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  1. Tech Time Warp: Meet the Prehistoric Predecessors of Today's Smart TechnologiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Wired

    Today's devices are so beautifully designed, so powerful, and so deeply and seamlessly integrated with the Internet of Things that it's easy to forget just how distinctly our everyday technology has evolved in the past few decades. What was cutting edge less than a generation ago would now be classified as prehistoric, relegated with the dinosaurs to pages of history books.


  2. Warriors redesign arena to stop jokes that it looks like a toilet seatRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Field of Schemes

    The San Francisco Chronicle's Matier and Ross say it now looks more like a Sony Discman, which is both true and also a more pleasant image for your $1 billion arena . The whole thing doesn't look too bad, though unless I'm mistaken it includes a whole bunch of mid-sized buildings that don't actually exist now, in order to make the arena look less hulking by comparison.


  3. New US8 PackageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | PowerPulse

    Fairchild Semiconductor's Logic Group recently announced the new US8 package. The package measures 2.1mm x 3.1mm, including the leads, with a maximum height of 0.9mm.


  4. Personal CD player & Star Trek Stationery & CardsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Watersblogged

    On confirmation of purchase, the buyer is required to collect the item from the Lowestoft Front Office at the specified address. Please bring your confirmation of payment with you.


  5. Daniel Arsham "Welcome to the Future" @ Locust Projects in MiamiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 |

    New York-based artist Daniel Arsham opened his latest exhibit this past weekend at Miami's Locust Project. Titled "Welcome to the Future", the installation transforms the gallery into an excavation site with a 3ft deep hole in the floor holding thousands of calcified 20th century media devices serving as artifacts, including boom boxes, electric guitars, SLR cameras, Blackberries, game controllers, VHS tapes and Walkmans among various others.


  6. 'Daily Five' grant funds kindergarten programRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Xenia Daily Gazette

    Thanks to a grant from the Xenia Community Schools Foundation, the school was able to buy CD players and books with CDs so students can begin immersing themselves in reading at a young age. "As a result of the Xenia Community Schools Foundation grant, kindergartners have benefited from having their own personal CD player and audio book allowing them to accelerate their learning experience by immersing them in literature," said kindergarten teacher Kimberly Wright.


  7. Birthday boy Bernard badgers bad-boy LanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Yahoo!

    Five-times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault has taken the occasion of his 60th birthday to further twist the knife into the rotting carcass that is Lance Armstrong. Speaking to French media ahead of his landmark on Friday, Hinault - the last Frenchman to win the world's biggest cycling race, way back in 1985 - could barely disguise his disgust when the American's name was brought up.


  8. Technology Must Increase Freedom, Or It FailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Now that net neutrality is in the news again thanks to President Obama's strong statement in favor of it yesterday, it's worth revisiting one of the core tenets of technology. In a free market, when technology increases personal freedom, it succeeds.


  9. Today in Media History: Apple's Steve Jobs introduces the iPod in 2001Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Poynter Online

    ... sound machine, however. It's a new kind of gadget that has the potential to change how we think about personal audio-entertainment gizmos, much as Sony's first pocket-sized transistor radio did in 1958, and the Sony Walkman portable stereo tape ...


  10. Awesome! The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is coming out on cassette tapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Digital Trends

    The cassette tape is making a comeback, thanks to Marvel's latest hit Guardians of the Galaxy . Come November 17, you too can rock out to Awesome Mix No.1 the way Star-Lord's mom intended - on cassette.


  11. Texas Instruments Announces First Commercial Transistor RadioRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | The Free Dictionary

    A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor -based circuitry. Following their development in 1954 they became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s.


  12. Must-Have New Release: Night Stories a " Nocturnes, Jenny LinRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WDAV-FM Davidson

    When I was a child, my mother read to me sweet bedtime stories, and I did the same when my two daughters were little. But, as a parent I had something my mother did not, and that was a portable CD player in my children's rooms so I could play them nighttime classical music to help ease them to sleep.


  13. About 1,000 workers went on strike for several hours at Foxconn plant, WSJ saysRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 |

    Sony's new Walkmans point towards survival versus growth, Nikkei says The introduction of Sony's new Walkman portable music players indicate that the company is focusing on survival, rather than seeking growth, for its troubled electronics business, Nikkei reports. Reference Link On The Fly: Closing Wrap Stocks on Wall Street were sharply lower and suffered their worst day in nearly two months, with market participants pointing to a number of reasons for the broad-based weakness.


  14. Filing says Sony to begin console packaging in China, Bloomberg saysRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 |

    Microsoft says Windows 10 to support Windows 8 users with touch machines This comment was taken from Microsoft's Windows event. GoPro climbs higher after revealing new HERO4 camera line-up Shares of mountable and wearable camera developer GoPro are climbing after the company announced its new HERO4 camera line-up.


  15. MIC: Taiwan smartphone shipments surpasses 5.4M in Q3, DigiTimes saysRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 |

    Apple launches iOS 8.0.2 to amend iPhone 6 defects, Reuters says Apple launched a new software update after some customers who recently purchased the iPhone 6 noted that they were experiencing call service interruptions and other issues due to a prior upgrade, according to Reuters, citing comments from company spokeswoman Trudy Muller. Muller noted that less than 40K iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones were affected after downloading iOS 8.0.1, but iOS 8.0.2 amends the problems.


  16. Gnarly, Radical, Tubular, AwesomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | Pasadena Weekly

    We may have traded in our Walkmans for iPods, but boom boxes still survive. Video stores have been replaced by Netflix and Amazon, but computers are no longer a luxury; they are a necessity.


  17. 'Gone Girl' leads weekend box office with $38M in sales, WSJ reportsRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 |

    'Equalizer' tops domestic box office with $35M debut, WSJ reports "The Equalizer," distributed by Sony , topped the domestic box office with a $35M weekend opening, beating out last week's winner, 21st Century Fox's "The Maze Runner," reported the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link Starz may struggle to sell itself, WSJ reports Starz may struggle to sell itself, according to the Wall Street Journal citing challenges facing standalone media companies.


  18. PS4 sales continue to beat Xbox sales in September, BGR reportsRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 |

    Microsoft's CEO vows to fully cooperate in China's antitrust probe, Reuters says Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, has vowed to fully cooperate with Chinese regulators in their antitrust probe of the company, Reuters says. Reference Link Sony's new Walkmans point towards survival versus growth, Nikkei says The introduction of Sony's new Walkman portable music players indicate that the company is focusing on survival, rather than seeking growth, for its troubled electronics business, Nikkei reports.


  19. Scott Sturgis' Driver's Seat: Aufi Q5 proves luxury and diesel can coexistRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 |

    Conventional wisdom: In the non-TDI, likes the "top-notch interior craftsmanship superb brake performance; roomy back seat; sporty handling" but not the "below-average cargo capacity; unintuitive control layout without navigation; artificial steering feel." Reality: Sure, luxury and diesel can coexist.


  20. Unofficial Holiday of October 1st: CD Player DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | WTVY Dothan

    Between audio cassettes and the MP3, the compact disk was the most popular way to listen to music in parts of the 1980s and 1990s, and every CD needed a CD player! On October 1st, 1982 the first ever commercially available compact disk player was released in Japan. The Sony CDP-101 was released for around 168,000 yen, or what would translate to over $1750 in today's US dollars! That unit resembled a VCR.