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  • Veho 360 M4 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
    This little speaker is worth every penny
    When I am gardening, washing dishes, baking, cooking, cleaning or just relaxing I like to have music playing nearby. The problem is that I like to move from room to room or go outside, so a stationary speaker that requires wiring is not convenient...
  • Q-i-sound Stereo Bluetooth Speakers
    Tech Review: Q-i-sound Stereo Bluetooth Speakers
    Portable Bluetooth speakers these days typically come in one of three flavors. There are the mini single speaker models, the side-by-side dual speakers in a single housing, and, of course, the dual speaker models with separated speakers that are...
  • OrigAudio Sphear Stereo Speakers
    Tech Review: OrigAudio Sphear Stereo Speakers
    Portable speakers these days seem to be all about Bluetooth. Unfortunately, most of these Bluetooth speakers have a few drawbacks that can be quite frustrating. One of these is their inability to pair with more than one computer, tablet, or...
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    What to get your biker guy for Christmas
    Here it is, Cyber Monday and the perfect gift for your biker guy remains illusive. This year in particular, with fewer calendar days between turkey-day and zero-hour, it's getting down to the wire. Don't fret, there's still time,ifthe...
  • Tis the season for holiday Smartphones
    Are Smartphones replacing tech gifts this holiday season?
    If you currently own a Smartphone, then you know there is very little that it cannot do. The nice thing about these phones is that they are so much more than a phone. They are cameras, mp3 players, memory storers, game players, radio tuners,...
  • PS4
    PS4 will not play MP3s or stream video from home PCs
    Sony released a FAQ for the Playstation 4 on Wednesday that reveals some details that multimedia buffs who like listening to music or streaming video to their home console will not enjoy.The FAQ reveals that the PS4 will not support the playback...
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle...your Smartphone
    What to do with your old Smartphone?
    Everyone knows that the best part about buying a new Smartphone is getting the newest technology. Just like your previous phone at the time you bought it was also the latest and greatest, but it was also probably a pretty penny. Most Smartphones...
  • Vinyl records for sale at Goodwill cost just 99 cents
    The greatest rock 'n' roll swindle ever is upon us
    When I was much younger in the mid-80's I was into punk rock and I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of the original 70's and 80's movement. For me, that was when punk rock was vital, authentic and made its most lasting impact on...
  • RCA Lyra RD2201A (1999)
    Five portable MP3 players that arrived before the iPod
    If you ask people what the first portable MP3 player was, 90 percent will most likely say it's the iPod. Apple's flagship player, released in November of 2001, did change the history of portable audio listening forever. However, Apple didn...
  • How to Organize Your Music Collection: Part 2 - Cleaning Up Messy Audio Tags
    How to Organize Your Music Collection: Part 2 - Cleaning Up Messy Audio Tags
    In my previous article about spring cleaning your music collection, I told you how to find and get rid of duplicate audio files. In this article I'm going to tell you how to clean up the data tags to those files. Keep in mind this can be a...
  • 'Led Zeppelin I' 8-track cassette.
    Quality, not quantity: the recording industry, piracy, and John Mellencamp
    When I first started learning guitar, I was interested in hearing sounds from the past that had been chronicled in periodicals like Rolling Stone, where elongated reviews of album releases romanticized various musical trends. Most 'vintage'...
  • Neil Young
    Neil Young debuts Pono, challenges iTunes, iPod with analog quality
    Will iTunes meet its match in Neil Young? Earlier this year, Young said that he and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had been discussing ways to improve the audio quality of the iPod, but with Jobs death in October of last year, that project ended, as...
  • Music collectibles--from tune sheets to CD players--are gaining lots of attention in the marketplace.
    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Music Collectibles thru the Years
    Looking back a century or so, we find many objects that allow us to enjoy music. From the early Edison phonographs, Regina music boxes, and Wurlitzer free-standing jukeboxes dating from the late 1880s to the 2007 iPhone and more contemporary music...
  • Ipod
    The case for digital music
    In the past few weeks, there has been a flurry of controversy surrounding digital music. Begun by this article from NPR's Emily White, who rekindled the age old debate about her generation's attitudes about paying for music. This was...
  • Amazon.com
    Top four record labels license Amazon.com's cloud music service
    Amazon.com has managed to ink licenses from all of the Big Four record labels for its cloud-based music service. Amazon.com originally launched the service in March of 2011, without any licenses, and at the time, the site claimed it didn't...