Sound

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cade

Marshall unveils first set of noise cancelling headphones

Marshall makes some of the best sounding and yet affordable headphones on the market and the company today is announcing its first set with active noise cancellation. Called the Marshall Mid ANC, the

Inspired by insect ears, Soundskrit wants to make microphones magically directional

Voice control is everywhere these days, but to hear people effectively from every direction, devices like the Echo must have a whole collection of microphones in them — but they take up space, requi

A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”

"I think invention is maybe like love," says Dean Kamen. "Everybody wants to have it. Nobody knows what it is."

Clap on! Clap off! It’s Clapboss!

Sure Alexa can sing you a song but can you clap back at her? A new product by the makers of the Freewrite lets you do just that. Called Clapboss, this smiling dongle lets you clap up to four times to

Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”. The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – which

The Sonos One offers all that wireless speaker goodness with a side of Alexa

There isn’t much to say about the new Sonos One that hasn’t been said about Sonos already. The company has long been the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio and their speakers, whil

Sonos announces the Sonos One, a self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker

The Sonos One is a new speaker designed from the ground-up for voice interaction via Alexa. The speaker is similar to the current home speakers Sonos sells but six internal microphones allow you to sp

A new guitar is 30% lighter thanks to multiple weird tricks

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could make a lighter guitar, they didn’t stop to think if they should. As TC’s resident guitar lover I have to take all the high-te

Boom Supersonic raises $33M to build the fastest airplane for passenger flight

Boom Supersonic has raised a new $33 million Series A round, which it says is enough to build and fly its first supersonic jet, the XB-1 demonstration and testing craft, which will be a 1/3-scale prot

The sound of impending failure

If we can find a way to automate listening itself, we would be able to more intelligently monitor our world and its machines day and night. We could predict the failure of engines, rail infrastructu

Go tell Neil Young that he can use the JustBoom DAC to play back his audio on a Raspberry Pi

My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification.

Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Lofelt's wrist-mountable subwoofer is shipping to its backers as we speak. Basslet will be available to order on February 7 for $199. I tried it out at CES and am

Security researchers can turn headphones into microphones

Security researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have created a proof-of-concept exploit that lets them turn headphones into microphones to secretly record conversations. The PoC, called &#822

An AI project can tell you when the cow goes “Moo”

A new project from Disney Research can recognize various objects in videos — cows, cars, very small rocks — and add appropriate sounds — “Mooo!”, “Vroom!”, a

Crunch Report | Facebook’s Election Hub

Google Capital has rebranded to CapitalG, Facebook hub gives its election hub top billing in hopes of making you a more informed voter, Wish is rumored to be raising $500 million, Lucas Matney was rea

iZotope, Photoshop for sound, closes another $7.5M in financing

What does the trailer to Inception, a re-mastered Rolling Stones record and the podcast Serial all have in common? They’re all awesome. Their creators also all used iZotope products in the back

Kapture Aims To Build A Wearable Mic That Can Always Capture Up To The Last 60 Seconds Of Conversation

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Vibrating hearing aid being developed

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/hearing-aids1.jpg" />A new product being developed in London will help the deaf to hear, using vibrations which can be felt through the s

Hands-on: Psyko Audio Labs 5.1 Headphones

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/DSC00412.JPG">Everything is always better in surround sound. Most 5.1 or 7.1 headphones are a convoluted mess of speaker drivers, usually
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