The prefix nano calls to mind something microscopic. Tiny robots invisible to the eye, or an iPod many orders smaller than its predecessors. When I hear the word I expect tiny. Apparently when Blue, the respected studio microphone maker that has spent nearly a decade producing great USB mics, hears the word nano it…
The world never looks cooler than when it does during the blue hours of dawn and dusk. Photographer Romain Jacquet Lagreze captured Hong Kong in that brief moment when daylight is just about over but nighttime hasn’t crept on yet. It looks fantastic. The chilly, icy blue makes things glimmer in stillness rather than…
Blue has long been known for excellent USB microphones—namely the Yeti and its younger brother the Snowball, both of which function intuitively for people outside the audiophile community, while providing dependable recordings with little fuss. That attention to detail has been shrunken down even further with the new,…
Born invisible, a young man paints himself blue so that he can be seen and lead a “normal” life that’s actually incredibly, suffocatingly lonely. Until one day... when he catches sight of a woman who’s in a remarkably similar situation. What happens next isn’t entirely surprising, but it’s quite lovely the way it…
Released last year, Blue’s Mo-Fi headphones were an ambitious concept for better-sounding cans. They were awesome, but not quite awesome enough to justify their inconveniences. Can the new Lola model deliver on the big promise for a different kind of headphone?
Blue Microphones is best known for, uh, microphones. And not just any mics; they specialize in the expensive studio kind, well-regarded for sound and design, not the beaters you used in your high school garage band. But while Blue's headphones pop, they're not much for getting around.
In a weirdly serious bit of hair research, engineers have figured out how to change hair color without an ounce of hair dye. The only catch? You need a focused ion beam.
The Hitachi Seaside Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the planet: A place where millions of flowers grow every year in the most amazing displays of colors imaginable. Here you can see about 4.5 million baby-blue nemophilas blossoming in April—but there's more, much more.
A leaked copy of Microsoft's latest Blue OS—its rumored incremental Windows upgrade—is spreading, and shows an increased focus on personalization including new Live Tile arrangements on the Start Screen, a Snap View for side-by-side apps, and new color choices.
You probably think the sky is blue because of the ocean and air and reflections or something like that. But how does it turn red sometimes? Or orange? Or rather, why does the sky have to be any color at all? PBS explains it so you can explain it to your future kid.
The iPhone 5's capable of capturing really impressive video with its 8MP camera but the accompanying sound quality isn't all that great. But with this new add-on mic from Zoom, your iPhone 5 videos will finally have the audio they deserve.
You know how you can set a point-and-shoot camera to Auto Mode and it'll do a lot of the tweaking for you to get the best shot possible? Wouldn't it be cool if you could do that for audio? Well, the new Nessie is Blue's first shot at a mic with Auto Mode.
I saw this photo in my feed and I couldn't believe my eyes. Two grounded F-18s under fire? Not quite: They are two F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels, starring in the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar 2012 Air Show. Just a controlled "wall of fire," as the US Navy calls it.
Superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man all have enemies that are immediately familiar to those unversed in comic book minutiae. But Wonder Woman? Sure, she has recurring antagonists like Circe, Cheetah, and Ares, but nobody on par with, say, Lex Luthor or Venom. Here are nine nemeses that would transform a …
No matter the computer, its built-in microphone is a piece of junk. But at just 2.3 ounces, the Blue Microphone Tiki might be the first USB mic designed well enough to be used by anyone. Your mama just figured out how to use Skype—if you call her with this plugged in, will she actually be able to understand what…
The sunset pictured here may look strange to you and me, but on Mars it's a rather common sight. A bluish hue radiates outward from the setting Sun, fading gradually before taking on a pinkish tinge.
Ah, chips. Who doesn't love them? If only—and I'm being nitpicky here—if only they could, I don't know, turn your tongue some ungodly color for no reason. Right? Oh, wait, PepsiCo's Twisties to the rescue!
Short answer: no. Longer answer: still no. Unless you believe the pseudo-scientific ramblings of psychologist Cliff Arnall, of course, who once developed an equation he thought could predict the day we all feel most depressed.
Plenty of iOS and USB mics claim to capture rich "studio sound". Most of them suck. Blue Microphones' new Spark Digital is different, and you can tell just by looking at it.
The Smurfs made a terrible movie but did one good thing: they're adding more color to the world. Juzcar, a town in Southern Spain, was painted blue for the movie as a sort of publicity stunt but the residents loved it so much they want to keep their homes all blue everything.