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    Audio FileAudio File: Hi-fi basics for beginners

    This hobby is making a comeback, and new recording tech is better than ever
    02/15/2018 04:24 PM MST
    Part of the reason the minds behind the Colorado Daily ask me to yak about audio equipment here is because a cultural shift took place in the last 10 or 15 years, and more folks are appreciating better sound and music than ever. 
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    Video games: 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' reaps rewards of early access
    02/14/2018 11:26 AM MST - PlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsFrom: PUBG Corp. Rated: T Who it's for: Shooter fans who think they can be the last one standing Console: PC Grade: A- It used to be that players would wait until a game was finished to buy and play it. Full Story

    Get ready for the hunt of your life
    01/31/2018 02:59 PM MST - I've always liked the idea of the "Monster Hunter" series more than the actual games. The scope of the series always seemed too big for handheld systems. Full Story

    Longmont groups exploring how voice-controlled 'smart' technology can ease lives of seniors
    01/30/2018 08:21 PM MST - Although so-called "smart" devices with voice-control capabilities may extend independence for seniors who become less mobile, a Longmont group claims most Boulder County residents have yet to spring for the technology. Full Story

    Rocky Mountain Gamer: Smaller treats from 2017
    01/09/2018 04:33 PM MST - Doki Doki Literature Club!From: Team Salvato Rated: NR Who it's for: Fans of quirky horror, especially Japanese horror Console: PC Grade: B+ Cosmic Star HeroineFrom: Zeboyd Games Rated: T Who it's for: Anyone nostalgic for games like "Chrono Trigger" and "Phantasy Star" Console: Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita, PC Grade: B Blossom Tales: The Sleeping KingFrom: FDG Entertainment Rated: E 10+ Who it's for: Anyone looking for a classic "Zelda-style" game Console: Switch Grade: A Every year, as the Full Story

    Electric cars struggling to cross the 'valley of death' in Colorado
    01/05/2018 01:50 PM MST - More than a quarter of the energy consumed in Colorado goes to transportation — and a big shift from gasoline toward electricity is expected in the near future. Full Story

    The best video games of 2017
    12/20/2017 12:52 PM MST - In 25 years covering video games, I don't remember ever seeing a year like 2017. Fantastic games seemed to come out nearly weekly, giving fans little time to breathe between blockbusters. Full Story

    Microsoft's latest power player: Xbox One X
    11/07/2017 03:30 PM MST - Last year Microsoft released the Xbox One S, an upgrade to the original Xbox One, which added 4K streaming and UHD Blu-ray playback, as well as some gaming improvements for 4K TVs. Full Story

    Audio File: Harmonics and overtones make a piano sound like a piano
    10/26/2017 07:52 PM MDT - Think of the color yellow. I'll think of it, too. What are the chances our thoughts are the same? If instead I said "submarine yellow," would we both picture the shade on the cover of the Beatles' album? Full Story

    Game review: New 'South Park' game hilarious, with improved battle system
    10/25/2017 12:26 PM MDT - The game opens with the main character on a toilet, doing what one does in this most private of situations. It's a mini-game requiring the right button presses and stick movements to accomplish the deed, and it quickly sets the tone for the whole game.  Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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