Post Thumbnail

The ability to livestream television, especially sports, is handy while you're away from home. But what about the times (driving, working, etc.) when you can't give a screen your undivided attention? You could opt for an all-audio option. With TuneIn's new subscription service, you won't have to w...

August 25th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It takes a lot to get me excited about a Bluetooth speaker these days. Although subpar sound quality plagued early devices, newer models offer both good looks and solid audio. Even so, most of the current offerings are same-y; unremarkable. Now, a company called Braven has found a way to evolve th...

August 21st 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Wireless headphones and flawless audio quality don't usually mix (you're usually compressing the sound signal to send it over the air), but Samsung thinks it can give this blend a shot. Its newly introduced Level On Wireless Pro headphones include "Ultra High Quality Audio" that supposedly deliver...

August 17th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

You can add SoundCloud the list of services that employ Google's Cast tech to beam tunes to speakers and other devices. With the latest update, the music library not only lets you wirelessly send tracks to your audio gear, but it'll also play them via Chromecast, Android TV and other Cast-friendly...

August 13th 2015 at 5:24pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Looking to learn about the history of modular synthesizers? The documentary I Dream of Wires serves as a primer and it's now streaming on Netflix in the US. If you don't happen to live in the States, the film from Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm is also available on-demand from Vimeo and for purch...

August 13th 2015 at 3:37pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The proliferation of mobile phones is great, and so is the availability of 4G in the UK. However, dwindling spectrum available for wireless audio gear could cause problems at your local music venue or playhouse -- especially in the UK. Shure, the pro audio company, wants a dedicated radio spectrum...

August 11th 2015 at 10:36pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Apple Music has Beats1, and now Rdio has live radio, too. Rdio announced today that in addition to its library of 35 million songs and curated stations, it's tacking on live broadcast radio with access to "nearly 500 stations." You can browse the full list here, but for starters you can expect 93....

August 11th 2015 at 9:36pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Enjoying Spotify's free tier? Well, you might be hearing a limited selection in the near future. Digital Music News reports that the streaming service plans to offer some of its content only to paying customers. As it stands, subscribers get to skip the ads that non-paying listeners are subject to...

August 10th 2015 at 2:28pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Do pendants and other wearable ornaments lack pizzazz for you? Alexander Zolotov has a way to spice things up... if you're fond of 8-bit graphics gone haywire, at least. His Quantum VJ is small enough to hang around your neck, but clever enough to turn audio into wonderfully glitchy visuals on it...

August 9th 2015 at 7:47pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you live in the States and have been itchin' to get behind the wheel of Audi's new plug-in hybrid, you'll soon be in luck. The A3 e-tron "Sportback" (read: hatchback) will arrive at dealers in the US in October, with prices starting at $37,900 before any incentives or tax credits. It's the auto...

August 6th 2015 at 5:09pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Shazam is great for discovering new music and settling a friendly bet. While you could already listen to full-length songs from Rdio or Spotify inside the app, now you can add identified tunes to your playlists parked at those two streaming services, too. Without leaving Shazam, simply hit the plu...

August 6th 2015 at 12:28am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Music is about youth, vibrancy and rebellion, something that seems at odds with Rolls-Royce, cars that are normally the province of stuffed shirts the world over. Despite this, the company feels that it needs to reach out to music-loving billionaires, which is why it's launching the Rolls-Royce Wr...

August 5th 2015 at 12:47pm 0 Comments