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Blue Raspberry Review: This Tiny Microphone Wants To Be Good At Everything

Blue has long been known for excellent USB microphones — namely the Yeti and its younger brother the Snowball, both of which function intuitively for people outside the audiophile community, while providing dependable recordings with little fuss. That attention to detail has been shrunken down even further with the new, $US200 (Raspberry. But what need does it fill exactly?

Facebook Says It's Definitely Not Listening To Your Phone's Microphone To Target You With Ads

Facebook wants you all to know that it’s not listening to your microphone to covertly sell you ads, nope, no way, nuh-uh, no siree, no way!

Clever Earbud Microphones Bring 3D Audio Recording To Your GoPro

GoPros have fundamentally altered the way we think about video — we’ve never been closer to the action. The audio for the extreme footage we’re capturing, however, has yet to catch up to the action footage. Roland’s new Wearpro Mic is a step towards making the videos sound as intense as they look.

Razer Announces More Support For Game Streamers At TwitchCon 2015

The fact that TwitchCon 2015 even exists is testament to the huge place that streaming services are making for themselves in the gaming world — and Razer has made it clear that it’s keen to get in on that action. At last weekends event, they announced a whole heap of new gaming products and services, which were for the most part they were targeted at streamers who want to take their game to the next level.

Razer Seiren Pro Studio Microphone: Australian Review

Depending on how much you like your hobbies, you’ll be prepared to spend a good deal of cash on them. Think you’ll like flying drones? $2000 for a DJI Phantom 3 Professional and you’re set. Think you’ll like snapping photos? Prepare to drop a couple of grand on a good DSLR or mirrorless camera and a couple of grand more on lenses. In that context, Razer’s pro-grade podcasting and Twitch streaming mic seems affordable. At $399, it’s pricy, but you get what you pay for.

These Magic Words Will Wake Your Next Intel-Powered Computer

“Cortana, wake up.” Seriously, that’s it. Say those words to a snoozing Windows 10 computer with a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, and it will wake right up from sleep. That’s because the new Intel Skylake processors will always be listening for that command, thanks to a low-power digital signal processor (DSP) built right into the chip.

Now You Can Narrate Your Crazy GoPro Stunts Using A Bluetooth Mic

Most GoPro videos of extreme stunts are accompanied by the sound of rushing wind, the roar of an engine, or just straight-up screaming. But with Sena’s new Bluetooth Audio Pack for the GoPro Hero 3, you can use a wireless mic to provide narration alongside whatever stunt you’re attempting.

Pop-Up Stereo Mics On Zoom's Q4 Help Ensure Your Videos Sound Good Too

If there’s one telltale sign that a video wasn’t produced by a professional, it’s usually the crappy sound accompanying the footage. The microphones on a smartphone or a cheap camcorder are awful at best, which is why companies like Sony and Zoom are finally releasing models with stereo mics that will help your amateur productions sound a lot less amateur.

This No-Hassle Shotgun Mic Is Great For Video Cameras With Crap Sound

You can capture amazing video with all kinds of cameras these days, but almost all of them have really bad on-board microphones. Rode’s new simple-as-pie shotgun mic looks like an easy and cheap way to give your videos the clear sound they deserve.

Incredible Disney Microphone Transmits Sounds Through Your Fingertips

When it comes to secrets, whispering just got outdated. Disney Research has come up with a microphone, straight out of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, that doesn’t actually amplify your ramblings, but instead turns them into a secret signal you can transmit by touch.

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