Ed OswaldContributor, TechHive

Ed is a technology journalist, music nut, and gadget geek who hails from the somewhat small town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a pair of ginormous woofers

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.

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Twitter's long-neglected Mac app gets a big refresh

The update is the desktop app's biggest, with inline video and animated GIF support, group direct message support, and a completely overhauled interface.

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BeOn Home Protection System review: A security system made up of smart LED bulbs

These intriguingly different bulbs deliver on their manufacturer's promises, but their design also limits their capabilities.

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Spotify reportedly mulling restricting access to new music to paid subscribers

Bowing to pressure from artists and record labels will diminish the appeal of free, ad-supported music-streaming services.

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Songza is shutting down, users will be moved over to Google Play Music

After a year of operating Songza separately, Google decides that it needs the rest of Songza’s technology to be competitive.

Review: Create photo collages Tumblr Photoset for iOS

Tumblr makes sharing sets of photos quite easily thanks to a new app available now through the App Store.

Tech companies pitch in to help in Sandy’s wake

In the wake of Sandy, technology companies are going all out when it comes to relief efforts. From text-message donations to cooperation in providing services to customers, recovery is under way.

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Comcast offers free Wi-Fi in the wake of Sandy

Residents in eight states and Washington, DC most affected by Hurricane Sandy will be able to log-in to Comcast’s Wi-Fi network for free through November 7.

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Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy early Sunday morning.

Online tools to use to track Hurricane Sandy's power

Here's where to go to find up-to-the-minute information as Hurricane Sandy clobbers the United States.

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Foursquare tiptoes into local search

The popular check-in service opens up its local search offering to the public through its website.

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Paid social network App.net updates pricing structure, adds monthly plan

App.net cuts prices to make it easier to join its premium social network.

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