Music

Overcast podcast app squeezes silence for faster listening

Overcast podcast app squeezes silence for faster listening

Two elements make Overcast an app that’s not to be missed for podcast - or if not to be missed, at least not to be skipped over as a demo. Here you’ll be able to work with two new elements developed by Marco Arment, both conjured up by the creator all the way back in the year 2012. One is called Smart Speed, the other called Voice Boost.

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Weird Al parodies “Blurred Lines” with “Word Crimes” music video

Weird Al parodies “Blurred Lines” with “Word Crimes” music video

This morning we’re getting treated to the second of 8 videos in 8 days from the master of music parody: Weird Al Yankovic. Like yesterday’s "Tacky", this second installment once again parodies a Pharrell Williams-produced song. This time it’s all about the "Blurred Lines" - and a parody of the word-centric music video rather than the slightly more promiscuous release.

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Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

There are already a plethora of music sources available on Sonos' wireless speaker system but what if you were tired of the same old hit tunes and craved for something different, something exotic, something barely anyone has heard of before? Well now Sonos can satisfy that craving as well, partnering with online music platform SoundCloud to bring listeners an even wider variety of tunes, genres, and names from all over the world.

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Music abilities come from DNA, not practice: so says study

Music abilities come from DNA, not practice: so says study

According to a study published in the latest release of Psychological Science would suggest that most musical skill comes from your genes. If you happen to be the descendent of a musical genius, you may want to get practicing - it would seem that you’ll have a lot easier time finding success than your less fortunate associates with less musically-inclined parents.

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