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The Most Boring Thing About A Vector W8 Is Its Exhaust Note

The Vector W8 Twin Turbo was the king of the automotive world’s collective imagination in the 1980s. It was all excess all the time, and it vroom vroomed around in the day dreams of many young and easily influenced automotive enthusiasts. Everything from the wild hard-edged design to the spec sheet shouted that this…Read more… […]

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The Best Free Background Noise Generators for Working, Gaming, and Studying

There are tons of background sound sites and apps, but most do the same things. We’ve compiled the best ones, all free online, plus a collection of the best background sound mobile apps. Use them as background noise while you work, read, study, play a tabletop RPG, or even in the background of a party. […]

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New Noise-Blocking Material Could Make Jets and Drones Super Quiet

The most effective way to block an annoying sound is to simply build a barrier—the thicker, the better. But instead of everyone living in sound-blocking caves in a few years as noisy drones criss-cross the skies, researchers at Boston University have engineered an acoustic metamaterial that’s designed to silence…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Get More Control Over Windows’ Volume Settings with EarTrumpet

Windows: To be honest, Windows 10's volume controls aren’t that special. You can set the volume for the default speakers you’re listening to, you can change your default speakers (from your monitor’s crappy built-in speakers to your awesome headphones, for example), and… that’s it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Control Windows’ Volume Settings Better With EarTrumpet

Windows: To be honest, Windows 10's volume controls aren’t that special. You can set the volume for the default speakers you’re listening to; you can change your default speakers (from your monitor’s crappy built-in speakers to your awesome headphones, for example); and … that’s it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Exclusive: Sacha Robotti dives deep into his Sloth Sanctuary (Mix)

Los Angeles is not just Sacha Robotti‘s new home, but also his residence. The news is out that Sound nightclub has officially booked the Dirtybird veteran and Sloth King for a summer residency beginning on June 23. To boot, each show will also be an open-to-close affair, allowing him to showcase his full essence as […]

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Can Sound Make You Sick?

American diplomats in China are falling ill with symptoms like headaches, nausea, and hearing loss after hearing “odd sounds” in their apartment. It’s an eerily similar situation to what happened in Cuba in 2016 when 24 diplomats complained about strange sounds and nearly-identical symptoms. Is sound actually making…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Watch deadmau5 produce 3D sounds using Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos is changing the live audio landscape by way of a new three-dimensional sound space. Venues play electronic music in stereo, which has sound directed through two speakers. This limits the listening experience because no matter how many speakers are in the club, there is still only two channels of sound. Dolby Atmos has created […]

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It’s Now Easier To Tell Where Gunshots Are Coming From In PUBG

PUBG gets patched pretty frequently, but Bluehole isn’t always great about detailing all of the minute changes to the game. In an effort to be more transparent, the studio laid out examples of how the most recent update changes bullet sounds to help players more easily track where enemy fire comes from.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The True Story of How Laurel Became Yanny

the beginning, the laurel-or-yanny clip said laurel and nothing but laurel. Here is the original version of the clip, recorded by an opera singer working for Vocabulary.com. Chances are, you’ll hear it as laurel too. Let’s compare it to the viral clip and we’ll see exactly what changed, and why half of us hear the…Read […]

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How to Customize Whether Windows Uses Speakers or Headphones for Each App

For many of you, a single pair of speakers or headphones is all you probably need for your desktop or laptop system. For others, rocking out, gaming, and listening to movies is a constant battle with Windows over which connected audio device the operating system should use to blast noise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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