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ii Earphones Snap Strap Keep Earphones From Falling Out
In this day and age, a quality pair of earphones (or earbuds, headphones, whatever you want to call them) are essential to get through the day. If you use public transportation to get to work, then there’s a fair chance that you listen to music during your commutes. If... Read more
The Pill To Make You Pitch Perfect
Ear splitting renditions of popular songs on karaoke could be a thing of the past if the drug developed by Professor Takao Hensch gives us the ability to learn perfect pitch as he says it does. Professor Hensch works in molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University. He believed... Read more
Metallica Goes Under The Dome In Antarctica
Perhaps taking their cue from Stephen King himself, Metallica recently went under the dome; don’t worry, they’re not stuck inside the dome without any connection to the outside world, they just decided to perform a special concert in a dome. Oh yeah, if this isn’t news worthy enough for... Read more
Meet The New Nokia Music Service: Nokia Mix Radio
Music makes the world go round, and if you don’t believe that, just take a look at the countless music apps out there. Every brand has to have their own, and no wonder: people keep using them and spending money on them! I don’t know about you, but I... Read more
Meet The Z-Machines: The First All Robot Band
Now this is just awesome – if we had any doubts that the future was here, those doubts can now be laid to rest. Allow me to introduce you to the Z-Machines. Forget Metallica, the Z-Machines are a heavy metal band in every sense of the word – the... Read more
Bluetooth Speaker P.A.C.O Makes Use Of Gesture Controls
Created by the Italy-based design studio Digital Habit(s), P.A.C.O is a minimalist Bluetooth speaker that boasts for gestural controls. The components of the loudspeaker is fabricated in concrete and a special type of wooden material called the Fir Harmonic Board. These materials directly influence the excellence of the sound... Read more
Acoustic Levitation: Surfing Objects on Sound Waves
Scientists have been looking for effective ways to levitate objects for decades. Several methods exist nowadays, such as magnetism and light, electrostatic fields or sound waves, but they all have their own drawbacks. Acoustic levitation has generally been the preferred method, as unlike its counterparts, it can float larger... Read more
Google All Access Launched: Unlimited Music Streaming
The online radio streaming service niche does not leave much room for newcomers, but if the newcomer has big a name as Google, then the picture suddenly changes. Google has been known to enter markets that are already crowded, and with its propensity for innovation, it has also been... Read more
SoundCloud Simplifies Subscription Model
The World’s leading social sound platform, SoundCloud, has announced some changes to its membership plans this week. The music sharing site, previously offered Lite, Solo, Pro and Plus plans, but is now dropping its user accounts down to just 3; free, Pro, and Pro Unlimited. Paying customers will not... Read more
iTunes Crosses 25 Billion Songs Sold
After nearly a decade in existence, iTunes has crossed 25 billion songs sold. Launched by Apple just after the turn of the millennium, the music store has gained tremendous popularity over the years. As people warmed up to the idea of digital music, they started using iTunes to get... Read more
Free Audio Converter for Better Sound
DVDVideoSoft recently released a new version of Free Audio Converter for Windows platforms. This is a simple application that allows users to convert from one audio format to another one. This includes all of the popular formats, including MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, and others. You can now even get... Read more
Listen from Linux: A Good Audio Manager for Desktops
If you prefer your apps to be less cluttered and more organized, you will appreciate the Listen audio manager from Linux.  It includes some nice features that will make your listening more enjoyable.   Many people just go with the default apps on their computers, but the Listen audio... Read more
Spotify Premium Hits 5 Million Users Worldwide
Spotify’s streaming music service has become an instant hit in every single country where it has launched, now just over one year since arriving in the United States the company has proven its proof of concept. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced during a Thursday press event in New York... Read more
Will Apple Challenge Pandora?
Rumors say that Apple is designing a service to compete with Pandora.  The goal is to control the music people listen to in the car and make new releases available that much sooner.  Considering the huge success of iTunes, it stands to reason that Apple would branch out into... Read more