digital audio

VCs like what they are hearing out of the podcasting sector

Podcasts are television for the earbud generation. And although many podcasters make money, typically through sponsorships, the podcasting industry (such as it is) hasn’t received much in the way of

Mobile guru Amol Sarva talks about the future of work

Amol Sarva has done some amazing stuff . The founder of Virgin Mobile, Sarva went on to create the Peek email device created back when cheap, ubiquitous mobile devices were nowhere to be found. Now he

Adobe brings more of its AI smarts to its video tools

Right in time for NAB, Adobe today announced the latest updates to its Premiere CC and After Effects CC video editing and motion graphics tools. The general theme of this release is the introduction o

Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podca

Roboticist Gil Weinberg talks about our weird android future

Georgia Tech’s Gil Weinberg has a thing or two to say about interacting with robots. A musician and roboticist, Weinberg has created some of the coolest robots I’ve seen including Shimon,

Tinkerer Jonathan Zufi talks about design and Escape From New York

This week on Technotopia I talked to Jonathan Zufi, creator of the LifeClock One, a replica of the watch worn by Snake Pliskin in Escape From New York. Zufi loves design and his insight on what makes

Spotify launches ‘Spotlight,’ a new podcast format with visual elements

Spotify has been working on building out its podcast business, and now offers a large catalog of shows (including our own Original Content, which you should definitely check out). Today, it’s de

Digital ethicist James Williams talks about the rise of bad social media

James Williams is a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute. He studies the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design and spoke with us about the rise of attention-grabbing a

MysteryVibe’s Stephanie Alys talks about a pleasurable future

The MysteryVibe is a snake-shaped vibrator that took the Internet by storm and is still going strong. This week I talked to the co-founder of the company, Stephanie Alys, about the future of pleasure

Zoe Quinn talks about online abuse and her new book, Crash Override

Zoe Quinn went to the heart of Gamergate and has come back with a new book, Crash Override, a meditation on online communities and making the Internet safer. Quinn spoke with me for a few minutes abou

Metacert’s Paul Walsh on ICOs, phishing, and the future of fake news

Metacert is a company that hunts down and kills fake news. Created by Paul Walsh, it can assess whether or not a link is trustworthy and warn you before you click. Further, he’s found great trac

Jakub Krzych sees a world where computers help us do more than we can imagine

Founder of Estimote, Jakub Krzych, expects the world to be a far kinder place. His beacons are already appearing in museums, stores, and public places and helping folks find their way around indoor sp

Can podcasting save the world?

As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues to flo

Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship

In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptograph

Go tell Neil Young that he can use the JustBoom DAC to play back his audio on a Raspberry Pi

My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification.

Google brings podcasts to Google Play Music

Google today announced that it is (finally) bringing podcasts to its Google Play Music service in the U.S. and Canada. With this, it follows in the footsteps of services like Spotify, which recently l

Four Fault Lines That Are Reshaping The Audio Landscape

Digital audio listening is in the midst of a historic transition from standalone usage through dedicated hardware and applications to embedded experiences -- something that will reshape the $65+ billi

Product Hunt Adds Podcast Discovery To Its Fleet Of Channels

Product Hunt is continuing its expansion of channels, this time with podcasts. But it’s not about the actual podcast show so much as certain episodes of those shows that will be added to the lis

SanDisk rolls out new Clip players, say hello to the Sansa Clip+

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/sansaclip.jpg" alt="Sansa Clip" />SanDisk has revved its line of tiny Sansa Clip players -- now called the Sansa Clip+ for those of you keepi

Cassette MP3 player uses finger twisting for charging and song skipping

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/nvrd-10.jpg">There are so many wonderful things about this MP3 player idea. It’s not an actual product yet, but here are the basics. Fi
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