Streaming Higher Quality Music to Spotify

Higher Quality Music to Spotify: Spotify Premium gives you access to higher quality music streaming. By default (and if you’re on the free plan) Spotify streams run at 96 kbps on mobile devices and 160 kbps on your computer. With this type of bit rate, you hear a slight but noticeable loss in quality compared to a CD.

Streaming Higher Quality Music to Spotify
Streaming Higher Quality Music to Spotify

Streaming Higher Quality Music to Spotify

With Premium, however, you can stream tracks up to 320 kbps. It’s pretty much the gold standard of lossy bit rates, and most people can’t reliably tell the difference between a lossless format like a CD.

If you’re curious, check out this test from NPR. It offers you the same track in three formats: an MP3 file with 128 kbps, an MP3 file with 320 kbps and an uncompressed WAV. All you have to do is select the highest quality title from the selection.

Although I could pretty easily avoid the lowest quality track, I couldn’t choose between 320kbps and lossless at any consistency.

Would you like to receive your Spotify tracks with a higher quality of 320 kbps? Here’s how.

On the phone

Open Spotify, go to the “Your Library” tab and tap the “Settings” icon in the top right.

Under iOS choose Music Quality.

On Android, scroll down until you find it.

Spotify offers three different audio qualities for mobile devices: normal (96 kbps), high (160 kbps) and extreme (320 kbps). There is also an automatic option that dynamically adapts the bit rate to your network quality and type of network.

You can set one audio quality for streaming and another for downloaded tracks. Remember, the higher the bit rate, the more data you will use during streaming and the more space the tracks will take up when downloading.

My personal decision is high for streaming and extreme for downloads. I think this is the best balance between high-quality music and at the same time is able to easily stream over cellular data in most places.

On the screen

  • Open Spotify, click the down arrow next to your username and choose Settings.
  • Under Music Quality, enable the High-Quality Streaming option.
  • This enables streaming at 320 kbps.

Thus you can do Streaming Higher Quality Music to Spotify. If you have any issues, comment in the comment box.

Call of Duty | Warzone: How to Find and Open Bunkers

In this guide, we will explain how to find and open the mysterious hidden bunkers throughout the Call of Duty: Warzone map.  Since very little Infinity Ward has released a new patch 1.21 Call of Duty: Warzone and with her many innovations have come.

Call of Duty | Warzone: How to Find and Open Bunkers
Call of Duty | Warzone: How to Find and Open Bunkers

Call of Duty | Warzone: How to Find and Open Bunkers

Most of the new content has been carefully documented in the patch notes, but apparently some little secrets have also been added.  With the new patch it is finally possible to open the mysterious bunkers that you can find throughout the Warzone map and in this guide we will explain how to do it.

The cave of wonders

Finding ways to open a bunker in the midst of a ruthless Battle Royale like Warzone might sound strange, but we guarantee it is worth it. Inside these vaults you will find a lot of supply boxes and many of them will even be legendary.

With all this loot you will have enough weapons to best equip a team of four players, not to mention the money you will accumulate.

With all that extra money you can safely buy any item sold by the buying stations and still continue to own a nice sum. Also, if you’re really lucky, you may even find the key to another bunker inside the crates.

Finding the key – Call of Duty: Warzone, how to find and open bunkers

Before trying to open a bunker, you will need to find one of the rare hidden red access keys for the Warzone map. These keys are extremely rare and can only be found inside legendary equipment cases.

For the uninitiated, these speakers are characterized by bright orange color and inside they contain the most useful loot of the game.

These chests do not have a fixed position and can spawn in place of any normal equipment chest. To maximize your chances of finding one, we recommend that you go to places where there are normally many objects, such as prison, and hope for the best.

We remind you that, even if you find a legendary chest, the percentage of obtaining the access card is very low and consequently it is not said that during a game you are lucky enough to get one.

In search of riches – Call of Duty: Warzone, how to find and open bunkers

After you have managed to find an access key, all you have to do is try to open a bunker and collect the best Warzone loot. These places are well hidden, but they can be distinguished by the presence of a large metal door and a numeric keypad with which you can interact. To open these vaults, simply approach the keypad while holding the access card and interacting with it.

There are 12 bunkers hidden in the Warzone map and it is not easy to find them all. For this reason, we will describe below the place where they are located and then we will also show you their position on the map.

