music
How to Play Apple Music from the Web

Apple isn’t known for its web apps, though you can now access a lot of its core apps (in basic form) through iCloud on the web. It doesn’t include Apple Music, but Apple does make APIs available for the service that other programmers can hook into – and that means there are now several third-party online players for Apple Music. Read More >>

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You Can Build These Analog Synthesisers Like Nintendo’s Cardboard Labo Toys

If you’ve never played around with Teenage Engineering’s tiny synthesisers—like its iPod-sized Pocket Operators or the impressively-capable OP-1—you’re missing out on some fun, accessible ways to get into music. And the company is now expanding its Pocket Operators line with a series of new build-it-yourself modular instruments featuring affordable price tags for those not churning out chart-topping hits every week. Read More >>

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You May Finally Be Able to Mute Artists You Don’t Want to Hear on Spotify

Don’t want to hear an artist in Spotify playlists or radio? You may soon be able to block them. Read More >>

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The People From The LEGO Movie 2 Really, Desperately Want You To Like Their New Song

The LEGO Movie, among many of its winning qualities, did the rare feat of producing a movie-specific pop song that was, well, pretty good. “Everything is Awesome” was a hit, getting legitimately high on the Billboard charts and netting an Oscar nomination. Now, The LEGO Movie 2 has a new song, and, man, are they really desperate for you to like it just as much. Like, oh, they want it. Read More >>

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Google Gives Up on Its Cheapo Music Streaming Dongle 

Google’s deeply discounted Chromecast Audio dongle is reportedly cancelled. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Sony Has A Wireless Turntable Now

Hey vinyl fans, here's a new thing for you! Read More >>

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CES 2019: You Can Ask Alexa to Change Sounds on Roland’s New Keyboard While Your Hands Keep Playing

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have been baked into a lot of questionable gadgets that don’t really need to be controlled through voice commands. But one device where hands-free operation makes a bit more sense is a digital piano where a user’s hands are preoccupied making music, so Roland’s adding Alexa to its new Go:Piano, letting performers change sounds and settings by just asking the virtual assistant to. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Panasonic Returns the Technics 1200 Turntable to Its DJ Roots With the New MK7

At CES 2016, Panasonic revived the Technics 1200 turntable line which had last been updated with the MK6 back in 2008. The pricey Grand Class Technics SL-1200G was targeted at audiophiles, however, while the 1200’s biggest fanbase had been mostly DJs who loved its high-torque, direct-drive platter. Two years later, Panasonic announced the Technics SL-1200 MK7 today with new features designed to specifically appeal to DJs once again. Read More >>

movies
You Can Now Stream Both of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Sensational Soundtracks

Update your playlists, people—there’s some hot new Spider-Jams in town. Read More >>

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Sir David Attenborough Might Be Christmas Number 1

The Christmas number one single isn't as much of a big deal in these post-X-Factor days, especially since Rage Against The Machine got to the top spot in 2009 (was that really nine years ago?!) and basically ended the whole shebang. Read More >>

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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 >>