Powered by Blackfire: The HTC One M9

Powered by Blackfire: The HTC One M9

Blackfire Research is proud to partner with leading smart phone and electronics manufacturer HTC, for their award winning,  HTC One M9 smartphone. Blackfire Research technology is featured in the smartphone’s HTC Connect service, which allows users to “wirelessly stream music or video from HTC One M9 to speakers or TV by just swiping up the screen with 3 fingers.” (HTC.com)

With HTC Connect, you can stream media wirelessly from your phone to any Blackfire powered product, from leading brands such as the HARMAN KARDON™ Omni series of speakers. Once connected, the audio and music from the HTC smartphone is routed to these products, much like Bluetooth. However, unlike Bluetooth, Blackfire technology enables much longer range, improved resolution, superior sound quality, and multi room play.

Blackfire powered products can be used in various multi room or in-room configurations. They can also be grouped into various zones, selected for playback at will, and be shared by multiple phones. Therefore, the user can enjoy music from the HTC One to a HARMAN KARDON OMNI 20 Speaker in the kitchen and simultaneously send it to a HARMAN KARDON Adapt plugged into their stereo system – all playing simultaneously, in high quality, over the home Wi-Fi. Blackfire technology is compliant with any online music/media service applications on the HTC One M9, which allows HTC One users maximum flexibility in enjoying their music and makes the HTC One a powerful media platform.

The HTC One M9 is carried by AT&T and Sprint. For more information, visit http://www.htc.com/us/.

Featured Music Friday: Awaken, My Love!

Featured Music Friday: Awaken, My Love!

Multitalented comedian, actor, writer, and musician, Donald Glover, is back with his third studio album as Childish Gambino. In “Awaken, My Love!” Glover abandons his “Because The Internet” rap persona that gave him two grammy nominations in 2013, and instead, experiments in new-wave soul and funk. Not only does Glover create an entirely new sound for his latest album, he has also created an entirely new format on which to experience his music. Glover recently announced that “Awaken, My Love!” will be available on “virtual reality vinyl” sometime in 2017.

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On this Day in Music History: January 19, 1980

On this Day in Music History: January 19, 1980

On this day in 1980, Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album “The Wall,” began it’s 15-week residence atop the Billboard charts. The rock opera, which explores abandonment and isolation, was released on November 30, 1979 and sold over 19 million copies worldwide between its release and 1990. Following the release of the album, Pink Floyd kicked off The Wall Tour, where, during each performance, a 40-ft high wall was constructed between the band and the audience, and torn down during the show’s finale. “The Wall” remains one of the most profitable albums in the U.S., but is Pink Floyd’s second best-selling album, behind “Dark Side of the Moon” (1973). In 2003, Rolling Stone awarded “The Wall” the #87 spot on its “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list.

 

Featured Music Friday: Starboy

Featured Music Friday: Starboy

Canadian R&B singer/songwriter, The Weeknd, is back with his third studio album, Starboy. Hot off the heels of his mega-successful sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness (2015), which made the once homeless musician a household name and earned him numerous awards, Starboy is The Weeknd coming to terms with his celebrity status. For Starboy, fame is loneliness and paranoia, filled with failed relationships and designer drugs, all wrapped into the luxe setting of an exclusive nightclub or a dark, elegant penthouse.

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On this Day in Music History: January 12, 1969

On this Day in Music History: January 12, 1969

48 years ago, Led Zeppelin’s debut album, Led Zeppelin, was released in the United States by Atlantic Records. The album, which brought us “Good Times Bad Times,” peaked at No. 10 on Billboard. Critical reception to the album was lukewarm, but was a commercial success due to the band’s hard-rock sound which was gradually being adopted by the American and British counterculture. In 2004, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is currently ranked at #29 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”