A Guide to Creating the Best Home Theaters, Large and Small (Part 3)

Part 3: The Room & Miscellanious So you’ve got a projector or a shiny TV. You’ve got the best sound setup you can afford.  (If you haven’t, check out Part 1 on Projectors & TVs, and Part 2 on Sound systems. What’s left? The third leg of the Home Theater triumvirate is your space itself. … Read moreA Guide to Creating the Best Home Theaters, Large and Small (Part 3)

A Guide to Creating the Best Home Theaters, Large and Small (Part 2)

Part 2 of this guide focuses on sound quality in home theater. If you haven’t already, check out Part 1. Looking for info on Acoustic Treatment, building a space, or adding finishing touches to your TV setup? Check out Part 3. The Audio Side Sound is the real key to getting your home theater experience … Read moreA Guide to Creating the Best Home Theaters, Large and Small (Part 2)

A Guide to Creating the Best Home Theaters, Large and Small (Part 1)

Home Theater. The first time I heard the term, I pictured a million dollar house somewhere in Malibu, with fifty thousand dollars worth of equipment, and a butler. But while it’s true that there are some pretty insane setups out there, the reality is, Home Theater can encompass anything from a pie in the sky … Read moreA Guide to Creating the Best Home Theaters, Large and Small (Part 1)

Recommended PC Builds for Every Task

For those considering building your own PC (which I highly recommend), I’ve created a set of recommended builds with various uses and goals in mind. If you’d like to know more about how to compile a list of compatible parts yourself, check out my other guide here. A quick note: Purchases made through links on … Read moreRecommended PC Builds for Every Task

How to Build Your Own PC, and Why You Should (Part 2)

Assembling your PC So, you’ve got your components, and you’re ready to put them all together (if you haven’t, check out my component selection guide for some handy tips). As I mentioned in Part 1, this is the easy bit. It’s also the most intimidating if it’s your first time. Follow some ground rules, and … Read moreHow to Build Your Own PC, and Why You Should (Part 2)

How to Build Your Own PC, and Why You Should (Part 1)

The average Joe looks at a computer and sees a single device that’s equally capable of performing an infinite number of tasks. They know that some computers are faster than others. But what they don’t know, is that most consumer PCs are configured based on margins and ease of manufacturing, and their capabilities vary dramatically. … Read moreHow to Build Your Own PC, and Why You Should (Part 1)

A Normal Person’s Guide to Becoming an Audiophile (Part 2)

Building the Signal Chain: When you really dive into the world of great sound, you need to move beyond just which headphone to buy, and really look at the other pieces of the equation. Your music: First off, you need to make sure your song files themselves are of sufficient quality. There’s a massive debate … Read moreA Normal Person’s Guide to Becoming an Audiophile (Part 2)

A Normal Person’s Guide to Becoming an Audiophile (Part 1)

For most of us, headphones are just another piece of tech junk that happens to emit sound. But for true sound nuts, headphones are less devices, and more of a religious calling. These people will spend thousands on audio gear, upgrading again and again, looking for tiny sometimes subjective (or even imaginary) improvements to the … Read moreA Normal Person’s Guide to Becoming an Audiophile (Part 1)

VR: How to Jump In and What to Play First

In early 2016,  I thought Virtual Reality was the ultimate example of technological over-invention. The idea of wearing a monitor on my face seemed awkward and absurd, the product of the Google Glass team trapped in a small room for a decade. I hated the idea of being locked away from the real world so … Read moreVR: How to Jump In and What to Play First

Welcome

Let me start by telling you about myself. My name’s Charlie. I am one of the countless gremlins on the internet with an unhealthy obsession with technology. I suffer from gadget acquisition syndrome (props to whomever coined that). As a byproduct of my illness, I have developed an unhealthy level of knowledge on technology’s greatest … Read moreWelcome