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Linn Exakt takes on Sonos and AirPlay

Linn Exakt takes on Sonos and AirPlay

High-end music component company Linn is taking on Sonos along with Apple's AirPlay and other digital streaming systems with its new Exakt speaker technology, offering lossless connectivity. The Exakt system - which Linn rather hyperbolically says evolves speakers into "intelligent, connected, software-upgradeable products" - consists of the Klimax Exakt DSM and Klimax Exakt 350 Speakers, mixing together lossless hook-ups with various digital processing systems including crossover phase correction.

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Linn Kiko takes AirPlay up a level

Linn Kiko takes AirPlay up a level

Linn might not be the first name you associate with iPhone and iPad streaming, but the Scottish company is hoping that change all that with its "budget" Kiko media streamer. "Budget" for Linn means £2,500, mind (the company's hand-made kit usually comes in at around $70k) though you do get a fair amount for your money: while the Kiko system will play nicely with Apple's AirPlay, Linn has also custom built its own streaming hardware complete with audio upsampling whether you're listening to music on a phone or tablet, through Spotify or Netflix, or from your games console or Blu-ray player.

 

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LINN MAJIK DS networked media player

LINN MAJIK DS networked media player

High-end audio specialists LINN have announced the MAJIK DS, a digital media player that integrates with the company's DS range and offers streaming of WAV, FLAC, MP3, AIFF and ALAC audio across a standard wired ethernet. UPnP compatible, the MAJIK can play content from networked computers or NAS media servers.

 

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Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

Microsoft, Nokia & Android: The Oddest of Bedfellows

There's no small amount of irony in Microsoft, locked in a fierce battle to claw smartphone market share from Google, buying Nokia and getting a brand new Android handset in the bargain. The Nokia X - in fact the first of a family of Android-based devices - is slipping out to market just ahead of Microsoft's acquisition closing, but you could be forgiven for assuming axing the X would be the first task on Satya Nadella's to-do list. The truth may be slightly more unusual, however, and SlashGear sat down with Jussi Nevanlinna, VP of product marketing for Nokia's Mobile Phones division, to find out why Nokia X might not just survive, but flourish under Microsoft's care.

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Samsung outsells Nokia in their home country in Q1

Samsung outsells Nokia in their home country in Q1

Samsung has been outselling Nokia for a while now, but as far as sales in Finland are concerned, Nokia has always been on top, mostly because that's where the company is headquartered at. However, Samsung has overtaken Nokia in their home country for the first time in Q1 2013, proving once and for all that the home-field advantage isn't always an advantage.

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Sneaky DSM all-purpose audio streamer promises quality sound

Sneaky DSM all-purpose audio streamer promises quality sound

If you're a major consumer of streaming audio from a variety of sources or audio from physical media such as CDs, LINN has a new product called the Sneaky DSM that promises superb sound. The company says that the product provides superb sound from everything you listen to in the home and describes the device as an all-purpose streamer. The Sneaky DSM has both pre and power amps built into its slim form factor.

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New AI think-tank hopes to get real on Existential Risk

New AI think-tank hopes to get real on Existential Risk

A future where humanity is subjugated by AIs, hunted down by robots, or consumed by nanobot goo may be the stuff of today's sci-fi, but it should also be on the curriculum according to Cambridge University experts. A tech-minded trio - made up of a scientist, a philosopher, and a software engineer - has proposed a think-tank dedicated to so-called "extinction level" threats of our own creation; the proposed Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) would examine the potential perils involved in today's cutting-edge research.

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Nokia Lumia 800 detailed from mock-up to market

Nokia Lumia 800 detailed from mock-up to market

Nokia is particularly proud of its Lumia 800 design - unsurprisingly, considering most began praising the hardware aesthetic from the N9 onward - and has pushed out a new video describing exactly how the company's first Windows Phone was born. The design language itself is somewhat cringeworthily named "fabula" but the path from sketches to wax model (shown here) to production device is certainly worth watching.

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ITC Staff Backs HTC, Nokia in Apple Patent Case

ITC Staff Backs HTC, Nokia in Apple Patent Case

The U.S. International Trade Commission recommended that HTC and Nokia should not be found liable of patent infringement vs Apple Inc. Today marked the start of an ITC trial in Washington where Apple is attempting to ban imports of HTC's mobile phones into the US. They are also moving to block imports of some Nokia devices. This recommendation is not binding, but it does mark the bureaucratic position of the US government, ostensibly the will of the people, in this matter.

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