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Elton John's phantom fingers: the remote presence piano show of your dreams

iHome unveils CES 2013 lineup, outs Lightning port-compatible docks and others

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Joining the fray of other companies ready to jump the pre-CES gun, iHome's announcing its full product suite just prior to its official Vegas showcase. Billed as a first for the audio solutions outfit, the iDL100 and iDL45 -- set to retail for $150 and $100, respectively -- are...
iHome unveils CES 2013 lineup, outs Lightning port-compatible docks and others

Creative announces Sound BlasterAxx wireless speakers with mics

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In a departure from its traditional sound cards, Creative has just unveiled a line of Bluetooth speakers with in-built mics, called the Sound BlasterAxx range. Yes, these are the ones we anticipated last week, but now we have a lot more detail. There are three different sizes of speaker,...
Creative announces Sound BlasterAxx wireless speakers with mics
Google Introduces Conversational Search For The Desktop With "Hotwording," Prompting It With "OK Google"
Matrox's $249 DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station has USB 3.0, but only one Thunderbolt port

At Queens Tech Meetup, CornellNYC Answers Whether They Serve the Nerds or the Socially Adept

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Dean Huttenlocher. (Photo: Jukay Hsu, via Instagram) October’s Queens Tech Meetup began with a statistic. Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu announced that, since the inaugural June meeting, the group has grown to more than 800 members. While it didn’t look like everyone had turned out on Wednesday night, Long Island...
At Queens Tech Meetup, CornellNYC Answers Whether They Serve the Nerds or the Socially Adept

Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has proven to have relatively reliable information over the past several years, released a new research note last week highlighting his expectations for changes to Apple's notebook lineup at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). With Intel preparing to launch its latest Haswell processors...
Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC
Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World

Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds

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We're baffled that we missed this gem of news during the bustle of CES, but it turns out that Koss has recently announced a new version of its iconic Porta Pro headphones. The Porta Pro KTC (Koss Touch Control), as it's dubbed, is essentially the same piece of retro...
Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds

Accessories: Gear4, iHome offer new speakers

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Two different tech gear companies have announced two new products for music lovers who want small speakers. Gear4 out of El Segundo are launching the AirZone Series 1 home speaker and iPhone/iPod dock that incorporates AirPlay compatibility for remote sounds and control, while iPod accessory maker iHome is offering two...
Accessories: Gear4, iHome offer new speakers
Why are digital video effects artists so angry at Hollywood?

Turtle Beach partners with MLG, will unveil tournament-focused Ear Force Seven Series programmable headsets, TM1 audio mixer at E3

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If you're familiar with Major League Gaming tournaments, you're likely aware that Astro Gaming's Mixamp Pro has been the staple device for providing multi-platform surround sound and team chat to the headset-wearing pros. Things are set to change this fall, however, as Turtle Beach has announced a partnership with...
Turtle Beach partners with MLG, will unveil tournament-focused Ear Force Seven Series programmable headsets, TM1 audio mixer at E3

Review: Canon T2i DSLR camera

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Short version: An outstanding consumer DSLR and liberating video recorder, the T2i is a powerhouse media device in a small and relatively affordable package. What I think of as killer features, however, may not be viewed as such by the buying population at large. Features: 18-megapixel images/up to 1080p...
Review: Canon T2i DSLR camera

Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing

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Executives at Smule, the startup that turns mobile devices into musical instruments with apps like Ocarina and Magic Piano, say the company’s apps are about to get social in a big way. Sharing has always been a key part of Smule”s products, but Prerna Gupta (who joined the company through the...
Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing
iPad mini will look like a large iPod touch with smaller side bezels [Gallery]
5 tips for setting up an effective video conferencing policy
LTE smartphone shipments will grow nine-fold by 2016, researchers say
How to create your own audiobooks

