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Why Does The Entertainment Industry Insist That It Can Veto Any Innovation It Doesn't Like?

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For years, we've seen that the entertainment industry honestly seems to think that it has the right to veto and kill off any new technology that doesn't fit into its own business model plans. Of course, they've had some support in this from copyright maximalists, like former head of the...
Why Does The Entertainment Industry Insist That It Can Veto Any Innovation It Doesn't Like?

Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

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It seems like every advance in digital music brings with it a debate about whether the latest format degrades quality in exchange for convenience. This was true when CDs first came onto the scene, and it's probably even more true today with MP3s and their digital audio brethren. Heck, even...
Is the Digital Music Revolution Really Ruining Sound Quality?

HMV goes bankrupt after 91 years in the disc-selling business

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The first time we mentioned HMV on Engadget was back in 2009, when the British retailer discounted the PSP Go -- ironically, one of the earliest devices to do away with disc-shaped media. As the picture above shows though, HMV's history goes back much further than that. Its first...
HMV goes bankrupt after 91 years in the disc-selling business

Why did HMV fail? | Philip Beeching

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HMV could have put together a strong online offering when the going was good in the late 90s, but instead it took a wrong turnI first started work on the HMV advertising account in 1982, little knowing that I would go on to handle this piece of business for over...
Why did HMV fail? | Philip Beeching

JBL Spark Bluetooth speaker uncovered at the FCC with wall mounting, retro looks

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JBL is known for its love of exotic speaker designs, but a new FCC approval suggests it's about to turn back the clock for its next look. An unannounced Spark Bluetooth speaker appearing at the US agency wouldn't look out of place at the top of a gramophone --...
JBL Spark Bluetooth speaker uncovered at the FCC with wall mounting, retro looks
The very long tail - how magazines could make their archives sing

Why Do Copyright Industry Profits Get To Be The Yardstick For Civil Liberties?

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For a long time, the copyright industry has cried foul over technical progress, and demanded taxpayer compensation for how these new developments circumvent their existing privileges. It didn't start with the internet; they've done so for well over a century, starting with complaining about the gramophone and the self-playing piano....
Why Do Copyright Industry Profits Get To Be The Yardstick For Civil Liberties?

Daily Wrap: The "Not on Facebook" Movement and More

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Alicia Eler explores the not on facebook movement. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed in...
Daily Wrap: The "Not on Facebook" Movement and More

Kid Koala bundles working cardboard gramophone with album, spurs on budding turntablists (video)

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If you've been enough of a Kid Koala fan to have heard his original Scratchcratchratchatch mixtape, you'll remember a sample that mentioned building a "finger-powered record player." Kid Koala, also known as Eric San, certainly does -- buy the Limited Edition of his recently launched 12 Bit Blues album...
Kid Koala bundles working cardboard gramophone with album, spurs on budding turntablists (video)

Shopping: save our streets | Editorial

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All retailers are vulnerable, but the threat is redoubled for purveyors of products that have been overtaken by technologySophisticated things can be said about the collapse this week of HMV, but two simple observations demand to be made at the outset. First, millions of Britons shopped there. For them, HMV...
Shopping: save our streets | Editorial

Pocket Factory: It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Got to Do It, Dispatch #2

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Products! Products! Products! Such is the thought flooding my head as we move into our fourth hour at the Victoria flea market without selling a gosh-darn thing. Our printers are cranking away merrily, we’ve got a crowd hovering around, captivated, and Bilal, Ilan, and I are chatting up the...
Pocket Factory: It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Got to Do It, Dispatch #2
How ice, isolation, and poverty will save the music industry

A room of my own: Anna Chancellor

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The actor shows us her living room, complete with her daughter's reminder of her role as Hugh Grant's jilted brideIt strikes you, after stepping into Anna Chancellor's myrrh-scented Acton home, that there is a noticeable absence of anything pertaining to who lives there. With the exception of one picture of...
A room of my own: Anna Chancellor

Gramovox is a Bluetooth gramophone that takes retro to absurd auditory heights

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When in search of retro cool, there's little out there that can compete with iconic gramophone. The Gramovox keeps the 19th century design with a large horn to amplify your tunes. But under the hood, audiophiles Pavan Bapu and Jeff Parrish have replaced the need for physical media with...
Gramovox is a Bluetooth gramophone that takes retro to absurd auditory heights
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