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Sonos has a big sale on its Beam, One and One SL speakers

Sonos is currently offering a decent $50 off a number of its speakers, taking them down to some of the lowest prices we've seen since Black Friday. The Sonos Beam, Sonos One and Sonos One SL are all
New HomePod, iMac, budget iPads are coming later this year

New HomePod, iMac, budget iPads are coming later this year

Despite the lockdowns, quarantines, and shelter-in-place orders, work still has to be done. This is especially true for physical products that have a limited window of opportunity to get out the door.
New HomePod, iMac, budget iPads are coming later this year

New HomePod, iMac, budget iPads are coming later this year

Despite the lockdowns, quarantines, and shelter-in-place orders, work still has to be done. This is especially true for physical products that have a limited window of opportunity to get out the door.
Amazon Echo and Alexa get users ready for COVID-19

Amazon Echo and Alexa get users ready for COVID-19

Different tech companies have had their own ways to respond to the pandemic gripping the entire world but Amazon may be the one with the largest coverage as far as services and products go. From
Amazon Echo and Alexa get users ready for COVID-19

Amazon Echo and Alexa get users ready for COVID-19

Different tech companies have had their own ways to respond to the pandemic gripping the entire world but Amazon may be the one with the largest coverage as far as services and products go. From
Marshall adds the compact Uxbridge Voice to its smart speaker lineup

Marshall adds the compact Uxbridge Voice to its smart speaker lineup

Company's smallest speaker yet will have Amazon Alexa and Airplay 2 built-in

Marshall's latest Alexa smart speaker is a compact cube

Marshall first brought its iconic stylings to smart tech back in 2018 when it launched a pair of chunky smart speakers with Amazon Alexa control. Now, it's introduced another model to the gang, in the

Survey shows growth in podcasts and voice assistants, little change in streaming

A new annual survey taken before the current COVID-19 crisis led to restrictions of movement in much of the U.S. suggests good news for Amazon, Facebook’s dominance unthreatened and continued growth
Best Alexa speakers of 2020

Best Alexa speakers of 2020

The best Alexa speaker is surprisingly affordable
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance smart speaker is striking and expensive

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance smart speaker is striking and expensive

Bang & Olufsen has revealed its latest speaker, the Beosound Balance, intended to hold up to scrutiny even when you’re not listening to it. A solid oak base, topped with a knitted textile
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance smart speaker is striking and expensive

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance smart speaker is striking and expensive

Bang & Olufsen has revealed its latest speaker, the Beosound Balance, intended to hold up to scrutiny even when you’re not listening to it. A solid oak base, topped with a knitted textile

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Balance is a $2,250 statement speaker

Bang & Olufsen is back with another stylish speaker for deep-pocketed audiophiles. The Beosound Balance, which sits somewhere between the Besound 2 and disc-shaped Beosound Edge, has been
Alexa’s new features detailed: Severe weather, NBA, and commuting

Alexa’s new features detailed: Severe weather, NBA, and commuting

Amazon rolled out a number of new features for its Alexa personal assistant over the month of February, ones you may not have realized arrived. The new features are convenient for a wide number of
Alexa’s new features detailed: Severe weather, NBA, and commuting

Alexa’s new features detailed: Severe weather, NBA, and commuting

Amazon rolled out a number of new features for its Alexa personal assistant over the month of February, ones you may not have realized arrived. The new features are convenient for a wide number of
Alexa can now send driving directions to your phone on your way out the door

Alexa can now send driving directions to your phone on your way out the door

Amazon announced features heading to Alexa devices in March 2020, including alerts for severe weather and NBA highlights on devices with screens.

Google is finally fixing Bluetooth audio on Home speakers

Most people who buy Google smart speakers use them for direct streaming, but that hasn't been entirely voluntary for the past year. Ever since late 2018, people have complained that any Bluetooth

Huawei's smart speaker will be available outside of China, but not the US

Huawei is about to compete more aggressively in smart speakers... insofar as it can, anyway. The tech firm is planning to launch its Sound X speaker in Europe following a China-only release in the
Huawei’s cylindrical Sound X smart speaker has a French connection

Huawei’s cylindrical Sound X smart speaker has a French connection

Huawei has partnered with French audio company Devialet on the Sound X speaker.
Alexa is listening to your chat more than you think, study suggests

Alexa is listening to your chat more than you think, study suggests

A new study has shown that unintended activations of smart speakers could occur as many as 19 times a day.
Smart speaker sales reached new record of 146.9M in 2019, up 70% from 2018

Smart speaker sales reached new record of 146.9M in 2019, up 70% from 2018

Global smart speaker sales hit a record high last year with shipments of 146.9 million units, up 70% over 2018, according to a recent report on the state of the smart speaker market from Strategy