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Audio Engineering

Cabin fever

Jawbone Icon HD & The Nerd headset

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

Zik headphones pack game-changing tech into sleek design

The launch of the new Zik headphones by wireless innovators Parrot and designed by Philippe Starck was not about flash: there were no celebs, no champagne or loud music, in fact the event mostly consisted of the media watching a commercial and then asking questions of Parrot executives - Asia CEO Elise Tchen, and Group Product Manager Theodore Sean.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Avoiding jail proves sound idea

Music to Thorsten Loesch is a bitter-sweet love story. Before crafting a name for himself as one of the founders of acclaimed British luxury audio company Abbingdon Music Research (AMR), Loesch took refuge in the music industry in East Germany in the tumultuous 1980s out of necessity. The alternative would have been to go to jail.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Not a lot of people know this, but tomorrow is Michael Caine's 78th birthday. The Cockney ex-soldier (above) had a rocky start to his career but his perseverance paid off. In the 1970s, when the tax rate for British high earners hit 83 per cent, he fled to the United States. Caine has been nominated for an Academy Award in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The 'wizards' who cut innovation down to size

For the millions of children who have become dependent on portable digital devices developed by Apple Inc, it is almost inconceivable that the company which was previously synonymous with portable devices was Sony from Japan. For a good part of two decades, Sony was the dominant brand name for portable devices, respected for innovative designs combining quality and practicality.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

In gear

Voice throwing

25 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

Class ceiling

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Sony NWZ-S745

Portable media players these days can do a lot of things. You can listen to music, watch videos and movies, read documents and play games. You can even get on the internet and look for information on some of them.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Kodak Zi8

It looks like your average portable media player or mobile phone, but the Kodak Zi8 is one powerful entry-level camcorder.

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Gadget corner

A soft touch

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

A little imagination can go a long way

The ubiquitous microchip has given human ingenuity the freedom to run riot when devising ever more intelligent, interesting and sometimes downright incomprehensible gadgets with which to tempt the rest of us into parting with our money.

29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Making sure it all sounds right is no walk in the park for Lea

When most people think of the sounds of the Sevens, they think of the roar of the crowd and the music. But there's more to the sounds of Sevens than meets the eye .... or ear.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Hi-res: Bose system

The Bose Wave Music System has been around for years, but instead of introducing a new model as other manufacturers have done, Bose has merely added a third colour, in addition to its platinum white and graphite grey.

Bose calls it titanium silver.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Sea change for Japan's stressed-out salarymen

Like many corporate samurai, Ken Aihara spends much of his life stuck behind a desk in an air-conditioned concrete bunker. So when his brother Masaomi suggested taking a break, he jumped at the chance.

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

The engineer building the hit sounds

Audio engineer David Sum is a man who knows the nuts and bolts of all those notes and chords

He has worked with legendary singers like the late Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing and Anita Mui Yim-fong, and has composed - technically, at the beat-by-beat level - thousands of songs that have made their way onto released albums.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am