Records

Beyonce album Target store skip enlivens digital media war

Beyonce album Target store skip enlivens digital media war

If the fact that Target announced that they wont be carrying Beyonce's 2013 self-titled album weren't enough, the writing on the wall should be. Here we're seeing another big push in the war waged between artists, record labels, and those that would stand to lose profit at the hands of the oncoming digital revolution. While the release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" had the record industry in a tizzy with its "pay whatever you want" model, Beyonce's "release as a surprise to iTunes first" model seems to be taking retail stores out a whole new door.

Continue Reading...

Universal Music joins the crowdfunded vinyl record revival

Universal Music joins the crowdfunded vinyl record revival

While the idea of bringing back out-of-print record albums to new limited-edition runs isn't new, the fact that Universal Music is onboard with the overarching idea certainly is. What we've got here is Universal Music's bit of the business dedicated to vinyl moving forward with an initiative called The Vinyl Project. Bet you didn't know Universal Music had a vinyl arm, did you? They're called Uvinyl, and they're betting on the web.

Continue Reading...

Hennessey Venom GT steals the top-speed title from Veyron

Hennessey Venom GT steals the top-speed title from Veyron

The Hennessey Venom GT has just scored itself the honor of being the world's most fastest production vehicle available to the public. Hennessey Performance announced that on February 9th of this year, the Venom GT accelerated to 265.7 mph, slightly beating out the Veyron Super Sport, setting a new top speed record, and taking away Veyron's crown. The testing was done on the United States Naval Air Station and logged by VBOX officials.

Continue Reading...

Library of Congress unveils plan to preserve recordings

Library of Congress unveils plan to preserve recordings

The Library of Congress has unveiled its National Recording Preservation plan, which involves preserving the US's "recorded sound heritage" for generations to come. The plan is mandated by Congress, and is composed of 32 recommendations encompassing both the public and private sectors. Issues concerning inadequate storage space and other problems will all be addressed.

Continue Reading...

Proposed world’s tallest building would be 3,445 feet high

Proposed world’s tallest building would be 3,445 feet high

The tallest building in the world right now is the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates. With an observation deck on the 124th floor, a mosque on the 158th floor, and occupants on the 160th floor, it set all kinds of world records. But the Dubai masterpiece is about the be overthrown, if a proposal for a new building in Azerbaijan is approved. And it's not just going to inch ahead of the Burj Khalifa.

Continue Reading...

Six-year-old boy may set world computer expert record

Six-year-old boy may set world computer expert record

There are a lot of computer whiz kids out there. We've all seen the local news stories about the teenager who's created an awesome app, or the high school student working on an ambitious robotics project. We've all met those guys. But how often do you see a six-year-old kid who's been creating video game emulators since he was four and knows computers better than most adults?

Continue Reading...

World’s largest gamepad playable at Guinness Gamers Edition 2012 event

World’s largest gamepad playable at Guinness Gamers Edition 2012 event

One big event deserves a big object to go along with it, that's what the Guinness Book of World Records always says, and in no way is that not happening this month at the Gamer's Edition 2012 release in London with the world's largest game controller. This game controller takes on the form of the original Nintendo Entertainment System's classic rectangle with A and B buttons, start, select, and directional pad. This look like the controller you want to help you bust up Koopa and the Double Dragon terrorists?

Continue Reading...

Years record player translates tree rings into music tragically

Years record player translates tree rings into music tragically

The project known as Years is one by Bartholomaus Traubeck in which a record player has been modified to shine light and receive back signals from slices of trees. What the player receives from the bounced-back light is no less than bits of information translated from the rings made through the tree as it grew from a tiny sapling. In this way, the tragedy that is the fact that the tree had to die in order to tell its story is made quite apparent to the viewer and the listener.

Continue Reading...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sets new sales record on launch day

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sets new sales record on launch day

The numbers are finally in from sales of the new Call of Duty game Modern Warfare 3, and as predicted, its Tuesday launch broke the record for opening day sales. On its launch day between the U.S. and Great Britain, Call of Duty's newest installment sold 6.5 million units in one day, that breaking the record with $400 million worth of retail sales. The previous record holder was, you guessed it, the last version of Call of Duty, this one called Black Ops and having generated $360 million in sales on its first day.

Continue Reading...

1 2 3