Music http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/music/features en-SG Spotify coming to PlayStation, killing Music Unlimited in the process http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/spotify-coming-playstation-killing-music-unlimited-process/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even free accounts are welcome, with background play while gaming on PS4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Spotify + PlayStation" alt="Spotify + PlayStation" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-playstation.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Big news for PlayStation gamers: Spotify is headed to Sony&rsquo;s platform, bringing the massively popular streaming music service to consoles and other devices later this spring.</p> <p>Sony says that its new PlayStation Music app will support both premium and free, ad-supported accounts when it launches on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xperia smartphones and tablets. And while all can support access to Spotify&rsquo;s full library and custom playlists, Sony says the PS4 version will allow players to listen to streaming music in the background while gaming.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There is one potential downside to this new addition to the PlayStation ecosystem: Sony&rsquo;s own Music Unlimited service is being shut down this spring to make way for PlayStation Music. It&rsquo;ll close on 29 March, which is said to be&nbsp;<em>before</em>&nbsp;PlayStation Music debuts. (Maybe on 30 March, then?)</p> <p>Current Music Unlimited subscribers - are there many of you out there? - with active subscriptions on 28 February will get the final 30 days of access free. We recommend getting to work on a playlist of depressing songs to mark the impending end of the service.</p> <p>Or, if you&rsquo;re a Spotify user itching to access your favorites on PlayStation, maybe start building a playlist of booming party songs and power pop to celebrate its promised arrival. Your choice.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/28/playstation-meet-spotify/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/review">Long-term test: Sony PS4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asia finally gets unilimited music on PlayStation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For far too long, Sony&#39;s Music Unlimited service never came to Asia, leaving its users in Singapore and Malaysia in the lurch. Spotify&#39;s new PlayStation Music partnership with Sony, however, will change that.</p> <p>It&#39;s confirmed that PlayStation Music&#39;s availability in 41 markets also includes Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Thus, ending the dry spell for music lovers in Asia.</p> <p>Best of all? It&#39;s free.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/spotify-coming-playstation-killing-music-unlimited-process/news#comments Music PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Sony Spotify Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:19:46 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458773 at http://www.stuff.tv Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that'll blow your mind http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/tune-8-spotify-tricks-you-need-know/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paying for a premium account? Then you should make the most of what the music streaming app has to offer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks you need to know" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks you need to know" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Spotify%20main_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Spotify is a great music streaming app. But aside from syncing your phone and listening to your tunes, it has so much more to offer.</p> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;re paying for a premium account, you might as well get your money&rsquo;s worth. Here are the top eight things you never knew you could do on Spotify, for both mobile and desktop versions.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touch to preview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Spotify has added new gestures to its mobile app to make interaction a lot easier. Now you can swipe left on a song to add it to My Music (swipe left once more to remove it), or swipe a track right to add it to your play queue. and our personal favourite is something called Touch Preview.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen:</strong> First of all, make sure your Spotify app is updated. Touch Preview is exactly what it sounds like. If you&rsquo;re already listening to music, but you&rsquo;re browsing the app and come across a song you want to listen to, all you need to do is press and hold and the app will stop playing your song momentarily to play you a snippet of the new one. To return to what you were listening to, just lift your finger and you will be taken back to the exact same spot in your previous song.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>For: </strong>Mobile (iOS for now)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Touch to preview" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/touch%20preview.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turn Spotify into a karaoke session </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Within the Spotify app lies other applications that you can download. And one of our favourites has to be musiXmatch that will give you the crowd-sourced lyrics for whichever song you&rsquo;re listening to. And if you&rsquo;re feeling particularly generous and the lyrics for a particular song don&rsquo;t exist, you can contribute.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;Go to App Finder in the sidebar of the app and download musiXmatch for it to automatically appear in your sidebar. After which, you can just play any song, click on musiXmatch in the sidebar and the lyrics will start scrolling by. Perfect for an impromptu sing-along session at your house party, except if you&#39;re listening to electronic music.</p> <p><strong>For:</strong>&nbsp;Desktop</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Turn Spotify into a karaoke session" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyrics.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="No singing allowed" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/no%20lyrics.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn a new language </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Why pay a few hundred bucks to pick up a third language, when you can do it via Spotify? Apart from the other music discovery and lyric apps, there&#39;s a language learning one called Listen Language to help you pick up a new skill this year.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Again, go to App Finder. Type Listen Language into the search bar and voila, language help. There are currently 24 languages offered, ranging from French to less common ones like Swahili and Ukrainian if you&rsquo;re so inclined. Stick at it through the various classes over different levels, or you could play it while you&rsquo;re asleep and hope that your subconscious mind absorbed all of that.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For:</strong> Desktop</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Learn a new language" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/languages.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Moving somewhere?" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/learnnnn.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Equalize your ears </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;re a genre-specific type of music connoisseur, this feature would be perfect for your listening pleasure. Why bother with too much of the bass when you&rsquo;re listening to singer-songwriter tunes, or have the treble turned way up on dubstep? Within Spotify lies a setting that will make your music sound the way it was intended to.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Go to Settings, then Playback and finally Equalizer right at the bottom. Tap on it and choose from the 22 presets ranging from Acoustic to Vocal Booster to even Spoken Word to get the most out of what you&rsquo;re listening to. You can even jig the six sliders of different frequencies if your taste is extremely specific. If not, just stick with the Small Speakers preset.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For:</strong> Mobile</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Equalize your ears" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/equalizer.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Collaborate with friends on a playlist </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">You have a gathering coming up this weekend, and you run with an eclectic crowd with incredibly diverse music taste. It&rsquo;s impossible to make everyone happy. At least that&rsquo;s what you thought until you read about this thoughtful collaborative feature of Spotify.