Author: James

Getting the Work-Life Balance Right

The business world is full of pressure and many employees develop symptoms of stress at some stage in their career. With big deadlines to meet and insecurities over their long-term futures within struggling businesses it’s easy to see why, but the modern technologies have also helped to pile the stress on because employers – especially those implementing bring your own device (BYOD) policies – now seem to expect their staff to work 24-hours a day. This means that family time is compromised and instead they’re sitting down at the dining table, not to eat their family meal, but to...

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Onkyo iOS compatible headphones with high-res audio app

Onkyo has just launched the £200 ES-CTI300 on-ear and £150 IE-CTI300 in-ear headphones which come with inline controls and a mic for use with Apple iOS devices. Onkyo has also launched the iOS HF Player EQ to go along side the headphones which is a music player app that unlocks the ability to listen to music at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution. This upgrade offers users the ability to play music files in FLAC, DSD, WAV and AIFF formats, though DSD-IFF and DSF formats are converted to PCM before playback. This feature is only compatible with iPhone 4S or later,...

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What are your experiences with home automation?

What are your experiences with home automation? We are looking at doing a series of articles on home automation as it is something we fine very interesting. We love the idea of automating simple task and making our home more efficient, and well, we just love being geeks. We are currently trying to source a couple of systems to try out, but the cost of them means it is unlikely we will be able to review them all. So we would love to hear your experiences with home automation? We are particularly interested in hearing about brands that are...

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WIN A PLAYSTATION 4 & CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS via Music Magpie

Fancy your chance of winning a PS4 before Christmas? Then musicmagpie.co.uk are doing a competition to win a PS4 + COD Ghosts Hardened Edition. All you need to do is tell them who is your favourite COD character. The 2nd placed will win a prize of Call of Duty Ghosts Hardened Edition and a standard edition of the game for their 3rd placed winner. The competition has gone live now on their Facebook Page and their blog, and don’t forget to check out their site if you want to trade in your old PS3 here     Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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The 5 Most Epic Sound Systems of All Time

The philosopher/poet Friedrich Nietzsche once said that “without music, life would be a mistake.” Most people would be inclined to agree. Music is a fundamental part of almost every society on the planet, and since this is the 21st Century and we’re breaking new grounds in technological achievements, it seems that the way we hear music is just as important as what we hear. A study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) showed that almost 70% of people believed audio to be an important aspect of their lives, with almost half stating they are constantly listening to some form...

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