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Boot up: the truth about vinyl, Samsung's GS5 boost, TL:DR Wikipedia, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Vinyl v CD v digital audio<p>Former trainee record producer Marc Edwards:<p>Keep in mind that I say the following as an owner of lots of records and as someone who remembers my time with vinyl fondly. There was no greater feeling …

Inside The World's Ongoing Obsession With Vinyl Records

April 19 marks the eighth annual Record Store Day, which celebrates independently-owned music sellers.<p>This musical day falls on the heels of a highly-anticipated book that documents the worldwide obsession with vinyl records. Nearly two years ago, photographer and record collector Eilon Paz decided …

Record Store Day: out with the CD racks, in with the vinyl crates

My local is Licorice Pie, a tiny shopfront wedged between a milk bar and graphic design business in a shabby little corner of the Melbourne suburb of Prahran. It stocks mainly second-hand vinyl – from rockabilly 45s to Australian garage oddities – and has the best collection of Japanese prog you’ll …

Record Store Day at Rough Trade East: a vinyl fiesta

We went down to Rough Trade East in London to see what people were buying. Feast your eyes on a cornucopia of vinyl. All photographs by Frantzesco Kangaris for the Guardian

Vinyl spinning to sales success

We live in a digital music world, but vinyl is a music marketer's best friend<p>Vinyl sales are growing in countries such as North America where sales have jumped by 144pc since 2010.<p>One manufacturer, Rainbo Records in California, has moved from producing 5,000 vinyl records per day in 2010 to between …

Chronixx puts Rastafarianism back into Jamaican reggae

Long before Snoop Lion was an unripe bud-dream in Snoop Dogg's bizong, Rastafarians were influencing and shaping Jamaica's notoriously prolific musical output. Count Ossie teamed up with the Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari (a Rastafarian drumming group), who provided the percussion for his 1962 ska …

Reggae singer Junior Murvin dies in Jamaica

Singer Junior Murvin, best known for the reggae single Police and Thieves, has died in Jamaica.<p>The Jamaica Observer reported that Murvin, born Murvin Smith, was admitted to hospital last week for diabetes and hypertension. His son told the publication that his father died at Port Antonio hospital …

Jamaica's Hottest New-School Reggae Artists Return To Roots

<b>Listen · 5:56</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Live bands. Soulful music. Substantive lyrics. I could be describing the Jamaican music scene circa 1976, the heyday of Bob Marley. But I'm talking about a sound that dominated at this year's Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica's biggest annual music …

Wayne Smith, pioneering reggae artist, has died

Wayne Smith, whose song Under Mi Sleng Teng revolutionised reggae, has died aged 48.<p>The Jamaica Observer reports that the artist and figurehead of the Sleng Teng label died on Monday at Kingston Public Hospital. According to the artist’s son Tidel, he was admitted on Friday following stomach pains …

Wayne Smith's Under Mi Sleng Teng – the song that revolutionised reggae

In the history of Jamaican popular music, Wayne Smith's Under Mi Sleng Teng is a true milestone. The song's release in 1985 kick-started a new genre and changed the island's culture almost overnight. And it was not only Jamaica that was shaken by Sleng Teng's groundbreaking digital bass line. …

Yellowman/Dillinger review – Two reggae legends on the same bill

When reggae was in its commercial heyday, the idea of these two legends of the genre appearing in a smallish venue with a superb band would have been fantasy stuff, but they are now wooing a new young audience. Famously namechecked in the Clash's (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, at 60 Dillinger …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …