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WiFi, or wireless fidelity, may be the most physically—yet virtually—ubiquitous technology we use to experience music. Today, with streaming services, one can listen to music without even downloading it to one’s phone, as long as one has a WiFi…
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Cassettes are constructed from two spools inside a plastic casing. Between the two spools is wound a flat plastic tape that is coated with ferric oxide. Once this tape is magnetized, it remains magnetized for as long as the cassette remains intact.…
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Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1887 by connecting a thin membrane to a needle, which touched a cylinder covered with tin foil, prompting sound waves connected to a diaphragm. This process would move the needle which would then carve…
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By the late 1920s, more than 60% of Americans owned radios. An instrument featured as prominently in the home as the square grand piano once was, the radio became the center of family life in living rooms around the country. By 1940, there were 765…
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The jukebox is much older than one might assume. In 1887, Louis Glass, who owned a gin joint in San Francisco, thought to combine Thomas Edison’s Class M electric phonograph with a showy oak cabinet, and the jukebox was born. This technology did not…
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Approximately 300 years ago, Bartolomeo Cristofori combined the hammered dulcimer with the harpsichord to create the pianoforte. In 1760, a piano was built were shaped like a rectangle, which would evolve in the 19th century into the square grand…
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国家宝藏(National Treasure)is a 2017 Chinese cultural exploration program. In the program, the nine major museum in China, the Palace Museum, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Museum, Hunan Provincial Museum, Henan Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, Hubei Provincial…
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Bilibili was established on June 29, 2009 (163. 2017), it is a video-sharing website which uses an Adobe Flash or HTML5 player to create a real-time overlaying subtitle system which can provide a interactive video watching experience for its users.…
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On April 8, 1984 China launched its first experimental geostationary orbit communications satellite DongfanghongII (Global Security 2018). This has opened a new chapter for China’s telecommunication industry and has laid the foundation for China's…
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Originated in 1979 (163 2014) and officially launched in 1983, Chun Wan or the Spring Festival Gala is one of the most important and watched TV programs in China (People 2013). The Gala is annually hold on the eve of Chinese New Year, including…
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In January 2007, a Japanese web designer Nobuo Kawakami launched an innovative website Niconico, on this website, users can upload, view and share video clips. Unlike other video sharing sites, comments of its users can be plastered directly on top…
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On April 30, 1939 (Salazar 2014), the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) introduced the electronic television to the public at the World's Fair in New York (Lemm 2018). On that day, the electronic television broadcast the opening speech addressed by…
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Digital Television (DTV) is a significant broadcasting technology that has transformed the television format and television viewing experience. Unlike analog televisions, DTV transmit and receive digital signals and it could provide better picture…
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On the one hand, the development of the satellite industry and satellite television was made possible by a variety of factors, for example the advent of the space program, advances in digital technology, and the efforts of pioneering individuals like…
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Embroiled in a copyright battle with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for almost four years, Limewire finally lost, and subsequently shut down. The last popular file sharing site to be ousted, Limewire gave way to the current era…
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Total Request Live (TRL) accepts viewers' votes, at first through phone calls and by 2001 online, to determine the top 10 music videos of the day. Young people were very much in charge of the kind of music they wanted to hear--as long as those…
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CBGB, heralded (by many, contested by just as many) as the birthplace of punk, only accidentally became one of the most visible breeding grounds for the burgeoning genre. Originally intended to be a "Country, Blue Grass, Blues" venue, the club…
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No history of musical influence, cliche be damned, would be complete without the Beatles. Their influence on youth culture in Britain and in America, politicized rock music, and (somehow) seemingly universal appeal revealed a shift in the way young…
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In 1955, Chuck Berry was signed to major label Chess Records. He recorded a version of "Ida Red" that would then become "Maybellene," which reached #5 on Billboard's overall chart and #1 for R&B. But R&B would prove retrospectively to be a misnomer:…
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With the end of WWII came a new class of consumers. Young people began to benefit from a time of great economic prosperity, particulalry as a result of the Employment Act of 1946. The act provided the opportunity for employment to anyone "able,…
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