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Sound Around You is a research project put together by Salford University. It asks people to capture a snapshot of sound from wherever they hear something interesting and upload it to a map to create a worldwide soundscape for all to explore.

If you are a UK student StuEx could prove really valuable as a place to buy, sell and swap books and other essential stuff to support your studies.

Windows Phone 8 owners can download a couple of free apps that put music into the palm of their hands. Free Mixtapes Cloud pulls collections from the community at LiveMixTapes.com with thousands of pre-made mixes available. Mixtapes is another option powered by 8tracks.com . It offers a much wider choice with thousands of mixes available.

If you prefer music with an Indian vibe Gaana.com is one of the leading portals featuring tracks in 21 languages including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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