• The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

    The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

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We talk a lot about technological advancements here on Nimphelos. The world is moving at such a fast pace, but how come the music industry seems to be going backwards?

What the hell are you talking about?

Well, there has been a trend recently that has brought back record players and they are going in style again. Surprisingly enough, these pieces of “junk” are not junk after all.

Technologically speaking, the sound quality emitted out of the really good record players is far better than most modern day music players. But how is that possible?

Well, it has something to do with the fact that these record players are connected to modern day receivers and speakers and the electrical signals that are sent through are actually clearer and smoother than the mp3 ‘s you are currently listening to.

Is It Really Worth Getting One Of These?

Almost ideally, record players have advanced with the decades quite well. The fact is that sound quality is something that is pretty difficult to improve on, which is why you see some old speakers that are very valuable and sound better than products 30 years later!

See, were not crazy. A lot of people are talking about how this industry seems to be going backwards. Companies are focusing on the features more now, like bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio, and they are neglecting the most important factor of them all; the sound!

So to answer the question, it really is worth getting your hands on a piece of history.

Vinyl Records Are Also Collectible

The one thing that makes record players cool today is the vinyl records they play. They are very collectible, there is a huge market for them, and it is just cool to have an actual physical representation of the music you are playing.

Most music nowadays is digital, and you obviously never physically “feel” it. Most people choose convenience nowadays and portability, so of course this is not for everyone. However, for people who really appreciate music, how can you not own a record player? This is an interest and a hobby that requires you to own not just modern day music players, but the older ones as well.

So with that said, lets make a toast to record players! The one product that seems to be getting better with time, surprisingly enough, but that twisted logic is the truth.

Don’t believe us? Try it.

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The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

For a long time we have been fascinated with the idea of humans and machines interacting to the point of becoming one. Writers and thinkers have written and discussed how this can be possible through various advancements in technology and in this decade it has become a reality through wearable gadgets that act as humanmachine interfaces.

The current market for wearable gadgets is dominated by fitness tracker wrist bands and smart watches but it is expected to grow massively in the next few years to include more devices which will integrate virtual reality into the user experience. According to some estimates the wearable tech market can become an $ 80 billion industry in the next three years.

Battery Life Is Still Lagging Behind

One factor that is holding back wearable tech is the battery life currently available on the market. This is slated to improve in the coming years with massive investment being doled out to research facilities to come up with a solution.
With the ever decreasing size of sensors, the size and form of wearable gadgets is also evolving. Some companies are looking to integrate sensors directly into clothing removing the need for wristband trackers so that the user can get data anytime anywhere.

This is also enticing the marketing community who see it as a massive opportunity to push commercials and advertising to the consumers at all times and across all platforms. Wearable tech makes it easier for the marketed products to gain more eye-time from the consumers.

The future of wearable tech overlapping with virtual reality technology is almost a foregone conclusion. Microsofts Hololens opens up many new fronts for the wearable tech community to try and adapt the technology to make data reach the wearer in a more immediate and interactive way than having to look at a watch or a wrist band. Although it is a bulky headset it is almost certain to be scaled down to a sleeker design in the coming years.
Fully immersive virtual reality headsets are also coming to mass market now with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony Playstation VR. This technology is opening up another deeper and more interactive avenue of exploring wearable tech.

This was just a very short summary of the possibilities that can open up soon for the wearable gadget market but one thing that is very clear is that this will certainly be a massive game changer in the next few years as processing power increases and size of sensors and electronics decreases to miniature scale.

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