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Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

It was almost a year ago exactly when hip-hop mega-star Kanye West made a passing comment during a radio interview about making his own video game. It's something that most of us probably never expected anything to come of, but we should've know Yeezy would stay true to his word. At a launch party this week for his new album, The Life of Pablo, West revealed the first look at his game, which is about on his late mother ascending to heaven.

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Hale, hearty, and horny: Sonos and Apple study tests if music matters

Hale, hearty, and horny: Sonos and Apple study tests if music matters

Could listening to Beyoncé make food taste better, streaming Slipknot make you more frisky, or slapping on Paul McCartney's greatest hits make your kids do chores? Turns out the answer might be yes to all three, with Sonos bankrolling a scientific study into the effect of music on home life.

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Skype and Paul McCartney designed 10 new Valentine’s emojis

Skype and Paul McCartney designed 10 new Valentine’s emojis

It's not everyday that an app's developers get to work with someone as big as Sir Paul McCartney, which is why when Microsoft's Skype got the opportunity, they didn't waste it. That's why, with Valentine’s Day approaching, Skype users are getting 10 new love-themed "Mojis" featuring music from the legendary Beatles member himself. It's one of those things where you didn't realize how badly you needed it in your life until you heard about it.

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Sonos Apple Music support launches February 10, for real

Sonos Apple Music support launches February 10, for real

This is the news Apple Music subscribers and Sonos speaker owners may have been waiting for for months now. It was way back in December when Sonos finally kicked off the beta testing period for Apple Music integrations, which was actually announced a month before that. Now finally the real deal is here. Or at least in a few more hours. Sonos has announced that Apple Music will finally, fully, and truly launch on its connected speakers on February 10, mixing Apple's specially curated music selection with the unique features that Sonos' speakers offer.

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Google Play Music podcasts available for some users

Google Play Music podcasts available for some users

That Google was planning to add podcasts to its Play Music service isn't exactly news. We've known that since last year. That it would be coming this month, however, is the big thing, thanks to a slip of the tongue by sportscaster Bill Simmons. Now that the cat is out of the bag, it seems that Google is slowly, very slowly rolling out the service. Thanks to the new A/B testing feature for Google Play apps, some Android users have begun enjoying podcasts on the same app as their music.

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Music Wrap ‘headphones’ are bendy, double as speakers

Music Wrap ‘headphones’ are bendy, double as speakers

Earbuds and headphones, despite their differences, are all largely the same. That can’t be said for Music Wrap, though, a pair of wireless Bluetooth 'headphones' that are bendable and waterproof, and only vaguely similar to what we've come to understand headphones as being. Says the maker, Music Wrap is the most "versatile listening experience" available and suitable for everyday life.

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Soundcloud Stations music discovery teeters on Apple Music turf

Soundcloud Stations music discovery teeters on Apple Music turf

Ever since Apple got into the music streaming biz, the market has heated up, with more and more services adding features to place themselves above the crowd. One of the most unlikely players in that market is following suit. Soundcloud has just announced the addition of a Stations feature on its iOS and Android apps. Its purpose may be simple, to help users discover more music, but, in the grand scheme of Soundcloud's plans, it might be taking it closer to competing with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

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Amazon tipped in plan to make ‘Spotify killer’ music service

Amazon tipped in plan to make ‘Spotify killer’ music service

Amazon is working on a more robust music service that will take on Spotify and other big-name competitors, according to a new report. Sources claim Amazon has been holding meetings in recent weeks about licensing deals for this rumored music service, though it is said to still be in its early stages. The service will offer a more robust library than Prime Music, according to the sources, and comes at a time when Amazon has seen the number of digital music sales decline.

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Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Spotify videos launch on Android first, iOS second

Well, well, well, Spotify, you decided to break the never-ending trend of iOS updates to apps coming before Android. Well, well, well indeed. Today Spotify launches their video initiative, called Spotify Video, bringing on all manner of video bits and pieces - entertainment videos to news updates - inside the Spotify subscriber portal and app and so forth. The videos you find here are short, and tiny. They're meant to be consumed in very short bursts.

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ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 brings four octaves of MIDI control

ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 brings four octaves of MIDI control

The newest edition of the ROLI Seaboard RISE MINI controller rolls with a full four octaves of sound. This version of the machine has expanded the original in a big way just four months after the original's first release. With the RISE 25, it would appear that the creator's expectations have been surpassed to such a degree that a far larger version, the RISE 49, was required. Access our original review of the smaller edition to see what this machine is all about, then expand through the future.

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Apple Music Memos makes iPhone your backing band

Apple Music Memos makes iPhone your backing band

Apple is turning iOS devices into not only music recorders but full virtual backup bands, with a free app called Music Memos. Launched today for iPhone and iPad, Music Memos builds on what Apple says is a common use for its Voice Memos app, preloaded as part of iOS, namely musicians relying on it for capturing impromptu inspiration.

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GarageBand 2.1 for iOS adds Live Loops and 3D Touch

GarageBand 2.1 for iOS adds Live Loops and 3D Touch

Apple's mobile music-making app, GarageBand for iOS, is getting an upgrade, adding 3D Touch support and Beat Machine-style Live Loops. The headline feature for the new app, GarageBand 2.1, takes drum machines virtual with a grid of instruments that can be simply tapped on and off to trigger loops and samples.

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