December 13, 2006 by Rachel Cericola
Record companies are upset that consumers aren’t buying CDs anymore. It’s not that I am against CDs; I just usually have no clue who sings today’s top songs. Nayio can name that tune in just a few notes.
Nayio is a Web-based service, which allows users to hum songs into a computer microphone. From there, the service scours Napster and delivers a list of possible matches.
Still not sure? Each possibility has a link to Napster, where you can listen to the song for free. My guess is that they are hoping you will buy it at some point.
I tested it out, and you don’t have to hum like the next “American Idol” (if they awarded them for humming) to get a good match. If only I could take the mic into the shower…
- Free Web-based service
- Sample selections for free via Napster
- Works with standard PC microphone
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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