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Create a new playlist. Then tap on (...) and then Collaborative Playlist. Once it&rsquo;s enabled, all you have to do is copy the HTTP link and share it with your friends. When they click the link, it will automatically be added to their playlists (just make sure they&rsquo;re following you), and they can add their favourite songs to it. There&rsquo;s no limit to the number of people who get to collaborate, the key to the playlist lies in the link, otherwise you can just disable Collaborative Playlist status. Weekend gathering entertainment success!</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For:</strong> Desktop and mobile</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Collaborate with friends on a playlist" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/collaborate.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Really cool" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/collab.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Listen to your network’s music </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Curious about what everyone is listening to? You can either monitor their Spotify activity like a hawk or use this simpler method to see who&rsquo;s listening to what.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Make sure you&rsquo;re following friends. Tap on Browse, then Top Lists. Top Tracks in Your Network should be the first chart you see. It&rsquo;s refreshed daily so you get up to date information on what everyone you know is listening to. The more popular a song, the higher it will be on the chart.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For: </strong>Desktop and mobile</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Listen to your network’s music" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/network.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Share a certain part of a song </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The average song is about three minutes long. But if you&rsquo;re listening to acts like Sigur Ros with songs that go up to 10 minutes and you want to share a certain part of it with a friend, there&rsquo;s a chance that the person you&rsquo;re sharing it with has no patience to sit through the whole thing. You can tell the person the exact minute and second you want him to listen to, and have him click to find it, or you can do this instead.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;To have the song automatically play at the part that you want the listener to tune in to, all you have to do is right-click on the track in question and then click Copy Spotify URL. When you paste the link, add # and the timestamp at which said song will start (eg. #4:00)</p> <p><strong>For:</strong>&nbsp;Desktop and mobile</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Share a certain part of a song" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/timestamp.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Private session </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s no big deal if you secretly love One Direction. Everyone has their own musical skeleton in the closet. However, Spotify does display what you&rsquo;re listening to by default, and since you signed in with Facebook, there&rsquo;s a chance that you&rsquo;ll be judged by your 900 casual acquaintances. Don&rsquo;t worry, Spotify has a solution.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Head to Settings, then Social and make sure Publish Activity is toggled off. If you&rsquo;re on desktop, left-click on your profile to toggle Private Session. Bear in mind that it will deactivate when you log out, so you&rsquo;ll have to reactivate it the next time you log in. Now you can binge-listen to all your aural guilty pleasures. Now if only Taylor Swift was still on Spotify...</p> <p class="p4"><strong>For: </strong>Desktop and mobile</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Private session" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/shhh.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/tune-8-spotify-tricks-you-need-know/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Music Spotify Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:29:53 +0000 Elissa Loi 1458544 at http://www.stuff.tv Twitch founder releases The Drop: User-curated EDM lists http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/twitch-founder-releases-drop-user-curated-edm-lists/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you wanted a Reddit-like space for EDM recs without having to go into the morass that is Reddit, then get your jam on here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Twitch founder releases The Drop: User-curated EDM lists" alt="Twitch founder releases The Drop: User-curated EDM lists" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/the%20drop.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify might try, but sometimes its curated lists don&#39;t quite hit the spot for the more discerning music lover. If electronic dance is your thing, then Twitch co-founder Justin Kan has come up with his own solution to the &#39;I need new music to listen to&#39; conundrom. Surf on over to <a href="http://thedrop.club/" target="_blank">The Drop</a>, which is pretty much an online hangout where everyone can play DJ.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sweet, sweet tunes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s fairly simple to add music. Find the link on Soundcloud, add it and see if other people are digging that techno mix of the Earth, Wind and Fire song you like so much. Upvotes will see songs rise to the top of the list and it&#39;s a good place for people who are game for new sounds from unfamiliar artists.</p> <p>At the moment, the site doesn&#39;t seem to have a lot of bells and whistles, looking more like a polished version of Reddit. Clicking on a track will allow you to see related comments as well as social media sharing.</p> <p>So far the service is still new, and creator Kan doesn&#39;t see it as being a revenue earner. We&#39;ll just have to see if The Drop will be able to build up a community to sustain it. At the moment, though, it seems more of a pet project that Kan will keep around so long as it appeals to him.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stupidly-expensive-audio-kit-isn-t-music-my-ears/feature">Stupidly expensive audio kit is overrated</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/24/wob-wob-wob/?ncid=rss" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Twitch founder releases The Drop: User-curated EDM lists" alt="Twitch founder releases The Drop: User-curated EDM lists" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/the%20drop%2002.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/twitch-founder-releases-drop-user-curated-edm-lists/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/twitch-founder-releases-drop-user-curated-edm-lists/news#comments Music Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:49:55 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458514 at http://www.stuff.tv Beta Yourself: hi-fi http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/beta-yourself-hi-fi/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unleash the full potential of your ears by building your ideal hi-fi setup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beta Yourself: Hi-Fi" alt="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Beta-Yourself---Hifi-Main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So, your Grundig boombox has finally packed in and it&#39;s time to build a new hi-fi system. But where to start?</p> <p>Luckily for us<em>,What Hi-Fi? </em>editor Simon Lucas sits only a few desks away from the Stuff district, and we managed to get him to share his pearls of audiophile wisdom:</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/simon-lucas" title="View user profile.">Simon Lucas</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The basics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Start at source. </strong>Where is the music for your hi-fi coming from? Your huge collection of CDs? Those vinyl LPs that are finally coming back into fashion? The files on your computer and phone? Or a streaming service?</p> <p><strong>Choose your style.</strong> Is this hi-fi system confined to one room? Or do you want music to follow you wherever you go? Multi-room audio is booming, but it&#39;s not automatically your first choice where sound quality&#39;s concerned.</p> <p><strong>Set a budget. </strong>No matter if your idea of &#39;hi-fi&#39; is a single mains-powered speaker with a Bluetooth connection to your phone, or a whole rack&#39;s worth of amplifier, CD player, turntable, streamer, network-attached storage and a pair of speakers - stick to your budget.</p> <p><strong>Prioritise. </strong>Be honest: do you want your money to buy the best sound possible, or do you want it to buy as much futuristic gadgetry as it can? The best kit isn&#39;t necessarily the coolest.</p> <p><strong>Plan ahead. </strong>It&#39;s like a job interview: where do you see yourself in five years&#39; time? If you imagine your system expanding into more rooms, say, or incorporating some home cinema action, you need to factor it in now.</p> <p><strong>Audition. </strong>A hi-fi store is a rare sight these days, but there&#39;s no substitute for hearing the products on your shortlist before you commit the cash. And it&#39;s ultimately less of a pain than having to keep sending things back to Amazon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" alt="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Beta-Yourself---Hifi-Turntable.