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Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure uses Caskeid technology for wireless music system, intro’s developers kit at CES

Pure, which has debuted a couple new products here at CES, has detailed the technology it uses to offer its Jongo multi-room music streaming setup, something that works via both Bluetooth and WiFi using what is called Caskeid technology. The idea behind the multi-room setup is that many Jongo speakers can be placed in different rooms around one's home or apartment, and that Internet music services and radio can be played across them all using the Caskeid tech.

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Jongo T4 wireless speaker unveiled at CES 2014

Jongo T4 wireless speaker unveiled at CES 2014

Pure has introduced some new products here at the start of CES, among them being the Jongo T4, a wireless speaker that the company says will be available later on this month in the United States. This joins the lineup of other Jongo speakers, and will be accompanied by colored speaker grilles based on, according to the company, global trends throughout the year.

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Pure Evoke F4 is a multi-room “ultimate radio” with Jongo comptaibility

Pure Evoke F4 is a multi-room “ultimate radio” with Jongo comptaibility

Joining the Jongo T4 wireless speaker and other offerings that Pure has introduced here at CES, the company has debuted the Evoke F4, a digital and Internet radio with multi-room system setup via the use of both WiFi and Bluetooth. Calling it the "Ultimate Radio," Pure's Evoke F4 is compatible with the Jongo multi-room music system, and brings support for Sirius XM Radio.

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Razer rolls out Adaro series of headphones and bass-centric earbuds

Razer rolls out Adaro series of headphones and bass-centric earbuds

Razer has launched four new headphones and earbuds, all of them falling in the Adaro series of products. With this roll out comes the Adaro In-Ear Analog earphones, the Stereo Analog Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, and DJ Analog Headphones. All four headphones are available now, and is evidence of Razer's increased entrance into the market of personal entertainment with an audio focus.

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Kanye and Kinect: Yeezus tour utilization and live motion capture

Kanye and Kinect: Yeezus tour utilization and live motion capture

For those of you lucky enough to have caught Kanye West’s Yeezus tour as it came down upon the earth over the past few months, you’ll have witnessed the world’s first live concert utilization of Microsoft’s Kinect. The piece of the concert in question here was when West sang Black Skinhead, heading to the front of his architectural wonder to a piece of the stage that bounced. Up in front of this piece of the stage was a Kinect.

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Iron Maiden using piracy to target concert tour with great success

Iron Maiden using piracy to target concert tour with great success

It would appear that bands that have gotten over the madness hump that is the realization that their music is being pirated have begun taking advantage of that fact. One perfect example is Iron Maiden, a band that this week has revealed that they take the data they’ve gathered on where their music is being pirated, and instead of taking the massive time and resources involved in persecution to punish these areas, they’ve aimed their concert series directly for them.

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Tribune acquires Gracenote from Sony for one big smart media data stream

Tribune acquires Gracenote from Sony for one big smart media data stream

Two major sources for technology that organizes and mades sense of your media have, this week, combined into a single entity. What’s happening here is a transaction between Tribune Company and Sony Corporation of America in which the former will acquire “the global leader in music technology and metadata” from the latter: Gracenote. This data will be added to Tribune Media Services, making this one entity into “one of the largest entertainment metadata companies in the world.”

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Spotify sees rapid growth following free streaming launch

Spotify sees rapid growth following free streaming launch

On December 11, Spotify opened the doors to a gaggle of mobile users by allowing free mobile streaming in exchange for advertisements and some limitations. Now, a week later, the numbers show the benefits of such a business move: mobile users growth has skyrocketed for the service, with downloads increasing by a factor of four over the course of the first week. The announcement was made by Spotify yesterday in a statement.

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Pharrell Williams interviews Spock

Pharrell Williams interviews Spock

As part of a creator series of interviews called "ARTST TLK", the multi-platform artist known as Pharrell Williams has brought aboard none other than Leonard Nimoy for a chat. While this actor, synonymous with his iconic half-human/half-alien Star Trek character Spock, has had many chats on the subject, this one is unique. This one is like watching the world's biggest geek speak with an unnatural amount of restraint while asking questions so well thought out, you'd swear he'd written them over the course of a lifetime.

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U2 joins Google+, high-fives Vic Gundotra

U2 joins Google+, high-fives Vic Gundotra

You know the feeling you get when you walk past a Google executive and just casually say hello as you enter their social network for the first time? That's the feeling Bono-led U2 got this week as their presence on Google+ becomes news enough to cover in the ever-so-important cross-brand collaboration war between the social networks. Here U2 appears, and they appear official from the start.

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