James began writing for music magazines in the UK during the '90s. After a few failed attempts at a DJ career, he carved out a living reviewing DJ and music production gear. Now he lives in the Bay Area, covering drones, fitness tech and culture, though he keeps his DJ gear plugged in and on show. You never know.
Hip-hop's most influential sampler gets a 2017 reboot
The MPC series from Akai is back with two new standalone models.
Pioneer takes on Korg with its first analog synthesizer
Korg kinda has the mini-synth thing locked down, at least it did.
Teenage Engineering's next synth wirelessly syncs with Basslet
The portable OP-Z will have tactile bass without an ugly dongle (if you have a Basslet).
Technology helped me through the emotional roller coaster of CES
It was a stressful week in Las Vegas, but gadgets came to the rescue.
Immersit Vibes puts a rumble pack in your sofa
Feel every explosion in games and movies right in your butt.
David Copperfield: 'I come to CES to get inspired'
The Vegas star doesn't just love CES; it also influences his own show.
GoPro CEO: Karma returning as the 'ultimate GoPro'
The company's drone is coming back, followed by a 360 GoPro.
In 2017, drones are getting faster, more fun and easier to fix
But racing takes center stage.
The 'Basslet' puts a haptic subwoofer on your wrist
Finally a wearable for bass-face.