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Google Home’s Routines Feature One Step Closer To Being Released

03/12/2018, Last month it was reported that Google Home would be getting a new feature called Routines which acts as macros, where a single command will allow users to pull off multiple actions at once. Google did not provide any specifics as to when the feature will...

Apple Hires Director Spike Jonze For Latest HomePod Ad

03/06/2018, As the smart speaker scene starts to get more crowded, companies will definitely need to come up with new ways to entice customers, and it looks like Apple is definitely sparing no expense as they have hired director Spike Jonze to direct an ad for its...

HomePod Day One Pre-Orders Beat Out Most Of The Competition

02/26/2018, The HomePod is Apple’s foray into the smart speaker market, and from what we can tell, it seems that it is doing pretty well. According to a report from NPD, based on their findings it seems that day one pre-orders for the HomePod in the US have managed...


Samsung’s Bixby Speaker Confirmed For Launch Later This Year

02/25/2018, Last year it was rumored that Samsung wanted to toss their hat into the ring with their own smart speaker powered by Bixby. Then the rumors suggested that this was no longer the case, but late last year those rumors came back again indicating that...

Survey Finds That Smart Speaker Satisfaction Is At 89%

02/21/2018, Smart speakers appear to be the trend these days and we’ve seen many major tech companies try their hand at it, such as Google with the Google Home and more recently Apple with the HomePod, although admittedly this is all thanks to Amazon who helped...

Google Home APK Teardown Hints At Group Pairing Bluetooth Speakers

02/21/2018, The upside to using Bluetooth speakers is that they are portable and usually for the most part can be placed anywhere (those that are wired will be a bit more limited). This also means that depending on whether the speaker supports it, they can also be...

No Really, There Are Now Accessories For The HomePod

02/19/2018, When it comes to choosing speakers, obviously the most important thing is the sound quality. Of course there are other factors such as design, connectivity options, smart features, and pricing, but for the most part the most important aspect would be...

Teardown Reveals The HomePod Costs An Estimated $216 To Make

02/18/2018, Apple’s HomePod is priced at $350, which when considering that there are plenty of smart speakers in the market today, is rather pricey. However that price might be justifiable when you consider that a recent teardown by TechInsights has revealed that...

Bang & Olufsen Wants To Turn Your Normal Speakers Into Smart Ones

02/18/2018, These days smart speakers are on the rise, but given that the tech is still somewhat new, your options are limited. In fact for some, such as audiophiles, this might present a problem because a lot of audiophile-grade speakers and audio equipment...

Some HomePod Owners Running Into Setup Issues

02/14/2018, One of the upsides of buying into the Apple ecosystem is that they’ve all been designed to work seamlessly together. For example pairing the AirPods with the iPhone is considerably easier and faster than conventional Bluetooth pairing methods, and...

Apple Advises Users Not To Put The HomePod On Wooden Furniture

02/14/2018, It seems that less than a week following its release, some have discovered a problem with the HomePod. This is thankfully not a technical problem, but rather an aesthetics problem that could damage your furniture. In a review by Wirecutter (via 9to5Mac),...

Blind Listening Test Finds Sonos One Outperforms The HomePod

02/14/2018, So far based on current reviews, many have found that the HomePod speakers from Apple sound pretty good and could possibly be the best in the market right now, at least as far as smart speakers are concerned. However a recent report from Consumer Reports...