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The JookBox portable speaker makes everyone at the party a DJ

Part multi-room speaker, part portable companion, the JookBox uses a specialized app to allow multiple users to add their own flavor to the playlist on as many as 10 speakers at a time.


Sharp’s new High Resolution Audio Player could spell the death of the A/V receiver

Sharp ushers in anew era of wireless home theaters with its new Wireless High Resolution Audio Player, offering high-res audio and video transmission to cut the strings on your home setup.

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For personalized stations, Mad Genius Radio is the scalpel to Pandora’s hatchet

Mad Genius radio aims to shake up the music streaming scene, offering a five point rating scale, a ton of genres to choose from, and unprecedented tools and features that allow you to control your mix better than just about any service on the block.


Look out Spotify: CD-quality streaming service Tidal launches today [Update]

Oslo, Norway's Aspiro Group announces 16 new partners for its CD-quality streaming service which launched today. Dubbed Tidal, the service offers millions of tracks, music videos, and tailored editorial by music journalists.


If Sgt. Pepper wasn’t weird enough, count on The Flaming Lips to turn up the dial

We speak with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, who runs us through what it was like to re-record Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band collaboratively with artists like Miley Cyrus.


This Week in Music: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, and The Flaming Lips run the week

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 Taylor Swift, Run the Jewels, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Foo Fighters, and more!


Pay to play: YouTube may offer paid subscriptions soon

YouTube will offer the option of an ad-free paid subscription to its videos in the near future. The company may also offer paid subscriptions to music videos.


Apple’s Tim Cook reveals what really killed the iPod Classic

Tim Cook wants you to know that it wasn't his decision to kill off the iPod Classic. During a Q&A in California on Monday, the CEO said Apple simply "couldn't find the parts anymore," adding that the Classic's demise wasn't down to him "swinging the ax."


Move over HAL: the Prizm music player senses our presence and learns our tastes

Using a Linux based OS, Wi-Fi, and acoustic sensors, the Prizm is a minimalist device designed to turn any powered speakers or stereo system into a learning music player.


Drones, self-balancing unicycles, and umbrellas amaze in OK Go’s latest video

OK Go's latest video will blow your mind with electric unicycles, drones, and a crazy collection of choreography.


Deezer picks up podcast app Stitcher to bolster its streaming service

Deezer has yet to launch inside the US but continues to expand its streaming service nevertheless — the company has announced that it has acquired popular talk radio and podcast app Stitcher.


Apple to fold Beats Music into iTunes next year

The latest rumor for Beats Music comes from the Wall Street Journal, which is reporting that the service will indeed be folded into iTunes next year thanks to another terrible quarter for digital downloads.


Amazon’s Fire TV blazes ahead, adds Spotify, NFL Now, and more

As the Fire phone continues to sink, Amazon's Fire TV claws for more space in the streaming marketplace, announcing it's app count has tripled since launching in April, and piled on new apps including Spotify, NFL Now, and more.

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Take your iPad Air’s sound from paltry to powerful with the stylish Amp

Part case, part stand, and part wireless stereo speaker system, OIO's new Amp is a beautiful add-on for your iPad Air, designed to take the portable media experience to the next level.

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The day the music died: Xbox Music cancels free streaming feature

Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing the free Xbox Music streaming feature on December 1 in all countries where it is currently offered. A subscription pass remains.


Make any old speaker a portable wireless sound system with The Vamp

The Vamp aims to turn any speaker in your arsenal into an autonomous wireless sound system, at a price that pretty much anyone can afford.

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While hipsters relive the sound he pioneered, Gary Numan keeps forging forward

Remember the ‘80s? Gary Numan does, and he’s ready for something new. The electronic music pioneer talked with us about hi-res recording, the magic of the piano, and why he’s running alongside today’s electronic crowd – not in it.


Thanks to Songza, Google Play Music now tells you what you want to hear

Google Play Music harnesses the power of Songza to give you context-based listening suggestions. The redesigned app is available on Android, iOS, and the Web.


Awesome! The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is coming out on cassette tape

The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack will be released on cassette tape this November. It's a limited edition and can only be found at a few record stores.


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.


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.