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

Plus a pricier iPhone?, ten rules of the internet, ZTE competes at the low end of LTE, jet fuel from seawater, and more<p>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 …

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 …

Vinyl Records

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

Thanks to the growing cult of vinyl, record stores around Australia are in a much healthier place than six years ago<p>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 …

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 …

Vinyl Records

Chronixx puts Rastafarianism back into Jamaican reggae

Dancehall's brash braggadocio isn't the only sound coming out of Kingston, something that Diplo has been quick to cotton on to<p>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 …

Reggae singer Junior Murvin dies in Jamaica

The artist, best known for the single Police and Thieves, died at Port Antonio hospital on Monday<p>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 …

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

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 festival.<p>Jamaican artist Chronixx, 20, performed live before …

Wayne Smith, pioneering reggae artist, has died

Creator of first computerised dancehall riddim has died aged 48<p>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 …

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

The late Wayne Smith's digital dancehall smash Under Mi Sleng Teng changed the face of Jamaican music, conquered the world and is a rough and rugged epitaph to its singer<p>In the history of Jamaican popular music, Wayne Smith's Under Mi Sleng Teng is a true milestone. The song's release in 1985 …

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

Band on the Wall, Manchester Incorrigible showmen unite with a superb band in a smallish venue to give an enthusiastic young audience a treat<p>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 …

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. …