How Many of These Old Cassette Tape Designs Do You Remember?

It's hard to remember a time where our musical picks weren't contained in a Spotify playlist. But just a few years ago, we were still preserving our audio masterpieces on cassette tapes. Tapedeck.org is a project of a German graffiti artist named Neck, who has been collecting images of these analog gems from another… » 12/03/14 9:00am 12/03/14 9:00am

Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays' Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape

Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don't get much love. That's a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of data. Prepare for the… » 5/04/14 10:16am 5/04/14 10:16am

Sony's Putting Its Handheld Cassette Recorders In That Old Junk Drawer…

It's the end of an era. Or more accurately, it's effectively been the end of an era for a while and this is another part of it. In early 2013, Sony will stop producing its three remaining models of handheld cassette recorders, meaning first the Walkman and now its cousins are on their final march to death. » 12/09/12 10:00am 12/09/12 10:00am

Watch This Army Of Cassette Tape Players Sing a Song of Days Gone By

Remember cassette tape players? Unlike the mp3 players so prevalent today, they didn't just play music; they made some white noise too. This art installation called Binatone Galaxy by Stephen Cornford takes advantage of that fact to create a neat but eerie soundscape that's totally living in the past. So take a… » 12/01/12 9:10am 12/01/12 9:10am

Cabinet Built From 918 Tapes That Never Thought Things Would End Like…

It's not easy being a tape nowadays. Your only friends are all in jail » 10/20/08 7:15am 10/20/08 7:15am, everyone inexplicably likes more than you, and now people are even using you to build . This is not how it was supposed to go. In your heyday, people to your not-so-dulcet tones, unwitting grunge parents produced little grunge babies to the…