Apple Loop: New iPhone Details Published, Stunning MacBook Pro Sound, Surprising iPhone SE2 Leak

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes Apple’s confirmation of a new iPhone design, iPhone SE2 details, two iPhone 12 screen suppliers, a new MacBook Pro sound system, thoughts on a gaming Mac, limiting third-party MacOS apps, and Dell’s iPhone connection. Apple Loop is … Read more

JBL reveals its Cinema SB450 sound bar with wireless sub, Playlist speaker with onboard Chromecast, and a wacky portable subwoofer it calls the BassPro Go

Harman subsidiary JBL took the wraps off nine new audio products at CES on Wednesday, but we think this trio is the most interesting of the bunch: The Cinema SB450 sound bar is a 2.1-channel home theater system with a wireless sub, the Playlist is a table-top speaker with integrated Chromecast audio-streaming technology, and the … Read more

Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse is a cylindrical desktop PC with 360-degree sound

Perhaps Samsung has more pressing matters to address, and that’s why we never received an official release on the ArtPC Pulse, a cylindrical desktop PC that’s now available for pre-order on Amazon. But if you’re interested in computers with modern art aspirations, check out the product page and consider, well, what it all means. Looking … Read more

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones review: They sound better than the original

Bowers & Wilkins has earned its place as the BMW of high-end audio. The company’s loudspeakers are legendary: Its five-figure Nautilus speakers have been displayed in museums; Abbey Road Studios has used their monitors for more than 20 years; and the company’s new 800 Series Diamond (which I auditioned during last year’s NYC launch event) … Read more

Brain appears to have different mechanisms for reconciling sight and sound

A new UCLA psychology study provides insights into how the brain combines sound and vision. The research suggests that there is not one sole mechanism in the brain that governs how much our senses work together to process information. Among the implications of the study: It might not be as easy as many people had … Read more