The creators of the MP3 music compression format that enabled billions of songs based the format on incorrect biological assumptions. Put simply, mp3 sound is not what our ears can holistically hear.
First, there were smart wearables – watches, clothes, undergarments, chest straps, shoes, and even in golf clubs and tennis racquets. But these wearables both sound good and track fitness. They have gone where no cotton bud should go before – in your ears.
The big Apple announcement overnight means the tech giant has a few new flashy products to sell but it also has one less. The iPod classic, introduced seven years ago, was uncermoniously killed off overnight with little fanfare.
Bose is known largely for its famous family of noise-cancelling headphones so it'll be music to the ears of many that it's releasing the QuietComfort 25s, described as the "next generation" of headphones.
It's a dark, dark day for music lovers and llama appreciators alike; pioneering music software Winamp is set to be killed off on 20 December.
The ongoing music service wars have taken another turn, with rock legend Neil Young announcing his own digital music service, PONO, will be launched in early 2014.
An updated version of QuickTime for Windows patches a dozen vulnerabilities.
Amazon has launched a new service with provides customers with MP3 copies of CD purchases. AutoRip drops digital copies of the discs into Cloud Player libraries - and while it's retrospective, Amazon has a strange idea of what the phrase "all of our customers" means.
Amazon is following Apple's example by adding a 'match' feature to Amazon Cloud Player.
Samsung's CES announcements include a raft of new products heading for Australia this year. Heading the list are TVs with voice and motion control plus face recognition, somewhat reminiscent of Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360, but there's a lot more in the company's latest home entertainment ranges.
Amazon is tuning up its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player with unlimited music storage and an iPad player.
VLSI Solution announces today VS1063, MP3 Encoder / Decoder Chip with Unsurpassed Feature List.
Music companies routinely downgrade the quality of recordings before releasing them to online retailers such as Apple's iTunes Store. But that could be about to change - at a price.
Searching for online music or video content is already fraught with danger. Add the word 'free' to your search and you're very likely to land on a malicious site.
Kogan continues to diversify its range of low-cost consumer electronics. The latest addition is a $189 ebook reader.
iTunes is the only officially sanctioned app to manage and maintain your plethora of Apple i-devices - iPods, iPhones, and soon the iPad. Yet, for such a crucial app it really is behind the times and needs crucial fixes to keep pace with the needs of its users.
The first preview release of Internet Explorer 9 is available, and it's looking pretty snappy.
Canonical is privately beta-testing its own music store, set to go live with the release of Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx, later next month. The music store will offer both DRM-free and watermark-free MP3s.
Another barrier to Linux adoption is set to fall with next month's major Ubuntu release - version 10.04, otherwise known as Lucid Lynx - bringing iPod support right out of the box.
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