Augmented reality is a very interesting field. I’ve been wandering the streets lately with my Here Active Listening earbuds, changing audio waveforms, lowering and increasing the sounds of the world around me, even blocking the world’s noise out. The ability to have that amount of control, in real time, is incredibly satisfying. The flipside […]
Happy New Year! Every Saturday morning, I’m in studio with Susie Elelman’s overnight show on Radio 2GB, taking calls from listeners, reviewing the latest gadgets and discussing the tech news of the week. This week, we talk about music streaming app ownership rights, communication options when on holiday, and lots more!
Everyone has their own way of unwinding after a long day, and mine is to pound the skins on my Yamaha DTXplorer electronic drum kit. As you can see from the video, the fold away kit actually fits very nicely in my room in front of the familiar blue couch. Thanks to my riffing mate […]
HTC have released the successor to their flagship One (M8), and I had a chance to take one for a test drive. Here’s the short and sweet video giving you the rundown on the key features and changes to the latest premium smartphone from HTC.
Yesterday, Youtube announced what many of us have been hearing for a while – a music streaming servic called Youtube Music Key that ties in both music videos via Youtube, and audio tracks from Google Play Music. I’m currently a user of Spotify, and I like the interface, the quality of the music when downloaded […]
Two weeks ago I published my experiences on Ritchie’s Room regarding the new Samsung Music Hub, which promised to usher in a new way to discover and enjoy music. At the time, there were many excellent features to be explored and used instantly on the Hub, which can be installed via the Samsung App feature, […]
Update (24/11/11): I met with a senior manager from Samsung yesterday to talk about the Music Hub and have published a new article about improvements being made. I think the changes should make all Music Hub users quite happy! Click to the article right here. As some of you may have read, I had given […]
A couple of months ago I had an opportunity to combine my love of heavy music, social networking and tech blogging to support a band which I’ve been following by the name of City of Fire. The band is now at close to double their original funding target via the Pledge Music website, and will […]
Last week I was fortunate enough to be a guest of Bing Lee and Canon for an Olympic “One Year to Go” fundraising event, to help our athletes make their way to London next year for the 2012 Olympics. It was a high profile, first class event. The NSW Premier was in attendance, as were […]
Media players have been around for quite some time now, and they’ve taken many different forms over the years. At one point, we thought that the Windows Media Centre would take centre stage in our lounge room, but people just didn’t like the idea of having to boot up their DVD player. I don’t really […]