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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Fanboys have their limits... and a quick podcast update
— 4:32 PM on March 13, 2009

Tuesday morning began much like any other day of the week for me. After checking my e-mail and Twitter, I hit the "home" button...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Stickin' it to the sat man
— 10:57 AM on March 5, 2009

Generally speaking, Americans believe that more is better—except for, of course, leprosy and Celine...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Mac

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Technical difficulties—no podcast today
— 1:59 PM on February 28, 2009

Due to a technical malfunction, we have decided to cancel this week's edition of the TR Podcast (which would be episode 37). Several factors contributed...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Trent Reznor gives fans remix-ready HD concert footage
— 1:10 PM on January 14, 2009

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is no stranger to releasing goodies on the Internet. Last March, he one-upped Radiohead's In Rainbows release with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Of podcasts and peanut brittle
— 10:14 PM on January 5, 2009

I'm currently sitting in my office (which also doubles as my living quarters), eating leftover Christmas peanut brittle and planning for a brand new year...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Zune can't party like it's 2009
— 12:48 PM on December 31, 2008

Why are MP3 players so hard to get right? A few months ago, my year-and-a-half-old and largely babied iPod 5.5G gave up the ghost....

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The TR podcast will not air this week
— 3:27 PM on September 16, 2008

Hey podcast listeners, This coming weekend's edition of the Tech Report Podcast is going to have to be canceled. I was originally planning on releasing a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Experimenting with HDR photos on a $200 camera
— 4:40 PM on July 1, 2008

I've been giddily experimenting with high-dynamic-range photography over the past few days. Unfortunately, I don't own any professional photography equipment, and my best camera...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Creative tweaks X-Fi frequency response for Vista
— 3:23 PM on April 11, 2008

Earlier this week we contacted Creative with the hope of getting to the bottom of the bizarre frequency response behavior we observed with RightMark...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Unraveling X-Fi frequency response in Windows Vista
— 2:31 PM on April 8, 2008

In our last couple of sound card reviews, we've noticed some odd behavior from products based on Creative's X-Fi audio processor in RightMark Audio Analyzer's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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To twitter or not to twitter
— 10:27 PM on February 20, 2008

I've been trying for the past week to get friends and listeners to start Twittering, so I thought I would explain what Twitter is and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Episode 2 has been postponed
— 5:08 PM on February 20, 2008

Due to various metaphysical and technical problems, we will have to postpone episode 2 of the Tech Report Podcast until March 8. Despite my deep...

Type: Blog post Tags: Podcast

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Send in listener mail and we'll answer on the podcast
— 10:46 AM on February 13, 2008

Due to popular demand, we will be featuring listener mail on the next episode of The Tech Report Podcast. You can send questions related to...

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