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5 Reasons SoundCloud With Major Label Music Could Be Amazing

Most of the music services available today have more or less the same music on offer, so they distinguish themselves with third-party apps, free versions, improved designs, mixtape-style playlists, and other attractive features. On-demand music services have the same music (more or less) because the same copyright holders decide which songs to put on subscription services, and they typically put certain songs on all of them, or none. Read More >>

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Best For Music: PS4 or Xbox One?

Let's get one thing out of the way: Nobody buys a gaming console for music. Yes, modern consoles increasingly run all kinds of non-game apps — especially the entertainment kind — as the manufacturers of just about every type of consumer electronics aim to be the primary interface between people and their favorites 1s and 0s. Read More >>

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For Music Fans, Google Chromecast Is No Apple AirPlay

About two and a half years after Evolver.fm started taking Google to task over its lack of a super-simple wireless music solution along the lines of Apple's AirPlay for zapping music to speakers around the house, Google unveiled on Wednesday what some are calling its answer to AirPlay: Chromecast. Read More >>

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Here Come the Leap Motion Music Apps

Leap Motion is ground breaking motion detection module which launches in the UK next Monday, allowing anyone to connect a little box to their Mac or Windows computer that can detect gestures more precisely than Microsoft Kinect, for a mere £70. Eventually, Leap Motion technology will be integrated into computers, so you won’t even need to buy a separate box in order to wave your hands in the air to select, control, create, and interact with music. Read More >>

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Four Cool Things You Can Do With Your Computer Now That It's Watching You

Microsoft’s Kinect proved that real people are actually interested in moving their bodies to motion-control stuff on a screen. Leap Motion, whose £50 motion detector is decoupled from a gaming console, could end up having a wider impact. It’s not just for gamers, and desktop and laptop manufacturers are reportedly looking at integrating Leap into their upcoming products. Read More >>

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This iOS Remixing App Lets You Pump Up the Ninja Jamms

The legendary electronica label Ninja Tune has done what many have contemplated, but no one has crushed: It launched an app, Ninja Jamm, that lets anyone remix music with (relative) ease, using a variety of high-quality releases from world-renowned DJs, producers, and other artists. Read More >>

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The Problem With Apps Is Smartphones

We love our music apps, and the smartphones that made it commonplace to carry around advanced, diverse music functionality, rather than relying on a "dumb" iPod or waiting until you get back to your computer to try the cool stuff. Read More >>

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Infinite Gangnam Style Will Melt Your Brain

Paul Lamere, who earlier wrought havoc on Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," has trained his song-hacking sights on (what else?) "Gangnam Style," the pop sensation from Korean popstar Psy that continues to sweep the globe and inspire awkward analogies. Read More >>

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Pluck Band Names from the Air with The Top Five Song ID Apps

You're innocently going about your day when it happens: You hear a song you've never heard before. It rules. You need to know what it is. Read More >>

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These Android Music Apps Could Keep You From Getting Run Over by a Car

Last week, we took a look at iOS apps that keep you aware of your surroundings as you listen to music through headphones, and found a fairly healthy selection to choose from on Apple's mobile platform. These apps either allow you to hear surrounding noises while listening to music through your phone's or headphone's microphone, or paused the music when a sudden noise was detected. Read More >>

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Brain Shift Radio Controls Mood with Music—Awesome or Creepy?

In Philip K. Dick's book Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep? (a.k.a. Blade Runner), the lead character Rick Deckard and his wife alter their mental states with devices called Mood Organs. Rising in the morning, Deckard dials in a "businesslike professional attitude," while his vengeful wife selects no fewer than six hours of "self-accusatory depression." Read More >>

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Can Stereomood, the Emotion-Based Playlister, Make Me Angry?

The details often vary, but most streaming radio apps function in the same general way - cue up an artist station, start giving feedback in the form of "likes" and "dislikes," and let the app respond by giving you music that fits the profile of what you've told it you're into. The technology behind the scenes varies from app to app, but that's the basic idea. Read More >>

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Inside the Project to Immortalise John Peel’s Record Collection

Before even cassettes became kitsch, we had the vinyl record. Our legendary Englishman, John Peel, had more vinyl than just about anyone else. And, as one of the most influential disc jockeys ever to grace the airwaves, he often had them before everyone else. Read More >>

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Apple Is Stealing Android People with AirPlay

For many Windows devotees, the first experience with an Apple product came in the form of the Windows iPod. For starters, Steve Jobs made sure that the Mac faithful were the first ones to use the iPod, iTunes, and even the iTunes Music Store -- in fact, he resisted making them available on Windows at all. Luckily for Apple, cooler heads prevailed, and iPod/iTunes became a little Apple oasis on Microsoft's operating system starting nearly ten years ago, in July 2002. Read More >>

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Drowned In Sound Says The Daily Mail Stole and Warped Paul McCartney Interview

Rumours burn like wildfire, traversing the planet in seconds, often becoming facts in the process. Some people level the blame for this at technology, blogs and electronic-based media. In truth, mainstream outlets are just as guilty as the blogs, and sometimes more effective. Read More >>

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When Johann Sebastian Bach Goes Open-Source He Goes All The Way

You have to hand it to good old J.S. Bach for the latest project taken up in his name: a successful campaign to open-source and app-ify one of his most beloved works, The Goldberg Variations. Read More >>

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