music
Spotify Asks Band to Take Down Scam Album, Band Responds Hilariously

Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck's ironic Spotify record, Sleepify, which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band's tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band's attempted scam. They're not happy about it! Read More >>

music
This Insane Interactive Album Shows You Every Single Note

Electronic music duo George and Jonathan dropped their new record, III, overnight in the form of an interactive website that shows you a visualisation of every single note that's played on the record. It's hypnotic. Read More >>

apple
Apple's Beta Program is Now Open to Everybody

Apple's OS X beta program is now open to everybody. Previously, you needed to be a developer to try out Apple's latest beta builds. Read More >>

drones
Clever Crook Uses Heat Vision Drone to Hunt Down Weed and Steal It

The police have long used thermal imaging cameras to detect marijuana growing operations. Now, thanks to drones, crooks are getting into the weed-finding game too. Except in their case, they're trying to find the weed so they can steal it. Read More >>

music
Why Vinyl is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record shop after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. It's obsolete. Read More >>

gadgets
Sonos is About to Get Even Easier by Ditching the Bridge

Sonos' multi-room wireless music system is crazy easy to use, but it's always had one annoying little drawback: You've got to plug at least one Sonos speaker or a Sonos Bridge into your router for it to work. Well the company just announced that it's overhauled its tech so that you don't need to be plugged in anymore. Read More >>

photography
Eyefi Cloud Syncs Photos From Your Camera to the Internet in a Flash

Basically every new camera that comes out these days has Wi-Fi on-board, but the technology hasn't progressed to the point that it's seamless. There's still a little friction when you're trying to get photos from your camera to another device—and that's still one step removed from the internet. Wi-Fi enabled SD card maker Eyefi is hoping to help fix that problem with Eyefi Cloud, available in the UK at some point soon. Read More >>

apps
Google Camera is a Standalone Photography App for Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that's very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice. Read More >>

design
Watch the Amazing Process of Manufacturing an Iconic Eames Shell Chair

When the Eames debuted their now-legendary shell chair in 1950, it became the first mass-produced plastic chair in the world. This wasn't just an aesthetic icon—it was also a wonder of manufacturing and engineering. Now, Herman Miller is giving us a glimpse of how it's made. Read More >>

storage
BitTorrent Sync Now Works With Network Storage

BitTorrent Sync is explicitly designed for people who need to move huge amounts of data back and forth between different devices. Now the service is getting support for the network attached storage these types are likely to use. Read More >>

cars
Apple CarPlay Comes to Pioneer's Aftermarket Systems

Apple iOS car integration is coming to loads more cars now, thanks to a firmware update that'll make CarPlay available on Pioneer's popular aftermarket in-dash infotainment systems. Read More >>

rumours
Report: This Could be Amazon's Rumoured 3D Smartphone

BGR, which has a solid track record on Amazon leaks, has photos it claims are the long-rumoured Amazon smartphone. According to the report, the phone sports six cameras, and a novel hardware interface that creates a glasses-free 3D effect. Read More >>

retromodo
Kids Reacting to an Old Cassette Walkman is Wonderful and Horrifying

Originally marketed in 1979, the first Sony Walkman turns 35 this year, and it's about as outmoded as a technology can be these days. That's why it's understandable that the kids in this delightful video, none of whom were even alive in the '90s, have no idea how to use the thing. Or what it's for. They can't even conceive a world in which a Walkman is useful. Read More >>

design
How a Great Logo Helped Make You Actually Care About Heartbleed

You might not understand the how Heartbleed works, but you definitely heard about it this week. And with it, that drippy, maroon, bleeding heart logo—which is part of what made the story so memorable. In fact, the way Heartbleed was presented by the team that discovered it is a model for how technology issues should be communicated to the public. Read More >>

amazon
Report: Amazon is Showing Off its Smartphone That Could Hit This Year

We've been hearing about the rumoured 3D Amazon phone forever, but it's never shown up. According to the WSJ, however, Amazon is getting ready to launch this phone this year. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Buys Popular Digital Comics Platform Comixology

Amazon is buying Comixology, one of the major players in digital comics. This is huge acquisition for Amazon which revolutionised the way we consume regular books with the Kindle. Can it lend some of that mojo to the world of comics as well? Read More >>

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