Jaja: A Pressure Sensitive iPad Stylus With A Clever Twist

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“Who Wants A Stylus?” - Steve Jobs, MacWorld 2007 As it turns out, plenty of people do. Not for navigating around the user interface, mind you — Steve (et al.) was absolutely right about that. But for the artists of the world looking to use the iPhone or iPad as...
Jaja: A Pressure Sensitive iPad Stylus With A Clever Twist

iPad mini production allegedly underway in Brazil

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Production of the so-called iPad mini is in progress at a Brazilian factory, says a source for Macotakara. The person doesn't name the manufacturer, but it would almost certainly be Foxconn, Apple's main supplier, which opened up a Brazilian plant just this year. Additionally the source claims that the production...
iPad mini production allegedly underway in Brazil

Comparison photos of purported iPad 3 shell point to more tapering, thicker form-factor, narrower bezel

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In their own roundup of iPad 3 rumors, MICGadget includes photos of a purported iPad 3 shell. This shell is shown in comparison to an iPad 2 back shell. Notable differences include a 1mm-1.5mm thicker design, depending on where on the iPad 3 you are measuring. Also, more tapering...
Comparison photos of purported iPad 3 shell point to more tapering, thicker form-factor, narrower bezel

5 Free Ways to Identify that Song Stuck in Your Head

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Getting a tune stuck in your head and not being able to identify it, or hearing the best song ever and not knowing who it is by, are two of the most annoying things that plague human kind.To help you out of such musical dilemmas, we’ve pulled together a...
5 Free Ways to Identify that Song Stuck in Your Head

Appeals court denies Google's request for rehearing of appeal of Microsoft injunction

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Last month I reported on wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility's petition for a rehearing of the Ninth Circuit's affirmation of Judge Robart's anti-enforcement injunction that bars Motorola from enforcing a German patent injunction while some dispositive FRAND contract issues are being worked out in the Western District of Washington. I...
Appeals court denies Google's request for rehearing of appeal of Microsoft injunction

Blue Microphones Spark Digital review: a solid iOS / USB mic for recording on the go

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It was all the way back in January, when Blue Microphones made its CES announcements, that the Spark Digital first broke cover alongside two other mobile recording devices. Our interest was immediately piqued thanks to the mic's USB 2.0 and iOS connectivity, which allows it to support the iPad,...
Blue Microphones Spark Digital review: a solid iOS / USB mic for recording on the go

Skype Goes Modern in Windows 8 App

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Opening screen (click to enlarge) Just in time for the launch of Windows 8, Skype is getting a new modern-style app to take advantage of all the operating system's features. Given that Microsoft owns Skype, it's no surprise that the Windows 8 app is a model for the new...
Skype Goes Modern in Windows 8 App

Dual-mic MacBook Air expected at WWDC, legacy MacBook Pro to remain without update

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While Apple's MacBook Air is rumored to receive an updated a dual-microphone system that would help with voice-driven features like dictation, the company's legacy MacBook Pro will not receive a hardware update at WWDC, a well-connected insider claims.    ...
Dual-mic MacBook Air expected at WWDC, legacy MacBook Pro to remain without update

Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob

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I’ve gone through various stages of “connectedness” in my life. We all have. Some of you are so young that you’ve never known anything else and some of you remember the days when you only knew the local news and big events like going to the moon. Today, we no...
Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob

Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic now available at Best Buy, coming to Apple stores July 15th

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Remember that miniature USB mic we saw back at CES from Blue? Well, the outfit just announced that the Tiki is hitting store shelves with the same $59.99 price tag we expected. The mobile recording peripheral is now available at Best Buy and is slated to hit Apple stores...
Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic now available at Best Buy, coming to Apple stores July 15th
How Olympic audio engineers create a hyperreal sound experience

Cases for 'iPad mini' indicate camera, second mic on back

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Despite the lack of any formal announcement from Apple, a handful of overseas manufacturers have once again jumped the gun and developed accessory cases designed to fit the so-called "iPad mini" said to be announced sometime next month. The case designs indicate the presence of a rear-facing camera, but also...
Cases for 'iPad mini' indicate camera, second mic on back
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