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An Everyday Guide to Enjoying High Quality, Internet Radio Part 2 – Logitech Slim Devices vs. Roku vs. Sonos Shootout

This is a great time for music lovers. Internet radio offers thousands of great stations, and these three systems all provide a way to enjoy it in their own way.

An Everyday Guide to Enjoying High Quality, Internet Radio Part 1 – The Basics

I figured since this is my first post here, I'd talk about one of my favorite topics... that being Internet Radio. In Part 1, this post, I'll give a backgrounder on what it's all about. Part 2 will cover the hardware options available. And Part 3 will be the most...

Review: Sony PlayStation Store PS3 Video Download Service (with Pictures)

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 Video Download Service Available: Now Requirements: Sony PlayStation3 (PS3) with Internet connection Pricing: TV Shows, purchase $1.99+ Movies, rental $2.99-5.99 Movies, purchase $9.99-14.99 Although I'm probably not the target audience, I gave the new PSN video download service a spin tonight. It probably helped that Loni was traveling to present at a...

Gadget Review: Motorola H700 Bluetooth Handsfree Headset

Motorola H700 Bluetooth Handsfree Headset Retail $79.99 (Amazon $37.92) Rating: 9 out of 10 With the new handsfree cell phone law now in effect in California, we decided to buy a bluetooth handsfree headset. There is a lot of choice and it can be confusing. About 4 years ago, I bought...

In Review: V-Moda Earphones Give Bose Some Heavy Competition

V-Moda Base Freq Earphones (black) List Price: $50 (Amazon: $36.63) I'm in DC this week in meetings with my government team. I was able to catch a direct flight on United from SJC to IAD which is always nice. Last time, I had a stop over in Dallas and was caught...

Review: RIM BlackBerry 8700 Smartphone

RIM continues to pump out great products. The latest is the BlackBerry 8700, a nice evolution of design that includes a full-size keyboard in a slim, compact package. My previous BB was the 7100 which was more phone, less email; relying on "suretype" and a limited keyboard with...