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Apple Music just announced support for two new features: high-quality, lossless audio and Dolby Atmos’ Spatial Audio. These will be available to all subscribers by next month at no additional cost.

Apple says that it will make its entire catalog of over 75 million songs available in a lossless format…


You’ve heard of LCDs, LEDs and OLEDs. Almost every electronic device with a screen uses one of these to display information to you. For a long time now, they have consolidated themselves as the usual suspects when it comes to powering a screen. …


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More than a decade ago, Anand Venkateswaran, an app developer and Vignesh Sundaresan, a journalist, met at a canteen in Chennai. On March 11, they paid $69.3 million dollars for a piece of artwork that does not exist, at least in the physical realm.

The said piece, titled ‘Everydays: the…


When Ringo announced the winner of the Record of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish held her face in her hands and shook her head. She appeared to transition from a state of shock to disbelief, and then to embarrassment. Not a typical reaction you’d expect from…


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Throughout human history, wars have been fought over a multitude of resources and commodities. Land, water, sugar, spices—all have hitherto served as catalysts for carnage. After witnessing two catastrophic wars in the first half of the twentieth century, a new material came to dictate the global sanctity in the second…


Like so many teenagers who started developing a fledgling interest in cinema in the early 2010s, I was part of the huge wave, washed ashore at the altar of Christopher Nolan’s filmography. Unquestionably, I was hyped for Tenet. After spending months in a lull with no hopes of watching it…


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Imagine yourself walking down a splendid, sunlit aisle, surrounded on both sides by towering shelves containing a massive collection of quaint, worn-out books. Your nostrils fill with the vintage smell of the library as you carefully draw out a heavy, old book shrouded in what appears to be perfectly tanned…


Spotify vs Apple

“Apple shouldn’t be able to use their power to give themselves an unfair advantage — harming fans like you and companies like us”, reads Spotify’s custom website, titled ‘Time to Play Fair’. …


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It’s fairly easy to lose track of time as days go by like a gentle and swift breeze. Unlike the real thing of course, which has been snagged away from us, as we’re deprived of that familiar sensation of feeling the vehement pollution in our lungs while performing a now…


12 April, 2020, 8 AM PT; somewhere in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

“What makes you guys shout and yell so early in the morning?” Kate groaned as she walked into the living room with her dishevelled hair and drowsy eyes, casually swiping away the unusually high number of notifications…

Adwitiya Pal

Reading and writing about tech, culture, history and business most of the time. Find me at adwipal@gmail.com

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