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Radiohead releases 18 hours of material to torpedo hacker’s ransom demand

A hacker who stole 18 hours' worth of unreleased Radiohead recordings was reportedly demanding $150,000 in exchange for its return. But instead of paying up, frontman Thom York and the other band members had a better idea.
Home Theater

Get the most boom for your buck with the best headphones under $100

Everybody wants a bargain, and this list has a bunch. For those looking for a solid set of headphones without spending a big stack of cash, this list is your ultimate guide. Check out our picks for the best headphones under $100.
Music

The best new music this week: GoldLink, Bill Callahan, Bruce Springsteen, and more

Looking for the best new music? Each week, we find the most compelling new releases just for you. This week: Brand-new albums to stream from Goldlink, Bill Callahan, Bruce Springsteen, Calexico with Iron & Wine, and more.
Music

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which service is the streaming king?

Apple Music is giving Spotify a run for its money, but which service is best for you? In our Apple Music vs. Spotify showdown, we compare and contrast all we know about the two streaming music services.
Music

The best free music download sites that are totally legal

Finding music that is both free and legal to download can be difficult. We've hand-picked a selection of the best free music download sites for you to legally download your next favorite album.
Home Theater

The best Apple AirPod accessories can extend your high-end earbuds' life span

It might seem a bit strange to buy an accessory for an accessory, but sometimes you need a little something extra, like a case, cover, or transmitter, to get the most out of your Apple AirPods.
Home Theater

Cambridge Audio’s earbuds have nearly twice AirPods’ juice for $40 less

Cambridge Audio announced its first pair of true wireless headphones. Called the Melomania 1, the tiny in-ears feature nine hours of battery life, and up to 45 hours with the included charging case.
Home Theater

Apple gives Beats Solo3 a fresh paint job, but no new features

If you were hoping that Apple would refresh its aging Beats Solo3 headphones with the H1 chip from the AirPods and PowerBeats Pro, prepare to be disappointed. Instead of new features, the on-ear cans got four new colors.
Home Theater

Shazam on Android no longer needs to hear songs to identify them

A new feature lets Android users give Shazam the ability to listen in on other apps, no microphone required. Called Pop-up Shazam, it can identify tracks even if you've got headphones plugged in. For now, it's an Android exclusive.
Music

How to cancel Pandora Premium on iTunes, Google Play, Roku, and more

Figuring out how to cancel Pandora Premium can be confusing, because how you cancel it all depends on how you signed up in the first place. Once you remember where you got it, canceling your account is easy.
Home Theater

With U.S. launch of Stations app, Spotify aims to beat Apple to Pandora’s crown

Spotify is the biggest music streaming service globally, but not in the U.S. Enter the stand-alone Stations app: With a stripped-down interface and quick access to music, it might attract plenty of new users.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Spotify launches stations in U.S., Amazon’s train kiosks

On this episode of DT Live, we discuss Spotify’s plans to launch its Stations app in the U.S., Amazon’s U.K. train station kiosks, IKEA’s gaming-accessibility products, balloon satellites, Xbox body wash, and more.
Music

Walmart drops price on this LG wireless portable Bluetooth speaker

Connect to a high-quality portable Bluetooth stereo speaker to elevate your listening engagement and enjoyment. Walmart dropped the price of the LG Music Flow 20-watt portable Bluetooth speaker in time for Father's Day gift shopping.
Computing

iTunes is dead. Here are the best alternatives to meet your media manager needs

Apple has announced that the next version of MacOS will no longer feature iTunes. If Apple's trio of replacement apps aren't for you, our list of the best iTunes alternatives can help you find the best media management option.
Home Theater

Rock out, dance, or just nod along with the best Bluetooth speakers

The market is saturated with wireless audio solutions fit for any and all circumstances. Check out our picks for the best Bluetooth speakers available, whether you'll be listening in the kitchen or on a mountaintop.
Apple

Your Apple iTunes listening data is only worth about 8 cents, lawsuit claims

Interested in finding out vast amounts of information about what people have been listening to? A recent lawsuit alleges that Apple sold iTunes listener data to third parties, who in turn sell it for only eight cents per person.
Home Theater

The sounds of silence: Jabra Elite 85H vs. the Bose QC35 II vs. Sony’s WH-1000XM3

Looking for the best pair of noise-canceling headphones that money can buy? Here we pit three of the top models from Jabra, Bose, and Sony against one another, pointing out the most desirable features of all three.
Movies & TV

Get schwifty and snag this Rick and Morty-themed pocket synth before it’s gone

Pocket synthesizer manufacture Teenage Engineering announced a special new collaboration with Rick and Morty that allows you to play with custom-made samples from the popular animated series.