Microsoft has released a new audio driver for its Surface Studio, enabling 'Wake on Voice from Modern Standby', which will allow users to wake their PC from a low-power state by saying "Hey Cortana".
Facebook videos will auto-play with sound enabled by default. The company has also updated the layout of vertical videos and the ability to scroll while watching them has also been added.
LG has confirmed that its upcoming flagship device, the G6, will feature an upgraded 32-bit Quad DAC compared to the one in last year's V20, to deliver audiophile-level sound quality to its users.
Muviz is a free and pretty customizable Android app that hooks into whatever music or audio you're listening to and overlays a visualization of the audio over your navigation bar.
A group of researchers have created a piece of code that has the ability to turn headphones into microphones, which in concept will make it possible for hackers to listen in and spy on people.
Several iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners are stating that they are facing Bluetooth audio issues with their BMWs. In response, BMW says that it is already working on a fix with Apple.
Another year, and another pair of Bluetooth earbuds. JESBOD have come to the party with the QY13, boasting a magnetic power switch, in-line control, and a microphone. Let's see how they fare.
In a new report, Apple considers dropping the 3.5mm stereo port on its next iPhone to make it an extra millimetre thinner with implications for wired headphone owners as a result.
Xiaomi announced a successor to the Piston 3 IEMs just a couple of days ago, and we've already received a pair and spent some time with it in this Neowin-exclusive review.
Logitech reached out to us for a tour of their audio HQ in Camas, Washington, where it spent the last 18 months designing what it believes to be the best sounding, well-featured headset on the market.
1MORE, the company behind the highly-regarded Xiaomi Piston 3.0 headphones, has sent us their own variation of the in-ear monitors. Check out our full review of the product!
A new app has been released called Ear Trumpet that makes it easier to adjust the volume of specific apps in Windows 10. The app integrates neatly into the taskbar and is free too.
Microsoft's Xbox Support site now includes references to a 3.5mm audio port on Xbox One "controllers released after June 2015", hinting at a revised controller being launched at E3 next month.
Earlier today, Microsoft pushed out a new build of Windows 10 and with this release the team has added audio notifications to the tabs to make it easy to see which page is filling your speakers.
In the build of Windows 10 that was released last week, Microsoft has updated a few of the sounds that you will hear when using the OS on a daily basis; we have posted the clips after the jump.
Getting a good pair of headphones doesn't have to break your bank, and the Xiaomi Piston 3.0 headphones are truly proof of this. Check out our full review of the headphones!
HP is teaming up with Bang & Olufsen in an effort to make their devices, even mobile ones, sound better. The partnership will see a few new features, including hardware changes, show up on laptops.
Having only ever bought relatively cheap headsets with proportionally cheap audio quality, it seems about time for me to upgrade. Today I'll be testing six sub-$100 gaming-oriented options.
Google has just announced Google Cast for audio which allows a user to cast audio in exactly the same way the Chromecast does video, all from your phone, tablet, or browser.
In an effort to focus solely on paid subscription services, Microsoft has announced that it will be ending the ad-supported Xbox Music service in December, leaving no free option for streaming.
Released in early 2013 the Fidelio X1 offered excellent sonic performance with outstanding build quality. Let's find out if the X2 lives up to the name and how it compares to the competition.
Comcast has earned itself a reputation for dismal customer service - and a call recorded by a customer trying in vain to disconnect their Comcast service is a perfect example of why.
Turtle Beach has announced a new range of Headsets at E3 for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, they will be the first to offer DTS Headphone 7.1 Surround and complete wireless chat on the Xbox One.
Today we are reviewing the Turtle Beach EarForce PX4 headset which features Dolby Surround, bluetooth and more. It works across a whole range of consoles, but does that make it worth the money?
There's a new project on Kickstarter for a product called Ears, designed for Microsoft Surface. The peripherial claims to boost audio output by up to 10dB and provide clearer, sharper sound.
Microsoft has said it will release a preview of the next Xbox One update "in the next few days", with improvements promised for Kinect, notifications, video playback, call audio, and more.
Buying a sound card has always felt more like a gamble than an investment to me. But just how much better can music, movies and games sound? Enough to prevent buyer's remorse?
Due to issues with streaming media and how it works, Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke has responded by removing his own work from the service. At present Radiohead's albums remain available to listen.
It's now easier than ever to listen to the various radio stations from across the Grand Theft Auto series, as Rockstar has compiled playlists for the stations across iTunes and Spotify.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
Nokia announced its Purity Pro wireless headset in partnership with Monster yesterday and now a hands-on video shows off the headset in all of its colourful polycarbonate glory.
Wireless headphones are extremely convenient for gamers, especially those with surround sound and microphones attached. Today we look at Corsair's Vengeance 2000: headphones with just those features
Copyright trolls have managed to cause chaos for fans of the band All Shall Perish, having filed a lawsuit against their fans that the band's manager had no awareness of.
GEMA, a German group responsible for royalty collection, has managed to take Google to court over YouTube's copyrighted videos, winning the case and potentially unleashing havoc on the site.
Waiting for someone to answer the phone isn't terribly exciting - so why not listen to something while you wait? A patent awarded to Google hints at plans to serve up ads before your call is answered.
GOM is a FREE media player with popular audio & video codecs built-in. Codec Finder GOM Player includes many codecs (XviD, DivX, FLV1, AC3, OGG, MP4, H263 and more) so you won't need to install separate...
Apple's lossless ALAC file format is going open source, the company has confirmed. In doing so, ALAC has followed FLAC into the same field of audio codecs.
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio
Audio conversion perfected, effortlessly convert between formats. dBpoweramp Music Converterâ„¢ has become 'the standard' tool for audio conversions, over 20 million users worldwide rely on dBpoweramp: Convert audio files with elegant simplicity. mp3, mp4, m4a (iTunes...
MP3 Cutter is a new freeware utility splits audio files into pieces, creates ringtones, extracts audio from video and converts to MP3. The new software has a task-oriented user interface and easy controls, supports more...
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. Main features: Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4,...
MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file. It provides general information for multimedia files like: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration, etc. It also provides more specific information...
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. Changelog: Improved performance when playing very...
The Realtek High Definition Audio codecs are compliant with Microsoft's UAA (Universal Audio Architecture). The top series provide 10 DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output...
United Airlines is planning to trial 500 Zune HD devices for in-flight entertainment on International flights. The trial will take place on long haul international flights from the United States. Microsoft has worked hard to customize...
New version of the unique duplicate audio file finder by Bolide Software was announced today. Now it can compare between WavPack, FLAC, APE, and AAC files as well. Audio Comparer is a tool for finding...
New version of the unique duplicate audio file finder by Bolide Software was announced today. Now it can automatically select duplicates with the lower quality and delete them after confirmation. Audio Comparer is a...
New version of the unique duplicate audio file finder by Bolide Software. Now it runs much faster since it was optimized for the modern multicore CPUs. Audio Comparer is a tool for finding audio...
Bolide Software announced today a new version of their audio duplicate finder progam. Audio Comparer is a Windows application for finding duplicate audio files in the music collection. The main difference with competitors...
TechCrunch is reporting that YouTube is now muting users videos that use a copyrighted audio track. YouTube has been testing out various ways of detecting copyrighted videos, the company has been fingerprinting audio tracks and...