Music

Jan 8, 2010

Android-powered Social Microwave could crowd source the perfect baked potato

Posted by in CES 2010, Coming Soon, Events, Music, Prototypes
Android-powered social microwave

CES 2010 always brings out the bizarre, but a company called Touch Revolution are taking it to the extreme. They’ve been showing off a microwave and washer/dryer, both equipped with the Android OS. Android, I’m sure you know, is Google’s open source operating system that’s been installed on dozens of smartphones, tablets and laptops. Never, […]


Jan 8, 2010

Want Twitter on your TV? Samsung have an app for that with their new HDTV app store

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, HDTV, Music, Samsung, Social Media, Thoughts, Twitter Gadget, Video and TV
Samsung Internet@TV HDTV app store

HDTVs capable of showing social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter are everywhere at CES 2010, but Samsung have gone one better. Not only have they been showing off a variety of HDTVs equipped with social media apps aplenty, they’ve also launched an app store for their range of HDTVs, Blu-ray players and home […]


Jan 7, 2010

Video of the Sony Dash, the Personal Internet View for the socially addicted

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, Gadgets, Manufacturer, Music, Portable Gadgets, Sony
Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer

If you’re the socially connected type, then the Sony Dash, being shown off today at CES 2010, is the perfect gadget for you. Sony are calling it a Personal Internet Viewer, but you can think of it as a digital photo frame on steroids. Whereas today’s digital photo frames will let you view pics (obviously!) […]


Jan 7, 2010

Panasonic DMP-B500 portable Blu-ray player lets you tweet from your remote

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, Facebook Gadget, Manufacturer, Music, Panasonic, Portable Gadgets, Thoughts, Twitter Gadget, Videos, YouTube Gadget
Panasonic DMP-B500 portable Blu-ray player

Panasonic were showing off their new DMP-B500 and DMP-B100 portable Blu-Ray players at CES 2010, both of which feature high resolution screens (10.1″ and 8.9″ respectively) and Panasonic’s new VIERA CAST technology, which it uses across a variety of Blu-Ray players, home theatre systems and HDTVs. VIERA CAST (apparently the capitals are important!), will give […]


Jan 6, 2010

New LG LHB975 Blu-ray + YouTube Home Theatre System

Posted by in Blu-Ray player, CES 2010, Events, Home Cinema, LG, Music, Video and TV
LG BL975 Blu-ray home theatre system

LG seem intent on merging the Web and telly using as many different ways as possible. This time, it’s with the LG LHB975 Blu-ray Disc Home Theatre System, a mouthful of a name that features a mouth-watering set of features (see what I did there? 😉 Just announced at CES 2010, aside from the usual […]


Jan 6, 2010

Sharp, Toshiba announce Twitter TVs powered by VUDU

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, Facebook Gadget, Gadgets, HDTV, Music, Social Media, Thoughts, Twitter Gadget, Video and TV
VUDU on HDTVs

VUDU seems to be one of the stars at the show at CES 2010 this year. A plethora of companies have been showing off new Internet-enabled HDTVs that feature VUDU built-in. This isn’t just great news for VUDU, though – it’s great news for us, too, as VUDU’s service brings with it a whole host […]


Jan 6, 2010

Toshiba ZX900 Cell TV: the 3D WiFi Internet TV with PS3 Power!

Posted by in CES 2010, Events, HDTV, Manufacturer, Music, Toshiba, Video and TV
Toshiba ZX900 CELL TV - 3D HDTV with PS3 power

Toshiba have been showing off the Toshiba ZX900 CELL TV at CES 2010. The ZX900 has been so over-stuffed with features it’s difficult to know where to start! But I’ll give it a go 🙂 First up, the clue’s in the name – CELL TV, which features the CELL Engine processor, a variant of the […]


Jun 21, 2009

Freshen up your Friday nights with Spotify and YouTube

Posted by in Music, Music Services, Social Media, Spotify

I suppose I of all people, being the publisher of this blog, should have realised this some time ago, but the Web is really making a huge difference to people’s viewing habits – including the classic end-of-the-night ‘back to mine’ ad-hoc party. I was at a friend’s house the other weekend, who’d suggested we all […]


Dec 5, 2008

Spotify music streaming review – one go and you're hooked!

Posted by in Miscellaneous, Music, Music Services, Spotify
Spotify music streaming service

The blogosphere is currently awash with rave reviews about the new Spotify music streaming service. Spotify is a new take on music downloading in that you don’t download music at all – you stream it onto your PC. Now I’m usually skeptical about such things, but Spotify is different – it’s bloody brilliant!


Sep 13, 2008

Logitech Squeezebox Duet beats 578 Hi-Fi systems

Posted by in Audio, Music, Wireless Stereo Systems
Logitech Squeezebox Duet

Logitech Squeezebox systems have always been well received, both by users and crtitics alike. These stylish little boxes plug into your Hi-Fi and let you wirelessly stream your tunes from your PC through to your Hi-Fi, where you can listen to your tunes in much better clarity than through your PC’s speakers. Logitech released a […]