Every Sound Tells A Story - Especially In The Smart Home

Chris Mitchell | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Mitchell

A truly smart home would be able to recognise the sound of an alarm and alert the home owner via their mobile device if they happened to be out. A truly smart home should also be able to recognise the sound of a window breaking, and in addition to alerting the absent homeowner, play loud music and turn on the lights to scare off any intruders.

CCTV - Protection or Infringement?

David Rosenberg | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Tech
David Rosenberg

The most surprising thing about Edward Snowden's revelations was how unsurprised we all were by them. The dystopian visions of our most paranoid friends had been confirmed and we all kind of shrugged and added a capital letter to our password which we later changed back to lower case because it was too difficult to remember.

"Happy What?" Why Happy Valley's Sound Problems May Run Deeper Than You Think

Carole Humphrey | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Carole Humphrey

I do not know whether there was a screening before the series went to air, because the issues should have been picked up then and I really do not understand how the BBC's QC process failed so miserably.

Google's Chromecast Audio Could Save You A LOT Of Money

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech

Google's Chromecast Audio is not a new concept. The idea of a device being able to let your current speakers stream wirelessly is not a new one. Wh...

Sonos' New Speaker Is So Smart It'll Sound Good No Matter Where You Put It

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech

Sonos has unveiled its new Play:5 loudspeaker. It's the replacement to the old Play:5 that was released over six years ago and helped establish Sonos ...

These Insanely Luxurious Headphones Are Almost As Good As Owning Your Own Jet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech

Bowers & Wilkins make some of the finest audio products that the human ear can absorb, so when they announce that they're launching what is essentiall...

Competition: Win An Audio Upgrade For The Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech

To celebrate the arrival of summer -- albeit slowly -- we're giving away two perfect pieces of gadgetry to help you make full use of the sun: You'l...

Audio Changes Face...Again!

Antony Michaelson | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech
Antony Michaelson

For an industry that many suggested was a relic of the past, it would seem that the interest in listening to music has never been higher, and that far from being moribund, the world of recorded music is currently changing very quickly and for the first time in forty years audio quality is on the agenda once again.

Fancy Joining The Vinyl Club? You'll Probably Want One Of These

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Tech

World Record Store Day might have become a victim of its own success in recent years, but the simple fact is that either way you look at it, it's brin...

AIAIAI Launches The HeadphonesThat You Build Yourself

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech

Danish audio company AIAIAI has unveiled the TMA-2 headphones, except it hasn't, its released hundreds of them. The TMA-2 is built around an entire...

Who is Still Buying CDs and Why? The Demand for Higher Quality Sound

Chris Havell | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Havell

Streaming, while impressive, still only accounts for 12.6 per cent of all the music consumed in the UK. An even bigger surprise might be the fact that together, CD and vinyl still accounted for a huge 49 per cent of all Album Equivalent Sales (AES) in 2014.

'Beats By Dre' Go Wireless But There's A Huge Price To Pay

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech

Beats' Solo 2 Wireless headphones (£269.95) are out now in the UK from all major stockists. Key Features: 12 hour battery life Nine metre Blue...

Ever Heard The Wind On Jupiter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

In the vastness of space nobody can hear you scream, unless of course you're a gas giant and you have winds of up to 360km/h. It turns out that spa...

Forget Video, 2015 is All About Audio

Grace Regan | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech
Grace Regan

The truth is, audio makes sense in a mobile world. Staring at text and images on a small screen will give you a headache, whereas consuming information through your headphones is effort free.

Music to Your Ears - Why Audio Is Getting an Upgrade

Matthew Hussey | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

Even vinyl has seen an upturn in sales. In the UK alone, vinyl sales reached levels not seen since 1996, before napster, limewire or even the MP3 came to dominate our listening experience.

Bang & Olufsen's New Headphones Are Essentially 'Beats By Gatsby'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

Bang & Olufsen's BeoPlay brand has always been aimed at young professionals, but not the ones you might expect. Instead of street art-influenced t...

Thomas Tamblyn

Can Any Pair Of Headphones Be Worth £490?

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

The Vertu HP-1Vs are the first in a range of new audio products from the luxury British smartphone manufacturer and are available for £490 from Vertu...

Where Did All the Wires Go? The Bluetooth Audio Revolution

Chris Havell | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Havell

If you think cassette tape-players and boom-boxes are old school, then you may be surprised to know that headphones have been around for much longer than either of them. With over 130 years of heritage, the headphone has come a long way.

The Life and Legacy of Ray Dolby

Matt J Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt J Gallagher

As an inventor and business leader, Ray Dolby achieved great heights and motivated those around him to keep developing and pushing the boundaries. Staff at Dolby tell me that he was and will continue to be, an inspiration to them.

Michael Rundle

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Submit To Sonos

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

For a product with such universally great reviews, I should have been excited after installing a trial Sonos wireless audio system in my home. Far...

LISTEN: Radio Stoke DJ Gets Drunk, Is Pulled Off The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Now, to be fair, we're not regular listeners to Paula White's show on BBC Radio Stoke. Chiefly because we don't live in Stoke. But listening to wha...

WIN White Bose AE2i Headphones Worth £149.99

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education


Revolutionising Wireless Audio

Paul Williamson | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Williamson

In the past few years, the demand from consumers to go wireless has increased rapidly, driven in part by the convergence of mobile devices and the increasingly demanding, tech-savvy users who have connected devices at their fingertips in their smartphones and tablets.

PHOTOS: Are These The Weirdest Earphones Ever Released?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Tech

Whether you're a wannbe DJ, into loud guitars or just have more money than sense, it's never been more obvious that headphones are as much a fashion s...

Songwriting and the Evolution of Physical Media

MC Lars | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
MC Lars

A good song comes from the heart: a good chord structure, melody and lyrics. Everything else is just a facelift. The fusion of the digital with the real is what gives art its power, and finding a balance between the two is what making art in the 21st century is all about.