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Articles tagged with: sound

Itunes Extends Song Preview To 90 Seconds

Apple’s iTunes store is the one of the biggest providers of music content for PCs and i-Devices. To facilitate the consumer, Apple has upgraded their system of song preview.

iTunes previously allowed a user to preview the tune for about 30 seconds before the user actually bought that tune. Other such service providers such as Amazon also allowed a preview of 30 seconds but looks like Apple has decided to go a step ahead of Amazon.

Onkyo’s New Android Application

Onkyo announced the launching of the new Android application for music systems.

If you have Onkyo’s music system in your home, then you will definitely get excited to know about this new application. The new Android Onkyo application will be available soon as a free download online on Onkyo markets.

It can be used for many different purposes. First, you will have to get connected to a WiFi network before you can control almost all the features of your Onkyo Music system.

Libratone’s Airplay Is Now Compatible W/ iOS

Libratone an audio company released its ultra-sleek and eye catching wireless speakers for Home. The product might be a little expensive starting from $600 for the tower and around $1100 for the Lounge soundbar.

Is spending that many greens worth it? Last year the company produced rather disappointing results which lacked compatibility with most of our operating systems.

Hassle-Free Bluetooth Speaker From Jabra

Jabra, a bluetooth cellphone accessory maker has just announced a Bluetooth speakerphone that allows for a plug n’ play experience, without the fuss of an installation.

The system is called Drive and it connects up to devices (e.g. a phone and a GPS unit), and without any setup, it allows the two gadgets to be paired and ‘talk’ to one another.

If you’re just looking to use it as a speakerphone, you can do that too, and users will enjoy 20 hours of talk time and 30 days of standby time on a single charge.

BlueAnt Brings The Embrace To Audiophiles

BlueAnt, a company that produces Bluetooth-based headsets for mobile devices, is now offering the Embrace. The Embrace is your traditional pair of over-the-ear headphones with an integrated microphone and control mechanism that is designed to be used for all gadgets.

The Embrace is the first wired product of the company, which kind of makes you wonder if they are testing to see whether the sales are greater for wired products. Perhaps this scare comes from the incidence of tumors in relation to wireless products.

See Through Sound, How The Blind Can Use Sonar

Although there have been a number of prototypes aimed to replace the cane that blind people use to get around, this one is by far the most interesting. The Virtual Cane was invented from a Hebrew University and uses sonar to detect objects.

The user is required to move the hand held device in a similar motion as a normal cane, except the good thing about this device is that it won’t hit any dogs or pedestrians walking by.

Apple Takes Another Step In Cloud Direction

After our recent blog about Apple’s upcoming cloud service, we have new information that Apple has made a purchase in the Cloud industry. Apple has purchased iCloud for $4.5 million which could be an excellent foreshadowing of future success. Although it has not been officially confirmed by Apple, GigaOM reports that Xcerion may have sold the iCloud.com domain.

UK Tech Sector Gets $60 Million Push

U.K. investment firm Passion Capital just raised a fund of $60 million, $40 million of which was contributed by the U.K. government. They plan to make around 50 investments with the fund, each around $200,000, mostly to companies with little more than a pitch or a prototype. They recently released their invest strategy on their lovely website.

Partners Stefan Glaenzer, Eileen Burbidge and Robert Dighero, are former European angle investors before they got together to launch…

Diamonds Last Forever, But What About Speakers?

Hercules has released a new mini-speaker kit that runs off USB 2.0 power. They claim it is designed for “female audiences”, but we can picture some wanna-be gangsters buying these to add some bling to their bling bling. Since these speakers run on only one chord for both audio and power, they make the ideal speaker set for people who use laptops. I don’t think these will necessarily deliver…

SandyBridge Intelligence On The New iMac

ave you been thinking about getting a new iMac but wanted a good reason to wait? The new iMacs due by the first week of May will feature the new Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors and come equipped with Thunderbolt. The Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs are currently the hottest 32 nanometer chips on the market. Although the new iMacs will be buffed up with the latest Intel architecture, there will not be any major cosmetic changes.

Thunderbolt ports feature data speeds of up to…