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The fascinating story of the man who invented stereo (and pioneered TV and radar too)

Honoured at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Alan Dower Blumlein pioneered all kinds of technologies before his untimely death during a top-secret wartime mission.

By April 1, 2015


Fund this: Smart earplugs promise a better night's sleep

Having already blasted past its fundraising goal, this smartphone-controlled sleep aid is now working toward stretch goals.

By November 25, 2014


Jawbone Mini Jambox and the dazzling LiveAudio

Jawbone has used the LiveAudio algorithm across its Jambox range, but the audio widening makes the Mini sound truly remarkable.

By December 15, 2013


JBL Synchros S700: A bass lover's headphone par excellence

The Audiophiliac felt the Earth move when he donned JBL's hot new 'phones!

By October 9, 2013


Voice-activated popcorn shooter auto-aims for your mouth

A bizarre gadget uses microphones to aim popcorn projectiles directly into the gaping maws of snackers.

By September 20, 2012


The 404 1,042: Where the Enterprise has landed (podcast)

Steve Guttenberg joins us on the show with his usual list of irreverent talking points.

By April 27, 2012


Case of the bad firmware upgrade: Jambox

When Jawbone upgraded the firmware on the Jambox, its snazzy, compact Bluetooth speaker, it was supposed to improve the sound. For many people, however, it didn't. Read this cautionary tale.

By September 12, 2011


Etymotic ER-4 MicroPro

The Etymotic ER-4 MicroPro series is the company's top-end in-ear headphone line.

By March 23, 2011


Higher-fi, making the best-ever sounding recording

Recording session with mics installed in dummy head--where ear canals would be--takes fidelity to the next level.

By December 28, 2010


JBL MS-8 optimizes your car's stock audio system

If JBL's MS-8 integrated digital processor performs the way its manufacturer claims it does, being stuck with a stock car stereo may not mean that you're stuck with the stock sound.

By June 16, 2010