Bang & Olufsen launch sci-fi BeoLab 14 5.1 surround sound system

High-end audio manufacturers Bang & Olufsen have launched their first dedicated 5.1 surround sound system, the BeoLab 14. Consisting of a subwoofer and five satellites, they're primarily made from aluminium, giving the round speakers (sitting on the end of aluminium…

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Gerald LynchBang & Olufsen launch sci-fi BeoLab 14 5.1 surround sound system

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay B9 speaker is a satellite-shaped speaker of supersonic proportions

Never ones to shy away from making a "tech as fashion statement" piece, Bang & Olufsen have just revealed their most space-aged speaker yet, the B&O BeoPlay B9. Shaped like a giant satellite dish, it crams in a 2.1 bass…

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Gerald LynchBang & Olufsen BeoPlay B9 speaker is a satellite-shaped speaker of supersonic proportions

Opinion: Why it's now COOL to be a GEEK

Jon_small_new.jpgJonathan Weinberg writes…

This is possibly the most important techno story I’ve seen all week, it’s officially ok to be geeky. A new list of the UK’s most coolest brands has been released and the top 10 contains SEVEN firms related to gadgets, gaming and the internet. So if that’s not a reason to embrace your virtual friends and give thanks I don’t know what is.

The iPod was only pipped into second place in the CoolBrands 2007 by James Bond’s favourite car, the Aston Martin, and you could argue there’s something geeky about being a fan of that motor. No longer is it nerdy to be geeky – because both are different…

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Jonathan WeinbergOpinion: Why it's now COOL to be a GEEK

Bang & Olufsen bang out the BeoLab 3 speakers

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Bang & Olufsen excel yet again, with their BeoLab 3 speakers which look good enough to cough up the $3,200 price-tag for.

Measuring 6.4″ x 5.2″ x 8.8″, they use up to 250 watts of power and feature B&O’s glorious ‘acoustic lens technology’ which is a spiffy way of saying they’ll sound ace wherever you place them in your flat…

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Katherine HannafordBang & Olufsen bang out the BeoLab 3 speakers