Man’s YouTube Video of White Noise Hit With Five Copyright Claims

Sebastian Tomczak is a music technologist and professor who likes to upload random experiments to YouTube. One of his clips is just 10-hours of white noise that he generated with open source software. Five copyright complaints later, and some vultures are now making money off of his work. Read More >>

Hipster White Noise Generator Simulates Working in a Crowded Coffee Shop

Do you find it easier to work with the din of a bustling coffee shop all around you, but would rather not deal with the guilt of not actually buying coffee for hours on end? A new website called Hipster Noise can simulate the sounds of a busy Starbucks, but from the lazy comfort of your home office. Read More >>

What Kind of Smart Device Would You Actually Want to Wear?

The first Apple Watch reviews are in, and the consensus appears to be a resounding “meh”. So let’s think outside the box and design an even sweeter smart device, right here, right now. What’s the wearable of your dreams? Read More >>

Do You Even Torrent?

With the news that the “Netflix for torrents,” PopcornTime, is sneaking past the Apple Iron Shield, I’ve got to ask: with our newfound abundance of free, ad-supported and paid streaming services, who is torrenting these days? And what are you torrenting for? Read More >>

How Did You Prepare For Y2K?

We live in a world obsessed with the threat of terrorism. But fifteen years ago, the media was in constant hysterics over Y2K, or "the Millennium bug". A real coding error that required lots of fixing, Y2K also provoked widespread paranoia and survivalist tactics that anticipated the end of the world. What were you up to? Read More >>