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Spotify Is Reportedly Considering a Massive Change

Spotify has been unwavering in its policy of providing the same music for both free and paid users, even as that approach has cost the company …

US Army will test a smart grenade launcher that hits hidden targets

After years of work, Orbital ATK (born from Orbital Sciences) is close to delivering a clever weapon that could help American soldiers in very tricky situations. As of early 2016, the US Army will start acceptance testing for the XM25, a smart grenade launcher that can defeat enemies behind cover. …

Prototypes

Thailand's gamers fight to save the open internet

Thailand's military junta has already banned Facebook (a few times), Bitcoin and the game <i>Tropico</i>, but that's not enough for the censor-happy dictatorship. The nation is now kicking around the idea of a single gateway -- effectively one internet connection between Thailand and the rest of the world. …

Human Rights

Google’s $30m race to the moon is ready for lift-off

Israeli non-profit space exploration company SpaceIL has announced that it’s become the first company to successfully deliver a launch contract in pursuit of Google’s $30 million lunar XPRIZE payout.<p>Google has supported the lunar XPRIZE initiative since 2007 to try and spur “a new era of affordable …

SpaceX

Justin Bieber accuses One Direction of hijacking album campaign

Bieber claims that the boyband chose to release their album on the same day as him to get more press<p>Justin Bieber has accused One Direction of hijacking his forthcoming album campaign by releasing their own album on the same day.<p>The pop star had previously hinted that he was unhappy with 1D’s …

i’ve never seen star wars

What’s the hype like when you’ve never seen a certain little space opera? Our Film Editor Colin Crummy admits to having never been to a galaxy far, far away.<p>OK, <i>Star Wars</i> you got me. I've spent the last year evading frame-by-frame teaser trailer dissections of <i>The Force Awakens</i>. I've not given a toss …

Huawei bringing the Mate 8, Honor 5X and “new smartwatch” to the USA

Huawei’s struggle to enter the USA market has been constant. It was only some years ago that most people had no idea how to even pronounce the brand name, but you can bet much more of you will be familiarized with Huawei soon.<p>The Chinese manufacturer has had a hard time entering the USA due to …

Eagles of Death Metal to return for Paris concert after terrorist attacks

Eagles of Death Metal will return to Paris and Europe to complete their postponed tour dates, which were put on hold after the terrorist attack at the Bataclan theatre in November while the band was on stage.<p>The group play the Olympia theatre in Paris on 16 February and will tour Europe throughout …

AC-DC concert 'was heard four miles away'

AC/DC's "Rock or Bust" concert at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, last night has sparked a row over noise pollution. The set by the Australian musicians could be heard four miles (6.5km) away across Waitemata Harbour in Birkenhead.<p>The heavy metal band were measured at 103 decibels …

Late Michael Jackson breaks new record with 'Thriller'

Michael Jackson has broken another music record even after his death, with Thriller today certified as the first album to sell more than 30 million copies in the United States.<p>The Recording Industry Association of America announced that the 1982 work was its first "30 times platinum" album, with …

What Happened When Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams And Zane Lowe Gathered At Beats 1 For A Love-In

Zane said it was “like some wonderful musical party”.<p>Ryan cooed of Tay: “She’s amazing”.<p>She replied: “Awww!”<p>So it was pretty cosy in the Beats 1 …

Nicki Minaj faces calls to cancel Angola concert amid human rights concerns

Musician is scheduled to perform at event linked to the family of leader Eduardo dos Santos, accused of ‘ruthlessly choking free expression’<p>Nicki Minaj is under pressure to cancel her upcoming gig in Angola, amid criticism from human rights groups who oppose her decision to perform at an event …

Lady Gaga: ‘The music industry is like a fucking boys’ club’

While the charts are currently dominated by female vocalists – from Adele to Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Beyoncé – it’s well-known the music industry is still rife with sexism. Latest to call bullshit on this is Lady Gaga, who criticised the industry at a Billboard Women in Music event last …

The $5 million 'Blurred Lines' legal fight over the song's 'vibe' could permanently change the music industry

From the outside, the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit involving the family of Marvin Gaye, Robin Thicke, and Pharrell looks like a textbook copyright case.<p>In 2013, Gaye's family — protectors of a universally beloved soul artist — sued Thicke and Pharrell along with their label, Universal. The family …

Top 5 Ways to Watch TV Online (Legally)

