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AmpMe connects phones and tablets to create one giant speaker

There are lots of ways to use your phone to fill a room with sound, from using wireless speakers to throwing your phone in a bowl. But every once in a while we all find ourselves in a situation where none of those options are at our fingertips. A new company called AmpMe wants to solve this problem with an app of the same name. The app syncs streamed music across any number of mobile devices to create a "giant, distributed speaker that surrounds the users." And it's a pretty clever idea, even if the current execution is a little sloppy.

The app works simply enough. One person in a group gets to be the "host," and when she starts a listening session the app provides a four-digit code. Anyone who wants to add their phone or tablet to the...

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