updated 10:27 pm EDT, Sun May 11, 2014
CasaTunes announces new $995 price for its multi-room audio systems
CasaTunes has updated the pricing of its both wired and wireless CT-3 line of Music Server to $995, down from its previous $1,500 price tag. Supporting the ability to listen to three streams of music in different rooms at the same time, local music collections that reside on Windows, iTunes or networked music from Universal Plug and Play/Digital Living Network Alliance (uPnP/DLNA) compatible media servers can be played. CasaTunes can be controlled using CasaTunes Apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry smartphones and tablets, as well as a web browser or keypad. More information regarding CasaTunes' systems can be found through their website.
Samsung to launch Tizen smartphone in Russia, India
According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung will be releasing a new smartphone based in Russia and India running its own Tizen operating system. Tizen OS is open-source, aside from its Android elements that the company licenses from Google, and is seen as an alternative to Android and iOS. The official launch is expected to occur during an "Unpacked" event, akin to its flagship smartphone unveilings toward the end of the second quarter.