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My Summer at NASA (in 1969)

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Herb Reichert and Lynn Olson at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, 2015 (photograph and image processing by David W. Robinson)

In my sophomore year in college (in Claremont, California), I applied for several Federal summer jobs in Washington, D.C. since my parents lived there (my father was transitioning from the Foreign Service to Marine Midland Bank). I was delighted when my two favorite agencies accepted… the Smithsonian Institute, and NASA Headquarters. It was a tough choice … nah, not really, it was NASA, although I’m still a big fan of the Smithsonian.… Read the full article

An audiophile remodeling in-progress

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Audio Federation|Tags: , , , |

As we continue to become settled in our happy high-end audio dramatic comedy of a life here – we are making a few changes and additions. We put up background curtains in front of the mirrored fireplace, and added more padding under the carpets, to reduce the liveliness of the room a little bit and improve overall aesthetics [if not livability, that is the only working full-length mirror in the house! :-)].

The before

The After

We also setup a 3×3 Harmonic Resolution VXR rack [which we videoed, step-by-step.… Read the full article

Google Pixel 4 XL case render leak shows all the angles we haven’t seen before

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Google Pixel 4 leaks are coming faster and faster, and there’s a new one for the larger Google Pixel 4 XL today allegedly showing the upcoming smartphone from the top, bottom and side to side – almost a complete picture of the device.

This leak comes courtesy of Twitter user Sudhanshu Ambhore (@sudhanshu1414) and originally spotted by MSPowerUser. The tweets purport to show the Pixel 4 XL within and beside transparent cases. 

This leak lines up with previous ones … mostly.… Read the full article

The Apple Watch Series 3 gets a price cut at Walmart’s ‘The Big Save’ sale

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

If you're looking for a killer deal on an Apple Watch, then you're in luck. Walmart's 'The Big Save' summer sale is happening now and has the Apple Watch Series 3 down to $199. That's an $80 discount and the lowest price we've found for the best-selling smartwatch. Walmart also has the Apple Watch 3 with Cellular on sale for $299.

The Series 3 Apple Watch is a health-focused smartwatch that also keeps you connected with the ability to send messages, make calls, and receive notifications.… Read the full article

Senegal vs Algeria live stream: how to watch African Cup of Nations 2019 final online from anywhere

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It all comes down to Senegal vs Algeria to see who will win the 2019 African Cup of Nations. A tournament of giant killings, dramatic finishes and great goals, it really has lived up to all expectations. Tonight's final now has the makings of being a classic. And you can watch every kick from anywhere on Earth – with this dedicated Senegal vs Algeria live stream guide.

Senegal, who have never won the competition previously, go into the game as favourites with Betfair, having conceded just one goal in the 2019 tournament so far. While Algeria, who reached the final with a dramatic last gasp Riyad Mahrez free kick, will be aiming to win the tournament for the fist time since their triumph as hosts in 1990.… Read the full article

Best APM tools in 2019

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It's one thing to manage IT infrastructure and networks, but often it's the applications that require the most attention. It's not just that there can be so many of them, but also the fact they tend to update frequently which can cause problems with software conflicts and unexpected issues with hardware. 

This is where application performance management (APM) software tools can really reduce the IT management burden, by providing a single platform to manage all apps rather than having to manage and trouble-shoot each one individually.… Read the full article

Best small mouse 2019: the best small mice you can buy today

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

There are many reasons to opt for the best small mouse when you’re building your new rig or upgrading your old peripherals. To start, if you’ve got small to average-sized hands, a smaller mouse will be more comfortable and less fatiguing to use.

But, the best small mice are great for other things, too. If you’re a traveling or work remotely and would like to get through your busy workload at a shared workspace, having a compact mouse to effortlessly stash in your messenger bag or backpack is convenient.… Read the full article

Master & Dynamic MW65 Wireless Headphones

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

New York based audio company Master & Dynamic have always pushed the envelope in product design where styling and aesthetics are concerned. This, coupled with their striving for audiophile sound, has earned them acclaim from many a critic. It is not surprising then that their latest creation—the MW65 active noise-cancelling headphones—have been eagerly anticipated in the world of personal audio.

Featuring their most “sophisticated technology” yet, the MW65 headphones are also the company’s lightest over-ears set, integrating custom 40mm beryllium drivers.… Read the full article

Blue Velvet

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|


S&M, voyeurism, murder, rape, violence, and torture. . . some of the typically wholesome activities to be found in small-town America. This psychosexual possible-murder mystery—set in a neo-Fifties 1980s logging town—soon gets weird when an innocent local finds a severed human ear in a field. Writer-director David Lynch uses various tactics to keep the viewer as off-balance as his attracted-to-the-hidden-underbelly protagonist.

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Jack White’s Contributions to Tyler’s <i>IGOR</i> Barely Used (AnalogPlanet Exclusive)

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

In my earlier review of Tyler, the Creator’s magnum opus IGOR, I note that Jack White plays with a less distorted tone than usual the guitar solo on album closer “ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?”. This information comes from Tyler’s Apple Music album release concert and remains the “official” word on the subject (the album credits make no mention of White, even though Tyler announced White’s musical presence on the LP two days after its release).