Items tagged with Recording

Have you ever watched a dog at play? They're in their own little world where chasing a chipmunk across the yard is every bit as important as that TPS report you've been tasked to write. And that hole Fido's been digging? He's not sure where it leads, he only knows it must be dug. Ah, the life of a dog -- rather than dress up in a Wilfred costume and freak out the neighbers, you can live vicariously through your pet with GoPro's new Fetch mount. The Fetch dog harness has two mount locations for HERO cameras -- one on the back for an over-the-head perspective and a second on the chest to see the... Read more...
Beepa's handy-dandy real-time video capture and benchmarking program known as Fraps has just been updated to version 3.5.0. Updates to Fraps are few and far between; the last time the folks at Beepa tweaked their popular utility was six months ago in October 2011. First and foremost, there are new system requirements to run the latest version of Fraps, but don't fret, they're nothing strenuous. As long as you own a CPU with SSE2 (Pentium 4 and above) and a Windows OS that isn't older than XP, you're good to go (note that Windows 2000 is no longer supported). For those of you rocking an old-school... Read more...
Elgato has produced a number of video-related accessories, primarily for Mac users, over the years. Generally speaking, they're best in class, with the Turbo H.264 USB stick helping to convert huge, huge videos to smaller H.264 files that suffer no loss in quality (and in record time, too). Today, the company is branching out somewhat with a new EyeTV HD, hailed as the "ultimate DVR for high-definition TV." It's essentially a full-featured DVR, with full access to premium cable or satellite TV content on a Mac. The box allows users to "watch, record, edit and enjoy cable and satellite in high-definition,... Read more...
Ah, live music. Is there anything better? Maybe a nice new triple-GPU setup, or possibly a sweet slate of Core i7, but other than that, we're thinking live music has the edge. Unfortunately, attending your favorite concerts has become synonymous with going broke, but the same folks responsible for jacking the prices are now making it easier than ever to experience your favorite artists up close...but not in the way you might expect. Live Nation has teamed up with artists, labels and iTunes in order to produce and promote a new section that features live music recordings. The service is currently... Read more...
TDK has always been one to push the limits. Back in August, we heard that the company's roadmap included 960GB laptop drives and 3.2TB desktop drives. Now, we're also hearing that it's looking to push the same boundaries in the optical media realm. How does a 10-layer, 320GB disc sound? Sounds like Blu-ray whimpering.Reportedly, the media storage company has already developed a 10-layer disc capable of holding a whopping 320GB, or 32GB per layer. Better still, it's possible to write and read data on and from the disc by using a blue-violet semiconductor laser with an oscillation wavelength of 405nm... Read more...
A vast majority of iPhone applications may end up abandoned, but we know of at least one app that a Los Angeles-based band simply can't do without: FourTrack. As the iPhone continues to push the envelope of what's possible on a smartphone, the band--which goes by 'The 88'--has managed to record an entire track using Apple's smartphone. It's hard to believe, but it's true.The app, which was crafted by Sonoma Wire Works, sparked an idea to jot down song ideas on the fly, and eventually the band simply used the 14 recorded tracks to create one of their published songs. The single is called "Love Is... Read more...
This one might bring a whole new meaning to one of my favorite discs of all time, Jimi Hendrix's "Smash Hits"... "Information on the glass CD is read by laser. Because existing plastic CDs are not completely transparent, information on them cannot be read perfectly. They are also susceptible to bending or warping if left in sunlight or humid areas, which leads to sound distortion. As glass CDs are completely transparent, information on them can be read perfectly, improving sound quality. They are not affected by heat or humidity and remain in perfect condition forever." Yeah, except... Read more...
XYZComputing.Com has posted up some information regarding Seagate's latest enterprise class hard drive that features new perpendicular recording technology.  It's not a desktop hard drive by any means, considering it's only available in SAS, Ultra320 SCSI, and fibre channel flavors, but the tech will surely trickle down in time. "Seagate's big news today is the announcement of an update to its flagship enterprise disk, the Cheetah 15K.4. The new model, the Cheetah 15K.5 will become Seagate's top-of-the-line 15,000 RPM disk and... Read more...