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Best DJ Software in 2022

DJ software powers most of the best dance parties, whether they are 100,000-person festivals rocking the grandest sound systems in the world or pool parties using splash-proof Bluetooth speakers. Even when you see DJs playing from hardware decks without a laptop, those decks run DJ software with touchscreens.  Software has long since taken over the...

Scientists Invent Way to Grow Plants in Complete Darkness

Friends in Dark Places Some things that could make the world more efficient simply feel impossible to achieve — not like having to eat and sleep or not suffering through inflated grocery store prices. Earlier this week, though, scientists at UC Riverside and the University of Delaware say they found a way to cross one of those seemingly impossible...

Police in China Stalk Citizens With Surveillance That Predicts Future Crime

Looking Out How do police put surveillance on the future? Easy — just put cameras everywhere and pick out the folks you think will cause trouble. That strategy is a daily reality in China, and whether or not the 1.4 billion people living there actually pose a threat or are comfortable being surveilled all the time doesn't seem to matter, the New York...

Best Smart Switches in 2022

In the journey towards total home smartness, the search for the best smart switches can be a challenging (or even overlooked) endeavor… but it shouldn’t be. While they might not be the sexiest of smart home devices, smart switches can add a lot of personalization and convenience to your life, which is sort of the whole point of smart home tech.  Smart...

Scientists Discover Bacterium So Large You Can Hold It in Your Hand

Size Matters A single bacterium at least two orders of magnitude larger than the theoretical limit scientists thought possible has been found swimming around in the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. It's the biggest ever discovered. "It’s 5,000 times bigger than most bacteria," Jean-Marie Volland, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National...

Eminem and Snoop Dogg Make Music Video Where They Appear as Their Bored Apes

Ape Shit Don't kill the cringe — kill the part of you that cringes. You'll have to if you want to enjoy Snoop Dogg and Eminem's newest music video for their new single "From the D 2 The LBC." The nearly-five-minute-clip debuted Friday and depicts the two iconic rappers blowin' smoke in the studio. The aforementioned smoke leads Eminem to have some...

Best Universal Remotes in 2022

The best universal remotes are perfect for anyone with incredibly busy entertainment centers. Your go-to entertainment rig likely comprises a smart TV, a sound system, a streaming box, and maybe even a couple of gaming consoles thrown in for good measure. And would you believe it, they all have their own remote controls. This can get out of hand really...

Best Studio Headphones of 2022

The best studio headphones for mixing, recording and creating content are all about delivering natural and accurate sound in a design that’s durable and comfortable enough to wear all day. Unlike consumer-grade headphones, which usually feature audio enhancements to make music and other content sound livelier, the best studio headphones offer a more...

Best Turntables Under $200 in 2022

The best turntables bust the myth that you need to spend a lot of money to get into playing albums on vinyl. Turntable makers have responded to the astronomical rise of LP sales by releasing entire lines of record players, some of which cost thousands of dollars.  If you've got a budget of $200 or less, don't worry, there are still plenty of excellent...

Scientists Say the Sun Is Acting Up and Causing Satellites to Fall Back to Earth

Down, Down Down Most folks probably don't think of satellites as capable of sinking, but according to the European Space Agency they can and do. Space news site Space.com reported Thursday that ESA scientists had to raise the Swarm constellation satellites, which measure Earth's magnetic field, because they were sinking in chaotic space weather. "In...

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