  • 00: This bunker is located on the west side of the coast south of Verdansk and to find it you will have to go down the hill towards the sea as if it were trying to go off the map.
  • 01: To find this bunker you will have to go north of the kart track and check the left side of the main road.
  • 02: If you continue to go north from the kart track for too long, you can reach the hidden bunker near the landfill.
  • 03: This bunker is located next to the number 02, but to reach it you will have to find a trap door and drop into it.
  • 04: The number 04 is located southeast of the dam, above the billboard written in Russian.
  • 05: This bunker is located on the east side of Crash Site
  • 06: Bunker 06 is hidden on the northeastern border of the map, roughly between Quarry and Lumber.
  • 07: Northeast of the stadium you will find a hidden trap door that will take you to this bunker.
  • 08: Going down the stairs on the opposite side to bunker 07 you can find the number 08.
  • 09: Northeast of the prison, on the right side of the bridge hill, you will find access to one of the game’s most visible bunkers.
  • 10: This bunker is located south of Tavorsk Park.
  • 11: Finally the last bunker is located in the upper northwest of the military base.

On the hunt for treasures

Thanks to our guide, you now know how to find and open the mysterious hidden bunkers throughout the Warzone map. Now all you have to do is go hunting for treasure in these gold mines. Our article ends here, but if you are a hardened Warzone player looking for some advice.

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Deep Rock Galactic Review: Unmissable Cooperative Shooter

We cover in this review Deep Rock Galactic, the cooperative sci-fi shooter recently released from early access. The cooperative sci-fi Deep Rock Galactic is finally released in its version 1.0, after about 2 years in early access. With this update the boys of Ghost Ship Games have only further refined what was already a small gem very appreciated by the players.

Deep Rock Galactic Review: Unmissable Cooperative Shooter
Deep Rock Galactic Review: Unmissable Cooperative Shooter

Deep Rock Galactic Review: Unmissable Cooperative Shooter

The basic concept of the game is simple, a team of maximum 4 dwarves, obviously miners, who make his way between mines procedurally rich in minerals, and dangerous enemies.

Behind this apparent simplicity, however, there is a very immersive atmosphere, and above all, one of the funniest cooperative titles of recent years. Let’s find out in this review.

Simply dwarfs

The gameplay can be summarized simply by taking all the elements always present in the common imagination about dwarfs and adding some firearms and technological gagdet.

We drink beer (a lot), break rocks with pickaxes, and make rough comments while fighting with the enemies who stand between us and our only goal: profit.

Briefly summarizing the context of the game, our team of dwarves is hired by a company not too interested in the safety of the employees, who will send us on a mission to the galaxy for the sole purpose of recovering precious minerals. After having sent the minerals to the spacecraft, in fact, this will leave after 5 minutes, with or without us.

Our dwarves can be of four different classes: Gunner, Borer, Scout and Engineer. Playing with 3 other dwarfs will no doubt have the best experience, with each class helping the rest of the team in exploration and combat.

There will be those who make their way by lighting the way, who will mine by creating paths, who will cover their backs with others with turrets and defenses, and who will create practical escape routes.

Each dwarf has his trusty pickaxe at his disposal, with which, of course, besides undermining precious stones, he can destroy any element of the procedurally generated maps.

Each class then has a main weapon and a secondary weapon to face the various enemies, and different gadgets with which to simplify the exploration. For example, there are 3 flares, useful for illuminating the cave, and which recharge themselves very quickly.

Resources fill the inventory fairly quickly, and to empty it they leave themselves to a robot, MULE, who will always follow our team of dwarves.

Of course, you can also play alone (in this case we will be accompanied by a sort of drone, Bosco), but you can immediately see that the game was not designed for this. The missions are certainly less fun, and are likely to result in the repetitive soon.

Character progression and personalization – Deep Rock Galactic Review

A space base will act as the central hub of the game, from which we can accept missions, customize the character, and of course, stop for a beer. The missions are all fairly simple in the objective, which is almost always to undermine a certain quantity of minerals. However, some missions are more focused on PvE, asking us to eliminate particularly powerful enemies.

You can choose the difficulty of each mission by adjusting the ” danger level “, which will influence the final gains. From the pause menu you can also access a complete guide for novice players.

