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How to stop worrying about speaker impedance

The Audiophiliac and ELAC’s speaker designer Andrew Jones set out to demystify speaker impedance.<p>I wouldn't blame you if you assumed an 8 ohm speaker is always 8 ohms, but it's not. Far from it, an 8 ohm rated speaker is actually 8 ohms only a small percentage of the time because the speaker's …

Audiophile

EU decides to treat Uber like a taxi company, not an app

Europe's highest court has ruled that Uber is a transportation company and not some kind of middleman between passengers and drivers, like it has often claimed. The much-anticipated decision opens the door for member nations to impose stricter regulations on the company, especially where it …

Xiaomi shipped over 10 million phones in September

It still has some catching up to do to beat Huawei, but Xiaomi is regaining some of its lost momentum.<p>Xiaomi has created a new record.<p>On Saturday, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said on Chinese social media the company shipped more than 10 million phones in September alone, saying demand is so high that supply …

Mobile

The TAD ME-1 ups the ante for 'small' high-end audio speakers

The Audiophiliac luxuriates in the sound of the TAD ME-1 speakers.<p>This is my first review of a speaker from Tokyo-based Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD), and it's been a long time coming.<p>I've heard speakers from TAD at audio shows since 2007 and liked the sound, but now that I have a pair …

Audiophile

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

Mathematics

The Spectacular Romance of John Galliano S/S94

In the first edition of a two-part Galliano special, we remember the show in which Kate Moss and Carla Bruni were transformed into Russian princesses …

Die Hard

This Land Art Is Helping Physicists Study The Universe

To protect a new particle accelerator from vibrations from nearby streets, Snøhetta came up with an unusual solution: earthworks.<p>A synchrotron is an incredibly important tool in the scientist’s arsenal. It’s a special type of particle accelerator that blasts electrons through a series of chambers …

Physics

Surreal Photos of Japan and East Asia by Architect and Photographer Jan Vranovsky – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Architect, designer, and photographer Jan Vranovsky is one of my favourite people to follow on Tumblr. On his blog, Parallel World, he captures Japan …

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

Lamborghini's Hong Kong dealer has two $4.5 million Veneno Roadsters in stock

Let me ask you a question: What's better than one $4.5-million, 740-horsepower Lamborghini Veneno Roadster? The answer is two, of course.<p>If the car's …

Beware of the 'good for what it is' speaker syndrome

A 'good for what it is' sound system isn't usually all that good. The Audiophiliac offers a budget-priced wired alternative.<p>I keep hearing the phrase, "it's good for what it is," used when salespeople and knowledgeable audiophiles are queried about wireless speaker systems. So what they're really …

Audiophile

Travel the World with Glashütte Original

Glashütte Original, known for its wide collection of quintessentially beautiful timepieces crafted in the German watchmaking city of Glashütte, Germany, is as innovative as it is creative. Here CEO Yann Gamard, who has been with Swatch since 1995, discusses the foundation and current state of the …

Watches

Post photos of other photographers in action

Author Topic: Post photos of other photographers in action (Read 177666 times)<p>« <b>Reply #135 on:</b> September 21, 2014, 04:19:55 PM »<p>There were some …

The Most Expensive Album Ever: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’

Inside the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,’ a secretive double-album stored in a Marrakech vault that sold at auction (to Quentin …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Review: Satechi’s Type-C Hub is almost the perfect MacBook hub with USB 3 + SD Card ports

Satechi’s new <b>Type-C USB Hub</b> announced in October at first glance looks like the perfect solution for using single-port Retina MacBooks with wired accessories and SD cards. It adds three traditional USB 3.0 ports like MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros so you can plug in flash drives, Lightning cables, …

The Pay What You Want Learn to Code Bundle

There’s never been a better time to get into coding, with endless possibilities in what you can build, and enormous new career opportunities with each new tech breakthrough.<p>With the 2016 Learn to Code bundle, you can get into programming without any prior experience and begin building amazing …

