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‘Microsoft Band’ wearable spotted ahead of rumored announcement

Microsoft is expected to unveil its fitness band very soon and the company appears to have leaked its new wearable a little early. A Microsoft Band Sync app has appeared in the Mac App Store today, indicating that the company’s new wearable will simply be named Microsoft Band when it debuts. The application reveals what the Microsoft Band looks like and it’s pretty similar to Samsung’s Gear Fit with a horizontal display. There’s little other information included in the Microsoft Band Sync app listing, but the app does indicate that the band will sync its data to the cloud.

Microsoft’s fitness band will have some smartwatch features, but it will be primarily focused on fitness activities. We’re told the fitness band will track steps,…

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Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks

Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. Forbes reports that the announcement is due “within the next few weeks,” and The Verge can confirm this is accurate. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness band is imminent, and the device will be stocked at retailers in time for the holiday season. Microsoft’s wearable launch will mark 10 years since the company announced its SPOT smartwatch in 2004 that used FM radio signals to send instant messages from Windows Messenger, news headlines, stock information, and weather forecasts to your wrist.

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Interview: Mr Twin Sister: The leaderless five-member band shares personal anecdotes and the three-year process of making their freshly dropped eponymous album

Interview: Mr Twin Sister

The five members of the band Mr Twin Sister, armed with a name change and their own recently established label (bidding adieu to Domino), are finally letting go of an album three years in the making….

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Nightmare and the Cat + Gary Baseman: The LA-based band taps the beloved contemporary artist to put his mark on their forthcoming album, Simple

Nightmare and the Cat + Gary Baseman

When artist Gary Baseman was asked to collaborate on the album cover art for the band Nightmare and the Cat, he did more than art direct the band’s photo…

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Microsoft’s smartwatch is reportedly a fitness band with smartphone notifications

Microsoft’s smartwatch has long been rumored as a device that competes with Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear watches, and any future hardware from Apple, but it might not take the form of a watch. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft’s smartwatch will actually be a fitness wristband with multiple sensors designed to track steps, calories burned, and heart rate. Thurrott’s report matches similar recent rumors of a Microsoft smartwatch that continuously measures heart rate through the day and night.

Images in a recent patent filing from Microsoft could offer an early glimpse at where the company is heading with its fitness band. The patent filing from May includes hardware that resembles a fitness band with icons for running…

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‘Rock Band’ studio’s ‘Amplitude’ revival reaches Kickstarter funding goal

Amplitude, an early game from Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central developers Harmonix, is officially making a comeback. The reboot project just got funded on Kickstarter with less than 24 hours to go; as of a week ago, the game had only raised around a third of its $ 775,000 goal. It will now see release on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 with an estimated release date of 2015; Sony still owns the rights to the franchise, meaning the new entry will be restricted to PlayStation platforms.

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Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You’ve never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that “have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs.” That “fresh” description isn’t exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple decades or hundreds of years. After kicking off the three song setlist with “Also sprach Zarathustra,” the drones move on to “Carol of the Bells” and close with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” And the end result sounds surprisingly great.

“The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp,” the company says. They even manage to play drums and crash cymbals with the help…

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Interview: Museum of Love: Longtime friends Pat Mahoney (of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany on their new band and very “un-DFA” record

Interview: Museum of Love

While the much-loved LCD Soundsystem disbanded in 2011, drummer Pat Mahoney has hardly remained idle. In fact, the DFA veteran has literally become even more more vocal in his new collaboration with longtime friend Dennis “Jee Day” McNany (founder of Run Roc Records),…

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Discover the story behind this band poster’s enchanting illustration

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When he was invited to contribute to an unusual exhibition that combined his two passions, illustrator and musician Adam Hill found himself conjuring up strange lights and mysterious rituals to capture the mood of psych rock band The Very Wicked.

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Rock band icons


A fun project by Tata & Friends, a set of icons that illustrate the names of famous rock bands.








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