It is starting to be that time of year. What do I mean? Thunderstorm and Tornado Season that’s what I mean. That is followed by the Hurricane season. The best thing to do to stay safe during this season is to take time to prepare now before the worst happens. One device that will help you keep informed during aRead more
I love internet radio. I love the simplicity and the variety. And I love the wide range of options that are now available for accessing streams. The newest is Grace Digital Audio’s Allegro Portable Wireless Radio & Streamer. And it looks great if you are in the market for an internet radio. The Allegro
provides a superior sound quality with
As if by amazing serendipity, I had just started writing this when I read Carly Z’s “Adventures in Internet Radio” talking about traveling with Pandora and Slacker. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of reasons to love these apps! Loads of music, tons of choices, affinity selection with ‘learning’ system that allows you to help the apps do their
Driving to Maine from New Jersey is a looooong drive. Even breaking it up with a stop in Boston for a few days, we quickly ran through an audiobook and couldn’t find a decent radio station on the drive. Luckily, I had my Droid handy, and we gave Pandora and Slacker a spin.
Slacker…I want to like it, I really
$6 for an Internet radio application? That’s crazy, right? That’s exactly what I thought when I went to check out the Spark Radio app. I thought the pricing on it was absolutely ridiculous. After all, you can get a host of different Internet radio applications for free. You can use Pandora or Slacker Radio without paying a penny. And theRead more
It’s really no secret that many of the Gear Diary team are simply loving Slacker Radio on their smartphones. If you really want a great take on how Slacker can be customized to fit into your lifestyle, just read’s Dan’s recent post on how much use he’s been getting from Slacker. Well, guess what? If you are an Android or
One of my favorite applications for iPhone is Wunder Radio (iTunes / review) . In addition to receiving radio stations both locally and world wide, police scanners, weather radio and more – the iPhone application allows me to listen to Sirius Satellite radio while away from my desktop computer. I’ve been waiting eagerly for Wunder Radio to appearRead more
There are several unconfirmed reports floating around that Apple is working on an FM Radio application for the iPhone and iPod. It seems the devices have always had the ability to receive FM Radio but the feature has just never been turned on by Apple. The latest iPod Nano, the 5th generation, which was released last month, has an FMRead more
The Internet is proving to be an interesting outlet for traditional, commercial radio. Many programs like iTunes, offer streams from various radio stations.
WunderRadio is from the Weather Underground folk, and it brings you literally thousands of radio stations and streams from around the world. Let’s take a closer look!
Let me tell you about Elana’s radio. (Yup, that’s it in the clip.)
Elana cooks… a lot! and when she does she listens to the radio. Sometimes she listens to music, but often she chooses talk radio. And she listens to it on an old-style Sony radio. The thing hasn’t changed since I was a kid. It has one speaker
I’ve got a Logitech Squeezebox Boom that is an absolute pleasure to use. It’s one of those products that seems interesting but maybe not necessary, until you actually get one and start using it. That’s when you get spoiled…quickly. I use mine to listen to Sirius Radio inside the house, but I also use it for exploring internet radio andRead more
In celebration of the overwhelming success of the Slacker Radio mobile application, Slacker is giving away free BlackBerry Curve smartphones to listeners.
All the major carriers are available (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) and every one of them offers a Blackberry Curve smartphone in the handset lineup.
Each rate plan differs from carrier to carrier but the phone is free
I love Pandora streaming Internet Radio. In fact, I love it so much, I may pay the $38 for the yearly Pandora One subscription. However, it is not always easy to listen to Pandora. Yeah there’s a iPhone App, but I don’t have a iPhone. Plus, sometimes I want to listen to local radio station streams. Why use a computerRead more
Slacker is a web based music service that offers both a free and paid version. The Slacker clients stream music via the web as well as many smartphones. I’ve subscribed for about 6 months because the paid version of Slacker allows me to skip as many songs as I would like while listening to the service. What I really likeRead more
While streaming internet radio and satellite radio are a geek’s best friends, sometimes for convenience there’s nothing easier than plain AM/FM radio. I started using the radio in my car when I moved farther away from work; with a longer commute I was forced to cycle my playlists more often on my iPod, and the poor quality of my cassetteRead more
The latest 1.20 release of Slacker for BlackBerry is available for free download. This version adds better support for the BlackBerry Storm and fixes some reported issues with songs skipping the last 10 seconds. The BlackBerry version of Slacker is unique because you can save (cache) songs from any of the stations that are playing (sadly this requires you toRead more
Back when Judie was a fixture The Gadgeteer, she and I would occasionally write dually reviews. This was a term we coined that basically consisted of a review where we would chat back and forth about the product in question. Today we’re going to revive that fun format, with a review of the Squeezebox Boom Network Music Player fromRead more
Nan Palmero over at BlackBerryCool has a most excellent review of the new Slacker for BlackBerry. He gives kudos to this free software download and based on my use I think he’s right on the money. Slacker is very similar to Pandora except you have the ability to edit the music played (beyond just liking or disliking songs) and createRead more
An announcement from CES 2009 today that Slacker Mobile is available for BlackBerry smartphones. Slacker is a radio service available in both free and premium versions. Users can create a nearly unlimited number of music stations similar typically based upon favorite artists. These stations can be managed on the web. In addition the BlackBerry version offers station caching on theRead more
Mike Cane and I have a running rapport about how bad the economy has become, and is still becoming. He is constantly encouraging me to build a bunker at the ranch, and warning me to prepare for the Collapse of All Things, or C.O.A.T. as he calls it. I used to tease him a bit for being such a fatalist;Read more