Most of us stick with the silicone ear tips that come in the box with our earbuds; usually one of the small / medium / large sizes makes for a good enough seal to enhance bass and increase noise isolation. Stepping up from that, you get foam tips like those from Comply that expand to fill your ear canal for top-notch sound. But the pinnacle of earbud listening comes when you have a completely custom, personalized ear tip thats perfectly fitted to the contours of your ear.
Ultimate Ears wants to offer that option to more people without making them go to their local audiologist for a ear mold. The companys new $249 UE Fits have gel-filled tips that, through a 60-second process initiated on your smartphone, will permanently harden in…
The Sonos Playbar soundbar isnt as new as the Beam (by a long shot, it was released in 2013), but its a more powerful option. If you want to pick one up, Best Buy has refurbished models for $379, which is drastically cheaper than Sonos own $499 refurbished price. The soundbar debuted for $699 and Sonos products dont usually drop in price this much.
Microsoft today announced the second generation of its Arm-based Surface Pro X tablet. The first generation of the Pro X launched last October and since then, Microsoft worked with Qualcomm to design the second generation of the SQ2 processor that powers it. The SQ2 doesn’t fully replace the first-generation SQ1 chip, though. Instead, Microsoft is […]
Microsoft just added a couple of key additions to its ever-growing lineup of Surface devices. There are a bunch of new accessories and an update to the Surface Pro X, which you can read about here. The biggest news of the morning, however, is the arrival of the Surface Laptop Go an affordable take […]
Consider this are you someone who would want a full-sized pinball machine in your home?
If you were a kid who spent more than 10 minutes in an arcade, a bowling alley, a family fun center, or a similar location during the 80s, 90s, or 00s, the answer from that kid is likely an immediate heck, yeah. — Read the rest
Theres an enemy fighter on my tail. I glance out the window of my X-Wing, and call out to two of my wingmates in Vanguard Squadron to pick the TIEs off my back, restock on missiles, and then perfectly drift around a chunk of debris to continue bombarding an enemy cruiser. Or at least, that was the plan, until I clip the side of the cruiser, spin around, and explode.
It turns out that flying an X-Wing is harder than I had thought.
For as long as Star Wars has existed, fans have dreamed of jumping into the cockpit of the iconic starfighters of the franchise and following in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader to dogfight it out among the stars and Death Stars. Luke and Vader had the force, though, to augment their flying…
Most videos of Kelly Slater’s amazing Surf Ranch just show the fun part, but Casey Neistat gives a detailed account of what it’s like to get an appointment and surf in your designated heat. Everyone in his heat said they were really nervous, which makes sense since it’s about $100 a second, according to Casey. — Read the rest
But it turns out that we didnt know every single detail there was to know about the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4A 5G. And with every new small detail it became clear that Google has decided to play it extremely safe with these phones. Every decision it made was about bringing costs down without compromising the fundamentals.
What the world doesnt seem like it needs right now is another $1,000 phone, hardware boss Rick Osterloh told a small group of reporters after the…
Googles new Pixel phones are here, as is the annual round of speculation over how their cameras will perform. The Pixel cameras have been in a weird spot for a couple of years; the Pixel 2 in 2017 was an incredible leap forward for smartphone photography, but features like Night Sight aside, the 3 and 4 were mostly evolutions on the same hardware and software formula, making what sometimes felt like subjective tweaks more than clear improvements to image quality. Its to Googles credit that theyve still remained among the very best phone cameras you can buy.
Its impossible to pass real judgment on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G, which share the same front and back cameras, until were able to test them out for ourselves. From what…
Google has long had a frenemy position with regards to the world of news: it can direct a lot of traffic to online publishers, but that’s only if people bother to click on links after getting the gist of the story from Google itself (and that’s before considering Google’s AMP approach on mobile that keeps […]
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Googles new Chromecast can run Microsofts xCloud if youre prepared to sideload the game streaming service, The Verge can confirm. The functionality was previously demonstrated over on Reddit by u/kiddj55, and weve since been able to install the Xbox Game Pass app on our own hardware and access cloud streaming to play Gears of War 5.
Much like Googles Stadia game streaming service which also works, xCloud isnt yet officially supported on Googles new hardware. That means youll have to sideload xCloud if you want to install it. The process involves finding an APK for the Xbox Game Pass app online, finding a way to transfer it to your dongle (heres a guide from Android Police on doing exactly that), and then change the Chromecast…
Astro is debuting its first set of in-ear headphones, the A03. Its an unexpected step for the company, which traditionally makes over-ear gaming headsets, like the new A20 Gen 2 and the mainstay A40. Theyre $49.99, so while not the most affordable wired option, its a reasonable price considering they offer punchy sound, and a snug fit with three sets of silicon tips included, each of which provide quality sound isolation. And if you want to use them to listen to music, or stay on the phone, while you game with an over-ear headset, the A03 has a flat cable to sit comfortably between your skin and the ear cup.
The A03 plugs in via 3.5mm, so another perk is that its compatible with every current platform, like the PC, PS4, Xbox One,…
These days, everything’s got a clock in it, and a good proportion of those clocks are automatically syncronized to high-accuracy Internet time servers. Back in the past, things weren’t so easy. Often, institutions that required accurate time would use a single highly-accurate primary clock to drive a series of secondary …read more