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Slacker Radio Plus giveaway!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Features, Internet, Music,

Slacker Radio Plus FreeHere at Gear Live, we love us some . If you don’t know, Slacker is a fantastic radio’s streaming music service. It has millions of songs in its catalogue, and real DJs actually control their channels, which means you get a great mix of songs that go well together. While Slacker is free, they also have a service called Slacker Radio Plus, which adds the following perks:

  • Unlimited Skips
  • Unlimited Song Requests
  • No Audio or Banner Ads
  • Complete Lyrics
  • Over 2 Million Songs

So here’s what we are going to do - we are going to give away a two 1-year subscriptions and three 3-month subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus, and we are going to make it ridiculously easy to enter. All you need to do if become a fan of Gear Live on Facebook, and leave a comment on our wall. That’s it. Next Friday we will select five random entrants and hit them with the goods.


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Win 3 Months of Slacker Radio Plus!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Features, Internet, Music,

Slacker Radio PlusBy now, you know that we are big fans of Radio’s streaming music service. It has millions of songs in its catalogue, and real DJs actually control their channels, which means you get a great mix of songs that go well together. While Slacker is free, they also have a service called Slacker Radio Plus, which adds the following perks:

  • Unlimited Skips
  • Unlimited Song Requests
  • No Audio or Banner Ads
  • Complete Lyrics
  • Over 2 Million Songs

So here’s what we are going to do - we are going to give away a 3-month subscription to five readers, and we are going to make it ridiculously easy to enter. All you need to do if become a fan of Gear Live on Facebook, and leave a comment on our wall. That’s it. On Tuesday we will randomly select five people, and let them know that they’ve won.

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Slacker makes debut on BlackBerry Storm

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Music, Software,

Slacker BlackBerry Storm

You know that streaming radio service that we’re so fond of in these parts? Well, Storm owners will be able to start enjoying Slacker directly on their phones, starting today. Verizon Wireless is pushing the Slacker Radio app to BlackBerry Storm phones, and the app will connect to V CAST as well. If you are listening to a track that is also available on V CAST, you’ll see an icon come up that will let you purchase and download it instantly, without interrupting your flow. If you’re on a BlackBerry Storm, check it out.


Free Michael Jackson Tribute Station on Slacker

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Music,

Michael Jackson Blue SIlhouetteThe free Tribute station is just another reason to love .  Here’s the description, and why you should load this up immediately if you’re a fan of the deceased King of Pop:

Since the passing of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009, the world has mourned the loss of a great artist. Join Slacker Radio in celebrating the incredible music legacy of one of the biggest and most influential Pop stars of our time. Hear songs from Michael Jackson’s most popular albums as well as his early music years with the Jackson 5. You’ll also hear covers of Jackson’s music and hits from artists that were directly influenced by the King of Pop including Justin Timberlake, Usher, Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, Ciara and more.

We’ve had it playing all day, and it’s full of fantastic. And it’s free. Thank you, Slacker.

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Listen to Michael Jackson Tribute Station on Slacker

Michael Jackson Tribute, our favorite free online music steaming service, has set up a custom station, titled “In Memory of the King of Pop - A Michael Jackson Tribute” and we’ve had it playing all day. Best part? You can listen to it absolutely free, just by heading to the Michael Jackson Tribute Radio page. Aside from all the Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 classic, you’ll also hear covers of his music by artists he influenced like Usher, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, and more.

Read More | Slacker Michael Jackson Tribute

Sony X-Series Walkman

X-Series WalkmanSony’s new X-series Walkman is about to make its debut. The player has a 3-inch OLED screen for video and an FM tuner for audio. The PMP can handle almost any music format and comes with Slacker streaming and noise-canceling headphones. WiFi enabled, expect up to 33 hours of tunes or 9 hours of video playback. Available mid June, you can preorder now. Choose the 16GB model for $299.99 or the 32GB model for $399.99.

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Contest: Win a year of Slacker Radio Plus

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Music,

Slacker Radio PlusAs if giving away an LG HDTV wasn’t enough, we’ve got even more goodness for you. Radio wants to give one of you one full year of Slacker Radio Plus service, completely free. You see, they are stocked about the fact that they have four times more tracks on their service than Pandora does, which is impressive any way you look at it. The Slacker Radio Plus services includes:

  • Unlimited song requests
  • Unlimited Skips
  • Complete song lyrics
  • Unlimited skips
  • Over 2 million songs in catalogue

We are gonna make this one easy. To enter, you just need to be a follower of Gear Live on Twitter, and send out this message “@gearlive I want to win a year of Slacker Radio Plus! Pick me! #slacker” - you can use this link to automatically post it. We will pick someone at random this Friday. Have fun!


iHeartRadio and Pandora Available on Blackberry

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Music,

Blackberry/PandoraGood news for Blackberry owners. In addition to Slacker, IHeartRadio, with over 150 regional stations, is now available for the handheld. Pandora is also streaming their music service with included custom and pre-made stations with its music genome technology. If you already have Pandora, you can log in on your existing station. The two applications will work with Blackberry Bolds, Pearls and Curves and is supported by Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Unfortunately, T-Mobile phones are not compatible.

Read More | Mashable

Slacker Internet Radio hits BlackBerry Storm

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Internet, Music,

Slacker BlackBerry Storm app

We know a lot of you guys have been waiting for this one, so it brings us joy to share with you that Slacker Internet Radio has finally come to the Storm. We’ve proclaimed our love for in the past, and we’ve been enjoying it ourselves on the iPhone. This is good news to lovers of Internet radio, who also just happen to rock the Storm. You can grab it by firing up your web browser on the phone, and heading over to slacker.com. We’ve got the full release after the break for you. Also, be on the lookout, we are going to be giving away 10 Slacker Radio Plus subscriptions later today - stay tuned.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2008: Slacker G2

Slacker G2

We’ve been big fans of since we saw it earlier this year at CES. Now, we were big fans of the Slacker Internet radio service, but that meant you had to keep Slacker in your browser. With the Slacker G2, all that Internet radio goodness is now portable. So, why the Slacker G2 over a regular MP3 player? Well, first off, the owner doesn’t have to pay for the music. You don’t even have to use a computer to transfer music to the device, as that can all be done with the devices itself. It connects to the free Slacker service over Wi-Fi, and will update itself with music whenever it has a connection. The 4 GB Slacker G2 supports 25 stations, and retails for $199.99. You can pick one up at Amazon.

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