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Sunday
Sep162012

Pure Wireless Digital Audio: WaveJamr from RadTech

Updated on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12:56PM by Registered Commenterjf

Updated on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:29PM by Registered Commenterjf

I love my Apple TV. Not just because of the video it allows me to watch, but the music it lets me play from our iPhones or Macs using Airplay.

I really want whole-house audio (a la Sonos, without the ridiculous cost) and Apple's Airplay can help me do that.

I have a bunch of high-quality stereo speakers from a variety of sources (PC speakers, home stereos, etc.) that I can place all over my house, but the only way that I can get whole-house audio is to purchase and install an Apple TV in every room while outputting audio to each via the TOS (optical) audio connector on the Apple TV.

But I really don't want to spend $99 per room to make this happen - plus an additional $30 for a TOSLink adapter for each set of these analog speakers.

I got to thinking: how small can Airplay device really get? Maybe someone makes one?

So, I started trawling the Interwebs and here's what I found: nothing. (At least as far as Airplay goes.)

What I did find was a product in the form factor that I wanted, but one that uses Bluetooth instead of Airplay.

It's called the WaveJamr from RadTech.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Spotify Giving Invites to Existing Users

This popped up in Spotify ealier this week. If you want an invite, let me know in the comments or send a tweet to @gadgetboy.

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Wednesday
Sep292010

When Passions Collide: Peavey Ampkit Link for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

I used to play bass and guitar in New York Area rock bands during the eighties and early nineties. While that's not much of a shock, the clothes we used to wear would be. You know the era: lots of hair, spandex, and ripped t-shirts. There are pictures somewhere, which my wife threatens to reveal if I ever get her really mad at me...

I LOVED playing music. It was one of the great passions in my life before my wife and I began sharing an apartment. That was over 16 years ago and I haven't picked up an instrument since. Not because my wife wasn't appreciative - in fact, she's encouraged me to continue to play over the years.

It's difficult to practice, however, when you're surrounded by neighbors in an apartment building. Even after we moved into our house in 1999, it just wasn't appropriate. Practicing an instrument can be a wholly singular experience, separating you from your family for hours at a time, and the noise can be distracting to other people in the house - especially to a sleeping baby.

This week, I went to our local Guitar Center and bought myself a new electric guitar. What was my inspiration?

My iPhone. 

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Thursday
Feb112010

Today's Tweets

 

12:35am, Feb 11 
Hulu. On the iPad. Without Flash. [iPad Video] http://ow.ly/16btf

 
12:24am, Feb 11 
Coasts Getting T-Mobile's Super Speedy HSPA+ First [Tmobile] http://ow.ly/16bnI

 
12:05am, Feb 11 
Warner Music Doesn't Much Care For This "Free Internet Music" [Music] http://ow.ly/16b0s

 
11:50pm, Feb 10 
Now Taking Your Dog For a Walk Helps You Save on Flashlight Batteries [Pets] http://ow.ly/16aZH

 
11:40pm, Feb 10 
Waterfield Designs Introduces iPad Cases [Apple iPad] http://ow.ly/16aLf

 
11:25pm, Feb 10 
Opera Mini for iPhone to be revealed next week, available never http://ow.ly/16avh

 
11:20pm, Feb 10 
Solar flares set to wreak havoc on GPS signals http://ow.ly/16av8

 
11:07pm, Feb 10 
Hello Rewind transforms old shirts into swank laptop sleeves, helps humanity http://ow.ly/16auo

 
10:00pm, Feb 10 
iPad Text Correction Features (via @chrispirillo) [iPhone SDK] http://ow.ly/169qJ

 
8:10pm, Feb 10 from Tweetie
@jchybinski Thanks! But it doesn't load automatically based on the iPhone user agent.

 
7:17pm, Feb 10 from Tweetie
The snow cover is higher than my dog is tall. Now what? #snowmageddon

 
7:11pm, Feb 10 from FriendFeed
News: Opera to show Mini browser for iPhone http://ff.im/-fJHbQ

 
7:11pm, Feb 10 from Tweetie
I'm surprised that iLounge doesn't have an iPhone-optimized version of their site.

 
7:02pm, Feb 10 
Google Plans to Build Ultra High-Speed Broadband Networks http://ow.ly/166JU

 
7:01pm, Feb 10 
WSJ: Iran Says It Will Permanently Shut Down Google Email Services in the Country http://ow.ly/166Iw

 
5:43pm, Feb 10 
RT @loic: Eating cooked tomatoes 2x a week reduces men prostate cancer 50% #ted

 
11:13am, Feb 10 
@Brian_McGough Thanks, Brian. Seems like Google Apps always get new features last...

 
10:57am, Feb 10 from Tweetie
Looks like Google Apps Mail doesn't have Buzz support? #googlebuzz

 

Tuesday
Oct212008

G1 Love

[via engadget]

Thursday
Oct022008

Music Royalties and the Future of Online Webcasting

Edison Media Research and BlogTalkRadio are throwing a little party.

Well, OK. It's not a party, but a gathering of the finest minds of our time on the subject of music royalties and their effect on online radio, webcasting and podcasting.

Entitled "Music Royalties and the Future of Online Webcasting: What the Webcaster Settlement Act means to Online Radio," this live, interactive webcast will take place on Monday, October 6th @ 12 Noon EDT (9a PDT).

Head on over to the FaceBook event listing and RSVP (not necessary, but it would be nice to know who plans to listen in) or just visit either of these URL's at the appropriate time:

http://www.edisonresearch.com/webcasts.php

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edisonresearch

You'll be able to listen and call-in with questions at either URL, but the page at blogtalkradio.com will have live text chat during the event allowing you to interact with other listeners. (Or, for you shy types, you'll be able ask questions of the panelists without calling-in.)

Here's the full description of the event:

The Webcaster Settlement Act was introduced to allow webcasters to continue to negotiate new royalty agreements with copyright owners for the years 2006-2015. Written and submitted to the House and Senate for approval, it passed and now goes on to President Bush for ratification.

What do industry leaders and analysts have to say on the issue?

Join us on October 6th at 12 Noon EDT (9AM PDT) for an interactive panel discussion where you'll hear perspectives on the issue from:

- Tim Westergren, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of Pandora

- Kurt Hanson, CEO of AccuRadio

- Alan Levy, CEO, BlogTalkRadio

- David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

The discussion will be moderated by Tom Webster, Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for Edison Media Research.

Listeners can call in LIVE during the event at (347) 205-9090, or submit questions before the event to Tom Webster via email (twebster@edisonresearch.com).