How to Make Movie Dialog More Clear (and Explosions Quiet)

This feature is going to change the audio in ways the creators didn’t intend, and you might not want to leave it on all the time. It’s a handy feature when you’re putting on some random Marvel movie on a Tuesday night, but remember to turn it off if you’re planning to have people over […]

13 Great Headphone Deals Right Now: AirPods Max, Earbuds, Speakers

Happy October! After a burning hot summer, it’s high time to bust out the sweaters and settle in with a spooky movie (just ignore that it’s still 80+ degrees in much of the US.). If you’re in need of a new pair of headphones, this might be the weekend to spring for some, since a […]

These Deepfake Voices Can Help Trans Gamers

Fred, a trans man, clicked his mouse, and his tenorful tones suddenly sank deeper. He’d switched on voice-changing algorithms that provided what sounded like an instant vocal cord transplant. “This one is ‘Seth,’” he said, of a persona he was testing on a Zoom call with a reporter. Then, he switched to speak as “Joe,” […]

How to Make Podcasts Better for People With Hearing Loss

The average American listens to over 16 hours of online audio content—like podcasts—each week. That’s 17 percent more than last year. But not everyone finds it easy to listen. Most people who have hearing loss are able to access podcasts: While 1 in every 6 adults in the UK is affected by some hearing loss, […]