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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.
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.
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.
It's blissfully simple and once done you'll never have to tinker again. Then just open up any app such as YouTube, Spotify
Sonos has unveiled its new Play:5 loudspeaker. It's the replacement to the old Play:5 that was released over six years ago
In real-world testing we've so far been getting between 15-17 depending on how loud we have them, not bad when you consider
To celebrate the arrival of summer -- albeit slowly -- we're giving away two perfect pieces of gadgetry to help you make
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.
World Record Store Day might have become a victim of its own success in recent years, but the simple fact is that either
Danish audio company AIAIAI has unveiled the TMA-2 headphones, except it hasn't, its released hundreds of them. The TMA-2
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' Solo 2 Wireless headphones (£269.95) are out now in the UK from all major stockists. Key Features: 12 hour battery
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
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.
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 BeoPlay brand has always been aimed at young professionals, but not the ones you might expect. Instead of
The Vertu HP-1Vs are the first in a range of new audio products from the luxury British smartphone manufacturer and are available
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.
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.
Adding additional speakers is also as simple as it could possibly be - though given the cost (a Playbar alone is £599) this