Shooting With Leica's Nutty No-Screen Camera Is Half Joy, Half Fantasy

The Leica M Edition 60 is the company's 60th anniversary limited-edition version of its latest M rangefinder. It costs around $20,000 and has no display and no buttons (aside from the shutter). To some, it's ridiculous. To most, it's unaffordable. But after shooting with it for a couple of hours, I can say that if… » 11/10/14 12:04pm 11/10/14 12:04pm

App turns iPhone into turntable that plays music printed on paper


PhonoPaper is one of those apps that is useless but so cool that it feels like magic from the future when you're using them: It scans printed sound waves, turning them back into music, messages, or any other kind of sounds as you move your iPhone or iPad across the paper. Watch—and listen: » 5/23/14 3:30pm 5/23/14 3:30pm

This Contraption Cuts Vinyl Records From Digital Audio In Real Time

Sonic purists swear that everything sounds better on vinyl, and you know what? Spinning records is also just way more freaking fun. It's common to digitize your LPs, but what if you could easily do the reverse? This dude made a device that makes it easy to press audio files into albums in real time. » 3/12/14 8:48am 3/12/14 8:48am

These Prints Were Made By Pressing Photo Paper To a Computer Screen

Analog or digital: it's the Thunderdome throw-down of our time. Two formats enter; one format leaves. Either or. Pick a side. Or do like Brooklyn-based artist Job Piston, and use 'em both. Reds is a series of physical prints made on light-sensitive paper pressed up against a computer screen—and they're pretty dang… » 1/24/14 3:40pm 1/24/14 3:40pm

Watching These TV Signals Die Is Like a Glimpse of the End of the World

Yesterday, Sydney Australia bade farewell to analog TV signals, and put a stop to the old-school over-the-air broadcasts across the city. And while that doesn't affect cable users (or anyone outside of Sydney), the death of those signals is universally poignant and eerie to watch. Goodbye forever. » 12/04/13 10:23am 12/04/13 10:23am

Fuji Instax Mini 90 Hands-on: A Glorious and Weird Instant Film Camera

Instant film cameras in the digital age are nothing new, but no new product has yet captured our hearts like the good ol' Polaroid did back in the day. Can Fujifilm's revamped Instax camera lure people in with the Mini 90 Neo Classic? We clamored for a chance to take this thing for a spin. Here are some initial… » 10/23/13 7:02pm 10/23/13 7:02pm

Moog Minifoogers Pack Brain-Crushing Sound Into Affordable Stomp Boxes

Moog Music's new "Minifoogers" are a line of compact, analog effects pedals that'll allow you to warp the sound of your guitar or another electrified instrument in myriad ways. They're packed with all the Moog sound we've come to expect from the brand, without the high price tag its products usually command. » 10/08/13 2:22pm 10/08/13 2:22pm