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by dave

Streaming audio to multiple devices (Sonos, DLNA, etc) from your desktop?
Earlier today, I stumbled across AirAudio -- an app for Android devices that will stream nearly any audio available on your phone (from your favorite music services, local storage, etc) to any compatible DLNA or Apple *AirPlay* speaker or receiver.
I no longer have an Android device, but I’ve long wanted something like this for my desktop computer. Basically, we have two Sonos speakers around the house and a nice set of stereo speakers in my office, hooked up to my... Read more →

by dave

Anyone participating in the Sonos beta for their new controller apps?
I've been a pretty huge fan of Sonos for a few years now and have amassed a small army of their speakers, providing some pretty great sonic satisfaction throughout our home. That said, one of the most frustrating things about Sonos has long been their apps (both for desktop and mobile devices). It's slow, cumbersome, and sometimes makes it a pain to get to the music you want to enjoy.
They recently announced an open beta for their new controller app, and if you have... Read more →

by dave

Favorite gadgets and technology from 2013
As 2013 winds to a close, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on some of my favorite gadgets from 2013. A lot has happened, though not everyone was impressed. Some, like Christopher Mims writing for Quartz, claim that "2013 was a lost year in tech." (via: http://qz.com/161443/2013-was-a-lost-year-for-tech/)
I don't really agree with that sort of assessment. Sure, maybe there haven't been revolutionary leaps and bounds in technology, but there's still impressive iterative improvements. With that... Read more →

by KenEsq

Sonos Reviews
Just wondering why the review of a speaker focuses on how it looks? It seems that the way devices look has become much more important to reviewers than their functionality. My belief is the reviewers need to do something quickly and won't/can't take the time to really use and learn the devices they're reviewing. So, the focus on the "look" and the ephemeral.
Are a device's looks important? Yes, and to some more than others, but in this case we're talking a rather pricey speaker. There should be...