According to digital media analysts, there are only two ways to watch a television show online: You can watch it for free, or you can pay for it.<p>If …

Smart TV

There's a major long-term trend in the economy that isn't getting enough attention

But while I've certainly weighed in on this debate many times, I believe it's just one example of a topic that receives far too much attention from investors and market watchers alike.<p>The Fed has been abundantly clear that the forthcoming rate hiking cycle, likely to begin this month, will be …

$2,000 Phantom speakers will soon haunt Apple Store shelves

Devialet’s Phantom speaker is a ultra deluxe bit of audio gear, and Apple’s about to favor it with some serious retail real estate as the Cupertino-based company places the company from France’s product front and center in select Apple Stores.<p>If you head to one of them, you’ll see the Phantom …

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants to send Donald Trump into space

Washington Post owner offers to put Republican presidential hopeful on his Blue Origin rocket in response to Twitter tirade<p>Donald Trump mocked Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ business acumen, so Bezos announced plans to blast the extremist Republican presidential hopeful into space.<p>Trump apparently has …

'Strictly Come Dancing': Janette Manrara Hits Out At 'Fix' Reports, Claiming 'Positivity Towards Show Is Missing'

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Janette Manrara has spoken out about the fix rumours that have hit the show in recent weeks.<p><b>READ MORE:</b><p>Strictly's …

iOS 9.2 is out, features numerous bug fixes, adds 3D Touch for iBooks, updates to Music, Podcasts and News

Today, Apple announced the second major update to iOS 9 since its September launch. iOS 9.2 features a number of bug fixes as well as updates to Apple Music, iBooks, Podcasts and News.<p>The most interesting inclusion is the changes to the Apple News app.<p>Rather than just relying on algorithmic …

Dogs could soon talk to humans with new wearable tech

Melody Moore Jackson, creator and director of Georgia Tech's BrainLab, is creating computerized vests for dogs so they can "speak."<p>The vests come with a lever that the dog could tug, as well as a sensor that the dog can touch with its nose, Jackson demonstrated on Daily Planet's Future Planet. When …

Spotify’s ‘Year In Music’ Recaps The Songs You Listened To Most In 2015

The end of the year is nigh, which means tech companies left, right and center are issuing their annual recaps. Spotify, one of the few worth keeping note of when it comes to these matters, has just launched its 2015 ‘Year In Music’ feature which provides a neat recap of the sounds that kept you …

French police want to ban public WiFi during emergencies

The 'Gendarmes' also want to ban the Tor network outright.<p>The FBI isn't the only law enforcement agency that wants to restrict privacy for the sake of national security. Following the Paris attacks of November 13th, French police and gendarmes have submitted a wish list of security measures for a …

Privacy

Strictly Come Dancing watched by 10.5 million

BBC1 dance show just 200,000 short of series high as Simon Cowell’s The X Factor lags behind on 6.7 million viewers<p>Strictly Come Dancing continued its barnstorming run on Sunday night, pulling in 10.5 million viewers as Call the Midwife actor Helen George exited the show. The figure is just 200,000 …

Apple Music now lets you upload 100,000 tracks to your library

If you’ve got a massive music collection offline, you’ll be happy to know that you can now upload up to 100,000 songs to Apple Music and access them from all your devices.<p>MacRumors confirms that the limit for Apple Music and iTunes Match has been raised from 25,000 tracks to 100,000. Apple’s Eddy …

Adele said it was difficult to write songs after becoming a mother because she wasn't sad anymore

She said that her baby, Angelo, gave her writer's block for a while because she wasn't sad<p>Adele is the queen of the tear-jerking ballad.<p>Despite this, '25' almost didn't happen, for a surprising reason - Adele wasn't sad anymore.<p>She revealed in an interview on Monday that she didn't know how to …

Selena Gomez Strips Down To Delicates In Clip From Racy New Music Video

She can't keep her hands to herself.<p>Selena Gomez isn't afraid to show a little skin, just take a look at the cover of her latest album "Revival."<p>It makes sense that the music video for the sexiest song off her second solo album, "Hands to Myself," would require Gomez to get in touch with her inner …

Behind the Scenes of TIME's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photo Shoot

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How Innovation Can Sustain the Music Industry

An interesting article featured on my newsfeed this week detailing 99 problems faced by the music industry. Though the article is a year old, it paints a gloomy picture for the future of music and all the issues raised are valid. The article has haunted me for a few days but the deeper you delve …