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Tekton Design Impact Monitor loudspeaker

"It was not subtle. The [$2000/pair] Tekton Impact Monitors were doing it all: singing, drumming, shaking the air, drawing me in, and making every CD …

Audiophile

Comcast changes course, says it will pursue Sky instead of other Fox assets

Comcast Corp. is walking away from a hugely expensive takeover battle for 21st Century Fox with the Walter Disney Co. and will instead focus on …

U.S. Department of Justice

The case for a second Brexit referendum

THE new Brexit plan has crumpled on its first contact with reality. Faster than even we expected, Parliament has been seized by the idea that Theresa …

Great Britain

What Parents Need to Know About Musical.ly

A dad named Jack R. says just about every week, his 9-year-old son asks if he can use the app Musical.ly. His son’s best friend has been telling him …

Social Media

UK oversight board discloses potential Huawei security issues

Chinese phone maker Huawei continues to get quite a bit of scrutiny as it tries to push into western markets like the US and UK. The FBI, CIA and NSA have warned against buying the company's phones, AT&T backed out of reported plans to bring the handsets to the US and Best Buy stopped ordering its …

Cybersecurity

UK security officials warn of 'new risks' from Huawei

Top UK security officials say they can only provide "limited assurance" that telecom equipment provided by Huawei poses no threat to national security.<p>The Chinese company, which sells smartphones and telecommunications equipment around the world, is monitored in the United Kingdom by a government …

Cybersecurity

Klipsch’s High-End Soundbar Brings Bespoke Beauty to Your Home Theater

Klipsch’s Heritage line is the crème de la crème when it comes to beautiful, audiophile-grade loudspeakers. And now the company is bringing the …

Audiophile

Copper internet cables will be 'switched off' to improve broadband

The Government could switch off every copper phone line in the UK to force telecoms firms to improve rural broadband speeds, the Chancellor has said.<p>In a meeting in Parliament Phillip Hammond confirmed a switch off date would be set, if not by industry then by Government intervention, according to …

Net Neutrality

Tesla Model 3 is most profitable electric car: consultant

DETROIT (Reuters) - The Tesla Inc Model 3 sedan is the most profitable electric car in the automotive industry, according to the head of a top automotive consultant.<p>Sandy Munro, president of Michigan-based Munro & Associates, said the car generates net profit margins in excess of 30 percent. Munro, …

Tesla

How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks

Here’s a guide on how to prevent and protect yourself against the threat of hackers taking over your phone number and going after your online accounts.<p>Criminal hackers have been targeting Instagram users with short or unique usernames, as well as people who own Bitcoin. To steal the victim’s …

Google Voice

6 Weird Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is a common problem—and weird things can happen to your body when you’re not getting enough of this mineral.<p>Iron is one of the most important nutrients in your diet, since it helps different proteins deliver oxygen to your body. But the truth is, much of the world doesn’t get enough …

Wellness

These gadgets will give your car a tech overhaul [Deals]

The more you see something like a Tesla driving by, the easier it is to feel some auto envy. So we’ve rounded up some gear and gadgets that’ll help make your car a little more future ready. There’s a heads up display, super tough cables, an emergency multi-tool and more. Read on for more …

Gear & Gadgets

Giant iceberg drifting towards Greenland village could cause tsunami, prompting emergency evacuation

A massive iceberg has drifted dangerously close to tiny Greenland community, sparking widespread panic as residents fear it could trigger a …

Global Warming

Scientists discover source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos for the first time

A group of scientists has for the first time located a source of high-energy neutrinos. Neutrinos are elementary particles that can travel billions …

Physics

Katy Perry and Obama lost more than 2 million followers overnight thanks to a new Twitter rule

Celebrity accounts on Twitter have seen a big drop in numbers overnight, thanks to a rule change by the company.<p>Twitter announced on Wednesday that it would no longer include "locked" accounts in follower numbers in an effort to boost user trust in the service. Twitter locks accounts when they …

