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Aluratek Internet Radio

I hooked up one of the new Aluratek Internet Radio Alarm Clocks with Built-in WiFi last week and have been reaping the benefits ever since!

This device connects up to your home network via built in wireless and has the ability to access over 11,000 radio stations worldwide via built-in vTuner and best of all, they’re free!

The device is amazingly simple to configure and comes with it’s own remote control. The menus are also very well laid out for easy access to the stations by genre or geographical location.

While it is marketed as a clock radio, it also has the ability to connect to your home stereo and act as a media server. That means you can use it to connect back to your Windows Media Player or iTunes library to stream your own digital music. You can even connect it to your USB storage device and have it serve as your MP3 player.

You can learn more about this device at aluratek.com

  1. Hi Jay and “Crew”,

    I hate to pester you with foolishness, but you started it. I’m new to computers, and was listening to your show dated July 2, 2008. You were featuring music on internet memes that are located on “timeline”. I found the site and began trying to find the meme that you closed the show out with. Since this stuff is video based, and I have only a dial-up connection, I could spend the rest of my life trying to identify what that closing track was. I see that your show is still archived at KPFT, and was wondering if you had the time and inclination to fill in the “missing blank” for me.

    ALSO….. if you don’t mind, I,M trying to record college lectures at the Gresham College site (in London), paid for the REAL PLAYER PLUS package to be able to record the open source lectures, but discovered that some of the professors wont allow their lectures to be recorded……the red recording button gets defeated. I tried to get the MEDIA PLAYER plug-in involved in getting around the recording roadblock…. with no luck. While scratching around with Google searches on REAL PLAYER substitute recorders, I found a web page that the AUDACITY 1.2.6 player is just the ticket. I downloaded and installed it, but am unable to “import” audio signal into it. The idea is to “OPEN” the lecture with REAL PLAYER, and then grab the streaming audio and record it with AUDACITY. Ultimately, I,d like to burn an audio CD of the lecture and listen to it while I,m out in the garage turning wrenches and trying to fix something. Anyway, AUDACITY says in a pop-up window that it cannot access a .RAM playlist, though web site info. on AUDACITY insists that “OPENING” a streaming audio file with REAL PLAYER, and then recording the stream with AUDACITY is absolutely possible. As I mentioned earlier, I,m new to computers, am pressing the keys on my fifst one ,a HP Pavillion desk top that came with Vista-Home Premium, and have had it only since April. I,m finding out the hard way, that you can plow an unlimited amount of “butt time” into a computer chair trying to get these programs and “add-on’s” to shake hands with each other. After two days of struggling with trying to crack this nut, I’m getting a bit concerned that I’m not even on the right track here. Have you had any experience along this line, or any suggestions that you might offer?

    Thanks again,

  2. Hi, Bob. I came here via google to check out the Aluratek radio (aka Sagem in the UK). I must say that for someone who has only had a computer since April, you show an outstanding learning curve.

    It’s been awhile since I was capturing audio streams, and yes, I had audacity, but used it for later editing work. Three things from my experience might be helpful for you:

    1. If you don’t use Firefox as your browser, definitely start using it immediately. Wiki it to find out how cool it is. There is an addon for Firefox that allows for capturing streams and you should be able to import the stream into Audacity just fine (Both FF and Aud are open source projects);

    2. I paid a modest amount for a subscription to Total Recorder ($12 I think) which is what I used most. Great, simple program for capturing streams that I would later use in Audacity;

    3. Learn to use sites like download.com and tucows.com where you can support shareware authors who have great products for your voluntary donation, free programs by geeks, and demos of corp. products. I first downloaded Total Recorder there as a demo and liked it so much, bought the subscription. There might be newer tools that you would like better.

    Good luck!