Prince Originals Review
Prince’s takes on the songs that others made famous is an unusual concept for an album, but is it any good?
Musings on Prince’s Piano & a Microphone 1983
There’s a “new” Prince album out, and this time it’s all material that hasn’t been heard before. Except for the bits that have. Umm… it’s complicated, OK?
Which Prince Album should I buy?
A friend of mine just asked me this exact question, and it got my brain buzzing. If you didn’t have much (or any) Prince, which album or albums should you buy?
Streaming Exclusivity: Maybe Good For The Artists, Poor For Everyone Else
The trend at the moment is for streaming services to tout the “exclusive” content that they’re offering. It’s probably a good deal for individual artists, but not for everyday music consumers.
Did Retro tech give us a better experience?
I’ve had a seriously retro weekend in technology terms, and it’s made me think about how improvements in technology change our appreciation for entertainment.
mBeat Portable USB Turntable Recorder Review
If you’re after a bit of tech kitsch, or want to convert those dusty old LPs, the mBeat Portable USB Turntable Recorder will do the job, although its portable credentials aren’t great.
Google Play offers free music? I'll take three (tracks, that is)
Google’s offering a selection of free music through Google Play. Apparently, it’s the voice.
D-Link WiFi Audio Extender Review
The D-Link WiFi Audio Extender does double duty as a way to connect your smartphone to speakers without wires, as well as extending the range of your Wi-Fi network. It’s a pity, though, that it doesn’t work with every audio app.
Belkin HD Bluetooth Music Receiver Review
The Belkin HD Bluetooth Music Receiver offers a variety of connection methods for hooking up your existing speakers wirelessly to your smartphone, although range remains a concern.
Google I/O offers shiny products… for a price
This morning’s Google I/O keynote revealed new maps, new search, new games and new music, and most of it is free! Free! FREE! Except that in some very important aspects, it’s not free at all.