Ryan Estes

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Listen to this fascinating podcast on the boom in African reissues

February 24, 2017 In News<p><b>Essential listening for anyone with even a passing interest in the ethics and machinations of the reissue industry.</b><p>It’s no …

Jack Kerouac's debut album Poetry for the Beat Generation gets first vinyl reissue

February 24, 2017 In News<p><b>On limited black and white “Beatnik Smoke” vinyl.</b><p>First issued in 1958, Beatnick legend Jack Kerouac’s debut recording <i>Poetry</i> …

Vinyl Records

Inside Jack White's New Vinyl-Pressing Paradise

How Third Man Pressing is perfecting the art of the LP in Detroit<p>There was never a plan for a vinyl record pressing plant.<p>But in 2015, when Jack …

Jimi Hendrix

3 Books Every Growth-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read This Year

Every so often, you read a book that becomes a part of you. For some, it’s a childhood-defining series like “Harry Potter.” Others find themselves in poetry or memoirs.<p>My recent pivotal read was Chris Voss’ “Never Split the Difference.” It was the first book I read upon founding Node. Voss became …

Business Development

From lunch to acquisition: How Atlassian bought Trello

Last September, Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes flew from Sydney to New York to have lunch with Trello CEO Michael Pryor.<p>The two met at a Mexican restaurant not too far from Trello’s offices. After the lunch, Cannon-Brookes immediately got on another flight back home. Three months later, …

Project Management

Creative people have better-connected brains

Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the …

Virtual reality gets down to business (infographic)

February 9, 2017<p>by<p>Tags:<p>Virtual RealityWearables<p><b>There’s a lot more to virtual reality than just fun and games. See some of the ways that companies of</b> …

Hand Drawn Records: Part Music Label, Part High-Tech Texas Vinyl Plant

In an undeniably digital age where media is compressed, streamed and uploaded to YouTube, the outlier is the humble vinyl record, which went from …

Texas

From nuclear war to rogue AI, the top 10 threats facing civilisation

In this month's cover story, we meet Earth's Guardians; a team of scholars working to protect the planet from existential threats.<p>Meet Earth's …

This bag of chips can sense if you've been drinking and call you an Uber

Tostitos' new bag wants to chaperone your Super Bowl party.<p>In honor of the big game, the chip maker is launching a special-edition version of its …

Carl Sagan Predicts the Decline of America: Unable to Know “What’s True,” We Will Slide, “Without Noticing, Back into Superstition & Darkness” (1995)

There have been many theories of how human history works. Some, like German thinker G.W.F. Hegel, have thought of progress as inevitable. Others have …

A Zen Master explains why meditation is overrated (and maybe even harmful)

Meditation is becoming incredibly popular as a method to achieve peace and serenity in the present moment. But what if in the long run it’s harmful …

Meditation

Library Extension Finds Books At Your Local Library While You Shop On Amazon

Chrome: Amazon may be convenient, but nothing beats free. So, when you’re shopping for books on the site, Library Extension will find those same …

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

These Brazilian Vampire Bats Have Started Feeding on Humans For The First Time

They've developed a taste for us.<p>As intimidating as they might sound, vampire bats aren’t usually in the business of bothering humans for their …

Marcus Aurelius's Thoughts On Motivating Yourself to Get Out of Bed

We all have mornings where we want nothing more than to stay in our beds, warm and comfortable, all day. If you’re having a morning like that, stoic …

Read the adorably confused ways people struggled to describe the first iPhone in 2007

When Steve Jobs stood on the stage 10 years ago today at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, he started out by saying he was launching three new devices: “An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator.”<p>In fact, of course, they were a single device—the iPhone, which would lift …

Star Trek

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

Worlds Without End: The Many Kinds of Parallel Universes

Multiversal<p>It’s a frequent staple of science fiction—the notion that there’s another universe out there, coextensive with yet sejunct from our own; a …

Dark Matter

30 Photoshop Tools That Every Photographer Should Know

Becoming a successful photographer takes more than capturing a great shot. You also need to be able to edit your photography to fit the requested …

Tutorials

The evolution of the Technics SL-1200 turntable - an interactive timeline

<b>With the everyone’s favourite turntable back in production again, here’s our timeline tribute to the iconic Technics SL-1200 series.</b><p>Follow our …

Turntables

Record sales: vinyl hits 25-year high

LP sales up by 53% on 2015 after deaths of many music greats throughout the year and a trend for returning to ‘tangible music’<p>Sales of vinyl in 2016 reached a 25-year high as consumers young and old have once again embraced physical formats of music.<p>More than 3.2m LPs were sold last year, a rise of …

David Bowie

2017: The year you'll never have to talk to anyone again

The future of tech is a lonely one, and frankly, we're for it.<p>For those who delight in methodically cutting human interactions from day-to-day tasks, …

Ansco Shur-Flash box camera review and photos

The Ansco Shur-Flash (sans flash) is the only camera I found on a trip to Denver’s Mile High Flea Market, but it was well worth the drive.<p>It’s not …

Why Empathy Is Bad

In 1995, the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> published a revealing study, which centered on a story about a dying child. A team led by …

Scaling frameworks, agile models, and your team | Zephyr

For the past two decades, the agile methodology has facilitated software delivery. Scaling agile techniques across departments is challenging. The …

5 Money Challenges to Try in 2017

If you want to get your finances in shape in 2017, a money challenge is a good place to start. Not only can tackling one serve the practical purpose …

How to balance your tonearm: A step-by-step guide

October 8, 2015 In Features, Turntables & Tech<p><b>Often overlooked, setting the tracking your cartridge weight and balancing your tonearm may sound dry,</b> …

Audiophile

As Japan's Population Shrinks, Robot Babies Are Gaining Popularity

The 2015 Japanese census laid out a frightening realization for the country: its population is shrinking. In just five years, between 2010 and 2015, …