Hannah Davis' '60s Hairstyle Tops Our Best Beauty List This Week

Hannah Davis is having an amazing week, especially after Derek Jeter recently confirmed their engagement.<p>The 25-year-old model stepped out wearing her shiny new ring and voluminous '60s hair to attend the T-Mobile Un-carrier X launch on Nov. 10 in Los Angeles, California. Her mod-inspired look was …

Hair

SLOPES: A Polyhedron Stand for GoPro Cameras with 20 Different Positions

SLOPES is an innovative new stand for GoPro HERO cameras that uses a polyhedron shape to give you 20 different positions. Mount your camera to it, …

Videography

Pocket Composers

Creating some of the most iconic smartphone sounds requires more care than you think.

Sound Design

Audiophile gear isn't always expensive, but high-end audio definitely is

Because Audiophile and high-end audio can be easily be confused, the Audiophiliac explains the difference.<p>Put simply: High-end audio is <i>always</i> expensive, audiophile gear isn't.<p>For example, the recently introduced ELAC Debut B5 speaker that sells for a mere $230 (£250) per pair is an outstanding …

Audiophile

Photographer Captures the Amazingly Ornate Ceilings of Roman Churches on an Architectural Pilgrimage

French architect and photographer Florian Pagano spent his honeymoon on an architectural pilgrimage documenting the ornate ceilings of the many churches of Rome. Capturing the overwhelming details and intense colour scope with HDR photographic techniques, Pagano’s images transport viewers straight …

Italy

Kaia Gerber Shows Off in Air Force 1s

<b>Who:</b> Kaia Gerber<p><b>Where:</b> The launch of the Wildfox Loves Coca-Cola collection at Wilfox in West Hollywood.<p><b>When:</b> Thursday, October 22nd<p><b>What:</b> A black mini dress, white manicure, and hi-top Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.<p><b>Why:</b> Because at just 14 years old, Cindy Crawford’s daughter is already setting trends. …

Snapchat Makes People Happier Than Any Other Social Network

All those silly selfies paid off.<p>Does Instagram give you too much FOMO to function? Snapchat is here for you. A new study, published in the journal <i>Information, Communication & Society</i>, has found that Snapchat makes people happier than any other social network does.<p>Researchers from the University of …

This Tiny Gadget Can Make Your Old Car Much Smarter

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Johnny Hallyday

Articles about airy toronto home incredible double height rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

A snug footprint and protected streetscape in Sydney prompt an architect to build skyward.<p>Set on 1.5 acres of an expansive green lot filled with mature trees, this modern classic located in the exclusive Cachet Country...<p>We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.<p>A …

Architecture

Porsche Takes Aim at Tesla, Unveils "Mission E" Concept

The designers have conceived of some crazy UI/UX features<p>Yesterday at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche pulled the sheets off of their surprising …

Frankfurt Motor Show

Louis Tomlinson's Little Sister Lottie Is a Beauty Vlogger and You Will Live for Her Videos

First up: glitter lips and mermaid eyes.<p>Louis Tomlinson's 17-year-old sister Lottie has been perfecting her craft for a while now, assisting 1D's makeup artist and hairstylist Lou Teasdale and sharing tutorials (like this one featuring Sophia Smith) via Lou's snapchat.<p>Now she's taken the leap and …

Audio-visual

Reinventing The Showercap For the Modern Woman

From Little Miss Muffet to a stylish waterproof turban–how Shhhowercap modernized an outdated design.<p>Two years ago, at the behest of both her mom and her hairdresser, Jackie De Jesu started shopping around for a showercap. Knowing that many women, like her, don’t wash their hair every time they …

High Heels

DNA could be used to store data more efficiently than computers, scientists find

Scientists exploring archiving potential of DNA conduct test to cope with threat of 'digital dark age' find potential solution<p>DNA could be used to store digital information and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, research has shown.<p>Scientists exploring the archiving potential of …