Sonos Arc Soundbar Review: A Dolby Atmos Dream

Sonos Arc Soundbar Review: A Dolby Atmos Dream

I wish every TV came with a soundbar. Sadly, audio just isn’t a priority for television makers. They keep producing bigger and bigger displays with more vibrant color, filled with more pixels than your eye can see. But by and large, those TV sets sound terrible.For years, Sonos has made it onto our list of…

The Pandemic and the Protests Are Mirror Images

The Pandemic and the Protests Are Mirror Images

Regret borne from reflection and anxiety from future projection can be crippling, even when both are necessary or ultimately liberating. These notions are especially true for social upheavals, where engaging the past involves questions more taxing than the ones Marie Kondo gave to us for spring cleaning: Do these relics make us feel good? When…

Podhero Wants to Be Patreon for Podcasts

Podhero Wants to Be Patreon for Podcasts

Pete Curley doesn’t like podcast ads. In fact, that might be an understatement. “I fucking hate ads,” Curley says. “Podcast ads make me want to dive through my plate glass window.”More than a decade ago, Curley cofounded HipChat, a collaborative communication platform that was eventually subsumed by Slack. Now, his love of podcasts and vendetta…

IBM’s Withdrawal Won’t Mean the End of Facial Recognition

IBM’s Withdrawal Won’t Mean the End of Facial Recognition

To some in the tech industry, facial recognition increasingly looks like toxic technology. To law enforcement, it’s an almost irresistible crime-fighting tool.IBM is the latest company to declare facial recognition too troubling. CEO Arvind Krishna told members of Congress Monday that IBM would no longer offer the technology, citing the potential for racial profiling and…