Hi-res music: ‘The barrier is the understanding of the value of the proposition’
Major labels are very excited about upping the audio quality of music-streaming services, under the banner of ‘hi-res music’. Audio hardware firms are excited too, while some streaming services (Tidal, Deezer and dedicated...
February 2, 2018
LG launches Hub Robot to compete with Amazon Echo
The two key trends at the CES tech show this year appear to be Amazon putting its Alexa voice assistant in other companies’ devices; and other companies launching their own Echo-style smart speakers. Falling into both...
January 10, 2017
Amazon is putting Alexa in more devices this year
The CES technology show is underway in Las Vegas, and one of the early splashes has been made by Amazon – albeit through other companies’ devices. The firm announced deals to put its Fire TV platform (and its Alexa...
January 4, 2017
Turntables are hot at CES 2016 with Technics and Sony
The vinyl revival has already seen turntables back on sale in mass-market retailers like Tesco in the UK, and the devices are also making headlines at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. Vinyl-heads are understandably...
January 8, 2016
52% of Spotify listening is now on mobile devices
A tipping point of sorts for Spotify? 52% of the streaming service’s listening now happens on mobile devices: 42% on mobile phones and 10% on tablets, compared to 45% in its desktop application and 3% in its web player....
January 20, 2015
Sony PS4 sales pass 18.5m as new Walkman debuts
Sony is one of the big tech companies exhibiting at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas, with two of its announcements standing out for us. First was a new sales milestone for the company’s PlayStation 4 console, which...
January 12, 2015
Consumer electronics spending expected to fall 1% in 2014
This week sees the consumer electronics industry showing off its new wares in Las Vegas for the CES trade show, with lots of glitz and bluster.
January 27, 2014
Google expected to make a big push into cars with Android
Next week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will showcase all manner of new devices, apps and digital services.
January 2, 2014
In-car apps and music make a splash at CES
Over in Las Vegas, the world’s biggest consumer technology companies (well, apart from the very biggest and fruitiest one) are showing off their new devices at the CES trade show. One of the trends that’s coming...
January 8, 2013
Pandora now has 125m registered users
Personal radio service Pandora kicked off the CES show with a splash this week, announcing a new milestone of 125m registered users.
January 11, 2012
Sony promises 300m new connected devices as Music Unlimited gets new gadgets
Yesterday was press conference day at the CES show in Las Vegas, with all the big consumer electronics manufacturers - well, all but Apple obviously - showing off their new wares.
January 10, 2012