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Working with technology is not generally thought of as a dirty job, but at the end of a long day plugging away in the data mines, we often find ourselves craving a relaxing hot shower to wash away the tension and digital dust. Luckily for us, a refreshing shower has become more interactive, and a bit more fun. The new Spectra eTouch 4-function shower head from American Standard is an easy addition to your bathroom. How did it work in our tests? Read on to find out.

Nancy Burlan & Harris Fogel, posted 2/20/2018

It's a week after the show floors in Las Vegas closed, and John Mulhern III believes he's started to get a handle on the essence of CES 2018. He has five quick observations to get things going with Mac Edition Radio's coverage.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/21/2018


He's on the ground in Vegas and as ready to go as he'll ever be. With press events for CES 2018 starting this afternoon, John Mulhern III writes about five questions he's hoping to get answered at the Consumer Technology Association's huge annual trade show.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/7/2018

With about ten days to go, John Mulhern III's attention is now solidly on CES 2018 in early/mid January, and he writes about ten areas he's watching at the Consumer Technology Association's huge annual trade show in Las Vegas.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/27/2017

Even Santa is a techie, how else to explain the sophisticated lighting system at the head of his sleigh’s propulsion system? In that spirit, here are some cool stocking stuffers. Stocking Stuffers from Meater, Kingston, WORX, MyCharge, 1MORE, & ShedRain, for the Techie in your life! Happy Holidays from Mac Edition Radio!

Nancy Burlan, Harris Fogel, Ken Kramar, and Frank Schramm, posted 12/15/2017

For fans of Binaural Audio, there are a few possibilities. The famed Brüel & Kjær Type 4100-B Binaural in-Ear Microphone set, used by Chesky Records, which sell for roughly $15,000 dollars on eBay for a used set, if you can find them. There are also inexpensive binaural microphones built into earphones for around $100, but they tend to be passive systems, relying on an external pre-amp and recorder. Hooke Verse 3d Bluetooth Headphones with Built in Binaural 3D Audio Microphones for Spatial VR Audio Recording and Playback promise to bring an easy to use solution for recording audio at an affordable price. Does the Hooke Verse live up to its claims? Read our review to find out.

Harris Fogel, posted 12/13/2017

Technology isn’t always something you plug in. Sometimes it’s the result of high technology, sometimes, it’s a product that fills a need you didn't know you had. In looking at products this holiday season, we took a look at the Snuggle Pedic Adjustable Shredded Style Memory Foam Pillow. Its soft cushiony feel belies the technology that led to its widespread adoption. If you are looking for a superior pillow for a good night’s sleep, read our full-review.

Harris Fogel and Nancy Burlan, Posted 11/28/2017

Last year, at the Pepcom Digital Experience press event, a small booth showed off what seemed to be an entirely logical, “Why didn’t I think of that” device. The Switchmate is a small battery operated switch that sticks to your existing light switches with magnets to turn your existing lights into smart lights. The recent introduction of slimmer models, a powered socket, and web access might be just the technology you need. A smart home, without the hassle of most smart home products.

Harris Fogel and Nancy Burlan, posted 11/25/17

Our first introduction to IK Multimedia came in 1997 when we heard about a new program, GrooveMaker. Later with the introduction of the iPad, we started reviewing their Apps allowing musicians to model a wide-variety of amps, rack effects, editing software, and more. And in 2010, the iRig arrived, which was a guitar interface for iOS devices, followed by the iRig Mic. After that an avalanche of products followed from cables to speakers to keyboards. The new iRig Mic HD 2, and iRig Pre HD build upon that history, including their well-known affordable price point. Read our review for the full story. Read our full review to learn more!

Harris Fogel & Ken Kramar, with additional editorial input from Frank Schramm, Posted 11/13/17

In Part one of this two-part story, we began by looking at upgrading your wired network to the latest NETGEAR SOHO Switches. But, it isn’t feasible to run cable everywhere, and everyone loves the flexibility and ease of use of Wi-Fi, so the next step is looking at the current state-of-the-art in Wi-Fi technology. The NETGEAR Orbi Wi-Fi System is one of the most popular choices for a robust Wi-Fi environment for homes. Designed to spread your Wi-Fi signal throughout your home, free from construction material interference, it is part of a wave of next generation MESH Wi-Fi routers to help create a robust, fast, and seamless user experience, whether in the basement, or the your bedroom. Read on for our review, Part two of a two-part story.

Harris Fogel, with editorial input from Ken Kramar. Posted 11/12/2017