Going to Edinburgh for Fimbulvetr, and tomorrow, as my previous post mentioned, I’ll be dancing to Dave Clarke.
While I’m on the subject (generally speaking), Reg Hardware is reporting that “PortalPlayer, the chip maker behind the Apple music player’s audio logic … courtesy of a tie-in with UK-based Bluetooth chip design pioneer CSR, aka Cambridge Silicon Radio … will integrate its PP5022 audio chip family with CSR’s UniFi Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller. It will demonstrate a reference platform based on the combined technology next week at the 3GSM show in Barcelona.” So, new iPods from Apple with WiFi and Bluetooth functionability, which inevitably will force the hand of other suppliers in the portable music deice market to follow suit. Hopfully anyway, and then the phenomenon of people broadcasting the music they’re listning to and/or listning to the music of others nearby will start to appear. I’ve daydreamed about this for a few years now, would be great to see it become a reality. And I’m sure units could [eventually] be used as repeater units. The possabilities might even include mesh wifi access, but the one I’m most exited about is flash mob silent discos!