Category Archives: Music

Harman announce the JBL OnBeat Venue that can connect up to 8 Bluetooth devices

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At IFA in Berlin Harman International announced the JBL OnBeat Venue, a wireless loudspeaker that turns an Apple iPad into a robust entertainment system ideal for any room in the house. The speaker dock has a set of dual full-range drivers and …

Spotify for iPad preview leaked through Instagram

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While Spotify’s iPhone app just got a big bitrate bump, unlike competitor Rdio, the company still doesn’t offer a native iPad app for its music streaming service. Well, the wait may be nearly over — a Swedish technology consultant has …

iTunes Match now available in UK and internationally

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Did you think you would have to wait until 2012 to snag an international iTunes Match account? Think again. It seems Apple ended its negotiations with British record companies earlier than expected, as the outfit prematurely launched the music matching …

Spotify officially announces apps, opens platform to developers

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The big reveal at today’s “what’s next” Spotify event? Apps. So, so many apps. As anticipated, the Swedish music streaming service launched its very own platform for third-party developers. The program is launching today in beta, with a number of …

Siri can now control Spotify

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The recent SiriProxy software creation seems to be opening the floodgates on controlling 3rd party apps with Apple’s voice-recognition assistant. After we were demonstrated Siri starting your car, flipping PDF pages an iPad, or controlling the Plex media playback, along …

Black Friday E-Commerce Spending Up 26 Percent To A Record $816M; Amazon Most Visited Retailer

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As we heard on Saturday, IBM reported a 24 percent increase in online sales for Black Friday this year. ComScore is announcing even stronger results for e-commerce, with Black Friday seeing $816 million in online sales, making it the heaviest …

Cornstarch plastic and aluminium make these headphones recyclable

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Eco-friendliness isn’t my biggest concern when it comes to buying headphones, but I guess even Greenpeace likes listening to music, so designer Michael Young has created these recyclable over-the-ear cans as a follow-up to his cornstarch earbuds. While you can’t …

Spotify hits 2.5 million paying subscribers

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It may not yet take into account users from certain countries that may be adjacent to certain other countries, but Spotify announced today that it now counts 2.5 million paying subscribers for its music service. Of course, that’s just a …

Spotify loses over 200 labels as ST Holding withdraws from online streaming

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STHoldings stormed its way out of Spotify this week, leaving only a trail of choice words in its wake. On Wednesday, the distributor boldly withdrew more than 200 of its record labels from Spotify, Rdio, Simfy and Napster, following the …

The story of Beats Audio by Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre, the sonic architect of gangsta rap, is surrounded by a gaggle of slack-jawed journalists and micro-skirted cocktail waitresses. It’s not quite 5 in the afternoon, and already the scene is a testosterone fantasy of swaggering grooves and flowing …

How to use Google Music from anywhere in the world including outside the US

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Now that Google Music has finally clawed its way out of the realm of beta-ware, anybody in the US can sign up to play without an invitation. Of course, that leaves many folks out of the equation, so we thought …

HTC launch ’25 Steps to Being a Music Legend’ competition on Facebook

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HTC have launched a competition using Facebook giving participants the chance to win an HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio. Check out the press below and follow the link to Facebook to have a chance to win. HTC PUTS MUSIC …