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Update: Dr. Dre will drop new album, Compton: A Soundtrack, on August 7

Dr. Dre is getting ready to release his first new album in over 14 years on August 7, with new music inspired by his N.W.A. biopic, and guest stars including Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and more. Follow along for a full track list.

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Months after losing Zayne Malik, One Direction sets Spotify record with new single

British boy band One Direction's new single has quickly risen to the top of the Global Spotify Top 50 charts, netting 3.11 million daily plays over its first three days. The song also broke the record for most streams in one day.

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Buy the Amazon Echo speaker at Staples … so you can buy more stuff from Amazon

Staples will now offer Amazon's Echo speaker for sale at its website, marking the first time Amazon has allowed the device to be sold outside of its own website. Don't expect to see the speaker in retail stores, however.

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Never lose your earbuds again: This cuff keeps them tangle-free on your wrist

On the outside, the Helix might appear to be a regular cuff bracelet. However, don't let appearances fool you. The bracelet hides a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. It is now available through Kickstarter, if you're interested in picking one up for yourself.

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Designer mocks up an Apple Music without the iTunes

In an alternate reality, Apple Music exists without the rest of iTunes attached to it — and one designer has tried to imagine what the resulting desktop software package would look like.

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Put away your cables: Sharp’s WHRAP makes wireless home theater a reality

Sharp’s Wireless High Res Audio player is a little ahead of its time, but it signals a future where ditching cables doesn’t mean sacrificing so much as an ounce of sound…

  • Pros: Excellent overall hi-res audio performance , WiSA is a…
  • Cons: NNW — Not Necessarily Wireless , Can’t play SACDs via…

U-Turn Audio’s Orbit is, by far, the best bang for your buck we’ve seen in a turntable

Whether you're rediscovering vinyl or getting into records for the first time, you owe it to yourself to get a turntable that will sound great, not just ... well, sound. U-Turn Audio's Orbit turntable offers an ideal blend of sweet sound and affordability.

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Jon Stewart announces his final guests on The Daily Show

Stewart's final week on The Daily Show will feature guest spots from three of his friends: Denis Leary, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer. The longtime host will then sign off on Thursday night with a 50 minute special.

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Dave Grohl reacts to 1000 Italian fans performing Learn to Fly

Foo Fighters super fan Fabio Saffagnini gathered a thousand musicians to perform Foo Fighters' hit song Learn to Fly to convince the band to come to their city. While it took Saffagnini a year to put together, the project was a success.

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New Music Friday: Listen to tracks from Drake, Travis Barker, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Drake, Angel Haze, Pusifer, and more.

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Amazon Prime Music takes a shot at Spotify with exclusive Amazon Acoustics

Amazon Acoustics, an exclusive music collection of covers and originals, is Prime Music's latest effort to differentiate itself. As the streaming wars heat up, it looks like Amazon is ready to fight for space in the burgeoning market.

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Beyonce may star as Glinda the Good Witch in NBC’s The Wiz

Beyoncé has reportedly been offered the role of Glinda the Good Witch in NBC's upcoming live musical, The Wiz. After last year's live musical garnered disappointing ratings compared to 2013, the network seems to be pulling out the big guns.

How a Norwegian DJ set Spotify on fire with a tropical Notorious B.I.G. remix

Norwegian DJ Matoma is one of Spotify’s most popular DJs thanks to his summery tropical house interpretation of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Old Thing Back.

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Cymbal mixes Twitter and Spotify to easily share your favorite music

New social media app, Cymbal, allows users to "share your song of the moment" on your personal profile, scroll through a feed of your friends' favorite songs, and listen, like, and comment away.

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Happy Birthday song may soon be free of charge thanks to court case

Warner Music holds the alleged copyright to the ubiquitous tune "Happy Birthday to You," but a filmmaker is battling to bring it into the public domain, which would allow movies and TV shows to use the song instead of the usual odd stand-in.

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