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Learn Eric Clapton’s “Key to the Highway” Turnaround

Try this simple but beautiful phrase from the great 'Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs' track.<p>1.1K<p>SHARES<p>“There’s a certain construction based on</i> …

A comprehensive guide to grading vinyl records

<b>When buying and selling vinyl, a good understanding of grading is absolutely essential. Unfortunately though, it’s not an exact science; and the</b> …

Vinyl Records

Switch to Android? How to sync iTunes music for free

You’ve finally decided it’s time to break-up with your iPhone.<p>While the relationship has been decent for years, you’ve finally mustered up the courage to move onto greener pastures: Android.<p>Will it be a shiny new Samsung S7 edge? A smooth metallic HTC 10? LG’s modular G5?<p>Oh, to play the …

Google Play

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

Daily Hive

Every year on December 18, Vancouverites gather together to celebrate both the holiday season and the birthday of one of rock and roll’s biggest …

How to make your turntable sound better than ever: Upgrade your cartridge

The Audiophiliac takes the new Grado Reference Series Platinum 2 cartridge out for a spin.<p>You invested in a nice turntable, but if you're still using the cartridge that came with it, you're not hearing how amazing vinyl can sound. Maybe it's about time to check out something better, like the new …

Audiophile

8 easy and affordable ways to clean your vinyl records by hand

<b>Stressed out by the idea of lathering your first editions in wood glue? Don’t fancy spending a packet on a cleaning machine? Paul Rigby offers eight</b> …

Vinyl Records

Record Store Day's Black Friday Event 2015: The Full List of Official Exclusives

Record Store Day is charging ahead with its vinyl-celebrating mission despite being on the receiving end of a widespread backlash. Not only is its …

The Isley Brothers

Bob Dylan, Jack White Celebrate Chicago Blues in New Doc

'Born in Chicago' launches PledgeMusic campaign to secure rights for music, archival video<p>Bob Dylan, Jack White and the late B.B. King are among the …

20 Audio Applications To Enhance Your Music Listening Experience

Invariably, whenever I meet fellow computer audiophiles at audio shows or dealer events we always ask each other what the other is using. Depending …

How to turn off snooping smart TV features

A few weeks ago, I investigated automatic content recognition (ACR) systems found on televisions from Samsung, LG, and Vizio. This technology, which has been deeply integrated into many smart TVs since 2012, is designed to identify what viewers are watching, then send that information in real time …

Privacy

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss