These Earbuds Will EQ The Audio In The World Around You

shockwebpic_hereearbudsDoppler Labs, the creators of DUBS Acoustic Filters for hearing protection are launching a new product called the Here Active Listening System, a set of wireless earbuds that allows the user to EQ or ‘filter’ the sound according to what they’re listening to or what kind of environment they’re in.

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The End Of Privacy

shockwebpic_theendofprivacyWhen criminals, businesses, and governments monitor you, what does privacy mean anymore? Edward Snowden, Marc Goodman and Vint Cerf on privacy in a digital age. Watch this video, the first on a series on privacy from innovation engine XPRIZE.

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Shocklee @ SXSW 2015

shockwebpic_sxswshocklee2015Are you heading to SXSW? Make sure to put these events in your calendar and come on through and link with us – networking, parties, panel discussions, a highly recommended new film on sneaker culture, another one on the drum machine to change it all, an awesome art installation and some exclusive DJ sets from Shocklee plus more all below.

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Protect The Net: The History Of Net Neutrality

shockwebpic_netneutralityexplainedNow that the FCC has voted yes on Net Neutrality and has vowed to establish rules that will prevent internet service providers from creating fast lanes, throttling speeds or blocking sites, the future of the internet is on the right track.

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The Culture of Free: A Look Back At Napster & Its Impact On Music

shockwebpic_napsternytimesdocuThis NY Times Retro Report documentary short takes a look back at the beginnings of the file-sharing program Napster which began in 1999 and its strong impact on the music industry, artists and music buying fans.

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Pioneer Announces Its CDJ Killer – The USB Only XDJ-1000

shockwebpic_pioneerxdj1000The first Pioneer DJ player without a CD drive, the XDJ-1000 is a USB-only player being released later this month at a price of $999. Watch in in action in this video demo by Pedestrian with official word from Pioneer below.

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Our Top 10 Cool New Tech Picks: A CES Preview & Shopping Guide

shockwebpic_thedashIt’s that time of year when the best of new consumer tech starts being teased, previewed and released in anticipation of the biggest shopping season of the year and the biggest display of future and emerging technology, The International Consumer Electronics Show taking place in January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas.

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Official Trailer For 808: The Heart Of The Beat That Changed Music

shockwepic_808docutrailer1The first official trailer for 808: The heart of the beat that changed music was just released. The 808 documentary features appearances and commentary from our own Hank Shocklee, Arthur Baker, Pharrell, David Guetta, Phil Collins, Lil Jon, Afrika Bambaataa, Norman Cook [Fatboy Slim], Rick Rubin, Diplo, Goldie and more.

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Signal Strength: NYC’s First WiFi Orchestra

shockwebpic_signalstrengthWhat happens when a bunch of musician’s get creative with subway WiFi? Watch this cool experiment composed and conducted by Ljova, directed by Chris Shimojima and produced by Anita Anthonj.

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Share Of Ear Study Measures How We Consume Audio

shockleewebpic_shareofearstudyDespite a constantly changing audio landscape, broadcast radio controls more than half of the more than four hours a day that Americans spend with all sources of audio. But the audio space is vibrant and changing – and newer sources of audio, from Internet-only services like Pandora and Spotify, to Satellite Radio, and even TV music channels like Music Choice now account for nearly a quarter of all listening.

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