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These old-timey Radio Shack photos prove techies have been nerding out since 1931

Just as Radio Shack moves to reinvent itself for 2014, we look at the most adorable photos from the company's archives.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music

This week's roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.

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Reborn Walkman steals some of Pono's hi-res audio thunder

Neil Young's PonoPlayer arrives in a few months to deliver high-resolution audio playback to serious audiophiles. But you can get your hands on Sony's NWZ-ZX1 Walkman now -- if you're willing to pay up for this high-res audio music player.

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

How do Turtle Shell's waterproof Bluetooth speakers sound?

The real draw for these speakers is their durability. They're rated to IPX-5 standards so short of being submerged they'll continue playing your tunes.

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Soundhawk is a wearable for your ear that fine-tunes all the world's noises

When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.

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Gear We Love: V-moda's XS portable headphone gets everything right

If you're looking for a great headphone--great sound, great looks, and great fit--the XS is tough to beat among on-ear models. That's why it earns a coveted spot among the Gear We Love.

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Gear We Love: IK Multimedia’s iLoud is a Bluetooth speaker even a musician can love

This week's Gear We Love features IK Multimedia's versatile iLoud speaker, which should appeal to both audio buffs and on-the-go musicians.

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Google bakes Chromecast-style Sonos support into Play Music

The deep integration is a first for both Sonos and Play Music.

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Hands-on with VLC's beta Metro app: Already better than Windows 8's Video app

The PC geek's beloved video player, VLC, has finally landed on the modern side of Windows 8.

on pcworld.com

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Neil Young's Pono music player blasts past Kickstarter goal

Less than 24 hours after debuting on Kickstarter, the Pono is fully funded with another month of its campaign left to go.