McIntosh Announces New Processor, Amplifier

first_imgMcIntosh just introduced two more products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way AV equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height and the MI347 has a 3U height. Or if preferred, they can be left out in the open for all to see and enjoy. Pairing the MX100 and MI347 will deliver a home theater experience.MX100 A/V Processor (2U Rack Mount Height): The MX100 A/V Processor is designed for today’s home theaters that only need digital inputs and don’t require any legacy analog inputs that were used in past years, decades and centuries.It has four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, with all being HDCP 2.2 compliant. Each HDMI port also has 18 Gigabits per second of bandwidth to support High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG; 4K Ultra HD at 50/60 hertz; 4:4:4 color spacing; Rec. 2020; and 3D video pass-through. Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality is included on the HDMI output. eARC offers improved bandwidth so the MX100 can receive higher resolution audio from a TV to produce the best possible sound quality. Two coax and two optical digital audio inputs are also included.For outputting audio, the MX100 has 11.2 (or 7.2.4) discrete audio channels and 13 balanced (XLR) connectors. Seven premium 32-bit Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) provide audiophile grade processing for the best audio playback. By utilizing only balanced outputs, one can be assured of the cleanest sound being sent through the audio cables to the amplifier(s) and ultimately to the speakers and subwoofer(s).The MX100 is compatible with leading home theater surround sound and object-based 3D audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. It’s also fully compatible with 4K Ultra HD video sources for the best possible picture quality. To further help deliver the clearest and most earth-shattering sound possible, the MX100 can be fine-tuned to each home theater’s unique acoustical properties via the built-in AudysseyMultEQ XT32 calibration software that has more than ten thousand individual control points allowing finer details of the room’s problems to be captured and corrected.Setup is easily performed via computer interface, and it can even be preconfigured by the installer to save on-site installation time. The configuration file can be backed up onto a computer or USB stick for safe keeping. The MX100 can be fully operated via the remote control, or it can easily be incorporated it into a home automation system via RS232 control protocol.MI347 7-Channel Amplifier (3U Rack Mount Height): The MI347 7-Channel Digital Amplifier is a dedicated home theater amplifier that delivers 250 watts at 8 ohms or 300 watts at 4 ohms to each of the three front channel speakers. The MI347’s other four channels are meant to drive surround sound speakers. To each of these four channels, the MI347 will deliver a healthy 125 watts at 8 ohms or 200 watts at 4 ohms.A Class D amplifier, the MI347 does not require noisy cooling fans to maintain nominal operating temperature; it also features an abundance of cooling vents on the top and sides to further assist with heat dissipation. On the front panel, multicolor LED indicators display the status of each channel. On the back, both a balanced and unbalanced input is included for each channel.The MI347 is ideally suited to be paired with the McIntosh MX100 A/V Processor, but can also be used with McIntosh’s MX123 and MX170 processors, or with virtually any home theater processor. If there’s more than 7 audio channels in the home theater, such as with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, McIntosh’s MI254 4-Channel Digital Amplifier or MI128 8-Channel Digital Amplifier (both rack mountable) can be added to deliver McIntosh power to all the speakers.Other features included with the MI347: Power Guard signal overload technology that prevents overdriving and damaging the speakers; Sentry Monitor short-circuit protection circuit that disengages the output stage should current ever approach unsafe operating levels; Power Control to automatically turn other connected McIntosh components on and off; and eco-friendly on/off signal sensing that turns the unit off if no input signal has been detected for a set amount of time and — perhaps more conveniently — automatically turns the MI347 on when it senses a signal from the home theater processor.Tthe MX100 and MI347 are both priced at $5,000.last_img read more

