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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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VR film takes you on a tour or Eminem's hometown
The film also paints Detroit in an impressionistic style – “Detroit as a memory, a feeling, a dream”. 
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Facebook's on a mission to bring music to the masses
Harking back to the days of MySpace’s music playlists, Facebook will soon launch the ability to add songs to a new music section on user profiles... but that's not all.
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Hands-on review: Roar like a Yeti with this amazing ‘amateur’ microphone
Recently I had the opportunity to try out Blue’s Yeti Blackout microphone, and for the most part, I was really excited.
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Hands-on review: JBL Pulse 3 and JBL Charge 3
From hard rock to pop to classical, neither speaker lets me down.
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Siri watch out, Google is gunning for your job
Last year Google brought its AI assistant to iPhones and now, iPads are joining the party.
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These oversized headphones have no bass, but they do pinch your ears
NIRVANA is an ear acupressure therapy device engineered to restore balance to the nervous system.
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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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Moviegoers hold on to your popcorn, HOYTS is creating VR cinemas
HOYTS announced a new way guests can experience more from their next trip to the movies.
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Bose unveils audio AR glasses, $50m funding for startups innovating for it
Rather than superimposing visual objects on the real world, Bose AR adds an audible layer of information and experiences.
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Sennheiser to pick 20 lucky applicants for augmented audio developers program
The program is aimed at sound designers and game developers who are eager to create augmented audio apps and creatively explore audio interactivity.
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Spotify is letting users fix inaccurate music info
Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood and tags.
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Sony launches VR audio technology
Sony unveiled Sonic Surf VR, a unique suite of spatial audio technology combined with new multi-channel speakers.
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Samsung announces 2018 home entertainment lineup
Samsung highlighted details about its flagship QLED TV models and its expanded lineup of UHD, premium UHD and ultra-large screen TVs.
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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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Hands-on review: Is this the best Fitbit yet?
From the moment I had the Fitbit out of the box, it’s rarely left my wrist, except for charging.
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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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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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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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Auckland Pride Parade immortalised in virtual reality
The lights, colour and performances from this year’s parade have been captured in a time-lapse VR video.
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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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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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Make music from the comfort of Chrome
Google recently unveiled the latest addition to their Chrome Music Lab line-up.
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Style, sound, and simplicity come together in Sennheiser’s new wireless earphones
The headphones’ high-quality dynamic speaker system and custom-machined stainless steel in-ear sound tunnels deliver superior acoustic precision.