The Random 30 Countdown

The Random 30 Countdown is a brand new experience! It’s more than radio – It’s the new place to hang out and maybe even learn something.

Mikey who will deliver you the hottest 30 songs likes long walks on the beach and playing tennis.

If you like those things you are probably more active than Mikey because he actually just likes the idea of those things.

What he actually likes is sitting on his bottom and playing the best music he can find every night in the Random 30 Countdown.

It's a countdown of your favourite 30 songs in no particular order and that's what makes it random.

Imagine you got all your favourite things in the world.. puppies, ice-cream, original Netflix series' and canned fruit and just pushed shuffle.

The hottest new music, international and alternate chart checks and interviews with today’s biggest stars from around the world.

Plus regular random segments on gaming, the latest tech news and latest info and must haves!

Airing across Australia weeknights 7pm - 10pm

What is the Difference Between VR and AR?

 There were over 5 million Virtual Reality devices sold in 2020, and the growth chart is looking at doubling that in 2021. There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of VR!.  

These technologies have been around for a while now but there seems to be a bit of confusion still around what VR is and for that matter what is AR and how are they different? 

So we break down the differences and give some examples of how they've been used in gaming and in commercial instances.

Virtual Reality (VR) 

VR is fully immersive, it puts the user in the environment and lets them interact with objects and people. This has been primarily used for gaming and training purposes. For example, VirtualShip is software used to train the US Navy, Army and Coast Guard. One of the more popular devices is the Oculus Quest 2 which is developed by Facebook and has become the most affordable entry point to VR.

The benefits are that it's cable free and doesn't need a high end gaming computer to use. There are rumours that Quest 3 is set for release in 2021.

Augmented Reality (AR), 

AR is similar but instead places objects as an overlay in a real-world environment. For examples of this look no further than the mobile game “Pokemon Go” that took the world by storm.

Nintendo has used that technology again in “Mario Kart Live” which allows you to race a real-life Mario Kart around your house while at the same time overlapping obstacles and enemies on your Nintendo Switch screen or TV.

AR is also used in other real-life applications. Like when a watch company lets you virtually try on watches to see what they look like on your wrist, or furniture companies like IKEA who let you use AR to virtually place furniture in your home to see how it looks before you buy it. 

Lego just announced a new AR game collaboration with Universal Music using LEGO characters and pieces to create virtual interactive dances to current hit songs. This is called LEGO VIDIYO and I’ll tell you more about that on Friday in the gaming segment.