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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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B&O BeoPlay A9: AirPlay gets outlandish

B&O BeoPlay A9: AirPlay gets outlandish

High-end home entertainment kit provider and style trend-setter Bang & Olufsen has outed its latest music system, but though the BeoPlay A9 goes wireless, it's certainly not discrete. The vast, round speaker system - which reminds us of an archery target, albeit one with touch-sensitive volume controls and a companion smartphone and tablet app - can be wall-mounted or stood on three wooden legs, streaming music around your home via DLNA and AirPlay.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 AllShare hands-on vs GSIII

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 AllShare hands-on vs GSIII

When you purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 this week, you'll have a fabulous time sharing with none other than your favorite Samsung smartphone - the Galaxy S III. With the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note 10.1, you've got wi-fi direct connections with the app interface called AllShare. As it was with the Galaxy S III connecting with other Galaxy S III units when that model was released, so too is it with the Galaxy Note 10.1, a sharing environment created by Samsung to keep users in their own family of products exclusively.

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D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link has today announced that it will be extended its mydlink Cloud Services to a wider range of devices, including two new routers and a 2-bay NAS product. All of the new products will be able to be managed via iOS and Android apps as long as the user has an active internet connection. The new routers include the Cloud Gigabit Router N300 and Cloud Gigabit Router N600, with the routers supporting wireless speeds of 300Mbit/s and 600Mbit/s respectively.

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HTC Connect takes aim at Apple’s AirPlay

HTC Connect takes aim at Apple’s AirPlay

More and more companies are turning to the overall user experience instead of powering through with raw specs, and HTC has announced a new program that once again signals that shift. The company has taken the wraps off its HTC Connect program, aimed at allowing accessory and electronic manufacturers to take advantage of video and audio streaming capabilities.

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Nokia gets streaming-serious with Play On Windows Phone app

Nokia gets streaming-serious with Play On Windows Phone app

Nokia has launched a new beta app for media placeshifting, baking DLNA streaming into Windows Phone and eventually helping the platform to play nicely with the Xbox 360 and PS3. Nokia Play To for Windows Phone is a free Beta Labs download for Lumia users, with a pared down sharing interface that allows photos and videos to be easily displayed on TVs, laptops, other smartphones, tablets and, eventually, consoles, over a wireless connection.

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Samsung Optical SMART Hub packs DVD burner with media sharing

Samsung Optical SMART Hub packs DVD burner with media sharing

Samsung has taken the wraps off of its latest multimedia-sharing device, the Samsung Optical SMART Hub, an external DVD burner that can share files via WiFi, USB and ethernet connection to your tablet, smartphone, smart TV or computer. Resembling a slightly oversized external drive,at 150 x 198 x 25 mm and 430g, the Optical SMART Hub works alongside a new Android app (with iPhone, Kindle and smart TV apps in the pipeline) for remote access.

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