Sonos makes its first step outside of the home with Sonos Move, the company’s first portable speaker. Designed to have the same quality and performance levels as the rest of the Sonos product range, the Move takes it one step further by giving consumers the option of having a speaker that can be taken with them anywhere. Move is a battery-powered speaker that produces the same sound quality indoors and outdoors, with the help of the new automatic Trueplay technology. Introduc
By 2023, the number of streaming subscriptions will exceed 425 million globally, and represent over 90 per cent of total consumer spend on recorded music, according to the latest Streaming Music Outlook & Service report from FutureSource Consulting.
2018 and the first half of 2019 have been marked by the continuous growth of global music streaming subscriptions, and this momentum is expected to continue in the short to medium term, says the market analyst.
Apple finally announced its streaming TV proposition at its eagerly anticipated Services rollout, but didn’t show any original TV clips, nor commit to a subscription fee. It did however bring on a cast of creative veterans to emphasise its intentions, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg (who only weeks ago was decrying Netflix's eligibility for the Academy Awards), Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa and M. Night Shyamalan. The iPhone maker say
Download newsletter here. Loseless versus Lossy In order to make a music file smaller, it must go through either lossless or lossy compression. With lossless compression, all original data from the music file can be restored after it’s uncompressed, where as lossy compression permanently reduces the music file by cutting out some data during the encoding process. Whenever any data is lost or removed from a music file during compression, the resolution is negatively impacted.
Download newsletter here. What is Hi Res Music? Some say vinyl is the best audio source you can get, others CD’s. But is there another source of high quality audio delivered via the same means as today’s poor quality audio? Currently the most popular streaming services on the internet deliver us music that is so compressed that quality is sacrificed for speed of delivery. Should we be accepting this? ____________________________________________________________________________
Download newsletter here. Things to consider when buying a new Television.
Welcome to the September 2015 newsletter from the Electric Playground, the home technology specialist.
We're back after our summer break and looking forward to the next few months with some interesting installations on the horizon. This month we wanted to give you a few things to think about when buying a new TV. Technology in this area changes so rapidly it's sometimes hard to keep up. ___________