Over 28 million people pay for a music subscription. The consumption of music has changed; Gen Y has experienced the rise of digital music downloads and the downfall of CDs. Bang & Olufsen is now aiming to streamline and personalise home listening with BeoSound Moment. But how?
Spotify Radio creates a playlist based on a particular song, while Pandora recommends music based on what the listener already likes. To compete with these streaming services, Google Music has added a feature that suggests music based on the listener's mood.
Joining the likes of Spotify, Pandora and Beats Music, YouTube has launched a subscription service that lets people stream ad-free music videos and download them for offline use. The $10 monthly fee for Music Key also provides access to Google's Play All Access.
Are Beacons going to be big? Will people actually start to wear smart watches? How will tablets develop and which technology brands are the ones to watch? As part of our Expert Outlook 2015 series we speak to three technology experts about the future of smartphones, gaming and technology in store.
It’s predicted that in 2015, one billion wireless Internet of Things devices will be shipped, and sales will be worth £6.5 billion. Swedish-designed Flic is angling for a slice of this market. But are our homes becoming tech-saturated, our gadgets gathering dust? Does Flic’s pitch resonate, or is a gadget to manage our gadgets the last thing we want?