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LEGO
LEGO unveils full set of music VIDIYO masters
VIDIYO is essentially one big playground where kids can create LEGO-themed music videos to the tune of popular (and classic) tracks.
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LEGO
LEGO's minifigs & AR turn kids into music video masters
It’s time for the kids to dust of their dancing shoes - because in LEGO land, it’s all about the music.
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Music
Tech company uses AI to feel the mood of the music
There are tags or metadata to figure out if one type of music was similar (or not) to another type – instead, developers incorporated mood, vibe, and past track usage.
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Music
SEGA backs Flutin as it sets its sights on the music industry
Flutin uses artificial intelligence (AI) to promote emerging artists and offers recommendations based on listeners’ music preferences, activities, and locations.
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Digital music
Chinese WeSing users set Guinness World Record
Since it launched, the campaign has attracted millions of WeSing users, who have uploaded their own karaoke recordings of a national day celebration song through WeSing's Quick Sing feature.
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Music
Alibaba steps into cloud music with latest acquisition
Acquires Import eCommerce Platform Kaola from NetEase for Approximately US$2 Billion Alibaba will also take a minority stake in NetEase Cloud Music
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Music
K Road tipped to be NZ’s ‘silicon valley’ of music
Auckland’s Karangahape Road is now home to Global company inMusic Brands as the company has moved its DJ software development operations there.
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Machine Learning
Google makes music with machine learning
NSynth Super is part of an ongoing experiment by Magenta, a research project within Google.
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Music
Roland’s signature rhythm machine gets a major update
The TR-8S combines the best of its Roland heritage with modern production techniques and professional sound design.
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Music
Three sizzling Apple music playlists for Kiwis to enjoy
Tired of listening to the same old songs? Here are three spicy Apple music playlists you should give a shot.
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Music
Four must-try music apps for Apple devices
Strap-in audiophiles, there are a lot of musical treasures to be found in the app store.
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Music
Spotify launches a new multimedia format called Spotlight
Spotify launched its new multimedia format, Spotlight, which introduces visual layers to complement the listening experience for podcasts.
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Music
The portable speaker war rages on as new competitor enters the ring
Harman announced that two of their best portable speakers are making their way to NZ.
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Music
Sennheiser's latest headphones aim to be a game changer
The CX 6.00BT features a lightweight design that is compact yet robust.
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Music
Make music from the comfort of Chrome
Google recently unveiled the latest addition to their Chrome Music Lab line-up.
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Music
Alternative music players that allow you to get the best sound
In the era of Spotify and iTunes, the humble music player seems to be all but forgotten, and that's a shame...
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Music
Hands-on review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305 and 505
If you are on the go and want a light, transportable setup, the FIT 305 will be the best fit for you...
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Music
Learn to play music like a pro with these apps
Modern technology can help make learning music more entertaining, for both adults and kids...
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Gaming
Three beautiful rhythm games that will distract you from work
These games will undoubtedly spice up your day, and make it infinitely less productive...
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Music
Everything you need to know about the mysterious Launchpad
In the right hands, this device is capable of incredible things...
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Music
Three futuristic instruments straight out of a Star Wars cantina
Will the Justin Biebers and Katy Perrys of today eventually burn out and be replaced by green aliens?
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Music
Introducing Qleek, the mixtape of the future
Qleek is a connected mixtape designed to share important moments of the user’s life with songs and photos...
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Gaming
Three music games that will fill you with nostalgia
Here are our three picks for music games that fill us with nostalgia...
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Music
Sennheiser debuts the ultimate take-anywhere headphones
Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM headphone range represents the perfect fusion of sound and style...