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Review: RHA T20 are some of the finest-made earphones around, but they’re not cheap

For a while, Scotland-based audio company RHA was known primarily for delivering audiophile-grade sound in affordable earphones. With the T20, that’s not exactly how they played it. In fact, this set of headphones is not anywhere near cheap enough to be classed as an affordable pair, but I still …

Audiophile

Sony adds touch control with its newest wireless MDR headphones

The wireless headphone market started booming in 2014, and we've seen evidence this week at CES that it's not slowing down. Sony just updated its popular MDR headphone lineup with the the MDR-1ABT, a new wireless model that adds touch sensor control. With the tap or swipe of a finger, users will be …

Review: Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones rival my much-loved B&W P5s

When I put together my premium headphone gift guide, a commentator suggested that there was one more pair that deserved to make the list: the $399 Master & Dynamic MH40. The visual design had initially led me to assume these were semi-open cans – and thus not ideal for mobile use – but I found this …

Despite losses, Amazon CEO plans more risk-taking

Jeff Bezos says his company will continue to experiment and tells people to "stay tuned" for more about Amazon's unpopular Fire Phone.<p>NEW YORK -- Losing billions of dollars in failed projects doesn't matter. Having a flop in your company's first smartphone doesn't matter. What does matter is a …

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones will dazzle your ears and your eyes

It’s ludicrous but true: How headphones look can be nearly as important as how they sound. Luckily for anybody who slides a pair of Bowers & Wilkins P7s over their ears, these high-end headphones do double duty. They will bamboozle your ears as well as your eyes.<p>With a stylish design and sturdy …

Audiophile

Someone recreated the new 'Star Wars' trailer in Lego and it's fantastic

Let's talk about that Lego lightsaber<p>Maybe you've seen the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer 500 times already. Maybe you haven't — that'd be just over 12 hours, which is ridiculous. But have you seen it <i>in Lego?</i><p>That is to say, have you seen the new droid ball... in <i>Lego?</i><p>What about that new …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

First Layer Problems: Quick Tips For 3D Printing Beginners

Doodaddoes is back with another very clear and helpful video for 3D printing beginners. This time he’s exploring some very common problems with the first layer of a print. If anyone has been printing for a while, they can tell you that the first layer is extremely important and that they probably …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

LeapTV, a tiny game console for little kids, coming this fall for $149 with a bold controller (hands-on)

LeapFrog aims for the little-kid console market with LeapTV, adding motion controls and active gaming to its educationally-targeted entertainment philosophy. We got to try it out for a few minutes.<p>LeapFrog has tablets, kid's educational apps, and even a forthcoming fitness band . Now it has a …

Watch 'Tetris' evolve over 30 years

Gamers almost instantly realized that <i>Tetris</i> was one of the most addictive titles ever made, and that legacy holds up as strong as ever today, as the game hits its 30th birthday. <i>Tetris</i>' first decade saw it quickly spread across the globe, leaving the USSR and making it into arcade cabinets, home …

Jaguar C-Type, D-Type, E-Type and F-Type in pictures

Petaminx Tutorial - Full

Tutorials

Captive Minecraft transforms the game into a prison

In response to <i>Minecraft</i> 1.8, an update that lets players create a flickering wall that borders the in-game world, a new survival mod called <i>Captive Minecraft</i> has been developed which places the player in a 1x1 box that expands as they earn achievements.<p>"For each <i>Minecraft</i> Achievement you get, the …

How Scary is Alien Isolation? - IGN Video

We locked 16 people from IGN in a room and had them play Alien: Isolation to answer the question. What did we discover? See for yourself.

Even Samsung spokesman LeBron James has phone problems…

Several time NBA MVP and lead Samsung celebrity spokesman LeBron James also has phone problems. The above Tweet is gone; probably in an effort to not upset Samsung… (via Eli Langer).

