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Just Dance 2021 song list revealed in part: Time to hunker down

Just Dance 2021 song list revealed in part: Time to hunker down

This week Just Dance 2021 revealed their big song list, including a whole bunch of songs you'll recognize - and a few you'll have never heard of before. This game works with the subscription service Just Dance Unlimited, allowing access to over 550 songs at once. This next installment of Just Dance will be released on November 12, 2020, right on time for the long winter.

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LG smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

LG smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

Although its mobile business has definitely seen better days, LG remains one of the big names in the TV and display markets. It is also one of the few in that market that develops and uses its own smart TV platform rather than adopting something like Android TV. While that has the benefit of giving LG more control over the experience, it also means it has less access to some of the apps and services consumers might expect are already there. Case in point, it's only now that Amazon Music is coming to the TV but at least it will be coming even to four-year-old products.

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YouTube Music Playlists gets smarter, more social

YouTube Music Playlists gets smarter, more social

Much to the consternation of Play Music users, Google is clearly pinning its music business on YouTube Music. Naturally, it is trying to convince the users that the latter offers an even better experience than the former. While some are still looking for feature parity, YouTube Music is busy rolling out new features that would put it on the same footing as its bigger and stronger rivals like Spotify and Apple Music, features like making playlists more dynamic and even more collaborative.

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Google Magenta Lo-Fi Player project lets anyone create lo-fi music

Google Magenta Lo-Fi Player project lets anyone create lo-fi music

Google's Magenta research project has produced Lo-Fi Player, a fun and interactive tool that enables anyone to create their own looping lo-fi music mix. The player was no doubt inspired by the huge number of lo-fi channels that have popped up on YouTube -- the genre is one that has taken off in the age of the Internet, offering a blend of jazz, hip-hop, sound bites, audio glitches, looping beats, and more.

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Sonos headphones patent hints at just how they’ll work

Sonos headphones patent hints at just how they’ll work

The upcoming Sonos headphones have broken cover, with a newly-granted patent for the wireless headphones detailing their potential design and functionality. Rumored since early in 2019, the headphones are designed to integrate with Sonos' wireless speaker system, as well as potentially include voice control.

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Calm app previews Diplo album, but that’s not as strange as it sounds

Calm app previews Diplo album, but that’s not as strange as it sounds

Calm, the app best-known for its meditation audio, has teamed up with American DJ Diplo to preview his new album ahead of its official release. That sounds a bit odd at first, considering that the app is designed to give users access to relaxing, calming experiences. The news is less strange if you know which album was released -- "MMXX," an entirely ambient work.

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Mondo Mandalorian 8XLP set goes on pre-order before release

Mondo Mandalorian 8XLP set goes on pre-order before release

So you're starving for more Mandalorian TV show, but Disney's not yet delivered the trailer or the premiere of the next season? The folks at Mondo have a physical music disc product at which you might want to take a gander. Mondo is a company that creates limited edition collectible products of several sorts. In this case, they've created an 8XLP set, eight individually-pressed vinyl records with the music from the streaming TV show The Mandalorian, season one.

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League of Legends and Spotify team up for esports podcasts and playlists

League of Legends and Spotify team up for esports podcasts and playlists

In recent years, Spotify has been looking to diversify its content offerings by going hard on podcasts. This has resulted not only in Spotify building out a set of podcast features for its app, but also penning deals that have seen it land a number of high-profile podcasts as exclusives. Today, the company announced something new: a foray into esports as part of a new team up with League of Legends.

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BTS shatters YouTube record with 101 million views in 24 hours

BTS shatters YouTube record with 101 million views in 24 hours

It seems that not even the pandemic is enough to take away the power of the almighty K-Pop. Or perhaps it's exactly because of current world affairs that more people have ventured to discover new kinds of entertainment. Regardless of the underlying cause, the fact remains that hit Korean boy group BTS just made a world record by amassing over a hundred million views on YouTube within 24 hours of the release of its latest single, "Dynamite".

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Pixel Buds get feature update, individual bud volume, new colors

Pixel Buds get feature update, individual bud volume, new colors

Today Google revealed that they'd be releasing the Google Pixel Buds earbuds in new colors. These earbuds will soon (if not immediately) be available in "Oh So Orage," "Quite Mint," and "Almost Black" inside the United States. For those users that already have a pair of Pixel Buds in their ears, Google's released a software update that adds several features to the hardware.

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Spotify is down – it’s not just you [Update: It’s back]

Spotify is down – it’s not just you [Update: It’s back]

Spotify is experiencing widespread issues this morning, with songs either playing for only a few seconds or not at all, as the company confirms it's looking into the problem. Issues with the streaming music service began at roughly 8am ET this morning, with Spotify users repeatedly coming up against the "Something went wrong" notification as they tried to use the app.

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Nest multi-room audio control released for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora

Nest multi-room audio control released for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora

Today the folks at Google responsible for updating the Nest system of media control and smart home hardware made a big jump in the realm of audio. Nest products now work with multi-room audio control. Multi-room audio control works with YouTube Music, Pandora, and Spotify, and compatibility with other apps appears to be in the works.

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