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T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

In mid-2014, T-Mobile introduced “Music Freedom,” a perk under which subscribers can stream music from select streaming services without using up their high-speed data. The service has been expanded since then, with today marking one of its bigger expansions. T-Mobile has announced that eleven additional music streaming services are covered under Music Freedom, including TuneIn Premium, SomaFM, and more.

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Sonos: Apple Music streaming arrives December 15

Sonos: Apple Music streaming arrives December 15

Sonos has announced upcoming support for Apple Music, with the beta for such being scheduled to kick off on December 15. In a statement today, company CEO John MacFarlane said the company is “excited” about the pending beta, which will lend a preview of the service, albeit an early one; this will give users of both a chance to provide feedback and “shape the experience” of using Apple Music through Sonos.

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iClever QY8 Bluetooth earbuds mini-review

iClever QY8 Bluetooth earbuds mini-review

The days of sound-leaking, heavy, and tinny headphones are long gone. In their place is an array of affordable wireless headphones that come in at a budget rates while offering audio quality more than suitable for most consumers' needs. We recently got our hands on a pair of iClever QY8 Bluetooth earbuds, and at $19.99 USD, they certainly fall into the budget category. Does the quality suffer as a result? Read our mini review to find out!

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iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

iClever IC-BTS02 Bluetooth speaker mini-review

When you need your music on the go, you need it in a small form factor -- one that can easily fit in any bag and won't wear you down, but that doesn't sacrifice audio quality or battery life. Most portable batteries come in cylindrical form, but there are smaller single-speaker units out there that are about the size of a baseball. One such unit is iClever's IC-BTS02, a little wireless speaker we've taken for a spin.

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Roland and V-Moda team for M-100 Aira headphones

Roland and V-Moda team for M-100 Aira headphones

V-Moda is a company known for making higher end headphones for audiophiles in several different styles. Roland is a company that is big in the music industry for hardware used for making and recording music. The two companies have teamed to create the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones.

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Two-player synthesizer lets players sample and battle away

Two-player synthesizer lets players sample and battle away

A keyboard synthesizer is normally something you play alone, unless you have someone else working the high keys chopsticks style. A device called the Collidoscope has been created by a couple musicians called Ben Bangler and Fiore Martin. This device turns playing a keyboard into a two-person affair.

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Razer Seiren Pro Review

Razer Seiren Pro Review

The Razer Seiren Pro is a high-end microphone made for gamers - more specifically aimed at those that stream their gaming live for the masses. What you're going to see here is a microphone that looks and feels like a studio-level piece of equipment. But can it deliver in sound where it delivers in looks? This monster of a microphone is the sort of thing you buy when you get really serious about your online recording art - or when you just feel like tossing a piece of your paycheck at a piece of equipment that'll last you forever. Either way, fine audio, here we come.

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Phazon wireless earbuds are one-size fits all and water-resistant

Phazon wireless earbuds are one-size fits all and water-resistant

There are a lot of challenges when it comes to picking the right set of earbuds. Many people just buy the set that looks good and hope they won't fall out of the ears when they are exercising and that they will fit well. A new set of earbuds called Phazon has debuted and they claim to be the world's first one-size fits all earbuds.

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Vine adds audio remixing feature to app

Vine adds audio remixing feature to app

Vine’s latest update makes it possible for users to remix, collaborate, and “reinterpret” audio from existing Vine videos. Vine points toward the habit of remaking popular Vines, resulting in new trends, which is often done using the audio track from whatever Vine inspired the latest spat of remixes. The app makes it easy to do this, reducing the effort to little more than a single button tap.

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Adele pushes to limit latest album to Spotify paid listeners

Adele pushes to limit latest album to Spotify paid listeners

Spotify has found its business model under attack by some of the biggest artists in the recording industry. In 2014, Taylor Swift refused to allow her album 1989 to be streamed on Spotify. Before that in 2013, Beyonce refused to allow her new album to be on Spotify as well and went exclusive with iTunes. Now word is that Adele may keep her coming album called 25 off Spotify as well.

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Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones boast ultra-long range

Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones boast ultra-long range

Master & Dynamic has launched its new MW60 headphones. Unlike competing wireless headphones, Master & Dynamic says its latest model offers four times the standard range via an external wireless antenna. The design, meanwhile, skews toward the luxury end of the spectrum, including both heavy-grain premium leather and metal components. The MW60 model is up for pre-order now.

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Captain Phasma speaks: audio of Star Wars’ most mysterious character

Captain Phasma speaks: audio of Star Wars’ most mysterious character

A couple of bits of audio from Star Wars: The Force Awaken's most chrome-ified character Captain Phasma have been released. Straight through the greatest Star Wars toy ever made, BB-8 by Sphero, we're able to hear Gwendoline Christie's stormtrooper elite voice at last. According to an interview with Christie herself in recent weeks, Phasma will be a character as mysterious as Boba Fett was in the original film trilogy. Despite that - we'd still like to hear what she sounds like as soon as possible.

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