Tag Archives: iPhone

Affordable OLED TVs could be coming – though you’ll have to wait

The Sharp/Foxconn alliance appears to have OLED technology in its sights, though we’ll be in the next decade before it starts making TV panels. But is that going to be too late? The protracted negotiations regarding the acquisition of a major stake in Sharp by Taiwan-based Foxconn have led to a lot of speculation over […]

Out with the old, in with the new: Apple’s Japan development is a sign of the times in consumer electronics

New ‘smart community’ in Yokohama will have Apple tech centre at its centre, replaces Panasonic factory The times they are a-changin’ in Yokohama, Japan, where Apple is set to build a massive technology development centre on the site of an old Panasonic radio factory. Part of the 3.8 hectare site is to be bought by […]

mu-so by Naim

REVIEW: Hands-on with mu-so by Naim

Much-anticipated all-in-one proves stylish and flexible – and it does ‘the Naim thing’, too!   UPDATE: A new Naim control app for mu-so and other Naim network music products, mentioned in the review below, is now available for both iOS and Android smartphone and tablets. The new unified control app for Naim’s mu-so and the […]

TEAC HA-P50

REVIEW: TEAC HA-P50 headphone amplifier

Compact and very capable, great-sounding and with a good range of digital input flexibility The boom in the sales of headphones has seen the hi-fi industry undergoing two changes: one is the large number of companies getting into the personal audio market with their own range of headphones, and the other is the appearance of […]

Frankenspiel FS-X: the baby Bluetooth box that can…

I’ve been playing with a prototype Bluetooth speaker from a well-known portable audio name, and it’s really rather special One of the advantages of my recently-found liberty is that I no longer have to conform to the ‘in production, in the shops and in a press release’ rules of reviewing: it makes for a much […]

Can this little stick make any audio device with a USB socket sound better?

In Japan, and have just been shown – and had demonstrated – a little device said to be able to make any product with a USB port sound better. Can tell you it involves hand-soldering in silver, and mica from Giridi Bihar in sub-Himalayan India, may sell for €100, and comes from a surprising source. […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes may be invisible, but they have two sides

Seem to have had Danny Kaye’s ‘The King is in the all together/But all together the all together/He’s all together as naked as the day that he was born’ bouncing through my head for the past couple of days, ever since Apple managed to launch – well, not very much apart from some magic suiting […]