Christopher BreenSenior Editor, TechHive Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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First look: Beats Music is off to a promising start

The Beats brand enters the crowded field of on-demand music subscriptions. Its advantage? Curation from people who get music (and, possibly, you).

Short on holiday music? Slip into the stream

If your tree isn't trimmed or egg fully nogged until it's accompanied by oceans of holiday music, we can help you find the stuff by the stockingful.

Fill your home with holiday music

With a ho-ho-ho and a modest-to-moderate financial investment, you can blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other.

FlipShare not dead yet (but it soon will be)

FlipShare, the video-sharing service that accompanied Cisco's Flip pocket camcorders, will finally close its doors at the end of 2013.

Waterfield Designs' Staad review: A beautifully practical bag

The classic lines, rugged materials, and practical layout make the Staad backpack a pleasure to pack with you.

GarageBand 2.0 for iOS review: More tracks, a few tweaks

GarageBand 1.0 for iOS was great. Version 2.0 is even better, thanks to several strategic improvements.

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Smule Nation lets you unleash your inner Bieber on the world

Smule, maker of popular music creation apps, now lets you enjoy—or critique—the work of others via its Smule Nation website.