Amazon Now Lets You Trade In Your Old CDs In Exchange For Gift Cards

Online retailer Amazon is extending its <a href="">Trade-In Program</a> today to also cover CDs - you know, those round, shiny things collec

Happy Birthday, CDs

<img src="" />The Compact Disc was quite a revolution when it came out. With a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and a 16 bit rate, CDs marked the


<img src="">I recently did a horrible thing. Hoping to offer my son a little music to enjoy I downloaded 100 kid's songs fr

USB CD carousel doesn't do much

This isn’t for me, but my parents might be into it. It’s a CD carousel that holds up to 150 CDs. It plugs into your PC via USB and plays via iTunes or the jukebox software of your choice.

A library of microwaved CDs

Make found a catalog of microwaved CDs, which basically offers up some of the coolest lightning simulations you’ve probably ever seen.

Unreasonable Stance: Downloads can never replace optical disks

Welcome to the Unreasonable Stance, where our own John Biggs takes the minority opinion on a tech matter and defends it with convenient data, spun numbers, fanboyism, and insults until he proves, with

Don't pirate: Cops will make you drink own urine, sleep on shoe

If the threat of making Madonna go hungry weren’t enough, CD pirates in Arkansas are now locked up in solitary and forgotten for four days. [For] four full days, Adriana Torres-Flores was locked

Happy 25th Birthday, Compact Disc

I’m getting ready to move from Minneapolis to Boston and, upon cleaning out my house, found a treasure trove of old CDs that I’d shoved under the stairs along with my 3DO and Sega Saturn s

Combo CD+MP3 Player Concept Puts Other DAPs To Shame

This is good. It’s a combination MP3+CD player, and, if it were ever released, I’d be all over it. To the untrained eye, it looks like a standard $50, no-name DAP that you’d find at

The Anatomy Of An Album Leak

A great album, but it leaked a whole three months before its release date You’ve got to peep this article on this small blog. It’s a great write-up on how CDs get leaked months or weeks be

Handgun Restrictions No! Used CD Restrictions Si!

Apparently, fair use is going to hell in a hand-basket very soon. If I buy a CD and don’t want to keep it anymore, I should be able to sell it to a third-party for a considerable sum of money. A

Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters

As I was thinking about this week’s Help Key topic, I tried to remember a few things that really made me angry when I first started using computers and when I first started using a Mac. My bigge

The AudioFile: The Record Shop of the Future

Ever since Tower Records closed its doors for good late last year, I’ve been wondering about what record stores are going to be like in, say, 10 years’ time. Will they be nothing more than

CD Sales Down 20% From 2006

The future of the CD is not looking good. Last year, 112 million CDs were sold between January 1st and March 18th. This year? A paltry 89 million. Don’t get me wrong. 89 million CDs in three mon

Media Demagnetizer for the Rich

In the odd world of high-end audio, everything is a factor. Take this little device, for example. It’s a media demagnetizer that allows you to demagnetize everything from your vinyl to your priz

Skip-Away Fixes Your Scuffed CDs

Are you still using CDs for whatever reason? Well, that’s your problem. They’re large, get scratched up, and don’t hold much data. If you do have some legacy information on some that

BarterBee: Silly Name, Good Site

I’ve been unloading a ton of old CDs and filling in holes in my collection through a site called, a cheap-and-easy CD-trading site. Along the same line as is, whi