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‘Google Cast’, Apple’s AirPlay New Nemesis

Up until now, we’ve only seen video streaming capabilities with Google Cast, through devices like Chromecast or Android TV. Google Cast is now getting music streaming capabilities, allowing users to stream music directly from phones, laptops and tablets to Google Cast-enabled speakers. In order to make this happen, Google has partnered with speaker …

Vintage Alert: New Album Comes Out With Each Track Released on a Different Physical Format (Including MiniDisc)

Here we go: next month, British musician and producer Trevor Jackson’s will be releasing an album spanning 12 different physical formats, each with one song per physical object. Didn’t get that? The album release is going to be spread across multiple media formats: three sizes of vinyl (12, 10 and 7-inch), CD and mini CD, reel-to-reel, USB, cassette, …

Jabra Sport Wireless+ Headset Review

Jabra definitely needs no introduction when it comes to quality Bluetooth earpieces and headsets. The company’s decision to take its Bluetooth expertise beyond telecommunications was a move we couldn’t but welcome. The world of audio and audio accessories is one where there is little room for mediocrity, since users expect the best experience out …

Treading on the Competition: Jabra’s Solemate Review

When we were handed Jabra’s Solemate family of Bluetooth speakers for us to review, we couldn’t but remember Jawbone’s Jambox – the last standalone Bluetooth speaker we tested – as we still can recall, it did not really impress. But things are different with the Solemates: they have a distinct, footwear-inspired design with extremely high quality …

Roadie Tuner: A Lebanese-brewed Portable Guitar Tuner

For those of you who still haven’t heard of Roadie, It is an automatic tuner for any stringed music instrument. The concept is extremely simple and pure genius, to say the least. It uses the iPhone and a motorized accessory (which totally looks awesome by the way), to tune the instrument. It connects to the Roadie mobile app on the iPhone via …

Back to the Future: Ted Baker Fastnet

This would have looked futuristic a few years, or decades ago. Back in the time when a GameBoy would turn heads, when a Sony ‘Sports’ Walkman would be a killer. But guess what? This time-shift effect it has does make it look extremely cool, the way retro cameras can look awesome nowadays. This is not a radio. The FastNet is a bluetooth speaker. But …

Samsung Now Has Its Own Music Streaming Service: Milk

Samsung has decided to throw their hat into the online music service game with their own internet radio called: Milk Music. Milk because fresh, apparently, inspired by Samsung’s new refreshed UI design. The service is already available from the Google Play store, boasting ad-free music, but will only work on Samsung devices. For now Milk is only compatible …

Great Earphones Can Be Cheap Too

It’s that time of the year when I go on a random group test craze. This time around, I went for a budget earphones comparison, since music is something essential in my personal life, and that of my smartphone(s). After shuffling through endless pages of in-ear products, I ended up choosing four pairs, and these will definitely not leave you any excuse …

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery 6 Review

I have to admit that since my son was born back in March 2012, I have taken thousands and thousands of pictures of him. I know that parents will understand that feeling where they want to preserve every single moment and every single gesture that this little creature makes, as those times will never be regained again. And all those pictures are backed …

Thoughts On How To (Better) Choose Your Headphones

Active Noise Cancellation and Whatnot Active noise cancellation is basically electronic circuitry that “listens” to ambient noises. Then a near exact opposite wavelength to the offending sounds is generated, reducing our ability to hear them. Headphones with active noise-canceling technology typically excel at consistent noises; that’s the main reason …

A Few Thoughts on Amazon’s Autorip

Amazon’ new Autorip service gives you free access to a digital version of the physical media you just bought. Meaning buying an audio CD will automatically grant you access to soft MP3 versions of the album’s songs to download and enjoy. The same applies to books and DVDs. Direct implication? This might save the audio CD from obsolescence. Or will …