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tubes vs. transistors

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Why does 100-year-old tube technology still turn audiophiles on?

Audiophiles love affair with tube amps -- still crazy after all these years?

By April 5, 2014

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Tube amplifiers aren't just for audiophiles

Electric guitarists' love affair with tube amplifiers dates back to the birth of rock music.

By April 2, 2014

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A tour of the ballistic missile nuclear submarine Redoutable

Take a tour of the Redoutable, the largest as well as the only ballistic missile submarine fully accessible to the public.

By June 26, 2014

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A Tour of Bletchley Park: Codebreaking that helped win WWII, and the birthplace of the modern computer

Estimated to have taken two years off WWII, saving countless lives, the code and cipherbreaking of Bletchley Park was instrumental to the Allies' win. Here's a photo tour of this once-secret pantheon of codebreaking, and the birthplace of the modern computer.

By May 30, 2014

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Music multitasking: How 'background' listening enhances life

Don’t judge others by how they listen. Don’t presume superiority because you listen differently than most. This is a condescending trend that has to stop.

By March 29, 2014

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Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Steve Perlman believes his company's pCell technology will revolutionize the wireless industry, eliminating congestion, dead zones, and unreliable connections.

By February 18, 2014

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Are curved TVs a gimmick?

For the first time since the death of the CRT, numerous nonflat televisions will make it onto store shelves. But has the drive to differentiate and turn a profit bent these boob tubes far beyond beneficial?

By January 10, 2014

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Broadcom CTO's crystal ball shows wearable widgets, gigabit broadband (Q&A)

In an in-depth interview, Henry Samueli predicts a lot more bits in our future with multigigabit Wi-Fi, LTE, and home broadband. Moore's Law is a tougher challenge, but Broadcom plans high-end CPUs, too.

By December 4, 2013

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Woo 234 Mono, a very different kind of amplifier

The Woo WA-234 Mono is two amps in one, it's an astonishingly good headphone amp, and it's just as remarkable with speakers!

By October 5, 2013

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First carbon nanotube computer to help extend Moore's Law?

Stanford researchers have created a basic system that shuns silicon in favor of imperfect lines of carbon atoms that could one day deliver even more performance and efficiency than current technology.

By September 25, 2013