The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has Spinning Holograms Etched Into the Records

Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right…

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A Tiny Death Star Is the Only Reason You Should Buy a Levitating Speaker

An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool—were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny …

Stop Netflix, YouTube, Spotify (and More) From Eating Up Your Mobile Data

If you stream videos or listen to music over a cellular connection, you probably want to keep your data usage down, so that you don’t end up with an ungodly phone bill at the end of the month. Luckily, the most popular streaming apps all have settings that can help. As an added bonus, you can probably save some…

Upgrade To 5.1 Surround For Under $200, Just In Time For The Big Game

If you need to upgrade your sound system in time for the Super Bowl, one of your favorite sound bars is down to an all-time low price today on Amazon for Prime members only. And while the “bar” itself is great, what really makes this system special is its included wireless subwoofer and satellite speakers. That means…

Everything You Need for 5.1 Surround Sound is Just $150 Right Now

The 38” model of one of your favorite sound bars is only $150 right now, if you don’t mind a refurb. The VIZIO 3851w normally sells for $220 refurbished, or $280 new, and has great reviews no matter where you look. I bought one myself. [VIZIO 3851w-D4 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Rear Satellite Speakers, $150]

The "Harvard Sentences" Secretly Shaped the Development of Audio Tech

During World War II, the boiler room under Harvard's Memorial Hall was turned into a secretive wartime research lab. Here, volunteers were subjected to hours of noise as scientists tested military communications systems. Out of this came the Harvard sentences, a set of standardized phrases still widely used to test…

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