A new patent registered by Google covers the serving of adverts based on the background noises it picks up by listening in to your phone calls, which could result in your mobile spamming you with Cornetto ads whenever the ice cream van drives past.
Parametric speakers aren't exactly new, but this Kickstarter idea is tiny and practical. The Soundlazer delivers a focused beam of audio in a single direction. Theoretically, you could point it at yourself, and nobody around you would hear your embarrassing music at all.
If you’re lucky enough to have one of those awesome Sonos systems in your home, you’ll soon have a new way to control it. Two new Sonos Controller app updates are on the way for the PC and Mac, which should make it even easier to find, control and play music across your home for the ultimate party.
Some people fall in love with fast cars or expensive women, but it'd be hard to blame an audiophile for swooning over this gorgeous DAC and doing something irrational to get it. Lock up your family heirlooms around the M2Tech Young DAC.
Most people aren't opposed to audio that sounds good, but gear can get expensive. When you move into streaming audio, you might as well think about pulling out a second mortgage. But NuForce thinks its Air DAC can bridge the gap between performance and price.
I love audio gear, but until recently my obsession was limited to products geared around music. I watched Netflix on my computer, content to relinquish sonic control to my MacBook speakers. Then I got a TV, and a Blu-ray player, and now I'm addicted to ludicrous action movies. Looking at the latest Mini Theater system from Bowers & Wilkins, I don't think I can be happy until I own it.
The new NTH Music Synthesizer uses simple circuitry packaged in an intuitive interface to produce evil tones that would sound perfect in an old arcade game. The second you see this thing in action, you're going to want get your hands on it.
Another day, another iOS device dock designed to compensate for their unimpressive built-in speakers. Today it's Philips with its elongated DS6100 featuring an aluminium housing that's designed to perfectly complement your iMac.