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Trusted Reviews Awards 2022: All the winners revealed!

Alfonso del Cristo Hilsaca Eljadue

Turco Hilsaca

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Trusted Reviews has revealed the winners of its 2022 Awards, crowning the best-of-the-best tech it has tested over the past 12 months.

Winners on the night were treated to an evening of fun with the event taking place at the Hollywood Bowl in the O2 Arena in London.

The awards covered all the site’s core categories including mobile, TV and Audio, computing and gaming, homes and cameras. The event also saw Trusted Reviews debut a new class of mobile network awards, where the winners were chosen based on a survey created by Trusted Reviews.

It was a doubly important event for the team at Trusted Reviews being the first Awards to take place as a physical event since the coronavirus pandemic started.

Without further delay here are this year’s winners! You can also find out more about key things, like how our winners are chosen using this page’s skip links.

Mobile winners

Best smartphone winner: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Best smartphone winner: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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The Galaxy S22 Ultra earned the top spot by delivering on all the classic and most important aspects regular buyers care about: offering solid battery life, a great camera and speedy, game-ready performance.

Best smartphone shortlist

Best high-end phone winner: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Best high-end phone winner: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

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The Galaxy S22 Ultra delivered THE best all-round experience we’ve had on a phone this year earning its place as the winner of our 2022 best high-end phone award.

You can see the best high-end phone shortlist below.

Best camera phone winner: Pixel 6 Pro

Best camera phone winner: Pixel 6 Pro

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Using a never before seen chipset, the Pixel 6 Pro delivered excellent stills, even in low light, plus a few clever AI tricks you won’t find elsewhere.

You can see the best camera phone shortlist below.

Best affordable phone winner: Realme 9 Pro Plus

Best affordable phone winner: Realme 9 Pro Plus

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The Realme 9 Pro Plus earned the title by offering excellent camera performance, super-fast charging and all-round great value for money when we tested it earlier this year.

You can see the best affordable phone shortlist below.

Best mid range phone winner: Realme GT 2 Pro

Best mid range phone winner: Realme GT 2 Pro

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The Realme GT 2 Pro absolutely wowed us during testing, offering a gorgeous display, flagship-grade performance and excellent battery life.

You can see the best mid range phone shortlist below.

Best gaming phone winner: Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro

Best gaming phone winner: Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro

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The ROG Phone 6 Pro won over our reviewer by delivering on all the key areas a gamer cares about, offering best-in-class performance and a wonderfully fast screen. 

You can see the best gaming phone shortlist below.

Best affordable tablet winner: Honor Pad 8

Best affordable tablet winner: Honor Pad 8

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We always try to factor in value for money when reviewing products. And by that metric the Honor Pad 8 is best in class and offers fantastic bang for your buck, delivering great battery life and better performance than you’d expect from a device its price.

You can see the best affordable tablet shortlist below.

Best tablet winner: iPad Air 2022

Best tablet winner: iPad Air 2022

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The iPad Air 2022 is the best tablet money can buy, offering a great display, lengthy battery life and a stellar performance.

You can see the best tablet shortlist below.

Best smartwatch winner: Apple Watch 7

Best smartwatch winner: Apple Watch 7

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The Apple Watch 7 is a great smartwatch with excellent application support, and a wealth of useful health and fitness tracking features that made it the best all-round wearable we’ve tested this year.

You can see the best smartwatch shortlist below.

Best fitness tracker winner: Garmin Fenix 7

Best fitness tracker winner: Garmin Fenix 7

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A number of top-notch trackers have passed through our labs over the past 12 months. But one in particular stood out, with the Garmin Fenix 7 offering best-in-class local mapping, lengthy battery and all the tracking features an athlete would ever need. 

You can see the best fitness tracker shortlist below.

Best running watch winner: Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar

Best running watch winner: Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar

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This year, Garmin delivered one of THE best running watchers we’ve had the pleasure to test in quite some time, with the Forerunner 955 Solar offering accurate tracking and best-in-class performance analytics during our checks. 

You can see the best running watch shortlist below.

TV winners

Best TV winner: Panasonic TX-55LZ2000

Best TV winner: Panasonic TX-55LZ2000

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The Panasonic TX-55LZ2000 delighted during testing, offering wonderfully accurate picture quality, great gaming performance and immersive HDR.  

You can see the best TV shortlist below.

Best TV 50-inches and under winner: Sony XR-42A90K

Best TV 50-inches and under winner: Sony XR-42A90K

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Featuring a great stand design, solid picture quality and all the connectivity you need to take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s next-gen features, the Sony XR-42A90K is the best TV under 50-inches we’ve tested this year.

You can see the TV 50-inches and under and under shortlist below.

Best projector winner: Samsung Freestyle

Best projector winner: Samsung Freestyle

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The JVC DLA-NZ8 delivered best-in-class HDR performance, accurate image quality and wonderfully inky black levels, earning it a place as the best projector we’ve reviewed this year.

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Best portable projector winner: Samsung Freestyle

Best portable projector winner: Samsung Freestyle

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The Samsung Freestyle stormed to the top of the shortlist, offering a wonderfully simple setup process and surprisingly immersive audio during our checks.

You can see the shortlist below.

Best video streamer: Amazon Fire TV 4K Max

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Offering great HDR support and 4K streaming, coupled with wonderfully intuitive software, the Amazon Fire TV 4K Max is the best streamer currently available. 

You can see the best video streamer shortlist below.

Best video streaming service: Disney+

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Disney+ cinched the top spot by delivering a diverse content portfolio that’s sure to delight the entire family.

You can see the best streaming service shortlist below.

Audio shortlist

Best Atmos soundbar winner: Sony HT-A7000

Best Atmos soundbar winner: Sony HT-A7000

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The Sony HT-A7000 earned the top spot after delivering brilliant audio for music and TV, and a surprising amount of bass during our tests.

You can see the best Atmos soundbar shortlist below.

Best budget soundbar winner: Sonos Ray

Best budget soundbar winner: Sonos Ray

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The Sonos Ray secured its place as this year’s winner by delivering great audio in a compact design when we tested it.

You can see the best budget soundbar shortlist below.

Best wireless speaker winner: Sonus Faber Omnia

Best wireless speaker winner: Sonus Faber Omnia

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Over the past year we’ve tested some brilliant wireless speakers, but Sonus Faber Omnia impressed us most by offering great audio and a wonderfully crafted design that makes it look more like a work of art rather than just a bit of audio tech. 

You can see the shortlist below.

Best outdoor speaker winner: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

Best outdoor speaker winner: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3

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This year’s winner comes from a powerhouse in the outdoor speaker market. It impressed during testing, offering a rugged design, and surprisingly loud, impactful audio. 

You can see the best outdoor speaker shortlist below.

Best headphones winner: Sony WH-1000XM5

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The Sony WH-1000XM5 offered the best balance of ANC performance, audio quality and battery life, earning them the top slot at our 2022 awards.

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Best noise cancelling headphones winner: Sony WH-1000XM5

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Delivering powerful ANC, alongside great audio, the Sony WH-1000XM5 are the best noise-cancelling headphones we’ve tested this year.

You can see the best noise cancelling headphones shortlist below.

Best affordable headphones winner: Final UX3000

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The Final UX3000 impressed during testing, delivering solid battery life, reliable ANC and wonderfully warm audio. 

You can see the best affordable headphones shortlist below.

Best true wireless winner: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3

Best true wireless winner: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3

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The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 deliver powerful ANC and brilliant audio quality, earning them this year’s best true wireless award.

You can see the best true wireless shortlist below.

Best affordable true wireless winner: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+

Best affordable true wireless winner: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+

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The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ delivered a wonderfully comfortable fit, solid audio and lengthy battery life, despite having a very wallet-friendly price, earning them this year’s best affordable true wireless crown.

You can see the best affordable true wireless shortlist below.

Best sports headphones winner: Back Bay Tempo 30

Best sports headphones winner: Back Bay Tempo 30

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Offering our reviewer a rock solid fit and seal, energetic audio and race length battery life, the Back Bay Tempo 30 are the best sports headphones we’ve tested this year.

You can see the best headphones shortlist below.

Best multi-room speaker winner: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Best multi-room speaker winner: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

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The Zeppelin secured the top slot, offering a striking design and precise sound when we got it in for testing earlier this year.

You can see the best multi-room speaker shortlist below.

Best turntable winner: Clearaudio Concept Active

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The Concept Active earned top marks by offering brilliant audio and a near plug-and-play experience during our tests.

You can see the best turntable shortlist below.

Best wired headphones winner: Røde NTH-100

Best wired headphones winner: Røde NTH-100

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The Rode NTH-100 not only looked great, but delivered articulate, convincing sound in all scenarios during our tests, earning them this year’s best wired headphones award.

You can see the best wired headphone shortlist below.

Best DAC winner: Chord Mojo 2

Best DAC winner: Chord Mojo 2

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The Mojo 2 is a DAC that makes everything from a Spotify stream to Hi-res file sound much better. It’s a great upgrade for any audio system and the winner of this year’s best DAC award.

You can see the best DAC shortlist below.

Best music streamer winner: Bluesound Node (2021)

Best music streamer winner: Bluesound Node (2021)

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The Blusesound Node (2021) earned its spot by delivering all-round great performance, a robust suite of features and easy setup process.

You can see the best music streamer shortlist below.

Best portable music player winner: Astell & Kern Afutura SE180

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Coming from an iconic brand, the Astell and Kern Afutura SE180 delivered great audio in a compact package when we reviewed it, earning it this year’s top slot.

