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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


U2 2015 tour documentary, full concert will premiere on HBO in November

HBO has announced a behind-the-scenes documentary following U2 on its most recent tour, as well as a full concert from the tour in November. The two specials will run in November, in conjunction with the end of their tour supporting 'Songs of Innocence.'


All streams matter: Apple Music streams not counted towards Billboard in its first month

In November 2104, Billboard changed the way it tabulated album sales to include music streams from services like Spotify and Pandora. But in its first, wildly successful month, none of Apple Music's streams counted, potentially impacting artists.


Macy Gray also sings to her vibrator

Macy Gray's latest love song, B.O.B., is dedicated to none other than her vibrator. The hilarious ode is unabashed and catchy as it celebrates the merits of her "Battery-Operated Better."


FM radio in your phone is about to make a comeback, if AT&T gets its way

Starting next year, AT&T will begin encouraging smartphone makers to include support for FM radio in their top-end smartphones. The new policy stems from an agreement with NextRadio, a company that produces branded radio apps.


Watch Sonya Belousova play Mario Bros. themes on a Nintendo piano

In a rather gimmicky but nonetheless impressive showing of skill, Belousova plays a series of video game theme songs on a Nintendo "player piano" that is certainly far more accessible than "traditional" classical music.