The Best Streaming Radio

Turning an online music service into a powerful automated DJ isn't easy. You can give an algorithm millions of songs and millions of data points, but it's still not going to have any style. So of all your options—including Google's new All Access—what's the streaming radio most worth your time? We found out. » 5/16/13 12:00pm 5/16/13 12:00pm

Slacker Radio Redesigns Its Look to Entice the Pandora-Weary

Pandora is the leader in streaming music mostly because it got there first. But use it for a while, and you realize the service's catalog—not to mention its features—are limited. On paper, Slacker Radio is superior, and today, the five-year-old service is launching an overhaul aimed at proving it's superior. » 2/13/13 9:00am 2/13/13 9:00am

Maybe The Internet Only Wants One of Everything

In the early days of the web, the technology space was flush with not only money, but a specific type of optimism: that this new medium would allow anybody to make whatever they wanted, and have the world see it (assuming it was any good). This was before Facebook, of course. If you wanted to put something out there,… » 9/24/12 1:20pm 9/24/12 1:20pm

No More Hardware Players from Slacker

Slacker's G2 player was pretty cool, but hardware from an online music service always seemed odd—especially when Slacker and Pandora apps are available for BlackBerries and the iPhone. So I'm not surprised that they're exiting the hardware biz. » 10/23/09 8:51am 10/23/09 8:51am

Slacker Radio Now Available for BlackBerry, Coming to iPhone Very Soon

Just after Slacker for BlackBerry quietly slid out of the gates yesterday, MobileCrunch caught up with a company rep at the ShowStoppers CES event and found out that the iPhone version isn't far behind. » 1/09/09 6:28am 1/09/09 6:28am

Lightning Review: Slacker G2 Portable Radio

The Gadget » 9/16/08 12:25am 9/16/08 12:25am: , a slimmer, updated version of the original Slacker portable . : $200 for 25-station 4GB, and $250 for the 40-station 8GB unit. The free service is ad-supported and allows six skips per hour, while the premium service costs about $10/month and is ad-free, offers unlimited skips and the ability to save…

Slacker Internet Radio Comes to BlackBerry for Lazy-Ass Music Lovers

Slacker, the Pandora-esque internet radio service » 9/11/08 12:30pm 9/11/08 12:30pm, will release a free app for BlackBerry phones next month. It's remarkably similar to —users choose pre-programmed stations or build their own, and songs are downloaded directly to the phone's memory card, so they don't require Wi-Fi or a cell connection to play.…

CNet Gives Logitech Squeezebox Duet the Ol' Editor's Choice Stamp

Logitech has been dying to get into wireless whole-house audio like Sonos and not a whole lot of others. Now that CNet has favorably reviewed the $400 Squeezebox Duet we told you about at CES, it may well have a shot. In living video, our buddy John Falcone explains the Wi-Fi-powered system, and notes that, aside from… » 3/04/08 7:30pm 3/04/08 7:30pm

Slacker Player Gets Glowing Review

Ever since we heard about the Slacker Portable we were a little excited, but the object of our portable streaming radio affection has just come up for its first review seating. According to the fine fellows at Wired, it is slacking its way into their hearts as we write this very article.
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