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What Is FLAC?

FLAC, or Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a type of compression method that allows for the preservation of the original quality of the audio recording while at the same time also reducing the total file size of the finished, compressed file. FLAC is an open-source and royalty-free format. Because of...

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What Is Ripping a CD?

Ripping a CD does not mean tearing it up into two. (That’s actually impossible—and when you think about it, pointless.) Ripping a CD means to copy music from a compact disk (or, in its more familiar abbreviated form, CD) to a computer. You can copy it file by file or use special software that...

10 Best Toys for Babies

10 Best Toys for Babies

Babies grow quickly and finding toys and gear suitable to meet the needs of your developing infant is sometimes difficult. Many baby toys are geared toward fostering safety, development, education, and of course, entertainment.

The Top 3 Distractions That Actually Cause Accidents

The Top 3 Distractions That Actually Cause Accidents

Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. They can be your best friend, your cellphone or even an mp3 player. No matter what it is, distracted driving comes when you least expect it -- maybe even right before a wreck. Here are a few things you should avoid if you don’t want to end up in an accident....

10 Uses for Your iPod Touch Other Than Music

10 Uses for Your iPod Touch Other Than Music

The iPod has evolved from a small little gadget, without a touch screen, to a full on mobile machine- the only thing separating it from the iPhone is the ability to make calls and texts. But who says you can't?

3 Treadmill Exercises to Bust That Boredom

3 Treadmill Exercises to Bust That Boredom

The number one drawback of having a treadmill is boredom. Just face it. A slower jogging or a faster jogging is still jogging. So why bother getting your own machine? That’s actually what most people think before realizing that a treadmill offers a variety of exercises. Some of these are enumerated...

10 Best Fiona Apple Songs

10 Best Fiona Apple Songs

American singer, songwriter, and pianist Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart is notorious for offering sweet melodies full of truth. With critical acclaim, commercial success, and a far reaching range of raw talent, her music stands a testament of her experiences with heartbreak, healing, and human nature....

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What Is an External Hard Drive?

An external hard drive is a kind of computer component. All computers will have at least one hard drive, in which it places important software (including the operating system), files, and user data. However, this hard drive is built into the computer. The external hard drive is thus a second (or...

Seattle Teen Attacked by Pack of Girls Before Busload of Passengers

Seattle Teen Attacked by Pack of Girls Before Busload of Passengers

On November 19, 2010 in Seattle, Washington, during rush hour, a seventeen year old teenager named Jessica was attacked by a pack of girls before a busload of passengers. The only person who intervened was her boyfriend. The attack was captured by bus surveillance video. The King County...

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

The 14 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Filed by the RIAA and the MPAA

Nine years ago the RIAA won a groundbreaking suit against Napster.com in what would become the beginning of a nearly decade-long flood of litigation. The incident seemed to be a tipping point for the Entertainment Industry, as both the RIAA and MPAA up until then had enjoyed little success in...