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Anthem Updates to ARC Genesis Room Correction

Anthem Updates to ARC Genesis Room Correction

Anthem Electronics just made a good thing better with the launch of ARC Genesis™, the third generation of their critically-acclaimed Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) software. Pputs the sophistication and power of an advanced audio lab in your hands so that you can achieve "perfect sound" at home is what Anthem claims. But what updates do they bring to the table with their latest "Genesis" edition? Read on to find out.

Anthem Electronics just made a good thing better with the launch of ARC Genesis™, the 3rd generation of their critically-acclaimed Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) software. See what upgrades you get.

— May 06, 2019 16:00 in Editorials

5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

Part two of our 5G Wireless Apocalypse series. 5G will bring us the smart IoT (Internet of things) technology of the future. The first fully-formed smart city, built from the Internet up, will be in Toronto, Canada. It promises to be a marvel of technology, but a disaster for your personal privacy. What can we expect when the city itself is spying on you for both private companies and government agencies?

The first fully-formed smart city promises to be a marvel of technology, but a disaster for your personal privacy. What can we expect when the city itself is spying on you? Read on to find out.

— May 01, 2019 10:00 in Editorials

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

Audioholics is celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th, 2019. We went from hobby site to one of the industry's largest and most respected AV review publications with the BIGGEST social media network. Our no-nonsense approach with brutally honest reporting and useful how-to's and tech articles has created a loyal following that has helped us earn our success. I'm appreciative of our loyal fans and talented writing staff over the years that have made Audioholics the success it is. Happy Birthday Audioholics and remember, keep listening!

Audioholics is celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th,2019. As one of the industry's largest and most respected AV review publications, we thank our followers and talented writing staff.

— April 03, 2019 20:00 in Editorials

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

Welcome to the 5G Wireless Apocalypse! This is the first of a three-part series that examines the upcoming 5G wireless network, presenting both the good... and the not so good. In this installment we'll explore the potential health risks from the upcoming 5G wireless network, and examine the science behind claims RF radiation poses a danger to humans.

5G Wireless Apocalypse! This is the first of a three-part series that explores what 5G will bring, presenting both the good... and the not so good. Is 5G bad for your health? Read on.

— March 28, 2019 06:00 in Editorials

Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

Tidal and MQA have announced that all Android devices are now MQA-ready! The latest version of Tidal’s Android app has the MQA decoder built in, so subscribers to Tidal’s HiFi tier can now enjoy the service’s growing catalog of high-resolution “Tidal Masters” content on their mobile devices. MQA also aims to deliver high-res audio to cars, as demonstrated in a “proof-of-concept” listening experience at CES 2019. Read on to learn more.

Tidal announced that all Android devices are now MQA-ready! Subscribers to Tidal’s HiFi tier can now enjoy the service’s high-resolution “Tidal Masters" content on their Android mobile devices.

— March 11, 2019 23:00 in Editorials

Samsung Drops Blu-ray, Drives Nail into Disc-Media Coffin

Samsung Drops Blu-ray, Drives Nail into Disc-Media Coffin

Samsung has announced that it will no longer produce and distribute Blu-ray players in the US. The announcement means that Samsung will also abandon the roll-out a new 4K ultra high definition Blu-ray player that had been slated for release later this year. It’s shocking news from a company that has been a major backer of Blu-ray since the very beginning. The news could be the writing on the wall for the future of disc-based media in general. And, how might it be possible to blame Apple? We'll find a way, as we lament the tragedy that will someday become - the day the disc-media dies.

Samsung has announced that it will no longer produce and distribute Ultra HD Blu-ray players in the US. Does this mark the death of the physical format and is Apple partly to blame?

— March 07, 2019 13:00 in Editorials

Can Star Trek: Discovery Carry CBS All Access?

Can Star Trek: Discovery Carry CBS All Access?

Is Star Trek: Discovery the solid performer that CBS needs it to be to make their paywall App a success? Some believe that the controversial new Star Trek show may have already seen its final season. Although, by all outward appearances it doesn’t seem likely. CBS has announced two new Star Trek series. But to some, the announcement is further evidence that the producers are looking for a new direction, possibly because Discovery has been a misfire for CBS and its streaming service All Access. Let’s examine the latest pop-culture conspiracy theory has Star Trek: Discovery facing cancellation.

Is Star Trek Discovery the solid performer that CBS needs it to be to make their paywall App a success? Some believe that the controversial new Star Trek show may have seen its final season.

— February 23, 2019 00:00 in Editorials

Klipsch Dresses Up New Technology in a Classical Outfit

Klipsch Dresses Up New Technology in a Classical Outfit

Among loudspeaker manufacturers, Klipsch made the biggest splash at CES last month due to the large spread of different products that they announced. Soundbars, wireless speakers, wireless earbuds, and portable tabletop speakers loaded with the latest technology, Klipsch has something for everyone, unless, of course, you have a distaste for their vintage aesthetic. Klipsch seems to enjoy the irony of giving state-of-the-art technology an old-fashioned appearance. If you like that nod to the past combined with the technology of tomorrow, read on to see what Klipsch brought for 2019.

