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Report: Amazon gave Alexa ‘reviewers’ access to customer location data, audio clips  9to5Google · 9 hours
Smart speakers are inherently terrifying to many users. After all, an always listening speaker could gather a lot of data on you. Now, a... more
Audible launches the first Alexa-powered customer support line  THE VERGE · 13 hours
Amazon-owned Audible now offers a unique form of access to Alexa: voice-controlled customer support. The audiobook subscription service, which Amazon... more
Arlo HD smart video doorbell leaks in new images, HomeKit support unknown  9to5Mac · 2 days
Smart home device maker Arlo has so far only offered an audio doorbell, but its upcoming smart video doorbell has surfaced in new images.... more
SteelSeries Arctis 9X is super-comfy and sounds great  Windows Central · 2 days
Amazing sound quality meets exceptional comfort. SteelSeries produces some killer PC accessories, including some of the best headsets we've tested. The company took what made the Arctis Pro catalog of headsets so... more
Snakebyte Head:Set Pro for PC packs awesome audio ... and terrible design  Windows Central · 2 days
Snakebyte's latest gaming accessory is a "pro" headset in an affordable price range. Is it good enough for prime time? Snakebyte is responsible for... more
Audioburst raises $10M to build AI-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions  TechCrunch · 2 days
Audioburst, a startup that uses AI technology to extract the best bits from podcasts and talk radio to create new listening experiences, has raised... more
Bowers & Wilkins unveils ultra-premium ‘Formation’ home speaker line with AirPlay 2  9to5Mac · 3 days
Last week, Bowers & Wilkins invited us downtown in New York to show off their latest audio line, Formation. The lineup is predicated on... more
Pint-size Harbeth P3ESR Anniversary flabbergasts with high-end sound - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary speaker is a force to be reckoned with and will suit audiophiles who like to listen to music up close. more
Ant Audio Wave 702 Review  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The Ant Audio Wave 702 promises a lot for Rs. 499, including premium build quality and bass-heavy sound. We review these budget earphones to find out if they are worth our recommendation. more
The Nomadic Audio Speakcase combines a suitcase and big Bluetooth speaker  Windows Central · 1 week
Wait, what? You read that correctly. The Nomadic Audio Speakase is a "smart" TSA-approved suitcase complete with a detachable Bluetooth audio speaker, that can be used... more
PlayStation 5: Sony reveals first details of next-gen console  BBC · 1 week
Sony's next-gen console, which will replace the PS4, will be much faster and include improved audio. more
Saregama Carvaan Go With 3,000 Preloaded Tracks Launched in India at Rs. 3,990  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
After success with the larger variants, Saregama has now launched the Carvaan Go, a hand-held music player with built-in audio tracks. more
Five amazing headsets for PC gaming  Windows Central · 1 week
Not every headset is the same. We've tested countless headsets and know what it takes to make the perfect PC headset for gaming. Whether you're only interested in good audio or communicating with friends and clanmates,... more
Does Xbox One support Bluetooth?  Windows Central · 1 week
Best answer: No, Xbox One consoles don't support Bluetooth. However, there are still alternative wireless peripherals worth a try. Wireless control: Xbox One Controller ($38 at Amazon) Tether-free audio: LucidSound LS35X Wireless Headset ($180 at Amazon) Clickety clack:... more
ZAAP Aqua Xtreme Wireless Earphones With IPX7 Water Resistance Launched in India  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
ZAAP has added a new product to its range of audio products; the Aqua Xtreme is a water-resistant pair of wireless earphones. more
An elegant new tower speaker for upscale audiophiles - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Meet the Spendor A7, the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary UK design and sound. more
Review: The $199 Echo Link turns the fidelity up to 11  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Echo Link takes streaming music and makes it sound better. Just wirelessly connect it to an Echo device and plug it into a set of... more
Amazon Echo Link, Echo Link Amp Launched in India, Prices Start at Rs. 19,999  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Amazon has launched two new devices in its Echo range of audio products, the Echo Link and Echo Link Amp,... more
How to get free e-books from your public library - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
You can borrow books, audiobooks, even kids' books, all without spending a penny. more
Alexa now offers long-form news briefings in the US  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
This week, Amazon started rolling out a new way to listen to the news on Alexa-enabled devices. Now... more
Ikea and Sonos made the ultimate speaker lamp  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Sonos and Ikea have fully unveiled the pair of speakers that the two companies have collaborated on for years. The... more
Ikea will sell its custom Sonos speakers starting in August  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Sonos and Ikea have fully unveiled the pair of speakers that the two companies have collaborated... more
The Hidizs Sonata HD is the best USB-C audio dongle  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
One of the frustrations of my job is the difficulty of convincingly communicating differences in sound... more
Audioengine’s new stereo Bluetooth speakers sound bigger than they look - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The Audioengine A2+ Wireless Computer Speaker is pretty much the same as the venerable wired A2+, just $50 more expensive. more
Skype now supports up to 50 group call participants, topping rivals  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Skype is capitalizing on Apple’s struggles with Group FaceTime to attract attention to its own group calling features. Today, the company announced it’s doubling the number of... more
Skype Doubles Group Call Limit to 50, Overtakes FaceTime's Max of 32  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Skype has increased the number of users that can be on the same audio or video group call to 50, up from the previous... more
Arlo's smart doorbell doesn't have a security camera - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
