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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By June 26, 2015


The fascinating story of the man who invented stereo (and pioneered TV and radar too)

Honoured at the famous Abbey Road Studios, Alan Dower Blumlein pioneered all kinds of technologies before his untimely death during a top-secret wartime mission.

By April 1, 2015


Apple defended iPod from hackers, iTunes chief says in antitrust trial

In a trial questioning Apple's use of software updates, iTunes chief Eddy Cue says they were necessary because hackers wanted to break apart the company's digital-music ecosystem.

By December 4, 2014


Judge denies EMI's bid to halt resale of digital music

Judge turns down EMI's request for a preliminary injunction against music reseller ReDigi, and says he's inclined to let the case go to trial because of the "fascinating" technological and legal questions it involves.

By February 7, 2012


iPhone 5C teardown reveals upgrades and design changes

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 5C and shows you the upgrades and design changes that make it more than just an iPhone 5 with a plastic case.

By October 3, 2013


iPhone 5S teardown reveals subtle internal design changes

Bill Detwiler shows you how to crack open the iPhone 5S and gives you a tour of the phone's internal hardware.

By September 25, 2013


Pandora scores legal victory against music publishers

A court ruling upholds the Internet radio service's motion that it's allowed to play all works covered by ASCAP without restriction.

By September 18, 2013


Vevo's music videos find their growth groove on televisions

The music video site's latest half-year viewership report shows that for it to build on its area of greatest growth, Vevo's path forward follows a throwback -- a linear channel of videos programmed by humans for TVs.

By September 9, 2013


In MP3tunes copyright case, EMI wants CEO's assets

MP3tunes.com founder Michael Robertson asks a federal court to dispose of copyright suit EMI filed against the music service and him personally. Judge says nothing doing.

By June 25, 2012


Vevo reportedly inks music video deals with Apple, Samsung

Site's vast library of 50,000 music videos may soon be available on Apple's set-top boxes and Samsung TVs, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By August 20, 2013