A Transmission Line Speaker With The Design Work To Back It Up

We love the world of audiophiles here at Hackaday, mostly for the rich vein of outrageous claims over dubious audio products that it generates. We’ve made hay with audiophile silliness in the past, but what we really like above that is a high quality audio project done properly. It’s one …read more

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Microsoft unveils new and improved Surface laptops and audio range

The COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to big tech events for the time being, but companies are still pushing out their wares. Microsoft is the latest firm to launch a new suite of hardware: the Surface Book 3, the Surface Go 2, the Surface Headphones 2, a… Continue reading Microsoft unveils new and improved Surface laptops and audio range

Peek at the Off-Ear Speaker Prototypes for Valve’s VR

The Valve Index VR headset incorporates a number of innovations, one of which is the distinctive off-ear speakers instead of headphones or earbuds. [Emily Ridgway] of Valve shared the design and evolution of this unusual system in a deep dive into the elements of the Index headset. [Emily] explains exactly …read more

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Google launches its new and improved Pixel Buds to take on AirPods

Google first dipped its toes into wireless earbuds with the original Pixel Buds in 2017, and now the upgrades have arrived. Having been briefly announced last October, the new and improved Pixel Buds are now on sale in the US, ready to give Apple’s Air… Continue reading Google launches its new and improved Pixel Buds to take on AirPods

3D Printed Speakers With Many Lessons Learned

Although we all wish that our projects would turn out perfect with no hiccups, the lessons learned from a frustrating project can sometimes be more valuable than the project itself. [Thomas Sanladerer] found this to be the case while trying to build the five satellite speakers for a 5.1 surround …read more

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A 1950s Ampex Tape Recorder Microphone Preamplifier Restoration

So often when we read of a modification on a classic piece of tube electronics we prepare to wince, as such work often results in senseless butchery of a well-preserved survivor. With [Frank Olson]’s work on a 1958 Ampex 601 tape recorder though we were pleasantly surprised, because while he …read more

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Side-Channel Attacks Hack Chat with Samy Kamkar

Join us on Wednesday, March 25 at noon Pacific for the Side-Channel Attacks Hack Chat with Samy Kamkar!

In the world of computer security, the good news is that a lot of vendors are finally taking security seriously now, with the result that direct attacks are harder to pull off. …read more

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