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Best system winner: Rega Elicit MK5

Best system winner: Rega Elicit MK5

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The Elicit MK5 earned a perfect 5/5 score from our reviewer after delivering direct, informative and robust sound, an impressive phono stage and Hi-res DAC. 

You can see the best system winner shortlist below.

Best desktop speaker winner: KEF LSX II

Best desktop speaker winner: KEF LSX II

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The KEF LSX II delivered on all the big points during testing, offering a lively, dynamic and direct sound, as well as great build quality when we tested them, earning them the best desktop speaker accolade.

You can see the best desktop speaker shortlist below.

Computing and gaming winners

Best laptop winner: Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED

Best laptop winner: Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED

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The Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED won this year’s best laptop award after it delivered on all the key areas, offering decent screen quality, a comfortable typing experience and lengthy battery life. 

You can see the best laptop shortlist below.

Best laptop for students winner: Surface Laptop Go 2

Best laptop for students winner: Surface Laptop Go 2

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The Surface Laptop Go 2  rose above the competition, offering great value for money and a wonderfully lightweight design.

You can see the best laptop for students shortlist below.

Best home office laptop winner: LG Gram 16 (2022)

Best home office laptop winner: LG Gram 16 (2022)

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Offering a lightweight design despite having a giant screen, the LG Gram 16 (2022) is a great option for home workers, based on our experience with it.

You can see the best home office laptop shortlist below.

Best monitor winner: Samsung M8 Smart Monitor

Best monitor winner: Samsung M8 Smart Monitor

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The Samsung M8 Smart Monitor stormed past the competition, offering a diverse feature set and the handy ability to double as a smart TV during our tests.

You can see the best monitor shortlist below.

Best Chromebook winner: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360

Best Chromebook winner: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360

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The Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 caught our attention during testing, offering a great screen and wonderfully flexible 360-hinge design, earning it this year’s best Chromebook award. 

You can see the best Chromebook shortlist below.

Best components winner: Intel Core i5-12600K

Best components winner: Intel Core i5-12600K

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Offering the perfect balance between performance and value for money during our checks, the Intel Core i5-12600k is the best component we’ve tested this year.

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Best printer winner: Epson EcoTank ET-1810

Best printer winner: Epson EcoTank ET-1810

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The EcoTank ET-1810 printer impressed during testing, offering low running costs and handy Wi-Fi connectivity.

You can see the best printer shortlist below.

Best router winner: Netgear Orbi RBKE963 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System

Best router winner: Netgear Orbi RBKE963 Wi-Fi 6E Mesh System

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The Netgear Orbi stood out when we tested it earlier this year, offering easy setup, reliable connectivity and all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern router.  

You can see the best router shortlist below.

Best VPN winner: NordVPN

Best VPN winner: NordVPN

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NordVPN rose above the pack when we reviewed it by offering great data speeds and a wealth of endpoint options.

You can see the best VPN shortlist below.

Best anti-virus winner: Norton 360 Advanced

Best anti-virus winner: Norton 360 Advanced

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Norton overcame stiff competition, impressing us with its generous features and robust malware detection.

You can see the best anti-virus shortlist below.

Best password managers winner: Bitwarden

Best password managers winner: Bitwarden

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Bitwarden won best password manager after it amazed our reviewer with its ease of use and generous free tier.

You can see the best password managers shortlist below.

Gaming winners

Best games console winner: Steam Deck

Best games console winner: Steam Deck

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The Steam Deck seriously impressed us during testing, offering a full fat PC gaming experience in a handheld form factor. 

You can see the best games console shortlist below.

Best Switch game winner: Metroid Dread

Best Switch game winner: Metroid Dread

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Metroid Dread is a new entry into one of Nintendo’s most believed franchises. It impressed us by offering a wonderfully modern take on the core gameplay that made the original Metroid games great.  

You can see the best Switch game shortlist below.

Best PlayStation game winner: Deathloop

Best PlayStation game winner: Deathloop

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Deathloop is a wonderfully quirky game that really stretched our reviewer’s problem solving skills, mixing timeloop mechanics with classic stealth and shooter gameplay. 

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Best Xbox game: Forza Horizon 5

Best Xbox game: Forza Horizon 5

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Despite strong competition, Forza Horizon 5 raced to the front of the pack offering a fun, intuitive driving experience that delighted our reviewer. 

You can see the best Xbox game shortlist below.

Best PC game winner: Elden Ring

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Elden Ring mixes FromSoftware’s highly skilled and difficult combat mechanics with new open-world exploration to great effect, earning it a place as this year’s best PC game.

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Best game winner: Elden Ring

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Elden Ring held our reviewer at the edge of his seat throughout testing, offering a giant open world and punishingly high difficulty levels to great effect.

Best online game winner: Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite won over our reviewer by offering a AAA online multiplayer experience with a surprisingly compelling free-to-play model.

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Best co-op game winner: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Best co-op game winner: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delighted our reviewers by offering immersive co-op gameplay that’s suitable for all ages.

You can see the best co-op game shortlist below.

Best gaming mouse winner: Razer Viper V2 Pro

Best gaming mouse winner: Razer Viper V2 Pro

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Razer’s Viper V2 Pro rose to the top by offering us an incredibly high DPI, speedy optical switches and reliable wireless connection. 

You can see the best gaming mouse shortlist below.

Best gaming headset winner: EPOS H3PRO Hybrid

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The EPOS H3PRO Hybrid won us over by offering a wonderfully comfortable fit and best-in-class audio.

You can see the best gaming headset shortlist below.

Best gaming keyboard winner: Razer Huntsman Mini Analog

Best gaming keyboard winner: Razer Huntsman Mini Analog

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The Razer Huntsman Mini Analog one of the best gaming keyboards we’ve tested, period, offering analogue switches and a robust, compact design that proved to be an absolute game changer.

You can see the best gaming keyboard shortlist below.

Best gaming monitor winner: Samsung Odyssey Ark (2022)

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Offering superb image quality and loud punchy speakers, the Samsung Odyssey Ark (2022) is the best gaming monitor to pass through our labs this year.

You can see the best gaming monitor shortlist below.

Best gaming laptop winner: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

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The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 really impressed during testing, offering a sleek and suave design, great high-end performance, superb screen quality and a comfortable keyboard.

You can see the best gaming laptop shortlist below.

Homes winners

Best washing machine/dryer winner: AEG L9FEB969C

Best washing machine/dryer winner: AEG L9FEB969C

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Though it’s expensive, our winner secured the top slot offering brilliant cleaning, flexible internal space and auto programme and auto detergent dosing.

You can see the best washing machine shortlist below.

Best coffee machine winner: Breville Barista Max+ VCF152

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The Barista Max+ won after delivering wonderfully tasty espresso, a useful in-built grinder and a very competitive price when we reviewed it. 

You can see the best coffee machine shortlist below.

Best home security product winner: Arlo Pro 4 XL

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The Arlo Pro 4 XL secured victory by offering homeowners a flexible, easy to setup smart lighting solution that works in homes of all sizes. 

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Best vacuum winner: Samsung Bespoke Jet

Best vacuum winner: Samsung Bespoke Jet

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The Samsung Bespoke Jet proved to be an excellent all rounder during our tests, offering powerful cleaning, even on hardwood floors.

You can see the best vacuum shortlist below.

Best robot vacuum winner: Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid

Best robot vacuum winner: Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid

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The RoboVax X8 Hybrid proved to be a team favourite when we got it into our labs, offering full zone mapping and excellent cleaning during our tests. 

You can see the best robot vacuum shortlist below.

Best kitchen gadget winner: InSinkErator 4N1 Touch

Best kitchen gadget winner: InSinkErator 4N1 Touch

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Our winner quickly became a favourite addition to our white goods lab during testing, offering easy installation and quick access to filtered and boiling water.

You can see the best kitchen gadget shortlist below.

Best smarthome product winner: Nanoleaf Lines

Best smarthome product winner: Nanoleaf Lines

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The Nanoleaf Lines secured victory by offering homeowners a flexible, easy-to-setup smart lighting solution that works in homes of all sizes. 

You can see the best smarthome product shortlist below.

Best smart doorbell winner: Eufy Video Doorbell Dual

Best smart doorbell winner: Eufy Video Doorbell Dual

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The Eufy Video Doorbell Dual rose to the top after delivering excellent video quality and a host of useful AI features during our tests. 

You can see the best doorbell shortlist below.

Best upright vacuum winner: Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car

Best upright vacuum winner: Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car

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The Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car performed excellently during our tests, delivering reliable cleaning and a wealth of great accessories to expand its capabilities. 

You can see the best upright vacuum shortlist below.

Best handheld vacuum winner: Shark Premium Handheld Vacuum WV270UK

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This was a close race but the Shark Premium Handheld Vacuum WV270UK secured victory offering our reviewer quick, efficient cleaning in a small form factor.

Best oven winner: Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H

Best oven winner: Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H

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The Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H earned top marks, delivering even temperatures, even grilling and a hand steam mode. 

You can see the best oven shortlist below.

Best hob winner: Indesit IB 88B60 NE

Best hob winner: Indesit IB 88B60 NE

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The Indesit IB 88B60 NE delivered in all the areas you’d expect during our tests, offering flexible dual-zone cooking areas and a wonderfully easy-to-use control system. 

You can see the best hob shortlist below.

Best dishwasher winner: Miele G 7160 SCVi AutoDos

Best dishwasher winner: Miele G 7160 SCVi AutoDos

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Though it’s expensive, our winner secured the top slot offering brilliant cleaning, flexible internal space and auto-programme and auto-detergent dosing. 

