Starbucks Is Quitting CDs, and So Am I

Nearly two years ago, I bought a CD while waiting for a bucket-sized iced coffee, sweet with a splash of whole milk. It wasn't a long wait, but it was long enough for me to spot the new Vampire Weekend album, remember I'd pirated their first two and hand my Starbucks gift card back to the barista. "I'll also take » 2/20/15 3:30pm 2/20/15 3:30pm

This Impeccably Accurate CD Player Scans Your Disc Multiple Times for…

It turns out that even the most expensive of home stereo CD players are still occasionally susceptible of incorrectly reading the data on the disc, which can ruin the listening experience. So a company called Parasound has created the CD 1, a Linux-powered standalone CD player that actually reads a disc multiple times… » 3/25/13 1:40pm 3/25/13 1:40pm

What Have You Done with All Your Old CDs and DVDs?

Because we're not all artists who can turn dead media into a gigantic skull, I'm curious as to what you guys have done with your dusty collection of CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Laserdiscs, VHS Tapes and all other old, physical media? It seems heartless to toss 'em out but they're also so completely useless. What to do? » 9/11/12 7:30pm 9/11/12 7:30pm

A Gigantic Skull Made From VHS Tapes and CDs Is a Fitting After Life…

I have a gigantic case full of CDs that I have no idea what to do with. Do I toss them out? Do I save them for my kids? I'm sure other people have the same questions with their dead physical media—CDs, video tapes, DVDs, soon to be Blu-Rays—what's going to happen to all of that? Why not turn it into a giant skull… » 9/10/12 10:30pm 9/10/12 10:30pm