Music
Mobile

Looking for a holiday gift for yourself? How about Louis CK’s free new app?

Louis CK wants you to know that he's ended this year by beginning a new venture -- an app appropriately titled Louis CK, which you can download for free on either your iPhone or Android device.
Music

5 songs you need to stream: A Sharon Jones Christmas tune, Mick Jenkins, 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: Temples, Spaceface, and much more.
Mobile

No free lunch in the Netherlands — T-Mobile ordered to stop free music streaming

The Dutch Consumer and Markets regulator ordered T-Mobile to cease providing a streaming music product that does not count toward customers' data usage. You might know it as the Binge On program, but the Dutch now know it as illegal.
Home Theater

Light up your playlists with iHome’s FreedomGlow color-changing headphones 3:25

Everyone loves flashing lights and pretty colors, so iHome added them to their latest set of Bluetooth headphones, the FreedomGlow. We take a look and a listen to its performance in this video review.
Music

Embrace streaming or die! The Struts have no qualms about music’s next step

They’ve played with Mötley Crüe and The Rolling Stones, but acclaimed rock saviors The Struts aren’t letting it get to their heads, and they know the real future lies in streaming.
Movies & TV

David Bowie could have been Gandalf in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy

Legendary musician and artist David Bowie was an early favorite to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings movies but couldn't make time for the films, according to franchise casting director Amy Hubbard.
Music

I never appreciated music until I heard the golden voice of a Vocaloid

Although I didn't fully understand the impact it would eventually have, it took the crazy technology behind digital singer Hatsune Miku to finally make me appreciate music, after it had barely played any role in my life at all.
Music

Garth Brooks' entire discography is coming to Amazon Music Unlimited

After years of holding out, Garth Brooks teamed up with a streaming service. Amazon managed to lock him down, and now his entire catalog will soon be available exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited.
Product Review

House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable Review

House of Marley stirs it up with a beautiful, entry-level turntable.
Wearables

Controlling the sound between wireless earbuds makes all the difference

Today Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors introduced MiGlo NFMI, the company's latest ear-to-ear wireless component that coordinates the sound between ears for true wireless earbuds, hoping to help usher a more consistent wireless future.
Product Review

IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors Review

Small sound, high fidelity: iLoud's Micro Monitors bring clear sound anywhere.
Home Theater

The Honeycomb HC-1 Bluetooth speaker follows nature’s blueprint for unique design 3:37

Honeycomb debuts its first audio product, the HC-1 Bluetooth Speaker. We take a hands-on look to find out whether the HC-1's unique design and ample feature set are enough to help it stand out from the busy crowd.