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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 &... Read more...
Belkin has been doing quite well in the iPod and iPhone accessory market, and today's announcement should be music to the ears of those who don't feel like installing any kind of sophisticated iPod adapter into their automobile. Sure, many new vehicles have iPod support from the factory, but older models were never... Read more...
Just a few years back, car stereos were fairly lackluster from the factory. To get any sort of serious audio within the automobile, you had to turn to complicated aftermarket installs. At some point between then and now, automakers have seemingly figured out that consumers are demanding more right from the showroom... Read more...
It's pretty amazing to step back and take a look at just how big of an impact Apple and the iPod has had on the automotive industry. At first glance, you'd assume that the portable media player market and the auto sales market have little, if anything, in common, but that couldn't be farther from the truth.Nearly... Read more...
To say that the iPod has revolutionized the stereo world would be understating things rather dramatically. Take Yamaha's MCR-410 for instance, which is a new micro stereo system that not only features a dock connecting port on the top, but also has the capability to connect with an iPod without cords. For all the... Read more...
HD Radio has been around in the United States for a few years now, but it is still struggling to gain mass adoption. Part of that has to do with the general decline of radio listening in general, as more and more individuals turn to their portable media players, iTunes accounts and subscription services. That said... Read more...
For true music lovers, Logitech's Squeezebox line is one they're very familiar with. The company's latest offerings in the line are some of the best yet, with the Squeezebox Radio Wi-Fi music player and Squeezebox Touch giving owners simple, intuitive access to a wide variety of music choices including free Internet... Read more...
It's still a little funny to think that Sirius and XM Radio are now one, and honestly, it's funny to think the company is still hanging around. After being recently bailed out by Liberty Media and getting an iPhone app into the approval queue, the company is taking things one step further by introducing its SkyDock mounting system. Essentially,... Read more...
It may not be the first portable HD Radio player announced (that honor would arguably go to Microsoft's not-yet-available Zune HD), but it certainly is the first portable HD Radio player that you can purchase. Starting today, gym rats and portable music lovers alike can finally get their taste of HD Radio on the go with the Insignia NS-HD01.... Read more...
Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 hasn't even hit the scene yet, and already Belkin is introducing a product that'll take full advantage of the new functionality. We're not trying to read too far between the lines, but maybe Belkin knows a thing or two about Monday (WWDC) that we don't? At any rate, the new TuneCast Auto Live FM transmitter improves upon... Read more...
It's happening everywhere, really. Movie set-top boxes around the world are growing functionality at an alarming rate. Boxee has arrived on the Apple TV. Amazon Video on Demand is on Roku. And now, Pandora -- the world's most loved internet radio source, unscientifically speaking -- is on Vudu.Aside from boasting one of the largest high definition... Read more...
It's kind of funny, really. Not even a month ago, we didn't know if Sirius would actually be a company come mid-March. Now, we're looking at an outfit with real potential for growth and success. Interesting how a perfect suitor and a good move to partner with a hot-as-fire device can change things, huh?We've heard that Liberty Media (DirecTV's... Read more...
Talk about cutting it close. Just as many pundits were expecting the recently united Sirius XM to file for bankruptcy today as it stared down a huge loan payment, John Malone's Liberty Media has swooped in to save the day. The company, which just so happens to be the parent of DirecTV, has signed a last minute agreement that will prevent the... Read more...
All those blank spots in the broadband spectrum where no signals are being broadcast are known as white spaces. They're all over the place and all kinds of providers want to take advantage of them.So seven major tech companies — Comsearch, Dell, Google, HP, Microsoft, Motorola and NeuStar — have joined together to basically catalog all these... Read more...
The next time you are taking money out at the ATM, be wary of anyone lurking nearby with an antenna sticking out of their pants. They might be stealing your PIN wirelessly. A pair of Ph.D. students at the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) of Switzerland's Ecole publique Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), recently demonstrated... Read more...
It appears that Radiohead's experiment of selling their music for whatever price people wanted to pay for it (including nothing) has come to an end.  It's not entirely surprising as we reported that the band not exactly raking in the money on a per-sale basis, but there were still tons of people pirating out there.  Yes, people were... Read more...
Given a choice, pay or don't pay?  Which would you choose?  Or would you at least give a token amount?  That's the question asked by a study by comScore. Of those who downloaded Radiohead's digital album, In Rainbows last month, about 62 percent walked away with the music without paying a cent, reported ComScore, an Internet... Read more...
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