records

  • Video Games Hidden In LP Records

    I’ve seen easter eggs before where small, fun games are embedded into other games or in machines of some sort, but this has to take the cake as far as hidden gems go. Back in the 1980s, computer programmers would embed video game code into LP records grooves. You could then play these hidden wonders by recording the LP to a cassette tape and using a tape drive to run the program. The… Read More

  • New Wi-Fi Distance Record Set: 238 Miles

    A researcher in Venezuela, a fine country, has set a new Wi-Fi distance record, sending a signal 238 miles from his research facility to another one in the Andes Mountains. Well, they’re both located in the Andres. What’s most impressive here is that similar efforts haven’t produced results anywhere near this. Intel’s best efforts here in the U.S. have only reached… Read More

  • Don't Call It A Comeback (Actually, Go For It)

    Everyone’s favorite liberal and entertaining talk station, NPR, ran a story this morning on how vinyl is making a comeback. The reason for those Talking Heads 7-inches coming back in style? NPR cites the popularity of the low-cost USB turntable and the total lack of DRM on vinyl. So far sales of new records are up 10% and seem to keep growing. Oh, and indie kids still buy a ton of… Read More

  • 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 rooms full of self-serve digital music kiosks? People are buying digital music online in droves, and there’s only growth in sight as broadband penetration [eeeww] marches on and new… Read More