Alexa Voice Controls Likely Coming To Sonos Smart Speakers

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Smart speaker manufacturer Sonos is likely working on adding Alexa voice controls to its line of Internet of Things-connected products, as suggested by the company’s announcement for the upcoming updates to its privacy statement. The fact that the Santa Barbara, California-based company plans to introduce Alexa skills to its smart speakers is nothing new: Sonos Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Patrick Spence said in February this year that the company intends to release a set of new smart speakers integrated with Alexa by the end of 2017, with further plans to bake the artificial intelligence (AI) assistant into its other products.

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Lack of iPad Pro Smart Connector Accessories Blamed on Long Wait Times for Components

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Fast Company published a report this week exploring why third-party accessories that make use of Apple’s Smart Connector remain few and far between, almost two years after the connector first debuted on the iPad Pro. The magnetic Smart Connector allows the iPad Pro to communicate with and power compatible accessories, like the company’s own Smart Keyboard, without the hassle of wires.

The first supporting third-party accessory, Logitech’s Create Smart Connector keyboard, launched the same day as the iPad Pro in late 2015, shortly followed by the Logitech charging base, and more recently a Logitech keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. However, this close partnership bet…
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The Sonos Play:5 Smart Speaker Will Sound Good No Matter Where You Put It

The Sonos Play:5 Smart Speaker Will Sound Good No Matter Where You Put It

Later this fall, Sonos will ship the all-new Play:5 smart speaker with a new feature that will let you tune the speaker’s sound to any room. One of the perks of Sonos products is also one of their biggest pitfalls: They’re compact and aesthetically …
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Sonos PLAY:1 2-Room Wireless Smart Speakersfor Streaming Music – Starter Set Bundle (Black)
The 2 Room Starter Set is the perfect way to start your Sonos system. Experience the magic of Sonos by filling two rooms of music …

Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar/ Wireless Streaming TV and Music Speaker
Complements HD television screens with richly textured HiFi sound. Wirelessly streams all the music on earth. Simple to set up, co…

Sonos PLAY:1 2-Room Wireless Smart Speakersfor Streaming Music – Starter Set Bundle (White)
The 2 Room Starter Set is the perfect way to start your Sonos system. Experience the magic of Sonos by filling two rooms of music …

Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (White)
Wirelessly stream your entire music library, favorite music services, and thousands of radio stations to any room. Place the SONOS…

Xiaomi Mi TV 4: Ultra-Slim Frameless Smart TV With AI System And Lots Of Speakers For Under $2,000 [Video]

Xiaomi Mi TV 4: Ultra-Slim Frameless Smart TV With AI System And Lots Of Speakers For Under ,000 [Video]

First-time attendee to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Xiaomi presented an Ultra-Slim Xiaomi Mi TV 4 with a host of features that are drool worthy for under $ 2,000, but it will not be sold just yet in the US. (Photo : VCG/VCG via Getty Images) First …
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Review: Amped Wireless ALLY Whole Home Smart Wi-Fi System

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As a rule, wireless routers are a well-established product category, and there traditionally hasn’t been a lot of consumer-facing innovation in this space — advances found in the latest Wi-Fi routers each year are usually confined to the realm of technical specs such as new wireless standards, better antennas, and increased range, and few companies have ever paid a great deal of attention to the actual user experience. As a result, we were a bit intrigued by Amped Wireless’ new ALLY Wi-Fi System, which makes not only the usual promises of fast Wi-Fi…
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Samsung’s SUHD TVs receive high praise from top global technology outlets for picture quality and smart features

Samsung’s SUHD TVs receive high praise from top global technology outlets for picture quality and smart features

The outlet awarded the Samsung UE65KS9500 the “Best TV for HDR,” as determined in a side-by-side television comparison against other HDR-capable TVs. The UE65KS9500 received the most votes from attendees comparing the devices, as its display was the …
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Mac Email App ‘Spark’ Gains New Smart Search Feature

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Readdle’s popular Spark email app expanded to the Mac late last year, and now the company has introduced a major update that brings a new Smart Search feature.

According to Readdle, there are several under-the-hood changes that have been made to enable the new search feature and to make it speedy. Smart Search is able to provide instant access to files and attachments as well as relevant search suggestions, all displayed in an intuitive UI.


Search queries are visualized with smart keywords …
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