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Google’s Chromecast dongle just got another streaming service. Hold on to your dragons: HBO GO support is available starting today.The not-quite-a-set-top-box Chromecast is Google’s answer to the Apple TV and Roku line of streamers. But unlike other over-the-top devices, the small dongle is controlled via Android and iOS devices, or through the Chrome Browser instead of a remote. With a supported app like Netflix — or now HBO GO on your phone or tablet — you can “cast” videos to a connected TV and continue using other apps on your device. When using the Chrome browser, you can cast any online video to your TV.While other streamers also let you push online video to your TV, the Chromecast’s $35 price point makes it particularly compelling. 

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Microsoft announced Monday that it overhauled its music video search function for users to explore, discover, and browse more music on Bing. The search engine has brought in more than 1.7 million songs from 70,000 artists and 500,000 albums from all across the Web, including YouTube, Vimeo, MTV, Artist Direct, and more.”Our new music video experience was designed with music lovers in mind,” Bing’s Multimedia team, Ryan Becker and Deepak Santhanam, wrote in a blog post. “Whether you’re looking for videos of songs and artists you are already familiar with (like Led Zeppelin and Justin Timberlake) or you’re looking to discover the next up-and-coming artist or revisiting the classics, we’ve got you covered.”

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Voting was tight across all five of our top music players, but Winamp fans came out of the woodwork to take the top spot with over 27% of the vote. Many of you pointed out that aside from the added bloat over the years, Winamp is still fast, flexible, free, customizable, and—say it with me—it really whips the llama’s ass.

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Android/iOS/Windows/Web: Today, Microsoft announced brand new Android and iOS apps for its Xbox Music service available to subscription customers. With the simultaneous addition of the top two mobile platforms, Xbox Music joins the big dogs of music streaming.

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Albini records to analog tape, not because he’s in love with the sound of analog. No, he’s concerned that as digital formats continue to evolve, today’s digital recordings will be unplayable in the future. I loved the way Albini put it: “I feel it would be irresponsible to give my clients digital files as their permanent masters, knowing they would eventually disappear or become unusable, so I won’t do it. Some of the bands I work with don’t appreciate the difference, or take seriously the notion that music should outlive the people who make it, and I understand that.” Still, Albini feels that analog tape offers the best chance for recordings to survive. I agree, and analog tape can be used to create great sounding high-definition digital masters. That’s not true of the vast majority of recordings that are being made today; most are limited to 48-kHz/24-bit digital.

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