Chandler Schlafer

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June 2015

The Audiophiliac chats with one of the world's top speaker designers

Andrew Jones has a degree in physics, but his real passion is speaker design. He started as a research engineer for KEF then moved to Infinity Speakers, but he's mostly known for engineering with Pioneer; he's chiefly responsible for their ultra high-end TAD Reference line of speakers that sell for …

Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had been following the guidelines for nearly a …

Skype Too Simple? Try This ASCII Video Chat Client for Devs

Sometimes, older is better. And this ASCII video chat client on GitHub might not replace Skype or Google Hangouts anytime soon (or anytime ever), but it’s certainly worth checking out if you’re an inquisitive dev familiar with terminal.<p>You’ll need to be comfortable compiling your own software if …

Apps

Zombie apps are taking over the App Store

If you’re still thinking of trying to make your fortune on the App Store, it’s time to think again. While App Store developers made more than Hollywood studios did in combined box office revenue in 2014, a new report suggests it will be almost impossible for new developers to break into the App …

Apps

Listen to the music that the Beagle 2 probably played on Mars in 2003

If the first nine notes of this instrumental sound fairly cosmic to you then that's entirely fitting: together they comprise the first ever melody sent to Mars. Composed by British band Blur, this short jingle (expanded into a full song above) was the call-sign for the UK's Beagle 2 lander. This …

Britpop

Google Domains Public Beta Launches in the US

After announcing its domain registration service last summer, today Google Domains has lifted the invitation-only access and is open to anyone in the US.<p>Google Domains comes with a dashboard to help users maintain their website, along with Blogger integration to help sync company blog posts. The …

Beta Testing

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

This portable laptop mod houses both a PS4 and Xbox One

Want a PS4 and an Xbox One, but don't have the space in your entertainment center? Enter the PlayBox. The laptop-style console mod, created by serial tinkerer Eddie Zarick, crams both systems into a single design, complete with a 22-inch, 1080p display. It's not sleek, but seems perfectly playable …

Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile Arrives On Android

Adobe Lightroom mobile is one of the first attempts at bringing some of the more recent Adobe releases on iOS to Android – and it’s available now with compatibility for a range of devices spanning Jellybean to Lollipop. The Lightroom mobile experience on Android is optimized for smartphones, though …

Pay What you Want for the Back-End Developer Bundle

If you’re interested in getting into building your own websites and apps, this is the best way to get started. The Back-End Developer Bundle includes a range of courses to teach you Ruby, Python and PHP at your own pace, and at your own price!<p>With over 95 hours of training content, these eight …

This App Lets You Take Back Your Awkward Text Messages

There have been times where I wanted to take back an embarrassing text message. Fortunately, there is an app called Strings that lets you permanently take back text messages that you sent out. Created by Be Labs in Seattle, Strings allows users to “spontaneously and fearlessly” share your personal …

Apps

You can buy these head-tracking headphones instead of 25 speakers

If you want to recreate the movie theater experience at home, you usually have to buy five — or more — speakers to surround your couch. Instead of putting a lot of money into sets of speakers that are going to be confined to one room, 3D Sound Labs has created a set of headphones that can emulate …

D-Link's new routers look crazy, but they're seriously fast

D-Link has just jumped the router shark with its latest AC5300, AC3200 and AC3100 Ultra Performance models. On top of speeds up to 5.3Gbps for the AC5300 model, the 802.11ac devices feature, um, <i>striking</i> looks that hopefully won't frighten animals or small children. D-Link calls the models …

Parrot RNB 6 brings Android Auto and CarPlay to any ol' car

LAS VEGAS -- The dashboard is getting smarter, and smartphones are playing a huge part of making it happen. At this point, most manufacturers have pledged support for either Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that will bring the power of their mobile operating systems to the …

'Price Is Right' contestants think an iPhone 6 costs $7,500

The price is very, very wrong.<p>Two contestants on <i>The Price Is Right</i> bid more than $7,000 for an iPhone 6, six grand more than the actual retail …

You can buy a Sony-style hack - CNN Video

Dashlane can now change all your passwords with a single click, and it's amazing

A feature we have been waiting for forever<p>Dashlane, the subscription-based password management service, is introducing a feature today that ought to become standard in every product like it: the ability to change all your passwords with a single click, including accounts with two-factor …

Meet the Grand Theft Auto Pacifist

Back in January, a YouTube user by the name of "goldvision" quietly unveiled <em>Grand Theft Auto Pacifist</em>, an ongoing project in which he attempts to navigate the latest installment of the famously nihilistic sandbox franchise "in a manner...<p>Back in January, a YouTube user by the name of …

Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB …

Security

This Is the World's Smallest Functional V-12 Engine

You'd never guess it judging by the collection of tiny, intricate works of kinetic art on display in his workshop, but José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, a.k.a. "Patelo," claims to be a "very impatient person." A retired naval mechanic, Patelo continues to create after his contemporaries have ditched …

The Staggering Cost To Insure A Teenage Driver

It’s a day most parents endure with equal elements of relief and trepidation.<p>Once a teenager finally obtains his or her driver’s license, mom and dad become refreshingly unshackled from the unrelenting cycle of drop offs and pick-ups, the latter of which tend to reach later into the evening hours …

Sept. 11, 2001: A Look Back in Pictures

Organic Pacemaker Could Save Your Life

Scientists have reprogrammed heart cells, turning them into biological pacemakers, in a breakthrough development for cardiac treatment.<p>The technique, which has only been tested in pigs so far, initially holds out hope for infants born with heart block, a condition in which the organ’s natural …

Google Just Made It Even Harder To Search For Porn

Google just got a little less NSFW.<p>This week, Google banned advertisements that, in the words of the company, "promote graphic depictions of sexual acts." These include not only "hardcore pornography" but any depiction of "graphic sexual acts" like "masturbation" and "genital, anal, and oral sexual …

ICE xPC Pocket Desktop Computer Unveiled

The development team over at ICE Computer have been developing prototype pocket desktop computers for some time but as yet has not brought anything …

YouTube reveals which US internet providers are best and worst at streaming

Starting today, internet providers in the United States will finally be held to account for lackluster YouTube streaming speeds. Google has brought its Video Quality Report — first launched in Canada at the start of this year — to the US, and is now ranking ISPs like Cablevision and Verizon FiOS …

Updated: Paranoid Android’s Peek feature makes its way to Google Play

<i>Update: Google Play Store link is now back online. The developers have also clarified that the APK downloadable from Github is not from them.</i><p>Custom Android ROMs each have their own highlight characteristics. A prominent feature on Paranoid Android, for example, is Peek, which gives enhanced access …

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