amPhones put a mini guitar amp into over-ear headphones

Gerald Lynch Headphones / Earphones, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

If moany neighbours are thwarting your dreams of rock stardom, forcing your speaker stack to woefully low volume levels, then we've got something right up your alley today. Classic amp makers Vox have teamed up with headphone specialists Audio Technica…

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T-Mobile adds Bebo to mobile social network service, My Social Sites

Daniel Sung Mobile phones, Web 2.0 1 Comment


T-Mobile has announced the addition of Bebo to their mobile social-networking service My Social Sites.

The service allows users to check their messages and post comments and images through a mobile application that amalgamates a number of the sites and charges you 5p each time you upload…

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Vox and Six Apart founder Mena Trott announces pregnancy on…Vox!

Katherine Hannaford Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

menapregs.jpg It’s pretty obvious that here at Shiny Towers, we’re huge fans of Vox and Six Apart in general. Why, if you don’t see an update on Tech Digest every half hour, that means we’re probably fooling around on Vox, blogging that day’s various meme.

Anyway, just wanted to wish Mena and Ben Trott, founders of Six Apart, and good friends of Shiny, a huge congratulations for getting up the Hilary Duff, so to speak! The baby is due late this year according to her Vox…

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Sony BMG wants new bands to blog, not send demo CDs

Stuart Dredge MP3 players, Web 2.0 1 Comment

columbiavox.jpgIf you’re in a young, thrusting band, you’ve probably already got a MySpace page (and if not, why the hell not?) But up until now, attracting the attention of a label has still involved packaging up dozens of demo CDs and sending them off to A&R folk, who then use them as coffee holders. Allegedly.

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