The best ways to Close Any Sale All the Time [Video]

Since you’re reading this, I’ll consider you smart. Smart people read blogs like this looking for ways to grow their income, while average people read BuzzFeed and take quizzes. The problem with smart people, though, is that we tend to complicate things that are simple. Overcomplication is the smart salesman’s worst nightmare and they don’t…

Bose SoundSport Free Review: Amazing Sound, No Strings Attached

In the past, other WIRED writers have loved real wireless buds, but I’ve been skeptical. In fact, I viscerally dislike them. They hit a specific Uncanny Valley of technology that threatens to cross the line between implant and implement. I’m not the only one. While testing the Bose SoundSport Free, my toddler daughter repeatedly asked…

The 10 Best Socks to Use While You Travel, Run, and Rest

Vectr Cushioned No-Show Socks These socks are designed to prevent foot issues– plantar faciitis. The compression in these no-show socks stabilizes your foot and ankle, so if you\’re prone to foot-specific problems, think about these. Finished Compression Sock Compression socks are frequently very high, which allows them to give attention to your foot, ankle, and…

AirFly Pairs Your Wireless Headphones with the In-Flight Home Entertainment System

AirFly deals with all cordless Bluetooth earphones, including Apple AirPods.Though they can seem like the supreme test of endurance and persistence, long-haul flights have at least one benefit: Plenty of time for shameless movie marathons. But in-flight movie-viewing can likewise wind up being an aggravating experience, in large part due to the lightweight, foam-capped headphones…

My 40-Year Love Affair with a Remarkable Amplifier—A Class B Amplifier for Audiophiles

A modern high-quality audio system has excellent specifications and sounds almost perfect. Almost perfect, but not quite. There is one very important attribute missing in audio systems—the attribute we call “presence”. This article discusses an alternative power amplifier design with sound that often lacks in conventional amplifiers. Even the best commercially available audio systems lack…

Researchers develop a fast, low-voltage actuator for soft and wearable robotics

A small, soft actuator made of liquid metals and flexible polymers is the soft analog of an electromagnetic motor. This image appeared on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials. Credit: University of California – Santa Barbara In the world of robotics, soft robots are the new kids on the block. The unique capabilities of these…

Electrical diversity in entertainment lighting

Electrical diversity is a requirement in most entertainment lighting systems, but one that is often well-hidden from users. This post will explore diversity requirements and what they mean to lighting users. The case of the missing warning label If you work with entertainment lighting systems, perhaps you have come across a label like this one…