Catch Of The Week: More COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Scams

first_imgBy BECKY RUTHERFORDLos AlamosCoronavirus scams continue to be an issue, be cautious and watch out for the latest ones.Snake oil cures – Too good to be trueEveryone is scared; wouldn’t it be great if there was a miracle cure? Judging by some of the emails in my spam inbox, there already is, and I can have it for just $19.95. Sadly there is no cure yet, and these messages are all scams. One active scam email claims that the government has discovered a vaccine, but is keeping it secret for “security reasons”. Other scams will claim to have supplies, like N95 masks, and take your money but never actually deliver any product. Don’t fall for the clickbait; just delete these and ignore them.Government-issued relief fundsThe government is working on relief packages that will likely involve sending affected people relief checks. That said, they will not send you information about this by email. Details of the relief packages are still being worked out, but here are a few essential things to know:The government will not ask for any fees upfront to give you these funds.The government will not call or email you to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Requests for personal info by an unsolicited phone call or email are usually a red flag that you are dealing with a scam.How the money will be distributed is still being figured out; if anyone offers you cash now, it’s a scam.According to reports coming out of North Carolina, users are already seeing emails with the subject “COVID-19 PANDEMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE”, and promising a $1,000 check as part of the new stimulus package. The email asks for personal information so that the funds can be mailed to you, including your social security number and bank account info. Be cautious of any emails promising you immediate “relief funds” these are scams.Watch out for price gougingHand sanitizer, hand soap, toilet paper … essential items that we all used to take for granted are now nearly impossible to get. I don’t know about you all, but those three seashells from “Demolition Man” are starting to sound pretty good…According to reports from The Seattle Times, one man in Chattanooga, TN, bought up 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer to try to resell on Amazon and eBay. He posted them on Amazon and eBay and sold hundreds of them for multiples higher than what he had paid. The next day Amazon pulled his items for price gouging, and eBay followed soon after. This man still has thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer, but nowhere to sell them.In San Diego, Calif., eight people were arrested for price gouging on basic products like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, masks and gloves. In Maine, investigators discovered a convenience store selling toilet paper for $10 a roll.Watch out for price gouging, especially from online sellers like Amazon and eBay. Remain calm, don’t buy more than you need, and be patient with the people working hard to keep our stores stocked. This, too, shall pass, we can get through this. Stay strong, Los Alamos, and watch out for scams!Editor’s note: Becky Rutherford works in information technology at Los Alamos National Laboratory.last_img read more

Jackson says James’ exit from Miami was a slap in the face

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after defeating the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFPNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson described LeBron James as a high-maintenance player who likes to get preferential treatment on road trips, the US media reported on Tuesday.“LeBron James likes special treatment. He needs things his way,” Jackson said in an interview this week with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullen.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Messi lifts Argentina, Sanchez saves Chile in World Cup qualifiers Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Jackson, 71, told a story of how James left the Miami Heat in the summer of 2014 to join his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and how disappointing it was for Heat president Pat Riley to lose his superstar.“It had to hurt they lost LeBron,” Jackson said. “That had to be a slap in the face.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentJackson said that during James’ stay in Miami, he requested the team stay over in Cleveland during a road trip.He said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t sure how to handle the situation so he contacted Riley, who told him that no single player is bigger than the team. “It’s not what I stand for, it’s not what my family stands for. I believe the only reason he used that word is because he sees young African-Americans trying to make a difference.“We’re not going to let Phil Jackson’s comments stop us from doing what we need to do. It just gives us extra motivation. But it’s still sad.”James said he now has a lack of respect for Jackson, who has won 11 NBA championships.“I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do. Obviously he was at the helm of (the team featuring) my favorite player of all-time Michael Jordan, and also being there growing up and watching him with the Lakers, but I got nothing for him,” James said of Jackson.Knicks star player Carmelo Anthony said he understands why James would be upset at Jackson’s use of the word “posse”.“I would never want to hear that word about me and my — I don’t want to say crew — but people that I consider family or people that I come up (with), been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said Tuesday.“I’d want to be called a tight-knit group or family. That’s what I consider those close people to me.”The Cavaliers play the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 7. EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’” Jackson said.“And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane. You are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”James said Tuesday he was upset over Jackson’s comments, especially the use of the word “posse” to characterize his business associates which he took as a racial jab.“We see the success that we have, but then there is always someone that lets you know still how far we still have to go as African-Americans,” James said.“If you go and read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is, it’s not what I’ve built over my career,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Open forum to be held on family respite hub project

