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Xbox Music Videos bring the art back to the living room

Xbox Music Videos bring the art back to the living room

Back in the before times, back when the channel known as MTV (Music Television) was just born, there was a piece of media called the Music Video. In the many years since the birth of this piece of art, musicians have gone in and out of requirements for working on visual compliments to their audio. Today Microsoft’s Xbox Music team is bringing a big bit back to the living room with Music Videos for Xbox Music.

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Urbanears renewed another year with Forget-Me-not, Julep, and Citrus

Urbanears renewed another year with Forget-Me-not, Julep, and Citrus

Supposing you’ve already seen the flat, smooth pallet of colors offered up by Urbanears in the past, you’ll be glad to spot a new set of three on the way. This collection of headphones and earbuds now comes in Pumpkin, Tomato, White, Indigo, Black, Coral, Clover, Lilac, Dark Grey, Cobalt, Clover, as well as the new three. You know what each of those colors represents? You’re alone in that!

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Radiohead PolyFauna app takes wild musical walk through Bloom

Radiohead PolyFauna app takes wild musical walk through Bloom

Radiohead has released an experimental app based on the 2011 track Bloom, PolyFauna, mixing together music and jagged computer graphics in what the band says is from "the imagined creatures of our subconscious." Available for iOS and Android, PolyFauna turns a smartphone or tablet into a window on a new world, with moving the device panning around the evolving scenery.

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Shazam iPhone update brings simplification

Shazam iPhone update brings simplification

An update to the Shazam app for iPhone this week adds a bit more content-led action to the ecosystem while the entire layout earns a much more simplified look. This update to the system is part of what the Chief Product Officer at Shazam, Daniel Danker, suggests makes Shazam much more in-tune with its goals: simplicity in design and consumer experience. In other words - Shazam doesn't do one whole heck of a lot more between yesterday and today, but it's a lot easier to understand what it does do.

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Bonnaroo streaming video to Xbox: skipping the mess

Bonnaroo streaming video to Xbox: skipping the mess

Supposing you've never been to Bonnaroo before, you might not know what it means to be part of "the Bonnaroo experience" - it's unique, to put it simply. As depicted briefly in the short film by the crew called Already Alive, Bonnaroo is an experience few forget (you'll see this video below, if you like). This week the folks at Xbox Wire have let it be known that Bonnaroo will be a live streaming event through Xbox One and Xbox 360 starting on February 19th (Wednesday) at 7PM EST - that's well before the actual concert series.

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