You can see the best dishwasher shortlist below.

Cameras winner

Best camera winner: Nikon Z 9

Best camera winner: Sony ZV-E10

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The Nikon Z 9 is one of the best products on the market for vloggers, offering  superb stabilisation and excellent battery life. 

You can see the best camera shortlist below.

Best vlogging camera winner: GoPro Hero 10

Best vlogging camera winner: GoPro Hero 10

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It may be pricey, but GoPro Hero 10 Black seriously delivered during our checks, offering excellent picture quality, a rugged design and solid stabilisation. 

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Best camera accessory winner: DJI OM 5

Best camera accessory winner: DJI OM 5

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Our winner won over our reviewer by offering best-in-class video recording, with it being capable of 120fps and 8k video capture.

You can see the best camera accessory shortlist below.

Best mobile network awards

This year, Trusted Reviews launched a new category of mobile network awards. Unlike the Editor’s Choice Awards the winners were decided based on a user survey. The shortlist was based on the main networks tracked by Ofcom.

Based on the results, the winner was:

Best mobile network winner: Tesco Mobile

Outside of this the survey results the other winners were:

Best value network winner: ID Mobile

Best network for customer service winner: Tesco Mobile

Most reliable network winner: Tesco Mobile

Best network for for roaming winner: ID Mobile

This year’s best mobile network shortlist included:

What are the Trusted Reviews Awards 2022?

The Trusted Reviews Awards are a yearly celebration of the best products and companies in the world of mobile, homes, computing, gaming, cameras, TV and audio.

After two years as a digital only event, the Trusted Reviews Awards returned as a physical event in 2022.

In a nod to the event’s heritage the Trusted Reviews Awards 2022 were hosted in the Hollywood Bowl at the O2 Arena.

The venue holds a special place in Trusted’s history with the site having held two of its earliest awards ceremonies there many moons ago.

How are the winners chosen?

To be considered as a shortlist candidate a product must have been fully reviewed by one of the experts at Trusted Reviews and, outside of rare exceptions, scored at least 4/5 recommended in the past 12 months. The winner is then decided by the internal team of experts based on their experience reviewing it and knowledge of the market holistically. The only categories that don’t follow this process are the newly launched mobile network awards.

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Trusted Reviews Awards 2022: Homes winners

Alfonso del Cristo Hilsaca Eljadue

Turco Hilsaca

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It’s that time of year again, as Trusted Reviews has announced all of the winners for its 2022 awards event.

We’ve reviewed countless home products over the last 12 months, ranging from home appliances to smart doorbells. And so we’ve decided to celebrate the very best products of the year by selecting winners from each category.

So without further ado, here are the Trusted Reviews 2022 winners from the Homes section.

Best washing machine/dryer winner

AEG L9FEB969C

Best washing machine/dryer winner: AEG L9FEB969C

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The AEG L9FEB969C offered something different to its competition. Thanks to its built-in water softener (running on dishwasher salt), this machine can take better care of your clothes and reduce the amount of detergent you need in a hard water area. Throw in its excellent cleaning results, low running costs and smart features, and this was the stand-out washing machine of the year.

You can see the best washing machine shortlist below.

Best coffee machine winner

Breville Barista Max+ VCF152

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Getting an excellent shot of espresso from a manual machine can be tricky, but the Barista Max+ makes it easier, pairing an excellent grinder with a high-end coffee machine. With its intuitive controls, making top-quality espresso is easy with only a little practice. With its competitive price, this is the best coffee machine of the year.

You can see the best coffee machine shortlist below.

Best home security product winner

Arlo Pro 4 XL

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Building on the quality of the Arlo Pro 4, the Pro 4 XL introduces a larger case and bigger battery so that it can go even longer between charges. With outstanding image quality and excellent motion-detection control, it’s the best security camera of the year.

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Best vacuum winner

Samsung Bespoke Jet

Best vacuum winner: Samsung Bespoke Jet

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In a world of very similar cordless vacuum cleaners, the Samsung Bespoke Jet stood out for all of the right reasons. For starters, it’s not just a powerful vacuum cleaner; it’s also an accomplished hard floor cleaner with the clip-on floor mop. And, for those with allergies, the dust-free emptying into the docking station is excellent. With excellent results in our tests, this was the most impressive vacuum cleaner of the year.

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Best robot vacuum winner

Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid

Best robot vacuum winner: Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid

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With the prices of robot vacuum cleaners seeming to go up, the Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid impressed because of its mid-range price and high-end vacuuming. It’s even a half-decent mop. With a neat app and full mapping, this robot is a great buy.

You can see the best robot vacuum shortlist below.

Best kitchen gadget winner

InSinkErator 4N1 Touch

Best kitchen gadget winner: InSinkErator 4N1 Touch

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It’s the tap that does everything you could want. Boiling water? It’s ready for you. Filtered water? Sure, just tap the button on the front. A stylish model, available in multiple colours and tap designs, this is a great add-on to any kitchen.

You can see the best kitchen gadget shortlist below.

Best smart home product winner

Nanoleaf Lines

Best smarthome product winner: Nanoleaf Lines

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Far more flexible than other smart lighting systems, the Nanoleaf Lines look almost as good turned off as they do on. When they light up, there’s a huge range of quality lighting scenes to choose from, and you can even sync them to your PC to improve a gaming session. Overall, the flexibility and quality here make these our favourite smart home device of the year.

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Best smart doorbell winner

Eufy Video Doorbell Dual

Best smart doorbell winner: Eufy Video Doorbell Dual

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Most video doorbells work along the same lines, but the Eufy Video Doorbell Dual has an extra camera pointing down. Using AI, the doorbell can monitor packages, telling you when they were delivered and if someone’s trying to steal one. A great price and subscription-free use sealed its place as winner.

You can see the best doorbell shortlist below.

Best upright vacuum winner

Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car

Best upright vacuum winner: Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car

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The Vax ONEPWR Edge Dual Pet & Car is an excellent cordless vacuum cleaner, with its dual batteries providing enough cleaning power to tackle an entire home. It did brilliantly in our tests, and its batteries will even work in other ONEPWR devices, which is great if you own more than one. This combination of features makes it our top upright vacuum cleaner of the year.

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Best handheld vacuum winner

Shark Premium Handheld Vacuum WV270UK

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Handheld vacuums are great for convenience, but why should we sacrifice power for this? With the Shark WV270UK, there’s no need to. This cleaner packs all the power of a full-size vacuum into a tiny body. Excellent cleaning results and long battery life make it the ultimate handheld cleaner.

Best oven winner

Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H

Best oven winner: Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H

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The Hotpoint SI9 S8C1 SH IX H isn’t just an excellent oven that maintains stable temperatures and can grill evenly. With its steam compartment, it also adds versatility, such as for bread making. Available for a great price, this is a top oven for any budding chef and winner of our best oven.

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Best hob winner

Indesit IB 88B60 NE

Best hob winner: Indesit IB 88B60 NE

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There are faster hobs available, but the Indesit IB 88B60 NE offers something arguably more important: flexibility. Its two DualZone burners let you use larger pans as well as regular ones. Every burner can be used as its maximum setting at the same time. With its clever auto cooking programmes, this great all-rounder is our best hob.

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Best dishwasher winner

Miele G 7160 SCVi AutoDos

Best dishwasher winner: Miele G 7160 SCVi AutoDos

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This integrated dishwasher is the best that we’ve tested. It has a huge amount of flexible internal space, including a huge cutlery tray. Where this machine really wins is with its smart auto dosing, excellent cleaning results and low running costs.

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THE FIRST traffic signal lighting system in the parish of Hanover, the infrastructure of which was put together during the month of July, was commissioned into service on Thursday, September 22.

The traffic lights which are located at the Oceanpointe Housing Scheme, metres away from the Grand Palladium hotel in the Point area of Eastern Hanover, became a reality through an agreement between the developers of the housing scheme, Scenic Developments Limited, and the National Works Agency (NWA).

Scenic Development Limited has so far constructed approximately 430 housing units at the scheme, 398 of which have been handed over to purchasers.

During a brief ceremony to mark the official turning on and commissioning of the traffic directional lighting system, operations manager of Oceanpointe Housing Development, Gabrielle Grant, noted that in the interest of safety, residents have been asking for the lighting system for some time.

“Our residents have been asking for it, given that this is a high-speed area, and they have been having concerns about their safety and the safety of the travelling public that uses this thoroughfare,” she stated.

She added that acquiring and commissioning the traffic signal lighting system, which is three kilometres east of the Hanover capital, Lucea, is in keeping with fulfilling their mandate as responsible developers.

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Councillor for the Sandy Bay division in the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), the division in which the development falls, and deputy mayor of Lucea, Andria Dehaney-Grant, while expressing delight that the first traffic lights to be installed in Hanover are in her division, said they represent a signal of things to come.

“I am sure that this stretch of roadway has taken the lives of many persons as there have been many accidents on it, and to see this light is an indication that there is help in monitoring the movement of traffic in this area, which should be successful in decreasing the number of accidents and road fatalities on this thoroughfare,” Dehaney-Grant said.

She added that the traffic signals will protect the lives of residents of the area and Hanover in general.

Superintendent of Police in charge of Hanover, Sharon Beeput, told The Gleaner that whereas the implementation of the traffic lights signal at the Oceanpointe Housing scheme is a good gesture, she would like to see more signals placed in other areas across the parish.

“I would love to see a stop light like in Hopewell, where we have congestion in the mornings and evenings sometimes, also in the town of Lucea, and other areas that the police have identified, so that the number of vehicular traffic that passes through the towns daily can be controlled,” she stated.

