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Pure Evoke F4 digital radio and streamer looks retro (but isn’t inside)

Pure Evoke F4 digital radio and streamer looks retro (but isn’t inside)

Digital radio and music streamer manufacturer Pure continues its attack on Sonos with a new model, the retro-styled Evoke F4. Compatible with Pure's Jongo multiroom system, launched back at CES in January, but also throwing in FM and DAB radio, the Evoke F4 also includes Bluetooth and a trick to identify track and artist information when there's a song on the radio you like.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HD 8.9 spreads: over 170 countries [Update: Appstore in nearly 200]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HD 8.9 spreads: over 170 countries [Update: Appstore in nearly 200]

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ereader-tablets are set to spread, with preorders lighting up in over 170 countries from today. The 7- and 8.9-inch tablets - which run Amazon's heavily customized Android platform - have been available in the US, select countries in Europe, and Japan for some time now, but will make their worldwide play from June 13 when they both begin shipping more broadly. Update: Amazon also has news about Appstore availability; more details after the cut.

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Google H840 media streamer hits FCC to potentially replace Nexus Q

Google H840 media streamer hits FCC to potentially replace Nexus Q

Google's short-lived Nexus Q has already been left out of the Google Play Music All Access action, but there looks to be a successor in the pipeline, with a new Google media player spotted in FCC testing. The Google H840 (product code H2G2-42, an apparent play on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) WiFi-testing listing has been pared back thanks to a confidentiality request, but the wireless report does confirm that it "functions as a media player" with 2.4GHz WiFi b/g/n connectivity.

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Amazon Coins virtual currency launches: Glue for Amazon’s hardware ambitions?

Amazon Coins virtual currency launches: Glue for Amazon’s hardware ambitions?

Amazon has launched its own virtual currency, Coins, for app, game, and in-app purchases on Kindle Fire tablets as well as in the Amazon Appstore. The Amazon Coins launch - which will see all Kindle Fire users in the US credited with $5-worth to get them started - is part of the retailer's attempt to lock users into the forked-Android ecosystem, with the promise of cheaper apps and content if customers use the cash-alternative.

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Amazon smartphone duo with glasses-free 3D eye tracking tipped

Amazon smartphone duo with glasses-free 3D eye tracking tipped

Amazon is reading a pair of smartphones and an audio-streaming device, new leaks claim, with one of the phones using eye-tracking and a glasses-free 3D display for hands-off navigation. The unannounced gadgets are the handiwork of Amazon's Lab126 hardware division, the WSJ's sources reveal, with the high-end smartphone relying upon retina-tracking to allow users to dig through a floating hologram-like interface.

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Pebble Smartwatch Review

Pebble Smartwatch Review

Pebble stole Kickstarter's heart, eclipsed companies hundreds of times its size at CES, and got many people reconsidering the role of the wristwatch in today's smartphone-saturated world: not bad for a startup already burned once from a failed smartwatch project. After taking more than $10m in crowdfunding, Kickstarter began shipping out its Bluetooth-connected watch late last month, aiming to fulfil nearly 70,000 backer pledges by March, and then move onto $150 preorders after that. So, will Pebble's vocal supporters get some smart bang for their Kickstarter buck? Read on for our full review.

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Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 Review

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 Review

Does the world need another AirPlay speaker? Cambridge Audio thinks so, and the new Minx series of streaming media players is the result: the Minx Air 100, on the SlashGear test bench today, and its doubly-powerful Air 200 sibling. It's not hard to see where Cambridge Audio got their style inspiration from for the Air 100, either: it looks a whole lot like a Sonos PLAY:3, though the functionality is different. Rather than focus on multi-room use, the Air 100 instead positions itself as an individual hub for all gadgets musical, whether that's AirPlay, Bluetooth, internet radio, or something more old-school. Read on for our full review.

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BlackBerry Z10 Review

BlackBerry Z10 Review

RIM reborn… and now it's BlackBerry, if you don't mind. Rebranded, refreshed, and desperate to impress, you can't knock BlackBerry's enthusiasm about its now-eponymous platform. Then again, it's had several months of delays in which to practice, and the BlackBerry Z10 - first out of the gate to run the OS - is so close to the two prior variants of developer device that there isn't a long list of new features to be learned. Instead, and with the arguably more important Q10 QWERTY version a couple of months off, it's a case of making an argument for BlackBerry 10 to occupy the coveted "third ecosystem" spot, and the scraps left behind from Android and iOS. Is BlackBerry 10 the OS to give Windows Phone nightmares, reboot BlackBerry itself, and snatch both consumer and enterprise crowns? Read on for our full review.

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