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Intel's presentations at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this year are focused on one of the biggest problems facing modern CPU designers—how to improve power efficiency without sacrificing compute performance. Intel isn't just tackling this problem through conventional process shrinks and smaller dies, however; the company detailed multiple new approaches. First up is Claremont, Intel's first chip built to run on Near Threshold Voltage (NTV) technology. The term "Near Threshold Voltage" refers to the amount of voltage required to switch a transistor from 0 to 1.... Read more...
What's the first song you listened to in 2012? Was on a Sirius XM radio? If not, there's a company that'd prefer to change that. Sirius XM Radio has just introduced the SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio, the first SiriusXM 2.0 radio that offers new features and receives an expanded channel lineup via satellite and Internet. Lynx is the most advanced radio ever from SiriusXM, able to receive the new expanded SiriusXM 2.0 channel lineup of commercial-free music, sports, and comedy that includes SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language programming. Lynx is built with a flexible architecture which... Read more...
While Siri has been on the tip of the tech world's tongue lately, it's Sirius XM making moves today. The company has released their first piece of hardware in quite some while, with the new Edge radio becoming the first to receive an expanded lineup of commercial-free music channels, sports, and comedy, as well as SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language channels.   The launch of SiriusXM Edge is part of the first phase of SiriusXM 2.0, a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM's satellite and Internet delivered service that will ultimately span hardware, software, audio, and data... Read more...
There have been quite a few awesome designs in the world of radios lately, but this new design from Revo Technologies takes the cake. The K2 is a beautiful tower made of aluminium and rubber, capable of delivering reception of a wide variety of radio formats including DAB, DAB+, FM and internet radio. K2 also offers full audio and video playback from iPod, iPhone and iPad, access to online music service Last.fm and the ability to wirelessly stream music files from any connected PC or Mac. K2's proprietary audio hardware effortlessly produces 40 watts of room-filling high-fidelity digital audio,... Read more...
The integration of car and technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and while we can't really understand why this didn't happen sooner, we're taking late over never given that we don't really have a choice. As SYNC and other in-car infotainment technologies continue to spread like wildfire, Pioneer isn't missing their chance to do something similar. The company has just revealed AppRadio, which is being called the first in-vehicle product designed to utilize the processing power, storage capacity, network connectivity and apps of the iPhone and iPod touch (4th generation) as the primary... Read more...
Clouds and streaming seem to be everywhere these days, and in a lot of cases, the two overlap. Liquid Compass may not be a totally familiar name, but with the explosion in growth when it comes to cloud streaming, we're guessing they'll be more well known soon. The company currently provides streaming services to the radio industry, and they've just announced that their next-generation LC PRO-M mobile streaming app for terrestrial and internet-only radio stations is now available for smartphone devices running on the Android operating system. Broadcasters on the Liquid Compass Streaming Delivery... Read more...
What if KidzBob met Pandora? What if we knew the answer to that question? Imbee has just announced a new product, and it's effectively just that: KidzBob/Pandora, all in one. Imbee is already considered "the" go-to social network for kids, has revealed the first just-for-kids on demand unlimited streaming service that offers a personalized and safe listening experience for its users. Imbee users will be able to listen to over eight million songs, with artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, Willow Smith and many more populating the airwaves. That may suit your tastes very... Read more...
Just as Internet Radio starts creeping in to take the place of more conventional broadcast recipes, Sony is doing things a little backwards. The company is just now launching their first DAB+ radios, years behind other companies like Pure Digital. The retro-styled XDR-S16DBP portable radio and XDR-C706DBP clock radio definitely look the part, and if you need to spice up a retro room, these are the pieces to do it. These radios not only tune DAB and DAB+ (available across the pond), but also FM signals. Both radios have 0.8W + 0.8W speakers, and the latter actually acts as a bedroom clock radio... Read more...
It took automakers quite a long time to finally realize that consumers really adore having technology in their cars. Not just basic stuff like power windows and locks, but more advanced stuff like iPod support, Bluetooth calling and touchscreen navigation units. Chevrolet and Ford have both been pushing technology a lot over the past year or so, and Chevy in particular has been angling to hit that social networking sweet spot that attracts so much attention these days. The 2012 Chevy Volt and Equinox are gearing up to be two of the more sophisticated rides of the new year, with Chevy's MyLink system... Read more...
It's something that was once reserved for only the highest of the high-end home cinema setups, and the average Joe simply never considered wiring his home for whole home audio. But these days, as technology has improved, blossomed, and become cheaper and easier to install, having whole home audio isn't the chore that it once was. Largely due to improvements in wireless protocols as well as the explosion of handheld wireless devices (smartphones and tablets come to mind), Sonos has been able to exploit a growing niche. The company's forte is to put audio into every room and just about every device... Read more...
Parental checks are available almost anywhere; on the TV, online, on video game consoles, etc. But one place where there weren't really any safeguards in place was the radio. If you could turn the dial, you could listen in. In America, there are pretty strict guidelines as to what can and cannot be said on the air, but on satellite radio, some of those rules don't exactly apply. Sirius XM subscribers may know that there are quite a few stations on the dial that may not be kid-approved, and now Ford is taking a step towards giving parents a way to block stations they feel are inappropriate. Ford's... Read more...
The Google TV craze is just now getting started, and while Google is battling with NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX to enable users to view content via Google TV devices, other companies seems more than eager to do business with the search giant. Many companies are optimizing their apps and websites for use on Google TV; it's a great way to get users to experience something that they otherwise wouldn't bother to try. By getting into the Google TV spotlight, it enables Google TV users everywhere to hop in and get started with an app or content portal. And while Google TV is obviously focused on television,... Read more...
Sirius XM hasn't announced new gear for years it seems like; early on, during the sat radio boom days, it felt like a new receiver was being introduced every week or so. Now, the company is helping the next generation of listeners find an easy way to tune in. The XM Snap! is meant to be portable and easy to install in any vehicle. As long as your car has a cigarette power adapter and an FM radio, you're set. The small Snap! tunes into Sirius XM broadcasts and then sends those signals to the car's stereo via FM. It uses an FM transmitter, and so you simply select an FM station that's open and let... Read more...
On one hand, it's just a clock, but on the other, it's one of the most connected and unique clocks we've ever seen. Grace Digital Audio, a relative unknown in the grand scheme of things, is showing the big boys a thing or two about design and feature sets with the new Allegro Portable Wireless Radio & Streamer.Designed to serve two primary purposes (an alarm clock + a Wi-Fi radio), this simplistic black box not only tells the time, but also streams in your favorite Pandora stations. Specs wise, it has an 8-watt Class D amplifier, a built-in battery, the ability to be powered from six AA batteries,... Read more...
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