Wes Phillips  |  Nov 21, 2005  |  0 comments
Just what we need: braver mice.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 21, 2005  |  1 comments
The Drumometer finally gives us an instrument capable of measuring the world's fastest drummer. What a relief.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 21, 2005  |  1 comments
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir! Over 250 computer controlled lobsters, bass, trout, catfish, and sharks perform your musical favorites.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 21, 2005  |  0 comments
Partch was a musical iconoclast who created his own theory of music, a 64-tone scale, and instruments that could play the sounds he imagined. Performances of his music incorporate drama, which is heightened by the beauty of his instruments.
Stephen Mejias  |  Nov 21, 2005  |  8 comments
Something was happening. Something I didn't want to tell you about.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 20, 2005  |  0 comments
As we go into our fourth week of coverage of Sony BMG's digital rights management debacle, it's a good time to review what all the fuss has been about. On October 31, Mark Russinovich posted his discovery of a root kit—a cloaked file that had been inserted on to his computer's hard drive. Cloaked root kit files are popular tools used by malevolent hackers, so Russinovich was curious about how the files he detected had entered his computer. It came from Get Right With the Man, a Sony DRM-protected disc Russinovich had purchased and played on his computer. When he attempted to remove the hidden files, Russinovich lost the ability to use his CD drive.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 20, 2005  |  0 comments
On November 7, four months after a Supreme Court decision determined that file-sharing services could be held liable for the actions of their users, Grokster agreed to stop distributing its software and to pay $50 million in damages.
Michael Fremer  |  Nov 19, 2005  |  0 comments
More, I think, than any other link in the audio chain, loudspeaker designs tend to reflect the personal preferences, opinions, and philosophies of their creators—think Henry Kloss, Paul Klipsch, Rudy Bozak, David Wilson, Jon Dahlquist, Arnie Nudell, and Amar Bose (just kidding). Consider, if you remember, where Ken Kantor took Acoustic Research when he took over AR's design reins. Might as well have called AR NHT, for all that the new designs followed the old.
Kalman Rubinson  |  Nov 19, 2005  |  0 comments
NHT's Xd system is what audiophiles have been saying they want: a matched loudspeaker system that optimizes the performance of its components for a real-world domestic listening environment. But with their dollars they've voted against just such systems for years. If we put our money where our mouths are, active speaker systems such as Meridian's DSP or those used in recording studios would dominate the High End.
Robert J. Reina  |  Nov 19, 2005  |  0 comments
Following in the footsteps of my August 2005 review of the B&W DM603 S3, the second stop of the Bob Reina British Invasion Tour is the latest revamping of Wharfedale's affordable Diamond series.