Amazon’s New Karaoke Platform ‘Twitch Sings’ Could Cut into ByteDance’s TikTok Market Dominance

While ByteDance executives battle it out with major labels, Amazon’s Twitch may very well steal away TikTok’s core audience. According to a report published earlier this week, Chinese conglomerate ByteDance – parent company of TikTok – remains in stall… Continue Reading

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Looks Like Microsoft Is Releasing an AirPods Competitor — ‘Surface Buds’

Noted Microsoft leaker Paul Thurrott believes that the company is working on a competitor to Apple’s AirPods. But is there room in the market for more competition? According to Paul Thurrott, the rumored Surface earbuds will feature Cortana integration… Continue Reading

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Music Creation Startup Splice Brings in $105 Million in Funding to Date

Can Splice overcome piracy to remain a successful music creation startup? Several weeks ago, Splice announced a new fundraising milestone. The music creation startup raised an impressive $57.5 million in a Series C funding round.  Existing investors Un… Continue Reading

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Amazon Unleashes Its Echo Link Amp for Hi-Fi Streaming Audio — Here’s a First Look

The Amazon Echo Link Amp is finally available for sale after it was announced in September last year. The $299 device brings internet-connected streaming to traditional speakers. The device features a 2-channel amplifier with up to 60W per channel.  Th… Continue Reading

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Apple Is Preparing to Break Up iTunes Into Music, Podcast, Video Apps, Report Claims

Will we soon see the end of Apple’s game-changing iTunes? According to a new report, Apple has prepared to break up iTunes.  On desktops, at least. Likely examining the iTunes desktop’s code, software developer Steve Troughton-Smith claims that he’s fo… Continue Reading

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Apple Unveils Brand-New Airpods: Wireless Charging, Siri Support, Longer Battery Life

Apple announced its second-generation AirPods earlier today with several new improvements over the first generation. The new earbuds will come with a wireless charging case, a new H1 chip for better battery life, and support triggering Siri by voice. T… Continue Reading

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Rumors Suggest a Brand-New iPod Touch Is on the Way — First Update Since 2015

  A few product refreshes from Apple are slated this week, including a new version of the AirPods. But to go along with that, the Cupertino company might just refresh the iPod Touch. MacRumors is suggesting that the seventh-generation iPod Touch may ap… Continue Reading

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Spotify Expands Strategic Partnership With Samsung, Bundling the App on Millions of New Mobile Devices

Spotify has expanded its partnership with Samsung, even bundling 6 months of Premium on select Galaxy devices. Last summer, Samsung officially unveiled a long-term partnership with Spotify. The new deal would allow the streaming music giant to serve as… Continue Reading

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Should You Spend $300 on Earplugs? A Review of the Etymotic Music Pro Electronic Earplugs

Premium Electronic Earplugs, The Etymotic Music Pro Ever wonder if it’s worth it to spend $300 smackeroonies on hearing protection for the loud things you may attend? Well, I had the opportunity to try out a pair of super-premium earplugs, so “look no … Continue Reading

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