Chasing Sound From the Studio to Your Home

first_imgWhat’s on your playlist this week? A little Panic! At the Disco? John Hiatt? Queen Latifah? No Doubt? Or maybe some classics like Toto? Smokey Robinson? Bette Midler? Eric Clapton? Even Debby Boone?That’s a wide variety of musical styles, but they all have something in common. Their sound has been impacted by audio engineer and record producer Jack Joseph Puig. And so has the Dell XPS 27 All-in-One (AIO).Designed in the Studio“As a professional record maker, I chase sound every day. I chase emotion every day with the artists inside the recording studios,” Puig says. “Now I’m chasing sound and emotion and feeling with engineers.”Those engineers include James Haller, principal experience designer at Dell. In this video, Haller, Puig and Dell’s Donnie Oliphant share the story of how we looked to push technology to its limits and do something really disruptive when designing the XPS 27 AIO:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcDV51am54Q&t=2s“I actually went through 72 iterations of pushing, rejecting, redesigning. Everything you can imagine we tried,” says Puig. “We tried different speaker configurations. We tried different kinds of amplifiers, different kinds of voltages, before we found something that made me feel that the sound I chase every day was coming out of those speakers.”An Audiophile’s ComputerIt’s a sound that reviewers have noticed – and not just the usual tech-focused publications that typically review computers.“We’ve never given a computer one of our Exceptional Value Awards, but the Dell XPS 27 makes so much more sheer sense than an iMac, I’m compelled,” Jeff Dorgay wrote in a TONEAudio magazine feature titled “The World’s First Audiophile Computer.”“Using this machine is pure joy. When was the last time you said that about a computer?” Dorgay said.“Using this machine is pure joy. When was the last time you said that about a computer?ShareVR-Ready SoundReviewers continued to laud the XPS 27 when we announced at Computex 2017 a virtual reality (VR)-ready version of the system.Anton Shilov noted “the key feature of the latest XPS 27 remained intact: the audio sub-system with 10 speakers (six on the front, two down firing and two radiating) designed to enable surround sound without using bulky external audio equipment.”But select configurations now also meet the recommended specifications to power an ideal VR experience with either the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headsets.Bring It All HomeRemoving barriers between the listener and their music is great not only for professionals like Puig, but for all of us music lovers out there. When we crank up the tunes, we not only hear the music, but also feel it and that combination can really make an impact.“Being able to get some sort of emotional response from the customer from an audio perspective that was something that hadn’t been done before in the industry,” said Oliphant, director of XPS Product Marketing.So if you’d like to add an all-in-one system to your home that can not only make you more productive, but also take your gaming to a new level AND transport you musically, then you really ought to check out the XPS 27 AIO.last_img read more

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An Object Storage Revolution: Higher Performance and Flexible Deployments

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Introducing the ECS 3.6 & EXF900The traditional view of block as fast, file as ubiquitous and object as slow, cheap and deep is changing as the massive growth of unstructured data raises the potential of high-performance storage for object-based applications. Organizations are realizing the advantages object offers—scalability, flexibility, API-driven cloud-native architectures—when combined with high performance all-flash media, can support their most data-hungry workloads. The object storage market is primed for a revolution.That’s why we are introducing a new appliance to the Dell EMC ECS EX-Series lineup: the EXF900. Built with NVMe-based SSDs on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, the EXF900 appliance delivers extreme performance at scale for modern workloads such as AI, machine learning, IoT, analytics and cloud-native applications. The EXF900 also embraces the NVMeOF (non-volatile memory express over fabrics) protocol for its backend network, accelerating node-to-node communication and unlocking the true potential of the all-flash system’s throughput rate, especially in large scale deployments. According to our recent benchmarking tests, we’re seeing 21x performance improvements* and 19x higher transactions per second (TPS)** when compared to our capacity optimized EX300 appliances!We believe the EXF900 is going to drive new opportunities and greater business agility for our customers. Michael Holm, Director of Product Development for Cloudist feels the same, suggesting:“The new, all-flash EXF900 appliance from Dell EMC is going to unlock new use cases for our organization. With NVMe drives we can deliver even more performance from our ECS clusters to support our customers’ analytics initiatives. We are looking forward to this high-performance appliance and believe it will have a significant impact on our business.”Beyond our supercharged appliance, we have also added new capabilities to the ECS software including:Object cloning: This new feature enables high-speed object cloning and fan-out writes by implementing a fan-out API specification. Essentially, ECS enables a single request to write or copy thousands of private copies on the backend, reducing client-side processing, server-side processing and network load. This capability is ideal for media and entertainment workloads such as Cloud DVR.Security admin role: We’ve also introduced a way for organizations to grant specific usage rights and privileges to security administrators to better protect data. This feature integrates with existing Active Directory/LDAP permissions, making for easy adoption and implementation.Security API: ECS version 3.6 also surfaces a new API to automate the reporting of system security settings. This API makes it simple to integrate ECS with existing monitoring and data protection solutions for improved security across the board.Please visit the ECS website for additional information and resources.In case you missed it, we recently announced our latest venture in the software-defined object storage space with ObjectScale—currently in Early Access. ObjectScale is a new scale-out object storage software built from the ground up to take advantage of Kubernetes’ native deployment automation, scaling and management capabilities. At launch, ObjectScale will empower organizations to deploy the software on their platform of choice alongside the full spectrum of ECS appliances, making ObjectScale an ideal solution for edge environments in addition to the traditional data center. Together, ObjectScale and ECS will deliver an even richer object storage portfolio without compromise.*Based on Dell Technologies internal analysis comparing the max bandwidth of the ECS EXF900 (511 MB/s) to the max bandwidth of the ECS EX300 (24 MB/s) for 10KB writes, November 2020. Actual performance will vary.**Based on Dell Technologies internal analysis comparing transactions per second (TPS) of the ECS EXF900 (49,915 files/s) to the TPS of the ECS EX300 (2551 files/s) for 10KB writes, November 2020. Actual performance will vary.last_img read more

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Pakistan court orders release of man accused in Pearl death

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of a Pakistani-British man convicted and later acquitted in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. The court also dismissed an appeal of Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh’s acquittal filed by Pearl’s family. Sheikh has been on death row since his conviction. An attorney for Sheikh said the court also ordered the release of three other Pakistanis who had been sentenced to life in prison for their part in Pearl’s kidnapping and death. Sheikh was convicted of helping lure Pearl to a meeting in Karachi, during which he was kidnapped.last_img

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Golden Globes to be held bicoastally, with Fey in New York

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The 78th Golden Globes will for the first time be held bicoastally, with Tina Fey live in New York and Amy Poehler in Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday, as the annual Hollywood ceremony adapts to the pandemic. Fey and Poehler, who previously hosted the Globes together, had previously been set to emcee again. This time, though, they will do so from across the country from one another. Fey will host from New York’s Rainbow Room, while Poehler will be at the Globes’ usual home, the Beverly Hilton. The Globes are to take place Feb. 28. Nominees will be announced Wednesday.last_img

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