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Sick of sleepless nights? Bose wants to help with noise-masking earbuds

Sick of sleepless nights? Bose wants to help with noise-masking earbuds

Bose has now presented a solution to the noise problem in the form of its "noise-masking sleepbuds." After first introducing these guys via an Indiegogo campaign late last year, these Sleepbuds are now widely available for everyone. You can buy them for $249 in the United States, and they're coming soon elsewhere.
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Meet the Italian composer who conducts the world’s biggest all-robot orchestra

Meet the Italian composer who conducts the world’s biggest all-robot orchestra

For his next album, Italian electronic music producer Leonardo Barbadoro is skipping synthesizers for robots capable of playing real instruments, ranging from piano to percussion. Here's why he's decided to shake up electronic music production in favor of a new approach.
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The best guitar tuner apps

The best guitar tuner apps

For guitarists, keeping your instrument in tune is paramount. There's nothing rock and roll about hitting a flat note when you didn't intend to. As long as you have a smartphone, though, you can always stay in tune, thanks to guitar tuner apps. We've rounded up some of the best.
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Who needs a studio or label? LANY hit it big singing into a blanket

Who needs a studio or label? LANY hit it big singing into a blanket

Indie-pop trio LANY went from unknown musicians Billboard charters shortly after anonymously uploading their music to Soundcloud in 2014. Now, the band has their sights set on becoming arena-rock legends and doing it without depending on streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music.
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What’s going on? Dr. Dre is working on a Marvin Gaye movie, that’s what

What’s going on? Dr. Dre is working on a Marvin Gaye movie, that’s what

One of hip-hop's biggest icons is making a movie about one of R&B's biggest legends. Dr. Dre is working on a film about the late Marvin Gaye -- a project that has been eyed by many but never approved by the Gaye estate. If it's anything like Straight Outta Compton, it'll be a hit.
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Death Cab for Cutie’s new single ‘Gold Rush’ takes on the rise of Amazon

Death Cab for Cutie’s new single ‘Gold Rush’ takes on the rise of Amazon

The Seattle band Death Cab for Cutie has a new album on the way in August, and the first single Gold Rush ponders some of the downsides of luring a tech giant like Amazon to the city and the neighborhoods you've grown to love.
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Two Feet recorded a song, put it on Soundcloud, and woke up famous

Two Feet recorded a song, put it on Soundcloud, and woke up famous

Two Feet is an alternative rock artist who hit it big when his breakthrough song scored 4 million streams on Soundcloud in a matter of hours. The 25 year old discusses how it felt to have his life change in a day, why musicians don't need to go music school, and Spotify's monopoly.
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Amazon’s having a hush-hush sale on select Bose audio products

Amazon’s having a hush-hush sale on select Bose audio products

Amazon has discounted select Bose audio products. The discounts vary, but short-term deals are available for Bose wireless headphones and in-ear headphones, Bluetooth speakers, home theater systems, and TV sound systems. Quantities may be limited. Be sure to check connector compatibility with your devices.
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Founder of Red Bull Radio talks streaming service morality and the future of radio

Founder of Red Bull Radio talks streaming service morality and the future of radio

Many Ameri, founder of 24/7 online radio station, Red Bull Radio, speaks on Red Bull's stance on Apple Music and Spotify's removal of artists from playlists, why long-form content still matters in an age of short attention spans, and how the future of radio is podcasts.
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The Firefly wireless earbuds give you 2 hours of music for 10 minutes of charge

The Firefly wireless earbuds give you 2 hours of music for 10 minutes of charge

Meet Firefly, a pair of earbuds that promise premium Graphene sound, an ambient sound feature that actually allows some outside noise to come in to help you remain aware of your surroundings, 16 hours of playtime, and most importantly, fast charging capabilities. They're now seeking funding on Kickstarter.
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Apple Music updates make it a whole lot easier for you to find album release dates

Apple Music updates make it a whole lot easier for you to find album release dates

Apple Music is rolling out a few updates that ought to improve the user experience. There's a new "Coming Soon" section, which will allow you to see upcoming albums that are slated to be released in the coming weeks. The new feature is available on both the iOS and macOS version of Apple Music.
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Onkyo receivers make themselves at home with new ‘Works with Sonos’ integration

