Linn http://www.stuff.tv/linn/all en-GB Fully Charged: Steve Jobs’ time capsule unearthed, flexi-screened Galaxy Note 3 coming soon, and the voice-activated 3D printer http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-time-capsule-unearthed-flexi-screened-galaxy-note-3-coming-soon-and-v <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four tech stories to keep you busy while your quaff your morning coffee/tea/kale juice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Steve Jobs time capsule" alt="Steve Jobs time capsule" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/time-capsule.jpg?1380112234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Jobs’ 30-year-old time capsule discovered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>30 years ago, the late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs was among a group of International Design Conference attendees that donated items to a time capsule in Aspen, Colorado. Jobs donated the Lisa mouse he had used during his presentation at the conference, and among the hundreds of other items were a Rubik’s cube, a six-pack of beer and a Moody Blues record. Well, it was 1983.</p> <p>The capsule – a 13-foot long tube – was originally due for exhumation in 2000, but excavators had lost its location and it was, essentially, deemed to be MIA. Until now: enter the crew of National Geographic’s Diggers show, who found and dug up the tube. Many items inside were mouldy and ruined, but some, including Jobs’ mouse, had been packed in plastic and hence survived the 30-year hibernation relatively intact. [Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/2300-13579_3-10018326.html">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flexi-screened Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Active “coming soon” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If a report is true, we could be seeing Samsung’s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-flexible-screens/feature">YOUM flexible display technology</a> finally making its way into a consumer product as early as next month. Android Community claims that the limited edition Note 3 Active will rock a bendy, near-unbreakable screen and waterproof construction. Stay tuned for more soon… [Source: <a href="http://androidcommunity.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3-active-reportedly-confirmed-for-next-month-20130924/">Android Community</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Exakt hi-fi puts your source in the speaker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most hi-fis convert digital audio to analogue long before the signal reaches the speaker, but the Exakt from Linn works to keep the lossless digital path going for as long as possible. In fact, the signal is converted inside the speaker itself, at the very last stage before you hear it. Linn calls it “the most direct connection ever made between the listener and the artist” and while the hyperbole is worthy of Kanye West, the fact is that high quality recordings like Studio Master files should remain more loss-free than on any standard hi-fi. Want one? Well, here’s the thing: prices for the Exakt start at £50,000. One to bookmark for when your lottery numbers finally come up, then…</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Linn Exakt" alt="Linn Exakt" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/linn-exackt.jpg?1380112234" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voice-activated 3D printer makes whatever you tell it to </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yahoo! Japan has delivered a very special 3D printer to a Japanese school for visually-impaired children. When the kids speak a search term – “giraffe” or “car” – the printer retrieves 3D image data from the web and uses it as the basis for a model. You can see exactly how it works in the video above.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xQx6YeoKVwU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D printers Apple Galaxy Note 3 Linn Samsung Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:18:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427045 at http://www.stuff.tv Linn Kiko http://www.stuff.tv/linn-kiko/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko takes the lifestyle route for the latest model in its DS music-streaming line-up with active speakers and a choice of speakers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/linn-kiko-review-dark-blue_2.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/linn-kiko-review-blk_2.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/linn-kiko-review-blue_2.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko – introduction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Up to now, Linn’s DS music streamers have been more about function than form – all that changes with the ultra-compact Kiko, a £2500 ‘just add computer’ solution complete with curvaceous styling, active speakers, a choice of six colours and slick setup wizard. Even better, it also sounds the business.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kiko-kitchen.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kiko main unit is half the width of regular hi-fi components, can be used standing on end, and the ‘wing’ cross section makes its metal casework pretty distinctive. And you can have it in a choice of black, white, silver, ‘champagne’ or light or dark blue</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kiko-bookshelf.jpg?1364298435" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko – controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apart from a power rocker on the side panel (or the top if you use it on end) Kiko has no controls whatsoever. You operate it either with the slimline silver handset, which has buttons labeled with slightly obscure pictograms (you’ll get used to them) or preferably using Linn’s Kinsky software on computer or iOS/Android handset.