The Top Rated Computer Speakers

Please see our updated 2016 article: The Best Computer Speakers Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Computer Speakers   The Harman Kardon Soundsticks received editor’s choice on both PCMag and CNET for excellent sound performance and unique, aesthetic design. The frequency response range of 44Hz to 20KHz offers crisp definition for all forums: music, movies, and gaming. Power switch built in to the volume control on …

An Introduction To Online Privacy Tools: Part 1

There are many reasons to seek privacy on the internet. These days, we have ISPs monitoring our connections, corporations tracking and consolidating our information across multiple websites. We have governments and other institutions routinely monitoring our internet activities. We have hackers, identity thieves and criminals attempting to access our computers and steal our personal information. Basically, internet privacy should be …

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Best Omnidirectional Outdoor Speakers

A recent Reactual post profiled four of the top directional outdoor speakers, which are an excellent choice for a defined area like a small deck or patio. But if you have a large yard or an open outdoor space like a pool, managing volume levels and sound coverage from a pair of directional speakers is tough. Enter the “omnidirectional” speaker, …

Review: Digital Stethoscope by ThinkLabs

Digital Stethoscope

I’ve been testing this Digital Stethoscope by Thinklabs. Unlike most digital stethoscope, this one has an audio out port, which allows you to connect it to a computer or MP3 recording device.

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The Best Rated Outdoor Speakers

When warm evenings beckon you outdoors, who says you need to leave your music in the house? Outdoor speakers let you bring your sounds with you, and you can enjoy high-quality audio with the convenience of a built-in system. We present here the four of the top rated directional outdoor speakers on the market. These outdoor speakers are best suited …

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Below 20 Hertz: The Rumbling Realm Of Infrasound

Artwork by Andy Gilmore

Infrasound is the realm of sounds in the frequency range of 20 Hz down to 0.001 Hz. According to Harry F. Olson in his book Maths, Physics and Engineering: 20 Hz is considered the normal low frequency limit of human hearing. The lower the frequency of sound, the more difficult it us for human to hear it. So, in order for us …

Is There A Real Difference Between MP3s and CD-Quality Sound?

Since their appearance on the internet in 1994, MP3 files have made music much easier to transfer around the world. Because MP3 files are compressed, their file size is typically ten times smaller than the original, uncompressed audio file. This means quicker downloads, and the ability to store more music on an iPod. However, because MP3 files are compressed, the …