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Review: Definitive W7 + Play-Fi, hands on with an AirPlay competitor for home wireless music

I love the concept of streaming music around the home. There are a lot of great wireless Bluetooth speakers for wireless music on the move, but it’s still unclear what to choose for a static home environment. Apple’s answer is AirPlay, but it has flaws: no multi-room support from iOS devices, limited adoption by speaker manufacturers, and spotty reliability at best.

I’ve been trying an AirPlay alternative, called Play-Fi, which is a competing industry technology for home Wi-Fi music streaming from DTS. Specifically, I tested the Definitive W7 wireless speaker which integrates Play-Fi. Read on for my review  ….

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Filed under: iOS Devices, Reviews Tagged: Airport Express, iOS, Music, Music Streaming, streaming, wifi, Wireless

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Benjamin Mayo

April 22nd

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Google’s Giving Internet to Cuba

Cuba is one of the least digitally connected nations in the world. But Barack Obama has announced that Google will start providing the island nation with internet service.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 21st

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There’s a New Kind of Wi-Fi That Uses 10,000 Times Less Power

Wi-fi is already a very great thing. Problem is—especially for mobile devices—wi-fi is also an energy suck. But now, scientists have come up with a way of connecting to wi-fi that requires even less energy than a Bluetooth connection.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 23rd

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NYC’s New Public Wifi Is Obscenely Fast

Today, the first of New York City’s public, gigabit wifi hotspots opened to the public. I tried them, so take it from me: They’re insanely fast. How fast? Fast enough that Starbucks’ free internet is about to get killed.

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Bryan Lufkin

January 19th

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TP-Link’s New Touchscreen Router Is a Giant Leap Towards a Unified Smarthome

The hundreds of different smart home platforms premiering at CES 2016 is a perfect summation of that technology: it’s kind of a mess right now. But with its new SR20 Smart Home Router, TP-Link might have just helped to streamline the smart home and make all the connected devices in your home finally play nicely together

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Andrew Liszewski

January 6th

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The First 802.11ad Router Makes Your Wi-Fi Network Almost Three Times Faster

Remember when a cheap $60 wireless router was all your home needed? We were so naive back then. When everything from your phone to your fridge is on your home network, you need a little more wi-fi horsepower. So TP-Link is introducing the first wireless router with blazing 802.11ad.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 6th

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NYC’s New Gigabit Wifi Hotspots Work Like Payphones From the Future

It’s the biggest, fastest public wifi project on Earth: Starting today, New York is unveiling street-side internet hotspots that will blanket America’s biggest city and provide unprecedented wifi access to over 8 million people.

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Bryan Lufkin

January 5th

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D-Link’s Wireless Router Twins Ensure There Are No Dead Spots in Your House

Even with countless antennas pointing in all directions, most consumer-level routers can’t create a wifi network that covers every last corner of a large house. So instead of selling you a wireless extender once you realize that, D-Link now has a kit with twin routers that guarantees comprehensive wifi coverage from day one.

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Andrew Liszewski

January 5th

Gadgets

The Future of In-Flight Wifi, a Cautionary Tale

We were cruising at around 10,000 feet, somewhere above the Midwest, when two pizza-shaped antennas on top of the plane finally connected with the satellite. Within seconds, I was streaming a movie on Netflix in full HD while the man next to me waved at his iPhone.

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Adam Clark Estes

December 15th

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Can Christmas Lights Really Play Havoc With Your Wi-Fi?

A telephone regulator has warned that festive decorations can spoil your festive internet fun. Here’s the science.

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Andrew Smith

December 2nd

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