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The Complete Guide To Cleaning And Maintaining Vinyl

In spite of the digitization of the world – especially when it comes to music – vinyl records have seemingly inexplicably come back into the fray as …

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Images of Disappearing Jobs

Over the past couple of months, Agence France-Presse photographers have been finding and photographing people who hold job titles that are becoming very rare, such as lamplighter, street clerk, rickshaw puller, plowman, or elevator attendant. On May Day, these portraits provide a glimpse of a wide …

Norway Fjords: Road trip along Scandinavia's most dramatic coastline

I drive south out of Molde on a narrow, man-made rock trail surrounded by the icy waters of Fannefjorden. The sun is shining and a salty breeze pours …

European Travel

99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

How to buy the right headphones

A hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy of headphones<p>Headphones are kind of like relationships: we all have them, we can scarcely imagine our lives without them, and yet no one ever bothers to train us how to select them. It’s that last bit that often leads us to suboptimal outcomes, and it’s the …

What if the iPhone 8 Plus is better than the iPhone X?

It feels like no-one cares about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Last week it was reported that Apple’s latest iPhones are actually being outsold by their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. I can’t vouch for the veracity of that analysis, but it wouldn’t really surprise me if it were true. People that …

End of the headphone jack, rise of the audiophile

Everything I do revolves around music. It's always been this way — as a kid I would sit on the floor in my carpeted living room creating hours of mix …

Audiophile

Sony plans to revive its vinyl record production

Sony was late to the vinyl resurgence with a new turntable of its own, and it's going to be later yet with its effort to jump back into pressing records. <i>Nikkei</i> reports that thanks to demand, the perpetually tardy tech company will first start putting Japanese music (and some modern hits) to wax, …

Do you listen to music in stereo?

We have an ear on each side of our head for a reason, so we can hear sounds from 360 degrees all around us. With two eyes we can only see what's in front of us -- we have to turn to look in other directions -- but without turning, our two ears can easily locate birds high up in the trees, a car …

We’re living in a digital world, but analog is making a comeback

Older analog technologies provide the kind of tactile physical experience that a purely digital world has started to remove.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Digital isn’t always …

Inside Grado Labs: A legacy of hand-built headphones

Grado Labs is a special place.<p>That sounds hyperbolic, but allow me to explain. Behind a graffiti-covered Brooklyn facade, there's a small factory where the family's namesake headphones and turntable cartridges are assembled. When you step inside the door off of Seventh Avenue into what used to be …

For the record: the vinyl revival and a plug-in too far

Vinyl is back, or so it might seem. For better or worse? I’m not so sure myself. Like a lot of vinyl enthusiasts, I too enjoy the ritual, the feel, …

Hunger for vinyl means a chronic shortage of pressing machines

FOR young hipsters and middle-aged sentimentalists alike, the resurgence of vinyl is cause for celebration. Since 2010 sales of vinyl records in …

Does digital music sound better than analog?

One of my audiophile pals calls and the first thing he says is, "What do you enjoy more, analog or digital music?" I quickly answered, "analog," meaning LPs, but it started me thinking about how I segregate my music collections.<p>I own thousands of LPs and thousands of CDs, SACDs, DVD-As and files. …

Does vinyl really sound better? An engineer explains

First appearing on Oregonlive, Even Steve Jobs listened to vinyl.<p>The late Apple CEO, whose iTunes Store revolutionized the music business for the …

Audiophile

The Beginner's Guide to Vinyl: How to Build, Maintain, and Experience a Music Collection in Analog

As the popularity and resurgence of collecting vinyl music continues to grow, there’s no better time than now for <i>‘The Beginner’s Guide to Vinyl: How</i> …

Madonna Before she was Famous in New York

It was in 1978 that Michael McDonnell fashion photographer succumbed to the charm a young stylish and atypical woman calling herself Madonna. Just …

How Intel missed the iPhone revolution

Jon Stokes Contributor<p>Jon Stokes is one of the founders of Ars Technica, an author, and a former Wired editor. He currently hacks ruby at Collective Idea, and runs AllOutdoor.com.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state<br>• Why the NRA hates …

iPhone 7 Design 'Confirmed' In First Leaked Images

Today we get our first look at the iPhone 7 and, alongside arguably the most controversial design change in smartphone history, potential owners are in for a shock…<p>French site NoWhereElse (home to prolific leaker OnLeaks) has obtained the first iPhone 7 schematics and they reveal Apple plans to …

Mobile Technology

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

Times Square

Indian Instagram account lights up with colourful matchbox designs

Matchboxes are a ubiquitous part of India — found in every shop, home, and road — yet also unique because of their kitchy style, bright colours and …

The Romanian Photographer Who Documents Beauty Around The World Is Currently Killing It In India

Mihaela Noroc's aim is to travel the world and capture natural beauty and diversity through portraits of women.

Exploring Nordic Iceland Landscapes

Photographers Jesper Palermo and Matias Molina made a road trip across the North of Iceland with a 4×4. Pictures that the two travelers brought are …

Dramatic Portraits of Ethereal Women Captured with Natural Light

Photographer Alessio Albi has continued to capture images of women that feature an incredible use of their surrounding environment. Rather than taking an ordinary portrait, the photographer utilizes the quirks and distinguishing features of each unique setting to add an interesting aesthetic within …

Photography

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A Photographer Follows in Gandhi’s Footsteps

Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy is acclaimed around the world. His demands for peaceful action, equality, sustainability, and religious freedom are often quoted. But when photographer Rena Effendi was assigned to capture his abiding impact in modern-day India for the July 2015 issue of <i>National Geographic</i>, …

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