Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on Wednesday. Snips, which had been developing dedicated smart device assistants that can operate primarily locally, instead of relying on consistently round-tripping voice data to the cloud, could help Sonos set up
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Adata isn’t the first name that comes to people’s minds when considering an SSD but the Taiwanese company has quite a wide range spanning the SATA, PCIe, and external categories. The product that we have for review today is an entry-level portable SSD, the Adata SD600Q. This device has a few interesting features and an
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Spark, the popular email app from Readdle, has been redesigned on iOS and Android. The interface has always been a bit busy in the mobile app. That’s why the updated app now features a cleaner design and a handful of new features. On the design front, Spark now uses simple headers to separate smart sections,
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Apple launched the much-rumoured 16-inch MacBook Pro model last week, marking the return of scissor-style switches in a redesigned keyboard. iFixit confirmed the presence of a new keyboard design in its recent teardown. In case you’re wondering what else has changed, iFixit is out with its complete teardown of the 16-inch MacBook Pro model. While
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The easiest and most obvious way to watch streaming content on a TV is through a smart TV platform, but streaming boxes or sticks often give you a bit more in terms of content, flexibility, and performance. We’ve put a lot of these devices to the test, and are usually satisfied with them because of
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Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple defended their business practices in responses to detailed questions by lawmakers conducting an inquiry into antitrust issues in the tech sector. The answers, released Tuesday by the House subcommittee overseeing the probe, come as antitrust scrutiny of the companies has escalated rapidly, with federal and state enforcers opening formal investigations
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Smartwatches and fitness trackers are among the best wearable tech accessories for upping your exercise routine. From tracking your steps and heart rate monitoring to specific workout logs and activity statistics, these devices can help you achieve your fitness goals. However, while they are often grouped together, smartwatches and fitness trackers are not the same
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After teasing the launch of an ebook reader a few days ago, Xiaomi has finally launched the Mi Reader. The device looks a lot like Amazon’s Kindle and features an HD e-ink display that supports 24 brightness settings and allows for uniform brightness coverage of up to 90 percent. Mi Reader is powered by a quad-core processor,
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Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, called Tuesday’s launch more of a public beta test than an actual debut. He said the
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Nintendo unveiled its first Japanese store on Tuesday in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district, in a step towards greater commercialisation of its cast of popular characters. The Nintendo Tokyo store in the fashion-focused Parco department store marks the latest move into the mainstream for Japan’s gamer culture and gives Nintendo a key location to attract more
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Spotify has announced that users who listen to music on a Google Assistant-powered device can now get music recommendations via simple voice command. Additionally, Spotify has also revealed that its podcast recommendation feature is also now live. Spotify will rely on algorithms to analyse the listening habits of users and will then curate a list
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Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, the companies announced the fruits of that labor with general availability of two new tools that were first announced at last
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