Did you know that in the 1950s, you could buy cars with special record players installed? Dr. Peter Goldmark invented the Highway Hi-Fi in 1955, and Chrysler agreed to install them in their cars. In order to allow for longer playing time, and therefore less time changing the record, Goldmark slowed the rotations to 16 [...]
by Summer Muse on July 25, 2012
It might not be the safest thing to do with your prized subwoofer. But it’s so much fun! If you’ve never heard of oobleck, you’re in for a treat. Oobleck is a Non-Newtonian mixture that consists solely of cornstarch and water. When agitated, oobleck acts as a solid. When calm, it acts as a liquid. [...]
by Summer Muse on July 23, 2012
We’ve been taught this since we were children: electronics and water don’t mix. And so we’ve held to this belief, until recently. It’s almost an oxymoron, waterproof mp3 player. I mean, really? Imagine listening to music as you swim. That sounds impossible. But so very, very cool. There are many different types of waterproof mp3 [...]
by Summer Muse on July 19, 2012
Some people have an amazing surplus of imagination and ingenuity concerning science, technology and gadgets. These people often become engineers or inventors, like our very own CEO and Founder David Hall. But sometimes their passion lies in some other field, and that techie ingenuity is suppressed. At some point, it comes bursting up to the [...]
by Summer Muse on July 18, 2012
There are some songs that just aren’t the same without the bass. When you’re listening to these songs without a subwoofer, you can hear the muted bass, and know that there’s something more to the song. You listen with a pained expression on your face, and you long for Velodyne’s Optimum 12-inch subwoofer to hear [...]
by Summer Muse on July 17, 2012
Remember those days when you popped in a CD and listened to it from start to finish? You didn’t play one song, then put in a new CD, play another song, and so forth. But that’s become practical with the advent of mp3 players. Now, if you play more than two songs by the same [...]
by Summer Muse on July 13, 2012
Have you ever felt a little bit down and needed a mood lifter? Here are 10 songs that are sure to provide you with inspiration. 10) Cyndi Lauper – True Colors Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” calls on everyone to cast aside their fear and show the world who they truly are. These true colors are [...]
by Summer Muse on July 11, 2012
It’s hard to tell that this nondescript bottle of shampoo is actually a cleverly disguised MP3 player. If you didn’t already know that it was an MP3 player, then you probably wouldn’t suspect anything. It’s called the iMusic Shower Gel MP3 Player. Because it’s water resistant, music lovers and those who sing in the [...]
by Summer Muse on July 9, 2012
What with the vast majority of pop songs being what they are, about glamour and other trivial things, B.o.B. and Taylor Swift’s “Both of Us” is a breath of fresh air. It deals with the effects of the economic recession that is plaguing our country. The music video, released June 27, 2012, was shot in [...]
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The Benevolent Siren
Hi! I’m The Benevolent Siren. I’m a connoisseur of fine vegetarian cuisine, a TV fanatic, an organization enthusiast, and most importantly, I’m in the throes of a passionate love affair with music. There are some songs that play in your bones, veins and guts, not just your ears; those are the ones that keep me going. I guess you could say my heart beats to an 808 drum.
My name is AudiOdysseus. Admittedly, I would never describe myself as a hero of any kind and I tend to get seasick in open water. But I love adventure. There is nothing I appreciate more than exploring new territories and gathering information about the world around me. Those are also the types of posts you can expect from me. I’ll be writing mostly about new gadgets, emerging trends, and my work-related travels to other lands.
I'm a lover of pop-culture, a runner with a mad sweet tooth and an addiction to coffee. Read my musings about life, movies and music happenings here and the world at large. If you see me on the freeway I am most likely singing very loudly in my car. Honk and say hi!
Ace of Bass
Born and bred in the Silicon Valley, I have an innate passion for all things technology. I'll post about home theater, quality sound, apps and much more. If I bump into you while walking, its probably because I'm looking at my iPhone. Sorry!
Hi, my name is Mamadyne and I'm excited to be a part of the Velodyne team, writing about my relationship to music as a new mom. I love yoga, a good book, and rapping to Snoop Dogg when no one's listening. My three-month-old son prefers Raffi to Busta Rymes, which I think is a fair choice for a little guy who poops his pants.
Really, there’s no deep meaning behind my name. I’m the Summer Muse because I’ll be writing here during the summer, I absolutely adore music, and I often lose myself in my musings. I’m young. 18, in fact. I take walks with my dog, read Yahoo! Finance news, chase seagulls, and am an absolute master baker… of pecan pies. I hope to one day be a New York Times Bestselling Author. And no, you can’t have any pecan pie.
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