smart speakers

Samsung begins Galaxy Home Mini beta testing program in South Korea

Samsung begins Galaxy Home Mini beta testing program in South Korea

Samsung announced the Galaxy Home Mini will be entering into a beta testing program exclusively in South Korea.
Samsung's First Bixby Speaker Still Isn't Out, But Now There's a Mini Version

Samsung's First Bixby Speaker Still Isn't Out, But Now There's a Mini Version

More than a year ago, alongside the reveal of the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung announced that it was working on a smart speaker powered by its Bixby digital assistant called the Galaxy Home. And even though
Google tipped to shift Pixel production to Vietnam, starting with Pixel 3a

Google tipped to shift Pixel production to Vietnam, starting with Pixel 3a

Google's Pixel phones and smart speakers are currently made in China, but the company might be ready to move.
Google Falls to Third in Smart Speakers Behind Baidu and Amazon

Google Falls to Third in Smart Speakers Behind Baidu and Amazon

After rising to the number two spot behind Amazon, Google has now seen its market share drop as China's Baidu grows by leaps and bounds. Meanwhile, Amazon has continued advancing. The post Google
Google drops into third place for smart speaker shipments globally

Google drops into third place for smart speaker shipments globally

A Chinese tech giant has inserted itself into what's largely been a two-man competition in the smart speaker category up to this point between Amazon and Google.Amazon's place as the leading shipper

This Company Just Passed Google As No. 2 in Smart Speakers

Chinese tech company Baidu is quickly gaining traction in smart speakers.

This Company Just Passed Google As No. 2 in Smart Speakers

Chinese tech company Baidu is quickly gaining traction in smart speakers.
Google falls to third place in worldwide smart speaker market

Google falls to third place in worldwide smart speaker market

The global smart speaker market grew 55.4% in the second quarter to reach 26.1 million shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. Amazon continued to lead the race, accounting for 6.6 million
Report: Google has dropped to number three for smart speaker shipments

Report: Google has dropped to number three for smart speaker shipments

Amazon maintained its number one status, according to Canalys, but China is seeing a smart speaker boom.
Google Home Max on sale: Save $50 on the award-winning smart speaker

Google Home Max on sale: Save $50 on the award-winning smart speaker

TL;DR: The powerful Google Home Max smart speaker is on sale in the PCMag Shop for $249.99. It's normally $399.99, so you'll save 17%. It's rare for a product to earn a Mashable's Choice Award. It's
JBL Link Bar review: The smartest speaker in its class

JBL Link Bar review: The smartest speaker in its class

The Link Bar turns your dumb TV into a smart one.
Echo Show 5 is on sale for only $64.99 on Amazon

Echo Show 5 is on sale for only $64.99 on Amazon

TL;DR: The Echo Show 5 is the most compact version yet and will allow you to make the most of your Alexa voice controls — grab one for $25 off on Amazon; just $64.99. We haven’t mentioned the Echo
Sonos' New Shit Leaks—AGAIN

Sonos' New Shit Leaks—AGAIN

Say what you want about Sonos, the wireless speaker maker can’t keep its shit under wraps. The latest leak is its first-ever Bluetooth speaker. News of the device’s existence came earlier this month,

Sonos Bluetooth-enabled, battery-powered speaker leaks ahead of official launch

Sonos has an event coming up at the end of the month to reveal something new, but leaks have pretty much given away what’s likely to be the highlight announcement at the event: A new,
Echo Dot smart speakers are on sale for 40% off on Amazon

Echo Dot smart speakers are on sale for 40% off on Amazon

TL;DR: Snag a third-generation Echo Dot smart speaker from Amazon for just $29.99. They're normally $49.99, so you'll save $20. Ah, Prime Day 2019: It was the best of times; it was the weirdest of

HomePod will launch in Japan on August 23

18 months after it first went on sale in the U.S., Apple’s HomePod speaker is finally launching in Japan. Having teased that it would launch sometime this summer, Apple has now revealed that HomePod
Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker likely to debut at IFA next week

Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker likely to debut at IFA next week

Leaked product photos shows a speaker that bears a strong resemblance to the Sonos One.
Oh great, now our smart speakers can attack us with harmful sounds

Oh great, now our smart speakers can attack us with harmful sounds

A security researcher has said it’s surprisingly easy to take over some Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-connected speakers and get them to emit sounds that can irritate or disorientate the listener, or even
Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons

Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons

A security researcher has demonstrated how to force everyday commercial speakers to emit harmful sounds.

Apple’s HomePod remains only a blip in the smart speaker market

A drop in the price of the HomePod hasn’t helped Apple grow its share of the smart speaker market. It still has just a tiny percentage of all the units in use in the US, according to new figures from