Geekery in Las Vegas

Monday, 7 January 2008
by lizrice
filed under Announcements and Stuff Other People Made
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This week a few of us lucky folks get to swap the misery of winter in London for the glitz of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s the gadget-fest of the year, and we’re excited that one of the announcements at the show is our shiny new partnership with Logitech. They’re our first ever official hardware partner, building Last.fm scrobbling directly into their rather lovely Squeezebox . This is just the start of our master plan to allow you to scrobble music wherever you’re listening to it.

If you’re already a Squeezebox owner you can find this feature now in the SqueezeCenter v7.0 beta release, and you’ll soon be able to set up scrobbling through Logitech’s SqueezeNetwork as well.

Of course you might already be scrobbling through your Squeezebox using the existing SlimScrobbler plug-in, which has been serving its users wonderfully since 2004 (many thanks to Stewart Loving-Gibbard, James Craig and the team of SlimScrobbler contributers). The beauty of the official Logitech version is that it’s in the software from the start, so there’s no need to download and install a plug-in – so that opens up Squeezebox scrobbling to a much wider audience.

Here in Vegas we’ve got a hectic schedule of meetings (and a few parties!) lined up, and no doubt we’ll find some sexy new gadgets to drool over – better lock up my credit card! Though it would be a crime not to lose a little money on the tables, so let me know if you’ve got a good feeling for where I should place my chips at roulette …