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Stitcher podcast app reveals massive redesign with new features

Stitcher podcast app reveals massive redesign with new features

Podcast platform Stitcher has introduced a massive redesign for its mobile app, one that brings an updated, clean design alongside new features and more. The new interface comes amid the massive spike in podcast popularity and the subsequent rise of major competitors, including platforms like Spotify and audio apps like Google Podcasts. The new Stitcher design will be made available to users on iOS and Android.

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Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

Beats Flex Review – EarPods’ Eulogy

It's fair to say that the big Beats Flex news last week got buried under confirmation that you won't get headphones in the iPhone 12 box. Apple's thinking is that most people either have earbuds already, or have their eye on something more rewarding than the old, bundled EarPods - for those who don't, there's now a significantly more attainable set of Beats that might just fit the bill.

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Spotify podcasters can now include full songs in episodes

Spotify podcasters can now include full songs in episodes

Spotify has announced a new offering for the creators who publish their shows on its platform: the ability to include full songs in their shows. The new feature is built upon Spotify's existing music library and licensing deals with record labels, enabling podcast creators to include songs in their shows that listeners can readily access using the Spotify app.

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Google Search can now find songs based on user humming

Google Search can now find songs based on user humming

We've all randomly thought of a song we'd like to hear again if we could remember its title, the artist, or even some lyrics to search for. Google is here to help with this effort by introducing hum support on Google Search, enabling its search engine to hunt for songs based on nothing more than the user humming the part of the song they can remember. In addition to humming, the feature also supports singing and whistling at the app.

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OnePlus Buds Z Special Edition are the show-stealer

OnePlus Buds Z Special Edition are the show-stealer

Today we're taking a peek at the latest set of wireless earbuds from OnePlus. These earbuds are called the OnePlus Buds Z, and they work with IP55 water and sweat resistance. They're ready to roll with 10MM drivers and the ability to boost your bass and make your vocals clear as day. They work with automatic pause, a Gaming Mode, and work with Google Assistant right out the gate. But wait, what's this? There's a special edition version of this set of earbuds by Steven Harrington!

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Devialet Gemini true wireless ANC earbuds promise premium portable audio

Devialet Gemini true wireless ANC earbuds promise premium portable audio

French audio company Devialet has announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds, the Gemini. The company promises its 'iconic sound quality' in this tiny, highly portable form, giving audiophiles yet another option for high-end quality without cables. Among other things, Devialet's Gemini earbuds pack Active Noise Cancelation and include three newly patented technologies, according to the company.

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NASA turned a bunch of space images into haunting music

NASA turned a bunch of space images into haunting music

NASA is giving humanity a unique opportunity by leveraging modern technologies to release 'music' created by transforming telescope observation data into sounds. The process itself -- sonification -- isn't new. However, this is the first time images of our galaxy have been transformed into sound, according to NASA. The space agency tapped a variety of sources for the data, including observations from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra Observatory, and more.

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Spotify Promo Cards is a new way for creators to boost their content

Spotify Promo Cards is a new way for creators to boost their content

Spotify has introduced a new tool that enables creators to boost their content. Called Promo Cards, the new feature generates customized assets for a creator's content, including podcasts, albums, and even individual songs. The Promo Cards shouldn't be mistaken with something like real-life business cards -- rather, says Spotify, these new custom assets are designed to be shared on social media platforms.

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Apple drops third-party headphones and speakers – This might be why

Apple drops third-party headphones and speakers – This might be why

For years now, rumors have been claiming that Apple is working on its own pair of over-the-ear headphones, and it feels like we might finally be closing in on their reveal. No doubt that phrase has been uttered plenty of times over the past couple of years, but today, some intriguing evidence for the impending arrival of these headphones surfaced. As it turns out, Apple has stopped selling audio accessories from a number of third-party companies.

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Grado GT220, its first true wireless earbuds model, is made for audiophiles

Grado GT220, its first true wireless earbuds model, is made for audiophiles

Premium audio company Grado has finally entered the true wireless earbuds market with its GT220, a pair of cable-free earbuds that are promised to offer Grado's 'signature sound' in a tiny wireless package. As with other true wireless headphones on the market, the GT220 earbuds feature two individual earpieces that nestle within a charging case, the combination of which offers around 36 hours of playback before needing to be recharged.

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Nest Audio vs Google Home: It’s an enticing upgrade

Nest Audio vs Google Home: It’s an enticing upgrade

Google has announced its new smart speaker called the Nest Audio, which is a sequel to the original Google Home. The change in prefix name for these devices happened after Google brought them under the Nest brand. How that naming ploy has changed in the past years is a story for another day, today we’ll discuss – through how things fair on paper – how the next-gen smart speaker uplifts the game for Google. And, if it’s time for you to upgrade from the first taste of smart speaker endured with Google Home.

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Spotify’s Michelle Obama exclusive podcast is now available on other apps

Spotify’s Michelle Obama exclusive podcast is now available on other apps

Spotify has announced alongside of the Obamas' Higher Ground that Michelle Obama's podcast -- the first season, at least -- has expanded to other podcast platforms. This follows the content's exclusive availability on Spotify, which has heavily focused on growing its podcast platform. The expansion will come only a few months after The Michelle Obama Podcast's debut on Spotify, earning itself such high-profile guests as Barack Obama, Conan O'Brien, and others.

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