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Spotify supports CarPlay now! Except it has for a while, and it’s still broken

Spotify today released an update to its iOS app which supposedly added Apple CarPlay support. Unfortunately, CarPlay support isn't actually new for Spotify, and even worse, the app still doesn't work with CarPlay.

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Spotify’s new family plans let everyone jam for less

Spotify now offers family plans for music streaming at a much lower price than paying for individual subscriptions. Spotify aims to convince casual users to subscribe with the new plans.

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Twitter’s new Audio Card feature lets you stream music as you explore your timeline

Twitter is already popular with musicians and singers seeking to promote their work and connect with fans, so the microblogging site's new Audio Card feature, which lets you listen to music tracks while browsing your timeline, is likely to prove popular.

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What’d he just say? Polk’s new MagniFi sound bar aims for crystal clear dialog

Polk Audio adds a new piece to its extensive audio arsenal with the sleek and curvy MagniFi sound bar, which adds extra emphasis on the center channel to clear up the confusion in the cloudiest dialog.

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‘We got carried away with ourselves': Bono says sorry for pushing album to iTunes users

Bono said the band got "a little carried away" with its recent 'Songs of Innocence' promotion that saw the album pushed to millions of handsets via iTunes. Speaking during a Q&A session on Facebook, U2's frontman apologized to disgruntled iTunes users.

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When deep sound isn’t enough, Alpine Headphones literally knock your noggin

Alpine has launchedits first truly aggressive set of headphones today. Dubbed 'Alpine Headphones,' the cans contain a deceptively advanced collection of technology, including a bass transducer in the headband.

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Blues maestro Joe Bonamassa: Hi-res is hype, digital is clinical, bleed is good

For a guy who’s only 37, Joe Bonamassa is undeniably old school. The celebrated blues artist told us why more resolution isn’t better, why sequencing the order of songs on an album is a lost art, and why bleeding is good.

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Congested Wi-Fi? Sonos’ ‘Boost’ promises to cure wireless music woes

Sonos' Boost, a little Wi-Fi wonder box that provides a stable and more powerful network for wireless music streaming, is now available globally for $99.

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This Week in Music: Aretha Franklin proves diva cred, singles from Gwen Stefani and Smashing Pumpkins

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 Jessie Ware, Aretha Franklin, Gwen Stefani, Smashing Pumpkins, and more!

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OnePlus teams up with JBL, launches cool earphones and a special edition OnePlus One

OnePlus has teamed up with audio experts JBL to offer a pair of earphones designed to complement the OnePlus One smartphone. The E1+ 'buds will also be joined by a special edition of the phone itself.

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Well.i.never, Will.i.am’s smartwatch could feature a brand-new streaming music service

Singer, entrepreneur, and Intel creative director Will.i.am could be ready to launch a smartwatch, and reports suggest it could be revealed on October 16, and come with a new streaming music service powered by 7Digital.

Wearables

Hands On with Yamaha’s large and in charge SRT-1000 sound platform

Yamaha's first entry into the sound bar genre offers a powerful collection of drivers, an ample selection of inputs, 136 watts of power, and Yamaha's proprietary Sound Projection technology for convincing virtual surround.

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A pair of headphones has raised more than $720K in five days — because cat ears

A pair of headphones has raised nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on Indiegogo in five days. The reason for this enthusiastic groundswell of support isn’t some sort of newfangled audiophile-pleasing technology. It's cat ears.

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Bose kit is about to be pulled from the Apple Store

If you want to pick up some Bose kit straight from the Apple website, you'd better be quick — rumors suggest that Apple is about to ditch the audio company's gear to focus on its own Beats products.

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Bose and Beats put down the gloves, agree to settle patent lawsuit privately

While the two headphone brands continue to battle it out in the headlines, their recent courtroom battle has ended as Bose and Apple's Beats agreed to settle their patent dispute privately.

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The best noise cancellers in the biz get better with Bose’s new QC25

Bose took over five years to turn out a new noise canceling headphone, but based on what we're hearing, it was worth the wait. We take a close look at the new QC25 and explain why they are so much better than the QC15 they replace.

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Colin Kaepernick fined $10K for wearing Beats headphones at NFL press conference

After signing exclusive rights to put Bose headphones on the sidelines, the NFL fined 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick $10K for wearing his sponsored brand Beats headphones to a press conference.

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Apple says 81 million iTunes users have ‘experienced’ the free U2 album so far

Despite all the fuss that followed Apple's move last month to offer U2's latest album for free via iTunes, the tech firm said this week that 81 million people around the world have so far "experienced" its songs.

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Look out Spotify: CD-quality streaming service Tidal hopes to make a splash this fall

Oslo, Norway's Aspiro Group announces 16 new partners for its CD-quality streaming service set to arrive in both the U.K. and the U.S. this Fall. Dubbed Tidal, the service offers millions of tracks, music videos, and tailored editorial by music journalists.

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This iPhone case plays the music you want to hear, the way your ears want to hear it

The new SoundFocus Amp iPhone case will make listening to music an even more personal experience, by matching the audio played to your hearing, musical preferences, and the surrounding environment.

Mobile

Your next LG TV will sound sharper thanks to DTS-HD decoders in every LG product

LG and DTS announced today that they have formed a worldwide strategic alliance that will see DTS' premium audio technology into LG's complete lineup of home entertainment products including TVs, sound bars, A/V receivers, and digital media players.

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Digital? Nah. For Coves, the perfect sound is somewhere in a black drain pipe

Hot on the heels of their album Soft Friday, the psychedelic-garage heroes of Coves talk vinyl versus digital, creativity, and the benefits of reverb.

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Samsung forecasts massive drop in profits

Samsung has issued a dire profit forecast for the three months ending September 30. Slower-than-expected sales of its high-end smartphones and other products, and increased competition in emerging markets, have been cited as reasons for the drop.

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This tiny Bluetooth speaker generates ridiculously convincing 3D sound (updated)

Mass Fidelity launched an Indiegogo campaign for its powerful Core speaker, which uses Wave Field Synthesis technology to create hi-fi sound.

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