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Tiger Woods gets a new smile and a new headphone deal with Sol Republic

Tiger Woods got more than just a tooth replacement this week, announcing a new partnership with Sol Republic that will bring new Woods-inspired audio gear to the market soon.


Spotify plants its flag in the world of video games with PlayStation Music

PlayStation Music is a new service launching in spring 2015 for PlayStation consoles and Xperia smartphones and tablets. It's powered by Spotify, replacing Sony's existing Music Unlimited service.


iTunes ‘sounds so small’ to punk rock founding father Marky Ramone

The Ramones may have had a reputation for rocking hard and living fast, but as drummer Marky Ramone explains, slowing down and getting meticulous to get record just the right sound in the studio was never out of the question.


Friend-source your next playlist with Boomio, a music-sharing app

Boomio's music-sharing app aims to make listening to music social again, while helping artists monetize their music and connect with fans.


Apple starts offering free content via new section in its iTunes store

Apple recently did away with its weekly offer of a free music track on iTunes, though U.S.-based users can from this week access a new section of the online store offering a bunch of free songs as well as episodes from recent TV shows.


Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of January 25, 2015

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Spotify’s Touch Preview feature debuts on iOS devices

With a long press of your finger, Spotify's Touch Preview feature now allows iOS device users to preview any song from Spotify's library.


You might want to be nicer to Shazam, since it’s now valued at $1 billion

Shazam's latest round of funding brought in $30 million, meaning the music recognition company is now valued at $1 billion. Shazam has broadened its scope, having now entered the world of advertising.


Most of the top selling vinyl albums from 2014 were not released in 2014

Last year, a monstrous 9.2 million vinyl albums were sold, and seven of the 10 best-selling vinyl records were released before 2014.


Pioneer’s new HRM-7 headphones promise studio-grade performance on a budget

Pioneer unveils a no-nonsense pair of studio headphones in the HRM-7, which rock highly tuned drivers in a bass reflex enclosure, designed to provide accurate sound from the studio to the DJ booth.

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Slow down! The Ting Tings Katie White gets Super Critical about modern dance music

Katie White of the Ting Tings tells Digital Trends about the decision to go all-analog for the new album Super Critical, her club dreams of years past, and her Stevie Nicks obsession.


TLC is raising $150,000 on Kickstarter to make their final album

23 year music veterans, TLC, are reaching out to fans on Kickstarter to help them make their final album. The group is asking for $150,000 to start writing their first album since 2002.


Ion’s Air LP turntable lets you beam your records via Bluetooth

Ion's affordable Air LP turntable sports Bluetooth for streaming vinyl records wirelessly to Bluetooth speakers and headphones. We go hands on at CES 2015.

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Alongside its new smartphones, Xiaomi also reveals the Mi Box Mini and Mi Headphones

Along with the company's two new smartphones, Xiaomi also announced two new accessories: the Mi Box Mini and Mi Headphones. The Mi Box Mini is an incredibly small set-top box, while the Mi Headphones let you change the covers.

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Live Nation partners with Uber to let concertgoers skip the parking lot

Live Nation and Uber have joined forces to provide concertgoers with an easier method to transport themselves to and from their favorite concert events.