Sales Of Bluetooth Headphones Surpass Wired For First Time

The rumored drop of the headphone port on the iPhone may not be as painful as some feared.According to The NPD Group, Bluetooth headphones accounted for 54 percent of U.S. dollars sales for the first half of the year — the first time this has happened. Growth was spurred by decreasing average sales prices (ASPs):[…]

Music Streaming Proving Popular For Phone Users

While the smartphone has become a popular platform for consuming video content, consumers are listening to music on their phones nearly as much and for twice as long. According to research from Parks Associates, 68% of smartphone owners listen to streaming music daily. That’s comparable to the 71% of consumers who watch short video clips[…]

How Spotify’s Poor API Hygiene Broke a Bunch of Hardware and Software 

According to one developer, Spotify is the perfect example of what can happen when an API is poorly managed.Software engineer Stein Magnus Jodal is the developer behind the open-source music server, Mopidy. He has been a Spotify customer and user of its libspotify SDK for years. As Jodal explained in a blog post, libspotify was[…]

Wearable third arm gives drummers extra robotic rhythm

Thumping out as many drum beats in 60 seconds may get you a podium spot at the annual World’s Fastest Drummer competition, but we’ll take the full kit virtuoso playing of Cozy Powell, Philthy Animal Taylor or Mitch Mitchell any day of the week. When trying to emulate the fastest or the greatest on your[…]