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" alt="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Beta-Yourself---Hifi-CDs.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> System matching </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Check compatibility. </strong>If you have a record player, you&#39;ll need an amp with a phono stage. For wireless speakers, make sure your home network&#39;s up to the strain.</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t overdo it. </strong>The bassiest amplifier, driving the bassiest speaker, will end up - yes - sounding too bassy.</p> <p><strong>It can all be hi-fi. </strong>Plugging a laptop straight into an amplifier seldom ends well. But using a dedicated off-board DAC like an AudioQuest Dragonfly (&pound;130 (S$245), audioquest.com) turns your laptop into a hi-fi component.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ipod-hi-fi/cyrus-lyric-09/review-0" target="_blank">Cyrus Lyric 09 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" alt="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Beta-Yourself---Hifi-System-Matching-3_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Setting up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Get into position. </strong>Put the speakers as level with your head as possible and closer to each other than they are to you.</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t interfere. </strong>Interference (electrical and physical) can ruin the sound of your hi-fi, so make sure equipment is isolated: ideally electronics on a rack and speakers on stands.</p> <p><strong>Care and attention. </strong>Don&#39;t play records that are thick with dust, CDs that are covered in thumb-prints or music on a speaker that&#39;s down to its last 3% of battery life. All these could create problems in your system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" alt="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Beta-Yourself---Hifi-Setting-Up.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Digital domain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Archive properly. </strong>Digitising your music collection only needs doing once. <a href="http://www.rarewares.org" target="_blank">LAME</a> is a brilliant MP3 encoder - use it with <a href="http://www.exactaudiocopy.de" target="_blank">Exact Audio Copy</a> to keep it sounding pristine.</p> <p><strong>Pay the premium. </strong>The likes of Qobuz (qobuz.com) and Tidal (tidalhifi.com) stream CD-sized files rather than the compressed Spotify equivalents. They cost more, but they offer more detail.</p> <p><strong>Make the most of iTunes. </strong>Get into the &#39;preferences&#39; menu and have a proper experiment with the equalizer settings.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/naim-mu-so/review" target="_blank">Naim Mu-so review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" alt="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Beta-Yourself---Hifi-Digital-Domain.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finishing touches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Keep tweaking. </strong>The spikes on your stands will need tightening. Your speaker cable will oxidise and need trimming. The arm on your record player will need realigning too.</p> <p><strong>Don&#39;t rush to judge. </strong>Most box-fresh electronics can take hours to reach their full potential, and speakers (which rely more on physical movement) can sometimes take days or even weeks.</p> <p><strong>Safe storage. </strong>Store your records vertically and, as with CDs, don&#39;t expose them to extremes of temperature.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bluesound/bluesound-multi-room-music-system/review" target="_blank">Bluesound multi-room music system review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" alt="Beta Yourself: How to build a Hi-Fi system from scratch" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Beta-Yourself---Hifi-Finishing-Touches.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Level up with... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The Website - </strong><a href="http://www.clarityalliance.co.uk" target="_blank">Clarity</a><br />A supergroup of the UK&#39;s biggest hi-fi nerds (that&#39;s a compliment) offers tips, expert guidance and (mostly) impartial advice on every aspect of researching, demo-ing, buying and maintaining your hi-fi kit. It&#39;s rather old-school, but none the worse for it.</p> <p><strong>The Book - </strong><a href="http://getbettersound.com" target="_blank">Get Better Sound</a><br />Billed as &#39;the setup manual your system wants&#39;, this guide written by Jim Smith, an audio consultant with over 35 years&#39; experience in the field, doesn&#39;t advise you to just spend more money. Instead, it discusses practical ways to get better performance from the kit you already own, in order to reach your full audiophile potential.</p> <p><strong>The Video - </strong><a href="http://bit.ly/roomsetup" target="_blank">Do&#39;s and Don&#39;ts of Room Set-up</a><br />It&#39;s a little on the dry side, but this free five-minute primer on hi-fi positioning is all good common-sense stuff. No room is perfect (unless all it has in it is hi-fi, of course), but there&#39;s a lot of practical advice on basic pitfalls and managing &#39;reflections&#39;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6-dOSD1KoNU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/beta-yourself-hi-fi/feature#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming Music Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:13:08 +0000 Elissa Loi 1458204 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Google betting big on SpaceX, Moog reviving its modular synthesisers, and Sid Meier’s Starships announced http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/fully-charged-google-betting-big-spacex-moog-reviving-its-modular-synthesizers-and-sid-meier- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up, catch up: here’s the tech news you need to start the day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Elon Musk of SpaceX" alt="Elon Musk of SpaceX" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spacex-elonmusk.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google big on SpaceX’s satellite Internet plan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elon Musk&rsquo;s SpaceX wants to put <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/elon-musk-plans-build-space-internet-earth-and-mars/news">hundreds of satellites in orbit</a> above Earth to provide speedy Internet to the world - and space. And guess who&rsquo;s excited about a whole lot more people potentially having great Internet access? Google, that&rsquo;s who. Which is why the company is reportedly about to invest US$1 billion (about S$1.3 billion) in SpaceX.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s part of SpaceX&rsquo;s first round of funding in years, and along with other partners, the cash is supposed to put a valuation on the space travel company of more than US$10 billion (about S$13 billion). That will help SpaceX get its satellite plans off the ground (quite literally, in time), and further its other aims - everything from transporting NASA astronauts and gear to eventually colonizing the Moon. Baby steps, now.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.theinformation.com/Google-Nears-Major-Investment-in-SpaceX-to-Bolster-Satellites">The Information</a> via <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-nears-1-billion-investment-in-spacex-1421706642">The Wall Street Journal</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/elon-musk-plans-build-space-internet-earth-and-mars/news">Elon Musk plans to build a Space Internet on Earth&hellip; and Mars</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moog reviving its 1970s synthesizers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;ve always wanted to own one of Moog&rsquo;s iconic modular synthesisers from the 1970s, here&rsquo;s the next best thing: an impressively old-school recreation from the company itself. Moog has manufactured a very limited run of System 55, System 35, and Model 15 synthesiser units, along with an expansion cabinet, sequential controller, and optional duophonic keyboard.</p> <p>Each synth has been painstakingly handmade in the image of the earlier classics, with hand-soldered circuit boards and panels made of photo-etched aluminum. Naturally, it&rsquo;ll cost you big: just 55 units of the System 55 have been made, and sell for US$35,000 (about S$46,827) each. Only 35 units of the System 35 are available at US$22,000 (nearly S$29,435) apiece, while the Model 15 gets a larger run of 150 units at US$10,000 (about S$13,380) a pop.</p> <p>Check out the short film above, which features musicians and Moog fanatics new and old showing their abilities and the range of these memorable modular synthesisers.