Alternatives to ROG Maximus Formula VII - want excellent soundview story

http://hardforum.com – I am in the planning stages of a new build. I am strongly considering the Asus ROG Maximus Formula VII, because of the excellent reviews it has received, mainly because of its excellent on-board sound. Plus I think it looks cool as hell. I have never used a ROG board before, and kind of think of this as a splurge purchase. I will be overclocking, but nothing crazy. (Hardware)

E3300/4GB RAM for HTPC?view story

http://hardforum.com – I have been thinking about building a HTPC. (Hardware)

Microsoft Is Killing Xbox Music’s Free Music Streamingview story

http://hardforum.com – Microsoft has served notice that it will be shutting down its free version of the Xbox Music streaming service as of December 1st. The music service will continue on as a paid subscription. Quote: With Xbox Music Pass, you have access to millions of songs on your PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the web. (Hardware)

There is too much dynamic range in the audio of modern movies and TV...view story

http://forums.anandtech.com – Can't get a decent volume level watching Walking Dead... the dialogue is super quiet, then a zombie appears and it's "RAHHH!" Same thing with movies like Man of Steel, Inception, Dark Knight etc.... the dialogue is really quiet and the action scenes and music are incredibly pumped up. This is suitable for theater viewing not home viewing. (Hardware)

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekview story

http://techcrunch.com –  As we return from Disrupt London, we give you the stories you won’t want to miss from the past week (10/18-10/24). 1. Josh Constine wrote a long form piece called “Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks” about the future of Spotify and what it will take for them to win the music streaming race. (IT news)

Create a Music streaming deviceview story

http://android.stackexchange.com – I currently own a media stream, MyGica, and a Samsung Galaxy S4. I would like to create a media server on the MyGica (running android 4.2) that will let me stream music from my S4 to the MyGica while still using Google Play Music. (HowTos)

simple play/pause indicatorview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello, I would love simple indicator. (Hardware)

Yep, Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music App And Roll It Into iTunesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Last month I reported that Apple would shut down Beats Music and likely add streaming music to iTunes. Apple denied, specifically, that Beats Music would be shut down. Shortly thereafter, ‘unnamed sources familiar with the matter’ conveniently surfaced to engage in a battle of semantics about whether Apple might modify Beats Music over time, including its brand. (IT news)

Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based aggregator of podcasts and talk radio programming. (IT news)

Help me decide on a receiver and a bluray playerview story

http://forums.anandtech.com – Hi guys, I need your help please. I originally intended to use a HTPC in my living room but many people discouraged me due to trouble with software bluray players like PowerDVD. Thus I'm considering getting a dedicated bluray player and a receiver instead. Vitally important is that the player is very quiet/silent during playback. I don't need 4K upscaling or 3D. (Hardware)