Crosley CR704D-PA Review ~ September 2020

Locating playback devices to fit the art deco style can be hard to find. You often run into something that’s close, but its modern features can stick out like sore thumbs. For the best record players turntables in this situation, we’ll be considering the Crosley because of its belt-drive turntable, good speakers, and overall value.

Crosley CR704D-PA Review

Why We Like It – Crosley CR704D-PA Review

A 1920s turntable built with modern amenities such as Bluetooth and CD, given great speakers, belt-drive 3-speed turntable, and high-quality audio quality to boot.

Pros

  • Belt driven 3-speed turntable
  • Good speakers
  • Comes packaged with Audacity

Cons

  • Missing RCA output
  • Lacks a USB port

Performance

The sound quality coming through the speakers sounds great, and gets a boost from having full range stereo speakers. It has to have great sounding speakers, given its lack of RCA output. Part of its magic is from the belt-drive turntable, which traditionally

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NASA doesn’t know what’s on its network

 

According to a watchdog report, NASA can’t provide an accurate count of the number of contractor-owned devices connected to its networks, and governance problems are hurting the agency’s attempts to get a better handle on overall cybersecurity.

According to an Aug. 27 inspector general report, NASA is “not adequately securing its networks from unauthorized access” from partner and employee IT devices and doesn’t have controls in place to remove or block devices as needed.

Because of these failures, “NASA remains vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks because enforcement controls to block unauthorized IT devices from accessing its networks and systems are not fully in place and operational,” the report states.

The report offers a look at how the space agency ping-ponged between trying to crack down completely on shadow IT, including contractor and employee devices, and attempting

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Varied accessibility to broadband internet has compromised the quality of education for University students, as most classes are online and rely on high speed internet for synchronous remote learning — just 27 percent of classes have an in-person component.

Broadband refers to a high-speed internet that is always on. According to a report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, approximately 10 percent of college students in Virginia do not have access to broadband. For Virginia students overall, those in rural areas tend to have less access than those in urban areas. The University, the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are all classified as rural according to the report.

Fourth-year College student Avery Gagne stayed home in Mechanicsville, Va. when students were sent back last spring and for the first two weeks of this semester. He has only one internet service provider available at his address. As

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G spotted listed on company’s website

Samsung is hosting another Galaxy UnPacked event on September 23. It is being called ‘Galaxy UnPacked For Every Fan’. Hence, the company is expected to reveal the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G at the event. However, ahead of the launch, the device has been spotted on the company’s website in Germany. A support page for the smartphone went live. However, it is now removed but it revealed the name and an image of the phone. Moreover, the phone also surfaced on Verizon’s website that shared its specifications. The smartphone has already been spotted on the Samsung official site in the Philippines.

The latest development was spotted by WinFuture’s Roland Quandt and posted by by CNET. It showed the smartphone from the front, and confirmed its name. Further, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G was spotted on the Samsung Philippines site in Cloud Navy and Cloud Lavendar colour options 128GB of storage.

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How to use Bluetooth headphones with any device that has a headset port

Zune Surface HeadphonesSource: Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central

Like it or not, wired headphones are a dying breed. At least, wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack are. It may be many years from now, but the trend towards “all-wireless-everything” is in full effect, outside of specialist cases where audio quality is absolutely critical.

With that switch, we’ve seen an absolute bonanza of “true wireless earbuds” pop up in recent years. For better or worse, all of them use a Bluetooth connection to keep tunes flowing. Sometimes, as is the case with Apple’s AirPods, there’s a little extra magic thrown in with a custom chip.

But what if you have some old gadgets lying around that don’t have Bluetooth built in? Whether you, like me, are still holding onto your aging Zune collection, or you just want to add some wireless audio to an old stereo, there’s no

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ProBeat: Hey Elon Musk, how do I get this Neuralink out of my skull?

Elon Musk-backed Neuralink shared a progress update late last week on its brain-computer interface. The implantable hardware platform was shown working in a pig named Gertrude. When Gertrude touched an object with her snout, neurons captured by Neuralink’s technology (which had been embedded in Gertrude’s brain two months prior) fired in a visualization on a television monitor. Musk asserted that someday the company would be able to embed a Neuralink device in a human brain, in under an hour, without using general anesthesia.

“You open a piece of skull,” Musk said. “You remove a coin-sized piece of skull. And then the robot inserts the electrodes. Then the device replaces the portion of skull that was removed. And we basically close that up with actually super glue, which is how a lot of wounds are closed. And then you can just walk around right afterwards. It’s pretty cool.”

Reversible

The primary

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UN chief appeals for global solidarity at General Assembly, warns coronavirus is ‘dress rehearsal’ for challenges ahead

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (APP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed for global solidarity to overcome coronavirus, and again call for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, by the end of the year.

In his centerpiece address to the historic 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Guterres characterized the pandemic from the podium as “not only a wake-up call” but “a dress rehearsal” for challenges to come.

“In an interconnected world, it is high time to recognize a simple truth: solidarity is self-interest. If we fail to grasp that fact, everyone loses”, he said, delivering his annual report on the work of the Organization in a largely empty hall of the 193-member Assembly where social distancing was maintained because of the ongoing pandemic.

The Secretary-General underscored the need for solidarity at this moment, particularly as countries least capable to address COVID-19 have received far too little assistance. He

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3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom

In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, given the volatility that has ruled the markets over the last few weeks, how are investors supposed to gauge when a name is flirting with a bottom? That’s where the Wall Street pros come in.These expert stock pickers have identified three compelling tickers whose current share prices land close to

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3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom

In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, given the volatility that has ruled the markets over the last few weeks, how are investors supposed to gauge when a name is flirting with a bottom? That’s where the Wall Street pros come in.These expert stock pickers have identified three compelling tickers whose current share prices land close to

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FEFU scientists are paving way for future tiny electronics and gadgets

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Scientists of the School of Natural Sciences of Far Eastern Federal University (SNS FEFU) with colleagues from Russia, South Korea, and Australia suggest the breaking new ground approach to manage spin-electronic properties and functionality of the thin-film magnetic nanosystems. The method is important for the development of a new generation of tiny electronics (spin-orbitronics) and superfast high-capacity computer memory. A related article appears in NPG Asia Materials.

Scientists from the SNS FEFU Laboratory for Thin Film Technologies propose to control the functionality of a magnetic nanosystem through the surface roughness of a magnetic film sandwiched between heavy metal and a capping layer.
Modulating the roughness amplitude on the bottom and top surfaces (interfaces) of the magnetic film in the range of less than a nanometer, which is about the size of atoms, the researchers have maximized useful

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