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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 an iPod?

One of the most popular devices to come out in years is the iPod. The iPod is a portable device used for storing and playing digital audio files. The device was designed and manufactured by Apple Computer is one of the products that really brought the company to mainstream consciousness. The iPod’s...

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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....

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What Is a USB Hub?

A USB hub is a small device that contains a number of USB ports where different USB devices can be plugged in. The USB hub is usually connected to an unused USB port on the computer using an extension cable. Upon plugging in, the USB hub serves as multiple input for different USB devices, which is...

Research Shows Link Between Good Workouts and Music

Research Shows Link Between Good Workouts and Music

A decade long study and massive amounts of research has shown a link between good workouts and music. In fact, based upon conclusions by Costas Karageorghis from London's Brunel University, music has proven to actually improve the quality of a workout. In a review of the data, Karageroghis stated...

DMCA Takedown 101

DMCA Takedown 101

The Digital Millennium Copyright ACT (DMCA) is one of the best-known and most-controversial pieces of legislation passed in recent years. It has had a greater impact on the Web than virtually any other piece of legislation and is largely responsible for much of the Web we see today. One of the...

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What Is Podcasting?

Podcasting is a term used to refer to broadcast programs that are made available to people online using subscription feeds like RSS or Rich Site Summary. The podcasts are designed to be played in portable media devices like MP3 players and iPods, although one can also use the media players on...

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...