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Vessels of Sound: Speakers Made of Wood and Glass

This isn’t a pair of delicate, sculptural fruit bowls – it’s a functioning speaker set made of wood and glass, materials chosen for their acoustic …

Telegrams STOP: End of service delivering joy and heartache

<b>India's last telegram will be sent on Sunday night as the country's state-run telegraph service shuts down. It has been in decline for decades, but once touched the lives of millions of Indians every year, writes Geeta Pandey.</b><p>As a child growing up in Calcutta in the 1970s and 1980s, I always felt a …

India

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

Breakthroughs

Instagram Is Being Used To Sell Stuff In Kuwait

Instead of being just a photo sharing service, it's also being used a storefront with people posting pictures of things they're selling.<p>Jason Kottke highlighted this excerpt from an interview with artist Fatima Al Qadiri, who grew up in Kuwait:<p>BR: Kuwait is a crazy mix: a super-affluent country, …

Selling

A model for the future of brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores

Brick-and-mortar audio and home theater shops have been on the wane, but Northcoast Audio in Eureka, Calif., is bucking the trend.<p>Chris Larsen started Northcoast Audio in 2010 because he loves selling hi-fi and home theater gear. He also loves living in Eureka, a town of 30,000 people in …

Audiophile