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AirPlay goes offline, possibly gaining p2p connection

AirPlay goes offline, possibly gaining p2p connection

A small but interesting change is coming to AirPlay. Apple’s streaming service is apparently going p2p, wherein we won’t need a connection to actually make the system work for us. Listed prominently on the Apple website, details are still light.

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LaCie Fuel 2TB doubles capacity for space-short road warriors

LaCie Fuel 2TB doubles capacity for space-short road warriors

LaCie has updated its Fuel portable drive, doubling capacity of the wireless hard-drive for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. The Fuel, announced at CES in January, now offers up to 2TB of storage that can be shared via WiFi, in addition to AirPlay support for wireless streaming to a compatible device.

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Soundwall turns artwork into a speaker

Soundwall turns artwork into a speaker

Many people want to get music into the various rooms of their home or office. The catch for some people is that they don’t want the speakers to be obvious. You can cut the walls or ceiling to install speakers, but cutting isn't an option for some. This is where a product like Soundwall comes in.

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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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Favi Pico+ J6-LED-PICO WiFi projector supports Miracast

Favi Pico+ J6-LED-PICO WiFi projector supports Miracast

Favi has unveiled a new version if its pico projector called the Favi Pico+. The Pico projector supports Miracast and Airplay wireless playback. The little pocket projector is very small, but can throw an image up to 100-inches in size. The projector is about the size of a smartphone.

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Samsung announces screencasting SDK with multiscreen and overlay capabilities

Samsung announces screencasting SDK with multiscreen and overlay capabilities

Samsung has announced its new SDK that lets developers add screencasting functionality to apps that work in tandem with smart TVs beginning Nov. 12. The SDK also lets developers use multiscreen and overlay features for added device integration, which will help set Samsung apart from Airplay, Chromecast and other competition. The announcement was made today at the Samsung Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Netflix full HD streaming and AirPlay capability hit iPhone and iPad

Netflix full HD streaming and AirPlay capability hit iPhone and iPad

Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services in the world. A couple of the things that are so appealing about Netflix to many users is that the company is constantly adding new content and has some of its own original shows that are highly appealing. Netflix has announced that it has made some changes and brought new features to users of the iPhone and iPad including full HD video.

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Apple TV 6.0 adds AirPlay from iCloud, iTunes Radio, more

Apple TV 6.0 adds AirPlay from iCloud, iTunes Radio, more

Apple TV has been updated, with v6.0 of the set-top box's software adding iTunes Radio, music purchase support, access to content stored in iCloud, and more. The new software brings the same iTunes Radio streaming support that Apple added to iPhones, iPads, and iTunes on the desktop earlier this week to the television, in addition to AirPlay from iCloud streaming for playing videos stored in Apple's cloud backup without needing to download them first.

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Qualcomm details AllPlay, a multi-room streaming AirPlay competitor

Qualcomm details AllPlay, a multi-room streaming AirPlay competitor

This afternoon Qualcomm announced their own wireless home audio streaming platform. It's called AllPlay, and is designed to allow users the option to wirelessly stream music to any room or speaker throughout their home, separately. Not only that, but the platform uses AllJoyn, so you can stream music from multiple sources and apps as well.

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OS X Mavericks adds Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Displays

OS X Mavericks adds Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Displays

This week Apple has launched into the desktop world with what was assumed to be OS X 10, but was revealed to switch gears with the name "OS X Mavericks". This desktop operating system will be bringing on Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Display functionality to the desktop world. Each of these elements will be added in the next generation of MacBook and desktop machines through 2013.

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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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HBO Go now supports AirPlay, coming to Apple TV soon

HBO Go now supports AirPlay, coming to Apple TV soon

Today at the Dive into Media conference, HBO's President and COO, Eric Kessler, announced that HBO Go will now support Apple's AirPlay protocol, and will also be coming to the Apple TV at some point in the future. The addition of AirPlay support means that HBO Go subscribers can beam their content from their iOS devices to the big-screen TV in the living room, provided that you have an Apple TV to do the grunt work.

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