Through terminals in the main hub we can really customize our character thoroughly. For each class we have a tree with many skills to unlock, both active and passive. With other terminals we can customize the armor, accessories and face of our nano.

Through other terminals, we can then customize the pickaxe, weapons, and Bosco. All the items needed to customize can be purchased (with game credits, not microtransactions ) from the store always in the hub.

A game for (almost) all PCs – Deep Rock Galactic Review

Not everyone owns a PC dedicated to gaming, and especially when cooperative gaming matters so much, accessibility in terms of hardware requirements can help a lot in the diffusion of the title.

Just in this Deep Rock Galactic succeeds perfectly, which with a very simple graphic style, can easily run even on PC with the fairly modest hardware equipment.

Apart from some sporadic scenarios, the graphic style of the game is still appreciable, even if it lacks a bit of identity. The absence of natural light, and the dim lighting of our front torch, however, help to create a truly suggestive atmosphere in the caves.

To accompany it all we have a soundtrack Synth again not too characterized, but that does its duty anyway. Despite the simplicity of the graphics, we often find ourselves really admiring the beauty of the maps, which we remember being procedurally generated.

To increase even more the chances of being able to play easily in cooperative with friends there is also the cross-platform with the Xbox One version, which however requires a little clarification. On PC, the title is available both on Steam and on the Microsoft Store, in the Xbox Play Anywhere version.

This means that it will be enough to buy the title from the Microsoft Store to be able to play it both on our Xbox and on PC, also keeping all the progress.

Crossplay with the Xbox is only available with the Microsoft Store version, and not with the Steam version. In addition, Steam players will not even be able to play alongside PC players who own the Microsoft Store version.

It is certainly a shame for those who prefer to always buy on Steam, which in addition to offering more advantageous prices, is undoubtedly a platform of much higher quality than the still immature one of the Microsoft store. For this time, however, it might be better to make an exception.

A cooperative game not to be missed

Concluding this review, Deep Rock Galactic was really a positive surprise, which highlights that as it should happen for every title in early access, the developers of Ghost Ship Games have actually given a lot of listening to the community.

The game is appreciable alone, but it really shines in a cooperative, imposing itself as one of the best co-op games released in recent years, which will be able to give countless hours of fun.

Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO Review: Gaming Mouse

A Device that carries the heavy burden of improving one of the gaming mice most loved by PC gamers. Not a simple deal but, as you will discover in the Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO review, this time too the mission is accomplished for the Californian company.

Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO Review: Gaming Mouse
Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO Review: Gaming Mouse

Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO Review: Gaming Mouse

Dark Core RGB PROCorsair’s gaming mouse designed primarily for FPS players, while maintaining all the advantages of the previous model is further improved with greater lighting areas, improved connections and lowered latencies.

In a nutshell, we are facing a series of upgrades that give us hope. If you want to know how this historic Corsair mouse has behaved, you just have to read the Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO review.

As mentioned, some changes have been made to the previous model. The mouse in question is in the medium-high market segment. Obviously it is not a mouse for everyone and is designed for gaming. It gives its best in FPS titles, but can also be used for other titles. But let’s see some technical details of this gaming mouse.

Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO: the technical specifications

  • PPE: 18,000
  • Sensor: PAW3392
  • Sensor type: optical
  • Mouse backlighting: 9 RGB zones
  • Storable profiles: 3
  • Button type: Omron
  • Programmable keys: 8
  • Connectivity: Cable, Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Key durability: 50 million clicks
  • Grip: Palm
  • Weight: 128 grams
  • Cable: 1.8 meters in braided fiber
  • Report Rate: 1000Hz / 2000Hz
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Polymer

New sensor and other news Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO review

In this gaming mouse we find the PAW3392 sensor model slightly improved compared to the predecessor.

Thanks to this sensor, we could customize our choice of PPE, with a 1a1 selection up to 18,000 PPE. Maximum sensor speed that we have tested for scruple but which obviously makes it impossible to play, at least at the screen resolutions available today.

Any movement at this speed would cause the view, or the pointer, to pop up at a speed that probably Flash would not be able to follow. However this great achievement in terms of “speed” is an indication of the excellent sensitivity and precision of the new sensor.

Obviously, to set the PPE with the precision of one unit at a time, you need to rely on the excellent software provided by CorsairIn reality iCUE is necessary for 90% of mouse customizations and once you have learned to use it, you can hardly do without it.

