Microphone

News

Shazam Keeps Your Mac’s Microphone Always On, Even When You Turn It Off

A security researcher has uncovered a potentially creepy feature of the popular app to discover music.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.14.16
News

Ex-NSA Hacker Creates Tool To Warn You Of Webcam Spies

This tool will alert you when a stealthy spyware starts watching or listening you while you use your Mac computer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.6.16
nasa

Carl Sagan’s Dream of a Martian Microphone May Finally Be Real

Members of NASA’s Mars 2020 SuperCam team will soon make the case for recording the sounds of the Red Planet.
Amy Thompson
3.1.16
Art

This Sound Sculpture Makes Algorithmic Prank Calls

::vtol::'s 'Prankophone' calls people up, then plays them a melody generated from their phone number.
Kevin Holmes
11.3.15
Film

This Exists: A Mouth-Covering Mic for Lonely Karaoke

Avoid disturbing your neighbors while practicing karaoke in your bedroom with the Hitori de Karaoke DX.
Beckett Mufson
3.24.15
Music

Hear Haunting Music Made by Slowly-Crushed Toys and Smartphones

::vtol:: uses 10-ton hydraulic presses to smash phones, cameras, and lucky cat toys—and the results sound beautiful.
Sami Emory
1.20.15
Features

Did You Know 98 Degrees Have a New Song about How Their Penises are Microphones?

Nick Lachey picks up the phone, pausing briefly as a wispy, nostalgic memory of Jessica transports him momentarily back to a more innocent time, and calls up those other dudes who were also in the band. “Dudes,” he says, “We totally need to get the band b
3.26.13