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.moogmusic.com/news/return-moog-modular">Moog</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/19/moog-large-format-modular-synthesizers/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/100-best-gadgets-ever-tv-age/feature">100 Best Gadgets Ever: The TV Age</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3w6qWiEx8BQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another Sid Meier game out soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just a couple months after the launch of <em>Civilization: Beyond Earth</em>, another Sid Meier-branded sci-fi game is on the horizon - and it&rsquo;s due out this spring. <em>Sid Meier&rsquo;s Starships</em> is a new turn-based strategy game based on the same universe as <em>Beyond Earth</em>, but it features a different focus for this PC, Mac, and iPad release.</p> <p>Meier himself tells Eurogamer that you&rsquo;ll take the lead role in a federation of planets, building your own starships and completing missions in various star systems. Expanding the federation is the goal, and there are a few different conditions for victory - plus you&rsquo;ll encounter some leaders from <em>Beyond Earth</em>. Considering the proximity to <em>Beyond Earth</em>&rsquo;s release and the planned iPad version, we wonder if it&rsquo;ll be a smaller game than <em>Civilization</em>, but anything from Sid Meier is always worth a look.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-19-sid-meiers-starships-announced-for-pc-mac-ipad">Eurogamer</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate: 38 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xQh6WjrRohc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of Thrones intro redone in LittleBigPlanet 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;ll be another three months or so before we have new episodes of HBO&rsquo;s <em>Game of Thrones</em>, so aside from playing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/game-thrones/review-0">Telltale&rsquo;s episodic video game</a> and rewatching the four seasons to date, you might as well soak in some great fan tributes - like this reimagining of the intro using <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/littlebigplanet-3/littlebigplanet-3/review"><em>LittleBigPlanet 3</em></a>&rsquo;s robust creation tools. It&rsquo;s not the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-samsung-says-fewer-phones-ahead-nokia-s-z-launcher-hits-google-play-and-now-yo">most elaborate remake</a> we&rsquo;ve seen, but it&rsquo;s certainly charming.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip7gSu2j_aU">YouTube</a> via <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/19/watch-winter-come-to-littlebigplanet-3-in-game-of-thrones-intro/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ip7gSu2j_aU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/fully-charged-google-betting-big-spacex-moog-reviving-its-modular-synthesizers-and-sid-meier-#comments Film and TV Future tech Gaming Google LittleBigPlanet 3 Music Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458107 at http://www.stuff.tv 6 hot acts you shouldn't miss at Laneway Festival Singapore 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/discover-6-must-see-acts-laneway-festival-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t pretend like you know them all. Preview some of the best-sounding artists you might have overlooked and impress your mates at the annual music festival </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="499" height="441" title="6 hot acts you shouldn&#039;t miss at Laneway Festival Singapore 2015" alt="6 hot acts you shouldn&#039;t miss at Laneway Festival Singapore 2015" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202015-01-19%20at%2015.33.05.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before the musicians rock up full-force to the stage, we thought we&rsquo;d open your ears up to a few acts you&rsquo;d be a fool to miss. Go on,&nbsp;beef up your playlist before pulling on your boots and Wayfarers. You&#39;ll know your stuff by the end of this article.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rustie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like: </strong>Arca, Hudson Mohawke</p> <p>Rustie&#39;s unabashed trippy beats will liven up the party at The Meadow. Here&#39;s some geek trivia: it&#39;s said that the Scottish producer&#39;s interest in videogames has played a significant part in his brand of experimental electronic composition. Definitely not an act you will want to watch sitting down.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Listen to: </strong>Attak, Afterlight, Raptor</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:artist:6YGu0Rv2120wkc4AXZSGgl" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_mO2VcJAkOw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chet Faker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like:&nbsp;</strong><em>Flume, Glass Animals</em></p> <p>Buttery smooth vocals set to a loungey electro backdrop pretty much sums up what Australian crooner Chet Faker is all about. Best enjoyed with eyes closed, breeze in your hair, and a nice cold brew in your hand while letting his voice flow through you. Miss at your own risk.</p> <p><strong>Listen to:</strong>&nbsp;Talk is Cheap, No Diggity, 1998</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:artist:2Q0MyH5YMI5HPQjFjlq5g3" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aP_-P_BS6KY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> .gif </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like: </strong>Frou Frou, Boards of Canada</p> <p class="p1">The homegrown electronic duo is quite unlike anything we&#39;ve ever heard before from our shores. Weish packs quite the pair of lungs, spinning hypnotic vocals to Din&#39;s beat-laying. We might not have heard a lot from them to date, but we want more.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Listen to:</strong>&nbsp;Juvenile, Diatribe, Song Six</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IgzgQO3vG48" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title=".gif" alt="6 hot acts you shouldn&#039;t miss at Laneway Festival Singapore 2015" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/gif.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like: Lykke Li, Jessie Ware</strong></p> <p>Not just a pretty face, Jillian Rose Banks also has sultry singer-songwriter chops well worth you getting acquainted with. Lykke Li might have pulled out from the line-up, but Banks&#39; presence will more than make up for her absence.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Listen to:</strong>&nbsp;Warm Water, Brain, Drowning</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:artist:2xe8IXgCTpwHE3eA9hTs4n" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Twix375Me4Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Hopkins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like:</strong>&nbsp;Four Tet, Moderat</p> <p class="p1">Jon Hopkins might have first started out playing keyboard for Imogen Heap, but he has since grown into a hotshot producer working with the likes of Brian Eno. Prepare to get lost in Hopkins&#39; wide aural landscapes made of tiny details that grow into majestic cacophonies.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Listen to:</strong>&nbsp;Light Through the Veins, We Disappear, Small Memory</p> <p class="p1"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:artist:7yxi31szvlbwvKq9dYOmFI" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q04ILDXe3QE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Future Islands </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like: </strong>The War on Drugs, Wild Beasts</p> <p class="p1">If synthpop&#39;s your thing, you should be awfully glad that the highly underrated Future Islands will be playing at the festival. Want to witness Samuel Herring&#39;s dance moves a la Letterman? Better get to Laneway early and score a spot right in front of the stage. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Listen to:</strong>&nbsp;Seasons (Waiting on You), A Dream of You and Me</p> <p class="p1"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:artist:1WvvwcQx0tj6NdDhZZ2zZz" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1Ee4bfu_t3c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Music adventures at Laneway </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get acquainted with these indie acts on Spotify and Deezer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Laneway_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/discover-6-must-see-acts-laneway-festival-2014/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/discover-6-must-see-acts-laneway-festival-2014/feature#comments Lists Music Spotify Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:51:23 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431390 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Moment is a smart wireless music console http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/ces-2015-bang-olufsen-s-beosound-moment-smart-wireless-music-console/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It integrates your music collection and services into one, what more can you want? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="CES 2015: Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoSound Moment is a smart wireless music console " alt="CES 2015: Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoSound Moment is a smart wireless music console " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BSoMom.