Matterform's low-cost 3D scanner will finally give you something to print

3D printers are becoming more and more accessible, but there's still one big hurdle to using them: unless you know how to create digital objects, there's not much to print. But Matterform is aiming to change that with its stylish, simple, and fairly inexpensive 3D scanner. After a successful …

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Shooting Raw

You’ve seen it on the spec sheets for cameras you considered purchasing, you’ve read about it on one photography blog after another, and you’ve heard …

Tutorials

This Centuries-Old Musical Instrument Sounds Exactly Like Super Mario

Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented thousands of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure …

Watch the full Tim Cook ABC interview on 30 years of Mac, NSA surveillance (Video)

Yesterday we posted some excerpts from an ABC interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives that officially aired on the network last night. In the interview, Cook is joined by Apple’s Apple Senior VP Craig Federighi and Apple software VP Bud Tribble to talk about the 30th anniversary of …

Celebrate 30 years of Mac with Apple’s hidden icon font

As part of Apple’s 30th anniversary celebration of the Mac, Apple built a dedicated page to illustrate the evolution of the Mac year after year.<p>Each panel features line-drawn icon representing the Mac portraying that year, and a friend of mine, Greg Barbosa, noticed these icons are actually …

Safari support completes Adblock Plus five-browser sweep

All the top desktop browsers now can use a plug-in that blocks Web site ads -- except for nonintrusive ones from companies that pay to be whitelisted.<p>Adblock Plus, a browser plug-in that wipes what it deems to be more intrusive advertisements off the Web, has completed its sweep of the top browsers …

Workflow Poised To Be Automator For iOS?

January 20, 2014<p>There’s not much information out there, and there’s even less when you go looking for specifics on what this app will, or will not, …

Concrete, Leather And Titanium — The Holiday Gift Guide For iPhone

This article first appeared in the Cult of Mac Newsstand magazine<p>Alubolt<p>$50 — Docks & Stands — iPhone<p>The Lightning connector has made the iPhone and iPad dock a pretty tricky thing to get right: the plug is so happy and snug in its little Lightning hole that it just won’t come out without a good …

iOS

Watch An iPad Become A Classic Mac In This Fun LEGO Timelapse [Video]

LEGOs have been morphing Apple products into dinosaurs and miniature cities for as long as I can remember, but rarely are the Apple/LEGO mashups as useful as the twist a pair of advertising professionals from Norway put on this Macintosh Classic.<p>Jason Kinsella and Charlotte Bakken decided to …

Lego

Panasonic’s GM1 Is The Tiniest Micro Four Thirds Camera, Like, Ever

Let’s make a little wager. I’ll put a $1 on the fact that most people who buy the tiny new Panasonic Lumix GM1 will never change its lens, instead opting to use it as a rather cool little compact. Not that this is a bad thing entirely – having a Micro Four Thirds sensor in a body smaller than that …

Cameras

Make Your Mac Look Like Your iPhone With This Great iOS 7-Like Icon Set [OS X Tips]

We’ve already shown you how to make your Mac look more like your iPhone running iOS 6, so we thought we would change it up a bit.<p>Today, let’s make your Mac look like Apple’s latest and greatest iOS 7 with this icon pack from Deviant Art user iynque (Andrew Williams) and a free copy of Panic’s …

Operating Systems

How to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 5s

If you've broken the display on an iPhone 5s and you didn't opt for AppleCare+, you can always DIY repair it yourself.<p>Whether you've cracked the …

Lego shines as beautiful art in new book (Q&A)

In 'Beautiful Lego,' Mike Doyle has assembled a stunning collection of photos of art made using the famous toy bricks. CNET talked to Doyle about the project.<p>Lego fans, rejoice!<p>This week, bookstores everywhere will begin getting copies of "Beautiful Lego," a new book by Mike Doyle and published by …

Charge Your iPhone On Your Bike Commute With The Ecoxpower

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Andrew Kunesh | Wednesday, August 28th, 2013<p>If you commute on a bicycle, chances are you use a bike light for nighttime rides. …