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Baboom music service pre-launches with Kim Dotcom’s own demo album

Baboom music service pre-launches with Kim Dotcom’s own demo album

Kim Dotcom, the man behind now-defunct Megaupload and its namesake, Mega, revealed late last summer that he apparently had grown bored of his file-sharing website, and that he'd be stepping down as director in order to have more free time for other projects, one of which was said to be a music service he had up his sleeves. No details were dropped at the time, but fast-forward a few months, and now Baboom is here.

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Roland TR-808 successor teased: attempting to top the original

Roland TR-808 successor teased: attempting to top the original

The original Roland TR-808 is one of the most influential electronic sound-making devices made in our collective human history, so when inventor Atsushi Hoshiai suggests it's time for a successor, it's time to listen up. When the TR-808 was invented, there was no such thing as electronic music. This beat machine wasn't the only device to help originate our modern music scene, but it was certainly one of the most major players, and here, 34 years after its invention, Roland is preparing a next-generation for the original, one called AIRA.

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Outkast to reunite for a 40-day tour in 20th anniversary fashion

Outkast to reunite for a 40-day tour in 20th anniversary fashion

Musical outings will be played from coast-to-coast this year in the first set of Outkast concerts since their appearance in Santa Ana, California, back in 2009. This tour will be taking place at a variety of locations - yet to be announced - with at least one stop in June at the New York Governors Ball. They’ll be kicking this tour off with an April appearance at Cochella - where they’ll be headlining, of course.

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SMS Audio Star Wars line eyes-on: 50 Cent goes galactic

SMS Audio Star Wars line eyes-on: 50 Cent goes galactic

Coming completely out of left field with a release of Star Wars headphones - officially licensed and everything - was 50 Cent and SMS Audio. It’s difficult to describe the way this new cross-section of Star Wars headphones looks and feels without being there with them in your own hands, as it were. It’s almost as if they’re made to look like they’re made for children, but continue to impose the possibility of high-end sound - an interesting market to be going after, for sure.

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iRing hands-on: motion control for iOS

iRing hands-on: motion control for iOS

The folks at IK Multimedia have created a new accessory for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that brings motion control to iOS. While you’re not going to just be able to jump in and have motion control abilities with this set of two rings for every single app and the entirety of iOS for start to finish - at least not at first - you will be able to work with some rather interesting sound-system software and a simple Pong game right out of the box.

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Braven Mira Bluetooth speaker with kickstand debuts at CES

Braven Mira Bluetooth speaker with kickstand debuts at CES

Braven, maker of all sorts of speakers, has introduced its latest Bluetooth offering at CES 2014, the Mira. The Braven Mira is a small portable speaker that is being aimed at the "music connoisseur", bringing with it a variety of features, among them chiefly being a water resistant body for use in atypical situations -- out in the rain, or near the pool without having to worry about an accident dive to the depths of electronics destruction.

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