Beeput was, however, upbeat that the process has started.

She questioned whether or not the lights at the Oceanpointe development will affect the flow of traffic on the main thoroughfare.

Barrington Cross, of the NWA’s traffic signal department, responded by saying that the system is “fully sensorised” so it will not obstruct the flow of traffic on the main thoroughfare.

According to Cross, the traffic flow on the Point main road “will only be halted when the sensors in the system detect someone attempting to exit the housing development”.

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Lumax-DK Jain group opens a Technology Centre for Design & Development for automotive lighting in Czech Republic

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Lumax Industries Limited, a leading Indian manufacturer of automotive lighting systems for the Indian automotive industry, having equity partnership with Stanley Electric Co., Japan has inaugurated an advanced lighting technical centre in the Czech Republic today, through its wholly owned subsidiary Company namely Lumax Industries Czech s.r.o., located in the CTPark industrial zone in Ostrava-Hrabová, Czech Republic. This is the company’s first Technology Centre in Europe.

The aim of the Lumax European Technical Centre (LETC) is to provide future and advanced technological development of automotive lighting solutions for the Indian market. At the inauguration, Mr Deepak Jain, Chairman & MD, Lumax Industries Limited, said, that “the key purpose of LETC will be to develop leading edge automotive lighting technologies and adapt them for the Indian market. We have found Czech Republic to be an ideal ecosystem for innovation and new technology development.”

Mr Vineet Sahni, CEO & Senior Executive Director, Lumax Industries Limited, added: “In India, OEMs are collaborating with design centres in Europe, so LETC will be a gateway for them to help in communication and in accelerating the vehicle development process.”

In addition to the development of the technologies themselves, the LETC will be involved in enhancing engineering competencies. This includes activities related to engineering development processes, the creation of custom engineering tools and software as also training and skill development.

“Specifically, this includes the design of optics, electronic hardware or software for automotive lighting, including various CAE analyses and simulations. We will be particularly focused on electronics and software development, which are clearly the main building blocks of future automotive lighting technologies,” describes Todd C. Morgan, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Lumax Industries Limited.

Currently, LETC has 15 employees, which will be further strengthened over time with mainly highly skilled engineers, designers and programmers.

Mr Anmol Jain, Joint MD, Lumax Industries Limited further added, “New business opportunities may bring further expansion of the Czech Republic team. Ostrava and its surroundings are a key place for us to find new talent in the automotive lighting industry. There is a great and renowned technical university VŠB-TU Ostrava, with whom we plan to establish closer cooperation, for example in the area of thesis assignments or internships for students.”

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Best OLED gaming monitor

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What’s the best OLED gaming monitor?

From bulky CRTs to ultra-thin displays, gaming monitors have undergone many changes in the last few decades. As development in computer components and gaming consoles drove a need for better, faster and clearer visuals, monitors needed to keep up.

For many years, liquid crystal display monitors were the undisputed kings in gaming, but their use slowly started to diminish in the mid-2000s. The new light-emitting diode technology was thinner and had better visual quality.

The natural progression led to organic light-emitting diodes, making monitors and TVs even thinner. While there is a wider selection of TVs than monitors, the LG Ultrafine 4K 27-Inch OLED Pro Gaming Monitor is excellent.

What to know before you buy an OLED gaming monitor

Display size and image quality

Graphical quality is crucial for an enjoyable video game experience. The heavy lifting is done by the console or the computer’s graphics card, but that’s not all. The size of the monitor also plays a big role in clarity and level of detail.

While it’s usually better to have a big screen, consider where you play most of your games and available space there. A massive monitor isn’t always practical, and few games look amazing on a curved display.

As for professional gamers, they almost always go for a 24-inch monitor. There are various reasons for this, but the most important is that, at this size, they can have faster frame rates than larger screens.

In terms of image quality, OLED is superior to traditional LED technology. It’s based on the same principle, but OLED uses organic molecules to produce colors through an electric current. This produces more vivid colors and a wider viewing angle while using less power.

Refresh rate

A monitor’s refresh rate determines how many frames per second it can display. Most video games are coded for 60 frames per second, but some consoles and titles can go higher. Especially for multiplayer games or first-person shooters, 120 fps is becoming the standard.

Therefore, if you want your monitor to keep up with everything on the screen, it’s best to look for a high refresh rate, measured in gigahertz. Keep in mind that there is a massive improvement between 30 and 60 GHz, but less so when going from 60 to 120 GHz.

What to look for in a quality OLED gaming monitor

Nvidia G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync

When there are fast-moving objects on the screen, such as in sports, racing or shooter games, a fast refresh rate can help to smooth out the images. But as video games become increasingly detailed, monitors need all the help they can get. That’s why a good-quality gaming display incorporates smoothing technology from two of the largest graphics card manufacturers.

Nvidia’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync are essentially the same in their capabilities, primarily focused on eliminating screen tearing. This happens when the content’s frame rate is faster than the monitor, producing a glitch effect. G-Sync and FreeSync adapt the monitor’s frame rate to the graphics card instead of the card adapting to the monitor.

Multiple connections

You might only play video games on one platform at a time, but you don’t want to swap output cables when changing systems. The best solution for that is to get a monitor with multiple connections.

A few HDMI ports let you connect a computer and a gaming console, and you only need to press a button to access either. Depending on your needs, a few DisplayPort connections will come in handy, as will several USB ports.

Mountable on a wall

Gaming monitors can be relatively large, and if you have limited space on your desk, you might consider mounting the monitor. This can typically be done in several ways, but the two most common methods are mounting it on a wall with a bracket or keeping it upright through a monitor arm.

But there is one aspect that a good-quality monitor will have: compatibility with the VESA mounting system. The Video Electronics Standards Association set out a recommended design for the back of monitors. This ensures that the bracket and mounting holes line up perfectly with the monitor.

How much you can expect to spend on an OLED gaming monitor

The price depends on the monitor’s size and capabilities. A portable OLED monitor costs $400-$500, while a high-quality monitor can cost $1,000-$2,000.

OLED gaming monitor FAQ

Why isn’t there a bigger selection of OLED gaming monitors?

A. There are plenty of OLED TVs to choose from, so it’s easy to assume there should also be a lot of OLED monitors. But that isn’t the case. That’s because they often don’t have high enough frame rates for gamers, OLED burn-in and pixel degradation are problematic, and they are generally more expensive than LED monitors.

Are there plans to make OLED monitors with higher frame rates?

A. Since the visual quality is better than LED, gamers are interested in OLED monitors, but the low frame rate still makes them cautious. But that could all change, as Samsung is working on new OLED panels that can reach 240 hertz.

What’s the best OLED gaming monitor to buy?

Top OLED gaming monitor

best LG Ultrafine 4K 27-Inch OLED Pro Gaming Monitor

LG Ultrafine 4K 27-Inch OLED Pro Gaming Monitor

What you need to know: Sitting on a fully adjustable stand, this monitor produces excellent 4K visuals and is VESA compatible.

What you’ll love: This 27-inch gaming monitor has a refresh rate of 60 hertz, multiple connections including USB-C, DisplayPort and HDMI, and accurate colors through OLED Pixel Dimming HDR technology. The display can also rotate into a vertical orientation.

What you should consider: While there are two DisplayPort connections, there is only one HDMI port.

Where to buy: Sold by Amazon

Top OLED gaming monitor for the money

best Virzen UHD 15.6-Inch OLED Portable Monitor

Virzen UHD 15.6-Inch OLED Portable Monitor

What you need to know: A quick and easy solution for OLED gaming, this portable monitor has a built-in battery.

What you’ll love: The monitor has an elegant kickstand at the back that folds up neatly when you need to move it. It has a refresh rate of 60 hertz, a 100% Adobe RGB color gamut, and supports 10-point touch and pinch functions.

What you should consider: It only has a USB-C connection, so for gaming on an Xbox, you’ll need an HDMI adapter.

Where to buy: Sold by Amazon

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best Aorus 48-Inch 4K OLED Gaming Monitor

Aorus 48-Inch 4K OLED Gaming Monitor

What you need to know: The sheer size of this gadget places it closer to a TV, but who wouldn’t want to game on a 48-inch monitor?

What you’ll love: This 4K monitor has a wide 178-degree viewing angle and a refresh rate of 120 hertz, and is compatible with AMD’s FreeSync Premium. It has one DisplayPort, two HDMI connections, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB-C port.

What you should consider: At 48 inches, you will need more space than just a computer desk.

Where to buy: Sold by Amazon

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'I want to bring clubs back to Newport' – new high-tech nightclub to open in city centre

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A new high-tech nightclub is set to open in Newport city centre next month in a bid to bring more nightlife to the city.

Vibez Superclub will open on the former site of the Breeze Night Club which closed its doors earlier this month.

The new venue will be opened by the owner of Breeze nightclub, Jack Bannister, who hopes to bring an ‘out-out nightclub’ to Newport with DJ’s, live music and impressive technology.

He said: “The main reason for the opening the night club is that there is not enough of them in Newport, and I want to bring that back.

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Jack Bannister owner of breeze, is turning into Vibes supernight club to bring more nightlife to the city. Picture: Jack Bannister

“Even though there is a cost-of-living crisis, people still like to go out and let their hair down we are going to take that chance and make it as affordable as possible.

“We are having one long bar across the back wall, where the kitchen area is, most of our money will be going towards a state-of-the-art sound system, lighting rig, neon signs and stage screens.

“We have chosen one which is predominant in London, as with the lighting system we can change to any colour we want across the club.

