You can put this soundbar to the Mad Max test

Home theatre speakers were once just a luxury for audiophiles and film geeks, but as televisions become thinner, forcing TV speakers to become shallow and tinny, the need for separate audio hardware has increased. Modern soundbars are now good enough to replicate the room filling sound of older home theatre systems in a much more convenient package, and a decent soundbar should be factored into the price of any television upgrade. (read more)

It takes a village, and an assortment of podcasts, to raise a child

Parenting is a tough gig. Keeping a little person alive can be challenging and without support you’re left second guessing every decision or wondering which interaction will be shared with a therapist decades from now. And let’s face it, babies are cute, but by God they can be boring; as are so many baby-related tasks, from breastfeeding and pumping, to the endless cycle of laundry and long late night sessions bouncing a baby back to sleep. Thankfully there are some excellent podcasts providing tips, alleviating guilt, and keeping parents company during those 3am feeds. (read more)