Set Up Your Home Theatre Like a THX Master

Building a killer home theatre involves more than just throwing a big wad of cash at your local electronics dealer. It requires planning, finesse, and scientific acoustic manipulation. The engineers at THX pioneered a lot of the methods and technologies used in today's top systems. So we took a trip to their San Rafael, California, headquarters to get a lesson from the masters. Here's what we learned. Read More >>

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How to Get a Job In Tech

If you do what you love, you'll never work a day. Right? Unfortunately, there are very few jobs that involve eating pizza while playing Skyrim. If you're a regular reader of this little blog—or if you've spent the past few days glued to all the SXSW Interactive announcements—there's a good chance you love tech. But can you make it into a career? Maybe. Here are a few hints to prepare yourself to land a choice gig in tech utopia. Read More >>

Path Will Upload Your Entire Address Book To Its Servers Without Your Permission

While searching for a way to create an OS X app for Path's social network, hacker Arun Thampi stumbled on to something that could raise privacy issues with the app. Read More >>

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Motorcyclist Clotheslined 25-Feet In the Air; Falls Hard

A circus performance ended abruptly when a motorcycle jump went horribly wrong and the rider hit a wire at the apex of his jump. Read More >>

Nooka: The Not-So-Intuitive, But-Still-Cool-Looking Clock

Clocks that tell time in fascinating new ways are everywhere. I saw a clock that lit up the quarter hour the other day. It was beautiful. The Nooka app based upon their watches falls into the beautiful timepiece category. It won't replace your regular clock, but it will make checking the time a more invigorating experience. Read More >>

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Smack a Hockey Puck, Get an NFL Workout, Cross Tetris and Boggle, and Become a Phantom Detective

If you want to be ripped like those American Football guys you're going to have to workout. Like all the time. You shouldn't even be reading this post. Quit your job and download an NFL player's workout app. Or if the cold snap has inspired you, go after a hockey puck. Forget it, I know we're all just gonna sit around and play video games on our iPhones. Read More >>

Google Docs Goes Offline, Sync Photos to DropBox and Play a Darwinian Puzzle Game

Managing content on your Android gets to be a pain pretty quick. How much music can I put on here? Did I sync all those photos to my computer? Is this document the most up-to-date version? This week's app picks help make managing those things a snap. Oh, and we've got a pretty sweet game, too. Read More >>

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Ethereal Insect Photographs Will Cure Your Phobia of Bugs

Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling created images so fantastic, it feels like you're peering into another world. A world populated with helpful praying mantises and ants ready to lend a helping hand. Read More >>

Beware the ATM Gangster of Taiwan — He Uses English as a Weapon

When you're in Taiwan and you use this ATM, you should be wary of the English interface. Apparently the gangster will use this to cheat you. Read More >>

Apple Explains the iMessage Bug (Updated)

According to Apple, the iMessage bug we posted yesterday isn't really a bug. It's a rare incident caused by an employee's over eagerness to help a customer. Read More >>

The New Essential Apps January 2012

iPhones. iPads. Android. We've updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favourites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check them out! Read More >>

The Funniest Comics About Our Crappy Passwords

Losing your password isn't funny. Well, it's not funny to you. To the rest of us, it can be hilarious. The sort of point-and-laugh hilarity that comes from losing access to a dating site right when you find the perfect girl. Comic artists have taken the pain, monotony, and humiliation of dealing with passwords and created something we can all agree on. Your passwords suck. Read More >>

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Automate Your iPhone, Sing-A-Long, Make Commitments, and Take Quality iPhone Photos

Automating your tasks on the iPhone seems like a wonderful dream that'll never come true. Well wake up dream warrior, because it's a reality. Also, follow through with your commitments, sing to the world, and take amazing photos. Read More >>

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Stream Videos on the Cheap, Flip a Ship, and Resurrect Chopin

It's time to move away from the usual Rock Band/Guitar Hero single-band spinoffs. Let's start looking to the masters. Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. We've already got the Chopin game ready to go. While rocking to the true classics, you can flip a ship and stream your favorite symphonies. Read More >>

Do Some Hybrid Mining and Record Your Friends

In today's android apps of the week we uncover a Minecraft/Minesweeper crossover game and make quality recordings of birds. Hey, birds sound nice. Read More >>