The Ghost In The MP3: See What’s Missing In Your Audio

shockwebpic_ghostinthemp3The Ghost In The MP3 also known as modernist is an experiment by Ryan Patrick Maguire where he collects the bits of data that are erased during the MP3 and MP4 compression processes that make our files smaller and plays them back as a standalone file. This results in a hazy, ghostly audio and video of the discarded bits of data that are erased when a file is compressed that sounds and looks like it’s trapped in another dimension.

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The End Of Privacy

shockwebpic_theendofprivacyWhen criminals, businesses, and governments monitor you, what does privacy mean anymore? Edward Snowden, Marc Goodman and Vint Cerf on privacy in a digital age. Watch this video, the first on a series on privacy from innovation engine XPRIZE.

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Ways To Fix The Music Crisis: How Tech Can Help Save The Industry

shockwebpic_musicscrisisandhowtofixitWe all know that the recent digital era has transformed the way we listen to, buy and release music but did you know that the next few years may be crucial in defining the future of the industry and how the music makers and companies that profit from music get paid?

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Pioneer Announces Its CDJ Killer – The USB Only XDJ-1000

shockwebpic_pioneerxdj1000The first Pioneer DJ player without a CD drive, the XDJ-1000 is a USB-only player being released later this month at a price of $999. Watch in in action in this video demo by Pedestrian with official word from Pioneer below.

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100 Things To Watch In 2014

shockleewebpic_100things2014If you’re wondering what will be trending or gaining popularity in the year ahead check out this list from JWT.

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Shocklee At 2014 International CES

shockleewebpic_ces2014The 2014 International CES is taking place in Las Vegas, starting officially on January 7th for a week full of all the latest and future consumer electronics, technology and entertainment to come. Reportedly this upcoming show will hit 2 million square feet of exhibition space making it the biggest EVER. And that’s just the show floor.

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10 Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

shockleewebpic_10stepsagainstsurveillanceThe following post comes courtesy of the team over at EFF and is filled with some helpful information on ways you can safeguard yourself from prying eyes on the internet.

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How The Government Tracks You: A Must See Video On NSA Surveillance + DC Rally Info

shockleewebpic_nsasurveillancevideoFight for the Future and Demand Progress have just released a video explaining what’s going on with the recent U.S. government surveillance that has come to light. Watch this for an overview on why this is a very dangerous thing that not only violates the rights of U.S. citizens but also affects everyone else worldwide.

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People Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Sharing A Video – Stop SOPA – TAKE ACTION!

shockleewebpic_sopaisbackFight for the Future and the Center for Rights are campaigning to get everyone involved to stop the censorship-driven, business-crushing, unnecessarily-criminalizing, horrible-for-web-users-everywhere, SOPA [Stop Onlince Piracy Act] from coming back to life. This affects everyone who uses the internet, so yes this means you too. Get the word out to your friends and help stop SOPA it before it spreads.

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The Traktor DJ Cable Is Here To Save All You App DJs

shockleewebpic_traktorcableEntry level DJ’s and forward-thinking experimental ones can now have a new feature to play with on their Traktor DJ App – Native Instruments has just introduced the official Traktor DJ Cable which allows you to preview tracks. Essentially, it is a splitter cable that takes your stereo signal and splits the incoming signal in two so you can cue your tracks.

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