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Moog Labyrinth Review: A New Way to SequenceMoog-Labryinth-Sequencer-Reviewer-Collage-072024-SOURCE-Parker-Hall.jpg

Moog Labyrinth Review: A New Way to Sequence

I love the sound of a classic Moog as much as anyone, but I think its most interesting current instruments are its lineup of desktop semi-modular synths. The Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, and Spectravox often include some traditional Moog DNA but with a more experimental approach. They’re designed to be explored and prodded, not just played. […]

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Bose SoundLink Max Bluetooth Speaker Review: Price, Specs, Availability

In 1968, just four years after he founded his eponymous company, Amar Bose published a paper titled “On the Design, Measurement and Evaluation of Loudspeakers.” It argued that the listener’s subjective perception, rather than any technical measurement, is the most effective way to assess sound reproduction. It might have been the first time Bose (as

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Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Everywhere. This Company Thinks It Has the Secret to Making Them High-End

Since their widespread introduction to the market nearly a decade ago, lab-grown diamonds have carved out a substantial slice of the market. Industry analyst Paul Zimnisky recently told the news agency AFP that lab-grown stones accounted for 18.5 percent of diamond sales in 2023 and would exceed 20 percent this year. Perhaps this isn’t surprising

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Open Bionics Hero Gauntlet Prosthetic Review: Price, Specs, Availability

As someone who was shoved into prosthetics before they were old enough to say “Get it off,” I was intrigued when the superhero-style, 3D-printed prosthetic limb known as the Hero Arm launched back in 2018. It was definitely exciting if you were a kid who wanted to be a superhero. I was hopeful that, after

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Decoding the ABB Nascar EV Prototype

Right now, all-electric race cars struggle at running flat-out around high-speed ovals—the kind of racing that defines most of the Nascar season. With regenerative braking, or regen, EVs turn deceleration into energy that goes back into the battery, but that trick doesn’t work on tracks where drivers keep the accelerator pinned to the floor lap

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 N (2024) Review: A Family EV on Steroids

Many car companies have crazy-performance sub-brands that cater both to auto engineers’ genetic predisposition to show off, and customers for which normal acceleration and handling simply isn’t hairy enough. BMW has its M division, Range Rover has SVR, or Special Vehicle Operations, Hyundai has N. The “N” apparently refers to two things: the Namyang district

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Beats Solo Buds Review: Great Price, Greater CompromiseBeats-Solo-Buds-Reviewer-Collage-072024-SOURCE-Ryan-Waniata.jpg

Beats Solo Buds Review: Great Price, Greater Compromise

That’s not to say the Solo Buds sound bad. They certainly lean toward the brighter side in the treble and midrange, but their sound is accessible and never got excessively sharp in my testing. The dynamics feel rather flat, but there’s some decent detail here, and they wholly avoid the kind of muddled lower register

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REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.1 Review: Affordable and DependableREI-Co-op-Cycles-CTY-e2.1-Electric-Bike-Reviewer-Collage-062024-SOURCE-Stephanie-Pearson.jpg

REI Co-op Cycles CTY e2.1 Review: Affordable and Dependable

I fell in love with the REI CTY e2.1 the minute I saw its hot lava frame come out of the box in my garage. The racy red color and an easy-to-step-through frame screamed, “Ride me now!” There were no barriers to entry, like an app that I had to download. All I needed to

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Audi Q6 E-tron Review: Price, Specs, Availability

The operating system has been developed well, and is largely easy to use, but there is a lot going on. And that’s not all. The Edition 1 model comes with an additional 10.9-inch display for the passenger, which can stream YouTube, show the navigation, or change the music. We found this to be novel but

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The Best Kids Headphones of 2024—With Features to Protect Your Kids Hearing

As writers and testers for WIRED, we spend all day immersed in personal technology of all kinds. It’s probably no surprise that if we work on a computer during the day and enjoy gaming in our downtime, our kids do, too. Reviewer Adrienne So has a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old who attended school remotely and

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