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Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless network music player

Logitech Squeezebox Boom wireless network music player

Logitech have introduced the Squeezebox Boom, in effect the company's Squeezebox network music player with built-in amplification and speakers.  Setup is straightforward - plug into the mains, enter your WiFi password - and then you have the pleasure of bi-amped 3-inch woofers and 3/4-inch tweeters (with a 24-bit Burr Brown D/A converter behind the scenes) to enjoy either music stored elsewhere on your network or streaming from Rhapsody, Last.FM, Slacker, Pandora and Sirius.

CEDIA 2007 – Logitech Squeezebox wireless music streaming

CEDIA 2007 – Logitech Squeezebox wireless music streaming

So how many of you are familiar with Pandora the Music Genome Project? How about Rhapsody? Maybe some other internet radio station? Well imagine a single device that could stream from all of those sources plus your own computer’s library.

Such a device exists, and it’s made by Logitech. Technically it was first made by Slim Devices, but Logitech bought them and I guess they made some upgrades.

Squeezebox Wireless Music Streamer reviewed

Squeezebox Wireless Music Streamer reviewed

In a somewhat topical move given the fact that Logitech have just bought Slim Devices, The Gadgeteer reviews the Squeezebox, the latest evolution of Slim's networked music streaming hardware.  Sadly without any sort of dancing monkey, the device nonetheless allows wired (10/100 ethernet) or wireless (802.11g) connections to a PC or Mac acting as media store, presenting a clean and tidy interface in your lounge, study or library via the bright monochrome display and bundled remote control.

Last.fm switches off subscription radio, Scrobbler app now the mainstay

Last.fm switches off subscription radio, Scrobbler app now the mainstay

In their decade long run, Last.fm has seen many ups and downs. In late 2012 the popular Internet radio service was cutting back its scale and turned to paid-only subscriptions. They next warmed up to Spotify and teamed up to include their app in Spotify's portfolio. The latest news is that their radio streaming service will no longer be available as of 28th of April 2014. Instead, scrobbling, music discovery, and recommendations are their new direction.

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QNAP TS-669 Pro TurboNAS Review

QNAP TS-669 Pro TurboNAS Review

Cloud storage may be the big buzzword of the moment, but what if you'd rather have your storage where you can see it? QNAP has one solution, in the shape of the TS-669 Pro TurboNAS: six-drives-worth of network-attached storage with streaming, remote access and data-redundancy on tap. Everything, in fact, the company thinks a home or small office might require. Is it worth the $1,199.99 sticker price, however? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Synology DiskStation DS411slim NAS review

Backup is, for many of us, a guilty topic. Even the geekiest of computer-addicts can find themselves blindsided by data loss, and while cloud services like Gmail and Spotify may be rescuing us from having to keep local backups of our mail and music, there's still plenty of pain when a drive unexpectedly fails. Synology's DiskStation DS411slim offers a somewhat unique take on the home and small office NAS market, using notebook-sized HDDs to pack quad-drive redundancy into an device with a smaller footprint than the average router. Can it save us from drive death disaster? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS Review

With services like Apple's iCloud and Google Cloud Music, it's easy to assume that the future of our data is putting it safe on someone else's servers. There's another option, however, in hosting your own cloud - and backup system - with a NAS. Synology has made a name for itself with flexible, affordable Network Attached Storage that doesn't fall short on performance, and the DiskStation DS712+ is the latest to target home and small business users. Twin drive support, copious multimedia streaming options and the promise of super-fast data rates: there's a lot to like about the DS712+ on paper at least. Check out how it holds up in the full SlashGear review.

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