Dan Neuman

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Here’s a pint-size, yet feature-packed power amp from PS Audio

PS Audio revised their popular little integrated amp and rechristened it the Sprout 100.<p>Where to begin? The PS Audio Sprout 100 is an update of the original Sprout, which was the first affordable amp from a high-end manufacturer. The first model showed a lot of promise, so what's been changed?<p>With …

Audiophile

26 of the 115 most popular VPNs are secretly keeping tabs on you

A recent investigation into 115 of the world’s most popular VPN services revealed that many are antithetical to their stated claims. To build trust, providers make promises not to track users through logs or other identifying information. But as a popular VPN comparison site found out, this isn’t …

Juuk’s three-link Velo Apple Watch bands are ready for

Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is decidedly different in design from its predecessors.<p>Redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, …

GarageBand 2.3 adds new Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, Instruments, iPhone X support & more

We are getting a major update to Apple’s free iOS music production suite today. GarageBand was already considered to be one of, if not the best, DAW’s available to mobile music makers, and now it’s getting even better. With today’s update, Apple is focusing almost solely on content and we couldn’t …

Music Production

Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps

<b>Sony has revealed new smartphones that can create detailed 3D scans of almost any object using the phone's camera.</b><p>The company said the innovation was possible thanks to the power of the processor in its latest handsets.<p>It unveiled a series of new devices at the Ifa technology show in Berlin.

ESPN’s new Apple TV app lets you watch four screens of live sports at the same time

Get ready for some football. And then more football. And then two more football games. All at once.<p>Do you like sports?<p>Do you like watching a lot of sports? At the same time?<p>ESPN wants to help you — if you subscribe to a pay TV service that has ESPN and if you have the most recent version of Apple …

BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top

Here’s a sentence I never expected to write: BuzzFeed is making its first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, available for pre-order.<p>It sounds a little weird for a digital media company to try to sell you a fancy hot plate, but this is part of BuzzFeed Product Labs, which was created last year …

Media Industry

Apple adds PayPal as payment option for the App Store, iTunes Store and Apple Music

Apple today announced that it is adding PayPal as a new payment method to the App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore and Apple Music services. This means Apple users will be able to add PayPal to their Apple ID in order to buy apps, musics, movies, TV shows and more.<p>PayPal is a nice alternative to …

Smart TV

This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

Drones? Pfffff, quadcopters are old news. They’re great if you want to spend thousands of dollars on a professional-grade model that you use for …

Estonia’s ex-president: Countries must issue digital IDs for a viable future

As a devoted advocate for better digital policies within the EU, Estonia is currently one of the world’s leading countries when it comes to providing government services online. Many of its digital initiatives — such as the e-residency, online voting and tech-minded education — were implemented or …

Innovation

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows

Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate<p>Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed.<p>Scientists put seven consumer …

Wearable Tech

10 games like GTA you need to play right now, just don't be like Trevor

Although we're already too excited about the prospect of GTA 6 being a <i>thing</i>, that hasn't stopped GTA 5 from still being one of the best-selling games …

Red Dead Redemption

Warren Buffett uses furniture to explain why Berkshire Hathaway doubled its AAPL holdings in January

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has explained why Berkshire Hathaway doubled its AAPL holdings in January, stating that he used his understanding of the furniture market to appreciate the strength of the iPhone …<p>He told <i>CNBC</i> that while most people might buy appliances on price, he’d noticed that …

Investing

This is Google Jump’s next-generation VR camera rig

Plus a promising new 360-degree consumer camera from Yi Technology<p>Chinese company Yi Technology has made a name for itself in the last two years by releasing some surprisingly capable GoPro competitors. Now the Xiaomi-backed Yi is expanding into the world of VR and 360-degree video with two new …

Mimicking an impact on Earth’s early atmosphere yields all 4 RNA bases

A big rock hitting the right atmosphere could make RNA building blocks.<p>There aren't a lot of individual experiments that have ended up being staples …

Chemistry

Plants Are Gobbling Up Our Carbon Emissions, But Not Fast Enough

It’s one of the biggest mysteries in this global experiment we’re conducting by pouring 10 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year: …

Heroic Plants Are Working Overtime to Gobble Up Our Carbon Emissions

It isn’t enough to halt global warming, but carbon-hungry plants are helping impede the buildup of CO2 in our atmosphere to a measurable degree, a …

Google now lets you submit URLs for indexing straight from Search

Much like it did with Translate, Google has been gradually incorporating its various services straight into search results for easy access – and the latest one to make the cut is its dedicated URL submission feature.<p>As spotted by Search Engine Land, the tech giant has updated Search to include an …

Google Now

Apple acquires automation app Workflow and makes it free

Apple has acquired Workflow, an automation app for iOS that lets you connect apps and create quick shortcuts to actions like texting a contact to let them know you’ll be late for your appointment, find a convenience store near you, make PDFs from Web pages and record an audio note to yourself …

Apps

Finally, a dating app for finding people as lazy as you are

Could your preferred heart rate actually be the key to your heart?<p>Lime, a new dating app, is hoping so. Their promise is to match you up with other …

Ford's self-driving cars won't have steering wheels because engineers maybe kept falling asleep

Will self-driving cars have steering wheels? Maybe not, if engineers keep falling asleep.<p>Ford's self-driving cars will skip over Level 3 — where cars …

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries

After recent events, we’re all ready to hop aboard the next flight to Mars. But before us Earthlings embark on a seven-month journey to the Red …

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the …

This Magical Spray Can Modify a Plant's Genes

If you wanted to, say, turn a red pepper yellow, you have a few options. You could directly tinker with with the plant’s genetic code, tweaking the …

BMW’s HoloActive technology is knock-your-socks-off impressive

LAS VEGAS — Holograms are one of those perennially disappointing technologies that companies trot out every few years with promises to change our …

Black+Decker's New Robovac Compresses Dirt Into Garbage Discs That Are Easy to Throw Away

Robots have been cleaning our floors ever since the first Roomba arrived 14 years ago, but it’s not a completely hands-off chore yet. You still have …

Flir’s new thermal cameras are for amateurs and pros alike

Thermal imaging company Flir has announced a few new toys and tools that will let users see in the dark, measure heat, and help with home improvements.<p>The first is a new version of the Flir One, a thermal camera attachment for iPhones and Android phones (equipped with USB Type-C ports). The new …

Artist finds brilliant way to mess with facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology is booming both for commercial and security purposes, from Amazon scanning faces in its grocery store to police using …

Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism

<i>Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland</i><p>One of the key questions facing both journalists and loyal oppositions …

Apple Users Are Being Spammed With Calendar Invites. Here's What to Do If You Get One | Inc.com

Large numbers of Apple users are reporting that they've received spam calendar invitations and/or photo-sharing invitations, many of them to dubious Black Friday sales events. And those who decline the invitations will likely find themselves getting much more such spam in the future, experts …

Spam