Achieve Gapless Playback on a Chromecast with Gear

It’s neat that Google, with a $385 billion market cap, still fails to implement a basic feature like gapless music playback within their own product ecosystem, yet a tiny company like @_Treasurebox_ can solve the problem with a $3.99 OS X app. Chalk up another win for the little guy: Gear (a.k.a. G-Ear) for Google […]

Resurrect a Sony WM-F100 III with a $3.09 Belt

In the 80’s, Macy’s sold this particular Walkman for $225.00.   With an annual inflation of 2.74%, that’s $479.25 in 2014 dollars.  Unlike the clunky plastic-fantastic turquoise sensibilities of other 80’s electronics, the Sony WM-F100 III was made of metal and built to last.  It represented premium Japanese engineering, but with an unseen Achilles tendon. When […]

Google Music Manager vs. Belkin N600 Router

Problem When uploading music to Google Play Music with the Google Music Manager app, web browsing and other internet activity becomes impossible. Discussion If your router is running the stock firmware, Google Music Manager can quickly saturate an internet connection and bring it to its knees.  The “bandwidth available for uploading” setting appears to be for […]