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The other analog format: Cassette tape decks have never been cheaper to buy

Vinyl's surging popularity is covered ad nauseam in mainstream media; the Audiophiliac ponders the rise of the other major consumer analog audio format, the cassette.

By 2 August 2015


New tool for DJ scratching: Cassette tapes!

Everything old is new again, apparently. Inventor and musician Jeremy Bell shows off his musical invention ScrubBoard, which uses audio cassette tape to scratch like a hip-hop DJ.

By 13 November 2014


Rewind: This Raspberry Pi cassette player plays Spotify tunes from actual tapes

A British maker has built Pi-powered tapes that re-create our physical connection to music for the Digital Age.

By 21 October 2014


Spotify, you make my streams come true (AKA, the making of my musical wonderland)

Commentary: A lifelong music lover, I've found that Spotify's streaming service is the best way to hear the songs I love most. To me, music services like this count among the most exciting technological achievements today.

By 29 November 2015


Steve Jobs' legacy includes the women he inspired

Women played a key role in helping create the Macintosh. Some of the women on the original Mac team share how Jobs pushed them to extraordinary levels of creativity.

By 3 November 2015


​19 questions you might be asking after seeing 'Steve Jobs'

The movie dramatizes key moments from the life of Apple's co-founder. How much is real and how much made up?

By 24 October 2015


Raspberry Pi gets an official ​7-inch touchscreen

The cheap micro-computer now has a touchscreen to build a basic tablet or control your Pi-powered creations.

By 8 September 2015


Analog cassettes: The hiss shall rise again

The lowly analog cassette is making a comeback. In 2012, sales were up 13 percent, and the surge continued in 2013!

By 7 May 2014


Kids introduced to Walkman cassette players, hilarity ensues

Watch the next generation of gadget lovers attempt to use outdated tech like tape cassettes and a Walkman. Get ready to feel old thanks to the latest "Kids React" video from The Fine Brothers.

By 15 April 2014


Old school boom box vs. today's wireless speakers: Which sounds best?

The Audiophiliac pitted a 1991 JVC PC-X100 boom box against a bunch portable wireless speakers, and the results surprised even him!

By 26 July 2015