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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Acer unveils its own iCloud-like cloud service

Acer is the latest consumer electronics firm to show off its own cloud service. This one's called, logically enough, AcerCloud, and was unveiled at the CES show in Las Vegas.