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IF you're one of those people who can't work in silence but prefers the buzz of a coffee shop to the AM radio blaring in your office, Coffitivity may be able to help your productivity. By blending the ambient noise of a bustling caf© and mixing it with your own music, you can create your own blend of background noise to help break the silence in your cubicle and hopefully get the creative juices flowing.



ANYONE still searching for the perfect start page for web browsing may want to consider a content aggregator like OneFeed. With the simplistic yet powerful iGoogle being pulled from the web this fall, OneFeed could be a replacement for anyone who uses Chrome to browse the web. If you are still using Internet Explorer or Firefox, this might be a good reason to make the switch to Chrome. Pulling together content from popular sites you may visit, along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, your email and other accounts you decide to include, OneFeed can easily become your social browsing hub.

A Complete List of Every Product Jay-Z Has Endorsed


OUTSIDE of Daft Punk and Kanye West, nobody did a better job at building the hype and anticipation of a new album this summer than New York MC/businessman/hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. While other artists struggle to figure out how to get some buzz around their releases, Jay-Z decided to flirt with an entirely new business model, one that will ensure he gets paid upfront and his fans get something exclusive.

No stranger to business arrangements that intertwine with his artistic endeavors, by partnering up with Samsung, Jay-Z continues his push into the new frontiers of the music industry with Magna Carta Holy Grail, showing other megastars just what needs to happen in 2013 to make an album larger-than-life. has put together a list of every product endorsed by Jay-Z, from the search engine Bing to Chrysler to Cherry Coke. There aren't many artists like Jay-Z, who are as successful in the boardroom as they are in the recording studio.

MP3 of the Week: Drake -- Girls Love Beyonc© (SBTRTK remix)


REMIXES don't always do a song justice, but taking Drake's Girls Love Beyonc© and reimagining it with some skittering drums and time-warped vocals gives the song a whole new life.

Video of the Week: Moby -- A Case for Shame (with Cold Specks)


INSPIRED by experimental filmmakers like Fellini and Andy Warhol, Moby's directorial debut is also the lead single from his new album, Innocents, set for release Oct. 1. Innocents will be the electronic producer's 11th studio album and marks an new era of collaboration. While the album was still recorded in his home studio, he had a number of friends and collaborators drop by and contribute to some of the songs. Moby, an accomplished visual artist, shot all the photos for the album and made the video for A Case for Shame with Ontario singer/songwriter Cold Specks.

Anthony Augustine is a freelance music, technology and pop culture writer who spends way too much time in front of a computer. Got a site you think he should see? Email him at or follow him at

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