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Twitter has launched its new Tip Jar feature, allowing users to tip creators, journalists, experts and nonprofit organisations. Among the supported donation services includes Bandcamp, making this a useful addition for musicians, producers and artists. According to the company, the new feature is available to people using Twitter in English, although is currently limited to […]

Sennheiser has sold its consumer electronics division to hearing aid specialists Sonova for a reported $241 million. As part of the deal – described by Sennheiser as a “cooperation” – Sonova will take over the development and production departments of Sennheiser’s consumer audio business. Sonova will likely add headphones and soundbars to its portfolio of existing […]

With the home becoming the primary venue for music listening over the last 12 months, it’s no surprise if you’re dissatisfied with the basic functionality of a sole Bluetooth speaker. So if you dream of flitting room to room as your favourite tunes follow you around, then a smart multi-room audio system may be for […]

Over 180 artists have banded together to take a stance against Spotify‘s patent for a music recommendation technology based on speech monitoring. In 2018, the streaming giant filed a patent for a technology which could monitor and record speech and background noise in order to make personalised music recommendations. The filing was approved by the […]

Rumours have been brewing online that Apple will be soon be announcing its lossless music streaming service soon, alongside the next generation of Airpods. The claims trace to HITS Daily Double, which reported that Apple Music HiFi will be announced “in the coming weeks at the same $9.99-per-user price point as its standard plan” together […]

Facebook yesterday (26 April) launched its miniplayer for Spotify in select markets. Users will now be able to play music and podcasts directly from their Facebook news feeds. With the miniplayer, users can share, discover, and listen to music and podcasts on Spotify directly via their news feeds on the Facebook iOS and Android apps. […]

Over the last ten years, the purchase of portable Bluetooth speakers has become an essential consideration for music listeners. Whether to be used while lounging in the park, hosting (socially distanced) outdoor parties or just moving one around the home in lieu of a multi-room speaker system, Bluetooth speakers have come a long way, shedding […]

Apple has announced a new Apple TV 4K for 2021, bringing its A12 Bionic chip – the same featured in iPhone XS models – to the popular streaming box. The new chip is said to bring a “significant boost in graphics performance, video decoding and audio processing”, according to Apple. The device is also compatible […]