Pop! Vinyl Ant-Man Rides Into Battle on the Cutest Ant In the World

Funko’s Pop! Vinyl toys tend to go one of two ways: either incredibly creepy, or incredibly cute. Someohow, they’ve managed to make a toy of a giant flying ant and make it the cutest thing in the world—and then they slapped Scott Lang’s Ant-Man on top of it, and made it even better. »10/14/15 6:40pm10/14/15 6:40pm


Incredible microscope view of a vinyl record playing in slow motion

I don’t care that I supposedly understand how vinyl records work because I still totally think they’re the work of at least some low level sorcery. Trapping sound and music and voices? Come on! Anyways, my disbelief aside of analog technology aside, here’s a cool microscope view of vinyl records being played. »6/17/15 7:30pm6/17/15 7:30pm

This Bluetooth Adapter Streams Music Through Your Record Player

If pressured, Jesse England might have a tough time justifying the existence of his unique creation—known as the Universal Record. What looks like an extra-thick piece of vinyl is actually a Bluetooth adapter for record players. But instead of transmitting sound from a turntable through a wireless speaker, it allows… »4/13/15 4:44pm4/13/15 4:44pm

The Vinyl Artwork on Qbert's New Album Doubles As a MIDI DJ Controller

Audiophiles have a laundry list of reasons why you should be buying your music on vinyl, but with DJ Qbert's new album Extraterrestria, aspiring turntablists now have a reason to skip the MP3s too. Using printed MIDI technology from a company called Novalia, the artwork in the vinyl's sleeve doubles as a DJ… »1/02/15 8:42am1/02/15 8:42am

This Transforming Briefcase Turntable Is a Walkman For Your Records

Just because you prefer the warm, crackly sound of vinyl records to MP3s doesn't necessarily mean you also like being tethered to a home stereo whenever you want to listen to your record collection. So Pyle has created this portable turntable that transforms into a briefcase for easy transport, and also includes a… »11/12/14 11:22am11/12/14 11:22am

Vinyl's Upward Surge Continues Because Vinyl Rules

Last week, Nielsen Soundscan released its mid-year report, and once again, album sales were in the gutter, down 14.9 percent from the year before. Vinyl, though, keeps plugging upwards, with sales growing 40 percent to 4 million units. Even as our media is increasingly intangible, there's a subset of people that just… »7/11/14 10:43am7/11/14 10:43am