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Sheryl Sandberg: Option B and Life After Grief

<i>Life After Death</i><p>When she lost her husband, Sheryl Sandberg also lost her bearings. Now she wants to help others find a way through grief<p>By Belinda …

Self-improvement

MLB's Top 15 Prospects Closest to Making Big League Splash

The best thing about prospects is the untapped potential—all that promise, all that hope.<p>Still, at a certain point, the rubber needs to meet the MLB road. Every prospect, no matter how highly touted, must prove his worth in the Show.<p>Here, then, is a look at the top 15 blue-chip minor leaguers …

Baseball

The Five Ages of King Kong

Ever since the first “King Kong” movie in 1933, the giant, chest-pounding, helicopter-smacking, no-nonsense primate has meant different things to different generations, embodying both his science and his fiction. Kong has been a kind of canvas on which to paint the economic and political issues of …

Construction

Heralded Angel Swings: Albert Pujols on his contract, his future and 600 home runs

TEMPE, Ariz.—The steady crack and whistle of line drives cuts through the quiet of an empty stadium on a gray Sunday morning. The master …

Babe Ruth
Immigration

Teaching robots how to trust

The word “trust” pops up a lot in conversations about human-robot interactions. In recent years, it’s crossed an important threshold from the philosophical fodder of sci-fi novels into real-world concern.<p>Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, from rescue missions …

Robotics

How the CIA Forgot the Art of Spying

With the war on terror came a new, more militarized way of gathering intelligence. But now, America needs the kind of spooks who can work the cocktail party circuit—more James Bond, less Jason Bourne.<p><b>It was in a CIA station in Europe in 2005 that I</b> realized how much was changing about American …

National Security

DTS:X: The immersive audio standard, explained

DTS:X is a next-generation surround-sound format designed to compete against Dolby Atmos. Here's everything you need to know.<p>Whether you call it "immersive audio" or the more nebulous "object-based audio," there is a new type of surround sound coming to a home theater near you. It's designed to let …

Audiophile

What is a Height Effects Speaker?

Emerging audio formats such as Dolby Atmos®*, DTS:X® and Auro 3D® are taking surround sound to the next level by adding a height dimension to what …

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CNET's Top 40 must-have Blu-ray discs (2017 edition)

'No Country for Old Men'

Movies

Wilson Audio Sasha W/P Series 2 Loudspeakers

<b>Wilson Audio • Sasha W/P Series 2 Loudspeakers</b><p><i>"A speaker that once reveled in dismantling recordings and the music they contained now reconstructs</i> …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

Magico Announces the M3

The following is a press release issued by Magico. April 29, 2016 | HAYWARD, CA – Magico, the leader in high performance loudspeaker design and …

Audiophile

Synth Jam: Arturia MatrixBrute MicroBrute at Musikmesse 2016

There's no denying that Arturia's MatrixBrute is a synth that oozes power, beauty and... more power! When we were first introduced to the …

Upping the ante with the Audio Technica ATH M70x headphones

The Audiophiliac dons the Audio Technica ATH M70x, and likes what he hears.<p>I'm no stranger to Audio Technica headphones, especially their more affordable models, but this one, the ATH M70x over-the-ear headphone has a $419 MSRP/$299, £219, AUS299 street price, and faces stiff competition. Even so, …

Audiophile

What You Need to Know About Ultra HD Blu-ray

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are on store shelves, but your current Blu-ray player can't play them. Is it time to upgrade?<p>PCMag reviews products …

Televisions

The Best Headphones

There's an endless selection when it comes to headphones and finding the right pair is not only tough but there’s a lot of subjectivity involved …

Consumer Tech

Chromecast Audio Can Now Stream Hi-Res Audio

The Google Chromecast dongle can stream music, but given that it connects to a HDMI port, it use seems to be largely limited to the TV. This is why …

Sneak Peek at Game of Thrones Season 6: Pictures

Review: Waves NX, A Virtual Mix Room For Your Headphones

I’m constantly on the lookout for great tools to use for production when using headphones. I know it’s not ideal, and I'd rather use studio monitors …

Review: The Audeze Sine sound ridiculously good

When rumors started to fly around that Apple might abandoning headphone jack on the iPhone 7, Audeze was the first company to build a headphone that could work solely out of Apple’s Lightning connector.<p>Meanwhile, the company’s new Sine headphones were also one of very few portable cans that used …

Saturday at AXPONA with Herb

I was talking to a couple of oldster audiophiles standing outside the glass-walled Woo Audio room. They were raving about some Von Schweikert Audio …

Audiophile

Sennheiser HD630VB Headphones Review

In the past few years, Sennheiser have have won the hearts of portable and casual listeners alike with two closed-back offerings - the Momentum …

Sennheiser Attracts an Audience

The Sennheiser working display will be crammed full of the brand’s vast range of headphones and ancillary equipment.<p>Three of the models in the …

Vandersteen Model Seven Mk.II loudspeaker & M7-HPA monoblock power amplifier

I vividly remember a conversation with Richard Vandersteen at the turn of the century, when he predicted that the only audio companies that would …

Audiophile

Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016)

Unreal. Forget about the year punk broke, or the day the music died, 2016 is shaping up to be an annus horribilis for musicians. Prince dead at age …

Audiophile

Why Hubble Still Blows Our Minds After a Quarter Century in Space

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th anniversary in space, NASA released a series of images, videos, and simulations of an object known as …

Universe