This connected buzzer has two-way audio, but you'll need a separate Arlo cam to actually see who's at your door. more
Amazon Working on Alexa-Enabled Wireless Earbuds to Rival AirPods  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Amazon is developing a set of Alexa-enabled wireless earbuds that will compete with Apple's AirPods, reports Bloomberg. The... more
Arlo Audio Doorbell review: Smart doorbell doesn't have everything I want - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The $80 Audio Doorbell seems like a great deal at first glance, but you'll need a separate Arlo camera to stream live... more
Talking the future of media with Northzone’s Pär-Jörgen Pärson  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
We live in the subscription streaming era of media. Across film, TV, music, and audiobooks, subscription streaming platforms now shape the market. Gaming and podcasting could be next. Where are... more
Adobe Announces Updates for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Character Animator  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Ahead of the annual NAB media show, which kicks off on April 6, Adobe is launching its traditional spring update with new updates for... more
Adobe brings Content-Aware Fill to video in After Effects  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Just ahead of 2019’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, Adobe is rolling out its annual spring updates to... more
Reading platform Scribd launches original content offering for subscribers  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Reading platform Scribd is launching a new original content program called Scribd Originals today, a long-form content experiment... more
Scribd kicks off its original content initiative with a book about Robert Mueller  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Scribd is moving into the original content business with the release of “Mueller’s War,” a book by journalist Garrett Graff looking at... more
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Priced at Rs. 24,990, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earphones are significantly more expensive than their competition. But does the audio experience make up for the price? Read our review to find out. more
Google Slides adds support for playing MP3, WAV audio files in presentations  9to5Google · 3 weeks
Earlier this year, Google Slides and other Drive applications were revamped with the Material Theme on the editor and web homepage. Slides is now... more
How to find great books online  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The internet and mobile devices have brought about more ways to read than ever before. While physical books still hold a healthy appeal for... more
Audio-Technica's ATH-M40x monitor headphones are $20 off right now  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Can't go wrong with high-quality headphones for well under $100. Amazon has Audio-Technica's popular ATH-M40x professional monitor headphones on sale for $79, a price drop of just over $20. They... more
These Audio-Technica wireless earbuds at $59 off block out noise around you  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Start listening clearly no matter where you are. Audio-Technica's ANC40BT QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless In-Ear Headphones normally sell for $129 at retailers like Amazon,... more
iTeknic Bluetooth Headphones cost $26 and last all day (and more)  Windows Central · 4 weeks
iTeknics Bluetooth Headphones offer all-day audio at a great price. If you've never heard of iTeknic, you're not alone. The company created popular products like TaoTronics... more
Google Duo replaces video/voice switcher with new contacts screen, adds drawing tools  9to5Google · 4 weeks
Last month, our APK Insight spotted that Google was working on a new “precall” interface in Duo for Android. This change is now live... more
AirPods (2nd generation) - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
While they look almost identical to the originals, the second-generation AirPods are definitely better in small ways that a lot of people will appreciate, including Apple's new H1 chip that supports Bluetooth 5.0, improved audio synchronization and always-on... more
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are everything but the basics  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
As someone who is either wearing or carrying headphones around almost all day, I was excited to try Samsung’s Galaxy... more
YouTube Music Can Now Play Locally Stored Audio Files on Your Phone  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
YouTube Music can now play locally stored files on your Android smartphone, but you still can't play local audio files within the app yet. more
Blink Play Fitness-Focused Earphones Launched in India  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
The Bluetooth earphones connect with the Blink Fit app to offer advanced fitness tracking features, alongside the basic audio functionality. more
YouTube Music Can Now Play Locally Stored Audio Files on Your Smartphone  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
YouTube Music can now play locally stored files on your Android smartphone, but you still can't play local audio files within the app yet. more
Swedish audio company Dirac is bringing its tech to Fujitsu PCs  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Dirac's audio optimization tech will make its way into Fujitsu PCs. Swedish audio brand Dirac has worked with several Android manufacturers in the past to offer... more
Listening to the quantum vacuum  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015, physicists are advancing knowledge about the limits on the precision of the measurements that will help... more
NASA Audio Site Offers an Out-of-This-World Playlist  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
NASA has uploaded hundreds of tracks and podcasts to the sound-sharing platform. The sounds are diverse, fascinating, frequently updated and free of charge. more
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Audible launches the first Alexa-powered customer support line
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Bowers & Wilkins unveils ultra-premium ‘Formation’ home speaker line with AirPlay 2
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Netflix is getting into radio with a full-time comedy channel airing on SiriusXM
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Footpath custom navigation app for runners and cyclists launches audio guidance with AirPods double-tap support
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