MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’
When is a sleeper actually asleep?
Listen to the Eerie Warbles of the Oldest Sound Recording in History
The French sound recording pioneer Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville never expected his samples to be played back, but scientists found a way.
The Story of the AC Adapter, Thomas Edison's Revenge on the Power Grid
They’re big, clunky, and annoying, but AC adapters are a fact of life in consumer electronics. Why? Let’s just say Thomas Edison’s getting his comeuppance.
VICE Sports Q&A: Snowboarding Legend Travis Rice Talks About His New Movie 'The Fourth Phase'
Travis Rice, who's been called the Paul Revere of big mountain freestyle, discusses how he's actually more like Thomas Edison, among other things.
Watching Vinyl Records Get Made Is Like Meditation
A technological throwback, just like vinyl records themselves.
Thomas Edison Thought It Was a Bright Idea to Electrocute Animals
One of history's most brilliant inventors didn't hold a patent on being an asshole, but he emerged at the forefront of the field.
This Project Is Digitizing Wax Cylinders So You Can Listen Like It's 1880
There’s been a quiet revival around this mostly forgotten recording medium.
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They May Look Great, But Video Games Can Never be 'Cinematic'
Today's big-budget video games look and sound great, but "cinematic" is something that they're not.
Happy Birthday, Stock Ticker: You Made Buying and Selling Inhuman
Right now in the space of a few clicks, I as just some jerkoff with a checking account and poor judgement, could purchase shares in the likelihood that the US or Israel will attack Iran before the end of the year on InTrade. After another cup of coffee...
Hear The Oldest Known Recording Of Voice And Music, From 1878
<p>It’s a little scratchy, but at least you might recognize the nursery rhyme.</p>