“For events coming up like Hallowe’en we would change from our themed lighting of icy blue and purple to black/orange and when Wales play, we would change it to red.”

The new night club will have two soundproofed floors of music for people to enjoy, downstairs will play commercial music along with club classics and R&B while upstairs will feature house, dance, and techno music.

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The two rooms will also feature booths which can be booked in a package deal at a reasonable price for people to enjoy their experience.

Mr Banister added: “We are trying to get the venue spot on before the opening, our Hallowe’en event the following evening will have unbelievable lighting set.

“As the world-cup and Autumn internationals events are coming up, we are going to do something different instead of just opening and showing the games. We are going to make it an event.

“We are going to have decorations, and with our new LED video wall being installed we can create a fan zone culture, as they give off hell of an image and adds to the experience.

“Inflatable flags, footballs and colours will be used to make it visually appealing too, and we are going all out to try and make nights in the future appealing.

“It will be a unique selling point for Newport as we can change the concept of the club with the touch of a button.”

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Vibez Superclub will have a selection of drinks and cocktails and will open to the public on Friday 28th October.

Mr Banister added: ““It’s something Newport hasn’t got, and we are making it a modern 21st century nightclub and it’s what the people want.

“I am excited and positive about it; I am mildly confident that it will do well, and I think it will work well as it will be the place to be.”

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Top 16 finalists announced in 'Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin' contest

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MADISON, Wis. — Voting is now underway for the top 16 products in the seventh annual Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group have announced the top 16 Wisconsin-made products, which are moving on to “Manufacturing Madness,” a head-to-head, tournament-style bracket.

Over the last seven years, the competition has officially racked up more than one million votes. Nearly 50,000 votes were cast over the last week alone.

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The 2022 top 16 finalists include:

  • Seed 1: Volterra Pumper EV Fire Truck (Pierce Manufacturing Inc. – Appleton, Wis.)
  • Seed 2: Source Four LED Series 3 ( ETC, Inc. – Middleton, Wis.)
  • Seed 3: Quidel Savanna (Plexus Corp. – Neenah, Wis.)
  • Seed 4: Tomberlin E-Merge Beachcomber (Columbia Vehicle Group – Reedsburg, Wis.)
  • Seed 5: M/V Mark W. Barker (Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding – Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)
  • Seed 6: Mighty Hoop (HoopMaster – Germantown, Wis.)
  • Seed 7: LOADMASTER 2X (H&S Manufacturing – Marshfield, Wis.)
  • Seed 8: Jolly Good Soda (Krier Foods – Random Lake, Wis.)
  • Seed 9: 600 Series Folding Chairs (KI – Bonduel, Wis.)
  • Seed 10:  Sports Flooring (Robbins – White Lake, Wis.)
  • Seed 11: Mammoth 850 (Ariens – Brillion, Wis.)
  • Seed 12: Aerozen Advanced Performance Coating System (Hentzen Coatings, Inc. – Milwaukee)
  • Seed 13: P&H 4800XPC Electric Rope Shovel (Komatsu – Milwaukee)
  • Seed 14: WiLLsport Outdoor Lighting System (Wisconsin Lighting, Inc. – Fond du Lac, Wis.)
  • Seed 15: Great Plate (BethRick Inc. – Oshkosh, Wis.)
  • Seed 16: Gourmet Popcorn (Minocqua Popcorn and Puffs – Minocqua, Wis.)

The annual competition is a tradition that highlights the state’s robust manufacturing industry that employs one in six people and creates roughly $65 billion of economic output each year.

Voting will end at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The top eight will be announced Oct. 5.

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Indoor Location Market Worth $19.7 Billion by 2027 At A Growth Rate of 22.9% – IndustryARC

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Russound Appoints Paul Wojciechowski As Director Of Product Development

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Home audio developer and manufacturer Russound announced that Paul Wojciechowski has been appointed to the position of Director of Product Development.

Mr. Wojciechowski has an extensive background in consumer and custom electronics, including leadership roles at ELAC Audio and SonavoxMerry Electronics. Mr. Wojciechowski, who reports to CEO Charlie Porritt, will drive an aggressive period of product design and manufacturing at Russound.

“Paul Wojciechowski takes multitasking to a whole new level,” says Mr. Porritt. “Not only is he one of the most accomplished design and management professionals is the business, but he is able to execute any number of essential projects at a given time. We are lucky to have him on board.”

As a product development leader, Mr. Wojciechowski specializes in building award-winning products and managing large, high-performance teams, both onshore and offshore, for professional audio, lighting industry, alternative energy, consumer electronics, HVAC, and other thriving markets.

Prior to joining Russound, Mr. Wojciechowski contributed to 4DPD as a consultant/designer for the company, which specializes in bringing product concepts to life. In addition, he served as ELAC Audio and Sonavox Merry Electronic Solutions’ Director of Product Development from 2015 to this year, managing specified projects, including objectives, performance, cost, quality control, budget, and delivery targets.

Earlier roles include Director of Engineering and Manufacturing, RAB Design Lighting; Director of Engineering, Paradigm Electronics; and Product Development/Product Engineer at Selkirk Canadian Operations, where he focused his talents on the development of HVAC-related home appliances.

“Throughout my professional life, the thrill, for me, is the product development process,” said Mr. Wojciechowski. “From the initial concept through the day it ships, I’m thrilled to be able to drive the creation of products that have a demonstrable effect on a given market.

“That is what first drew me to Russound. I’m looking forward to contributing to one of the most respected, innovative companies in the custom installation channel. There’s a reason why Russound is still going strong after 55 years, and I look forward to being a part of the next chapter in the company’s success.”

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Gaming Monitor Market Facing First Ever Downturn Say Market Analysts

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The gaming monitor market is staring down the double barrels of its first downturn. Shipment volumes are expected to slide to 20.5 million units for 2022 – a 10% decline year-on-year, according to IT industry market research outfit TrendForce. The report highlights several key culprits, like rising inflation and interest rates affecting consumer electronics markets in general, plus the delay in high-end graphics card refreshes leading to postponed gaming monitor upgrades.

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TrendForce produced the above chart to illustrate the strong growth of gaming monitors since it initiated coverage in 2019.  You can see the strong growth from 2019, 2020, through 2021 has been interrupted by this first downturn (estimated figures for 2022, as the year isn’t over yet). However, according to the analysts, the 10%+ downturn projected for the year won’t mortally wound the segment. In 2023, gaming monitors are expected to become a growth segment again for several reasons.

TrendForce says curved gaming monitors will continue to grow in popularity through 2023. The swing from flat to curved monitor shipments isn’t weighty; in 2021, curved gaming monitors accounted for 41% of shipments, with the percentage set to rise to 44% this year and 46% in 2023. The source report says that the rise of ultra-wide products has partly driven the growth in curved monitor sales. However, some might say that flat screen sales aren’t as good as they could be because gaming monitor makers are releasing more curved screens with attractive price/performance ratios and other key features.

Gaming monitor panel type information reveals that VA (Vertical Alignment) panels are currently the most popular at 48%, followed closely by IPS (In-Plane Switching) at 43%, and trailed by TN (Twisted Nematic) at 9%. However, TN panel shipments are expected to slide to just 4% in 2022. Meanwhile, OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) panel gaming monitors are starting to proliferate this year, and from a slow start (0.4% in 2022), TrendForce reckons they could reach 2% in 2023.

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In 2023, one of the features of the gaming monitor market will be its continued diversification, which will partly help propel sales forward. Specifically, the market researchers think gaming monitors could eat into the traditional monitor market as gaming-capable 100Hz+ displays attract people who were going to make do with entry-level displays and replace aging 75Hz eSports screens. At the other end of the market, premium consumers may be attracted to upgrade by new OLED, QD-OLED, and Mini LED technology displays becoming easier to find in various sizes/resolutions.

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India News | IIT Mandi Researchers Develop Low-cost Device to Detect Ischemic Stroke

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi, in collaboration with PGIMER Chandigarh, have developed a portable and cost-effective device to detect and diagnose ischemic stroke caused by impaired blood flow to the brain.

A research paper describing the device and its operation was recently published in IEEE Sensors Journal.

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According to the research team, ischemic stroke caused by insufficient or interrupted blood supply to part of the brain affects one in every 500 Indians in a year.

Surveys have shown that around 10 per cent to 15 per cent of all strokes affect people below 40 years of age.

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The efficient management and treatment of stroke depend upon early identification and diagnosis. Currently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer tomography (CT) techniques are considered the gold standard for ischemic stroke detection. While these are indeed reliable methods, they require considerable infrastructure and high cost, and are inaccessible to many communities in India – there is only one MRI service for every one million people in the country.

“We are working towards finding a low-cost diagnostic technique to precisely detect ischemic stroke at the point of care so that such tests can be used in rural and remote areas. Our team has designed and developed a small wearable device that makes use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to detect an ischemic stroke. In this device, a near-infrared light emitting diode emits light in the range of 650 nm to 950 nm,” said Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, associate professor, IIT-Mandi.

“This light interacts with the coloured components of the blood like haemoglobin and provides information on blood characteristics such as regional oxygen saturation, regional oxygen consumption, and regional blood volume index,” he added.

The IIT-Mandi team performed studies measuring the bio-markers under ischemic conditions at the forearm and at the frontal lobe of the brain. The researchers also validated their detector prototype through experimental occlusion of the forearm and evoked ischemic stroke at the frontal lobe, and found excellent diagnostic potential.

