Category: tech

NAMM 2016: 31st NAMM TEC Awards honors Don Was, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

We so dig attending the TEC Awards each year at The NAMM Show. It never fails to thrill, to delight, to educate and to entertain–yes, even when we’re eagerly awaiting the excited winner for Best Signal Processing Software. Trust us, you have to be there. It’s a long show. There’s a lot of cheering. This year was equally

NAMM 2016: IK Multimedia showcases mount, page turner, clip mic

This year we made our annual swing by the IK Multimedia booth where cool things are always afoot. Here are a few of their many offerings that caught our eye this year: iKLIP A/V: “The first smartphone broadcast mount for pro-quality audio/video.” HANDY. That was our first thought upon taking a gander at the presser for

NAMM 2016: Corning Optical offers high performance cables

High performance cabling is cool and all but we confess: We’re also in this one for the kitsch. Might this be the same Corning of CorningWare fame? That iconic white ceramic glass cookware with its blue flowery trademark that shaped so many childhood kitchen memories? Yep–and while Corning no longer owns the CorningWare line, it was that

2016 Chevy Camaro SS is job well done

Chevy and Ford would like you to think there is a war going on between the Camaro and Mustang. I say there isn’t. I say that because people who like Mustangs like Mustangs. The same with Camaro fans. Yes, one may outsell the other for a while but then the other takes over and, well,

An iPhone with no home button?

Could we be seeing a new iPhone one day that has no Home button?According to a report today from DigiTimes, Apple is working on some technology that would allow users to do everything they do now on via the Home button on the touchscreen, including using Touch ID. Theoretically, this could allow Apple to narrow

Janet Jackson’s new music, new tour and new direction

It’s been five years since we’ve heard any new music from Janet Jackson and seven years since she’s released a new album. That all changed in the past few weeks, as Janet has been cryptically hinting on Twitter that when she’s ready to drop new material to not believe any rumors and that you would

Blu Vivo Air apes Apple style, offers Android performance

Apple, Samsung and a few other manufacturers seem to have the cell phone game locked down. Yet, there are a handful of companies that have challenged all of the high-priced, must-have phones with low-cost phones which do the same for less. Ok, maybe not exactly the same, but close. Isn’t the main function of a

Defender series no longer Otterbox’s best iPhone case (kind of)

For years, we’ve been huge fans of the Otterbox Defender series cases for any iPhone or Android device. They don’t have the waterproof protection of the LifeProof series, but the rubberized outer shell combined with the hard plastic inner-shell made for a thick, but comfortable case that you didn’t worry about when your device fell

New Apple operating system has a bluetooth bug

Apple has released an update to its computer operating system, called Yosemite. The update, OS X 10.10.3, brings many updates, including a new Photos app that is very similar to Photos on the iPad and iPhone. It’s also got some security updates. Many readers of ADT and throughout the Internet have complained about a bluetooth

NAMM 2015 H5 Zoom handheld recorder – TEC award winner

The Zoom H5 Handy Recorder was a winner at the 2015 NAMM TEC Awards. We are fans of handheld recorders and stopped by the Zoom booth to learn more about what made this winner a winner. The H5 is a portable 4-track digital recorder with interchangeable mic inputs–detach the included shockmounted X/Y mic capsule and