Thunderbolt isn't just for speedy external storage or daisy-chaining displays, and Resident Audio is aiming to take advantage of all that bandwidth on Macs and select PCs with its new T4. Billed as the world's first multichannel Thunderbolt audio interface that's also bus-powered, the much-anticipated T4 kicks off a new Resident Audio brand, and is targeted at musicians as well as podcasters.
What better way to ring in "May the 4th be with you" - unofficial "Star Wars Day," that is - than with a pair of Stormtrooper headphones? We’ve got one of the first pairs of Star Wars Stormtrooper STREET by 50 On-Ear headphones out in the wild this weekend and we’re having a listen while we sport the most obviously Star Wars-inspired of the collection.
Spotify has rolled out an update for its Android users, and with it comes a few improvements, most notable among them being the inclusion of the "Your Music" feature. With this new feature, mobile users can organize, save, and otherwise sort through their playlists and favorites for easy access.
Pandora has been swept up into another legal spat, this one over the golden oldies -- music made before 1972, with record companies accusing the Internet radio service of state copyright protection violations. The lawsuit includes labels Sony, Universal, Warner Music, and ABKCO, a lesser known independent label that holds rights for many Rolling Stones songs.
It hasn't been that long since Samsung rolled out its Milk Music service. The music service was offered for free, but Samsung was clear from the start that it wouldn't always be free from monthly fees and ads. Users of Milk Music who are now hooked on the service will be bummed to hear that Samsung is now talking about the premium ad-free version.
CarPlay is a feature that Apple has been talking up to bring more interaction with the iPhone into the car infotainment system. We know that Apple is tying up with a number of automakers to build CarPlay into cars that will be available to buy at dealerships. People out there who own a car that didn’t come with CarPlay won’t be left out.
If you are a music fan, you may be interested in a new project that has turned up on Kickstarter for a music device called the Gramofon. Gramofon is a cloud music streaming device described as a modern jukebox. Your smartphone is used as the remote to control the music played. The music device is designed to be connected to the sound system or speakers of your choice.
Aftermarket car stereo and electronics manufacturer Alpine is tipped to be getting a new Apple CarPlay console ready to debut later this fall. The Alpine unit is expected to be the first aftermarket device to support CarPlay and is destined for Europe and the US. This will be one of the only ways for people who own cars that didn’t come with CarPlay from the factory to get the service in their cars.