Onkyo receivers make themselves at home with new ‘Works with Sonos’ integration

If you’ve got a newer Onkyo, Integra, or Pioneer Elite A/V receiver, it’s about to get even smarter, as a new firmware update issued by Onkyo brings “Works with Sonos” certification to the receivers, meaning they’ll be able to work with the company’s popular wireless multiroom audio systems.
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V-Moda upgrades its Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones with improved audio quality

V-Moda upgrades its Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones with improved audio quality

V-Moda’s Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones offered up great-sounding audio, but an unfortunate lack of AptX in some models meant you still needed a wired connection for the best sound. The Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition fixes that while also bringing a few other upgrades.
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Live updates: How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote

Live updates: How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote

It’s WWDC, our favorite time of year when Apple shows off all of its new software. This year there are lots of exciting updates from iOS 12 to a very sleek MacOS 10.14. Here's how to watch the keynote, and we'll be updating this post live throughout the show to include major announcements.
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LG has a solution for smelly concertgoers at the Bonnaroo festival

LG has a solution for smelly concertgoers at the Bonnaroo festival

If you're attending the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, you might be surprised to see LG Electronics at the big event. The home appliance and electronics company is holding the "LaundRoo Lounge and Vintage Clothing Swap, Powered by LG."
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Spotify admits fault, will work with civil rights groups on Hate Content policy

Spotify admits fault, will work with civil rights groups on Hate Content policy

Weeks ago, Spotify removed several artists from promoted playlists under the new Hate Content policy. Now, following backlash from Kendrick Lamar and others, CEO Daniel Ek admitted fault and said the company is currently working on a new policy with civil rights activists.
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Is laser-cut ‘HD Vinyl’ the Holy Grail for audiophiles, or just a gimmick?

Is laser-cut ‘HD Vinyl’ the Holy Grail for audiophiles, or just a gimmick?

Austrian music distributor Guenter Loibl wants to revolutionize the way vinyl records are made, using a precise industrial laser in the pressing process with an aim to offer increased fidelity and play time. We asked the experts: Can HD Vinyl deliver on such lofty promises, or do records already sound as good as they ever will?
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Streaming music is clearly the future. Here’s why that sucks

Streaming music is clearly the future. Here’s why that sucks

Spotify and streaming services like Apple Music are taking over. But are we losing something valuable as we shift to on-demand music? Here’s why streaming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
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Ditch the milk crates. Store your vinyl properly in this elegant DIY stand

Ditch the milk crates. Store your vinyl properly in this elegant DIY stand

Want a better way to store your vinyl collection than resorting to milk crates and repurposed bookshelves? Build yourself one of these awesome record stands! Not only does this design look great, but it doesn't require glue, screws, or even many tools.
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From Aaliyah to Garth Brooks, here is the music you can’t find on Spotify

From Aaliyah to Garth Brooks, here is the music you can’t find on Spotify

Spotify boasts a library of more than 30 million songs, meaning finding something to listen to is never tough. There are some artists, however, who continue to shun the popular streaming service for one reason or another. From Queen Bey to Dr. Dre, here are the biggest Spotify holdouts.
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Pioneer’s newest in-dash receivers take CarPlay or Android Auto fully wireless

Pioneer’s newest in-dash receivers take CarPlay or Android Auto fully wireless

With even using your phone at all while in the driver’s seat being illegal in some states, options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are becoming increasingly popular. Pioneer’s new NEX in-dash receivers make things even easier by letting you connect without even taking your phone out of your pocket.
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Pop some brews and blast some tunes with Scosche’s new BoomBottle MM speaker

Pop some brews and blast some tunes with Scosche’s new BoomBottle MM speaker

Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Scosche’s new BoomBottle MM is a twist on the standard Bluetooth speaker format that combines a rugged, waterproof build with handy features you never knew you needed in a speaker.
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Looking for a drummer that won’t argue with you? Spider-like robot fits the bill

