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How Baseball Players Use Walk-Up Music Like a Performance Enhancing Drug

Angels’ Mike Trout likes Drake. The Nationals’ Bryce Harper opts for Sinatra. Some go with a feel-good ballad from an 80s band called The Outfield. At least a half-dozen players use “Turn Down for What.” This is the world of baseball “walk-up” music, the songs that blare through the stands as the batters of the home… » 8/03/15 2:41pm Yesterday 2:41pm

Five Best Ways to Share Playlists

Sharing music with friends is a time-honored way to discover new bands, talk over your music tastes with friends, and learn a bit more about the bands that you love. This week we’re looking at five different ways to send and share playlists around at a party, or just among friends, based on your nominations. » 7/26/15 3:40pm 7/26/15 3:40pm

Marshall's Rock n' Roll Android Phone Actually Looks Awesome

Marshall Headphones, the splinter manufacturer that labels “lifestyle” electronics with the amplifier brand’s logo and styling, is making a new Android phone with music-centric features. There’s a little gimmicky nostalgia here, but forgive me lords of rock n’ roll authenticity if I kind of love it. » 7/16/15 11:45am 7/16/15 11:45am

What Would You Hear on the Radio If You Were Light Years From Earth?

Radio waves hurtle from Earth out into the Universe. That means the older a broadcast is, the farther it’s traveled into the final frontier. Now, a group of developers has built an eye-popping simulator that shows how many light years our music has traveled — and what you’d hear if you were billions of miles from… » 7/14/15 2:55pm 7/14/15 2:55pm

These Are the Songs That Define Your City, According to Spotify

Like every popular online service out there—from OkCupid to PornHub—Spotify keeps tabs on its users, and especially their listening trends. The popular streaming site’s already demonstrated its anthropological power to learn about people through music, and now it’s expanding that power to a global scale. » 7/13/15 3:25pm 7/13/15 3:25pm

The Best Gadgets to Keep Your Kids Entertained Over the Summer Break

If the weather wasn’t enough to clue you in, you can’t ignore that it’s definitely summer now that the schools are closed and the kids are suddenly free from the clutches of teachers and homework. Sadly that leaves us with the problem of keeping them entertained over the next couple of months. School might suck, but… » 7/12/15 1:00pm 7/12/15 1:00pm

Inside the small shop that makes fantastic headphones the old school way

For such a quaint shop that hasn’t advertised their headphones since 1964, Grado Headphones is a total powerhouse. Hypebeast took a tour to find out the story behind Grado and it’s fascinating to see how these old school makers of headphones compete with the excessive beaten industry of today. » 7/08/15 8:15pm 7/08/15 8:15pm

Can a laser etched tortilla actually play music like a vinyl record?

One of those jokester Vines had previously made a six-second funny on a tortilla playing music but Rhapsody Records wanted to see if it was actually feasible. Supposedly it is! They took an uncooked flour tortilla and then laser etched the deliciousness into something that can hold music. » 7/07/15 9:09pm 7/07/15 9:09pm

That's No Moon, It's a Rock Band

Last week, classic rock band Styx met the man who named a moon after them - well, sort of. Pluto’s smallest moon, Styx, is really named after a mythological river, in keeping with International Astronomical Union naming conventions. But the SETI institute’s Mark Showalter, who discovered Styx (the moon) in 2012, says… » 7/05/15 10:00am 7/05/15 10:00am