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New albums this week: Tom Petty and Eric Clapton lead a week of classic rock comebacks

New music is dropping all the time. It's time to get some new tunes in your ears. Here are our favorite new releases for the week, including Tom Petty, Jenny Lewis, Hilary Duff, and more!


Why Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers won’t back down on HD audio

As Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers prepare for the release of Hypnotic Eye, veteran producer and engineer Ryan Ulyate has been there every step of the way, capturing it all in high definition.


Tango launches (and pulls) new app that creates short slideshows with music

Tango, the company behind the messaging app of the same name, has a new app that creates 30-second slideshows blending photos and music clips from Spotify. However, it may not have been ready for primetime, as it has since been pulled.


Apple’s billion dollar bid for Beats approved by the EU

Beats Electronics moves one step closer to brandishing the Apple logo, as the $3 billion deal gains approval from the EU. The European Commission looked into both Beats' product lineup, and its music streaming service, finding no competition concerns.


Could ’3D acoustic hologram generators’ put your speakers to shame?

After two years of waiting, this extremely intriguing pair of speakers is finally on its way to our offices. Promising a revolution in sound, the speakers are claimed to create a 3D image of sound that envelops the listener in any sonic space.


Bose sues Apple’s Beats Electronics over noise-canceling headphones patent

Bose has sued Apple's Beats brand over the patents it holds associated with noise-canceling headphones, according to a report from Re/code. The ITC complaint, filed today, lists both Beats Electronics and Beats Electronics International as defendants.


These 3D-printed wireless earphones are tailored to your ears and your lifestyle

OwnPhones are a 3D-printed pair of in-ear earphones that are seriously customizable. Customers use the accompanying app to fit the cans perfectly to their ears, and once they ship, the app is then used to customize exactly how the 'phones function.


DT Contest: Upgrade your home by winning our $400 H/K Onyx Studio

Missing a great way to listen to music? The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio is one of the most stylish Bluetooth speakers around. We love it and we've got one to give away to a lucky reader. Enter to win now!


Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands of songs

Amazon added hundreds of thousands of songs to Prime Music and hundreds of new playlists. Amazon's growing song selection includes tracks from many popular artists old and new.


Klipsch unveils a siege of new speakers for its Reference home theater line

As a part of its new grand scheme to align a host of products under its Reference line, Klipsch threw down a gauntlet of gear today for an entirely new home theater speaker lineup.

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Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard after viral video craze

Weird Al Yankovic's album "Mandatory Fun" became the parody master's first ever to hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Weird Al's eight-day music video extravaganza seems to have worked.


Viacom enlists Spotify to bring back the ‘Music’ in MTV

The music group underneath Viacom's wide-ranging umbrella - MTV, VH1, CMT and a few others comprise the family of channels - is currently in the midst of forming a partnership with streaming service Spotify, adding various playlists and features to their…


Peachtree’s deepblue2 Bluetooth speaker on Indiegogo offers 440 reasons to buy in

Peachtree's second effort to create the ultimate Bluetooth speaker is already funded on Indiegogo after its first day. But you can still save some serious cash on this goliath, which packs a ridiculous 440 watts of power, and a bevy of other reasons to buy in.

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Tritton’s first line of Xbox One headsets create new chat options for gamers

Two of the three previously announced Xbox One-specific headsets from Tritton are set to ship. The Kama and Kunai headsets are ready to go. Still waiting on the Kaiken headset though.


In the studio, Joe Satriani’s drum wizard plays HD alchemy with layers of sound

We interview Marco Minnemann about his newest solo album EEPS, HRA formats, Joe Satriani, and what it’s like to record every instrument on your album.