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Wireless speakers

Philips BR-1X is a tough, portable Bluetooth speaker

10 Mar 2014

The BR-1X is a portable Bluetooth wireless speaker with a tough rubber casing that allows it to be used both indoors and outdoors

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Power amps

Aesthetix unveils 'Signature' edition of Atlas hybrid power amp

10 Mar 2014

The design of the new amplifier features a bipolar output stage, bipolar driver stage and vacuum tube input gain stage

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Hi-Fi

High-resolution audio: everything you need to know

10 Mar 2014

High-res audio (HRA) has emerged as the ultimate choice for digital music fans, but what's it all about, what do you need and where can you get it? Allow us to explain.

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Hi-Fi

Neil Young's PonoMusic high-res service to launch March 15th

9 Mar 2014

Young's high-res music service is set to launch with a Kickstarter campaign allowing users to reserve a PonoPlayer and "join the PonoMusic community"

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Portable

Blackphone and 'Snowden Phone': New smartphones give you "total privacy"

7 Mar 2014

Both the Blackphone and Snowden Phone devices claim to protect you against hacking, viruses and Internet tracking

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Wireless speakers

Aether Cone wireless speaker claims to know what music you like

7 Mar 2014

Aether says its Cone speaker will learn what music you like and play you a personalised playlist that improves over time

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Hi-fi amplifiers

Krell announces launch of high-efficiency amplifiers

7 Mar 2014

US-based firm says its patent-pending iBias technology means Class A circuitry will use less energy than a traditional amp

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Soundbars

Yamaha introduces YAS-93 and YAS-103 soundbars

7 Mar 2014

The YAS-93 is an improvement on the YAS-101. The YAS-103 also builds upon its predecessor, but It brings with it Bluetooth connectivity and app control.

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Wireless speakers

Flexson ColourPlay Skins bring new colours to Sonos Play speakers

6 Mar 2014

Brighten up your Sonos speakers with a choice of five removable vinyl skins from Sonos accessory specialist Flexson, with prices from £20

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Android Smartphones & Tablets

Boeing reveals new 'self-destructing' secure smartphone

6 Mar 2014

Black handset designed for government and intelligence agencies and contains no parts that can be serviced or replaced

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