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GOGO Log Radio

GOGO Log Radio

Design studio GOGO believe you should work for your consumer goods, rather than expect something perfectly-formed dropping off the production-line.  Their latest item, called "Log Radio", is pretty much exactly as the name might suggest: a length of wood with radio hardware installed and the buyer left to saw off their new gadget.

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Chumby gets Pandora web-radio widget

Chumby gets Pandora web-radio widget

Chumby has been around for some time now, and the team behind it are keeping their promise to release updated features for the squidgy touchscreen companion.  The latest is support for Pandora radio, the streaming online music service that creates custom 'stations' based on your favorite tracks.  Pandora on Chumby allows you to log into you account, listen to existing stations and create new ones, with playback through the integrated speakers.

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Microsoft Zune 3.0 software released: free McDonald’s WiFi

Microsoft Zune 3.0 software released: free McDonald’s WiFi

Microsoft has released the Zune v3.0 software for its PMP, updating all of its media devices with the ability to automatically recognize tracks from the radio and download them via WiFi, view recommendations from Zune music staff, and listen to "channels" and "collections" of regularly updated, themed audio.  Zune owners with a taste for fast food will also get free WiFi access when at more than 9,800 McDonalds outlets, thanks to a deal with network provider Wayport.

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Altec Lansing inMotion MAX and GLOW; Expressionist BASS 2.2 desktop speakers

Altec Lansing inMotion MAX and GLOW; Expressionist BASS 2.2 desktop speakers

Altec Lansing have unveiled a number of new audio systems, including a high-quality portable speaker dock for the iPhone 3G, a combination speaker dock, FM radio and clock (with color changing mood light), and a desktop speaker system with integrated dual subwoofers.  The inMotion MAX Portable Digital Music System uses the company's proprietary ESS technology with XdB bass-enhancement and twin stereo speakers.  It's fully WiFi and cellphone shielded, so can be used with the iPhone 3G (or original iPhone) without needing to flip off the phone functionality.  Music is automatically paused if the phone rings.

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