The Man Who Broke the Music Business
It ran shifts around the clock, every day of the year. New albums The Scene was organized in loosely affiliated digital crews, which raced one another to be the first to put new material on the IRC channel. Software . Emergency exits set off ...
April 20, 2015
Friday Feedback for May 22, 2015
You play it too loudly and it competes with your announcements and your underwriting credits and is making us consider another option for our alarm clock after 30 years of having it tuned each and every morning of the week to HQR… It makes no sense ...
iTunes 'sounds so small' to punk rock founding father Marky Ramone
Ramone, 62, recently sat down with in Simon & Schuster's midtown Manhattan offices to discuss how (yes) jazz fits into the punk aesthetic, which songs he felt the Ramones covered the best — along with his wish list of the ones he wished ...
January 28, 2015
Illinois Absurd Fight to Block Medical Marijuana
She had to quit work and hire around the clock help. Twenty years later, her suffering is excruciating. At night, severe muscle pain steals her sleep. In the daytime, her left hand makes a fist that she cannot unclench. With cannabis, the pain nearly ...
January 15, 2015
Bringing Music Back Home
With its solid wooden body and gleaming silver horn, the NR-912 looks every inch the quintessential gramophone, but within its old-fashioned control panel you'll find a tape deck, CD player and an AM/FM tuner. £299.90; hifi-tower.co.uk. Steepletone ...
December 18, 2014
Thailand's 'Gong Highway'
It's a noisy day at the gong factory. Between the bangers, the bongers, the grinders and the polishers, there's not a square inch of silence to be found. The hardware symphony is punctuated by the putt-putt of passing motorbikes and, amid the mayhem, a ...
December 19, 2014
With lights out, aural alarms silenced and knobs at 12 o'clock, all systems are go for the applicable phase of flight. We also were impressed with the subtle use of color on the Prodigy Flight Deck 100 displays. Each colored symbol, graphic or number ...
March 13, 2015
The radio would have been turned off a long time ago except for the BBC which follows. I am aware that I am not the only one unhappy with this daily abusive cacophony so we must be being abused to indulge some WHQR upper echelon exercising their 'Radio With Vision'. I love reading results from our Spring listener survey. It was very gratifying to see that 67 per cent of those responding said that the station had “gotten better” in the last year. Anonymous wrote of the section where listeners were asked to vote for their top 10 shows:. Every year at budget time we have to go through the admittedly absurd task anonymous mentions of deciding a) what would be best for our audience. It’s not an easy task, but we have to prioritize, and so we ask survey respondents to think about priorities also. The background music that you play during your local announcements, particularly between 5:30 and 6:00 in the morning is AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL. You play it too loudly and it competes with your announcements and your underwriting credits and is making us consider another option for our alarm clock after 30 years of having it tuned each and every morning of the week to HQR… It makes no... If we're the public in public radio, why don't we know your employees' salaries for example.
Pat Quinn legalized medical cannabis in the Prairie State on Aug. One year, five months, and 12 days later, not a single patient has received it. The line of those waiting to take advantage of the program is long: 650 people and growing. Suffering from one of 34 “debilitating medical conditions,” ranging from glaucoma to HIV, they’ve earned the right to purchase cannabis for medical use. While the process has been an arduous one from the start, many were optimistic that Quinn, who departed from office for good Monday, would fix this problem. Can Illinois save its medical marijuana patients. While the actual growing of marijuana is vital to a medical cannabis operation, it’s not the hard part. Doctors for the 650 people that have been approved thus far successfully convinced the state of Illinois that, for these patients, cannabis is medicine. In a nation that still considers marijuana a drug with zero medical value, that’s no easy task. It took mounds of paperwork, years of doctor’s appointments, and decades of suffering to prove that this drug can change their lives. Now that they finally have, there’s nowhere to get it. For Marla Levi, a 51-year-old with multiple sclerosis so severe she’s in constant pain, the delay is devastating. I’ve paid the fee, and it does me absolutely no good.
And while in recent decades, the emphasis in sound technology has all been on the personal and the portable, on evermore capacious iPods and headphones designed for music on the move, at last the pendulum is swinging back toward music as an.
iHome Adds Bluetooth Boom to Expanding Line of Boombox Speaker Systems
Since then, iHome continues to be the #1 brand in iPod/iPhone/iPad clock radio and speaker systems according to NPD data* and has been at the forefront of design with a growing lineup of award-winning iPod-compatible audio products that includes alarm ...
April 9, 2013
HP TouchPad Needs 6 to 8 Weeks for Additional Shipments
HP needs 6-8 weeks to ship additional TouchPads, according to a leaked email sent to customers. HP is prepping one last run for its defunct tablet. Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two months to start fulfilling backorders for the (temporarily ...
September 6, 2011
Portable Music Players from the 1920s/30s, and the Original Cameraphone
The Mikiphone was a portable record player manufactured by a Swiss company in 1924. It folded up into a circular tin roughly the diameter of a CD, and it wasn't a pop ... The Peter Pan Alarm Clock Gramophone is a cool piece of tech made in the UK a decade ...
April 13, 2011
Bose debuts new in-ear headphones
We weren't fans of Bose's first in-ear headphones, but maybe Bose will make a better impression with its new line of in-ear headphones, which include the IE2 audio headphones and the MIE2 and MIE2i mobile headsets, which are designed "specifically for ...
August 16, 2010
Panasonic RX-D45 CD player… Back to the basic!
A bit out of touch from what most of us geek love to get from a manufacturer like Panasonic, the RX-D45 is a Good old 2x2W CD player with a 1Bit DAC and FM-Tuner… Yep nothing less, nothing more… Sure this may not be as exiting as the iPad launch but ...
March 14, 2010
iLuv iMM178 Vibe Plus Dual Alarm Clock with iPod Dock
iLuv releases premium new Apple iPhone-certified version of bedside alarm clock that will shake the deepest of sleepers awake, the iMM178 Vibe Plus. It is the next generation model from their Shake & Awake alarm clock dock series originally launched last ...
February 28, 2010
2 New Internet Radios: Grace Vs. Squeezebox
There are six presets for favorite stations, a home button, alarm button and a small volume knob ... as well as an input jack for playing a satellite radio, iPod or CD player through the radio’s speakers. I really like the Radio’s recessed handle ...
January 29, 2010