Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vinyl or CD? Why choose!

Source: Gizmodo

Let me start this off by acknowledging the fact that both records and compact discs are arguably dead in this online age where you can find anything for the price of free. I get it. But as someone who still buys CDs and collect vinyl this is technological harmony at it's purest.

And I feel it is something you have to see:


What you are looking at is a CD, no big whoop right? Wrong, let's flip this bad boy:


That is right! It is a flip disc just like those old widescreen/fullscreen DVDs and those new fangled Blu-ray/DVD hybrids but for music. This changes everything about obsolete media! What will we see next, 8-Tracks merged with cassettes? VHS infused with floppy discs? iPads fused with paperweights?!

This 50% record, 50% CD adding up to 110% awesome is the work of musician and technology enthusiast Jeff Mills. The album is fittingly titled The Occurrence and is a limited release from Axis Records.

The possibilities are about as endless as my joy about the existence of a vinyl/CD hybrid! And if this catches on I guess it means I am buying The White Album again ...

Free Starbucks WiFi

Source: Technorati

So you are sitting there with your mochafrappachinoventi (I don't drink coffee, sorry) and you have your netbook booted up and ready to check on your coffee bean stock portfolio and it dawns on you, Starbucks charges you $2 an hour for internet access!

Well starting July 1st not anymore!

Starbucks has just teamed up with Yahoo to offer free WiFi at about 60% of its coffee houses across America. Only airport, grocery store and other combination Starbucks locations will not get the free service.

For a business that is located almost literally everywhere in U.S. I am surprised it took them this long to offer this free service. God knows they can afford it! People will do unspeakable things to get their caffeine fix including paying exorbitant prices.

Better late than never Starbucks, maybe I will stop in for a cookie sometime.