06/16/2011, Shazam, for those who are unfamiliar, is a smartphone app that allows users to identify songs that are currently being played on radio, in the club, in the store, etc. As long as you have the app and your smartphone, just tap Shazam and it “listens” to the song, combs through its database, and spits out the results with artist name and track (assuming it’s in their database), ending the […]
06/15/2011, Sony’s Qriocity Music Unlimited app has just hit the Android Market, providing Android users with an alternative to Google Music. Surprisingly there was not much word regarding this move by Sony as one would have expected, considering all the hype that Apple and Google has received from their iCloud music services and Google Music respectively (interestingly, iCloud and Google Music are very different in nature). The app will provide full […]
06/09/2011, Normally we’re not one to report on Google Doodles, but the latest one that was unveiled yesterday has been proven to be too much of a hit to ignore. As of now, the doodle has spawned around 4,000 recordings on YouTube alone. And due to popular demand – Google has decided to leave it up on its main page all the way through Friday. In case you were unsure, a […]
06/02/2011, From previous reports we know that Apple was the closest of the big three companies (Google and Amazon being the other two) to get the approval of labels for its music streaming cloud service, and according to the latest reports from CNET, it looks like they’ve done it. Apple has reportedly managed to get Universal on board, along with Sony, EMI and Warner for iCloud – just in time for […]
05/31/2011, Cycling is a fun sport, but it can sometimes get a bit boring especially when you’re doing it all by yourself. Music can help solve that problem, but listening to music on earphones can be dangerous – you fail to hear other ambient road noises, incoming traffic, and your spatial awareness is reduced. Xceon recognizes this problem and has introduced the ACOUZTIC: a flashlight with MP3 player.
05/26/2011, If you’re looking for a music streaming service or app, but don’t want to pay for the service, you’re in luck. The folks over at Ghosttown Music recently released an app called Ghosttown for Android devices. What this app does is that it searches YouTube for the songs you want and streams them onto your device, without you having to look at the video or visuals – you get to […]
05/26/2011, Moodagent is a popular music mobile application that allows users to select and play music according to their mood on various mobile phones. The iPhone application was launched in September 2009 and has been downloaded over one million times. The Android version was released in July 2010, the app is also available for Nokia devices where I counts 4 million users. A Windows desktop version has been recently launched and […]
05/25/2011, While Spotify is not arriving in the US anytime soon, it doesn’t stop them from teaming up with US companies. Forbes has reported that Spotify and Facebook are working together to launch a music-streaming service in as little as two weeks time. The service is now in its testing phases, but when launched – Facebook users will see a Spotify icon appear on the left side of their newsfeed, together […]
05/25/2011, What’s the best way to make use of an old decommissioned gun? Sure, it would make a nice trophy or mantelpiece for you to decorate your home, but why not find a way to reuse it instead of letting it collect dust? And that’s what designer César López did with an old, spoilt AK-47 rifle – the turned it into a guitar. Called “escopetarras” – a portmanteau of the Spanish […]
05/24/2011, If we told you Sony got hacked again, would that be news? It seems to be another day, another hack. Yesterday we reported about Sony BMG Greece being hacked over the weekend and today it’s Sony Music Japan. The same method used to get into Sony Greece was used here as well – an SQL Injection flaw. While it’s uncertain if any data has been compromised, the group that found […]
05/20/2011, Just when you thought we’d never see products other than Apple’s own being marketed with the whole “i” moniker again, the folks at iriver have just released a new MP3 player into the market. Called the iriver T9, this USB stick resembles an iPod Shuffle with a display and control pad. The Monochrome OLED display is used for navigation purposes and to show you what song is being played at […]
05/19/2011, In one of the more interesting Kickstarter projects we’ve seen recently, Sandy Antunes, has plans to send a satellite into space to convert the ionosphere into music that people can listen to. But he can’t do it without your help. Called Project Calliope, Antunes is almost done with the satellite but he needs the funds from the Kickstarter in order to finish the whole project. When the satellite is launched […]
05/06/2011, For those of you with a Mac computer or an iPad tablet running GarageBand and are interested in making music but don’t know the difference between a quaver and a crotchet, you’re in luck. Apple and Guitar Center have announced a partnership to give wannabe musicians the chance to learn how to create music with GarageBand.
05/06/2011, It looks like everyone is getting into the cloud music business. On the other end of the world, Baidu, the number one search engine in China has been reported to be nearing the public launch of its music-streaming and downloading service. This move comes off as pretty unexpected – in case you didn’t know, Baidu has had a long history with being the top search engine for allowing users to […]