All-Encompassing Streaming Service, Sonos Radio

60,000+ stations comprise the new musical hub

Launching today, Sonos Radio will provide listeners with hour upon hour of original content, curated playlists and some 60,000+ radio stations—all under a tab within the Sonos app. The collection will be easily accessible from the main screen; simply tapping “Sonos Radio” opens the door to the aforementioned content. From there, listeners have three options: Sonos Presents, Sonos Stations, and Local Stations. Under the first, …

2020 Sundance Film Festival Movies To Watch At Home Now

From shorts on Vimeo to features plucked up by streaming giants

Film festivals play a critical role in the independent cinema ecosystem—one that has been disrupted by necessary postponements and cancellations of some of 2020’s most important events. Thanks to Mailchimp and film distributor Oscilloscope, SXSW’s 2020 shorts can be watched online for free. Tribeca Film Festival currently screens shorts (many from alumni) through their  “A Short Film a Day Keeps the Anxiety Away” campaign. And the ReelAbilities Film …

The Death of the MP3

A file type that all but destroyed the music industry as it had existed for decades, the MP3 has reached the end of its life. Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in the late ’80s as a means to transmit sound information in small packages, MP3s then became a valid means to store information—until Fraunhofer started to give away a software that consumers …