• Hyper News’ offline video app lets you catch up on the headlines during your commute

    Hyper News’ offline video app lets you catch up on the headlines during your commute

    A new video app from Hyper wants to help you catch up on the latest news during your commute. What’s interesting about Hyper News, compared with apps from traditional news publishers, is that it has been specifically designed so you can watch its videos even when there is no internet connection available. This makes it ideal for people who travel on the subway to work, or for… Read More

  • Mic launches a news app that you might never need to open

    Mic launches a news app that you might never need to open

    With its latest app, millennial-focused publisher Mic said it’s hoping to give you a full newsreading experience from your iPhone lockscreen. The app is an updated version of the MicCheck app, now simply called Mic. Anthony Sessa, the company’s vice president of product and engineering, told me that one of the big goals was to take advantage of the new rich notifications in iOS… Read More

  • Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones

    Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones

    Hyper founder and CEO Markus Gilles said he has a simple goal — to create “the single best video app.” We covered the company last August when it launched its first app on the iPad. Since then, it’s been acquired by millennial-focused publisher Mic, but it’s still going after that big goal — and today, it’s launching on the iPhone. Particularly… Read More

  • Millennial-Focused Media Startup Mic Raises $17M, Hires Executive Editor From NPR

    Millennial-Focused Media Startup Mic Raises $17M, Hires Executive Editor From NPR

    It was a big morning for Mic — the company announced that it has raised $17 million in new funding, and that it’s hired Madhulika Sikka, previously executive editor at NPR News, to take on the same title at Mic. As is contractually required for any digital media company raising a big round of funding, Mic is aiming for an audience of millennials. At the same time, the tone’s… Read More

  • The iHub Is Pulled To Prevent iLawsuit

    I was wrong. Hopefully you heeded my advice and jumped on the iHub when you had a chance. Apple’s all-star lawyers just issued a warning to M.I.C. Gadgets concerning the blatant trademark infringing iHub and so it was pulled from the online store though orders already placed will be fulfilled. I mean, you can’t be surprised this happened although I predicted that M.I.C would… Read More

  • Review: GoBiz i-Microphone

    Short version: The GoBiz i-Microphone is not a complete cure for your smartphone’s mic, but it’s a pretty cheap way to get better recordings. Read More

  • Japanese government believes in future full of mind-reading devices

    Mind-reading devices are nothing really new, but Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) apparently sees a huge potential for that market in the near future. The MIC will join forces with selected private tech companies to develop and commercialize robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled through thought. The project kicks off this fiscal year and… Read More

  • The Go Mic goes with you

    The cleverly named Go Mic is yet another USB microphone aimed at podcasters on-the-go, and anyone else trying to record decent audio outside of a professional studio. At $50, the Go Mic sits comfortably in the “Sure, why not” category of gadgets you can buy without suffering too much buyer’s remorse. Read More

  • Wireless Xbox 360 mic coming this Fall

    Coming this Fall from Microsoft is a wireless mic that’s compatible with Lips, Guitar Hero Metallica, Rock Band 2, Disney Sing it: HSM 3, and the upcoming Lips: Number One Hits and The Beatles: Rock Band. My guess is the mic will launch just before or at the same time as The Beatles: RB, but what do I know? Look for the wireless mic to retail for $50. Read More

  • Microsoft Tells Its Rude IE8 Campaign To "Get Lost"

    For the past few days, we’ve been digging in pretty deep against Microsoft for its odd way it’s trying to push IE8 online. And we were hardly the only ones. Apparently, Microsoft was listening. Today, it has changed the worst of those campaigns, the “Ten Grand Is Buried Here” one, to remove the restriction that required you use IE8 to have a chance to win the money. Read More

  • Yet another microphone for your podcast that no one listens to

    There you are, sitting in your basement with your headset on, getting ready to record the latest episode of your kick ass Transformers podcast. You glance at your Feedburner stats and wonder, for the millionth time, why your subscriber volume has remained so low for so long. Maybe it’s because no one can understand you, what with your crappy headset mic? Read More

  • Logitech Introduces ClearChat USB Headsets

    The ClearChat Pro has volume control built-in to the earpiece Whether you use Ventrilo for talking to guild members in World of Warcraft or Skype for calling family overseas, one thing is certain: you’ll need a good headset. Today Logitech has launched two new headsets that are both OS X and Windows compatible. The ClearChat Pro and ClearChat Comfort are supposed to sound better than… Read More

  • Boogie Gets Down With USB Mic and Looks To Go Multiplatform

    Break out that white disco suit and warm up those pipes because Boogie is gettin’ down for the Wii and the included USB microphone let’s you belt it out like the Bee Gees. In a recent video interview with IGN, gameplay/art producer, Alfredo Chavez confirmed a few tasty bits of groovy news on the upcoming Wii title: “The Wii version comes bundled with a microphone, it’s… Read More