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Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 February, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 February, 2018

Good morning First of all, a word about our touring schedule for the year.  We are starting to get down to the wire for the Triple K tour to Kiev, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan this May, so if you’re thinking of coming, please let me know. Also, strangely, this year there’s not yet a lot of […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 February, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 16 February, 2018

Good morning It was another interesting week, some of which is reported for you below.  In addition, I’m adding three stand-alone articles. One observes how Disney amusement park ticket prices have been going up at a rate averaging three times that of inflation for the last five years, and almost always, going back as far […]

Tough Love for Tesla

Tough Love for Tesla

A friend and reader asked me last week why I seem to hate Elon Musk and Tesla so much.  I don’t. I respect Musk as a far-sighted visionary with an abundance of excellent ideas that have the potential to transform significant elements of our society.  Sure, when it comes to implementing those ideas, he has […]

Are Disney Tickets Overpriced

Are Disney Tickets Overpriced

An annual event is Disney’s price increases for its amusement parks, and the howls of outrage they evoke, all the more so because their price rises, for the last five years, have been averaging three times the underlying rate of inflation. Prices broke through the watershed $100/day cost back in 2015, and have continued skyrocketing […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 February, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 February, 2018

Good morning It has been another ‘interesting’ week; more of that below, of course.  And after writing a very lengthy piece about a nice program to improve headphone sound last week, I’m now offering you a lengthy piece about a subject that seemed even harder to grow into a 3,000+ word article – USB connecting […]

Sometimes Cables Matter

Sometimes Cables Matter

No, I’ve not sold out to the ‘dark side’ and I’m not about to suggest you pay ten-times more than normal pricing for a/v and speaker cables that offer nothing more than regular cables, other than an overdose of manufacturer’s hype. But during my recent very detailed testing of portable power packs, I came to […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 February, 2018

Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 February, 2018

Good morning First, some exciting/good news for one or two lucky Travel Insiders.  We’ve had a cancellation off this year’s Grand Expedition of Great Britain, and so we can offer you half their deposit if you’d like to come on the tour and can confirm your interest very quickly (and they will get the other […]

The $79 Way to Make Your $80 Headphones Sound Almost Like $800 Headphones

The $79 Way to Make Your $80 Headphones Sound Almost Like $800 Headphones

Here’s a very clever program that digitally compensates for the non-perfect sound coming from your headphones, creating a clearer, smoother, and broader frequency response, with less unwanted sound coloration. These days, the speakers/headphones are by far the weakest link in any sound reproduction chain.  The storage and playback/amplification is all very close to perfect, it […]

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