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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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USB DAC review: Six compact components for upgrading your computer’s audio

The speakers and headphones you've spent hard-earned money on don't sound as good as they could, because your computer's audio hardware is likely mediocre. These compact accessories are easy audio upgrades.

Wikipedia adding voice recordings to famous people's pages

England's BBC is helping to get the project off the ground by openly licensing clips from its broadcast archives.

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Winamp escapes death sentence thanks to Radionomy

That sound you hear is Winamp continuing to whip the llama's ass.

Sonar X3's third fix is the charm

Cakewalk software's Sonar X3 is released and revised twice within 30 days.

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The end of an era: Winamp's shutting down

After a 15-year run that includes nearly a decade of obsolescence, the legendary Winamp media player soon will be no more.

Amazon adds audio to cloud-based transcoding service

Amazon Web Services has added the option to use its Elastic Transcoder for audio-only conversions.

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Sonos Play:1 review: A powerful gateway drug to the Sonos universe

The Play:1 lets you get your Sonos on for less than $200.

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VLC Review: 2.1 "Rincewind" looks the same, plays better

The finest free multimedia player in the world is now even better, thanks to lots of improvements under the hood.

Ray Dolby died at age 80 on Thursday

Sound technology pioneer Ray Dolby dies

Ray Dolby, an American inventor known for leading work in the area of noise reduction and surround sound, died Thursday at the age of 80 at his home in San Francisco.