Stereo Porn

A trip down my mobile music memories:

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Picture shows a Sony Walkman, owned and held by  Alan Taylor of the Potteries Museum, Hanley

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Panasonic RX C60 Boom Box

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Quality Hiding In Plain Site

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Derp.


 

Why the hatred of quality music and sound right now?  Is it really the machines taking over?


 

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Consumer audio suffers this weird delusion. It seems to be a digital blindness.

It started in the 80’s but …

The Ultimate (Final) Digital Music Collection

I’ve got my DAP that plays everything wonderfully. It’s got expandable storage and prices are low enough that I think it’s time to abandon the iTunes catalog I’ve spent 15 years curating to the smallest size possible and build a …

Triangle Love

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More random reasons to love the PonoPlayer, the more I live with it:

  1. It has no EQ. Thank you. The mix is perfect, or at least final. You can buy different headphones/speakers, or run an external EQ if you insist,

Walkman IV – The Return of Fidelity

[deep ominous movie trailer chord]

Walkman 1 (1980) – by Sony – stereo cassette – 2 headphone jacks – powered by 2 AA batteries for runtime of 20 hours.

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Finally private jams!

Walkman II (1984) – Discman by Sony – …

The NoPhone Uses Verbal Hashtags

Syncing your brain and vocal cords, it’s the new NoPhone!

Nophone Promises Unparalleled Interaction With Reality

The Truth About Naked Selfies

If you take a naked selfie on a working cell phone you don’t expect privacy and you aren’t interested in privacy. I call BS on the crying for these latest celebrity hacks. It’s 2014 and we all know that there …

4 Year Old iPhone

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Well the time has come, Apple has decided my phone is a little old to be included in the new fun. I have been happily using this single phone, a 32gb iPhone 4 in black glass, for many years now, …

A Lil Dap Available Now

Why Wait for Pono? The Fiio X5 is here now, and getting good reviews.

I say more HD players will equal more HD digital music, which is always good news for our psyche , and even ripped CD’s …

Hi There I’m Walkman 2014

Neil Young’s preaching has been working — Sony recently announced their latest WalkMan, the 35th Anniversary model, and it’s pretty bad-ass. Save the Audio!

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That little slab of gadget-lust has got hi-fi audio specs (DAC, amp, wiring, shielding), excellent …

Righteous Audio – Finally!

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I love knowing I’m not alone in my rants. I have been complaining about digital audio compromises since the 80’s, and now, finally, a product is coming for people like me. It’s called “Pono” (Hawaiian for ‘righteous’) and its basically …

Follow The Dots

Merlin was one of my favorites way back, and I know I’m not alone, this game was very popular for a couple of years. This guy gives us the backstory on the game, it’s brother Simon, and how Merlin is …

How iPads are changing the NBA

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Social Weapons @ The Coffeeshop

First snow day of the year. Ugh. So after dropping off the youngins I’m at the coffeeshop with the great fireplace, feet on the hearth logging into some work, p-funk in my ears, all good morning style. Big deadline today, …

On Samsung, Apple, Droid

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Wow lots of hot air out there, almost filling up the internet. Revisionist history is the order of the day. Apple doesn’t “steal” and they definitely don’t make knockoffs. They iterate, implement, and often times they innovate.…

Mobile Crystal Ball

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OK, quick hit, how I see the next 2 years playing out in the critical mobile OS area:

Microsoft buys or otherwise takes over Research In Motion and quickly picks up corporate market share by building a direct bridge from …

The iPad of 1997

It was called a Newton, it had a kindle-like screen, handwriting recognition, great software, and was still smaller than a modern netbook. Check out this in-depth look at using the final model of the Apple Newton, circa 1997.

The guy …

My First Laptop

I’ve been more or less living on a laptop since about 2002. I had a desktop machine as my only rig from ’87-’96 (Atari, Apple, Tandy, Gateway, Dell, IBM, white boxes, you name it…) and around 1996 I was finally …

You Only Post On Comment Sections Because You Want To Be Trendy

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Say you need to purchase a big ticket item, and this item is the primary tool you use to make a living. Which one do you select?

  • The product built from better materials, to a tighter specification, that will then

Ezzy mobiles and bits


I think we are nearing a completely mobile time.

Portability and availability combine with convenience and give us … me in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon still managing to hit the net with some postpost.

I don’t get …