Kingsman: The Golden Circle review spy sequel reaches new heights of skyscraping silliness

October 5, 2017

The follow-up to Matthew Vaughns action caper ups the ante with a starry cast including Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore and Elton John. It might just be too much of a good thing James who? While 007 has been on extended annual leave as a result of Daniel Craigs cold feet, Taron Egertons thoroughly less urbane secret agent Eggsy Unwin has managed to thoroughly outdo him, with Matthew Vaughns sequel to…

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Music tech rewind: 7 modern inventions that change the way we listen

September 8, 2017

Image: pixabay/xs2anurag  When you’re sitting in the park listening to music on your wireless speaker, you’re probably too busy enjoying the vibe to pontificate on the science and innovation that brought music and technology to where it is today.     Music has come a long way from the time when dropping a new song literally meant dropping a record onto a turntable. Now, we’ve got devices that can download songs…

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Google Play Music gets more personalized with New Release Radio, customized to your tastes

July 16, 2017

Its no longer enough to simply offer on-demand music as part of the value proposition for music streaming services you have to enable discovery of new tunes and make recommendations, too. While its fair to say that Spotify is leading the market in terms of its influential playlist selections, rivals are quickly following suit including Apple Music and Google Play Music. This week, the latter rolled out its own curated…

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SoundCloud, the YouTube for audio, cuts 173 jobs, closes San Francisco, London offices

July 8, 2017

Some rough news today for SoundCloud, the audio streaming site whose content is largely based around uploads from its 175 million users in 190 countries. The company has announced that it is laying off 173 employees, and it is closing offices in San Francisco and London. The moves are being described as cost cutting measures to ensure our path to long-term, independent success, in the words of co-founder and CEO…

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The Grammys finally embrace technology

June 15, 2017

Singer Adele during The 59th Grammy Awards in 2017.Image: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS Welcome to the future, Grammys! Great to have you. For the first time in the show’s history, it’s doing away with traditional ballots and switching over to online voting. Very hip, Grammys. Nice move. SEE ALSO: Is James Corden trying to usurp Ryan Seacrest as the busiest man in showbiz? According to the Los Angeles Times,…

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Bjrk would really like Bill Gates to clean the oceans. Can you do that, Bill?

May 11, 2017

Image: Carlos Tischler/REX/Shutterstock If Bjrk sings in the forest and no one’s there to Instagram it, well, everything’s going great. The legendary musician outlined a pretty simple tweak she’d like see in human behavior to Pitchfork and suggested occasionally taking a breather to check out some trees and “do shit” instead of scrolling through Facebook. “Maybe there are a lot of kids now who dont know how to walk in…

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You can keep your Spotify subscription. I want my own music.

May 6, 2017

It's MINE.Image: Vicky Leta/mashable Sorry, Spotify I have no interest in your streaming. When it comes to the music I love, I’m possessive to a fault. I want to own it all. Case in point: on April 14, Kendrick Lamar released “DAMN.”, his latest opus. I immediately bought the album on iTunes, because a version in my preferred format, vinyl, won’t be available until July. If something isn’t yours, how…

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