Samsung making smart speaker despite Bixby troubles

Samsung is reportedly working on a Bixby-powered speaker that will compete with the likes of the already available Amazon Echo and Google Home as well as the forthcoming Apple HomePod .

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Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker


Before Apple launched its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker earlier this week, the expectation was that it would unveil a sophisticated Echo killer that would redefine the landscape that Amazon has dominated, with Google playing catch-up. “Just like iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes,” Apple SVP Phil Schiller told WWDC attendees. However, while the HomePod appears to be a well-designed, high end treat for loyal iTunes fans, Apple may have missed the mark in terms of creating a category leader.

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Rumored Apple Plans Hint at Smart Speaker Battle Ahead


Apple reportedly has begun production of a high-end speaker with Siri-based digital assistant technology to compete directly with Amazon’s Alexa-based Echo speakers and the Google Assistant-powered Home speaker. Production is in the early stages, but the device could be unveiled as early as next week at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference. That would position the company to begin shipping in time for the winter holiday season. Inventec, which manufactures Apple AirPods, reportedly has landed the deal to build the intelligent speakers.

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Google Home can now support up to six different accounts

Now, up to six people can connect their accounts to one Google Home, and the speaker will recognize each person’s voice and respond accordingly.

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Apple closer to taking on Echo with Siri-powered speaker

The product that all of Silicon Valley seems to be focusing on is a voice-controlled speaker that’s capable of carrying out tasks based on your voice command.

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Amazon expands Alexa range with new Echo Dot and Tap portable speaker [u]

Article Image Amazon on Thursday launched two new versions of its Echo speaker, the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap, offering more flexibility in the way people can use its Alexa voice assistant, a competitor to Apple’s Siri. [Updated]

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Apple Music, Sonos tout partnership with all-star 'music makes it home' TV spot

Article Image With Apple Music finally available on Sonos’s connected speaker systems, the two firms are working together to get the word out with a new television ad featuring Killer Mike, The National’s Matt Berninger, and St. Vincent.

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Review: Logitech's Z533 computer speakers deliver bang for the buck

Article Image Logitech’s 2.1-channel Z533 speaker system may not be the pinnacle of home audio, but it more than gets the job done at a very reasonable price.

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Beats Pill+ is its first new Bluetooth speaker since Apple acquisition, recharges via Lightning

Article Image Beats on Wednesday announced the Pill+, a new mid-sized $230 Bluetooth speaker, marking the first portable speaker accessory released under the ownership of Apple.

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Beats axed plans for Sonos-esque Wi-Fi speaker system after Apple acquisition

A report on Friday claims Beats had plans to build a Wi-Fi-connected speaker system similar to product lines from market leader Sonos, but ultimately killed the project following Apple’s purchase of the company.



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Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speaker due to fire hazard, offers refunds

Apple on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of its Beats Pill XL speaker, warning that in some cases the battery in the speaker can overheat and cause a risk of fire.



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Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis visits Apple HQ, meets with CEO Tim Cook

Georgia congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis was a guest speaker at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday, where he touted his new graphic novel and talked one-on-one with CEO Tim Cook in a closed door meeting.



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Samsung brings premium 'Level' headphone and speaker lineup stateside to battle Apple's Beats

Samsung on Wednesday announced the imminent release of its “Level” headphone and portable speaker lineup, which features four premium devices seemingly aimed directly at Apple’s Beats hardware.



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