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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…

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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.

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New albums this week: La Roux, Common, The Ting Tings, and more

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 La Roux, Common, Bon Iver, and more!

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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.

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Look out PonoPlayer, Sony’s hi-res Walkman ZX1 is coming for you

The Wall Street Journal reports that the electronics company has been pushing its new $700 Walkman NWZ-ZX1 through Asian and European markets since February with moderate success. Sony has yet to release any details pertaining to the device's U.S. release.

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The new OD-11 Cloud Speaker is a blast from the past with a very modern twist

Teenage Engineering has revived the famous OD-11 speaker designed by Stig Carlsson in the '70s, offering a whole new modern take. New additions include wireless connection, cloud streaming, and even a robotic voice that will read your Tweets.

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Klipsch unveils new Reference series R-10B sound bar

Klipsch's latest sound bar is the first of its kind to be slotted in the company's Reference series of audio gear. The bar boasts premium sound at an affordable price, but leaves HDMI connections on the table.

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Weird Al makes fun of your job with ‘Mission Statement’

As part of his promotion of his upcoming album, "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing new videos all week. From "Tacky" to "Handy," we'll post them all here as they arrive, so stay tuned.

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Audiomoda’s Aston Martin Zygote: the strangest wireless speaker we totally want

The Aston Martin Zygote from Audiomoda may have a funny name, but there's not much funny about 240 watts of Class D power, a gorgeous single body shell, or wireless connectivity with DLNA and Airplay.

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Nokia may offer MixRadio on iPhone and Android devices

Nokia's music-streaming service MixRadio will now be a spin off company. Its CEO Jyrki Rosenberg said that MixRadio is considering making apps for iOS and Android, too.

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A hood made of speaker cloth? Betabrand aims to create the ultimate hoodie for audio geeks

San Francisco-based Betabrand has created a special type of hoodie made of a speaker screen-like fabric that allows headphones to go outside the hood withouth muffling the sound, along with other audio-oriented features.

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Turn your iPhone or iPad into a field recorder with this Lightning microphone from Blue

Blue unveils its latest microphone, the Lightning-compatible Mikey Digital microphone. Users of the latest iPhones and iPads now have a supremely easy way to grab field recordings, do podcasts on the go, and more.

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10 great songs to remember legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, dead at 70

The Texas guitar legend was found dead in his hotel in Zurich overnight. He was on tour at the time of his death, and was also working on a new studio album to be released in September.

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NudeAudio launches new ‘beach-ready’ Super-M miniature Bluetooth speaker on Kickstarter

NudeAudio has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming sand-proof and waterproof addition to its "Move" line: the Super-M portable speaker. The miniature speaker is designed to provide high-quality audio you can take anywhere.

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