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Windows 10 FLAC support will extend to phones and small tablets

The lossless audio compression format won't be limited to laptops and desktops, though it's a few months away.

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The coolest headphones of CES 2015

This year’s crop of headphones are multi-taskers.

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Attention audiophiles: Neil Young's high fidelity Pono Player hits stores Monday

It's finally here audio fans: Neil Young's fancy high-resolution audio player the Pono is landing on store shelves.

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How to DJ your New Year's Eve Party using a Chromecast and Google Play Music

Be the expert mixmaster all with a few taps of your phone and Google's streaming dongle.

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LG's Music Flow aims to outstream Sonos with portable speakers and auto-playback

LG brings a bunch of new ideas to the whole-home audio game, but can it match Sonos' ecosystem and polish?

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Where to find the best streaming holiday music and movies

Egg nog and mistletoe can take you only so far. To complete the holiday mood, dial up some appropriate music and movies.

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Qualcomm's AllPlay promises to deliver audiophile-quality wireless music streaming

Monster's SoundStage Wi-Fi speakers use Qualcomm's AllPlay tech to stream audio at sampling rates up to 192kHz, and resolution up to 24-bits.

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Microsoft's giving 100 more insanely great music albums away for free

And once you've claimed the albums you want, you can download them as DRM-free MP3s.

on pcworld.com

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Grooveshark gives fully-legal streaming a shot with 'Broadcasts' radio service

After years of battling with record labels and ultimately getting outdone by Spotify, Grooveshark is taking on Pandora instead.

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Pharrell, John Lennon tunes could get pulled from YouTube over royalty spat

Whether a takedown happens or not, the dust-up underscores tensions between artists and streaming services like YouTube and Spotify.