Are Beats Headphones Really Designed To Trick You?

Last month, Beats by Dre headphones went in for a thorough slagging across the internet, and on this here blog, on the basis of a teardown of the flashy cans. The exercise, conducted by a venture capital outfit called Bolt that focuses on hardware startups, seemed to prove that the headphones were a sham. It turns out… »7/10/15 7:19pm7/10/15 7:19pm


Cut the Cord With These $30 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

We’ve seen lots of Bluetooth earbuds in the $20-$30 range, but if you prefer on-ears, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen to date. Etekcity’s RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth headphones boast 10 hours of battery life, a built-in mic for handsfree calls, and a 4.4 star review average. [Etekcity RoverBeats F1: Bluetooth… »6/18/15 6:15pm6/18/15 6:15pm

Five Best Headphones

After a huge number of nominations , we have your five choices for Best Headphones. Even more compelling is that three of your five picks are the same as the contenders from Lifehacker's 2012 Hive Five , which really speaks to the quality of these cans. Head for the comments and vote by starring your favorite. »8/07/14 4:15pm8/07/14 4:15pm

Xbox One Sprints to a Million: Calling it "The biggest launch in Xbox history," Microsoft

Xbox One Sprints to a Million: Calling it "The biggest launch in Xbox history," Microsoft informs us that they've sold more than one million Xbox One consoles worldwide in less than 24 hours. They also say that more than 3.6 million Forza miles have been driven and more than 60 million Dead Rising zombies have been… »11/22/13 8:15pm11/22/13 8:15pm

​Xbox One's Missing Audio Options Are Coming, Microsoft Says

In my review of the Xbox One, I noted that the console came with a curious audio omission. The optical audio output jack was unable to output Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 digital audio. That's a substantial bummer for anyone who uses a Dolby-only gaming headset. Today, Microsoft's Albert Penello addressed the missing feature and… »11/21/13 2:00pm11/21/13 2:00pm