travel. Entering the island: The rivers from Bayamón: Part of “Isla de Cabra” and Old San Juan: Old San Juan: Here, we can see Santurce and the bridge Dos Hermanos: More of San Juan: Arriving at the airport: We can see a Pueblo Supermarket in the background: And I arrived at the Island. Photos were taken…

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Opus GUI v1.8 released

Opus GUI v1.8 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.8: This is an improvement release. It is now able to detect whenever opusenc and FFmpeg exists in your PC. It will also now show the FFmpeg version if it exists. Also since I didn’t made a post regarding v1.7, here are the details of the past version: You can now encode individual files by browsing for it or dragging and dropping it. The output should be a folder If there is…

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Programming Saturday: rav1e GUI

Programming Saturday: rav1e GUI

Hi everyone, Today, I spent the afternoon programming my rav1e GUI software. It’s been about a month since I last released a rav1e GUI update, and rav1e itself has improved by then. While I still haven’t released a new GUI version, I did some programming to it to add some of the new rav1e features. Unfortunately, the tests were not successful and I believe this has to do to some changed in the encoder itself. Don’t worry, I’ve opened an…

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Hidizs DH1000

Hidizs DH1000

The Hidizs DH1000 is a DAC/Amp that uses a balanced circuit, featuring Dual ESS ES9018K2M and Dual ESS amps, it provides balanced audio as each DAC decodes each channel. You also benefit from the Balanced 2.5mm audio jack to get the best, balanced audio quality, or you can use your current 3.5mm headphones or cables with it. The Hidizs DH1000 supports a sample rate of up to 24-bit/192khz. The Good: Awesome, balanced sound. Excellent channel separation. Extended trebles. Compatible with…

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