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Samsung names Wolfson as primary audio partner for Galaxy devices

Samsung appears to have made a more formal commitment with Wolfson Microelectronics. In fact, they have recently named Wolfson as a primary audio partner. This move will touch on upcoming Galaxy branded devices to include both smartphones and tablets. The more formal part of this agreement comes in because this is not the first time Samsung has used Wolfson technology in a Galaxy device.

TuneIn Radio app gets updated with new features

Fans of the radio music streaming app TuneIn Radio should be glad to hear that the application has been updated. The new updates promise to make it easier for users to discover new music. One of the new features of the app is called TuneIn Live and is accessed through a new tab on the home page of the app.

HTC One “dual-membrane” microphones should improve audio recording quality

HTC has recently offered a bit of additional detail on Boom Sound, a feature that can be found in the recently announced One smartphone. The company is saying that users will be able to capture distortion free audio recordings thanks to the built-in "dual-membrane" microphones. HTC is using the example of being able to get a better than average recording while sitting in the best seat in the house at a concert or while sitting in the back of a classroom setting.

Google Glass bone conduction technology referenced in FCC filing

As if Google Glass wasn't already cool enough, today we're finding out that it feature bone conduction technology. The glasses recently made an appearance at the FCC, and the filing for the project mentions "integral vibrating element that provides audio to the user via contact with the user's head." Of course, Google recently filed a patent for glasses that feature the tech, so it seems that bone conduction will definitely be a part of Project Glass.

Bem Speaker Trio brings music to the entire house for $299

Today we learned of an awesome new Bluetooth speaker option announced at CES is available starting today, and if you love portable speakers it's worth a quick look. Meet the Bem Speaker Trio. This unique Bluetooth speaker option allows you to blast your tunes in the living room, then bring the music with you to multiple rooms and even the garage all simultaneously. All this works completely without wires too, so bring on the Google Music.

Google’s Music match replacing explicit lyrics – here’s a fix

Last week we reported that Google's finally added scan and match to their Google Music cloud service. The feature in which if Google already has the song available for Google Music, instead of uploading the entire song they'll just "scan and match" then add the song to your library for you. Much quicker. Sadly it looks like Google music doesn't like naughty words or those explicit Ludacris songs we all have.

Polk announces new UltraFit headphones made for Android

Today the popular speaker and audio company Polk Audio has just announced a slew of headphones for those leading an active lifestyle. Their somewhat new UltraFit 1000, 2000, and 3000 series are meant to handle all the elements, stay tangle free, and sound amazing. The best part about this news is they're now offering each model specifically for Android soon.

SuperTooth Disco 2 Bluetooth speaker review

Today we have our hands on the next generation of both wireless and wired sound from the folks at SuperTooth. This is their new and improved Disco 2 Bluetooth speaker we first saw at CES earlier this year. If you're a fan of the original SuperTooth Disco you'll surely want to check out this new version. It's smaller, more portable, has a variety of colors, and sounds great. Lets take a look.

SoundCloud introduces in-app audio editing

SoundCloud is a great platform to upload all of your audio creations to, and a lot of people use it to publish their own music and podcasts for the world to listen in on and hopefully gain some popularity. A big chunk of their user base enjoys using the service's mobile app, and it updated today with some pretty cool new features.
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