Akai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop

Akai made its name around the early 90s thanks to its line of relatively affordable S-series samplers and the (now legendary) MPC. Since then, the company has continued to release new spins on those mainstays, the latest of which is the all-in-one Force workstation. The idea is clear: To remove the PC from the workflow. […]

Netflix points to 'Fortnite' as competition after its price hike

tcerovski via Getty Images Just days after revealing higher prices coming to customers in the US, Netflix is revealing its Q4 2018 results, and it’s already looking to the future. While a few years ago Netflix was the “Albanian army” coming to take on HBO, execs said in a letter to investors (PDF) that “We […]

Louis Vuitton wireless earbuds will cost you almost $1,000

Master & Dynamic Louis Vuitton is bringing its luxury brand to the world of audio. The French fashion house is teaming up with New York City-based audio company Master & Dynamic to create Louis Vuitton’s first branded earbuds. The Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones will come in four different colorway designs and are expected to retail […]

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Mattel's free 'Uno' mobile game is now available worldwide

Mattel163 While third-party Uno apps have been around for some time, Mattel released its own mobile version of the classic card game in certain countries and on Facebook Instant Games last year. Now, the toymaker and NetEase, through their Mattel163 studio, are rolling out the game worldwide on iOS and Android. [embedded content] Mattel163 says […]