That time the band Journey made an Atari 2600 game

As Atari celebrates its 50th year, why not recall the pinnacle of gameplay that was “Journey: Escape” – the vivid Atari 2600 title to match the band.

Chantlings, an app where animated forest creatures sing along with you, is a marvel of design

Just when you think software has lost its wonder, you’re singing into your iPhone with some cute animated blobs. Chantlings is a joy – and a demonstration of how even existing vocal technologies can be employed in fanciful new ways.

Peter Kirn - August 25, 2022

Shazam is 20 years old: history, trivia, and tips

It was 20 years ago today – Shazam, now an Apple subsidiary, first launched and changed how the world identifies tunes. Here’s a look back, including some obscure history.

Peter Kirn - August 19, 2022

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