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Adjust the noise with Parrot’s Zik 2.0 wireless noise-cancelling cans

Parrot's Zik 2.0 wireless noise cancelling headphones have all the features you'd expect from a company that builds drones as its bread and butter. But are these feature rich cans a little too complicated?

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5 new songs to stream from Courtney Barnett, Laura Marling, Action Bronson, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week that are are worth using your bandwidth on. Up this week: Courtney Barnett, Action Bronson, and more.

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Songwriting organizations take to the Senate for better pay from streaming

The battle between songwriters and streaming services heats up in federal court as publishing organizations demand fair payment from streaming services like Spotify and Pandora.

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One Direction shake-up causes ‘spike of sadness’ on Spotify, streams up 1900 percent

Following the departure of Zayn Malik from boy band One Direction, Spotify reports seeing what it calls a "spike of sadness" with a 1,900 percent increase in the streaming of One Direction tunes in the U.K., and an 800 percent increase in the U.S.

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LEGO lover meets audiophile in this gorgeous turntable

This Korean LEGO enthusiast created a working 33 and 45 rpm record player, called "The Planet," out of over 2400 LEGOs. Whether you're a brick lover, audiophile, or both, it's something wonderful to behold.

Home Theater

Beatport goes live on mobile devices, offering millions of EDM songs free

The Beatport music streaming service for DJs is expanding with the launch of new iOS and Android apps that will offer access to millions of free tunes from a host of different EDM artists.

Home Theater

Radiohead’s OK Computer to be preserved by Library of Congress

The Library of Congress announced that Radiohead's 1997 critically-acclaimed record OK Computer will be immortalized in their vaults as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" as part of a sound recording preservation initiative.

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Denon takes to the skies with the wireless, noise canceling AH-GC20 headphones

Denon's latest edition of the company's wireless Globe Cruiser line is a sleek new over-ear headphone with noise canceling, and a foldable chassis that allows for excellent portability.

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New proposal could make pay-for-play radio the norm

A new proposition backed by major US media companies seeks to remove the requirement of broadcasters to disclose which songs were paid for by promoters over the airwaves.

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The Crystal Method explain the art of the remix, why MP3s suck, and Satan Gas

Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland have made a living remixing other artists as The Crystal Method, but on their latest album, it’s their work that goes under the knife as other mixers take the board.

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Sorry, Spotify: Taylor Swift joins Jay-Z’s new hi-fi streaming service

Jay-Z's new hi-fi streaming service TIDAL has a new selling point: Taylor Swift. The pop star just added most of her catalog to the service, which hopes to be profitable for artists.

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Music lessons meet Guitar Hero with the new Jellynote learning app

Jellynote is a new music learning app that provides sheet music from thousands of songs, guides you through the song, and then tests your abilities as you jam along with the visual interface.

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What’s the best way to view a total eclipse? Just watch this music video

A doom metal music video might be the least likely place to watch a total solar eclipse, but a band from the Faeroe Islands used the phenomenon as the backdrop for a new music video.

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Amazon Prime Music update adds Pandora-like stations, refreshed design

Amazon has given its Prime Music iOS app a makeover. Front and center is a new ad-free 'Prime Stations' feature that lets users autoplay multiple tracks based on their music tastes, similar to the likes of Pandora and iTunes Radio.

Mobile

How an Aussie viral video launched Bohemian Rhapsody to the Billboard charts

This female comedy trio from Australia sang a silly rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody — and it landed the classic rock song from 1975 onto the Billboard top streaming songs chart.

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