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Deep-Freezing the Dead: how cryopreservation could save us from terminal illness

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Cryogenics and sleeping pods are a common sci-fi trope, but the idea of intentionally freezing the ill or ‘declared dead’ until such a time when science may revive them from their mortal slumber isn’t so far-fetched – at least according to supporters of the practice. The act of preserving those who can’t be helped by contemporary medicine – known in the business as cryonics – is already a reality, although some would argue one based […]

Review: Zhiyun’s Smooth II 3-Axis Gimbal Gives iPhone Video Footage Better Stability

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Digital image and video stabilization features have been included in modern smartphones for a while now, with each new generation offering improved correction for jumps and jitters that typically occur during handheld shooting. Still, even the latest handsets can’t quite match the benefits that can be gained from using a motorized mount specifically designed to reduce vibration and unwanted shake. Smartphone gimbals are made for just this purpose. Phone gimbals look similar to selfie sticks, […]

Review: Pad & Quill’s Small Briefcase Is a Neat Bag for Your iPad, MacBook, and More

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The heated debate over whether an iPad can replace a Mac as a day-to-day workhorse shows no sign of abating. One way of evading the crossfire is to plump for both, but to do that you need a bag that can conveniently accommodate the two devices for when you’re on the move. Pad & Quill’s Small Briefcase ($219) is one of the Minneapolis company’s latest compact leather and canvas solutions for carrying an iPad Pro […]

Sony MDR-1000X Review: Wireless Hi-Res Headphones Offer Next-Level Noise Canceling

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Sony is claiming “industry-leading noise cancelation” with these luxury MDR-1000X cans, which use ostensibly the same drivers as last year’s highly regarded MDR-1A headset made for listening to Hi-Res Audio, as supported by the company’s audiophilic Walkman range – not to mention its line of wireless home speakers and in-car audio systems. Can it improve upon the finely honed features of Parrot’s Zik 3.0, Bose’s QuietComfort 35, and Sennheiser’s PXC 550 Wireless noise-canceling headphones? You […]

How to Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra

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macOS Sierra is Apple’s latest desktop operating system, which succeeds OS X El Capitan and adopts a new name to bring it in line with iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The OS will come pre-installed on all new Macs once current stock is depleted and is a free download for existing Mac owners. My MacRumors tutorial explains how to download macOS Sierra and perform a clean install, which offers a number of benefits over the automatic […]

Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones Review

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With the controversial absence of a headphone jack on the iPhone 7 now a reality, accessory companies are busily churning out wireless alternatives, and that’s as true of Bose as it is of other big audio brands. Its latest QuietComfort 35 over-the-ear headphones ($350) are a wireless version of the company’s flagship premium QC25 cans ($300), seen by some as offering the best active noise-cancelling in the business. The QC35’s retain the same established design […]