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Review: 5 Premium noise-canceling headphones for peace and quiet

We take a look at five premium noise-canceling headphones designed to give you some relief from the noise of the outside world.

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Tune in or tune out: How does Windows 8 stack up on a home theater PC?

Windows 8's modern interface translates surprisingly well to the TV screen, but some key software omissions could hurt HTPC buffs.

High-tech system listens for gunshots from city streets to the African savanna

Audio technology makes possible the operations of ShotSpotter, a service that helps police departments pinpoint the location of gunfire in their city or from poachers in rural Africa.

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How audio wizards are shaping the sound of the next generation of PC games

Every explosion and sneaky footstep is poised to sound even better, thanks to technological advances—and more respect for sound designers’ craft.

Razer's new Surround software turns your stereo headset into a 7.1 home theater

This virtual 7.1 surround-sound software does a decent job of simulating a much more expensive pair of surround-sound headphones.

Review: Bass runs in the family with Logitech UE 4000 and UE 6000 headphones

Logitech's UE 4000 and UE 6000 use different designs: The UE 4000 is an on-ear headphone, while the UE 6000 is an over-ear, noise-canceling model. But they're otherwise similar, with very good midrange and treble that can be obscured by too much bass.

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Introducing TechHive's Digital Entertainment Superguide

Interested in cutting the cord on your television and exploring what the digital media landscape has to offer you? Make the move with our Digital Entertainment Superguide, hand-crafted for you by the TechHive editors for just $3.99.

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Pandora Premieres gives you an early listen on new albums

On Tuesday, Pandora launched Pandora Premieres, a new station with upcoming albums that you can stream ahead of their U.S. release dates.

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Amazon's AutoRip now offers MP3s to vinyl snobs

Amazon's AutoRip provides free 256 kbps MP3 tracks for every song on a vinyl album purchased from Amazon, and automatically adds them to its Cloud Player online storage.

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Interview: Planetside 2 sound gurus share tips for building euphonic battlefields

Talking technique with Sony Online Entertainment’s sound gurus.

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