Banks offer students interest-free overdrafts of up to £3000
Back in 2001, Abbey National (now Santander) was seducing students with a Sony CD player and £40 cash. The following year Natwest was offering a “student starter kit” of a kettle, toaster and radio alarm clock, and in 2005 HSBC garnered a wave of ...
August 9, 2015
The Man Who Broke the Music Business
It ran shifts around the clock, every day of the year. .. Emergency exits set off alarms. Laptop computers were forbidden in the plant, as were stereos, portable players, boom boxes, and anything else that might accept and read a CD. Every once in a ...
April 20, 2015
Can the guy who hit it with an Android alarm dock do it again with stereo ...
Aiwa is a rebranding of Hale Devices, a Chicago startup Born founded in 2011 that made devices such as a $79 nightstand alarm clock dock for Android smartphones but that has been losing out to wireless technology. “Music is Aiwa should be familiar ...
April 23, 2015
Explore the original Wipeout inside your browser
"I remember poking around on the CD of the PC Version of Wipeout back in the day, looking for ways to modify the game," writes Szablewski. At that time, he tinkered with the code in an attempt to get his name to appear on a roadside billboard, but he ...
April 14, 2015
Audio overkill? Some question benefits of 'high-res' music
It's a digital format that packs nearly seven times the data found on CDs, touted as producing crystal-clear sounds with a sharpness that'll blow consumers away. Advocates like Neil Young and major record labels say the format that's the high end of ...
Can Sony recapture the magic of the original Walkman?
Sony continued the Walkman brand through various iterations of audio technology. From the original cassette model in 1979, the Walkman brand later encompassed Digital Audio Tape (DAT) players, CD players, Minidisc (proprietary Sony digital format), and ...
January 12, 2015
The road to obscurity
The MiniDisc - launched by Sony in 1992 as a micro alternative to CDs and cassette tapes - occupies a slightly different category. Much loved by its purchasers, it never made the In fact, the first MP3 players had been launched by then, and the ...
March 18, 2015
Jensen Docking Digital Music System with CD for iPod JiMS-210 Alarm Clock
The CD player and iPod dock perform well and our testers gave it high scores for ease of programming the time and alarm. It lost points for its looks, which our testers rated somewhat unattractive. Also has AM/FM radio, a remote control, battery backup ...
August 2, 2015
Google's First-Party Clock App For Android Is Now Available In The Play Store
If you're rooted, one solution is to remove the Believe it or don't, there are a lot of people who care a surprising amount about Google's official Android clock app - enough that there are six different versions of it on APK Mirror, for example.
June 18, 2015
Why Are Alarm Clocks Still a Thing?
with built-in CD players or iPod docks, the ability to set multiple alarms, and even functions that used light to wake you up instead of sound. But with the ubiquity and convenience of smartphones, how are alarm clocks still hanging around? Ben Richmond ...
April 10, 2015
Wakie App: A ‘social’ alarm clock that lets strangers wake you up
“A lot of people keep snoozing alarm clocks and still can’t wake up,” Hrachik Adjamian, Wakie’s CEO and co-founder, was quoted as saying on TechCrunch. “Our research shows that a one-minute talk to a stranger wakes your brain up with a 99% ...
December 15, 2014
The Alarm Clock: Evolved, Early Black Friday Sales, and More Deals
Philips' line of wake-up lights have been incredibly popular among our readers, and it's no wonder why; they can change your life. Today on Amazon, the entry-level model is marked down to just $50, less than $2 short of its all time-low. Just be sure to ...
November 24, 2014
10 best alarm clocks
Wakey, wakey rise and shine. If, in fact, the more likely scenario is waking up just in the nick of time for work, school, the school run or wherever else you have to be, then it could be time to invest in a decent alarm clock – unlike relying on your ...
June 4, 2014
Combat Daylight Savings This Weekend With Some 'Unique' Alarm Clocks
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March 5, 2014