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What&rsquo;s a detachable wireless music system that has a double-sided interface for two different listening experiences? If you&rsquo;re having trouble guessing, we&rsquo;ll break it to you &ndash; it&rsquo;s the Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoSound Moment.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feature packed... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not only is it a sight to behold, the BeoSound Moment is intelligent too. It has a PatternPlay feature installed within that suggests to you music and radio programmes during specific times in a day or the week based on your listening patterns. &nbsp;</p> <p>Not forgetting to mention its MoodWheel function that creates a random playlist for you depending on where in the colour wheel you place your finger &ndash; the closer you place your finger to the center, the more likely the songs will be your favourites. Also, if you pick the red zone, the tunes tend to be more passionate as compared to say, the yellow area, which plays more energetic music.</p> <p>If this audio device tickles your fancy, you&rsquo;ll be able to get your hands on it from the end of February, exclusively at the Bang &amp; Olufsen Grand Hyatt showroom. Just be prepared to be set back S$4000. But on the plus side, it includes a 12 month prepaid subscription to Deezer Premium+.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/bang-olufsen-beolab-20-beautiful-wireless-sound-machine/news">Bang &amp; Olufsen BeoLab 20 is a high-end audio Dalek&nbsp;</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="CES 2015: Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoSound Moment is a smart wireless music console " alt="CES 2015: Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoSound Moment is a smart wireless music console " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/BSoMoment2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/ces-2015-bang-olufsen-s-beosound-moment-smart-wireless-music-console/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/ces-2015-bang-olufsen-s-beosound-moment-smart-wireless-music-console/news#comments B&O Docks and Speakers Music Fri, 09 Jan 2015 09:10:35 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457134 at http://www.stuff.tv 2014 Review: the best music according to Singaporeans http://www.stuff.tv/sg/spotify/best-music-2014-according-singaporeans/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want to reminisce the year quickly passing? Take your ears down memory lane with these trending tracks from YouTube and Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The best music of 2014 according to Singaporeans" alt="The best music of 2014 according to Singaporeans" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/psy.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing like a song to hit you right in the gut and transport you back to where and when you heard it.</p> <p>So what&rsquo;s the best way to look back on 2014? Go on a musical trip down memory lane courtesy of YouTube and Spotify Singapore&rsquo;s top ten tracks of 2014 of course. You&rsquo;d be surprised at how who claims top spot. </p> <p>Spoiler: It&rsquo;s not Let It Go.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 10 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube) Shakira - Can&#39;t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna</strong></p> <p class="p2">Shakira and Rihanna, it&rsquo;s no wonder this was a mainstream hit.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/2wqaekenSQZm7hxQOYt8oE" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) Nico &amp; Vinz - Am I Wrong</strong></p> <p class="p2">Yes, you can now put a name to that song you&#39;ve heard on radio. All that remains to be seen (or rather, heard) is whether they&rsquo;ll go down in history as more than just another one-hit wonder.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/o3mP3mJDL2k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 9 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube) The Chainsmokers -&nbsp;#SELFIE (Official Music Video)</strong></p> <p>We guess we weren&rsquo;t the only ones who wanted to put a face to the disembodied voice on the track. But boy, did we regret doing so.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/2Oehrcv4Kov0SuIgWyQY9e" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) Imagine Dragons - Demons</strong></p> <p class="p2">Imagine Dragons sure garnered a lot of attention in 2014, and there&rsquo;s nothing imaginary at all about how far they&rsquo;ve come.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kdemFfbS5H0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;PSY - HANGOVER feat. Snoop Dogg M/V</strong></p> <p>The man who singlehandedly broke YouTube didn&rsquo;t quite garner the same ratings this time around, but hey, at least he still placed.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/0FDzzruyVECATHXKHFs9eJ" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars</strong></p> <p class="p2">Ghost Stories was highly anticipated, and Coldplay did not disappoint, serving up an album of Chris Martin&rsquo;s calming crooning, topped with the cherry that&rsquo;s A Sky Full of Stars.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HkMNOlYcpHg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;Calvin Harris - Summer</strong></p> <p>Is there nothing that Calvin Harris touches, that won&rsquo;t turn into a hit anthem? The answer is no. And it&rsquo;s the only track that occupies the same spot on both lists. T(r)opical and dancey, Calvin Harris is the dancefloor-pleasing wizard.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:6YUTL4dYpB9xZO5qExPf05" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) Calvin Harris - Summer</strong></p> <p>Ditto.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ebXbLfLACGM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 6 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;Nicki Minaj - Anaconda</strong></p> <p>If you think this song is about real slithery snakes, you&rsquo;re completely misled. This is an example of how the video is more famous than the song itself.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/4VrWlk8IQxevMvERoX08iC" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) Sia - Chandelier</strong></p> <p class="p2">She was initially better known for featuring on more popular artists&rsquo; songs like David Guetta&rsquo;s Titanium and Flo Rida&rsquo;s Wild Ones, but has really come into her own with 1000 Forms of Fear, on which this track is listed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LDZX4ooRsWs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;Ariana Grande - Problem ft. Iggy Azalea</strong></p> <p>The new sultry darling of pop earns street cred by having Iggy Igs guest on this song. Empowering, especially when you mentally sing &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve got one less problem without you&rdquo; as you tick tasks off your to-do list.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/71ywEs45ClmTNRiaJ7YEsr" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) Maroon 5 - Maps</strong></p> <p class="p2">Adam Levine is one of those better heard than seen. So it&rsquo;s no surprise that this made Spotify&rsquo;s list and not YouTube&rsquo;s. Please don&rsquo;t hurt us, Levine fans.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iS1g8G_njx8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;Sia - Chandelier (Official Video)</strong></p> <p>Song is great, but the video? Weird. Which is probably why it sits at number four. There&rsquo;s no doubt this video has been shared, replayed and examined at length.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/6NPVjNh8Jhru9xOmyQigds" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) Pharrell Williams - Happy</strong></p> <p class="p2">A feel-good ditty like this should be on loop for every Monday. In fact, there was a <a href="http://24hoursofhappy.com/" target="_blank">24 hour looping track of this released</a>. But too much of a good thing could be bad; it might turn your despair into irritation though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2vjPBrBU-TM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;Taylor Swift - Shake It Off</strong></p> <p>Well, well, everyone expected another whiny, why-did-he-dump-me offering from serial monogamist Swift. But she showed us that she&rsquo;s capable of making fun of herself and won more fans for it. Watch for awkward dancing.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/1QzFhzIOW7CyRJLpmq5CM0" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify) OneRepublic - Counting Stars</strong></p> <p class="p2">Ryan Tedder is a force to reckon with. When he&rsquo;s not writing OneRepublic hits, he&rsquo;s writing hits for other people. Case(s) in point? Beyonce&rsquo;s Halo and XO are just some of his finest work.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nfWlot6h_JM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Explicit) ft. Charli XCX</strong></p> <p>First things first, she&rsquo;s the realest. Don&rsquo;t we all wish we had Iggy Azalea as our classmate at some point in our illustrious school careers?</p> <p class="p3"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/3U4isOIWM3VvDubwSI3y7a" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p3"><strong>(Spotify) John Legend - All of Me</strong></p> <p class="p5">Whiny to some, passionate to most. Default romantic song of the year.