Shazam graduates to vinyl recognition
Music recognition app Shazam is treading a well-worn path: moving from digital music to vinyl. But unlike purist music fans seeking a “more authentic” sound, Shazam is doing it to increase its effectiveness. The app will, for the first time, be able to recognise songs that are available only on vinyl, meaning you’ll be able to identify (selected) new releases that you might hear in a club or bar.
The new capability comes courtesy of a deal with electronic dance music retailer Juno, which also adds a further four million dance tracks to the existing Shazam database. Juno gets a buy link from within the Shazam app in return.
The perfect glass for drinking Coca-Cola?
Austrian glassware maker Riedel has partnered with Coca-Cola in order to create a “perfect” vessel for glugging the sugary drink. Riedel claims the curve of the glass (which happens to echo the curve of a classic glass Coke bottle) enhances the drink’s flavour, and that it was developed by a tasting panel of industry experts.
The glass can hold a standard can of Coke and retails for US$19.90 (£12), or US$29.50 (£18) for a pair.
Game of Thrones video game to run concurrently with the show
Telltale Games’ video game adaptation of Game of Thrones won’t be a prequel, but will be set in the same time period as the TV show. That’s according to Telltale CEO Dan Connors, who sat down for an interview with Digital Trends at GDC 2014. Connors said that the game would tell a “concurrent” story to the show, but gave few clues as to what that might entail.
He did say: “There’s so much going on [in the show] and it’s so rich. Every decision that King Joffrey makes impacts so many people. Any microcosm in that world [looking at how] people are affected by the decisions that are made plays out across the whole thing.” To us, that suggests that the game will concern either new or minor characters rather than the big players from the show.
[Source: Digital Trends]
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 is out now
Yesterday saw the release of the second part of Burial at Sea, what looks to be the final piece of single-player DLC for BioShock Infinite. Like the first part, it’s set in the underwater city of Rapture (just before its collapse), but this time it seems you’re playing not as Booker but Elizabeth. Check out the trailer above to get you in the mood.
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