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It's Official—Apple Music's Getting Hifi Streaming

Rumors had it that Apple would soon launch hifi audio streaming for Apple Music—and they were true. Today, Apple announced it’s bringing both spatial audio with Dolby Atmos and lossless audio to its music streaming service in June. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Ipad, Spotify, Science, Technology, Software, Itunes, Computing, Tidal, Surround Sound, Deezer, Digital Audio, Amazon Music, Qobuz, Dolby Atmos


Clubhouse Announces That Its App Will Be Available on Android Worldwide by Friday

Faced with plummeting app downloads on iOS in recent months, Clubhouse has one thing to say: Hello, Android. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Linkedin, Tesla, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Software


Now There's a Deepfake Audio Platform Where Celebrities Can License AI-Generated Voice Clips

Whenever deepfakes make the news, it’s almost always for the latest terrifying way bad actors have figured out how to spawn hoaxes or cyberbully people using the AI-powered technology. However, the media industry has found some more practical (and less sinister) applications, such as using face swaps to craft more…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, David Bowie, Diana, Friday, Deep Learning, Special Effects, Identity Theft, Walter Cronkite, Computer Graphics, Voice Over, Ryan Steelberg, Veritone, Deepfake


The Extremely Korean Reason Why Samsung Might Ditch Tizen for Wear OS

When I first heard the rumors that Samsung might ditch its proprietary Tizen OS for wearables in favor of Google’s Wear OS, I was flummoxed. Tizen is snappy and free of the many problems plaguing Google’s wearables softeware. In fact, I’d say Tizen has played a large role in making Samsung’s smartwatches the best…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Science, Smartwatch, Samsung, Smartphones, Computing, Tizen, Kakaotalk, Operating Systems, Communication Software, Computer Architecture, Instant Messaging Clients, Tizen OS, Wear OS


Gates McFadden on Podcasting With Star Trek Friends and the Franchise's Enduring Legacy

Gates McFadden’s career goes well beyond the ins and outs of the Enterprise sickbay. While she might be best known to sci-fi fans as Star Trek: The Next Generation’s iconic Dr. Beverly Crusher, McFadden’s taught, acted on stage and screen, worked on Jim Henson hits like Labyrinth, and more. Now, she’s picking up a new…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Science, Films, Disney, Joe Biden, Star Trek, Stronger, Zac Efron, James Whitbrook, Kirk, Denise, Jim Henson, Jennifer Connelly, McFadden, Picard


Good Night, Meat Prince

Bryan Menegus is one of the most frustrating editors I’ve ever worked with, which is to say he had annoying feedback like ‘Do you have a source on this?’, ‘This paragraph is complete gibberish’, ‘Did you forget to end this sentence?’, or ‘This is just totally factually wrong’. He also changed the structure of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Blogs, Blogging, Ferrari, Michael Caine, The Onion, Smash, Tumblr, Bob, Gizmodo, Gawker, Gawker Media, Hamilton Nolan


Merry and Pippin Are Going Podcasting

These days everyone has a podcast, so why not a couple of hobbits talking about life in Middle-earth? That’s exactly what’s happening with The Friendship Onion, which will feature actors Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd talking all things pop culture—and in particular, the franchise that brought them together, The Lord…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Films, Hobbit, Oscar, Literature, Elijah Wood, Lord Of The Rings, Middle Earth, Billy Boyd, Tripod, The Lord Of The Rings, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin, Human Interest, Creative Works


Musicians Ask Spotify to Promise It'll Never Use Its Creepy Speech-Recognition Patent

Earlier this year, Spotify was granted a patent for speech-recognition tech that could potentially recommend music based on your “emotional state, gender, age, or accent.” Now, a coalition of more than 180 artists and human rights organizations has written Spotify a letter asking the company to publicly commit to…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Software, Monetization, Daniel Ek, Talib Kweli, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello, Kimya Dawson, Horatio Gutierrez, Isedua Oribhabor


