Rayhan Rasool

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Wearing the Microsoft Band, the next big thing in fitness tracking

I've been wearing it for two hours, and I'm still acutely aware that it's there. This is the first and most unavoidable thing you should know about the Microsoft Band: it's big, and it's heavy. It's not an object with a strap, like a smartwatch or a Fitbit; there's technology in every part of this …

Amazon exec: We priced the Fire phone wrong

When it introduced the Fire smartphone in July, Amazon bet sales would be something worth bragging about. But three months in, it’s obvious the Fire …

The best folk albums of 2014

<b>BEST FOLK ALBUMS OF 2014</b><p><b>Cara Dillon: A Thousand Hearts (Charcoal Records)</b> <br>Cara Dillon displays her expressive, crystal clear soprano voice on her first album since the acclaimed Hill of Thieves in 2009. <br>Read the full review<p><b>Ange Hardy: The Lament of the The Black Sheep (Story Records Limited)</b> <br>Ange …

New Albums

New band of the week: Deers (No 22)

<b>Hometown</b>: Madrid.<p><b>The lineup:</b> Ana Garcia Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen.<p><b>The background:</b> It’s such a shame that Phil Spector’s last production job was Starsailor. That’s a bit like … hold on, there isn’t a more apt example of bathos in pop history than Phil Spector ending …

2048: The new app everyone's talking about

VENICE BEACH, California -- If you haven't heard of the 2048 app yet, you will. The numbers puzzle shot to the top of the top app download chart this week, and has been the talk of the Internet.<p>Like the <i>Flappy Bird</i> craze of earlier this year, it's already produced dozens of clones.<p>The app is like</i> …

Review: The Weather Channel's New iPhone App Is Gorgeously Vertical

I took a look at The Weather Channel’s free mobile app for iOS back in May 2012, just after the company overhauled and streamlined its interface, …

My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers life-changing self-awareness, clarity, and insight. But first, you must get violently ill. Arianne Cohen takes the trip of her life.<p>My friend was glowing. Not postsex …

Mind

"Like Stevie Nicks’ ‘Edge of Seventeen’ on a slow motion horseback gallop through the set of a spaghetti western" - Lana Del Rey's new single 'West Coast' reviewed. Read and listen here: http://nmem.ag/vL9Lw

Coachella 2014: day three, review - Beck, Lana del Rey and Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire delighted the crowd with a guest appearance from Blondie, while Lana del Rey gave a 'spine-tingling' performance, says Jane Mulkerrins<p>After Saturday’s thick, sooty sandstorm – which we eventually scrubbed from our hair and our skin – conditions could only improve on the third and final …

Common People by Pulp voted best Britpop anthem

The Pulp track Common People has been voted the best of Britpop in a Radio 6 Music poll held to mark 20 years since the music's movement<p>In his BBC Radio 6 Music show, Steve Lamacq announced that <b>Pulp’s Common People</b>has been voted for by listeners as their favourite Britpop anthem. The vote was part …

Britpop

Coachella 2014: day one, review

Haim, Bastille, Bryan Ferry and Outkast were among the acts getting everyone shaking their stuff on the first day of the Californian music festival, says Jane Mulkerrins<p>When the <b>Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival</b>launched 15 years ago, it was a casual, free-spirited affair in the dusty desert …

Music

Anna Calvi is playing 'Suzanne & I' - NME Basement Session

NME Basement Session: Anna Calvi, ‘Suzanne & I’

Anna Calvi plays the mind-blowingly gorgeous ‘Suzanne & I’ from her debut album in the NME basement as part of a special session. Look out for …

The Vamps talk new album: we wrote about 40 songs

The Vamps reveal they had a tough time picking tracks for their debut album as singer Bradley Simpson said they wrote "about 40 songs"<p>Four-part boy band The Vamps, who have been tipped to become the new One Direction, joked that when they heard they had a number one in Cambodia, they contemplated …

New Albums

Coachella 2014: day two, review – Pharrell Williams, Solange and Lorde

Beyonce joined her sister Solange while Pharrell Williams lost his sparkle in a sand storm<p>The second day of Coachella began cloudless and clear, with an even larger crowd than Friday piling into the Empire Polo Ground outside Palm Springs, and a breeze that, initially at least, appeared a blessing …

AC/DC: five classic songs

Live Wire (Live from the Atlantic Studios)<p>Live from the Atlantic Studios was a radio promo, recorded in 1977. I recorded it off the radio, some time in the early 1980s, when Tommy Vance played it in its entirety on Radio 1's Friday Rock Show (its public release in 1997 was the main reason I shelled …

Chris Brown - Loyal (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga