Earlier this year, GWAR band member Dave Brockie died an accidental, drug-related death. He had a funeral not long after for his human form, performed in a relatively standard way for friends and family. This week his GWAR personal was sent to the great beyond in a way well fitting to Oderus Urungus.
Shazam has restored Spotify integration to its music identification app, while also quietly adding support for the Apple-owned Beats Music in its latest upgrade. The app, which uses audio fingerprinting to identify the song playing near you, had removed the ability to open a recognized track in Spotify from its free version; now, it's back.
The team at Valve responsible for expanding their command over the multimedia universe may well be making a bit move in the near future. Word from those that monitor the Steam database code suggests that additions have been made with the following keywords: video, film, music, TV series, and plugin.
There may be nothing quite like an old-school turntable, but it’s 2014 — we’re going digital. Pioneer has announced their new DDJ-SX2 Controller, taking your DJ aspirations to the next level. Pioneer also has a neat new feature called Serrato Flip, which makes recording hot cue combos and playback a snap.
Back on July 23rd, 2014, we saw the first collection of early mentions of the Google Play Summer event. This event would have a number of apps, movies, and music tapped for lower prices than usual, all wrapped up in one handy package. As it turns out, the time is now, and it’s not quite so cut and dry.
Propellerhead has revealed Reason 8, the hotly-anticipated music app update which promises to streamline creating full tracks as well as introducing new amp and speaker models. The popular all-in-one composing software now uses drag and drop across the rack UI, meaning instruments, samples, and effects can be easily pulled into play.
The FreeWavz fitness-centric Bluetooth earbuds we discussed a couple weeks ago have been successfully funded on Kickstarter, hitting and exceeding the campaign goal ahead of its deadline. Though they look like somewhat ordinary wireless earbuds, the FreeWavz double as a fitness wearable.