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/O-zpOMYRi0w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Number 1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>(YouTube)&nbsp;Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J</strong></p> <p>Well, this is a real Dark Horse.</p> <p class="p2"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=https://play.spotify.com/track/6RtPijgfPKROxEzTHNRiDp" width="300"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><strong>(Spotify)Magic! - Rude</strong></p> <p class="p2">Surprising too, but we&rsquo;re guessing it touched a raw nerve with many listeners.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0KSOMA3QBU0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/spotify/best-music-2014-according-singaporeans/feature#comments Music Spotify YouTube Tue, 30 Dec 2014 03:00:07 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455041 at http://www.stuff.tv Note perfect: Why Bandcamp’s direct-to-artist subscriptions are a brilliant idea http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/note-perfect-why-bandcamp-s-direct-artist-subscriptions-are-brilliant-idea/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In bucking the all-you-can-eat trend, Bandcamp could amplify artist/fan relationships while encouraging far more new music, says Craig Grannell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="&quot;Hands up if you love Bandcamp!&quot;" alt="Note perfect: Why Bandcamp’s direct-to-artist subscriptions are a brilliant idea" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/music_crowd.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In technology, it seems everyone wants a winner, a sole victor who crushes the competition underfoot.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In computers, Microsoft and PCs won out, and people argue Android will emerge similarly triumphant in the smartphone market, having beaten Apple to death with a ludicrously expensive iPhone case. In gaming, there&rsquo;s even talk we&rsquo;ll one day see two out of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo slain, the champion standing atop its rivals&rsquo; corpses, bloodied controller in hand, while fans of the fallen forever echo Private Hudson in <em>Aliens</em>, quietly chanting: &ldquo;Game over, man! Game over!&rdquo;</p> <p>Such certainty even pervades music. Assuming you&rsquo;re not a scoundrel pirate, the argument is that everyone in the future will simply pay a monthly subscription to an all-you-can-eat streaming service, in return receiving access to more songs and albums than anyone could possibly hope to force into their ears in a lifetime. Any suggestion an alternative might be a good idea will have you branded a colossal idiot.</p> <p>Bandcamp chief executive Ethan Diamond must be King Idiot, then, because his company is trying another way: single-artist subscriptions. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/11/bandcamp-musicians-subscription-services">Joking to The Guardian</a>&nbsp;that it&rsquo;s &quot;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature">kinda like what U2 and Apple did</a>, except that it&rsquo;s music that you actually want&rdquo;, he outlined his system. Punters will be able to subscribe to an artist&rsquo;s output, and then gain access to whatever they include in the subscription, which can range from new works to an entire back catalogue.</p> <p>Predictably, many people assumed Diamond had lost his mind from listening to too much loud music, which had turned his brains to mush. What kind of fool would splash out anything from &pound;20 to US$200 annually for a single artist&rsquo;s music, when the high end of that price range would get you the literally millions of songs on Spotify, and still leave enough cash left over for an extra large bag of jelly babies?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify isn&#039;t the only way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But what those tiresome responses showcase is a complete lack of understanding about the nature of how fans operate, along with a stubborn unwillingness to recognise that different business models can happily coexist. To my mind, Bandcamp&rsquo;s idea isn&rsquo;t crazy - it&rsquo;s fantastic and necessary. I already buy as much new music as I can on Bandcamp, on the basis that my money is often going directly to the artists. It&rsquo;s a far cry from throwing cash into the Spotify pit, the proceeds from which are largely divided up on the basis of popularity, leaving heroically battling smaller indies with pennies.</p> <p>The way I see it, musicians who make money end up making more music. If artists can use the likes of Bandcamp subscriptions to get a more direct connection with their fans, the result can be a virtuous circle, money going to artists who then create new material, which reaches subscribers and keeps them happily feeding the machine. This is even more important for indie artists who, for whatever reason, cannot tour and so rely solely on their recorded output.</p> <p>Naturally, like with the largely similar Patreon, not everyone&rsquo;s going to emerge with the funds to make a living. As journo chum and musician Gary Marshall&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bigmouthstrikesagain.com/archives/5574">recently said about his own output</a>: &ldquo;Thanks to the internet I know exactly how few people give a shit&rdquo;. (Incidentally,&nbsp;<a href="http://dmgm.bandcamp.com">his music is on Bandcamp and well worth a listen</a>.) But for artists, it&rsquo;s at least something different from the Spotifys of this world; for everyone else, it&rsquo;s a chance to get more of what you want, through putting your money where your mouth is, and get the satisfaction of knowing you&rsquo;re directly supporting music you love.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bandcamp" alt="Note perfect: Why Bandcamp’s direct-to-artist subscriptions are a brilliant idea" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20shot%202014-12-18%20at%2012.56.30.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/note-perfect-why-bandcamp-s-direct-artist-subscriptions-are-brilliant-idea/feature#comments Music Opinion Streaming Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:04:13 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455869 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/bang-olufsen-s-beoplay-h2-blurs-lines-between-tech-and-fashion/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Merging sound and design is what the new on-ear headphones is all about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/H2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>People no longer buy tech just for its sole purpose anymore &ndash; now, it has to also be a fashion accessory that is an extension of a person&rsquo;s personal style. And that&rsquo;s what Bang &amp; Olufsen is offering with its BeoPlay H2 headphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All about the music </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As for its sound, it features Bang &amp; Olufsen&rsquo;s Signature Sound, which basically lets you get music just the way the artiste intended you to hear it. There&rsquo;s also a Bang &amp; Olufsen 40 mm custom driver inside the headphones, and a bass port for a full music experience.</p> <p>The BeoPlay H2 comes out of the box with a three-button remote and microphone, so you can answer calls, change the songs, or manage the volume right from the cord. From January 2015 the company will launch a variety of cable accessories to suit different uses.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be able to pick up the BeoPlay H2 for S$348 from the Bang &amp; Olufsen Grand Hyatt showroom from November 21. And be spoilt for choice, there are three colours to pick from &ndash; Carbon Blue, Silver Cloud and Feldspar Green.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/bang-olufsens-wireless-beolab-17-18-and-19-speakers-are-all-kinds-auralsome/news">Bang &amp; Olufsen&#39;s wireless BeoLab 17, 18, and 19 speakers are all kinds of auralsome&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s BeoPlay H2 blurs the lines between tech and fashion " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/h22.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/bang-olufsen-s-beoplay-h2-blurs-lines-between-tech-and-fashion/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/bang-olufsen-s-beoplay-h2-blurs-lines-between-tech-and-fashion/news#comments Headphones Music Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:46:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454616 at http://www.stuff.tv Jamo’s new Premium Concert speaker is more than just a pretty thing http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/jamo-s-new-premium-concert-speaker-line-provides-both-form-and-function/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Providing both form and function, these speakers go well with your living room setup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Jamo’s new Premium Concert speaker line provides both form and function" alt="Jamo’s new Premium Concert speaker line provides both form and function" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/QMTZg0DEQdWsM1YNQa5pGKF.