Looking for a drummer that won’t argue with you? Spider-like robot fits the bill

This oddball robotic creation is designed to play the cajón, the box-shaped drum that hails from Peru. Play, sing, or rap and Cabot will accompany you in the background by tapping out a handy rhythm to augment your jam session. Here's how you can get your hands on one.
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Ossic X 3D headphones won’t ship, as company shuts its doors

Ossic X 3D headphones won’t ship, as company shuts its doors

The Ossic X were touted as the world’s first 3D headphones, and its crowdfunding campaigns raised more than $5 million. Unfortunately, this proved to be entirely insufficient, as Ossic has now shuttered, and will be unable to deliver tens of thousands of headphones it promised to early backers.
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Did Tidal really fake Kanye and Beyoncé’s streaming numbers?

Did Tidal really fake Kanye and Beyoncé’s streaming numbers?

A Norwegian language newspaper claims that it has data that shows that popular high-fidelity streaming service Tidal manipulated listening data for two of its biggest artists, generating bigger streaming payouts for the artists. The evidence posed, if true, is compelling, but Tidal is vehemently fighting the claims.
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The Backstreet Boys are back, and their new single is … a banger?

The Backstreet Boys are back, and their new single is … a banger?

All-male pop quintet The Backstreet Boys have returned with their first new single in five years after a three-day social media countdown, and we've got to admit -- from coordinated dance moves and matching outfits to solo vocal runs -- the aging boy band has still got it.
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Sennheiser’s CX Sport in-ears are tough enough to keep up with your daily run

Sennheiser’s CX Sport in-ears are tough enough to keep up with your daily run

Sennheiser’s CX series of headphones have always been for people on the go, and the new CX Sport in-ear Bluetooth headphones combine a tough build, lightweight construction, and customizable fit to make sure they can keep up with your fitness regime, no matter how intense it might get.
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Revamped YouTube Music is Google’s latest effort to take on Spotify

Revamped YouTube Music is Google’s latest effort to take on Spotify

With so many people hitting YouTube for their music fix, parent Google has always felt well placed to attract people to a subscription-based music service. But up to now the company has failed to nail it. Now it hopes that with the launch of a revamped YouTube Music service on Tuesday, it's a step closer to its goal.
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AirFly connects wireless headphones to wired-only devices

AirFly connects wireless headphones to wired-only devices

There are plenty of gadgets out there that will help you use your wired headphones with a Bluetooth device, but what about the other way around? The AirFly does exactly that, letting you use your wireless headphones with any device that has a headphone jack, even your old Walkman.
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Apple Music hits 50 million users, doubles down on original content

Apple Music hits 50 million users, doubles down on original content

Apple Music is growing, and growing fast. In a recent appearance on Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the service's latest subscriber numbers. In total, Apple Music now boasts 50 million users, a figure that includes both paid members and trials. In April, Apple said it had 40 million paid subscribers. 
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Master and Dynamic’s MW50+ are a flexible take on already-great headphones

Master and Dynamic’s MW50+ are a flexible take on already-great headphones

Master and Dynamic released its MW50 wireless headphones in 2016, and when we got our hands on them we found they both looked and sounded great. Now the company has released a follow-up in the MW50+, which keep the look and sound but offer a more flexible experience than the original.
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Apple Music: How to cancel your subscription

Apple Music: How to cancel your subscription

For folks who own an Apple product, an Apple Music subscription is the best of both worlds, allowing you to listen to music alongside those songs you've already purchased and downloaded. But sometimes it makes more sense to cut ties with the service. Here's how to cancel your Apple Music subscription.
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Plex for Sonos unlocks your music library’s full potential

Plex for Sonos unlocks your music library’s full potential

While you probably think of Plex as a video-centric service, it can also be used to manage and stream music. For Sonos users, it opens up the doors to audio files that could previously not be played. Once the service is set up, you’ll be able to browse your collection by artist or album.
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Who’s next? As it snubs R. Kelly, Spotify opens a moral can of worms

Who’s next? As it snubs R. Kelly, Spotify opens a moral can of worms

Spotify recently introduced a new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct Policy, removing R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from its curated and algorithmic playlists. Apple Music and Pandora are also pulling material promoting Kelly. Is it justified? And how does this decision impact the streaming industry at large?