amPhones put a mini guitar amp into over-ear headphones

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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Gerald LynchamPhones put a mini guitar amp into over-ear headphones

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

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

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

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

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

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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Stuart DredgeSony BMG wants new bands to blog, not send demo CDs

Six Apart's Mena Trott on Vox: "We're winning back burned-out bloggers"

It's been quite a year for blogosphere-baroness Mena Trott. In October, Six Apart commercially launched Vox, its blogging-cum-social networking service, following a successful beta. And since then, it's been picking up users at a rapid pace. "People have really embraced…

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Stuart DredgeSix Apart's Mena Trott on Vox: "We're winning back burned-out bloggers"