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Google's Pixel Buds are more than a pair of wireless earbuds. Equipped with an inbuilt language translator and assorted Google AI tricks, they promise to be essential travel accessories - particularly when holidaying or working abroad. If you're keen to get your hands on some, here is the pricing, specifications and release date for Australia!

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In the age of Spotify, Apple and Google Music, the very idea of buying a compact disc is becoming a little bit ancient and we’ve seen album sales decline dramatically since the '70s and '80s. Thus, a lot of the entries in the top ten best-selling albums of all time stretch back to those decades. There are some classics here - and maybe a few surprises.

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The newly-unveiled Pixel Buds promise to be the ultimate travel companion. In addition to putting your music and all the power of Google in reach at all times, they offer instant vocal translations straight into your ear - just like a real-life Babel fish.

Unveiled at the Made By Google event in San Francisco, the $249 earbuds don't yet have an Australian release date but are expected to be available by the end of the year. They're part of a slew of new Google-made hardware including the Pixel 2 smartphones, a Pixelbook laptop, new Google Home speakers and the Clips camera.

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Austin City Limits is a US live music concert featuring performances by Gorillaz, Milky Chance, The Black Angels, Joseph, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. It's a pretty solid lineup.

If you're not in Austin to attend, a number of the performances are actually available to livestream for free thanks to a partnership with Red Bull TV.

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Nothing is secret on the internet -- we know this. We get Facebook ads for shoes we look at on ASOS and Instagram ads for products we mention on Facebook. The eyes and algorithms are everywhere. Sometimes it's creepy, sure. But today it's great, because it means that everyone has a perfect, beautiful Spotify playlist of the songs we loved in high school.

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When you're listening to music through cheap headphones or speakers, an equaliser will help even out the sound. Most equalizers come with genre presets, but you can manually adjust them too. It helps to know what kind of instrument is affected by each frequency.

Shared from Kotaku

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My background music of choice for any board game session is Lin-Manuel Miranda's How Far I'll Go, but I know not everyone's a fan. Heck, it's probably the last thing you want blasting during a tense session of Seasons or, er, Munchkin (great for SeaFall though). That's when Melodice comes to the rescue, a neat little site that will generate -- and play -- a selection of game-appropriate tunes.

Shared from Gizmodo

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These are troubled times for SoundCloud, with staff lay offs, changing CEOs, and talk of emergency investment securing its future for the time being. As with any service that's looking shaky, users will be (and should be) worried about getting their stuff out -- you may have years of playlists, uploads, and podcasts collected on the service. Here's how to get all that audio and data into safer locales.

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Job interviews are notoriously stressful. While you can't really prep for every single question an interviewer is going to hit you with, there are a few questions you can prepare yourself for that will likely set the tone for the remainder of that hour-long interview. The first question someone is likely to ask you: "Tell Me About Yourself."

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Whenever I go to festivals and other events with wristbands I always try and keep my wristband loose so it's easy to take off later. I like keeping them as souvenirs, and cutting them off ruins them, in my opinion. Also, if you happen to buy a three-day pass to a festival and want to let your friend use your pass for a day, you need to be able to get that thing off and on without ripping or cutting it (not that I've ever done that).

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iTunes users all know the aggravating feeling every time you plug your phone into your car, or idly hit play: The first song in your library comes on, feeling less like music and more like an alarm clock, and you rush to turn it back off. And then you never again want to play Adele or Abbey Road or "Ain't No Sunshine". iTunes has poisoned your mind.

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Among the many portable gadgets that the smartphone has killed off -- digital camera, PDA, sat nav -- is the MP3 player. Phones are now very competent jukeboxes with some great apps, but are you putting up with an average-quality listening experience when you don't need to? Here are four ways to change that.

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I used to hate kids. Now that I have two of them, I'm OK admitting that. In my 20s, I went around swearing I would never spawn -- instead, I'd travel the world wild and free without ever having to change a nappy, listen to Barney songs, or pick up half-chewed Oreos from the floor.

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Last week, audio sharing service SoundCloud laid off 40% of its staff with reports indicating the free service had just 80 days of operating capital remaining. For musicians, podcasters and others who rely on the service, that has caused great consternation. But an announcement by the CEO and tweets from a musician who made their start on SoundCloud suggest a different story.