first_imgPlans are being explored to turn a property in Ballyshannon into a respite home for families in the north west.Local families are being asked for their advice and input into the independent, community-led project at a workshop on Tuesday 16th October.The large property in Ballyshannon is being made available by an anonymous family who is offering the building and grounds to possibly become a centre of care for families with special needs. The kind-hearted mission, led by Sligo woman Gabrielle Finan, was recently brought into the public domain after the HSE backed out from delivering funding and support.The dream is that the building will provide for families who have children with life-limiting conditions and high-complex needs across CHO 1 HSE area.Ms Finan said the building could be a ‘tremendous asset for families’ and is asking for public opinion on how best to use it. An open forum will be held on Tuesday 16th October in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny at 11am-1pm. Families are invited to come and share their ideas on whether they want the building to be a pediatric hospice, respite/medical care facility, independent living centre or holiday location, or other.Families who have a member with an illness and/or disability is the inspiration behind this venture and the people at the centre of Gabrielle’s passion.If you would like to get involved or help support the project, please contact Gabrielle Finan or attend the exchanging ideas workshop.Email- [email protected] Open forum to be held on family respite hub project was last modified: October 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Calendars & The Consumer Cloud: Still Too Messy

first_imgrichard macmanus Tags:#Apple#cloud computing#Series#The Consumer Cloud#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Yesterday we started a new series about the Consumer Cloud, defined as an online repository for your content and applications. These services, such as Apple’s new iCloud and Amazon’s Cloud Drive, are becoming increasingly important in the multi-device world we live in.One of the applications for which the Consumer Cloud is particularly relevant is the calendar. Unless you still carry around a paper diary, you likely use a digital calendar service such as Google Calendar, Apple iCal or Microsoft Outlook. You probably want to access your calendar while you’re out and about, for example on your smartphone or tablet. While there are many ways to sync your calendar to your various devices, they’re typically fairly technical or fiddly to set up. In this post we’ll explore how calendar sync has evolved… or has it?Oops, Apple Hasn’t Got This Right YetIf you use Apple’s new iCloud, you have an option to turn on calendar sync. But the user experience is less than ideal. In fact it’s downright messy. I use Google Calendar for my personal and work lives. The first problem I experienced with iCloud is that you have to choose between iCloud and Google Calendar sync. iCloud won’t let you integrate the two. In other words, if you turn on iCloud to sync calendars – it will only sync iCal ones.I was frankly confused by this at first, because when I had iCloud turned on to sync calendars I noticed a bunch of my old iCal calendars – that I’d long ago stopped using – show up on my iPhone and iPad (see screenshot to the right). What’s more, they began to send me notifications on those devices! I eventually figured out that iCloud calendar sync was useless for me, as I was using Google Calendar and iCloud doesn’t support it. So I turned off iCloud sync for calendars.That meant I had to set up Google Calendar separately on each device that I own. I’d actually already done that a while ago. But the point is I thought iCloud would replace that process, so future devices would be easier to sync. It didn’t.I wasn’t the only one to have problems with iCloud and calendars. Danny Sullivan blogged about his experiences trying to merge Outlook and Google Calendar with iCloud. Sullivan concluded that for calendaring, “iCloud isn’t solving my cross-platform issue at all.” Indeed, he felt it is “more invasive” than Google’s calendar sync.Other SolutionsThere are other ways to sync calendars. For example ReadWriteWeb webmaster Jared Smith uses ActiveSync, a Microsoft technology, to sync iCal with Google calendar.I asked my Google+ followers which calendar they use and if/how they sync it. Most people do sync across devices, but their methods vary.Bob Adams commented that he uses Google for his personal calendar and Microsoft Exchange at work. He said that both are “merged on my Android calendar app.”Rob Michael’s comment is more proof that Apple hasn’t figured calendar sync out yet. “I started syncing calendars/contacts on my PalmPilot,” said Michael, “then moved to Mac iCal/ AddressBk for syncing to iPhone. Now I’ve moved everything to Google Cal and access/ sync via Android/browser cloud. I love Google’s offline functionality too. In some ways, the old Palm Pilot is my favorite for its ease of use and speed. My least favorite was the iPhone set-up.”Lest we forget, there are other calendars out there other than by Apple, Google and Microsoft. Hubert Wagner commented that he uses Lotus Notes calendar, which he said is “available on my laptop via Lotus Notes and browser [and] Notes Traveler and browser on Android.”Ahhh, if it were only this easy… Apple’s marketing of iCloud for calendars.Calendar Sync Still a Work In ProgressWhat all of these solutions – including iCloud – have in common is that they require a bit of technical set-up. None of these calendar sync solutions is the kind of simple, painless sync that Consumer Cloud services should be providing.Google has the best solution so far, because it’s all hosted in the cloud to begin with. Unlike Apple’s iCal or Microsoft’s Outlook. But other than on Android, which it has a large degree of control over, Google is reliant on device software from the likes of Apple and Microsoft. Apple does allow sync of Google Calendar onto its devices, but as mentioned above it’s a fiddly process and needs to be set up separately on each device.Perhaps one day iCloud and other consumer cloud services will make it a simple, one time only process to set up calendar sync across all devices. But that day is not here yet. Let us know your thoughts on calendar sync in the comments. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Philly’s Got Jazz: December Picks Of Jam Sessions And Gigs