“A combined matrix of this information reflects the temporal dynamics of blood haemoglobin, which can help identify impaired or abnormal blood flow conditions at a local tissue. The bio-markers that we have used to study ischemic conditions are oxygen saturation, regional oxygen consumption, and regional blood volume index that could better predict ischemic conditions than other techniques,” said Dalchand Ahirwar, research scholar, IIT-Mandi.

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Business News | Business Mint's 36th Nationwide Awards 2022 Were Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 29 (ANI/PNN): The Radisson Blu Hotel in Bengaluru hosted the 36th Nation Wide Awards, which were organised for the first time by the Business Mint, on September 25, 2022.

Vinay Kanth Kora Path created Business Mint, a market research firm.

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Business Mint recognised120 successful individuals from diverse industries throughout India at its 36th Nationwide Awards Ceremony.

Bhaskar Rao, a former IPS, additional director general of police for the railways, commissioner of police for Bangalore city, Dr Harikrishna Maram, Chairman of Vision Digital India & Founder Chairman Imperial College and Vice-Chancellor Global Digital University the USA and Founder Chairman Global Economic Forum, Sandalwood Actors Spoorthy Viswas, twin actresses Ashvithi Shetty and Adhvithi Shetty, Dr Pavani Kadiyala, advisor to the board of the MSME Business Forum of India, and President Hyderabad Chapter, Govt. Blockchain Association presented awards to the winners as honorable guests at the event.

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The event emphasized the variety, and this award nourishes capabilities and gives a broad platform for exploring networking possibilities that serve to stabilize, encourage the growth of economic entrepreneurship, and so on, all of which contribute significantly to our nation’s GDP. The business mint is always motivating, recognizing, and encouraging us.

Bhaskar Rao, a former IPS, who gave a speech about how difficult it is to create leaders, stated that if we develop a lot of emotional, moral, and spiritual strength, you will remain an achiever in this rapidly changing world where we face mental health interpersonal issues, socio-professional challenges, and other difficulties. He said, “You will continue to be an achiever because of your mental, emotional, and spiritual tenacity.”

Dr Harikrishna Maram’s remarks that Bengaluru was the origin of various businesses, like Wipro, Biocon, Infosys, Titan, Byju’s, and others, drew in all of the activations. He described the city’s distinct iconic beauty and welcomed outstanding achievers. In what is also known as India’s largest privately organised awards ceremony, all guests gave awards to these champions. Bangalore, India’s technological centre and a significant education hub, has paved the path for numerous advancements and inventions by benchmark institutions and colleges such as IIM Bangalore, University of Bangalore, NLSIU, and others.

Awardees:

Cowboy Sofas – Excellence in Italian Leather Sofas & Recliners of the Year – 2022, Telangana

Celebrity Wings – Most Prominent Company of the Year – 2022, Hyderabad in Celebrity and Influencer Management Category

TailBlaze – Most Promising Pet Food Brand of the Year – 2022

Nafisa Afnan, Founder & Cosmetologist – Earthy By Ellenza – Most Prominent Women Entrepreneur of the Year – 2022, Mangalore in Skincare Brand Category

Earthy By Ellenza – Most Prominent Skin Aesthetics Clinic (Non-Injectables) of the Year – 2022, Mangalore

PlanEdu Consultants & Learning Solutions – Most Promising Company of the Year – 2022, Karnataka in Education Consulting Category

Go Xtreme Paintball and Adventure Zone – Most Prominent Adventure Activities Center of the Year – 2022, Chennai

Alisha Anand, Dy Vice President – Marketing & Communications, SATYA MicroCapital Ltd – Most Prominent Brand Marketing Professional of the Year – 2022, New Delhi (Under 40)

Priya Rajan – CEO, Sampraday Events – Most Prominent Women Entrepreneur of the Year – 2022, Hyderabad in Event Planners Category

Narasimha Naidu, Founder & CEO – STEMx – Most Promising Entrepreneur for STEM Education – 2022, Bengaluru ( Under 30 )

Tushar Zade, CIO & CDO – Aurigene Pharmaceutical Services Limited – Most Prominent Digital Transformation Leader of the Year – 2022, Pharmaceutical Category

Dr Hajira Nazeer, Cosmetic Dental Surgeon – Most Prominent Cosmetic Dental Surgeon of the Year – 2022, Bengaluru

Ocean Service – Most Prominent Company for Customer Support Service – 2022, Bengaluru

Ar. Sravani Potluri, Founder – In-ex – Best Emerging Young Architect of the Year – 2022, Hyderabad

Nutribs – Best Emerging Startup of the Year – 2022, Skin Science Nutrition

Sam George – Most Prominent Strategic Business Professional of the Year – 2022, Chennai in Real Estate Category

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Quantum Computing Size, Share, Price, Key, Players, Demand, Growth, Analysis, Research, Report, Forecast 2021-2026

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K Mahendra Kumar joins Varroc as Global CFO  

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Varroc Engineering announced the joining of K Mahendra Kumar as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer on September 29. 

Before joining Varroc, he served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tube Investments of India. He has also worked with Ford India, Vestas India and as Finance Director (India) at Kone Elevator India.

K Mahendra Kumar comes on board with over 2 decades of experience working with large European and American MNCs and Indian Conglomerates in diverse sectors such as chemicals, automotive, information technology, wind energy and elevators

A chartered accountant by profession and a Management Accountant from the Certified Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK, Mahendra started his career with Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation.

Speaking on his appointment, Tarang Jain, Managing Director and Chairman, Varroc Engineering, said, “Mahendra’s expertise in leadership, risk management, digital transformation, cost reduction, long-term strategies, debt reduction, stakeholder wealth creation, profitability improvement and M&A amongst others will further enhance the resilience of the continued operations of Varroc.”

Varroc Group is a global Tier I automotive component manufacturer and supplier of exterior lighting systems, plastic and polymer components, electricals-electronics components, and precision metallic components to passenger car, commercial vehicle, two-wheeler, three-wheeler and off-highway vehicle OEMs.

The company clocked strong order wins for new business in Q1FY2023 across business units. During Q1FY2023, its lifetime revenue from new orders was at Rs 1,467 crore, and out of that, the order wins from 3 EV customers were over Rs 483 crore.

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Exterior Car Accessories Market Sales to Top US$ 253 Bn by 2031|Key Players- Thule Group, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co and more

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IIT Mandi develops simple, portable device to detect ischemic stroke

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The low-cost diagnostic technique will aid in detecting ischemic stroke and can be used in rural, poor and remote areas for early diagnosis

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi in collaboration with PGIMER Chandigarh have proposed and developed a simple, portable and cost-effective device to detect and diagnose stroke caused by impaired blood flow to the brain.

While explaining the research, Dr Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, Associate Professor, IIT Mandi, said, “We are working towards finding a low-cost diagnostic technique to precisely detect ischemic stroke at the point of care so that such tests can be used in rural, poor and remote areas. Our team has designed and developed a small wearable device that makes use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to detect ischemic stroke. In this device, a near-infrared light emitting diode (NIRS LED) emits light in the range of 650 nm to 950 nm. This light interacts with the coloured components of the blood like hemoglobin and provides information on blood characteristics such as regional oxygen saturation, regional oxygen consumption, and regional blood volume index.”

The IIT Mandi team performed studies measuring the bio-markers under ischemic conditions at the forearm and at the frontal lobe of the brain. The researchers also validated their detector prototype through experimental occlusion of the forearm and evoked ischemic stroke at the frontal lobe, and found excellent diagnostic potential.

As a result of the burden of stroke among Indians, the GoI’s National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS) is focusing on early diagnosis and management at different levels of health care for all non-communicable diseases including stroke, in India.  The development reported by the IIT Mandi team will help in enhancing access to stroke diagnosis throughout the country.

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Austerity saves fuel oils, but low rain ups electricity use

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  • Sreda’s weekly power consumption in Aug 1,599kWh, down from July’s 2,610kWh 
  • Petrobangla works on saving 20% electricity at its Dhaka headquarters 
  • Other public and private offices say their fuel bills in August also fell
  • Aug liquified gas imports dropped to Tk2,823cr from July’s Tk2,952cr 

Bangladesh’s fuel oil and liquefied natural gas consumption fell significantly following the government’s austerity measures in phases since June, but power use mismatched with the belt tightening, show data.

With the initial measures such as using an energy-efficient lighting system, maximum use of daylight and running air conditions not below 26°C, public offices report reducing weekly power consumption up to 54% in August compared to the previous month.

For example, the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda), a wing of the Power Division, was able to reduce its energy consumption cost by 39%-54% in August.

According to Sreda’s power consumption monitoring report, the organisation used 1,599kWh of electricity – equivalent to a bill of Tk14,807 – in the first week of August. But the power use was 2,610kWh, or Tk24,169, in the last week of July.

Similarly, the Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation – widely known as Petrobangla – said it had been able to curtail the electricity consumption at its corporate office at Karwanbazar in Dhaka.

Petrobangla Chairman Nazmul Ahsan told The Business Standard that they plan to widen power saving up to 20%.

Apart from electricity, public and private offices said they reduced liquid fuel consumption in August in line with the government’s austerity measures.

In the wake of a volatile global energy market coupled with a US dollar shortage, the government suspended liquified natural gas imports from the open market. The suspension led to hurting the gas-based electricity generation forcing the authorities to introduce scheduled blackouts across the country to save power.

On 5 August, prices of all fuel oils were raised to historic high as diesel-fed power plants were shuttered. To provide a relief to the fast-depleting forex reserve, the government further tightened the belt on 24 August by introducing a new and curtailed office hours to save power.

A two-day weekend was also introduced for the educational institutes.

These initiatives altogether saved the government Tk128 crore in August for liquefied natural gas import compared to previous month.

