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Review: KORG DS-DAC-100 – chop chop

Disclaimer: I purchased this DAC from a Japanese online retailer. I spent around 190$ USD plus shipping on it. Thanks to Japan’s amazing …

Audiophile

Wayback Wednesday: Sennheiser HD650 – Love your music

Disclaimer: This article about the Sennhieser HD650 is part of the Wayback Wednesday series. Check out the other Wayback Wednesday articles HERE. …

Audiophile

How Good Are Your Headphones? This 150-Song Playlist, Featuring Steely Dan, Pink Floyd & More, Will Test Them Out

Back in the <i>Mad Men</i> heyday of high-end home stereo, audiophiles could buy records full of sound-but-not-exactly-music, specifically engineered to test …

Get Ready for Skyscrapers Made of Wood. (Yes, Wood)

When Chicago’s John Hancock Center was built in 1965, it required 5 million pounds of aluminum, roughly enough metal to manufacture the equivalent of …

Construction

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Jonathan Ive

If You Care About Cities, Apple's New Campus Sucks

The new headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, …

Urban Design

Becoming Frank Lloyd Wright

Finding the origins of the architect’s famous work<p>Anyone who has spent time reading about Frank Lloyd Wright knows that the facts of his life and career can be hard to pin down. According to critic and biographer Brendan Gill, Wright’s own 1932 autobiography is full of “prodigious lies,” and the …

Frank Lloyd Wright in 45 essential works - Curbed

For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the legendary American architect who brought us the Prairie School movement. Join us in exploring all things Wright this week.<p><i>For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, Curbed is celebrating the life and work of the</i> …

Trail Nest Roof Top Hammock

Positioned as an open-air alternative to a roof top camper, the Trail Nest Roof Top Hammock lets you kick back in nature anywhere your vehicle can …

Cycling

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems …

This Company Is Challenging Apple’s Design Empire With A $129 Computer

After years making affordable computers for the developing world, Endless comes to the U.S.<p>The Mission Mini and the Mission One computers, both recently released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, are two unadorned white and bamboo boxes, each about the size of a wireless router. The …

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

Raspberry Pi to cloud (Node.js) - Connect Raspberry Pi to Azure IoT Hub

Connect Raspberry Pi to Azure IoT Hub (Node.js)<p>In this tutorial, you begin by learning the basics of working with Raspberry Pi that's running …

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

This Instructable will show you how to build your own Amazon Echo from a Raspberry Pi, some off-the-shelf components, and a laser cut frame. The Echo …

Raspberry Pi

This Is How Interior Designers Decorate a Room From Start to Finish

Consider this—you've just bought a new home, signed a lease on a new apartment, or moved to a new city. You fell in love with the space that will …

A Worldwide Scavenger Hunt For Type Nerds

Welcome to the Futura type trap.<p>You’ll find it on the Volkswagen emblem. All over Wes Anderson movies. Writ large and in orange on the facade of a Big Lots stores. Once you know what you’re looking for, the Futura typeface is everywhere.<p>It’s a phenomenon German graphic designers Christian Weber and …

How to Play 2000 CDs Without a CD Player

The Christmas Present<p>I remember celebrating Christmas back in 1983 or 1984. My girlfriend (and today my wife) had me open up a present, and it was a …

The Best Google Font Combinations That Look Good Together

Whether you are creating a website, writing your resume or designing a presentation, the fonts or typeface you choose can make a notable difference. …

Typography

This site lists all the Siri commands you'll ever need

If you rock an iPhone and don’t yet use Siri, you’re missing out: the voice-activated assistant can do a LOT of things for you without the hassle of tapping and swiping through a ton of menus. It’s also wicked cool to have your phone respond to the sound of your voice.<p>Most people know about common …

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Electric Vehicles

Revols Custom-Fit Earphones

A precise fit is key to enjoying the noise-isolating benefits of in-ear monitors. Revols Custom-Fit Earphones ensure a perfect fit by using a tip …

Raspberry Pi's official touchscreen is now available for $60

Following a nearly two-year-long search, the Raspberry Pi Foundation today unveiled the official $60 touchscreen for its miniature computers. Although you could previously hook up a display to a Pi through an HDMI port, the new 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel, 10-point touchscreen display is a handy, …

Turn Your Old iPhone Into A New, Braun-Inspired Radio

Your old iPhone might not run the latest apps or hold a charge all day, but it’s still an amazing little machine, capable of upgrading almost any appliance in your home, if only there was a way to make that happen.<p>The iReadyO radio ($83), a new Kickstarter project by the Korean design studio PlusD, …

Modern Architecture

Sony MDR 1RBT Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones - Quick Overview

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro vs Audio Technica ATH M50

Superb Performance, Moderate Price: The Audio Technica ATH M50x

First Look ► Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC and Lyr Headphone Amp 🎧

DACs: Why you might want one, and what to look for (Discussion)

Sennheiser HD 650 Review