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How to Get All Your Local Media Files Streaming to a Chromebook

While you can replace a lot of desktop apps with online equivalents when using a Chromebook—and even run Linux apps—you can’t exactly transfer your local media library wholesale from Windows or macOS to your thin and light laptop. Here are some of the smartest ways to take your media library anywhere. Read More >>

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Spotify’s Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features

One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone. However, due to the absence of an official Apple Watch app, adjusting music in Spotify using Apple’s smartwatch always felt kind of clunky. Now that’s changing. Spotify is finally gracing Apple Watch owners with bespoke software after months of rumours and speculation. Read More >>

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Bright Eyes Axed From BBC’s Watership Down Reboot

Art Garfunkel's legendary solo tune Bright Eyes has been sensationally booted out of the BBC's baffling and uncalled for CG reboot of Watership Down, with the sad rabbits to get a theme tune recorded by some young buck who goes by the name of Sam Smith instead. Read More >>

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Get in the Halloween Spirit With The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme Played on Spooky Decorations

It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with your favourite festive films as the holidays arrive, staring with Halloween. What’s your favourite spooky flick? A classic horror movie, or something lighter? Leslie Wai clearly has an infinity for the latter, as he’s created a wonderful tribute to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas by performing “This is Halloween” using nothing but sounds recorded from spooky decorations. Read More >>

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‘My Harp Will Go On’ – Plucky Busker Refuses to Stop Playing Titanic

A busker at South Kensington tube station is refusing to cave to pressure after a public consultation criticised him for playing the theme from 'Titanic' over and over again. Read More >>

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Thom Yorke’s New Ode to the Antarctic Will Give You Chills

If Antarctica had a theme song, I imagine it’d be a lyricless, transcendent tune. It’d be both irresistible and eerie. I imagine it’d sound a lot like this: Read More >>

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Led Zeppelin Climbing the Stairway to Appeals Court

The long-running case between Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and the estate of fellow 60s rocker Randy Wolfe is about to be kicked back into life again, despite appearing to end a couple of years ago. Read More >>

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Led Zeppelin May be Launching a Streaming Service for Some Reason

Healthy competition is always a good thing, especially in the world of streaming where it can be far too easy for one or two companies to come out dominating the market for one reason or another. What isn't so sensible is launching a streaming service for the sake of it, which seems to be happening to Led Zeppelin. If trademark filings are to be believed the band will be launching one some time before the end of the year. All I have to ask is why? Read More >>

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Spotify Prepares to Let Anyone Upload Their DIY Acid Bangers

Spotify is making plans to fill one of the more gaping holes in its streaming offering, with a trial about to see it allow so-called indie musicians and their run-by-a-mate record labels self-publish on the platform. Hence anyone may soon be able to become a GarageBand streaming celebrity. Read More >>

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If You Hate Your Eyes, You Can Now Watch Video Recorded on a Vinyl Record

There’s a case to be made that audio on an analogue medium like a vinyl record can sound better, at least in some aspects, than a digital music file. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about video. Alas, a company called Supersense now sells the hardware you need to enjoy an analogue video experience again—but do you really want to? Read More >>

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The Sound Engineer Behind Star Trek: The Motion Picture And Tron Has Passed Away

Frank Serafine, a respected sound engineer and composer with a wide-ranging career in film, has died at age 65. Read More >>

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Paul Oakenfold DJs to His Mates at Stonehenge

Living 1990s DJ relic Paul Oakenfold was granted permission to play a set right next to the hallowed ancient circle of Stonehenge, his orange coat illuminated by the sunset as he bashed out a few tunes for the benefit of 50 invited guests. Read More >>

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Ed Sheeran Lands Part in New Danny Boyle Film

Ed Sheeran is about to make a proper move into ack-ting after his one-off cameo in Game of Thrones, with the popular* singer taking on a larger role in a future production by short-lived Bond director and honorary 2012 Olympian Danny Boyle. Read More >>

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These Newly Released Demos Offer An Early Glimpse into the Sounds of Twin Peaks 

The most important building block of Twin Peaks might be its opening theme. Eerie and wistful, it captures all the contradictory impulses of the show in just a few notes. Read More >>

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Spotify, Fix Your Crooked Logo—It’s Driving Me Nuts

The Spotify logo is tilted. It took me entirely too long to know this for sure. Read More >>