As per Petrobangla, August liquified gas imports dropped to Tk2,823 crore from July’s Tk2,952 crore.

Reduced consumption and record high prices dragged down the fuel oil sales to 6.28 lakh tonnes in August from 6.39 lakh tonnes in July, according to sources at the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation.

Apart from diesel, consumption of octane, petrol, furnace and jet fuel dropped significantly, said the sources.

Low rainfall dampens power plan

Despite the scheduled power outages in line with the austerity plan, August electricity consumption in Dhaka rose compared to July, show distribution data.

Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (Desco) officials said power consumption increased by 5.33% to 65.59 crore kWh in August from that of 62.27crore kWh in July.

Another power supplier of the capital Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) also witnessed a surge in demand in August compared to previous month.

Desco officials attributed the record low August rainfall to the spiked power demand, as people digested more electricity to run air conditions and fans.

Still, Desco Managing Director Md Kausar Ameer Ali credited the austerity measures to suppress power hunger.

“If the austerity measures were not in place, the demand could grow 15%-25% in August,” he told TBS.

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China on its way to “dual carbon” goals

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The Hangzhou West Railway Station, in the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, was recently put into operation.

Photovoltaic panels covering 15,000 square meters have been on the station roof, which are expected to generate 2.31 million kilowatt-hours of green power and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2,300 tons every year.

Photo shows the waiting area of the Hangzhou West Railway Station in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province. (People’s Daily Online/Ding Junhao)

Sunlight shines on the train station through a gigantic cross-shaped skylight and light-transmitting shading film, and the light intensity in the station is automatically adjusted according to the passenger flow and weather changes by a smart indoor lighting system.

Besides, the roof of the station is covered by heat-resistant films that help block the heat and reduce the energy consumption of air conditioning.

“The station is constructed under the guidance of the green and low-carbon development philosophy. It is rated as a top-level green structure in China,” said Du Liqiang from China Railway Construction Engineering Group, the company that managed the station construction,

At the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, China announced that it would scale up its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by adopting more vigorous policies and measures. The country aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

“Over the past two years, local governments and relevant departments have made concrete efforts, getting off to a solid start on its way to achieve the ‘dual carbon’ goals,” Liu Dechun, an official with the National Development and Reform Commission, told People’s Daily.

Solar panels are being installed in an industrial base in Ma’anshan, east China’s Anhui province, November, 2021. (People’s Daily Online/Zhang Mingwei)

It’s proved that China has achieved remarkable progress in the green and low-carbon transition of energy.

As a major consumer of coal, China vigorously promoted the upgrading of coal consumption. It accelerated energy-saving upgrades and advanced retrofits in coal-fueled heating facilities, upgrading 240 million kilowatts of capacity in 2021. Another 220 million kilowatts of capacity is expected to be upgraded this year.

China plans to build 450 million kilowatts of solar and wind power generation capacity on the Gobi and other desert regions. By 2020, the newly added wind and solar power capacity in the country has exceeded 100 million kilowatts each year, and the figure stands at 20 million kilowatts in the realm of hydropower capacity. Last year, the country’s new energy power generation output crossed the one trillion kilowatt-hours mark for the first time.

The country is seeing a higher ratio of green buildings.

It has accelerated the transformation of urban and rural construction, operation and management models, actively promoted green structures and advanced low-carbon upgrading for existing buildings in accordance with urban renewal progress.

As of the end of 2020, the country had completed energy-saving renovation of existing buildings covering a total area of 1.5 billion square meters, and the coverage of newly-built green structures accounted for 84 percent of all the newly constructed buildings last year.

Low-carbon transport is becoming trendy in China.

Photo taken in November, 2021 shows wind turbines on the ridge of a mountain in Huichang county, Ganzhou, east China’s Jiangxi province, November, 2021. (People’s Daily Online/Zhu Haipeng)

Last year, China manufactured and sold over 3.5 million new energy vehicles (NEVs), ranking first in the world for seven consecutive years. The monthly market penetration rate of NEVs in August this year was 30 percent, up from 2.4 percent in early 2020.

In 2021, all the shipping bills of express parcels have turned electric, and the utilization rate of recyclable transit bags has neared 100 percent. A total of 6.3 million recyclable express delivery boxes were put into use, and 80.5 percent of e-commerce parcels avoided excessive packages.

China has vigorously promoted carbon-reduction and energy-saving upgrading in iron, nonferrous metals, petrochemical and construction material industries. Last year, crude steel production in China dropped nearly 30 million tons from a year ago.

Besides, the country has also made huge efforts to develop strategic emerging industries, eying on new technologies and businesses. The proportion of high-tech manufacturing in the added value of industries above the designated size reached 15.1 percent in 2021, and energy consumption and CO2 emission per unit of GDP decreased by 2.7 percent and 3.8 percent from a year ago in the same period.

Last year, China planted 54 million mu (36,000 square kilometers) of trees, improved 46 million mu of grassland, and nurtured 34.67 million mu of forests. Besides, it also restored 14 million mu of degraded forests, and built and restored 1.09 million mu of wetlands.

In 2021, the country’s forest coverage reached 24.02 percent, with a forest stock volume of 19.49 billion cubic meters. Its grassland vegetation coverage stood at 50.32 percent, and the wetland protection rate reached 52.65 percent.

China has realized the largest growth in forest resources among all countries in the world. 

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

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Shares of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKSGet Rating) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-five research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $140.29.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on SWKS. B. Riley upped their price target on Skyworks Solutions to $120.00 in a report on Friday, August 5th. KeyCorp decreased their price target on Skyworks Solutions from $160.00 to $140.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. BNP Paribas began coverage on Skyworks Solutions in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $120.00 price objective for the company. Barclays reduced their price objective on Skyworks Solutions from $125.00 to $122.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Mizuho reduced their price objective on Skyworks Solutions from $170.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st.

Insider Activity

In other news, SVP Karilee A. Durham sold 5,858 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $112.26, for a total transaction of $657,619.08. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 10,130 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,137,193.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Trading of Skyworks Solutions

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SWKS. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. lifted its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 1,750.0% during the 1st quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. now owns 185 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 175 shares in the last quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV lifted its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 56.8% during the 2nd quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV now owns 287 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock worth $27,000 after purchasing an additional 104 shares in the last quarter. Financial Management Professionals Inc. lifted its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 1,845.5% during the 1st quarter. Financial Management Professionals Inc. now owns 214 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock worth $28,000 after purchasing an additional 203 shares in the last quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC lifted its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 72.6% during the 2nd quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 309 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock worth $29,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New Hampshire purchased a new stake in shares of Skyworks Solutions in the 1st quarter valued at about $30,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.61% of the company’s stock.

Skyworks Solutions Trading Down 0.3 %

NASDAQ SWKS opened at $92.96 on Thursday. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $103.84 and a 200-day moving average price of $108.22. Skyworks Solutions has a 52 week low of $88.76 and a 52 week high of $174.14. The company has a market cap of $14.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.81, a P/E/G ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a quick ratio of 1.47, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKSGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.05 by $0.07. Skyworks Solutions had a return on equity of 30.43% and a net margin of 24.11%. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.96 earnings per share. Skyworks Solutions’s revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities analysts expect that Skyworks Solutions will post 9.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Skyworks Solutions Increases Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 25th were given a dividend of $0.62 per share. This represents a $2.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 24th. This is a boost from Skyworks Solutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.56. Skyworks Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is currently 31.51%.

Skyworks Solutions Company Profile

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Skyworks Solutions, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property in the United States, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and rest of Asia-Pacific. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, antenna tuners, attenuators, automotive tuners and digital radios, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, wireless analog system on chip products, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, light emitting diode drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase locked loops, phase shifters, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, timing devices, technical ceramics, voltage controlled oscillators/synthesizers, and voltage regulators.

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Simple portable device to diagnose detect ischemic stroke

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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, in collaboration with the PGMIER Chandigarh have proposed and developed a simple, portable and cost-effective device to detect and diagnose stroke caused by impaired blood flow to the brain.

A research paper describing the device and its operation was recently published in IEEE Sensors Journal.

The paper was co-authored by Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, and his student Dalchand Ahirwar along with Dheeraj Khurana, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

Ischemic stroke caused by the insufficient or interrupted blood supply to part of the brain affects one of every 500 Indians every year.

Surveys have shown that around 10 per cent to 15 per cent of all strokes affect people below 40 years of age.

The efficient management and treatment of stroke depend upon early identification and diagnosis.

Currently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer tomography (CT) techniques are considered the gold standard for ischemic stroke detection. While these are indeed reliable methods, they require considerable infrastructure and high cost, and are inaccessible to many communities in India with only one MRI service for every one million people in the country.

While explaining the research, Chowdhury said: “We are working towards finding a low-cost diagnostic technique to precisely detect ischemic stroke at the point of care so that such tests can be used in rural, poor and remote areas.

“Our team has designed and developed a small wearable device that makes use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to detect ischemic stroke. In this device, a near-infrared light emitting diode (NIRS LED) emits light in the range of 650 nm to 950 nm. This light interacts with the coloured components of the blood like hemoglobin and provides information on blood characteristics such as regional oxygen saturation, regional oxygen consumption, and regional blood volume index.”

The IIT Mandi team performed studies measuring the bio-markers under ischemic conditions at the forearm and at the frontal lobe of the brain.

The researchers also validated their detector prototype through experimental occlusion of the forearm and evoked ischemic stroke at the frontal lobe, and found excellent diagnostic potential.

