Spotify Asks Band to Take Down Scam Album, Band Responds Hilariously

Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck's ironic Spotify record, Sleepify, which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band's tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band's attempted scam. They're not happy about it! » 4/22/14 6:20pm Yesterday 6:20pm

Fan TV's Slick Cable Box Replacement Is Coming to Time Warner Cable

It's been nearly a year since Fan TV told us about its plan to to revolutionize the way we watch live TV with a set-top-box. Today, Time Warner customers become the first to get access to the platform. It turns out that making your cable work better comes at a hefty price. » 4/22/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Why Aereo Matters

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of the television networks versus Aereo, an innovative service that lets you stream broadcasts over the internet. How it's decided could define the future of television, and how we watch it. » 4/22/14 12:40pm Yesterday 12:40pm

Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. It's obsolete. » 4/19/14 11:00am Saturday 11:00am

Samsung's "Free and Ad-Free" Music Service Will Actually Cost $4 Monthly

Last month, Samsung introduced a Milk Music, a beautiful streaming radio service that it said would come free and ad-free with your new Samsung Galaxy phone. So it wasn't just slick—it offered you a cheaper better option to competitors like Spotify and Pandora. Awesome! Except it's not going to be free and ad-free at… » 4/18/14 11:14am Friday 11:14am

Sonos Is About to Get Even Easier By Ditching the Bridge

Sonos' multi-room wireless music system is crazy easy to use, but it's always had one annoying little drawback: You've got to plug at least one Sonos speaker or a Sonos Bridge into your router for it to work. Well the company just announced that it's overhauled its tech so that you don't need to be plugged in anymore. » 4/17/14 11:52am Thursday 11:52am

​Eyefi Cloud Syncs Photos From Your Camera to the Internet in a Flash

Basically every new camera that comes out these days has Wi-Fi on-board, but the technology hasn't progressed to the point that it's seamless. There's still a little friction when you're trying to get photos from your camera to another device—and that's still one step removed from the internet. Wi-Fi enabled SD card… » 4/17/14 5:00am 4/17/14 5:00am

How the Source Family Turned "Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll" Into a Cult

It's been nearly 40 years since Jim Baker died after diving off a cliff in Hawaii, but members of the utopian community he founded still call him Father. In recent years, they've gone about resurrecting the memory of the cult, and its weird philosophy which melded the decadence of 1960s pop culture with weird… » 4/15/14 7:00pm 4/15/14 7:00pm

Watch the Amazing Process of Manufacturing an Iconic Eames Shell Chair

When the Eames debuted their now-legendary shell chair in 1950, it became the first mass-produced plastic chair in the world. This wasn't just an aesthetic icon—it was also a wonder of manufacturing and engineering. Now, Herman Miller is giving us a glimpse of how it's made. » 4/14/14 2:40pm 4/14/14 2:40pm