Twitter offers musicians early access to its #music app

Twitter apparently has its very own music app in the works. Although it remains unclear when the platform will go live for the masses, the site has already granted early access to a number of prominent musicians.

$700 Sonos (streaming) Playbar gets official

Sonos has designed a number of impressive multiroom digital music systems over the past few years.

Saying goodbye to Sony MiniDisc players

If you were a huge music fan back in the early 90's, you might remember when Sony proudly rolled out its MiniDisc audio format and associated players.

Google Music Scan and Match swaps explicit songs for clean tracks

Have you used Google's Music Scan and Match platform to upload music to the cloud? Well, you may have noticed that the service has an alarming tendency to swap explicit songs with so-called "clean" tracks. 

Mac malware hijacks video and audio data

Morcut malware - aka Crisis - was apparently specifically coded to spy on infected Mac OS X users by hijacking video and audio data.  

Blackberry launches accessory for easy music streaming

RIM's launched a rather nifty little gadget at the BlackBerry World Conference: the BlackBerry Music Gateway.

Apple eyes new audio format for HD iCloud streaming

Apple may be in the process of developing a new HD audio format for its iCloud streaming service.

Steve Jobs and Neil Young were rockin' in the free world

Classic rock legend Neil Young has confirmed that he and the late Steve Jobs were working to create a new audio format.

Edison recording from 1888 may be 1st talking doll

There’s another invention being linked to the long dead innovator Thomas Edison. Scientists are now saying that he may have invented the first talking doll.

ATM skimmers are stealthier than ever

Tech-savy cyber criminals are apparently cannibalizing components from audio players and spy cams to fashion a new generation of stealthy, effective ATM skimmers.

Kindle books gain embedded video - but only for Apple users

Amazon is to include embedded audio and video in its Kindle books - but not for those that use its own hardware.

Nox Audio debuts "cross-platform" headset

Nox Audio has debuted an $80 "cross-platform" headset for PCs, iPods and cell phones.

8,000 petabytes of mobile data traffic expected by 2014

Mobile data traffic originating from PC (USB) modems and routers is expected to increase from 2,000 petabytes of data to a staggering 8,000 in 2014.

Google rolls out YouTube auto-captions

Google has officially introduced an advanced auto-caption feature for all YouTube users.

Serial ticket scammers indicted on 43 counts

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted four individuals who allegedly made more than $25 million by fraudulently acquiring and reselling over 1.5 million entertainment tickets.

Archos touts Android-powered tablets for the masses

Not interested in shelling out the big bucks for Apple's overhyped iPad? 

Well, Archos has introduced two new Android-based tablet devices with a fairly reasonable $200-$223 price tag.

Quake 3 frags Android OS at 25fps

A talented programmer known as thunderbird2k has successfully ported Quake 3 to the Android OS.