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  • News: Google blocks Chromecast app that streams local media files

    You can stream a lot of content to a Chromecast dongle, but one thing you can't do is stream your personal files from an Android device--and according to one developer, Google's actively working to keep it that way.

  • News: How the NFL and Silicon Valley are primed to blitz cable TV

    Oof. That was the sound of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh laying out another quarterback. It may also be the sound that cable and satellite TV executives made last week when they heard news that Google is talking to the NFL about buying the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package, and that ESPN has been talking directly to several online video players (likely including Apple) about licensing ESPN shows.

  • News: Pandora says 'more streaming for you!' with mobile music about-face

    Music junkies who've been stung by Pandora's 40-hour-a-month listening limit on mobile devices got a bit of good news today. Starting September 1, the streaming music service will lift the restriction and let the ad-supported tunes flow.

  • News: Play This! Podcast 39: Movies about the tech industry

    Recently, Susie Ochs wrote a feature about a bunch of our favorite (and least favorite) movies about the tech industry. What with that mediocre Jobs movie hitting theaters, and all. Today, she stops by the podcast studio to chat with Jason and Alex about the list.

  • News: Remains of the Day: It's about the music

    The Apple TV's getting musical, with a new music video channel possibly arriving soon, and a livestream for Apple's annual iTunes Festival. Elsewhere, Apple technology gets put to the test in the classroom. The remainders for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 are musically inclined.

  • News: Sayonara, Instant Queue: Netflix rolls out the smart-sorting "My List"

    Netflix is making another big push into personalization for streaming users with a new "watch it later" queue that automatically sorts titles based on your viewing preferences. The new feature, called "My List," is rolling out to all users worldwide over the next two weeks. My List will sit in the top row of your Netflix home screen, pushing the top 10 suggested titles section one row down.

  • News: Jongo expands streaming speaker lineup, unveils subscription music service

    Pure first showed off its colorful multiroom streaming audio devices at CES in January, and started shipping the first models in June. On Tuesday, the company announced two new speakers to look forward to, plus a subscription music service to rival the likes of Spotify and Rdio.

  • News: YouTube gets an update on mobile, with Chromecast in mind

    YouTube is adding some new video-playing functions to its mobile app on both iOS and Android devices. Some of the tools are aimed at giving users more control over how they stream video to their television sets using Chromecast, Google's new video streaming device.

  • News: Jumpstart your recording career for free with Audacity

    Music soothes the savage breast, but newcomers to the sonic scene may screech louder than a dubstep-tinged turntable session when they see the cost of professional audio-editing software. Fortunately for folks who don't want to take out a second mortgage to fund their podcast, there's Audacity, a powerful open-source audio editor that offers excellent basic production capabilities for a very reasonable price: free.

  • News: 5 essential tools that every iTunes user should have

    If you use iTunes regularly, you probably have a litany of frustrations with the software, as well as a list of "I wish it did this" items. I know I do. Here are five tools that will help bend iTunes to your will.

  • News: Google Music All Access hits the UK

    Google has added its All Access feature to Google Music in Europe and the UK.

  • News: Aereo expansion targets Miami, Houston, and Dallas

    The New York-based start-up Aereo continues its conquest of television airwaves in the United States, announcing three more regional debuts for September. In addition to a previously planned rollout to Chicago on September 13, Aereo will debut in Miami on September 2, the Houston metropolitan area on September 16, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region on September 23.

  • Video: Using technology to help physically impaired and ill children get better through music

    Dr Nick Pickett explains how he uses technology improve the health, development and social lives of sick and disabled young people, particularly those who spend much of their early lives in hospital. He designs and builds his own equipment and writes his own software.

  • News: iTunes Store unavailable for some users

    You have money. You want to give that money to Apple, in exchange for digital goods at the iTunes Store. The problem: Right now, you can't.

  • News: Music industry changes its tune in copyright lawsuit against YouTube channel Fullscreen

    The music industry's lawsuit against a popular YouTube channel this week could indicate that publishers are looking for savvier ways to attack piracy besides going after YouTube itself, a legal expert said.

  • News: Spotify Browse gets official, brings the service's best curated playlists to your ears

    Spotify's music discovery chops just got a big shot in the arm with the introduction of Browse, a playlist-focused listening tool.

  • News: Where to download free music

    For the scofflaws among us, there are endless places to illegally download whatever music you're looking for. But for those looking to expand their collections and musical horizons in more law-abiding ways, there are also lots of legit places to find music from new artists, from live concerts, and much more that won't cost you a dime. And that also won't get you sued by the RIAA in the process.

  • News: Music discovery by mood or by news: Browse tab appears in (some) Spotify web players

    Spotify is currently testing a new feature to help you plumb the depths of the streaming service's music catalog via playlists to suit any mood, genre preference, activity, or current event soundtrack. A number of people online have stumbled across the new option, called Browse, in the Spotify Web player.

  • News: Spotify gets its first all-comedy discovery app, and it has a boring unfunny name

    Despite what Radiohead has to say on the matter, Spotify is a great venue (if not the venue) for discovering new music. Users can seamlessly switch between Haydn and Hova and back again without skipping a beat.

  • News: Chromecast hack reveals Google TV at its heart, not Chrome OS

    Google's Chromecast only began shipping at the end of last week, but the hacking has already begun.

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