Clubhouse Is Losing Steam

Clubhouse—the company that was making headlines just a few months back for drawing major celebrities (and Elon Musk)—seems to have reached a tipping point. In April, the app reached a grand total of 922,000 downloads, new research found, a sharp downturn after bringing in millions of new users just a month earlier. Read more...
Tags: Android, Twitter, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Clubhouse Software, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


Of Course Spotify Is Trying to Undercut Apple on Podcasts

Spotify has officially announced its rumored paid subscription platform for podcast creators, and the company appears to be asking for a much smaller cut of profits than Apple from creators who use its service.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science


The Stowaway Soundtrack Sets a Deceptively Gorgeous Mood for Deep-Space Danger

Tomorrow, Netflix will release Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Toni Collette, and Shamier Anderson. The sci-fi tale features a Mars mission that’s unexpectedly thrust into peril when the crew discovers... well, read the title. Today, io9 is debuting an atmospheric track from the soundtrack by Volker…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Films, Actors, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, Oscar, Musicians, Daniel Dae Kim, Volker, Toni Collette, Hauschka, Penna, Stowaway, Shamier Anderson, Volker Bertelmann


Apple Music Says It Pays Artists an Average of a Penny Per Stream, Which Is Somehow Good

We now have a clearer picture of how Apple Music compares to Spotify in terms of royalties.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science


Bang & Olufsen's Book-Shaped Bookshelf Speaker Will Disappear Into a Shelf Full of Books

It’s hard to believe that anyone spending $900+ on a 10-inch tall, ultra-slim wireless speaker is not going to want everyone visiting their home to see their $900+ speaker, but that didn’t deter Bang & Olufsen from designing its new Beosound Emerge to look like a handsome tome that can disappear into a shelf full of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Science, Ikea, Sonos, Tweeter, Benjamin Hubert, Woofer, Olufsen, Bang Olufsen, Loudspeakers, Bookshelf Speaker, Acoustic Research, Audio Electronics, Technology Internet, Mid Range Speaker


Spotify's Voice-Controlled 'Car Thing' Launches as a Limited Release

Spotify’s touchscreen and voice-activated car gadget is finally here as a limited release to some eligible users in the U.S.—but good luck getting one.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science


The 10 Best Deals of April 13, 2021

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Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Science, Steve Jobs, Macintosh, Computers, Headphones, Macbook, Computing, Linens, Bathing, Apple Inc, M1, iPhone accessories




THX's First Consumer Gadget Is a Tiny Headphone Amp That Will Have You Embracing Wires Again

THX is a brand synonymous with sound, best known for its eardrum-tickling deep note trailer played before movies in theaters. For years, THX has partnered with hardware makers, lending its expertise in sound to improve the audio capabilities of everything from smartphones to laptops, and now the company is finally…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Spotify, Science, Technology, Disney, Tesla, Netflix, Headphones, Sony, Philips, Lucasfilm, Consumer Electronics, Onyx, THX, Audio Engineering


Spotify's Voice-Controlled 'Car Thing' Device Surfaces Once Again

Spotify’s long-rumored Car Thing device has emerged once again—this time in some iOS code.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science


It's Looking Like Samsung's Return to Wear OS Is Inevitable

Rumors that Samsung might be ditching its proprietary smartwatch operating system for Google’s neglected Wear OS platform aren’t new. However, it’s looking increasingly likely that Tizen OS is not long for this world.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Science, Technology, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Tizen, Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, Wearable Devices, Samsung Galaxy, Computer Architecture


Big Tech Takes First Steps to Bring Workers Back to the Office

Although the covid-19 pandemic is still raging worldwide, big tech companies appear to be heartened by the recent developments over the last few months and are taking the first steps to bring their workers back to the office.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Spotify, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Labor, Software, Tim Cook, Computing, Redmond, Kurt DelBene, Chloe Meyere, Location Based Software


