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DJ Mouse MP3 mixer makes you the life of the party

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Music, Peripherals, Software,

DJ Mouse

Clearly, there is a whole world of DJing that I am really not down with.  Fortunately, my geek self is in love with this little DJ Mouse, guaranteed to turn me into DJ TechBlogger, yo! 

With a jog wheel and scratch knob (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg,) you’ll easily have crowds pumping. This is a full MP3 mixing software kit, and it’s compatible with Windows and OS X. You get the DJ Mouse, scratch mat, and software, all for $79.

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Sony Walkman S Series and E Series Walkmans set for release

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video,

Sony S Series E Series Walkman

has finally revealed the S Series Walkman, which supports JPGs, MP3/WMA/AAC audio, and H.264/MP4/WMV video at 30fps.  It also has an FM tuner with time-shifting, stereo speakers, a 2.4-inch screen, and a Lithium-Ion battery that’ll provide you with 42 hours of audio, or 6.4 hours of video playback. 

That’s not all, though. Sony is also introducing the E Series Walkman, which is similar to the S Series, but forgoes the speakers, and has a 2-inch QVGA screen.  It also doesn’t support H.264 video. 

The S and E Series come in many colors, at varying prices. The S-Series is $110 for the 8GB, and the $130 for the 16GB.  The E-Series is $80 for the 8GB, and the 16GB version is $100.

Read More | PR Newswire

Spotify streaming music app coming to iPhone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, App Store News, New Apps,

Hey, streaming subscription music fans, it looks like Spotify has finally been approved by , and it will be appearing in the App Store shortly. You may not realize how big a deal this is at first glance, but trust me, this is huge. Spotify is a service that gives you all-you-can-eat access to music for a set fee each month. The app appearing on the iPhone and iPod touch means that you can use another store besides iTunes to listen to, and download, music. Yes, Spotify even lets you listen to downloaded tracks if you are offline. This is a game-changer, and we look forward to getting our hands on Spotify once it is released!


Real Housewives’ Kim Zolciak is Tardy for the Party

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Bravo, Cable,

Kim Zolciak

Thanks to songs from Heidi Montag, and now a single from Kim Zolciak, I have learned one very important thing: skillful producers are a talentless blonde’s best friend.

Although the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has already proven that she can barely hold a tune (evidence after the jump), Zolciak has miraculously made a huge turnaround. What’s the key to her overproduced triumph? Co-star .

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Peter Andre to Stage Jackson Tribute

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Kind Acts,

Peter Andre plans a tribute concert for Michael Jackson

Australian singer-songwriter Peter Andre is in talks to stage a tribute concert.

The “Behind Closed Doors” singer has been in “regular contact” with Michael’s sister La Toya and is hoping to meet her next week to “finalize” their plans for a show.

The 36-year-old star revealed in New! magazine:

“Over the last few weeks I have been in regular contact with La Toya Jackson about some kind of tribute for her brother, Michael. Everyone who knows me knows how much I idolized Michael and how much his music influenced me, so I feel really honored to be part of this. There isn’t anything quite set in stone yet but we have four or five ideas, including a tribute concert or a TV special. La Toya is flying to the UK next week, so we are going to meet up and hopefully put our ideas into action. La Toya is one of the few Jacksons I haven’t met yet, so I am really looking forward to spending some time with her.”

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Bleeding Edge TV 315: Zune HD hands-on Interface Preview

We were able to spend some quality time with the a couple of days ago, and we put together this video walkthrough of the interface on the device. Unfortunately, we weren’t connected to Wi-Fi, so we weren;t able to show web browsing, downloading from the Marketplace, or Social, but this gives you a really good idea of what to expect when you get pick up your Zune HD (available for pre-order now) come September 15th.

Our favorite feature? I’ll probably be using the pinned items on the side quite a bit, especially for the recently synched stuff. Quick access to things like that have been much needed on touch devices. A runner up would have to be the quick scroll in the music browser. Again, it saves you on just quickly swiping a bunch of times, hoping to get to the right spot.

All in all, we’re impressed. Of course, we will have a full Zune HD review when we get our own device. For now, be sure to read up on everything we know about the Zune HD.


Logitech introduces two new iPod speaker docks: S325i and S125i

Logitech introduces two new iPod docks: S325i and S125i

The last time we were discussing , it was in regards to the unveiling of nine new webcams.  Now the company has shifted our focus to their new iPod speaker docks, as they have two new ones that we want to let you in on.  The S325i (pictured above) is -compatible, and powered by a rechargeable battery good for 20 hours.  The S125i is powered by 4 AA batteries, but doesn’t seem to support the iPhone.  Both of these will be available later this month, with the S325i retailing for $129, and the S125i for $69.

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The Show Must Go On: Idol Continues Without Abdul

Victoria BeckhamPosh Spice, a.k.a. Victoria Beckham, joined Kara, Simon and Randy today for auditions in Denver, Colorado. “We gotta try and make it work, man,” said Randy Jackson of doing the show without it’s original female judge.

Kara DioGuardi said she’s “completely shocked” and that ’s absence is “such a loss for the show and the contestants.”

Apparently, Posh and Simon Cowell already have a history together - Cowell turned down the Spice Girls. “I think he’s great,” a smiling told reporters.

Read More | E! Online

Editorial: It’s time to raise the Xbox Live friend limit

Xbox 360 Friend Limit

Okay, I’ve had enough of the friend limit that Microsoft has imposed on us for far too long. I think this has gone on long enough, and I’m really not seeing a good reason for it. As many Xbox Live gamers know, the current limit on friends you can have is set to 100. The thing is, in the age of social networks like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and all the others, we are now used to connecting with many people in our social graph across many different services.

Now, all that said, there is still one more very annoying piece to this puzzle. Did you know that the Zune Social and Xbox Live share one common friends list? In other words, if you currently have 100 Xbox Live friends, and you go out and buy a Zune, and want to connect with people who also have Zune’s (but don’t necessarily play games,) you are out of luck. You’ll have to remove someone from your Xbox Live friend list to add someone else. This is, in two words, absolutely ridiculous. I get wanting to share the and Xbox ecosystem, but to shoot yourself in the foot like this is just puzzling. I personally have at least 15 people that I would like to add as friends on the Zune Social, but I can’t, because my Xbox Live list is maxed out.

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Free MP3: War Tapes - Dreaming of You

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Rock, Free Music Downloads,

DescriptionArtist: War Tapes
Album: The Continential Divide
Song: Dreaming of You [Download @ Sarathan Records]
Reppin’: LA
WWW: http://myspace.com/wartapes
What?: The foursome includes Neil Popkin (singer/rhythm guitarist, from Boston), his sister Becca Popkin (bassist, also from Boston), Matt Bennett (lead guitar, from Hawaii) and William Mohler (drummer, from SoCal). They’ve been raking in rave reviews since their 2006 live debut, and the early buzz on War Tapes earned airplay on such tastemaker radio stations as BBC Radio 1 and Live 105 in San Francisco, while “Dreaming of You” was aired on NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly (and “The Night Unfolds” for a week in March).


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