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Pandora plans to offer ad-free 'day passes' later this year

Need some music for your next house party? Pandora will soon have something for you.

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Sony's latest snake oil: Pricey 'Premium Sound' Micro SDXC cards

For a $160, Sony's audiophile SDXC card claims to reduce electrical noise. Will anyone buy it?

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FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

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Music piracy battle erupts in Russia as major labels sue large social network

Sony, Universal Music and Warner are going after vKontakte, alleging wholesale copyright infringement.

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Drastic Spotify redesign sports a darker look and revamped Your Music section

Spotify is doing away with its gray theme for a bold new black look. Here's a preview of what you can expect.

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