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BlackBerry gets streaming podcasts

BlackBerry gets streaming podcasts

Having not long set up push-email on the loaner Treo 750 I've got (look for a review soon on SlashGear!), I'm starting to understand how people can get addicted to their instantaneous mail delivery.  And I also know the aching, crippling pain of sitting there waiting for mail to drop in.  So impatient BlackBerry owners might be interested to hear that QuickPlay have launched a subscription-based streaming audio service of over 100 audiocasts (think: 5-7 minute podcasts). 

For $7.96 a month (plus the necessary network data charges) you can choose from such providers as ABC News, AccuWeather.com, Clear Channel, Gaiam, MarketWatch.com, The Wall Street Journal and Westwood One.  Content is updated daily, and the program will run on the BlackBerry 7130e and 8700 series as well as the Pearl.

There's a review here and another screen-shot after the cut...

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Songbird Audio Tool collects podcasts

Songbird Audio Tool collects podcasts

Promising to "Play the web", Songbird is a new music programme that, amongst other things, can scrape a website or blog to gather up all the audio files.  Based on the open-source code base that Firefox uses, not only will Songbird index all the music on your PC (making it an alternative to WMP or iTunes), but it can do the same for Wikipedia, Audioscrobbler and any url you choose to examine.

Once it has assessed a site, you can then instruct it to monitor for any new files added and automatically download them.  Think of it as a combined audio player and podcasting manager, only you don't necessarily need to download a file to play it - Songbird can create m3u playlists on-the-fly to stream any number of audio files from a site.

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Making Podcasts more bearable – volume levelling

Making Podcasts more bearable – volume levelling

We've so far resisted the urge to jump on the podcasting bandwagon here at SlashGear; the market is running close to saturation point with thousands of vocal opinion-junkies clamouring at the ears of the vaguely interested.  It can be tricky sifting through the masses of mp3s to find something worth listening to, and the wildly varying recording standards don't do much to help matters.  Perhaps most frustrating is when levels of volume don't match up - one pundit is far louder than another, maybe, or intermittent music booms out over everything else - meaning you're constantly twiddling the volume dial like a cheap DJ.

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Skype TX to pipe pro-audio & video into broadcast

Skype TX to pipe pro-audio & video into broadcast

Microsoft has revealed Skype TX, a new version of the voice and video calling platform designed with studio-grade audio and video in mind for broadcasters. Set for release later this year, as a combination of hardware and software, Skype TX better integrates with existing broadcast equipment and software for more professional-looking and easier to set-up podcasts, radio shows, and video interviews.

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Pokemon expansion possible as Nintendo hits Midwest Gaming Classic

Pokemon expansion possible as Nintendo hits Midwest Gaming Classic

Today it’s been made official: Nintendo will be visiting the Midwest Gaming Classic, a sort of "retro" gaming convention where you’ll find as many pinball machines as you will Xbox One or PlayStation 4 units. Heading straight for the Pokemon Podcast room, Nintendo will be bringing along a collection of handheld gaming devices for fans to play Pokemon on while they earn themselves a pair of Mario Cat Ears.

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Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

A conical intelligent speaker could cut through the choice-overload of online music services, with startup Aether promising simplicity without giving up choice with its new Cone streamer. Shaped, as the name suggests, like a soft-edged cone, the wireless speaker gets online via WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz) and streams from a number of unspecified online music services, mixing together content from internet radio, on-demand, and podcasts.

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SlashGear 101: Apple CarPlay

SlashGear 101: Apple CarPlay

The closest you'll get to an iCar, and what Apple claims is the future for the dashboard, CarPlay represents Apple's play in the next big battle around mobility. Dubbed "the best iPhone experience on four wheels" and already gaining the support of some big names in automotive, Apple CarPlay bridges the iOS experience with the center console and promises both greater functionality and greater safety than the native infotainment systems you'd usually find while behind the wheel. Read on past the cut for the full low-down.

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Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure, which has debuted a couple new products here at CES, has detailed the technology it uses to offer its Jongo multi-room music streaming setup, something that works via both Bluetooth and WiFi using what is called Caskeid technology. The idea behind the multi-room setup is that many Jongo speakers can be placed in different rooms around one's home or apartment, and that Internet music services and radio can be played across them all using the Caskeid tech.

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