It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about being able to use Apple's dinky little music player. "She's gonna come back in a coup ... More >>
Giant walking iPhones greeted Apple employees as they entered the company's headquarters in Cupertino this morning where Greenpeace activists criticized Apple's iCloud for using "dirty power."Demonstrators stood outside demanding employees and executives stop powering its iCloud using coal-fired pow ... More >>
Meet K.Flay, the Stanford grad who might be the Bay's next big female rapper
In case you missed it, Bjork just became the first artist ever to release an album as a series of apps. Depending on your perspective, you're either breathless with the futuristic, multi-media innovation of it all, or -- if you're like me -- it kind of makes you want to stick your head in a bucke ... More >>
And stay dead! (Photo via.) In its July issue, Wired magazine takes note of a disturbing trend: The apparent unwillingness among young, music-loving cool types to let the cassette tape die a complete and much-deserved death. Noting that 2010 saw both the last new car ship with a tape player ... More >>
Zune 2Word out of the Seattle area is that Microsoft is finally killing its Zune lineup of MP3 players, opting to fold the media player technology into their Windows Phone 7 devices. While most people shrugged the Zune off as an unworthy MP3 player, the truth is it deserved better. None of the de ... More >>
Note: Nelly Furtado not required to maintain respectabilityiPod gigs don't grow on trees, as much as we've tried to plant lesser MP3 devices in the ground (in hopes of a bountiful Apple product harvest). And until somebody makes an infinite-RAM MP3 player, or we're capable of streaming music from ... More >>
They actually reproduce music the way it's meant to sound!There are several fascinating, sound- and music-related issues discussed in sound designer Julian Treasure's recent TED talk: the reality that musicians' brains are bigger than non-musicians' brains, the cost of compressing music, the trul ... More >>
Even if we don't know what will actually happen at Apple's big music announcement next week, we know what we want to happen. The iTunes/iPod combination has long been the standard apparatus for music fans, but as much as we love it, there are things we hate about it, too -- and things we wish it ... More >>
For autistic children, the new iPad is an effective, portable device for teaching communication and social skills. Its also way cool.
Oh, your Lexus has iPod connectivity? Yawn. Our definition of a luxury automobile includes a turntable in the dashboard.[Burbia]Follow us @SFAllShookDown
They're selling for twice the price on eBay.How can you define your status as an Apple fanboy/girl/hermaphrodite without the official Apple iPad case? With its sleek simple design and unique texture...
In Store spotlights San Francisco's quirkiest, most beloved, weirdest, and/or otherwise-most-interesting record stores. Our city's unmistakable friskiness and cultural capital emanate from those dusty, creaky, hard-to-find, money-losing, insanely huge, hilariously small, and often-crowded (at lea ... More >>
New iTablet?Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Less than a month until the (possible) Apple Keynote! What will we wear? Who will be speaking? Again, WHAT WILL WE WEAR?Engadget and Mashable reported rumors yesterday of an early September Apple keynote event, causing mass hysteria (sort of) in the tec ... More >>
Week of Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Podcasting: What it is, how to get it, and what it means for a radio dial near you
Like killer bees and cheap labor, this year's music and fashion trends are charging up from the South (by Southwest)
The Macworld Expo was less about gizmos and more about what every nerd really wants -- lots of sex.
Things we were obsessing about on Dec. 29, 2004