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The Best Bird Feeders With Cameras (2024): Bird Buddy, Netvue Birdfy, FeatherSnapBird-Buddy-Smart-Bird-Feeder-Abstract-Background-SOURCE-Bird-Buddy.jpg

The Best Bird Feeders With Cameras (2024): Bird Buddy, Netvue Birdfy, FeatherSnap

Birding is one of life’s great joys. Birds are so beautiful and fun to watch, but you have to keep your distance to not scare them away. Smart bird feeders—that is, bird feeders with cameras and connected apps—give you a close-up view of your backyard birds through captured images and real-time live views (as long […]

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Prison Phone Call Fees Are Out of Control. The FCC Can Finally Rein Them InPrison-Phone-Fees-FCC-1250223881.jpg

Prison Phone Call Fees Are Out of Control. The FCC Can Finally Rein Them In

The US Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to lower price caps on prison phone calls and closed a loophole that allowed prison telecoms to charge high rates for intrastate calls. The vote will cut the price of interstate calls in half and set price caps on intrastate calls for the first time. The FCC

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Best Air Purifiers (2024): HEPA, Portable, and Quiet

How does a busy shopper find the right size purifier for a room they want to clean? The US Centers for Disease Control recommends that one should aim for five air exchanges per hour, in a metric known as the ACH. When looking at an air purifier, look at the cubic feet per minute in

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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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Missed Out on Prime Day? These 155 Deals Are Still Going Strong (2024)Google-Pixel-Tablet-Abstract-Background-SOURCE-Amazon.jpg

Missed Out on Prime Day? These 155 Deals Are Still Going Strong (2024)

Prime Day is officially over. Did your friend mention a killer deal they scored? Are you now dealing with FOMO? Well not to worry, roughly half of the Amazon Prime Day deals we highlighted during the main event are still kicking around, though they are expiring quickly. These are all products we here at WIRED

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Bose SoundLink Max Bluetooth Speaker Review: Price, Specs, AvailabilityBose-SoundLink-Max-Bluetooth-Speaker-Lifestyle-3-SOURCE-Bose.jpg

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-EndI8A0065-SQ.jpg

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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JBL sets the Stage 2: New lineup lets you easily assemble a modern home theater setup

Imagine you’ve finally received the new two-channel setup or complete immersive audio system you finally committed to after weeks of researching and deliberating. You’re getting more wired as you plug in each cable. You can’t wait to fire up your favorite film and bump some new album. The one thing left to do after you

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