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You walk into a store, purchase a set of speakers that give you an aural high, only to bring them home and realise that they stick out like a sore thumb in the middle of all your fancy furniture.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> audio quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no drama to the series when it comes to sound &ndash; they&rsquo;re tuned to give you open, transparent playback of movies and music and create warm, natural sounds throughout the environment.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re after tech specs, it features hybrid composition comical cones, long displacement surround on its woofers and mid-range drivers, anti-diffraction waveguide technology, and tweeter distortion reduction on its silk dome tweeter diaphragms.</p> <p>The Premium Concert speaker line will soon come in two series (no specific date has been set yet) &ndash; the C10 series (available in high gloss black, high gloss white, and real walnut veneer) and the C9 series (available in satin black, satin white, and dark apple). </p> <p>Each speaker in the range is priced separately and their price ranges from S$400 to S$2200 each.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/these-gorgeous-spherical-speakers-look-good-they-sound/news">These gorgeous spherical kebab speakers should theoretically sound as great as they look</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Jamo’s new Premium Concert speaker line provides both form and function" alt="Jamo’s new Premium Concert speaker line provides both form and function" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2TM5SbV3lmHB.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/jamo-s-new-premium-concert-speaker-line-provides-both-form-and-function/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/jamo-s-new-premium-concert-speaker-line-provides-both-form-and-function/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Music Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:58:24 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454087 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: OK Go releasing album as DNA, Destiny’s first expansion exposed, and the Galaxy S5 fell well short of sales targets http://www.stuff.tv/sg/destiny/fully-charged-ok-go-releasing-album-dna-destiny-s-first-expansion-exposed-and-galaxy-s5-fell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news you need to start the day off right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OK Go" alt="OK Go" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ok-go.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OK Go’s new album coming as DNA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Power pop band OK Go is best known for its elaborate, meme-ready music videos, which have at times <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/fully-charged-legendary-star-wars-games-being-re-released-office-365-subscribers-get-unlim">utilized new technology</a> to create amazing scenes. Now the band plans to innovate in another way, by releasing a very special edition of its new album - called <em>Hungry Ghosts</em> - as DNA.</p> <p>Yes, that DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The band is working with Sri Kosuri, biochemist at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), whose previous conversion of a book into DNA got their attention. It&rsquo;s a matter of transferring one kind of code (digital) to another (genetic), and the result could merely look like a few drops of water in a vial. Except it&#39;ll have many thousands of copies of the album encoded within.</p> <p>Well, at least that&rsquo;s what it <em>might</em> look like, if they can sort out the logistics. &ldquo;Legally speaking, it&rsquo;s unclear whether we will be able to sell the DNA to anyone, or how we would physically get it to them,&rdquo; said singer Damian Kulash to the New Yorker. &ldquo;Obviously, it&rsquo;s an artistic gesture and a scientific project, not the most efficient way to actually buy our album.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/petri-dish-pop">The New Yorker</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/fully-charged-legendary-star-wars-games-being-re-released-office-365-subscribers-get-unlim">Fully Charged: Legendary Star Wars games being re-released, Office 365 users get unlimited OnDrive storage, and Elon Musk sees A.I. as a threat</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Destiny’s first expansion exposed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re still hooked on Bungie&rsquo;s amazing online shooter, <em>Destiny</em> (like we are), then you&rsquo;re no doubt looking forward to digging into <em>The Dark Below</em>, the first big expansion pack. It&rsquo;s due out on 9 December, and above you&rsquo;ll find an official deep dive into what it entails, including new story content, multiplayer maps, and customization options.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6saWAcGizxU">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/destiny/review">Destiny review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6saWAcGizxU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Galaxy S5 sales missed targets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to a report out of The Wall Street Journal this week, Samsung&rsquo;s current flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S5 - significantly underperformed compared to both the previous model and the company&rsquo;s own expectations.</p> <p>Samsung produced 20% more initial units of the S5 than it did for the S4, but sales were about 40% less than expected - about 12 millions units reached consumers in the first three months, while the S4 sold 16 million in the same span. Do the math, and it sounds like several million handsets were &ldquo;piling up in warehouses,&rdquo; says the report, forcing Samsung to amp up its marketing spend to get them moving.</p> <p>The company&rsquo;s recent third-quarter profits were down 60% on plummeting smartphone sales, and an executive recently admitted that Samsung would streamline its device portfolio next year. We found the Galaxy S5 to be <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">another excellent phone</a>, but &ldquo;it doesn&rsquo;t quite go above and beyond&rdquo; compared to some more exciting competitors, says our review. Hopefully the S6 can make a bigger leap.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/samsung-considering-shake-up-in-management-1416783847">The Wall Street Journal</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/24/7273817/samsung-management-shakeup">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-galaxy-s6-review">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S5" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-s5-official.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Batman: Arkham Knight trailer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Batman: Arkham Knight</em> is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2015, and thanks to this new clip, we have a litany of fresh reasons as to why. It&rsquo;s the first of three new trailers (the next is due in a week) spotlighting the Ace Chemicals Infiltration mission, and it serves up more than three minutes of trimmed gameplay and cinematic footage that focuses only on the awesome-looking stuff. So, pretty much all of it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPXtuCDp47s">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/batman-arkham-knight/review">Batman: Arkham Knight preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jPXtuCDp47s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/destiny/fully-charged-ok-go-releasing-album-dna-destiny-s-first-expansion-exposed-and-galaxy-s5-fell#comments Console games Destiny Galaxy S5 Gaming Music Samsung Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453964 at http://www.stuff.tv Naim Mu-so http://www.stuff.tv/sg/naim-mu-so/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plenty of wireless speaker systems do a decent, musical job. But the Naim Mu-so can make a valid claim to be genuine hi-fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1254" height="900" title="Naim Mu-so review" alt="Naim Mu-so review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Naim_Mu-so-06.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/whathifi" title="View user profile.">WhatHiFi</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are some fine products emerging in the world of wireless speakers, but none that could really be called &lsquo;hi-fi&rsquo; &ndash; until now.</p> <p>British manufacturing stalwart Naim has thrown its hat into the ever-widening wireless speaker ring with the Mu-so. It&rsquo;s an expensive piece of kit, no doubt, but it also lays claim to being as close to real hi-fi as a wireless speaker has a right to get. Not only that, but it&rsquo;s beautifully built and feels like a quality piece of equipment too.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$1,799.