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The Century-Old Machine That Gave Us MP3s And JPEGs

Back in 1894, Olaus Henrici invented a machine called the Harmonic Analyser. Way ahead of its time, it could pick out all the individual frequencies that make up complex sound waves — a technique we now rely on for everything from compressed audio to digital images.

My Name Is Prince, And My DRM Is Not Funky

My Name Is Prince, And My DRM Is Not Funky

Piracy is one of those topics that never goes away, although I’ve got to be honest and say that as a content creator, I’m not all for the entitled “I’ll pay what I want” attitude anyway. Then again, there are counter-examples that just go way too far in the other…

MP3-Playing Mouth Gear Makes Headphones Obsolete

MP3-Playing Mouth Gear Makes Headphones Obsolete

Remember when your orthodontist said you could get a flavored retainer and you were all Glitter? Pshh. I want my mouth gear watermelon-flavored or not at all! Well, prepare to feel like a dated, oldtimey loser: Aisen Chacin, a Design and Technology student at Parsons the New School for Design,…