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How long can your recordings on tape last?
How long can your recordings on tape last?

Have an archive of old recordings on cassette tape?  Just how long can you expect them to last? Magnetic tapes can last 10 to 30 years depending on a few factors. Normal tape playing. Tape formats are degraded in some way every single time the tape passed across the mechanical parts of recorders and players. Worn and improperly maintained tape…

Officer Down Memorial Page
Officer Down Memorial Page

The Officer Down Memorial Page, run by https://www.odmp.org/ focuses on honoring and remembering all of law enforcement’s heroes. Their COVID-19 Honor Roll continues to grow with names of fallen officers and offers resources to help their families. Texas has by far the most listed, followed by NY, FL, CA and IL. According to their site, there have been 1,776 line…

World’s First Recording
World’s First Recording

Precise Digital is the nation’s leader for interview recording systems and equipment, but recordings have come a long way since the world’s first recording. The phonautograph is the earliest known device for recording sound, it was invented by Frenchman Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville and was patented on March 25, 1857. It transcribed sound waves as undulations or other deviations in…

Costco Giving Officers Priority Access to Stores During the Coronavirus Crisis
Costco Giving Officers Priority Access to Stores During the Coronavirus Crisis

Acknowledging the integral role of first responders and medical workers in the fight against the novel coronavirus, Costco on Wednesday said it would begin giving them priority access to its stores. Health care workers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders will be moved to the front of any line to enter a Costco warehouse, the company said on…

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