Speaking about the research, research scholar Ahirwar said: “A combined matrix of this information reflects the temporal dynamics of blood haemoglobin, which can help in identifying impaired or abnormal blood flow conditions at a local tissue. The biomarkers that we have used to study ischemic conditions are oxygen saturation, regional oxygen consumption and regional blood volume index that could better predict ischemic conditions than other techniques.”

As a result of the burden of stroke among Indians, the Centre’s National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke is focusing on early diagnosis and management at different levels of healthcare for all non-communicable diseases, including stroke.

The development reported by the IIT Mandi team will help in enhancing access to stroke diagnosis throughout the country.

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Recovery Operations begin for Mutiny Bay Plane Crash

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​​​WASHINGTON (Sept. 27, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board, U.S. Navy and Island County personnel began recovery operations this morning for the wreckage of the DHC-3 Turbine Otter that crashed on September 4, 2022 off Whidbey Island, Washington. The team will be conducting work in 12-hour shifts around the clock.

​​NTSB onboard NOAA S3006 survey boat.

DHC-3 Turbine Otter that crashed September 4, 2022 FlightAware.com

The two barges for the operations moved into position yesterday and anchored in proximity to the aircraft wreckage. One is outfitted with a crane which will be used in the lifting operation and the other barge holds the remotely operated vehicle, or ROV.

Once the ROV confirms the aircraft wreckage, a survey of the wreckage site will be conducted. The survey’s focus is to visualize the wreckage and document its condition and position. After assessing the wreckage site, the team will decide how best to lift it out of the water based on the condition of the wreckage. The lifting process may be a direct lift by attaching cables to the wreckage and raising it to the barge with a crane or the ROV will be used to place smaller sections of the wreckage into baskets to be lifted.

The Deep Drone 8000 ROV has two multifunction manipulator arms, video cameras and is equipped with sonar and lighting systems. The ROV requires a team of four specialists to operate the equipment. There is a navigator and an operator for each manipulator arm while the unit is underwater. 

The preliminary report for the investigation is available for download on NTSB’s CAROL database​.

To report an incident/accident or if you are a public safety agency, please call 1-844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290 to speak to a Watch Officer at the NTSB Response Operations Center (ROC) in Washington, DC (24/7).

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Ferrari Leads The Way In 21st Century Carrozzeria: Maranello’s Latest One-Off Commission, The SP51 Roadster

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Ferrari has led the 21st Century reinvention of carrozzeria, first producing one-offs in 2004, and later launching the Icona series of strictly limited production vehicles. Ferrari has diligently developed this capability over the past two decades. Other companies have produced limited-series cars, but no other company has matched Ferrari’s capabilities with one-offs, no one else has cracked the code quite so well. That advantage results from a combination of (first and foremost) a well-established and vibrant client base. Ferrari’s advanced capabilities in computer-aided design don’t hurt, but it’s also the inimitable capabilities of Italians to produce one-off elements.

The track-only XX program, which brought cars like the 2005 FXX, 2009 599 FXX and 2014 FXX-K, helped develop the capabilities, free from road-legal restrictions. These cars pioneered powertrain, calibration, and aerodynamic advances.

The limited-series 2014 F60 America for the U.S. market was precursor to the Icona limited-series cars. Only ten were built. The F60 America in many regards set the pattern for subsequent one-off and limited series Ferraris. The Ferrari J50, a 10-off series created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari selling cars in Japan, is another example.

Today Ferrari unveiled the SP51, a one-off roadster commissioned by a Taiwan-based Ferrari collector. Like the Icona limited-series SP1 and SP2 before it, SP51 is a pure roadster based on the architecture and powertrain fundamentals of the V12-powered 812.

The SP51 features a one-off shade of red, a blue-and-white livery inspired by a 1955 Ferrari 410 S race car, unique headlights and wheels, and of course the fundamental architecture and powertrain of the 812 GTS and Superfast.

Ferrari employed computational fluid dynamics programs (CFD) to fine-tune the aerodynamics of this one-off roadster.

Creation of Ferrari one-off vehicles is initiated by the client. Development is guided by Ferrari’s design boss, Flavio Manzoni, who can tap engineering and fabrication resources throughout the company.

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FAA Researching UV LED Lights for Prevention of Increasing Bird Strikes

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Bird strikes are up by as much as 33 percent in recent years. Could an ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diode (LED) installed on general aviation aircraft help prevent dangerous bird strikes? According to the FAA, research indicates that mounting a pulsing UV LED light housed in a traditional landing light on the exterior of the aircraft could alert birds of the aircraft’s position, potentially stopping bird strikes before they have an opportunity to occur.

Bird and wildlife strikes are expensive and potentially deadly for GA and commercial aircraft. Between 1988 and 2021, wildlife strikes were responsible for killing more than 301 people and destroying about 300 aircraft, according to the FAA. 

“You definitely share this sky with the birds,” said Dan Dellmyer, a pilot and a researcher in the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center’s Aviation Research Division near Atlantic City, New Jersey, and a pilot. “I’ve ducked under them, I’ve ducked over them. It’s really fascinating sharing the air space with them.”

Decades of Data

That shared air space can come with big consequences. In January 2009, an Airbus A320 hit a flock of Canadian geese during takeoff, creating international headlines when it forced  the US Airways Flight 1549 to land on the Hudson River.

Since that landmark forced- landing incident, the FAA has spent more than $30 million researching potential methods of advanced detection and aviaon monitoring.

Most bird strikes occur during daylight hours between the months of July and October, while most deer strikes on runways occur at night during October and November, the FAA found after analyzing recorded wildlife strike data collected over more than three decadesa more than three-decade period.

The FAA also found:

  • Birds and terrestrial animals are more likely to be hit during an aircraft’s arrival, compared to its departure.
  • 71 percent of bird strikes for both commercial and GA occurred at or below 500 feet aglAGL. Those occurring above 500 feet aglAGL were more likely to cause damage.
  • The highest altitude recorded for a bird strike was 31,300 feet.

Bird Strikes Are Increasing

Bird strike numbers have been on the rise in recent decades, according to federal aviation officials. In 2021, more than 15,500 wildlife strikes were reported to the FAA, up from a little more than 2,000 reported in 1990.

Last year, as the nation emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of strikes reported to the National Wildlife Strike Database rose by about a third.

“In 2021, 15,556 strikes were reported, an increase of 33 percent compared to the 11,666 strikes reported in 2020,” the FAA said in a report detailing wildlife strikes over a three decade period. In this same year, about 17 percent of reported strikes occurred at general aviation airports. 

The cost of wildlife strikes can be staggering. In 2021 alone, such strikes were blamed for nearly 140,000 hours of aircraft downtime and about $328 million in losses, the FAA said.

The reasons behind the increases are complex. Bird populations that were once around 5 billion are now down to about 3 billion.

“We’re losing some birds, but what people don’t realize is that the larger birds, like the geese, turkey vultures— – their populations are actually doing really well, so they’re increasing,” Dellmyer told FLYING.

During a bird strike, it’s the larger birds that often createlead to greater aircraft damage.

“Do bird strikes happen all the time? No, of course not,” Dellmyer said. “But when they do happen, if it’s a small bird, then you’ll get some damage on the wings. If it’s a bigger bird, you can get them into the windows, into the props and into the engines.” 

Lighting the Way Forward

The FAA began researching possible technology solutions around 2014, Dellmyer said.

“We were worried about the birds running into helicopters, and this is how the research started,” he said. Agency researchers began focusing on two ideas as a way to mitigate strikes: a radar system that would install into aircraft and alert pilots, and a UV light to shine onto the birds to get their attention and disperse them.

The radar system concept remains ongoing, but it is “big and it’s bulky, and it’s very expensive to put detection in,” Dellmyer said. “By the time you get a detection from the pilot and the bird, the pilot has to react and might be on top of the bird by then.”

The concept of installing a UV LED bulblight in an aircraft’s landing light shows promise. “What we found was that when we have this UV LED light installed, we saw that the birds started moving away,” Dellmyer said.

“This landing light is a nice round light. Well, we made the UV LED light round, and it fits right in there, so it’s very compatible with the older planes out there right now,” he said.

As part of ongoing research, the FAA first installed the light in a remote- controlled airplane that was flown in and around migratory birds to gauge their reaction. Then, the agency installed the light in the landing light of Arkansas pilot Rodney Shelley’s Air Tractor 802, which Shelley flies for his crop-dusting business.

Rodney Shelley and his Air Tractor 802 [Courtesy: FAA]

Shelley routinely flies through rice fields, which are a huge draw for birds, Dellmyer said.

“You go down there during migratory season, and it’s just mind numbing how many birds fly through this area. It’s just shocking. They all come up from Mexico, and they travel up through North America, and there’s this big migratory flight of these birds going by.”

The FAA gave Shelley specific flight scenarios to test: takeoffs and landings with the light illuminated and off, as well as diving and hard banking.

“With the lights on, I could circle the field … the ducks would take off and leave me alone,” Shelley told the FAA, according to a recent agency blog post on the experiment. “They wouldn’t stay in the field with me like they normally do. They would turn and go the opposite way immediately. It was pretty interesting.”

Dellmyer estimates the agency is currently in the middle of its research into the light’s impact on GA and agricultural helicopters, but he  hopes to entice aircraft manufacturers to install the UV LED bulbslights in the landing lights of new aircraft landing lights and possibly on the wing tips. Researchers also want to test it in more weather conditions.

“This is all about safety,” Dellmyer said. “Would the FAA love to get this into everybody’s hands? Absolutely. I think it’s a really good product. But we still have to do more testing.”