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beautiful build – especially that wonderful, tactile knob </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sounds great </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Chock full of streaming features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s expensive </div> <div class="field-item even"> The sound can thicken up a touch - but only at serious volumes </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking good, feeling good </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make no mistake, this is a premium, stylish piece of kit. The brushed aluminium skin (over hi-fi speaker favourite MDF) lends a touch of class to proceedings &ndash; the aluminium has a practical purpose too, acting as a heat-sink at the rear of the unit.</p> <p>What wins it for us in the style-stakes, though, is the utterly gorgeous and tactile volume dial. It&rsquo;s illuminated and such a pleasure to use that you&rsquo;ll go out of your way to use it rather than the remote control. It&rsquo;s also the Mu-so&rsquo;s touchscreen interface, so as well as spinning it for volume, you can tap it for various functions &ndash; input select, pause/play, radio presets and so on. The display is clear, clean and classy, in keeping with the overall impression of the unit.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a choice of grilles too, if the standard black is a little too Hoxton for you. There&rsquo;s a choice of colours: vibrant red, deep blue and burnt orange.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/these-gorgeous-spherical-speakers-look-good-they-sound/news" target="_blank">These gorgeous spherical kebab speakers should sound as good as they look</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3840" title="Look colourful, sound colourful " alt="Naim Mu-So" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-19.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ins and outs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Naim claims 450W of power lies under the Mu-so&rsquo;s hood &ndash; and we can quite believe it. The amps are driving high-tech speakers that use DSP technology developed from Naim&rsquo;s work with ultra high-end car manufacturer Bentley.</p> <p>You&rsquo;d expect plenty of options from such an expensive piece of kit, and Naim doesn&rsquo;t disappoint. The Mu-so will accept aptX Bluetooth, AirPlay, UPnP, and Spotify Connect &ndash; and it has internet radio on board too.</p> <p>If you want to go old-school and wire something in, there&rsquo;s a USB port that will charge and play Apple kit, an optical input and a 3.5mm analogue in. And, if your wi-fi signal&rsquo;s a bit flakey, there&rsquo;s an Ethernet port too.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/naim/naim-unitiqute-2/review">Naim UnitiQute 2 Review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3840" title="Music whatever way you want it" alt="Naim Mu-So" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-08.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Power</strong>: 450W</p> <p><strong>Connections</strong>: Airplay, aptX Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Ethernet, internet radio, optical, USB</p> <p><strong>Remote</strong>: Yes</p> <p><strong>Finishes</strong>: Silver with black cover (coloured covers available)</p> <p><strong>Dimensions (hwd)</strong>: 12 x 63 x 25.6cm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 13kg</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Format factor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mu-so has extensive file compatibility, supporting all the popular audio formats in which you might have your tunes stored, from low-res MP3s and Spotify streams to 24-bit/192kHz WAV, FLAC and AIFF files.</p> <p>If you want full-fat high-res (and you do) you&rsquo;ll have to go through the Ethernet cable &ndash; wireless high-res tunes are limited to (a still mighty fine) 48kHz.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/philips-fidelio-e5-s-wireless-speakers-take-stress-out-surround-sound/news" target="_blank">Philips Fidelio E5&#39;s wireless speakers take the mess out of surround sound</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3840" title="Some fine-looking bodywork..." alt="Naim Mu-So" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-11.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Remotely interesting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There is a remote control supplied with the Mu-so, and it&rsquo;s responsive and simple enough to use. Having said that, if we weren&rsquo;t going manual with the knob, we&rsquo;d generally use the control app (iOS and Android) instead. It&rsquo;s neat and gives you full control over your music collection across smart and NAS devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, but how does it sound? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Naim Mu-so is no &lsquo;style over substance&rsquo; fly-by-night. The power behind this unit is stunning, driving songs along with sure-footed rhythm, loads of detail and plenty of deep, rumbling bass, the like of which we haven&rsquo;t experienced before from a wireless speaker. The scale of sound is huge for the size of the box &ndash; but it&rsquo;s not all bombast; there&rsquo;s subtle detail too and superb resolution retrieval with high-res tracks.</p> <p>A minor niggle occurs when you really turn up the wick on the Mu-so, when the sound thickens up just a touch &ndash; but we&rsquo;re talking really loud here, and there&rsquo;s never any hardness or brightness to things. At regular volumes, it&rsquo;s a beautiful, well-constructed sound that you just wouldn&rsquo;t expect from a &lsquo;wireless speaker&rsquo;.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-s200/review" target="_blank">Monitor Audio Airstream S200 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3840" title="We&#039;ll be hitting that rhythm stick.." alt="Naim Mu-So" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-04.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Naim Mu-so Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mu-so is a superb piece of kit. Naim has chucked pretty much every feature you could want from this type of unit, and made it sound superb at the same time.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s pricey, yes, but it really is as close to hi-fi as we can imagine this type of unit getting &ndash; suffice to say, we think it truly does look, feel and sound its price.</p> <p><strong>REVIEWED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR SISTER SITE <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/" target="_blank">WHATHIFI.COM</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.whathifi.com/naim/mu-so/review" target="_blank">Read their full Naim Mu-so review here</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3839" title="Naim Mu-so review verdict" alt="Naim Mu-so review" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first proper &lsquo;hi-fi&rsquo; wireless speaker? We certainly think so: looks good, sounds superb.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/naim-mu-so/review#comments Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Hi-Res Audio Mu-so Music Naim Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1453798 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple reportedly planning to bundle rebranded Beats Music on all iPhones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-reportedly-planning-bundle-beats-music-all-iphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Streaming service will probably use iTunes banner before it becomes standard issue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iOS 8" alt="iOS 8" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ios8-closeup_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a report out today from the Financial Times, Apple intends to have Beats Music make the leap from an optional App Store download to a pre-installed, permanent part of iOS.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-reportedly-planning-bundle-beats-music-all-iphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-reportedly-planning-bundle-beats-music-all-iphones/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre iTunes Music Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:18:41 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453559 at http://www.stuff.tv LG's latest webOS smart TVs make a new friend - Spotify http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/spotify-app-has-landed-itself-lg-smart-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The music streaming service is now available on LG&#039;s smart TVs, but only if you&#039;re a Spotify premium user </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="LG&#039;s latest webOS smart TVs make a new friend - Spotify" alt="LG&#039;s latest webOS smart TVs make a new friend - Spotify" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotlg.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve got <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/spotify">Spotify </a>on your smartphone and tablet but just wished you&rsquo;ve got the music streaming service on your LG Smart TV too? Done.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/spotify-app-has-landed-itself-lg-smart-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/spotify-app-has-landed-itself-lg-smart-tvs/news#comments LG Music Spotify TV Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:38:32 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453506 at http://www.stuff.tv