Life and Style Last.fm users can now stream music from Spotify's catalogue

Last.fm users will now have access to the 20 million songs available on Spotify

Spotify launches Connect: seamless audio syncing and new hardware options

Updates to software aim to make Spotify a ubiquitous music hub for homes.

The Festival No 6 playlist: Electric Elephant

Electric Elephant Festival is proud to be working with the wonderful Festival No. 6. Once again we have curated two dance tents featuring DJ legends such as Frankie Knuckles, Carl Craig and Andrew Weatherall, alongside the freshest new talent including Daniel Avery, Maxxi Soundsystem, San Soda.

Vodafone launches 4G network with sports and music offering in bid to secure customers

Vodafone will join O2 and EE offer extra-fast 4G mobile networks, Three has yet to announce when it will launch

Spotify's Browse adds handpicked playlists for that 'human touch'

New additions to the music streaming site hope to differentiate Spotify in an increasingly hectic marketplace

Can music really affect your workout?

Fitness apps: Are we exercising to distraction?

Many of us can’t get through a workout without tunes or telly to make it less boring. And there’s nothing wrong with that, says Simon Usborne

Atoms For Peace in concert at The Roundhouse, London, Britain

Music review: Atoms for Peace - Thom Yorke revels in his newfound creative freedom

“We've decided we're gonna do a workout video,” Thom Yorke jokes, presumably alluding to his vest-clad surfer look. The Radiohead frontman is displaying his more laidback demeanour, warmed by the Los Angeles sun where this side project came together. Wobbling his head and twitching his shoulders to Atoms For Peace's grinding leftfield rhythms, Yorke revels in his newfound creative freedom, even if reaching the heights of his other band remains a harder challenge.

Samsung's SSD the 840 EVO offers the fastest write times of any commercial SATA standard flash storage

Samsung promises 'SSDs for everyone'

New 840 EVO offers 1TB for £420 & fastest SATA-standard speeds of any commercial storage

The 3D printer to go on sale at Maplin

Is the high-street ready for 3D printers?

Maplin have made one small step for the high street not a giant leap for personalised home manufacturing, argues Andrew Walker

Streaming services such as Spotify offer consumers a more reliable experience than peer-to-peer file-sharing sites

Music and film industries winning war on piracy, says report

There were 260 million pirated films and TV shows downloaded in 2008 but that figure has fallen to 120 million

Thom Yorke Spotify criticism: Top producer accuses Radiohead singer of Twitter hypocrisy

Stephen Street says Yorke's band devalued digital music when they made their seventh album pay-what-you-like

Google launches Chrome notifications for Windows

New feature might be paving the way for Google Now on desktops

Lessons in Modern Rockonomics: Most fans are saving up their money to watch big acts like Madonna and Bruce Springsteen

One of Princeton University economist Alan Krueger’s specialist subjects is analysing rock-concert revenue data. In 2004 and 2005 he wrote two papers called Rockonomics and was recently invited to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame to talk about his new findings, which aren’t likely to please smaller artists. Here are some of his findings:

Apple shows off its new iOS 7

Tim Cook launches iTunes Radio free streaming service to rival Spotify

It was a reminder that the Prism surveillance scandal was hardly halting the global demand for new technology. On Monday night Apple, one of the eight companies implicated in the recent Prism surveillance leaks, launched its eagerly anticipated online music streaming service.

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Grimmy statistics: Radio 1 chief Ben Cooper defends strategy after breakfast show drops 1m listeners

Radio 1 chief Ben Cooper has defended the station's music strategy after its breakfast show lost almost one million listeners.

Google shares hit record high as it starts streaming music market to take on Spotify

Google's market value rose beyond $300bn last night after its shares closed above $900 for the first time.

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

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