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Human touch speaker system has Disney Research hearing with a finger

Human touch speaker system has Disney Research hearing with a finger

You'll not find another speaker system like the one presented by three designers and scientists working with Disney Research this week going by the name Ishin-Den-Shin. This expression means to communicate with an unspoken mutual understanding, and is humble in the face of the actual electric transmission this system is able to work with. All it takes is a special microphone, a whisper, and a touch with a hand - and the hand and someone's ear become the speaker.

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JBL Cinema 610 and 510 surround sound systems bring big theater sound home

JBL Cinema 610 and 510 surround sound systems bring big theater sound home

JBL has announced a pair of new home theater sound systems including the JBL Cinema 610 and JBL Cinema 510. Both of the home theater audio systems are designed for plug-and-play connectivity to any AV receiver using the included speaker cables. The audio systems also feature a small footprint subwoofer and wall brackets allowing users to mount the satellite speakers to the wall.

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Google Play Music finally coming to iPhone and iPad this month

Google Play Music finally coming to iPhone and iPad this month

The Google Music app and ecosystem has been available on iPhone and iPad devices for some time now, but only here in October of 2013 will the company finally bring a native app to Apple's mobile devices. Having had the app for Android devices for well over a year now - since November of 2011, in fact - Google has apparently decided it's time to start moving in on Apple's iTunes and streaming projects like iTunes Radio.

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Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone, maker of the column-shaped portable Zipp speaker we reviewed last year, has unveiled another wool-covered speaker option: the Libratone Loop. With the latest speaker, users are again provided with a wireless connectivity option, but wall-mounting has been added into the mix, allowing the speaker to be fixed to a wall in addition to being placed on a flat surface.

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YouTube Audio Library brings royalty-free downloadable tunes to public

YouTube Audio Library brings royalty-free downloadable tunes to public

The key to Open Source and Royalty-Free and Public Domain media is collaboration, and the furtherance of humankind by using what our predecessors have made and building up and outward. YouTube has taken to this call to action with great enthusiasm this week with the YouTube Audio Library, supporting the likes of burgeoning artists and ancient artists alike with a collection of freely-downloadable music they suggest could - and should - be used as backbeats for future YouTube submissions. They've made it all so easy, that is to say.

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