Fiber-based internet service is great (ask any jealous New Yorker not eligible for FiOS) but laying fiber cable costs tens of thousands of dollars per mile. Infrastructure projects to bring it to every household in a given area so expensive, even Google can’t foot the bill. So AT&T decided to use stuff most places had…
If you’ve been following along with the Superman comics recently, you’ll know he’s having a hell of a rough time. He’s been de-powered, the world hates him, and he’s even had to get a new secret identity after Lois Lane outed Clark Kent as the Man of Steel. But it seems like DC aren’t quite done kicking Superman just…
Remember equalizers? You know, the little dials that used to keep your tiny boombox speakers from tweaking out at high volume but have sort of disappeared in the world of digital music. Well, they're making a comeback in the latest update to Spotify's iOS app, and I'm unduly excited about it.
At this point, the hi-fi stereo market is inundated with enough high quality, pristine-gut-bearing machines that it makes it nearly impossible to draw distinctions between different models' reviews, so you might as well toss 'em—they're worthless! Because one industrious young (sounding) knob turner has taken care…
Brainchild of German designer Rafael Cichy, this ultra-modern media console made of molded concrete isn't quite born to rock, but it's not far off.
Sonos Inc, makers of wireless HiFi stereo systems, announced a system software update today that promises a host of new features as well as deeper integration with two of the Internet's largest streaming music providers. Here's what's new.
Look, I understand audiophiles are willing to try anything to get to audio nirvana, but spending $650 on a glorified chopping board shouldn't be on the list. You'd have better luck replacing your cables with coathangers, srsly.
I should think Hannibal Lector would've liked SW Speakers' Figaro speakers. In fact, he probably would've played Bach's Goldberg Variations while chewing the faces off a few unsuspecting guys. But don't let that put you off this well-designed Swedish-Austrian model.
...Even if it is just a prototype. In fact, it's a student's project from a Krakow fine arts university, which just goes to show that some of the best designs don't necessarily come from the R&D labs of tech companies.
Funny how electronics of the 70s were better dressed than the people who used them, no? Mixed-media artist David "Netherland" van Alphen tackles the decade's blighted fashions and obsession with sound in a new show at San Francisco's Gallery 1988.
How long did it take you to set up your audio system? Dick Burwen's been at his for 48 years—and he still isn't finished.
Helmed by English musician Ted Fletcher (who's worked with Jethro Tull, The Who, and other bands), Orbitsound's new T12 soundbar has a new way of creating pseudo surround sound—spatial stereo technology, they call it.
It's confirmed: Space is bubbling with the potential for life. The Heterodyne Instrument for the Far Infrared—on board the Herschel Space Observatory—has sent a high resolution analysis of the Orion Nebula's chemistry. It has scientists very excited.
Mormon crickets are insects with multiple wives who live in Utah, travelling to Nevada to eat crops and play craps—or something like that. I'm not David Attenborough, ok? One real thing: They hate rock music.
Did our Listening Test week light up the fire inside to dust off some old records and whip a turntable back into shape to start enjoying them again? It's really easy, and cheap. Here's how.
Proving that more expensive is not always better, a $25 "value" stereo system has obliterated $1,000 equipment from Sony and JVC in a British customer choice award as voted on by 500,000 people.
Japanese firm Hario just came up with this rather beautiful new speaker system, dubbed Harion. So far, so groovy. It's made of heat-resistant glass (the first to be like it, according to Hario) and the woofer, two tweeters and two mid-range speakers proved so complex to create that it took a small army of companies—23…
This IS301 dock system from Marantz looks pretty swish, particularly as the dock part can be rotated for wall-mounting, but it's a little confusing. It adds Bluetooth remote streaming to your hi-fi, which is nice, can charge iPods (including touch, but not iPhone) when it's powered up, and it allows for direct control…