Not often that I’m really impressed by a new shiny toy – even less when it costs me 50 pence a pop. Shazam is a mobile phone based service – you dial 2580 (conveniently the four digits down the centre of your keypad) and hold the phone up in a noisy bar or nightclub so it can hear the music. It hangs up when it’s done, then texts you straight back with the title and artist. That is seriously cool. I wasn’t really impressed when it picked a popular song playing on MTV2, but it also got a reasonably obscure old Midnight Oil song. More info at their

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