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Sirius XM rumored to raise pricing by spring 2009

Sirius XM rumored to raise pricing by spring 2009

All of you long time Sirius XM satellite radio subscribers may have something more to worry about starting in spring. According to “ken.muise” at the Digital Radio Central forums you may have more expensive fees as well as some changes to the service they provide by springtime.

The person who is starting this rumor claims to be an employee of the Sirius XM Activations Department, if anyone would know these new policy changes it would be the activation department. The first rumor outlines that each additional radio added will costs $8.99, which is a $2 increase from standard pricing today. The second string of bad news is that online streaming will now cost you $2.99 for most packages rather than being entirely free. This service can also range up to $8.99 a month for the Mostly Music and family Pack.

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Voice controlled helicopters apparently coming soon

Voice controlled helicopters apparently coming soon

Tokyo-based Taiyo Corp. announced yesterday that they would soon be offering a toy helicopter than responds to your voice commands.  These helicopters will apparently be able to respond to Japanese and English voice commands.

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VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

VTech rocks out with new Wi-Fi radio

Yes, the company is VTech and, no, this product is not a landline telephone.  VTech has decided to surprise us with the IS9181, a Wi-Fi internet radio receiver that can stream music from over 11,000 internet radio stations. 

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Nurian X-35 electronic dictionary also offers translations and a FM radio

Nurian X-35 electronic dictionary also offers translations and a FM radio

If you frequently travel abroad and have not mastered all the languages of the world, you may want to pick up the Nurian X-35 to help tackle any language barriers.  This electronic dictionary will help with translations for example English to Korean, Korean to English, Chinese to English, and English to Chinese.

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Tivoli Audio NetWorks luxury wooden WiFi radios

Tivoli Audio NetWorks luxury wooden WiFi radios

Tivoli Audio have announced a new range of WiFi radios, available with or without digital FM tuners and in mono or stereo setups.  The wooden NetWorks radios connect via your wireless network and can either stream internet radio stations or music stored on a networked computer or hard-drive.

 

Tivoli Audio NetWorks demo video after the cut

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Japanese ATMs get cellular signal interference to prevent fraud

Japanese ATMs get cellular signal interference to prevent fraud

Japan has begun installing signal jammers at various ATMs in an effort to prevent the ongoing fraud problems. Back in October, Japan police made nationwide efforts to prevent citizens, especially senior citizens, from an outbreak of various telephone scams.

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Sanyo R227 Internet Radio announced

Sanyo R227 Internet Radio announced

The Sanyo R227 Internet Radio was announced in October for release in Canada, but we just learned the device will be available for US customers very soon. This is great news for those looking for more ways to access their favorite Internet radio stations while not hunkered over their computers.

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iLuv iNT170 Internet Radio Alarm Clock

iLuv iNT170 Internet Radio Alarm Clock

iLuv have officially announced their latest internet radio, the iLuv iNT170, with access to 15,000 radio stations and podcasts, twin 2.5W stereo speakers and WiFi.  The iNT170 has a large, dimmable monochrome display, FM radio and a dual-alarm digital clock; it can also be used with your iPod or other PMP, thanks to a 3.5mm line-in socket.

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Nokia Home Music specs confirmed

Nokia Home Music specs confirmed

Having teased us with scant details yesterday, Nokia has spilt the beans on its new Home Music WiFi radio.  As expected, the audio streamer is a UPnP compatible internet and FM radio, with a color display, WiFi b/g and a remote control.  As well as podcasts and internet radio stations, it will play music stored on your home network.

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Nokia Home Music WiFi radio

Nokia Home Music WiFi radio

In among the N97, Nokia Maps and Nokia Messaging, the Finns also have a media streamer for us.  The Nokia Home Music is an all-in-one WiFi radio, with both internet and FM stations supported.  An integrated 10W speaker does general duty, but you can also hook it up to your stereo or standalone speakers for better quality.

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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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Sirius SUB-X2 Boombox pics leaked

Sirius SUB-X2 Boombox pics leaked

If you're anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Sirius Sub-X2 Boombox, you're going to have to wait a bit longer. But to further whet your appetite, a few new photos of the device have leaked out today.
 

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