Sony's New 360 Reality Audio Speaker Sounds So Damn Good, but It'll Cost You

Sometimes, a Bluetooth-enabled speaker is really all you need. But the nice part about having a speaker with wifi capabilities, too, is being able to simply tell your smart assistant what to play without having to fiddle too much with the speaker itself. It helps when that speaker also delivers exquisite audio the way…Read more...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Sony, Science and Technology, Alexa, Audio Engineering, Loudspeakers, Ultimate Ears, Music Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Ra5000 360, Ra5000 360 Reality Audio Speaker


Spotify's New Home Screen Features Bring Order to the Chaos

Spotify is rolling out a new home screen design that should make finding what you’re looking for from the home hub a little easier.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science


17 Google Assistant Tricks You Might Not Know About

Google Assistant has been around since 2016, so you’ve undoubtedly picked up on a lot of the tricks that Google’s voice-activated helper is capable of, from setting alarms and timers to performing calculations and looking up definitions. But the number of skills at the Google Assistant’s disposal is growing all the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Spotify, Science, Technology, Etsy, Chromecast, Chrome Os, Computing, Operating Systems, Venmo, Pixel, Alphabet Inc, Google Assistant, Wear OS, Technology Internet


Amazon's Motion-Tracking Smart Display Is Kinda Creepy, but Damn Is It Useful

Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 will track you as you move across its line of sight, which feels strange at first. That’s just one of the device’s many unique features, and its other abilities make it a handy sous-chef while you’re preparing meals. But its limited app support is a disappointing shortcoming of an otherwise…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Ipad, Echo, Spotify, Science, Siri, Software, Netflix, Pandora, Computing, Operating Systems, Alexa, Mobile App, Virtual Assistant, Fire OS


YouTube's TikTok Clone Has Arrived

After a slew of TikTok competitors cropped up across the U.S. this past summer, it looks like we’re getting yet another name added to that list. Enter YouTube Shorts, which the company rolled out in beta on Thursday for its American audience after testing the program over the past few months in India. Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, Software, Computing, Sony, Video Hosting, Warner Music Group, Mobile Applications, India Read, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Application Software


12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Spotify

Spotify has been streaming music since 2008, and it’s changed a lot in that time. New features are constantly added to its apps and the platform as a whole. Just in case there are still some tricks and tools that you haven’t yet spotted, these are some of our favorites—some recently added, and some that have been…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science


Maybe There's Hope for Wear OS Yet

There are a lot of reasons why Google’s Wear OS as a smartwatch platform is so frustrating. It lacks the advanced health features you see from other wearables makers, nearly all the available watches are still reliant on outdated chips, and historically, Google hasn’t been the best at delivering timely updates. Recent…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Spotify, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartwatches, Computing, Fitbit, Qualcomm, Garmin, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, Mobvoi, Personal Digital Assistants


Get Your Hand Out of the Pain Box and Put This New Dune Podcast in Your Ears

If you enjoy Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel Dune, are excited by Denis Villeneuve’s epic movie adaptation coming (knock on wood) later this year, or would just like to learn about Dune without spending weeks and weeks reading the book, good news!Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Films, Dune, Frank Herbert, Genres, Paul Atreides, Denis Villeneuve, Henry Zebrowski, Arrakis, Creative Works, English Language Films, Holden Mcneely, New Dune Podcast


Shed A Tear For Apple, For Nobody Wants To Help It Make A Car

Poor, poor Apple. The world’s richest company (it slides up and down, but it’s always hovering near the top) wanted only to find an automaker to be its dancing partner for its autonomous, electric car project. It probably envisioned the likes of Hyundai and Nissan would fall over themselves for the mere opportunity to…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Spotify, Science, Technology, Companies, Mobile Phones, Ferrari, Tim Cook, Nissan, Hyundai, Apple Store, Electric Car, Foxconn, Apple Inc, Iphone 7


Setting Spotify as a Default Music App in iOS 14.5 Isn't a Feature After All

What appeared to be one of the most exciting features of iOS 14.5 turns out to work a little differently than it originally seemed.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science



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