It is also true, however, that in this version of Dar Core even more it is mandatory to use such software, as the default presets fail to meet the needs of the player whether he is a casual gamer or a purist.

The software will also be needed to switch from the polling frequency of 1000Hz to that of 2,000Hz, to obtain an input lag less than an additional millisecond.

Another key part controlled by iCUE is the lighting of the mouse, the Corsair software allows to assign a different color to all 9 of the new RGB zones.

There are also 9 programmable keys and among the novelties we find the use of the new Omron mechanical and minimum latency switches, which Corsair guarantees for 50 million pressures.

Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO Review: Gaming Mouse
Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO Review: Gaming Mouse

Design and materials Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO review

The design of this new product fully reflects that of the previous version. The big news is in the cable connector, which finally meets USB Type-C technology. In the package we find the charging cable, in braided fiber, 1.8 meters long and a second option for the right side handle.

The handles like the back are covered with a rubberized and textured fabric. The non-slip rubber material that we also find in the scroll wheel.

In the remaining parts we find a series of more or less shiny plastics that give greater authority to the whole. In terms of size, we find ourselves in front of a mouse of rather generous dimensions and with a rather important weight.

Here is the probable reason why interchangeable weights have not been implemented. Even if the most demanding players could miss the latter.

As mentioned, we have two possibilities of grip. The first makes the part of the right mouse more ergonomic and classic, the second instead gives the possibility of having a support on the little finger exactly as it happens for the thumb.

Obviously you will decide which position is most convenient for you, but the possibility of choice is very appreciable.

To “switch” from one spoiler to another, just run the chosen fin along with the mouse sled which, thanks to the magnets mounted inside it, will be easily and quickly housed.

The mouse offers an excellent palm grip strictly for right-handed use. The rubber wheel does not give rise to possible slips.

The top of Dark Core RGB PRO has two buttons right above the left click button which can be programmed within iCUE to execute various commands, but control DPI by default.

The central button under the wheel instead controls the switch between the various profiles, whether they are preset or not. Too bad for the lack of a “sniper” button, a fast profile with low DPI.

As far as battery life is concerned, much will depend on the chosen use. Obviously if you leave the LEDs on ( 16 hours of autonomy LEDs on or 36 hours on LEDs off ) the duration will be shorter.

Software | Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO review

Dark Core RGB PRO could work even without software but, clearly speaking, you would exploit less than half of its possibilities. The personalization settings are truly infinite, in fact you can program your profiles in multiple ways.

Thanks to iCUE you can set the polling frequency to 2,000 MHz, assign colors to the various zones, control the target speed 1 DPI at a time on all the X and Y axes even in different ways.

In addition, you can use the various presets available which are also preset for competitive, or less famous, video games.

As you can see from the image just above, you can choose a series of actions that can fully customize your trusted playmate. A very important action to perform is that of “Surface Calibration”. By starting this test, the optical sensor will adapt to your mat. Action not to be underestimated as by default the Dark Core RGB PRO is set to work on some Corsair mats.

The firmware can be updated when needed and it is also possible to clear the built-in memory from the device. Memory capable of storing up to three profiles even without the obligation to use iCUE in the future.

Who should buy this gaming mouse?

Dark Core RGB PRO is a mouse as beautiful as it is complex to manage. If you are looking for a gaming mouse that once connected is ready for use, you have done something wrong.

This mouse offers an immense series of customizations that will make more precise players happy, but without a good dose of knowledge of the management software, you will have a “castrated” product.

The tracking on Dark Core RGB PRO is excellent and the Pixart PAW3392 sensor has been implemented correctly. The new generation Dark Core is comfortable to use also via cable but perhaps it gives the best of itself free from any constraints.

The improvements of this product are not very many compared to the previous version but are still important and welcome. We also remember that the mouse can be purchased at a price almost equal to the previous model.

In a nutshell, if you have to buy a new mouse with the features listed in this review of Dark Core RGB PRO it is the purchase for you … but if you are in possession of the previous version, net of little wear of the same, do not I would opt for this new version immediately!

To conclude, we can say that Dark Core RGB PRO is an excellent gaming mouse that offers vast customization and the ability to play wirelessly just like wired. Before buying it, however, take into account that the use of the management software is not an accessory but a fundamental one.