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50 Cent unveils range of headphones that monitor your heart rate – and NEVER … – Daily Mail

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones will debut later this year They have been created by 50 Cent’s SMS Audio in partnership with Intel  Built-in optical sensors will measure the wearer’s heart rate This information will be logged and analysed to identify exercise regimes Wearers will then be given tailored advice to boost fitness or weight loss Pricing and release dates have not been announced By Victoria Woollaston Published: 04:50…

To Become Another Being – New York Times

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

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SMS Audio makes Intel’s heart-rate tracking earbuds a reality – Engadget

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

Back at CES, Intel showed off its smart earbud concept that matched tunes to your pulse, and now it’s bringing similar tech to the masses. Thanks to a partnership with 50 Cent’s SMS Audio, the heart-rate-tracking chops will hit the gym inside the headphone maker’s new BioSport offering. Looking to “motivate and encourage” peak activity levels, the in-ear option packs a biometric optical sensor needed to monitor both physical…

SMS Audio makes Intel’s heart-rate tracking earbuds a reality – Engadget

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

Back at CES, Intel showed off its smart earbud concept that matched tunes to your pulse, and now it’s bringing similar tech to the masses. Thanks to a partnership with 50 Cent’s SMS Audio, the heart-rate-tracking chops will hit the gym inside the headphone maker’s new BioSport offering. Looking to “motivate and encourage” peak activity levels, the in-ear option packs a biometric optical sensor needed to monitor both physical…

Sony gets you discounted music with Album of the Day app – CNET

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

Matt Elliott/CNET I built up a large iTunes music collection over the years and dutifully organized it and added to it, but I hardly touch it anymore thanks to streaming services Spotify and Beats Music. I happily pay their monthly fees for access to collections of music that puts my music in iTunes to shame. Sony hopes to keep you from moving from music purchaser to music streamer — or…

They Heard America Playing – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Google SOUND View: Tool adds ambient music and noises to the world as … – Daily Mail

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sounds of Street View was created by designers for Manchester-based hearing aid specialists Amplifon UK The project adds audio to locations using sound markers in the Google mapping service It is still an experimental technology and only three locations are currently mapped using these audio markers This includes Place du Palais in Monaco, Hapuna Beach in Hawaii, and Balboa Park in San Diego In Monaco, for example, the user is dropped…

The sound of the summer? It’s DJ Mustard. – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Because it’s July in Washington and there’s no A/C backstage, tiny jewels of sweat are forming on DJ Mustard’s brow, decorating the tiny script tattoo on his right temple. “10 Summers,” it reads — the name of his new album, but also his vow to stay relevant for a decade. One down, nine to go. Born Dijon McFarlane, the 24-year-old hip-hop and R&B producer is having the summer of his…

Hundreds attend emotionally charged meeting on firing of church’s gay music … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

In an emotionally charged meeting Wednesday, parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church in northwest suburban Inverness voiced opinions over the firing of their longtime music director, who lost his job after announcing his engagement to his male partner on social media. Many of the roughly 700 people who attended appeared to support Colin Collette, who received a standing ovation when he entered the sanctuary. Members of the media were not…

Ferguson police chief: 911 audio to be released ‘shortly’ – KSDK

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.(Photo: KSDK) FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department will release the audio of 911 dispatchers following the shooting death of Michael Brown “shortly.” Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson admitted he didn’t “have any updates” when he addressed the media Wednesday afternoon. Jackson said the city’s request for folks not to protest or hold vigils in the evening hours was being done out of security concerns….

How indie game ‘Hohokum’ lets players explore art and music – Entertainment Weekly

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Both strange and welcoming, Hohokum is one of the most singular games to come out on a video game console this year. Released today across all Playstation devices, Hohokum doesn’t really defy classification as much as it ignores it. In Hohokum, players control a snake-like creature called the Long Mover through a strange and vibrant 2D world. The game doesn’t tell you what you’re supposed to do, because you’re already…

Ferguson police chief: 911 audio to be released ‘shortly’ – KSDK

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.(Photo: KSDK) FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department will release the audio of 911 dispatchers following the shooting death of Michael Brown “shortly.” Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson admitted he didn’t “have any updates” when he addressed the media Wednesday afternoon. Jackson said the city’s request for folks not to protest or hold vigils in the evening hours was being done out of security concerns….

The sound of the summer? It’s DJ Mustard. – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Because it’s July in Washington and there’s no A/C backstage, tiny jewels of sweat are forming on DJ Mustard’s brow, decorating the tiny script tattoo on his right temple. “10 Summers,” it reads — the name of his new album, but also his vow to stay relevant for a decade. One down, nine to go. Born Dijon McFarlane, the 24-year-old hip-hop and R&B producer is having the summer of his…

How indie game ‘Hohokum’ lets players explore art and music – Entertainment Weekly

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Both strange and welcoming, Hohokum is one of the most singular games to come out on a video game console this year. Released today across all Playstation devices, Hohokum doesn’t really defy classification as much as it ignores it. In Hohokum, players control a snake-like creature called the Long Mover through a strange and vibrant 2D world. The game doesn’t tell you what you’re supposed to do, because you’re already…

Music list: Aug. 15-21 – Cincinnati.com

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Drake, left, and Lil Wayne are at Riverbend on Friday. (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello ) Friday Concerts Drake vs Lil Wayne, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artists. $125.50, $79.50, $39.50, $35 lawn; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.riverbend.org. Terry Lee Goffee, 8 p.m., Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. Johnny Cash tribute. $12 plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.bogarts.com. Acoustic Kevin Fox with Dave, 8:30…

The sound of the summer? It’s DJ Mustard. – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Because it’s July in Washington and there’s no A/C backstage, tiny jewels of sweat are forming on DJ Mustard’s brow, decorating the tiny script tattoo on his right temple. “10 Summers,” it reads — the name of his new album, but also his vow to stay relevant for a decade. One down, nine to go. Born Dijon McFarlane, the 24-year-old hip-hop and R&B producer is having the summer of his…

How indie game ‘Hohokum’ lets players explore art and music – Entertainment Weekly

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Both strange and welcoming, Hohokum is one of the most singular games to come out on a video game console this year. Released today across all Playstation devices, Hohokum doesn’t really defy classification as much as it ignores it. In Hohokum, players control a snake-like creature called the Long Mover through a strange and vibrant 2D world. The game doesn’t tell you what you’re supposed to do, because you’re already…

Belmont’s music therapy degree designed to soothe – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Music therapist Jenny Plume brought a guitar for patient Jesse Phillips, 16, to learn to play at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. (Photo: Samuel M. Simpkins / The Tennessean ) NASHVILLE — Belmont University will launch an undergraduate music therapy program this fall, making it the only university in Tennessee to offer such a degree. Belmont officials believe the school is uniquely situated to offer the program because…

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty – The Slatest

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Irish Fest offers plenty of music plus a salute to Brian Boru – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

What’s the secret to the long-running success of Milwaukee’s Irish Fest? Favorable August dates? Hardworking volunteers? The secret benevolence of a pooka? Perhaps it’s the way Irish Fest balances the desire to throw a great party with a deep passion for traditional Celtic culture. This year’s festival begins with Thursday evening’s budget-friendly Grand Hooley; admission is only $5, or free with a donation of school supplies for children…

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