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Bad News: 2014's F1 Cars Are Going to Sound Rubbish

The FIA's decided to get with the program of fuel efficiency and is forcing every F1 team to swap their beastly and incredibly-high-revving 2.4L V8s for smaller 1.6L V6s with turbos. On the face of it, that's better for our normal-car tech development, but what it means is they're going to end up sounding a bit crap. Like vacuum-cleaner whiny. Rubbish. Read More >>

Jurassic Park's Dinosaur Sound Effects Were Actually Animal Sex Sounds

So, uh, this is an uncomfortable one. You know the dinosaur sounds from Jurassic Park that framed the way you imagined every dinosaur ever? They were actually recordings of animals boning, or just about to bone. Read More >>

This Incredible Soundboard Website Has Pretty Much Every Sound You'd Ever Want to Hear

I've found your new favorite website: It has pretty much every sound known to mankind. From TV show theme songs like Community and Buffy, to video games sounds like Super Mario Star. Hell it even has sounds for having an orgasm and your favorite memes. You will lose hours to this website and you will not regret it. [Fun Switcher via The Awesomer] Read More >>

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Finally, A Bottle That Can Store Sound

It's a common trope in cartoons, but in the real world, you just can't get a bottle to hold sound. And what kid hasn't tried? No verbal messages in a bottle for us, thanks to the laws of physics. At least, that used to be the case. The Re: Sound Bottle designed by Jun Fujiwara does exactly that. Read More >>

Here's the Next Thing You're Going to Hate About Facebook

Facebook often tests out experimental features on a small sliver of its billion users before rolling it out to the rest of the world. Today, it's notification sounds. It's awful. Please, please let this remain a bad experiment. Read More >>

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How to Get the Classic Mac Sounds Back Into OS X Mountain Lion

This morning I had a bad case of nostalgia. I listened to the classic "Quack" Macintosh system alert sound in a YouTube video and I thought about the good old days, when computing felt magical and smelled of new. Read More >>

13 Tech Sounds You Don’t Hear Anymore

If you remember what a modem sounds like, chances are you're old. And that's not the only tech sound that's being quickly forgotten. Our friends at LaptopMag have complied a list of noises that may soon disappear from the collective nerd consciousness. Read More >>


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