A trip down my mobile music memories:
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Why the hatred of quality music and sound right now? Is it really the machines taking over?
Consumer audio suffers this weird delusion. It seems to be a digital blindness.
It started in the 80’s but was … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
More random reasons to love the PonoPlayer, the more I live with it:
- 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,
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[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.
Finally private jams!
Walkman II (1984) – Discman by Sony – … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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, … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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!
That little slab of gadget-lust has got hi-fi audio specs (DAC, amp, wiring, shielding), excellent … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
Wearable computing has been in R&D for decades and the “smartwatch” seems to be imminent. But there’s rarely a perfect new product.
Apple is known for disrupting markets and instantly making existing products passe (including their own), but their first … Read the rest
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, … Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest