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These old-timey Radio Shack photos prove techies have been nerding out since 1931

Just as Radio Shack moves to reinvent itself for 2014, we look at the most adorable photos from the company's archives.

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

How do Turtle Shell's waterproof Bluetooth speakers sound?

The real draw for these speakers is their durability. They're rated to IPX-5 standards so short of being submerged they'll continue playing your tunes.

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Soundhawk is a wearable for your ear that fine-tunes all the world's noises

When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.

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Beats audio will keep banging in HP laptops through 2015 despite Apple buy

HP will keep pushing PCs with Beats integration through 2015.

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Hands-on with VLC's beta Metro app: Already better than Windows 8's Video app

The PC geek's beloved video player, VLC, has finally landed on the modern side of Windows 8.

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Desktop app will help turn your voice into songs

Imitone aims to replace the amateur musician's MIDI keyboard.

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Raspberry Pi gets an audio upgrade via new sound card

Raspberry Pi fans can now get their hands on a $33 Wolfson audio card that improves the board's audio processing chops.

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$100-headphone review: What does a Benjamin get you?

You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.

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Adam F5 review: A terrific and affordable powered audio-monitor system

Adam's F5 is a powered, near-field monitor small enough for a medium-sized desk. When properly positioned, you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding speaker for the price.

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Beep aims to make dumb speakers smart

The $150 device lets you wirelessly send music from a smartphone or tablet to any old speaker systems or boomboxes you've got around the house.

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