Today’s Top Tech Stories [10/09/12]
Sony reveals X-Factor headphones
Sony and Simon Cowell have teamed up to further diminish our already flickering faith in the headphone manufacturers by revealing these X Factor branded Sony MDR-X10 headphones. Will they make the warbling of yet another forgettable public-voted singer any better? We’re holding out for a set of Beats by Boyle cans.
Become a Colossus of finance with Alan Turing Edition Monopoly
We holds Alan Turing in high regard – his work at Bletchley Park paved the way for modern computers and, ultimately, cat videos. In between revolutionising the world of technology, Turing enjoyed playing Monopoly on a hand-drawn board. Help pay tribute to the esteemed mathematician-come-cryptanalyst by snapping up this special edition Monopoly board – based on his own design – which celebrates the great man’s life.
Spotify to ditch the desktop
Spotify looks set to ditch its desktop software altogether by heading for a Grooveshark-like browser app which will provide access to its millions of tracks wherever you are – without the need to install anything. With rumours of a lower subscription price for moible app users to boot, it’s good news all around for chronic tune-streamers.
Firefox OS struts its stuff
Mozilla has finally raised the curtains on its Firefox OS, showing off an early build running on a ZTE phone on YouTube. Built on HTML 5 and set for a 2013 release, Firefox looks set to shake up the smartphone world – we’re looking forward to seeing what the browser maestros have up their sleeves.