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko – display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, the front panel will show you a Linn logo when it fires up, and volume numbers, but beyond that all you get are those pictograms again. To play music on your networked computer or handheld you’ll either need the Kinsky app or Songcast, which lets you ‘play to’ Kiko.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko – speakers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each speaker drive unit is driven by a separate amplifier within the Kiko unit for the best possible amp/speaker matching. It really makes a difference, too – this might be a dinky little system, but it delivers awesome sound from punchy bass to smooth, involving treble whether you’re playing hard rock or Linn-label jazz. Ni-i-ice.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko – connectivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As well as playing all the music stored on your local network the little Kiko can also access web services such as Spotify via AirPlay on an iDevice or Songcast. It’s easily incorporated into your existing system, too, thanks to digital audio inputs and HDMI ins and outs for video. The only disappointment is that it has to be wired to your router – there’s no Wi-Fi.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Linn Kiko – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With foolproof installation and set-up, thanks to clever design and a neat installation wizard, plus the fact it comes complete with speakers, we can see Kiko selling the streaming idea to a lot of new customers. But we really would have liked a proper front-panel display to enable it to be used without computer or tablet control.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sleek, compact and with an excellent sound, Kiko looks like a winner for style victims and streaming fanatics alike</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/linn-kiko </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/linn-kiko/review#comments Kiko Linn Streaming Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:46:52 +0000 Paddy Smith 422053 at http://www.stuff.tv Linn supercharges its Akurate range http://www.stuff.tv/akurate-ds/linn-supercharges-its-akurate-range/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After a nice bit of hi-fi? Budget not an issue? Linn has something for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2094000fcmn_0.jpg?1364403795" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="254" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/209410831bli_0.jpg?1364403795" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="110" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/209430cc2bli_0.jpg?1364403795" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_195.jpg?1364403795" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The hi-fi brigade are a sensitive lot. When the rest of us are tapping our feet to a tune, they’re complaining about sibilance, crosstalk and electromagnetic interference.</p> <p>Linn has decided to shut them up. The Glaswegian high-end audio boffs invited us over for some tea and Sympathy For The Devil to give us some ear time with its new hi-fi kit.</p> <p>From the company that last year declared CDs too low quality to bother with comes a redesigned Akurate DS network streamer with jitter-bucking tech and new circuitry that can shoot distortion dead at fifty paces.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/stuff/linn-supercharges-its-akurate-range </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/akurate-ds/linn-supercharges-its-akurate-range/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/akurate-ds/linn-supercharges-its-akurate-range/news#comments Akurate DS Linn Tue, 09 Nov 2010 06:00:00 +0000 admin 15250 at http://www.stuff.tv Linn Sneaky Music DS http://www.stuff.tv/linn/linn-sneaky-music-ds/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This nifty Linn box is a music streamer for the audiophile – but can it justify the painful price tag? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="549" height="188" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/linn-sneaky-music.jpg?1364299717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you ever wanted proof that the digital music revolution is well under way, here it is: Linn, one of the most highly respected names in traditional hi-fi, has come up with its very own digital media player, the Sneaky Music DS.</p> <p>It’s a flexible little beast, and not just because it can be orientated vertically or horizontally. Thanks to its built-in 20W power amplification, it can be used as a compact hi-fi system.</p> <p>Alternatively, thanks to fitted analogue and digital outputs, it can be treated as a source for your hi-fi system.</p> <p><strong>Source-y business</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £995.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stunning sound quality and, for the deep-pocketed, a genuine alternative to a CD player </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/linn-sneaky-music-ds </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/linn/linn-sneaky-music-ds/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/linn/linn-sneaky-music-ds/review#comments Linn Sneaky Music DS Fri, 06 Feb 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11795 at http://www.stuff.tv