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Sony’s new TV remote doubles as a portable speaker

Sponsored Links Sony Sony has introduced a new remote control for TVs in Japan, and you most likely won’t be losing it in your sofa. The device, spotted by The Verge, isn’t just a remote control, you see — it’s also a wireless speaker that you can bring with you around the house. It looks …

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Thousands of ‘Coolest’ Kickstarter backers will only receive $20

Sponsored Links Coolest Five years later, it’s time to put a pin in the sage of “Coolest,” the all-in-one entertainment system/cooler that broke crowdfunding records on Kickstarter in 2014. The Oregonian reports that in 2017 the Portland-based company and its founder Ryan Grepper reached a settlement with the Oregon DOJ that included a provision to …

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Save $100 on the Sonos Play:5 on Cyber Monday

Sponsored Links Sonos In addition to Black Friday discounts on home theater speakers, Sonos is offering Cyber Monday deals that music lovers will appreciate. On December 2nd, the Sonos One will be on sale for $50 off ($149). When the One speaker first came out we called it the best-sounding smart speaker you could buy …

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Save $300 on a highly-recommended Sony Dolby Atmos soundbar this week

Sponsored Links Sony Look, I get it. You’d love to have Sennheiser’s Ambeo soundbar, but you can’t bring yourself to drop $2,500 on one. That’s one of the main reasons we recommended several other options in our soundbar buyer’s guide in September. More specifically, there was an alternative that would save you some money while …

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Sonos buys an AI startup to improve voice control for its speakers

Sponsored Links Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Sonos might just be less reliant on third-party assistants for voice control. The company has bought Snips, a Paris startup that helps create “tailored voice experiences” through its AI voice platform and tools. No, Sonos isn’t planning to take on Alexa or Google Assistant — rather, the company said in a …

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Apple re-releases HomePod update to avoid bricking speakers

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Relax, HomePod owners — it’s now safe to update your speaker again. Apple has re-released the HomePod’s multi-user update (now 13.2.1) to fix the problem that bricked some users’ speakers, particularly after they tried to solve the issue by rebooting their device. You’re still asked to contact Apple Support if your …

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HomePod update adds multi-user support and music handoffs

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple just made the HomePod considerably more useful for whole households, albeit somewhat later than expected. It accompanied the release of iOS 13.2 with a corresponding HomePod update that, among other things, introduces promised multi-user support. The smart speaker now recognizes the voices of different people in your home, giving them …

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Google hints its smart speakers will be renamed ‘Nest Home’

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Google made clear that it would apply the Nest name to all its smart home products, but just how would it rename classic products? You now have a better idea. As of this writing, a visit to the Connected Home Accessories section of the Google Store’s Special Offers page shows the …

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IKEA offers a peek at its Sonos-based speaker

IKEA isn’t officially unveiling its first Sonos-powered speaker until April, but that isn’t stopping the furniture store from offering a look in the meantime. As you can see here, the SYMFONISK looks like… well, a Sonos speaker with IKEA design cues. Its boxy, fabric-covered style appears to be a fitting complement to your plywood tables …

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Ultimate Ears’ custom-designed Boom 3 speakers match your style

Ultimate Ears/Logitech Ultimate Ears’ Boom speakers have usually been colorful, but there’s been a catch: you’ve always had to pick from whatever designs UE offered, which didn’t help if you thought the company’s choices were too gauche. Thankfully, UE has a simple solution. It’s launching a MyBoom Studio feature that lets you customize the Boom …

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