Social Media

Car audio systems: Terms to know, how to listen and what to listen for

For music lovers, there has never been a better era in which to buy a new car. Automakers realize your in-car entertainment needs have evolved over the past decade or so, and consequently they're working more closely than ever with speaker companies like Harman and Bose to transform your car into a …

Audiophile

GDPR: Five ways to close the data security gap

<b>The GDPR is here – but are you compliant? Here’s our pick of the top five priorities to demonstrate you have the right safeguards in place.</b><p>Following …

Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn

In a paper entitled Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material, Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski found that Internet filters rarely work to keep adolescents away from online porn.<p>“It’s important to consider the efficacy of Internet …

filtering

Stylish Swedish Speakers That Connect With Everything And Play All Around Your Home

Over the past century a lot of interesting things have come out of Scandinavia: Volvos, Abba, grisly crime fiction books, social democracy, and some rather attractive audio equipment. It was Danish company Bang & Olufsen that declared stereos and audio equipment needn’t look ugly in order to …

Audiophile

What is an air purifier? Everything you need to know

If your home is feeling dusty, moldy or just kind of funky, there are several small appliances ready to come to the rescue. Dehumidifiers and humidifiers mediate the moisture in your home, solving a host of climate issues and problems like mold growth. Air purifiers, sometimes referred to as air …

Smart Homes

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Is it really almost here, or is it another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away?<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of graphene, a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, …

Graphene

'Forest Bathing' Really May Be Good For Health, Study Finds

‘Forest bathing’ or <i>shinrin yoku</i>—spending time in a forest or other green space to reap the health benefits—has become an increasingly popular activity in recent years, especially in some countries, like Japan, which take it pretty seriously. And with good reason—the practice isn’t some new-age form …

Ecology

How to Change the Address Bar color of your site for Mobile Browsers?

Have you ever thought, why some sites look more professional than others? There are many reasons which make a site look more professional than …

Web Design

Shinola give studio quality treatment to their Bookshelf Speakers

Shinola’s gorgeous Bookshelf Speakers are getting the studio treatment with the second generation going for true audiophile appeal.Shinola have just …

Audiophile

This Beachbody Trainer Shows the Shocking Difference Between Muscle and Fat in Your Body

Muscle weighs more than fat: this "fact" has been touted in fitness and weight-loss communities for decades. In reality, this is impossible — five pounds of muscle and five pounds of fat are still five pounds on the scale.<p>But it is true that muscle is more dense than fat and takes up less space in …

Fitness

Think You Know How Disruptive Artificial Intelligence Is? Think Again

Of all the technologies that drive digital transformation in the enterprise, people often tout artificial intelligence (AI) as perhaps the most disruptive of all.<p>As automation becomes increasingly sophisticated, there’s no question that AI is in the process of disrupting people’s day-to-day jobs. …

Artificial Intelligence

You Know Your Smartphone is Spying on You, But It’s Worse Than You Think

via pixabay.com/en/users/JESHOOTScom<p>Is your phone surreptitiously monitoring you?<p>Yes. Of course, it is. You knew that, I knew that, it’s just a given …

Spying

Will digital music kill vinyl anytime soon?

An audio buddy recently asked me, "When will the LP bubble burst?" and I was at a total loss for words. The thought had never crossed my mind.<p>Back in the early 1980s it looked like the CD would kill the LP in a year or two -- digital would permanently rule the format roost. Here we are more than …

Audiophile

Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem

While serverless computing isn’t new, it has reached an interesting place in its development. As developers begin to see the value of serverless architecture, a whole new startup ecosystem could begin to develop around it.<p>Serverless isn’t exactly serverless at all, but it does enable a developer to …

Microservices

The best multi-room audio systems

By Carys Lowry-Carter<p>If you're considering smart home tech and like to party, start with the best smart home buys for your living room, and in …

Audiophile