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Eminem's art beats Gaga's pop

Lady Gaga never saw it coming. After a relentless, mammoth, publicity extravaganza for her new album, ArtPop, she was upstaged by a comet seeming to …

Eminem

“DayZ” Makes You Feel Every Murder You Commit. Can You Handle This?

Dean Hall developed the zombie-packed, psychologically trying PC game to re-create tension faced by soldiers. The emotional responses it triggers have helped the game sell more than a million downloads in its first month.<p>In early January, a Reddit user posted an emotional story about waking up on a …

Gameplay

Fan Takes It Upon Himself To Rewrite Mass Effect 3

by Declarationday Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 01:32 PM<p>I actually love the Indoctrination Theory myself.<p>by csl316 Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 01:36 …

Supercomputer models one second of human brain activity

The most accurate simulation of the human brain ever has been carried out, but a single second’s worth of activity took one of the world’s largest supercomputers 40 minutes to calculate<p>The most accurate simulation of the human brain to date has been carried out in a Japanese supercomputer, with a …

Singularity

Favorite Music Lists of 2013

Here are a few of my favorite Lists of the year's best recordings. My #1 favorite List is only available in print and regular readers won't be …

lavigneroom

You are reading the older HTML site<p>Positive Feedback ISSUE 16<br>november/december 2004<p>Building a Reference Grade Listening Room <i><br>by Mike Lavigne</i><p><i>All</i> …

Audiophile

DSPeaker HeaDSPeaker Headphone Virtual Surround System

<b>The Landscape</b><br>Most surround sound receivers have a headphone jack. When using that jack, most of them apply some type of faux-surround sound …

The Worst, Most Disappointing And Controversial Video Game Moments Of 2013

Plenty of controversy hounded the video game industry in 2013, though I’m not sure any of it was quite as hot-blooded as the controversies we saw the year prior. (I’m looking at you BioWare.)<p>Still, there were some regrettable moments. Some embarrassing moments. Some downright <i>avoidable</i> moments. And …

The ALO Pan Am Headphone Amplifier and USB DAC Review

I am always on the lookout for new gear that provides an obvious solution to an individual setup need. Combo DAC and headphone amplifiers are a …

ALO PanAm Review

<i>Disclaimer: The unit for this review was provided free of charge from ALO Audio. ALO Audio is a Headfonia sponsor, and also a supplier for Analog</i> …

ALO Audio - The Pan Am

Launching a product is starting to become almost Applesque with ALO Audio these days. Gone are the nerdy amp numbered branding of yesteryear and in …

New Tool Album Expected Early in 2014

Drummer: 'We're trying to push things in different ways'<p>The next album from Tool will likely be released at the beginning of 2014. Drummer Danny …

Norah Jones: The Fall

Whether or not Norah Jones is a real jazz singer became the subject of debate after the vocalist debuted in 2002 on the Blue Note label with the …

Audeze LCD-X Review

Unlike the LCD-3, I was able to audition the new “X” roughly a week after it was released. Even better, I was able to get a unit home for a review. …

Audiophile

One Enthusiasts Take on Top-of-the-Line Headphones: The State of Flagships

In a recent reddit post here, SanjiWatsuki has unleashed his impression of current flagship headphones from various manufacturers, grading them on …

Q&A with John Swenson. Part 3: How bit-perfect software can affect sound

In this third installment I will cover possible methods by which bit perfect software can affect sound quality in a DAC.<p>The traditional Holy Grail of …

Programming

Thoughts on Headphones and the Future of the High-End

Why headphones are not going to save Hi-Fi<p><i>by Scot Hull</i><p>You've probably heard the news by now. Hi-Fi is dead. Rumor is, it was murdered. Poison! And it …

The Entry Level #37

As I discuss in this issue's "As We See It," a handful of audio companies have recently turned to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to launch and …

Audiophile

Ayre's PCM and DSD Comparison

I think its fair to say that Charlie Hansen, Ayre's Founder and Designer, is not exactly a fan of DSD. Thankfully, that didn't stop him from offering …

The Listening Room: the Forgotten Factor Page 2

(This is the most common recommendation; other authorities recommend having the 100% at the speaker end and the 50% at the listening end. I prefer …

Report: NSA Spying on Virtual Worlds, Online Games

(AP) Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games<br>By RAPHAEL SATTER<br>Associated Press<br>LONDON<br>American and British intelligence operations have been …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

Warcraft movie cast revealed, Colin Farrell not listed

The Blizzard Warcraft movie comes yet another step closer to reality: six members of the film's cast were announced today.<p>Although no specific roles were listed, Slashfilm revealed the following actors and actresses will star in the film:<p><b>Ben Foster</b> -- <i>The Messenger, 3:10 To Yuma, X-Men: The Last</i> …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt keeps looking better and better

CD Projekt RED's open-world expedition, <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>, is easily at the top of my most anticipated games of 2014 list (sorry <i>Titan Fall</i>) and …

Final Fantasy VIII - PC Launch Trailer