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What Is the LRAD Sound Cannon?

What Is the LRAD Sound Cannon?

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri have reached a terrifying fever pitch , and the ludicrously armed Ferguson Police Department is bringing all its crowd-control weapons to bear, tear gas , stun grenades, rubber bullets, you name it. One of the more controversial of those is the LRAD Sound Cannon. So what's the harm in a little noise? Well, a lot, actually.

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Roberto Baldwin

August 14th

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10 Movies For an Epic Hangover

Shhhhh. Is it afternoon already? Oh man, you were supposed to meet your friends for brunch, or biking, or something that starts with B. Forget that, your friends have. Instead, grab your favorite blankie and head over to the couch. Let's just chill and watch a few movies. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

January 1st

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Set Up Your Home Theater Like a THX Master [Home Mod]

Building a killer home theater 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. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

March 14th

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How to Get a Job In Tech [How To]

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 at SXSW Interactive—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. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

March 12th

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Shoot At Your Friends, Build a Railroad, and Become the Next Deadmau5 [App Deals Of The Day]

You can run around shooting people or build a railroad. Are you the soldier or the builder? These are the hard questions you have answer in the world of apps. No wait, you can be both because the games are on sale. Hooray for capitalism! But if shooting and building aren't your thing, you can also be a musician in today's app deals. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

February 8th

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Tweetbot for iPad: A Bigger Bot [Video]

You can launch pretty much any iPhone app on the iPad. If it's not a universal app, it'll look all pixelated and ugly and you'll wonder why the developer hasn't gotten around to making an iPad version of the app. Maybe the developer's happy with just an iPhone app. Maybe they'll rush an iPad app into the store and it won't take full advantage of the iPad's capabilities. Or, maybe they'll create an app that's worth the wait. Tweetbot for iPad is the last one. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

February 8th

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Stop Mangling Your Goggles and Behold the Power of Magnetic Lenses [Video]

After a few seasons on the slopes, you realize that having a set of goggles with interchangeable lenses is a must. Then you realize that changing the lenses on those goggles is a huge pain in the ass. Well magical magnets are once again the answer to all of our troubles. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

February 8th

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TripLingo Romance Edition: Love Abroad [App Of The Day]

There are a ton of apps headed down the ol' App Store highway that will make Valentine's Day magical for you and your significant other. But what about the lonely people of the world? And what's going to happen to folks in other countries during this, the cruelest of holidays? Don't worry lonely travelers. I got your back. You'll find love even if it means you get slapped in the face a few times. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

February 7th

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Google Voice on Android Is Now Much, Much Prettier [Android]

The Google Voice app for Android got a significant update today, unveiling a fancy UI facelift for Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich and finally implementing offline SMS queueing. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

February 7th

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Take Pictures Quicker, Sync DropBox Music, and Open Almost Any File [App Deals Of The Day]

Apple says the camera on the iPhone 4S is quick. Well, quicker, anyway. You still have to launch the app, then take a photo. Sometimes it's super fast. Other times, it's so slow you miss your chance to take a picture of the Yeti that just ran off with your backpack. Next time, capture that thieving Bigfoot with an app that takes a photo right when it launches. Plus, sync music from DropBox and download YouTube videos on your iPhone, all in today's app deals. More »


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Roberto Baldwin

February 7th

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