Meet BOB, world's first modular blockchain-powered smartphone

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BOB (Blok on Blok) is the world's first modular smartphone powered by blockchain and developed by Pundi X, which is one of the largest decentralized cryptocurrency sales networks.The phone was showcased during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 and is also the CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree.

The best live session drummers in the world right now

The challenges are many for anyone who steps into the arena of live session work.These drummers are often charged with taking tracks created in the studio – often without a drummer even in the room – and translating them for live performance, from interpreting the parts to choosing the right sounds.

The 7 best prog drummers in the world right now

Tool’s fifth album proves that Danny Carey remains one of rock’s most articulate players, crafting sinuous, writhing rhythms in odd time signatures that would leave lesser drummers tripping over their own sticks.DON'T MISS: Danny Carey: “It’s a sad thing when almost every band you see is keeping time to clicks and backing tracks”2.

The 8 best metal drummers in the world right now

But it’s a group jammed with masters of the double kick blitzkrieg, pounding industrial heaviness, and all-around drumming assault and battery.The MusicRadar Best in drums awards are brought to you in association with Allianz Musical Insurance - the UK's Number 1 Specialist Instrument Insurer1.

The 10 best rock drummers in the world right now


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A mere thirty-two votes, out of a total of 25,865 cast overall, separated the top two rock drummers this year.The Top 10 includes the son of a drumming legend in Rufus Taylor, established stars like Travis Barker and new stars like the explosive Aric Improta from rabble rousers Fever 333.

Disneyland, Disney World Magic Kingdom Christmas: Avoid these mistakes

At Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the 40 Christmas trees scattered about are just the beginning.With 25 properties in Florida and only three in California, Disney resort hotel benefits are far superior at Disney World.

Emvoice One is here, and it promises to be ‘the world’s most realistic vocal synth plugin’


Cracking vocal synthesis has been a goal for many a plucky plugin developer, but so far, none of them has really been able to do it.As such, there’s bound to be plenty of interest in Emvoice One, which is billed as “the world’s most realistic vocal synthesizer”.

Joe Bonamassa hails Jeff Beck as "the best rock guitar player in the world"


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When Joe Bonamassa talks about the players he admires, we listen.As one of the greatest students of the blues and classic rock, Joe's proved himself a connoisseur of tone and expression time and time again.

Seagate could win the storage wars by releasing the world's largest hard drive before WD


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If your PC’s hard drive is rapidly running out of space, then Seagate could have the answer to your prayers when it releases a hard drive with a whopping 20TB in 2020.This should mean that mass production for the larger 18TB hard drive shouldn’t be too problematic.

Apple AirPods Pro review: noise cancelling and great sound combine in world-beating true wireless buds

Welcome to our Apple AirPods Pro review.The headline news is that in most ways the AirPods Pro are much better specced than the more basic – and, to be fair, £100/$100 cheaper – AirPods.

BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard announces Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Contrary to rumors that Diablo IV would be a first-person Destiny-alike or whatever, Diablo IV is still an isometric action-RPG.It does sound like Blizzard's taking cues from modern games, with a more open world and increased focus on player interactions.

Sony backtracks on PS5 'world's fastest console' claim, as competition looms


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Will the PS5 be the most powerful console on the market?Possibly – but while a job listing by Sony Interactive Entertainment had referred to the next-gen PlayStation 5 as the "world's fastest console", it seems like Sony's decided to reconsider its claim.

AMD's future plans for crushing Intel and taking over the world with Zen 4 and Zen 5 revealed


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AMD has officially confirmed that it’s currently working on developing Zen 5, which will be shaped and honed alongside Zen 4, with the design of Zen 3 – the successor to the existing Zen 2 architecture which powers current Ryzen (and Epyc) CPUs and Navi GPUs – already done and dusted.He said that the design of Zen 3 was complete, with both Zen 4 and Zen 5 now in the design phase, and that this was all part of AMD’s commitment to get back to leadership performance – and stay there going forward.

Amazon stock drop costs CEO Jeff Bezos spot as world's richest person


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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped along with his company’s stock price, losing his title as the richest person in the world to Microsoft’s Bill Gates, according to Forbes.The profit tumble is due to Amazon’s $800 million investment in same-day delivery, announced in April, Bezos said Thursday.

How to watch 2019 World Series: live stream Nationals vs Astros Game 2 from anywhere

2019 World Series - when and whereThe 2019 World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros began on Tuesday, October 22 and will last until October 30 at the latest.The Washington Nationals are heading to the World Series for the first time in franchise history after sweeping the Arizona Cardinals in the NLCS.

Surviving the Aftermath hands-on: It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine(ish)

Love the atomic bombI will say, I didn’t expect Surviving Mars to lay the grounds for a new series.Playing Surviving Mars, I did find myself wishing there were more themed city builders—and that’s precisely the promise of a Surviving [Blank] series.

What is the best DAW in the world today? Vote now for your favourite


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What is the best DAW?It’s a question that we get asked a lot, but, once a year, it’s a question that we ask you.

Nationals fans revel in victory, ready for World Series

A seven-run first inning made Game 4 a laugher early that turned into a tightrope, but the Nationals prevailed over the St.Eleven minutes later, they were rattling off the first chants of the night as Trea Turner scored the game's first run on Anthony Rendon's sacrifice fly.

Nationals sweep Cardinals in NLCS to reach World Series

Louis Cardinals with a 7-4 victory that wrapped up the National League Championship Series – and set the stage for the first World Series in Washington, D.After cruising through the first three innings, recorded strikeouts eight and nine before Yadier Molina plated the Cardinals’ first run with a solo homer in the fourth.

Corsair unleashes world’s fastest DDR4 RAM and 16GB costs more than your gaming PC (probably)

As Corsair notes, the RAM reaches “its full potential in select MSI X570 motherboards running 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors”.Really Affluent Machine-buildersWhat does DDR4 RAM hitting 5,000MHz mean in the real world?