No earphone jack? No problem with Skybuds from Alpha Audiotronics

The future of headphones is clearly headed in a wireless direction, and here to help you stay in vogue is Alpha Audiotronics, which recently announced the general availability of Skybuds.

5 songs you need to stream this week: Animal Collective, Hoops, 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: Animal Collective, Hoops, and more.

Three ways Spotify and Apple Music can make Tidal’s Track Edit feature a game-changer 2:52

Tidal's Track Edit feature allows subscribers to change the sound of almost any song they can stream on Tidal. Spotify and Apple Music could unlock its full potential by adding their own editing features.

Study shows music has the same effect on your brain as sex and drugs

By blocking the brain's ability to feel pleasure from opioids, researchers at McGill University proved music works the same way on the brain as drugs. Music's ability to effect emotions has long been known, but know we know why.

Ian Thornely tells us why Big Wreck sounds like a balls-out aural bouillabaisse

Big Wreck has extrapolated the best of Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, and Soundgarden and puréed those ingredients into a balls-out aural bouillabaisse all its own. In our exclusive interview, the rockers sound off on streaming, how to…

9 tips and tricks to optimize your AirPod experience

Here are nine tips, tricks, and lesser-known features from Apple's first pair of fully wireless earbuds, allowing you to get the most out of the company's new world of cordless sound.

Weekly Rewind: Facebook vs. YouTube, animal-free pork, a Google Chromecast deal

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…

15 seconds of fame: Add yourself to Maroon 5's latest music video using your phone

To help promote its latest single, Cold, Maroon 5 has partnered with shared media company Vivoom to allow fans to upload a 15-second video onto the group's website and have it inserted into the music video.
Home Theater

Universal Music Group is the latest company to offer music in hi-res MQA format

Universal Music Group and MQA announced on Thursday that the companies have signed a multi-year deal to offer music from UMG's massive catalog in the MQA high-resolution audio format.
Home Theater

Pioneer unveils the first Lightning earphones that let you charge and listen

Pioneer unveiled its new Rayz line of noise-canceling Lightning headphones on Wednesday, which includes a model that finally allows you to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7 at the same time.
Movies & TV

Get a peek at guest singers for Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke TV series

James Corden's Carpool Karaoke is turned into a series for Apple Music. This sneak-peek trailer provides a glimpse into how it will all go down and which 16 celebrities will be featured in the first season.

Aukey SoundTank Bluetooth speaker can be your outdoor audio companion for $45

With its tough silicone housing, the water-resistant Aukey SoundTank Bluetooth speaker is purpose-built for active lifestyles. The SoundTank is now $10 off on Amazon, bringing it down to just $45.