Tag: Speakers

Amazon and Google smart speakers can eavesdrop and phish owners; HomePod safe

We’ve known since the spring of last year that Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers can eavesdrop on owners, and even phish them via voice. However, new research shows… Read more »

Bose rolling out AirPlay 2 support to three of its smart speakers and sound bars

Bose this week quietly announced that it has released AirPlay 2 functionality to its line of smart speakers. This includes its Home Speaker 500 and two different Soundbar models, while… Read more »

Sonos Architectural by Sonance launches as AirPlay 2-compatible speakers embeddable in walls

Speaker producer Sonos has introduced a new line of its audio appliances with AirPlay 2 support designed for deeper integration with the home, with the Sonos Archiectural by Sonance collection… Read more »

Black Friday 2018 audio deals: Find the lowest prices on Sonos speakers and wireless headphones

Sonos’ Black Friday Sale has gone live with instant savings on soundbars, subwoofers, amps and more. Save up to $ 100 on the Sonos One speaker, Sonos Beam soundbar and… Read more »

9to5Mac Happy Hour 196: iPhone XR reviews, iPad mini 5 rumors, HomeKit speakers

This week Benjamin and Zac talk iPhone XR reviews, the upcoming fix for ‘beautygate’, the newly rumored iPad mini 5 and AirPower expectations, the iPad Pro and Mac updates expected… Read more »

Complete 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off six-cell battery, bigger speakers

Finishing up its teardown of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, iFixit on Monday noted that the computer has bigger battery and speaker components, which appear to have come without an… Read more »

Tim Cook explains what sets HomePod apart from existing smart speakers

As part of his one-day tour of Canada yesterday, Tim Cook offered an interview to the Financial Post following his visit to e-commerce platform Shopify’s headquarters. Cook used the interview… Read more »

Amazon Alexa and Google Home top App Store charts on Christmas Day, implies smart speakers were popular holiday gifts

The App Store charts always provide some interesting nuggets of information on Christmas Day and other big holidays as you can see the sudden influx of app downloads. This year,… Read more »

Sonos Speakers Now Available on Apple Online Store Around the World

Following their addition to Apple.com in the United States last month, Sonos speakers can now be purchased from Apple’s website in several other countries. Sonos Wi-Fi-connected PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers… Read more »

Apple bundling $60 Apple Music/iTunes gift cards with most Beats headphones and speakers

Apple’s new Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker Apple may have outsourced Black Friday discounts on its products to other retailers this year, but it’s not staying completely out of the promotion… Read more »

The Best Bluetooth Speakers 2015: JBL Charge 2+, Bose Soundlink Mini II and UE Roll/Megaboom

L to R: UE Mini (review), Roll (review), Boom (review) and Megaboom (review), JBL Charge 2+(review) and Charge 2 (review), Bose Soundlink III (review) and Soundlink Mini 2 (prev review) There’s nothing like having a summer moment free to listen… Read more »

Wu-Tang’s RZA talks new Boombotix gig, plans to woo artists into exclusive releases on speakers [Interview]

Legendary hip-hop producer Robert Diggs, a.k.a The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, is joining Boombotix as a creative director of sorts and working with the company to release a new collection of… Read more »