Sonos is About to Get Even Easier by Ditching the Bridge

Sonos' multi-room wireless music system is crazy easy to use, but it's always had one annoying little drawback: You've got to plug at least one Sonos speaker or a Sonos Bridge into your router for it to work. Well the company just announced that it's overhauled its tech so that you don't need to be plugged in anymore. Read More >>

Adidas Originals X Monster Headphones for That Upside Down Run-DMC Look

After blinding all CES goers with dazzling 24K over-ears, Monster's latest headphone partnership is with Adidas Originals. Now your cans can match your Samba sneakers, meaning no head-to-toe Adidas suit will be complete without them. Read More >>

Ageing Audiophiles Push PonoPlayer Through £3m Kickstarter Tin-Rattling Goal

The slightly mocked Pono Music scheme with its "high resolution" audio playback claims and list of rock god endorsements has exploded through its crowd-funding aim, currently sitting at a total of $5.1m in pledges from over 15,000 people. Better get used to hearing about the Pono Store. Read More >>

V-Moda XS Headphones Review: Indestructible Cans With Runway Looks

V-Moda, the decade-old veteran of the new-wave of headphones is just launching a fresh set of impressively over-engineered cans. They fit you snug like a tailored suit and last as long as a tank. Read More >>

Sonos Android Controller Goes Under the Knife

Sonos' wonderful wireless music system is getting a long-overdue app refresh, beginning with a new Android controller which should pop up in Google Play today. Read More >>

Why Neil Young's New Pono Music Player Doesn't Make Any Sense

Neil Young is a lover of music, and so he has embarked on a well-intentioned quest to improve the quality of digital music. His Pono player is based on a good understanding the problems with digital music—but its prescription for a solution only half-way makes sense. Read More >>

Neil Young's New Pono Music Player Will Cost £240

Neil Young's new music player, Pono, has been on the cards for some time. But now, there are finally some real details: from March 15th, you'll be able to pre-order one on Kickstarter for $400 (£240). Read More >>

Cone: A Speaker That Knows What You Want to Hear Before You Do

Music is personal. It's tied to our identities, our emotions, even our friends. So the idea that a complex algorithm could make us smarter about music is counter-intuitive. The creators of Cone, a wireless speaker that learns what you like and builds on it, think they've cracked the code. Read More >>

This Hearing Aid Connects to an iPhone and Adapts to Your Surroundings

For centuries, humans have been using technology to make up for their shortcomings. People missing limbs got prosthetics. People with weak hearts got pacemakers. But, at a certain point, becoming a cyborg is less like fixing something broken than it is like gaining new powers. Read More >>

This £9,000 iPhone Speaker Comes With its Own Lightsaber-Hilt Remote

Mobile World Congress may well be all about the phones, but what tech tradeshow is complete without a ridiculously overpriced, over-spec'd speaker to gawp at? German audio-specialists Avantgarde Acoustics deliver the goods at MWC 2014 with the excessive Zero 1 speakers. Read More >>

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A Bluetooth E-Cigarette That Doubles as a Speakerphone. Wait, What?

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity over the past few years, probably because they let you smoke indoors again. And now there's even more reason to keep an e-cig in hand all day long because Supersmoker has added Bluetooth capabilities to its latest model. Read More >>

Sound-Enhancing Bluetooth Tube Amp Doubles as Cheesy Sci-Fi Prop

Bluetooth speakers tend to trade sound quality for a compact form factor and portability—but not this monstrosity. Looking like a contraption you'd find in Willy Wonka's factory, this vacuum tube amp promises to vastly improve the sound of music streaming from your mobile device. Read More >>

LG's SoundPlate Boasts Sexy Sound Served in an "Invisible" Box

Well, almost invisible. Long gone are the days when getting a decent sound out of your skinny flatscreen TV required several hundred feet of surround sound cabling snaking around your room or a monstrous soundbar obscuring the bottom half of your screen. LG’s slick SoundPlate proves a good AV speaker should be heard and not seen. Read More >>

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This Guy Made Electronica Music Using MS-DOS

Because anyone can create music with access to a laptop these days, Diode Milliampere decided to up the ante and make it harder for himself by making a song using MS-DOS. Yes, that command line inputting, C-drive accessing MS-DOS from 30 years ago. It turned out alright! Read More >>

A Hacker Found GPS Data in the Audio of This Police Chase Video

It's incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you'd assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper's engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter's GPS coordinates. Read More >>

Berlin's BoomRoom Plays Sounds Only You Can Hear (and Touch)

You know how some big rooms have special spots where you can stand and hear someone whisper from a hundred feet away. What if speakers could do that, selectively slinging sounds to specific listeners for specific purposes? You'd never have to wear headphones again! Read More >>


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