Lumens vs Candela In Practical Usage

Some of these terms are confusing, especially when one flashlight manufacturer’s marketing materials focus more on one of them, while another manufacturer talks about the other. How do you compare? We’ll give a simple answer first, and then unpack it a bit...

Facebook’s Meta and AI-Driven Advertising

Recently the company Facebook/Meta discussed exploring AI for its advertising. In part, this move may have been part of their plan to coexist alongside the “metaverse” — a term Zuckerberg did not invent but was happy to appropriate as a distinctly...
AirPods Max: EQ or Dolby Atmos for Apple Music?

AirPods Max: EQ or Dolby Atmos for Apple Music?

A lot of people are excited about Dolby Atmos tracks on Apple Music, particularly for the claims about it increasing the dynamic range of those tracks. I was willing to try it myself, though a bit skeptical because personally I’ve not been impressed with most of...

AirPods Max in Fatherhood

If you’ve looked at the AirPods Max and have a child, you may have wondered if the combo of the noise cancellation and transparency mode would be helpful for enjoying some tunes while caring for your baby. Would the transparency mode allow you to hear them when...

Why Extra Amp Power Matters

If you mention to people that you have a power amp at home that runs at over 1000W, most of them will look at you wondering how you’re not suffering hearing loss. While it’s not to say that everyone needs that much power (though for a subwoofer it’s...
Sound Blaster Command (G6) On iPad?

Sound Blaster Command (G6) On iPad?

While it’s a pleasant surprise that sound cards like the Sound BlasterX G6 work via USB with an iPad with no software, and it sounds good, you are of course missing out on all the extra goodies the software provides. Using the G6 on an iPad gives you a high end...