Music

  • Waze and Spotify integration arrives on iOS

    Waze and Spotify integration arrives on iOS

    Google-owned navigation app Waze announced a partnership earlier this year with music streaming service Spotify to put Spotify playlists right within the Waze app, and now the team-up is extending to iOS. The new integration is rolling out today, and adds a number of direct Spotify features within Waze and vice versa. This allows Waze users to begin navigating to their destination right inside… Read More

  • The Jammy is a steel string guitar that fits in a pocket

    The Jammy is a steel string guitar that fits in a pocket

    As a fan of electronic guitars — as opposed to plain-old electrics — the Jammy seems like a very interesting piece of kit. Designed to be played like a regular guitar, you fret on the top part of the neck and strum the strings on the bottom half. Because it has only five frets you change the octave by pulling the neck out from 0 to the full length of 12 inches. Read More

  • The Lily drone is kind of back

    The Lily drone is kind of back

    Remember the Lily drone? It was the drone a person could launch by throwing it in the air and then it would follow the user gallivanting around Dolores Park. It was also the company that couldn’t live up to its crowdfunding campaign and ultimately shut down last January. It’s now available. Sort of. It’s called the Lily Next-Gen and looks much like the original with a blue… Read More

  • You can now play your music across multiple Echo devices

    You can now play your music across multiple Echo devices

    Amazon this morning announced a new feature for its Echo devices called “multi-room music,” which allows owners with more than one Echo to control where their music is played, or even sync it across a group of Echo devices using voice commands. For example, you’ll be able to tell Alexa to play your music in the living room, play music upstairs or downstairs, or even just… Read More

  • New drone perches on walls like a robotic bird

    New drone perches on walls like a robotic bird

    The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) is a fixed-wing drone that has a few bird-like tricks up its sleeve. You can, for example, fly it like a glider through a room or open space, but when it approaches a flat surface the drone quickly changes configuration and lands flat with its little spiky teeth digging in to keep it from falling. Read More

  • Younger consumers use two or more apps for streaming music, mobile messaging, says Nielsen

    Younger consumers use two or more apps for streaming music, mobile messaging, says Nielsen

    Millennials’ reputation for a lack of brand loyalty extends to digital services, according to a new report out from Nielsen this morning. The measurement firm’s latest study looks into how the generation consisting of 18- to 34-year-olds uses communication apps and streaming music services, among other things. Read More

  • Spotify arrives on Xbox One

    Spotify arrives on Xbox One

    Earlier this month, reports confirmed a Spotify app for Microsoft’s Xbox One was in internal beta testing. Today, that app is becoming publicly available. The new Spotify app for the Xbox One is now launching in 34 markets worldwide, Spotify announced, allowing gamers to play songs, albums and playlists directly from their console, including while in a gaming session. The app, which… Read More

  • TabBank lets you generate instant guitar tabs

    TabBank lets you generate instant guitar tabs

    In the days before electronic music, musicians used to have to play things called “guitars.” There are very few players left among us with the skills necessary to play this seemingly lost instrument but programmer Chris Ladd hopes to resurrect the so-called “git-fiddle” with modern technology. Ladd, a former programmer for the New York Times, created TabBank, a… Read More

  • Alexa can now find and play music with over 500 ‘activity phrases’

    Alexa can now find and play music with over 500 ‘activity phrases’

    Alexa’s ability to help you find the right music got a boost this week. The virtual assistant is now able to pull up music for a wide range of activities – like music to focus to, music to nap to, to run to, to meditate to, to cook to, and much more – just by asking. The feature works with Amazon’s free-with-Prime streaming service Prime Music as well as Amazon… Read More

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