Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Wearable subwoofers, gigantic Legos, and more

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!

5 songs you need to stream this week: Weezer, Andrew Bird, 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: Weezer, Andrew Bird, Parquet Courts and more.

Rihanna is as big a Star Trek nerd as you, and films the first ever IMAX music video to prove it

Rihanna makes history by creating a first ever music video for her song Sledgehammer, shot entirely by IMAX cameras. Sledgehammer will be part of the soundtrack for the upcoming Star Trek installment.

She can write a pop hit for anybody, but on ‘Death Valley,’ LP wrote for LP

“Good songs have a leeway to them. They respond to being done in different versions.” Identity is everything to recording artists. If that gets diluted in any way, musicians feel a clear disconnect has occurred between their intended…

Elizabeth Warren calls out Apple business practices, Spotify claims forced update delay

Things are getting political in the streaming music world, as Senator Elizabeth Warren levels criticisms against Apple's "unfair" App Store policies, and Spotify claims they are blocking an update.
Product Review

Jays u-Jays Review

Jays’ new u-Jays on-ears take minimalism to the max.

All about that low-frequency? Feel the bass with this subwoofer for your wrist

Great ideas fail everyday, so when a seemingly silly Kickstarter campaign earns twice it’s goal in the first 24 hours, we take note. Meet the Basslet, a wearable subwoofer the promises to deliver bass deep into your body and soul.

Apple reportedly in talks to acquire Tidal, Jay Z’s streaming service

Apple is looking to expand the user base of its Apple Music streaming service, and now it could be looking to take a shortcut by acquiring Jay Z's Tidal, which has made a habit of snagging exclusive deals with artists.

Not a turn off: These wireless earphones use magnets as a power switch

No more messing around with fiddly buttons, or accidentally forgetting to turn the power off on your wireless headphones. The B&O Play Beoplay H5 wireless earphones have magnets inside the ear buds that when snapped together, turn off the…

Prince's iconic shirt, jacket from "Purple Rain' up for auction on eBay this weekend

The frilly shirt and leather motorcycle jacket worn by Prince in his famed Purple Rain film will be auctioned off this weekend, along with 1,700 other pieces of interesting Hollywood memorabilia.
Health & Fitness

Kanye West gets retail stores and sportswear line via expanded Adidas partnership

Two years into the partnership, Adidas as decided to expand Kanye West's Yeezy clothing line to include sportswear as well as a retail store solely dedicated to selling Kanye's clothing.
Web uses AI-generated music to help you focus or relax on demand

There are a lot of ways to increase your focus or get relaxed, but takes a different approach, using AI-generated music to put you in the right state of mind to work, relax, or take a power nap.