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Cambridge

Spire Studio: Portable Recording Studio Designed for Collaboration [Review]

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

Like you, many of us as kids sang in the shower, attempted to play some sort of instrument in middle school, or went through countless hours of lessons with the dream of one day actually doing something with that musical talent. Then at some…

Security

How Wearables Could Read Your Body Vibrations as a Security Measure

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

I’ve chatted with plenty of security experts in my role as a senior writer here at TechCo, and they all agree on one thing: Security concerns won’t be going away in the future. More than one expert has drawn a comparison to an arms race,…

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Gear & Gadgets

Copenhagen

Libratone Q Adapt Earbuds Block Out Your Coworkers [Review]

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

Open offices, you hate them, your coworkers hate them, but some reason they keep being a thing. As if the cubical farms from the likes of The Office weren’t bad enough, many startups and large companies don’t even give us walls, but hey at…

Virtual Reality

How 3D Audio Is Making Art Museums Come Alive

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

You know stereo sound — it uses a left and a right channel to offer your ears a more well-rounded sound. And you know Dolby surround sound, which uses an array of speakers to give you sound sources from all over a room. But…

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

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Gear & Gadgets

Boston

Jabra Evolve 75 Headphones Reduce Open Office Distractions [Review]

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

If you’ve worked in a startup in the past decade there’s a good chance you’ve worked in an open office layout or maybe even in a coworking space. In theory they are designed to foster collaboration, but in reality all it brings is noise…

Music

SoundCloud Demonstrates the Need for Great Discoverability in Music Services

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

In the audio streaming business, one single factor stands above the others: Discoverability. SoundCloud’s recent high-profile stumbles have crystallized this problem. Granted, the realities of running a business are far more complex than one factor, and SoundCloud’s discoverablility problems didn’t literally make or break…

Gear & Gadgets

Edifier R2000DB Bookshelf Speakers Can Easily Crank to 11 [Review]

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For more than a decade, Edifier has been producing high-end audio and home theater hardware, but without a lot of the fan fare from brands like Klipsch, Polk, or Pyle. In the past few years however, they’ve begun producing some of the higher rated…

Gear & Gadgets

Denmark

Q Adapt On-Ear Headphones Offer Sleek Design and Great Sound [Review]

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In a world of Beats, Bose, and a million kinds of earbuds, Libratone is kicking it old school with a new pair of wireless on-ear headphones. The Q Adapt On-Ear Headphones offer a sleek new approach to the style, while leaving room for selective…

Gear & Gadgets

JBL Flip 4 Adds Waterproofing and Improved Sound [Review]

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the 80s and even 90s, music portability came in the form of oversized boomboxes filled to the brim with D cell batteries. They were large, quite heavy, sounded pretty good, but ultimately were a pain in the ass. In the past few years…

Marketing & Social Media

3 Reasons Why Podcasts Will Best Stretch Your Advertising Dollar

By | May 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

In the advertising community, the money is beginning to flow to specific areas: Instagram is a rising star, and Pinterest is doing well for itself as both are visually oriented, allowing them to showcase products with that extra pizzazz. But forget social media platforms for…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Now NYC Ex-Pats Can Finally Relax to the Sounds of Their Neighborhood

By | May 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Everyone loves the environment they grew up in or spent their formative years in. For me, that’s my hometown of Seattle. We haven’t had a week without rain since September, and I love it. But the U.S. city with the biggest, most outsized rep…

Data

VoiceOps Launches to Boost Enterprise Sales by Analyzing Voice Data

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The top tech companies have heavily invested in voice UIs: Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are now the face of voice-powered artificial intelligence. It makes sense, as I’ve written before, since voice is likely the most natural, organic and simple UI for a post-mobile era. Naturally, secondary…

Personal Branding

Easy Ways for Entrepreneurs to Get Into Podcasting

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

As a female entrepreneur, I am used to forging my path, being the only woman at the boardroom table, and most importantly finding my voice. In fact, I’ve made a career and agency out of the latter – helping brands find their voices and…

Diversity

Study: The Podcast Market Is Growing But Still Has a One Big Problem

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Infinite Dial’s annual report, widely considered the most essential one for the market, has released new data on the podcasting industry just the last week. Here’s the breakdown. Podcasts Are Increasingly Popular Numbers of podcast listeners continue to rise. The 2017 Infinite Dial report was released…

CES

Las Vegas

Amp by OIO Turns Your iPad Air Into a Home Theater Experience

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The iPad was the first iteration of the tablet, bringing these sleek screens into our homes for the first time. While they provided the portability of a smartphone and the immersion of a laptop, the comparatively smaller size and limited speakers made its entertainment…

CES

Las Vegas

JAM Audio Launches Alexa Enabled Speakers

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The year of voice-based assistants is here, and now JAM Audio is announcing three new speakers that support Amazon’s Alexa during CES 2017. The company also announced several new or updated versions of their WiFi and Bluetooth connected speakers and earbuds. Priced competitively against…