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Tech startup Musiio is using AI to build you a better playlist

How often do you jump onto Spotify looking for something to listen to and find yourself staring at the screen, unable to make a decision? Like scrolling endlessly through Netflix for something to watch, music streaming platforms are so content rich that users may find themselves paralysed by indecision. They know what they like the sound of but, beyond a handful of their favourite artists they just don’t know how to find more of it. It’s into this niche that Singaporean startup Musiio is looking to slip. Continue reading Tech startup Musiio is using AI to build you a better playlist

Fire up the way back machine, the C64 Mini arrives in Aus on March 29

Old school gamers are living something of a beautiful renaissance right now. Nintendo’s successful launch of its NES and SNES Classic Mini consoles has led to a rush of other miniaturised platforms appearing on the market, one of the more interesting of which is the C64 Mini. Good news, its now got a release date. Continue reading Fire up the way back machine, the C64 Mini arrives in Aus on March 29

AKRacing’s new range of Max Gaming chairs are extremely cool

One of the greatest problems PC gamers have ever faced (beyond the obvious blight of random hardware failures) is that of finding the right chair to see them through a long-haul gaming session. There’s so many things a good gaming chair has to be — sturdy enough to support your weight for hours on end but also very comfortable, customisable but still ergonomic in its design — and it seems manufacturer AKRacing takes these very particular needs to heart. Their new Max Gaming range, which drops in February, are looking like they tick all the boxes. Continue reading AKRacing’s new range of Max Gaming chairs are extremely cool

CES 2018: The HTC Vive just got a major upgrade, with more power and wireless VR options

Wireless VR, the current and most pressing of two holy grails for virtual reality hardware manufacturers, will be a reality for the HTC Vive by the end of 2018. Unveiled at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the HTC Vive will be receiving a powerful new model this year and an adaptor for wireless use. Continue reading CES 2018: The HTC Vive just got a major upgrade, with more power and wireless VR options

B&O Play launch the Beoplay M3 in Australia; include future support for AirPlay 2

Known for premium audio products, B&O Play – a sub-brand of luxury tech company Bang & Olufsen – have been scoring all kinds of goals with their bluetooth speaker range. That looks to continue with the recent introduction of their most compact speaker to date, the Beoplay M3, a device carefully designed by award-winning Cecilie Menz and finely tuned by Bang & Olufsen’s world-class acoustic engineers.... Continue Reading

Pause Festival 2018 launches in Melbourne, features “injectable” NFC chips

Pause Festival held a event at Melbourne’s Federation Square this morning for the launch of its 2018 program. The technology and innovation festival, now in its eighth year, brings together some of the best and brightest from across the tech world for a multi-day event in the heart of Melbourne. None of that was particularly weird for a media event. It didn’t get weird until they started injecting people with microchips. Continue reading Pause Festival 2018 launches in Melbourne, features “injectable” NFC chips

Sonos reveal first voice-enabled speaker: Sonos One

Although numerous rumours these past few months haven’t exactly allowed Sonos the element of surprise here, the famed electronics company best known for their high quality speakers have now officially announced that their newest product will be a smart speaker with support for multiple voice-activated services. Dubbed Sonos One the device, which launches around the world later this month, will be completely voice-controlled and capable of supporting multiple voice assistant services to perform audio functions like playing music, listening to podcasts and audio books, and others. Yep, that means competing services like Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri (through support for Apple’s Airplay 2), and Amazon’s Alexa will work on this thing – although the latter, Alexa, comes built-in with the speaker and will be the only voice service supported by the device until the others come on board in 2018.... Continue Reading