People are keeping their cars longer than ever; and the aftermarket offers abundant opportunity to refresh old cars with new technology. Consumers are aware of CarPlay and Android Auto, and they're asking about them when they come into the store.
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It's always gratifying to get comments on an online story; and recently four readers have commented on two of my articles. Since their comments all have a common theme - one closely connected to the mission of WiFi HiFi - I thought I'd cover them in a single blog entry.
Christmas is still five months away, but that's not stopping LG Electronics Canada Inc. from showing what it has in store for the holiday season. LG hosted its annual Holidays in July product preview today at Airship 37, a funky event space in the Distillery District near Toronto's eastern waterfront.
Is home audio an industry in decline? The Lenbrook Group confronted that possibility in the years following the 2008 crash, Chief Brand Officer John Banks said last week, during a presentation at Lenbrook Canada's annual gathering of dealers and media at the Hunt Club in Toronto's east end.
Last week, PonoMusic announced on its Kickstarter page that founder Neil Young is assuming the CEO role, and that John Hamm is stepping down from that role. Hamm will remain an investor in the company.
If you're looking for an integrated amplifier that provides a window onto the recording, so highly polished it almost disappears, Simaudio's Moon Nēo 340i belongs on your shortlist. Whatever music I was playing, this amplifier consistently got me closer to it. Not just closer, but more deeply involved.
Panasonic's new DMC-FZ1000 super-zoom camera equipped features a large 20.1MP 1" CMOS sensor, fast 25-400mm f/2.8-4 lens, 4K video capability, articulating LCD, and high-resolution OLED viewfinder.
Arriving in Canada in July, the Marantz NR1605 offers built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay support, gapless plaback of high-res digital audio formats, and HDMI connectivity with support for 4K video at 60fps.
These two Bluetooth DACs offer convenience that wired DACs can't match. Listeners who find this appealing will be delighted with either the Arcam rBlink or Mass Fidelity Relay.
Quite a few journalists harbour artistic aspirations. Lurking in a hidden folder on their laptops are manuscripts of unfinished novels, poems and plays. I confess to having a couple of aborted creations on my computer.
The Parrot Zik is a truly unique headphone, with superb technology and excellent sound. The look is superb, and the design connection Philippe Starck is just a bonus.