The Core is a speaker promised to be bigger than its size, at least in terms of audio quality. The maker is hailing its offering as the "most advanced" wireless speaker available, playing what is said to be audio above and beyond stereo quality. The device has been successfully funded through Indiegogo.
Of all the instruments and accessories in a musician's arsenal, the guitar pedal may be the one that most resolutely refuses to get with the electronic times. Musical Operating Devices (MOD) decided there was a better way than daisy-chaining numerous single-effect pedals, and so came up with the MOD Pedal, effectively putting a tiny computer in a box and running open-source effects for far more flexibility. With a MOD Duo Kickstarter launching today, I caught up with MOD's Gianfranco Ceccolini to find out more.
On stage at Apple’s event earlier this week, Bono and Tim Cook shared a moment — or got stuck in a moment, maybe. With their magical finger-touch, 500 million iTunes users got the new U2 album for free. At the same time Apple pushed the album, they may have also transferred a massive lump of cash U2’s way.
The company that created the iPhone is no stranger to fashion. They’ve taken cues from - and given cues to - the fashion industry for years, for everything from product presentation to in-store packaging. Even an Apple Store bag is considered a fashion accessory in malls. But Apple is about to take a much more clear step in to this industry very, very soon.
Earlier today, it was revealed that none other than industrial designer Marc Newson was added to Apple design head Jony Ive’s design team. The most under-wraps design project at Apple today is the iWatch - the most secretive project that we’re pretty sure will come to fruition, that is to say. So what would a Marc Newson iWatch look like?
Unless you look really close, this robot peregrine falcon would almost look like the real thing from a distance, especially while flapping its wings high above the sky. That resemblance to a real avian predator, however faint, might just be enough to scare away other birds that would other wise ruin crops or even endanger human lives.
It's clearly the season for fast-moving timelapse, for shortly after Microsoft Research showed how it could make shaky GoPro footage watchable with Hyperlapse, Instagram has outed a new video sharing app of the same name. Instagram's Hyperlapse promises time-lapse video and smooth tracking shots that previously would've required a Steadicam system, all from your iPhone (or, eventually, your Android handset).
You must assume that Google’s next update to Street View will be in the sound realm. Until they get enough mini-drones to travel the globe for us live, they’ll be relying on still images. But more than that - as proven here by hearing aid company Amplifon - they may well be moving to sound next.