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Digital music sales increase when DRM is removed

Digital music sales increase when DRM is removed

For a long time the music industry was convinced the only way to protect their sales and digital tracks from pirates was to ladle in loads of DRM. DRM caused issues for music fans, preventing them from listening to their music on any device they wanted. Over time, DRM has been slowly phased out as it proved unable to stop piracy.

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Automatica Mk2 keeps your car synced with your online music collection

Automatica Mk2 keeps your car synced with your online music collection

This week the second iteration of the device called Automatica has appeared, this time sporting the ability to connect to the web. While the original Automatica device was as simple as a USB device could be without simply being a dongle, this music-toting machine also connects to the web, allowing you to sync with your online music collection whenever you happen to be parked.

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Jawbone Jambox Liquipel option makes Bluetooth speakers water-resistant

Jawbone Jambox Liquipel option makes Bluetooth speakers water-resistant

Beginning today, you can now waterproof -- or, at the very least, water-resist -- your Jambox wireless speakers when you order through the Jawbone website. The treatment option comes by way of a Jawbone partnership with Liquipel, the company responsible for the microscopically thin coating of liquid repellant found in some of today's high-tech devices. The option is available for the regular and mini versions of the Jambox.

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Thinksound On1 Monitor Series Headphones Review

Thinksound On1 Monitor Series Headphones Review

Thinksound has launched its first pair of "big" headphones, the wood-centric On1 supra-aural monitors with 40mm drivers and detachable audio cables. The company has enjoyed widespread success with its various earbuds, and as such the On1 have both company history and buyer expectations to live up to. This product has been a long time coming, and is now available from Thinksound for $299.99 USD. We recently got our hands on a pair of these cans, and we've put them through the acoustical wringer to see if they hold up for those particular about their music. Read our full SlashGear review to see how they fared.

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Singtrix karaoke tech makes your singing voice “sound like a pro”

Singtrix karaoke tech makes your singing voice “sound like a pro”

Karaoke is a fun activity for those who can sing, and is a way to passive-aggressively dole out punishment for those of us who can't hold a tune. Singtrix is a small device from the folks behind Guitar Hero that aims to blur the line between these two types of karaoke singers, and it works by altering an individual's voice in real-time. For those who already sound nice when they sing, Singtrix will reportedly make you sound great. For the rest of us, this device will keep the cats from howling when we step up to the mic.

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Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speaker set brings 74 watts, available now

Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speaker set brings 74 watts, available now

Edifier, maker of the Prisma Bluetooth speakers, has announced its newest product, the e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speaker set. As with some of Edifier's other products, the Luna Eclipse speakers have a peculiar eye-catching design, and is accompanied by specifications that make the speakers capable in a variety of situations. The products are available now from Edifier US and Canada.

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TronicalTune robo-tunes any guitar in an instant

TronicalTune robo-tunes any guitar in an instant

The Tronical device called TronicalTune is a robotic accessory that automatically tunes a guitar without need for any sort of in-shop modification to the instrument. What we're seeing this week is the machine hooked up to a set of guitars, activated, and literally listening in and turning the cranks on its own. This machine and its ability to tune so quickly becomes doubly interesting when you find you're able to switch tunings in the middle of a song.

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