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Music recognition and AR? Apple is reportedly buying Shazam

By | December 9th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Here's a pairing we didn't quite see coming: Apple is close to buying Shazam, the music recognition app, according to a new report. The deal could be announced as early as Monday. 

Apple and Shazam, which also identifies everything from TV shows and movies to ads, are signing paperwork this week and plan an announcement early next, sources tell TechCrunch. Plans to announce the acquisition could change, however.

Apple is known for buying up other companies, though Shazam is certainly no small startup.… Read the full article

Best headphones under Rs. 2000 in India

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Most of us eventually end up buying a new headset from a third party manufacturer to please our ears. This article is all about guiding you to purchase the best pair of headphones under Rs. 2000 to serve your needs. We have meticulously selected the 10 best earpieces which offer unmatchable acoustics while costing under a budget.

Starting from Bluetooth headsets to over-the-ear headphones and headsets with microphone and earpieces without a mic, the list contains every type of headphones to serve your various needs.… Read the full article

Want Alexa wherever you go? These headphones have Amazon’s AI built-in

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Amazon’s smart assistant had its first taste of third-party devices earlier this year with the Huawei Mate 9 and Sonos One smart speaker, and now Alexa is making its way to another non-Amazon device: the Pro Voice, the first Bluetooth wireless headphones with Alexa built-in.

The headphones are going to be produced by 66 Audio, a Culver City, California-based audio company that specializes in athlete-friendly headphones. 

Here’s how it works: The Pro Voice connects to your smart phone of choice via regular old Bluetooth.… Read the full article

Jabra Elite 25e can give you 18 hours of music wirelessly for Rs 3,999

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Jabra launched a new pair of in-ear wireless earphones in India on Tuesday. Touted as Elite 25e, the earphones come with a neckband and offer up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. The wireless earphones will be available at Croma, Amazon and all Jabra authorized resellers at a price tag of Rs 3,999 starting today.

Coming to the specifications, the wireless earphones come with a dedicated voice control button and a message read out feature which allows users to access Siri and Google Now on the move.… Read the full article

JBL is the first to bring Google Assistant to a big-brand portable speaker in Australia

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Voice assistant-enabled devices aren’t new – there were plenty on display at all the major tech shows around the world during 2017. But Australia has been slow to receive them, with Google Home being the first smart speaker to officially make its way Down Under, followed by Home Mini not that long ago.

Sony then introduced its own Assistant-enabled speaker, the LF-S50G. But they all suffer the same limitation of relying on a wall socket for power – meaning you can’t take them with you to the backyard or to the beach.… Read the full article

Lossless audio explained: sorting the FLACs from the ALACs

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Thanks to the PC, the iPod and then the smartphone, the music world was once ruled by the 128kbps MP3 file. Our music was mobile, and heavily compressed, and to anyone who had been used to CD or vinyl, it sounded pretty terrible. Lossy MP3, WMA and AAC music ripped from CDs or downloaded was the way of things … until recently. 

Cue a new dawn of music downloads and streaming services that deal in music that's as close to the original Studio Master as possible, and called either lossless audio, or the often-confused Hi-Res Audio.… Read the full article

The best headphones, Beats and audio deals on Cyber Monday 2017

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now over, but if you haven't had a chance to bag a great deal on a pair of headphones this shopping weekend, then there are still some deals that have remained live, so you may still have a few hours to bag a bargain.

Upgrading your headphones can snag you much better, detailed sound, and advanced features like wireless operation and noise-cancellation. 

It's possible to spend the earth on a pair of headphones, especially a premium brand like Beats, but with a bit of clever shopping you can get yourself a great pair at a seriously reduced rate. 

After all, while phone technology progresses at a terrifyingly fast pace, with handsets redundant just a couple of years after they're first released, headphone technology develops a little more sedately.… Read the full article

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Should I buy the Jabra Talk Wireless Bluetooth Headset?

By | November 24th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

The bottom line: If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive wireless headset that offers a few useful features, this could be the device for you – especially at the Black Friday prices we've found. HD Voice technology delivers crisp and clear audio, while a noise-filtering mic ensures your voice comes over loud and clear at the other end too. The Jabra Talk's bonus feature is that it doubles up as a headphone, which means you can listen to anything that’s playing on your phone – music, the radio or even your Google Maps directions.… Read the full article

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Sony’s new range of headphones take noise cancelling to next level

By | November 24th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

On Friday, Sony unveiled a whole new series of wireless noise-canceling headphones in India. The company launched the successor of its MDR-1000X headphone, the WH-1000XM2 along with WH-H900N, WF-1000X and WI-1000X. To get you off the confusion, Sony explained that WH stands for Wireless Headband, WI is for Wireless In-Ear and WF stands for Wireless Freedom. 

The WH-1000XM2 is the flagship product priced at Rs 29,990, followed by the WI-1000X for Rs 21,990, WF-1000X for Rs 14,990 and the last one is the WH-H900N from Sony’s h.ear series priced at Rs 18,990.… Read the full article

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Should I buy the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable with SP121BK Active Speaker?

By | November 24th, 2017|Categories: TechRadar|

The bottom line: The Audio-Technica AT-LP60 is already renowned as a standout automatic turntable in its price range, and price cuts this Black Friday mean that you can currently snap it up for an even more agreeable price. The option to use the built-in preamp or use the line-level output to add your own is a nice inclusion, and the automatic raising and lowering of the tonearm is even better. Overall, it’s a simple-to-use turntable for beginners, with a great sound, and superb affordability, and at this week’s discounted rates, you can’t go wrong!… Read the full article

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