Why giving court powers to the music industry won't work

Nicholas Deleon serves up some sanity in the whole “extrajudicial ISP executions” concept so beloved of the music industry: what exactly will it do if it gets its way? It will have to either enforce very selectively indeed, or go after millions of people. This is no different to the status quo; it just streamlines […]

SanDisk Puts Its $$$ Where Its Slot Is [Yet Again]

SanDisk’s $100 Sansa slotRadio player we reviewed previously is another attempt to convince us to adopt the music/media “format of the future” — which is, of course, the company’s microSD card. Last year, you may recall SanDisk launched a huge print marketing campaign that featured billboards of people next to the phrase “Sally found her […]

Review: Two Weeks W/Spotify [Verdict: It Just Works]

Music should live in the cloud. That’s obvious. Even a vinyl-loving audiophile with super-powered, magical eardrums would likely agree that most semi-casual listeners — which is most of us — shouldn’t have to manage jewel cases or migrate tracks from disc to computer to thumb or hard drive ad nauseam. I never bought into Rhapsody. […]

Video: Homage to iChat, Marfa Lights Shot W/RED One

The band YACHT just released a new video for their song “Psychic City (Voodoo City).” Apart from the fun religious/occult imagery, the video features a soundbite that might sound familiar: a blip not unlike the iChat alert (first one at 00:39). Also awesome: Inspired by the Marfa Mystery Lights, the video was shot using a […]

Apple Tablet Due in September?

Headlines are a tricky thing. Today The Financial Times reported some big news, but don’t let the big type above their story fool you. They’re reporting much cooler news than this semi-snoozer: “Apple joins forces with record labels.” Don’t get me wrong. It is interesting. Apple and the four major music labels are reportedly cooking […]

iPhone 3GS: Adequate Filmmaking Tool?

Videos shot using the new iPhone 3GS are piling up on YouTube, which has reportedly experienced a massive surge in mobile uploads since the phone hit the market last month. Exciting, but not nearly as exciting as the idea of someone using the phone to shoot an entire music video. Xeni posted about the video […]