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Setting Subwoofer Phase the Easy Way Page 2

The chart included here shows the phase responses of the Hsu VTF-15H subwoofer in sealed mode (green trace) and the Sunfire CRM-2 speaker (blue …

Audiophile

Best Speakers of the Year (So Far) Page 2

<b>KEF Q Series Q350 Speaker System: $3,150</b> (as reviewed)<p><b>Q Series Q350 Speaker System</b> <br>Performance <br>Build Quality <br>Value<p><b>The Kube 12b Subwoofer</b> <br>Performance …

Audiophile

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

Every car infotainment system available in 2018

In-car entertainment systems are evolving constantly as automakers vie for tech-savvy buyers and add ever more features.<p>With so many new infotainment options, as well as different options dependent on car models and trim levels, it's tough to tell which system is right for you -- and which offers …

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

Subwoofer 101: How to place and set up your subwoofer

On the A/V awesomeness scale, few components compete with the subwoofer. There’s just something primal about a box made for the sole purpose of …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

The Verge 2017 tech report card: Cameras

Digital photography as we know it is about to change. It’s already changing, really, judging by some of the cameras released in 2017. Where last year was a solid, occasionally exciting one for the camera industry, the past 12 months held even more signs that the basics of photography are evolving. …

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Augmented Reality

What's The Difference Between A $5,000 Watch And One That Costs $85,000?

It never ceases to amaze me how much people will spend on jewelry and accessories designed to do little more than impress others with a display of …

This is How RED Cameras Are Made

Want to see how RED makes its popular digital cameras that carry price tags of tens of thousands of dollars? The company released this 3-minute video …

Apple breaks file sharing on Macs while fixing 'huge' password security flaw

Emergency patch for bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac running macOS High Sierra prevented some users from sharing files<p>In its haste to fix the macOS High Sierra bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac computer with a blank password, Apple broke file sharing for some …

MacOS High Sierra

Flo Technologies brings water management to the smart home

Flo Technologies has a smart water monitoring kit that watches for leaks and shuts water off if it detects a problem.<p>The Flo water security and management system is a new Wi-Fi connected device professionally installed on your main water supply line, Flo Technologies announced Monday.<p>The system …

How to buy the right headphones

A hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy of headphones<p>Headphones are kind of like relationships: we all have them, we can scarcely imagine our lives without them, and yet no one ever bothers to train us how to select them. It’s that last bit that often leads us to suboptimal outcomes, and it’s the …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Net Neutrality

The Best Luggage Brands for Every Budget

With so many choices on the market today, deciding on the best luggage brands can be a challenge. Identifying the best of anything involves personal …

Luggage

This Coloring Book Can Teach You Cursive in a Fraction of the Time

The Art of Cursive offers children and adults a new way to learn to write.<p>In his Commencement address at Stanford in 2005, Steve Jobs talked about how a calligraphy class helped him design the first Apple computer. Today, handwriting has fallen out of fashion, and has even been removed from the …

Calligraphy

American military backs an entirely new kind of processor

Virtually every processor you see is based on the same basic (Von Neumann) computing model: they're designed to access large chunks of sequential data and fill their caches as often as possible. This isn't the quickest way to accomplish every task, however, and the American military wants to …

A simple guide to fixing scratches on your car

Scratches are like the old torture of death by a thousand cuts. Eventually, they'll destroy your car's finish by allowing rust to develop on metal parts. And like the great Canadian poet said, rust never sleeps.<p>Neil Young references aside, a while back I suggested two ways to repair scratches. …

Here are the best headphones you can buy right now

There is no one pair of headphones perfect for every occasion. Sure, you can use the tangled earbuds that came free with your phone whether you’re in …

Everything You Need to Shoot Good-Looking Video With Your iPhone

If you own an iPhone, you already have what you need to make professional-looking videos. Whether you’re just dabbling or a video wizard, you can …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Memory Cards: Tips for Photographers

My name is Jeff Cable, and I’m a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I previously spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing …

Memory Card

7 Digital Camera Tips & Truths You Need To Know

If we’re being honest, most of us probably haven’t read our camera manual from cover to cover (it’s ok)! But digital cameras are very clever animals …

How hackable are your smart home gadgets?

Last Friday saw a massive internet outage after hackers flooded Dyn, a major internet gatekeeper for sites like Facebook, Spotify and Netflix, with false bandwidthfrom an ocean of unsecured internet-connected devices.<p>Many of these devices were reportedly smart home gadgets using standardized …

Home Automation

One Interactive Map Reveals the Wi-Fi Passwords From Airports Around the World

Frequent travelers understand the headache of finding decent Wi-Fi in most airports. Slow lines or service that is limited to 30 minutes can make killing time on a layover a nightmare. Travel blogger and computer security engineer Anil Polat has solved the problem with this online map of …

Boeing's 737 MAX Shows the Jumbo Jet's Quiet Future

Modern airplanes are really, really loud. The massive jet engines that pull huge airliners like the Boeing 737 through the air produce a massive …

Aviation

Knowing the Best Time to Buy Can Save You Big Money

Knowing the best time to buy is often tied to when retailers are making room for new product models or around seasonal shopping holidays. Shopping …

Shopping