Category Archives: Technology

SXSW 2017: The SXSW Accelerator winners have been announced

The SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event is designed to give 50 young startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas and potential killer apps to a live audience and get instant feedback. This year’s contestants were broken down into groups of five across ten categories, and we now have the winners. Continue reading SXSW 2017: The SXSW Accelerator winners have been announced

About time: Pandora Premium finally adds on-demand streaming

Music streaming platform Pandora has always been a popular destination for music fans who just want to hear some tunes with a minimum of fuss. Its users are less fussy that than of Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music, preferring to let Pandora shuffle up the tunes on its own. Having said all of that, users who like Pandora’s stripped back UX but crave deeper options for choosing their tunes are about to get their wish. Continue reading About time: Pandora Premium finally adds on-demand streaming

Sono’s Director of Platform Strategies Michael Papish on the long road to the Sonos PLAYBASE

Today, iconic Speaker manufacturer Sonos have unveiled their latest speaker, the PLAYBASE (read more about that HERE). I had the chance to test out the system last month at Sonos HQ in Boston, and while I was there I sat down with Sono’s director of platform strategies, Michael Papish, who, in his own words, “works on the product strategy; the combination of hardware and software working together”. We took some time to talk about the new product, and what’s in store for the future of the company.... Continue Reading

Village Roadshow to begin targeting individual Australian pirates

During their b-annual investor call yesterday, Australian film distributor Village Roadshow unveiled a new five-point plan for taking on Australian film piracy, including the pursuit of legal action against individual offenders — something they’ve been threatening for years but never actually followed through on. Continue reading Village Roadshow to begin targeting individual Australian pirates

Nintendo Switch: Here are all the available tech specs for Nintendo’s newest console

Technical specs for any games console are always one of the first things hardcore players look to when thinking about whether or not to throw down that all-important pre-order. No-one really knew what to expect from the Nintendo Switch in terms of power or useability. The good news is that Nintendo have finally released the system’s final specs so we can hazard a pretty solid guess. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: Here are all the available tech specs for Nintendo’s newest console

This triple-monitor Razer gaming laptop is a thing that actually exists

There are certain things you can rely on from a gigantic tech show like CES — hilariously large TV’s, lavishly appointed electric cars that malfunction onstage, long segments of glitzy big brand press conferences trying to make washing machines seem cool. And then, every year, there’s The Homer. This year, Razer have gone above and beyond in The Homer category with the triple-screen monstrosity pictured above. Continue reading This triple-monitor Razer gaming laptop is a thing that actually exists

You can now stream your Spotify tunes straight to Sonos speakers without ever leaving the app

Sonos’ smartphone app is pretty neat. It lets you control your Sonos speakers and what is playing on them all from one convenient location. How many times, however, have you been browsing Spotify in its own app, forgetting that it isn’t connected to your Sonos speakers? If you’re like is, you do this at least four or five times a day. Well great day in the morning, Sonos owners, because starting today you’ll never have that problem again. Continue reading You can now stream your Spotify tunes straight to Sonos speakers without ever leaving the app