Phonocut is An At-Home Vinyl Machine

An at-home consumer vinyl-cutting machine, the Phonocut means that anybody—provided you have a digital audio file—can make their very own records in three steps. Essentially “idiot-proof” (according to co-founder Florian “Doc” Kaps) the device cuts 10-inch vinyl as the music plays, and is able to hold 10 to 15 minutes of sound on each side. It will be available to back on Kickstarter next week, …

Kristalic Seeks to Provide “Cloud-Based Personal Memory Banks”

Using existing microphone-equipped devices (like AirPods and smartphones), Kristalic is an AI-powered assistant that can record conversations throughout your work day in order to then condense them into a memory bank that can be easily searched later. The startup—founded by Techstars Seattle alum Jos van der Westhuizen—aims to extract “only the most important information from a meeting” and can also send weekly updates. The company …

Panoramic Sound Recording with Boom Boom

A new app for the device allows users to replicate exotic or ambient noise

by Laura Feinstein There are many ways to spin a good yarn. At this year’s Future of Storytelling Summit (FoST), a yearly meeting of the cross-disciplinary minds spanning tech, design, experiential and innovation, founder Charlie Melcher (of Melcher Media; Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and last year’s JJ Abrams interactive project) described it succinctly: “a great story has the ability to transport and transform.” For …