It's surprising it's taken this long, but it's still a watershed moment: digital downloads are set to overtake the sales of physical copies of music for the first time this year.
Customers asked for it and now Amazon's delivering it. Cloud Player is a music hub in the cloud that lets you play any music you've uploaded to its Cloud Drive on any web-connected computer and Android smartphone.
Modern cars are getting more and more computerized, and that's a good thing, since they can now interconnect with all of our mobile devices and the Internet. But this also leaves them more vulnerable to hacking, even by something as simple as playing music on the stereo.
Do jukeboxes even still exist anymore? I can't recall seeing the old music box in any bar I've been into in the last few years. Apparently, TouchTunes and Frog Design think that the jukebox is still relevant today, so it gave it an upgrade fit for these touchscreen times.
Well, this is embarrassing. Warner Music, Sony BMG Music, EMI Music and Universal Music have collectively settled with a group of Canadian artists for $45 million, based on a lawsuit that charged the labels with pirating music for commercial purposes.
The mixtape — what was once considered a beautiful and intimate way of sharing music with others is long dead. It's been dead since the iPod killed cassette tapes. And no, iTunes playlists don't count as replacements. The design gurus over at I Miss My Pencil built a device to bring back some of the tangibility that music once had.
The next time your mom tells you to stop tapping your fingers on the furniture because it's annoying, just slip on a pair of these electronic piano gloves and belt out a little Mozart to chill her out. A piano at the dining table? Now that's way more unique than a piano iPad app.
If you're an aspiring musician, stop reading now, this will be painful. Japan's Crypton Future Media has unleashed upon the world what may be the future of pop music in the amazingly realistic, holographic singing idol Hatsune Miku.
If you believe the story Atomic Tom will tell, then the band had all of their instruments stolen and were forced to improvise. The solution? Play on iPhones, instead. The results are surprisingly good.
As amateur tinkerers ramp up their grasp of current tech, weird hybrid tools will become more common, such as the music-enabled Light Frequency Fingertips.