[Revue high tech] the news of the week

by bold-lichterman

Discovery of Skube, community music player and feedback on three news high tech that marked the week: Google, Barnes & Noble and Samsung …

[Gadget de la semaine] Skube, community music player

Skube is a music player that allows you to discover and share music with those around you. Linked to your accounts Last.fm and Spotify, it offers two listening modes:

  • Playlist, which streams classic playback from your streaming playlists
  • Discovery, which searches for tracks similar to the ones you’re listening to and offers you songs you might like.

To go from one song to another, just flip the Skube. If you place the Skube face down, it will turn off automatically. You also have a touch surface on the top of the cube that allows you to change songs, pause playback, or add music played on another nearby Skube, directly in your playlist.
When multiple Skubes are linked together (up to 10), they act as a single player juggling all playlists. You can control the whole system using any Skube.

Skube is currently only a concept proposed by a group of students from CIID, a design institute in Copenhagen. Maybe it will soon be offered on Kickstarter?

The three high tech news of the week

  • [Rumeur] A Nexus 7 for less than 100 euros?

1605990009 178 Revue high tech the news of the weekAccording to information from the site Digitimes, Google could soon launch a low-coast version of its Nexus 7 tablet, at only $ 99. This tablet would once again be the result of the work of Google and ASUS, and the screen would be provided by the Taiwanese HannStar Display. Digitimes also announces the arrival of a second model more design than the current Nexus 7, at a price of $ 199.

  • Nook HD and Nook HD +: release of two Barnes & Noble tablets

1605990009 751 Revue high tech the news of the weekThe bookstore Barnes & Noble, competitor of Amazon on the other side of the Atlantic, this week unveiled two touch tablets: the Nook HD and the Nook HD +. the first, 7-inch, is priced at $ 199 while the second, 9-inch, costs $ 269. According to Barnes & Noble, these tablets will be available on November 1 across the Atlantic and at the end of November in the United Kingdom, but no date has been put forward for France.

  • Samsung to launch Galaxy Note II

1605990009 278 Revue high tech the news of the weekThe Samsung Galaxy Note 2, a half-smartphone / half-tablet hybrid object formalized at the last IFA in Berlin, will be available in the coming days in nearly 128 countries. Taller, narrower and less thick than its predecessor, the terminal is equipped with the S pen to evolve through a selection of dedicated applications. The Phone House was the first brand to pre-order it, followed by Darty, and Virgin Mobile. Orange is in turn preparing to market the tabphone in a few days.