first_img Sundays Jazz Brunch with Victor North 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant 1516 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor Get your day started off right with good food and music. Jam Session with Luke O’Reilly 9:00 p.m. – midnight Flying Carpet Cafe 1841 Poplar Street Luke O’Reilly, keys; Jason Fraticelli, bass; Khary Shaheed, drums. Insider tip: No cover. Wednesdays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6: 00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. Insider tip: No cover. Wednesdays Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble Jam Session 9: 00 p.m. – midnight Relish 7152 Ogontz Avenue Open jam session with Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Warren Oree (bass), Umar Raheem (saxophone), Frank Butrey (guitar), Greg “Ju-Ju” Jones (drums), Doug “Pablow” Edwards (congas & percussion) Sunday Jam Session with Rob Henderson 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. LaRose Jazz Club 5531 Germantown Avenue Open jam session with drummer Rob Henderson and a different pianist & bassist each week. Insider tip: There is a $5 cover. Eddie Jones Organ Trio 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Bob & Barbara’s 1509 South Street Eddie Jones, drums; Rich Budesa, organ; Kelvin Nathaniel, guitar 23rd St. Jam Session 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. 23rd St. Cafe 233 N. 23rd Street Open jam session with Father John D’Amico, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Big Jim Dofton, drums. Insider tip: No cover. Weekly Jam Sessions Mondays Back in Time – Open Mic with Luke O’Reilly 9:00 p.m. Time 1315 Sansom Street Every Monday evening, Luke O’Reilly hosts the “Back in Time Soul Sessions” – bringing together the worlds of jazz,  hip-hop, soul and gospel.  It’s a great way to kick off the week or extend the weekend. Insider tip: This has a $5 cover. Lucky Thompson & the Budesa Bros. Jam Session 8:00 p.m. – midnight Elena’s Soul 4912 Baltimore Avenue Open jam session with Lucky Thompson (drums), Rich Budesa (organ), & Rob Budesa (guitar). Insider tip: No cover. Tony Catastrophe’s Jam Session 9:00 p.m. Triumph Brewing Company 117 Chestnut Street An eclectic jam session hosted by drummer Tony Catastrophe. Open to all musicians, singer/songwrit​ers, drummers, shredders. All styles are welcome. Insider tip: No cover. Gigs: Where To Catch Me Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band Tuesdays in November 7-10pm            Chris’s Jazz Café 1421 Sansom Street We perform every Tuesday during the month of November.  The Captain Black Big Band returns to the location where they recorded their debut Grammy-nominated recording. Insider fact: The band is going into the studio to record their sophomore project in November- so brace yourself for a month’s worth of partying! Insider tip: There is a $10 cover. Students receive a $5 table credit when you show your valid student ID. Chris’ Jazz Cafe(Photo by L. Whitaker for GPTMC) Blue Monday Jam Session with Tony Williams 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. LaRose Jazz Club 5531 Germantown Avenue Open jam session featuring saxophonist Tony Williams. Weekly Gigs Mondays Lucas Brown 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Prime Rib 1701 Locust Street Solo piano with Lucas Brown It’s that time again for my picks of jazz jam sessions and gigs happening in Philly. Check out everything that Philly has going on this month. Thursdays Organ Jam Session with Eddie Jones 10:00 p.m. Twilite Lounge 700 S. 20th Street Eddie Jones (drums) and friends. Insider tip: No cover. Brass Heaven 8:00 p.m. – midnight Warmdaddy’s 1400 Columbus Boulevard Internationally acclaimed trombonist, producer and Hidden Beach recording artist Jeff Bradshaw and his band blend hip-hop, soul, jazz and spirituals to create a unique and uplifting sound. Thursdays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. Fridays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. The Crowd Pleasers 9:30 p.m. Bob & Barbara’s 1509 South Street This trio has been performing at Bob and Barbara’s for years and are known for pleasing the crowd. Tuesdays Jazz Casual with Tom Moon & Friends 8:00- 11:30 p.m. Milkboy Philly 1100 Chestnut Street Open jam session Tom Moon (tenor sax) and friends.  Insider tip: This has a $5 cover.last_img read more

Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

first_img(AP) – President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone recognized “the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted.”Earlier Monday, Stone posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head.Stone later said that the picture had been “misinterpreted” and that any suggestion he intended to threaten Jackson was “categorically false.”Stone is charged with lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering related to discussions he had during the 2016 election about WikiLeaks. He has denied guilt.last_img read more

A Hospital CIO Perspective on Precision Medicine

first_imgIn the below video interview, I talk with David Chou, Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer with Kansas City, Missouri-based Children’s Mercy HospitalOpens in a new window. In addition to his work at Children’s Mercy, he helps healthcare organizations transform themselves into digital enterprises.Chou previously served as a healthcare technology advisor with law firm Balch & Bingham and Chief Information Officer with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also worked with the Cleveland Clinic to build a flagship hospital in Abu Dhabi, as well as working in for-profit healthcare organizations in California.Precision Medicine and Genomic Medicine are important topics for every hospital CIO to understand. In my interview with David Chou, he provides the hospital CIO perspective on these topics and offers insights into what a hospital organization should be doing to take part in and be prepared for precision and genomic medicine.Here are the questions I asked him if you’d like to skip to a specific topic in the video or check out the full video interview embedded below:What’s the CIO’s perspective on precision medicine and genomics?Opens in a new windowWhat do you need to do to prepare your organization for the shift to precision medicine?Opens in a new windowWhat are some examples of where precision medicine-based care is already a reality?Opens in a new windowWho should lead precision medicine efforts?Opens in a new windowWhere do you think precision medicine is headed? What should CIOs expect to see happen ten or 20 years down the road?Opens in a new windowAre smaller healthcare players going to be able to participate in precision medicine and automation, or will they be shut out?Opens in a new windowDo you think precision care and genomic medicine are going to become the standard?Opens in a new windowWhat’s the most exciting thing you see happening in precision medicine, and how are you going to take advantage of it?Opens in a new windowWhat’s your approach to balancing on-premise storage and cloud storage?Opens in a new windowWhat would say to someone who thinks that talk of precision medicine is all hype?Opens in a new window What are you doing in your organization when it comes to precision and genomic medicine?last_img read more

10 months agoWatford midfielder Doucoure: I grew up supporting PSG

first_imgWatford midfielder Doucoure: I grew up supporting PSGby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits he grew up supporting PSG.The Frenchman is being linked with a move to PSG this month.And he told RMC: “As a child, if I supported PSG? Yes, Paris has always been my heart club, I grew up in the Yvelines les Mureaux, so it’s my heart club and necessarily, every time I come back to Paris, it’s a pleasure to see my team again and my friends.”So inevitably Paris Saint Germain holds an important place in my heart.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more