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Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones pack adaptive noise cancellation – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

That’s all well and good, but it’s not enough to differentiate them from the other products out there. As far back as 2009, Sony had integrated a similar sensor into its MH907 earbuds, with the likes of Parrot’s feature-packed Zik 2.0 over-ear headphones, and Apple’s AirPods following suit. Plus, these days, everywhere you look an audio company is sneaking some sort of tech into its headphones. And, much of it…

Cameron Strang Resigns From Warner Music Group Board – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

UPDATED: Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records, has resigned from the Warner Music Group board, a filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shows. The change is effective as of Oct. 1, 2017, when new Warner Music Group CEO of Recorded Music, Max Lousada, officially took on a position overseeing all of WMG’s global recorded music operations, including Atlantic, Warner Bros., Parlophone, and Warner Music Nashville,…

Nura’s sound adapting headphones are now available for $399 – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Nura’s come a long way since last June. Back when the hardware company last stopped by our offices, its headphones were giant, like a pair of old library headphones recreated on a 3D printer. Their innards were splayed out next to them in a separate control box. It seemed impossible that the company would be able to fit all of that into a reasonably sized set of cans. Last month,…

Bowers & Wilkins launches PX noise-canceling headphones with USB-C charging – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

If I had to list the most commonly requested features from readers looking for headphone-buying advice, it would look something like this: wireless, noise canceling, stylish, and preferably easy to hook up with something universal like a USB-C connector. Alright, so the last item on that list is primarily my own desire, but pardon me for getting excited to see that Bowers & Wilkins’ first noise-canceling cans, the PX, do…

Microsoft Is Finally Shuttering Its Groove Music Streaming Service – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Signage is displayed in the exhibition hall during the Microsoft Inspire partner conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 10, 2017. During his keynote speech CEO Satya Nadella unveiled Microsoft 365 software that brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg After years of trying to make its Groove Music service happen, Microsoft has finally thrown in the towel…

Tom Petty dies at 66 – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

(CNN)Rocker Tom Petty died Monday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Dimitriades confirmed Petty’s death on behalf of the performer’s family. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2017/10/02/tom-petty-songs-most-memorable-orig-nws.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_12′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171002165004-12-tom-petty-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171002165004-12-tom-petty-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171002165004-12-tom-petty-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171002165004-12-tom-petty-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171002165004-12-tom-petty-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171002165004-12-tom-petty-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171002165004-12-tom-petty-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId =…

Music legend Tom Petty dies – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

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Country Music Stars Express Shock at Las Vegas Shooting – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Photo Online videos showed the country singer Jason Aldean performing on Sunday night as the Las Vegas shooting began. Credit Paul Buck/European Pressphoto Agency Country music artists and other performers expressed words of sympathy as well as frustration over gun violence on Monday as they mourned the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. One guitarist who played there said that the killings had changed his views on gun laws….

Concert Security Expert on What Las Vegas Tragedy Means for Live-Music Industry – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Bataclan, the Pulse nightclub, Manchester — and now Vegas. The past two years have seen horrific acts of mass violence at music events, and each one has been different from the other. The November 2015 attack on the Bataclan in Paris that killed 130 people was part of a larger coordinated attack on the city by the Islamic State. Omar Mateen, who killed 49 with automatic weapons at the Pulse…

Mass shooting at Las Vegas music festival – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

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Microsoft retires Groove Music service, partners with Spotify – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Microsoft rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music two years ago, in a bid to make its music streaming service more relevant to consumers. Despite the name change, Groove always felt like a vestige of the Zune era at Microsoft and something that consumers were unaware of. Microsoft is now giving up on Groove Music today, and partnering with Spotify instead. Microsoft will stop selling Groove Music passes soon (to stream…

The Basics: Las Vegas Shooting, Jason Aldean & The Route 91 Harvest Music Festival – NPR

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

A banner for the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. A shooter killed over 50 and wounded 200 during the festival’s final performance in Las Vegas. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David Becker/Getty Images A banner for the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. A shooter killed over 50 and wounded 200 during the festival’s final performance in Las Vegas. David Becker/Getty Images Updated at 11:42 a.m. ET…

The month’s best music: Post Malone, Björk, Lorenzo Senni and more – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Last month we launched the first of an ongoing series at the Guardian where we round up 50 of the month’s best tracks, across all genres – and tell you a bit more about 10 of the most exciting ones below. You can subscribe to the playlists via various streaming services in this widget, and let us know what you think in the comments. Google Play Music users can access…

Local DJ at Las Vegas shooting: ‘The more I think about it, the more scared I get’ – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

The morning after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the streets of Las Vegas felt “kind of eerie and quiet,” said Katie Toupal, a DJ for local country music station BUZ’N 102.9. Toupal was one of more than 22,000 fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, killing at least 58 people. Katie Toupal, a DJ for local country music station…

More Than 50 Dead, 400 Injured at Las Vegas Country Music Festival (Updated) – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

In the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, at least 50 people have died and more than 400 were injured after a gunman opened fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Police named Stephen Paddock, 64, as the gunman, and said that the Mesquite, Nev., resident was now dead by his own hand. A…

The month’s best music: Post Malone, Björk, Lorenzo Senni and more – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Last month we launched the first of an ongoing series at the Guardian where we round up 50 of the month’s best tracks, across all genres – and tell you a bit more about 10 of the most exciting ones below. You can subscribe to the playlists via various streaming services in this widget, and let us know what you think in the comments. Google Play Music users can access…

Mass shooting at Las Vegas music festival – CNN International

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

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Twenty Dead, Scores Injured at Country Music Festival Steps From the Las Vegas Strip – Variety

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Twenty people have died and more than 100 were injured after a gunman opened fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday night. According to local reports, the victims were shot with a high-powered assault rifle. Police responded to the incident about 10 p.m. local time. In a media briefing held shortly after midnight, police reported…

Music teacher suspected of contaminating flutes with semen, roiling Southern California school districts – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

Two Southern California school districts were giving conflicting messages over the weekend as they attempted to guide parents through a scare touched off last week by a state and federal investigation of a music specialist suspected of contaminating musical instruments with semen. Responding to the probe, the Saugus Union School District in Los Angeles County sought help from parents to collect evidence in the investigation, which it said “is focusing…

Leominster bar skips NFL, listens to patriotic piano music instead – The Boston Globe

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

In Leominster, a bar owner decided to take a hard pass on football Sunday afternoon. Instead, Mike Cooley, the owner of the Monument Tap, turned on golf and NASCAR and brought in piano player Pat Perla to perform a selection of show tunes and patriotic music. Advertisement It was the bar’s own form of protest after eighteen New England Patriots players decided to take a knee during the national anthem…

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