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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 19, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 19, 2012

Get your morning started right with a few fresh reviews from the past few days - we've got not just a couple of smartphones that'll blow your mind, but a Bluetooth speaker to rock out with them on. We've got the HTC One S for T-Mobile review, the HTC One V review, and the Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker review as well. Meanwhile we've got a devastating loss on our hands - or rather, Nokia does: the entirety of China. They're also not doing so well in many other sectors with a $1.7 billion dollar loss in the first quarter of 2012. On a higher note, Spotify has had a giant update for Android for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

There's something magical about a tiny wireless Bluetooth speaker - and with Big Blue's Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker you've got not just the magic, but the simple function as well. There's nothing you need to purchase other than the one device, no apps, no wires, and you'll have it working in under 5 minutes right out of the box. Have a peek at how quick we got it working and listen in for some high quality audio as well.

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Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

There's a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there at the moment, some of them with a surprising amount of fidelity. But if what you want from your mobile speakers is flexibility and power (in more ways than one) the Braven Six series might just be for you. The three brand-new units offer the standard A2DP Bluetooth audio profile for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and just about any other Bluetooth device, with the added ability to act as a speakerphone. In addition you can "daisy chain" the speakers together for more sound, and in a pinch, connect your smartphone to the built-in USB port to charge off of its integrated battery.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

This week we're getting to a point where the new iPad has seen its initial run of insane popularity and we're easing back into news about all other things electronics. That said, it appears that there's quite a bit of shakeup in the rest of the industry over the past few weeks, a lot of items coming to a head in the past 24 hours. Over at Foxconn in China, the FLA is investigating and subsequently making workers mad at their findings - less overtime for you! T-Mobile is being punched in the stomach over some un-asked-for ads in the status bar and SEGA is seeing one gigantic loss in their most recent earnings call. Meanwhile BlackBerry isn't doing so well either.

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iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Review

This little piece of hardware is a fabulous wonder of the modern wireless age - and it doesn't just work for iPhone, it works for any tiny speaker that wants to be amplified! The iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker is a little brick - it weights in at next to nothing, is made mostly of soft, rubbery plastic on the outside, has a few bumpers on the bottom to hold it tight to your table. This device will blast out audio at high levels without any more effort on your part than placing the speaker portion of your smartphone near the power button side of the device. It's really quite magical - as you'll see here in a moment.

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Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

There's a brand new miniature refrigerator in town, and it's not made by any of the common cooler names you'd expect: it's an amp. This fridge is able to cool masses of cans, bottles, or whatever else you may want to include in your musically-inclined drinking space, and appears by all outward appearances to be a hefty Marshall amplifier for your guitar. And the control knobs, of course, go to 11.

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iHome shipping iW2 AirPlay speakers on April 1

iHome shipping iW2 AirPlay speakers on April 1

iHome will begin shipping its iW2 Wireless Speaker System with AirPlay starting April 1. The speaker is a follow up to the iW1 speaker, which was the company's first to support Apple's proprietary AirPlay wireless streaming technology. This allows you to easily stream your iTunes music library to the speaker from anywhere in your home.

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Japanese researchers develop speech-suppression speaker gun

Japanese researchers develop speech-suppression speaker gun

A Japanese research team has developed a device that can compel the overly talkative to shut their mouths and let somebody else get a word in edgewise. Before you start pulling out your pocket Bill of Rights, understand that researchers Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada haven't developed a weapon, it's more of an etiquette enforcer - with extreme prejudice. Their device processes the speech of an overly loud person, then computes and adjusts the frequencies and sends their own words back at them, modulated in such a way that they become instantly confused and therefore more likely to shut their traps already.

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Satechi Audio Move SD Review

Satechi Audio Move SD Review

Onto the SlashGear review bench has fallen one of the most powerful little beat-blasters able to be supplied with said music by a microSD card we may have ever seen. This is the Satechi Audio Move SD, and though you can plug your tiny memory card into its side to bring the heat to the block with stereo sound and some relatively excellent bass, you can also plug your iPhone, your Android, your Windows Phone, your BlackBerry, etcetera and etcetera into the side of this little monster and let the love flow!

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House of Marley Bag of Rhythm up for sale now

House of Marley Bag of Rhythm up for sale now

If you attended CES 2012, you very well may have happened upon this delightful device being carried around by members of the House of Marley: the Bag of Rhythm. This harvest-colored beast is essentially a boom box that works natively with your iPod Touch and iPhone, has an Aux input to connect to essentially any other small media device, and strings over your shoulder to blast beats right up into the atmosphere. This sack and wood-housed set of speakers has the look and materials of a modern day block rocker - and it's officially on sale today!

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