Klipsch made a big splash at CES this year releasing new soundbars, wireless speakers, wireless earbuds, and portable tabletop speakers loaded with new technology but with vintage roots.

— February 08, 2019 22:00 in Editorials

Apple - Sony Takeover Predicted as Big Tech Buys Up Hollywood

Apple - Sony Takeover Predicted as Big Tech Buys Up Hollywood

The latest rumor about Apple comes via online prediction from Variety that says the iPhone maker will acquire Sony Pictures in 2019. Apple has big-budget plans to push into original content production for its upcoming streaming video service, and acquiring an established studio may be its strategy to help it compete with Netflix and Amazon in 2019.

The latest rumor about Apple comes via online prediction from Variety that says the iPhone maker will acquire Sony Pictures in 2019. Is Apple positioning themselves to compete with Netflix? Read on.

— January 15, 2019 00:00 in Editorials

Bose: Legitimate Audio Company or Slick Marketing?

Bose: Legitimate Audio Company or Slick Marketing?

Bose. The mere mention of the name conjures up all manner of reaction, response and opinion from the audio community. Are their products really as awful as some people think? Are they really "all marketing and no engineering?" Here's a fascinating look from an "insider" who was there when the AM-5 and Wave Radio were introduced. Some things will confirm your suspicions and some things will surprise the heck out of you. Be sure to watch our related YouTube video discussion on "Why Audiophiles Hate Bose" for further insights.

Love them or hate them Bose is the best selling audio brand in the world. Are they really "all marketing and no engineering?" We take a look at this iconic company and sort out truth from fiction.

— January 03, 2019 00:00 in Editorials

Red Dead Redemption 2: Outlaw Cowboys in the Age of Toxic Masculinity

Red Dead Redemption 2: Outlaw Cowboys in the Age of Toxic Masculinity

What can wild west outlaw Arthur Morgan teach America’s legions of gaming young males about masculinity in modern times? During times of existential crisis in America, the old West has a way of returning to popular consciousness. Red Dead Redemption 2 has arrived at a time when young men may have never been so unsure of their place in the world. Got an Xbox One or PS4? You'll want to get a copy of this game. Read on to find out why.

Rockstar Games released its wild west game Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, raking in over $725-million in revenue in its first weekend and has sold over 17-million copies.

— December 09, 2018 22:00 in Editorials

Trump’s Tariffs Are Bad for the Audio Business

Trump’s Tariffs Are Bad for the Audio Business

The president’s escalating tariff war is wreaking havoc on American businesses that rely on Chinese manufacturing and supply chains. The results are higher prices for consumers, and real risk to small audio businesses, which may not be able to survive in the current climate. Read on to hear from makers of consumer loudspeakers, wireless headphones, high-end audiophile electronics, and professional recording gear, to learn how the tariffs are affecting their businesses. Check out our recent Youtube discussion as of 6/23/19.

The president’s escalating tariff war is wreaking havoc on American businesses that rely on Chinese manufacturing and supply chains. To see how this is affecting the audio market read on.

— November 20, 2018 06:00 in Editorials

HTC Exodus 1: The Off-Grid Blockchain Jesse Ventura of Smartphones

HTC Exodus 1: The Off-Grid Blockchain Jesse Ventura of Smartphones

The Exodus 1 is a new smartphone by HTC featuring extra security measures for your blockchain, cryptocurrency keys and other data completely off-grid. A separate processor, walled off from the CPU running the android OS, provides a secure environment to store cryptocurrency keys and sensitive login information, without the security hazards of sharing to the cloud or with any apps on your device. It also features up-to-date specs for today's flagship phones. But if this phone is a must-have for you, get out your Bitcoin or Ethereum, because you can only buy the Exodus 1 directly from HTC using cryptocurrency. It's sure to be a niche device, so HTC has only made limited supply.

The Exodus 1 is a new smartphone by HTC featuring extra security measures for your blockchain, cryptocurrency keys and other data completely off-grid. Is it really safer? Read on to find out.

— November 05, 2018 16:00 in Editorials

Even EarPrint Headphones Customize Sound for Your Hearing

Even EarPrint Headphones Customize Sound for Your Hearing

Brooklyn-based headphone startup Even says that every listener has a unique “EarPrint,” like a fingerprint that affects the way we hear. Its new technology tests your hearing and automatically adjusts the sound to create a personalized listening experience. Is this the future of headphone audio, or is it just a gimmick?

Brooklyn-based headphone startup Even says that every listener has a unique “EarPrint,” like a fingerprint that affects the way we hear. Their technology customizes the sound to your hearing profile.

— July 02, 2018 00:00 in Editorials