Tag Archives: speakers

Apple Music is now playing on Amazon Echo speakers with Alexa

At the end of November Amazon announced that Apple Music would soon be supported by its Echo smart speakers with the Alexa virtual assistant built-in. Today the integration has finally gone live, around two weeks after the initial reveal. The rollout has started in the US through the Alexa app on Android and iOS. Over there you can connect your ... Read More »

Cleartrip on Alexa Integration, Building Apps for Voice, and the Smart Speakers Scene in India

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers launched in India in October last year, and its main rival, the Google Home, only launched in India last week. Developers can integrate the Echo speakers with their applications to enable voice-based use cases and since their launch, Amazon has been trying to get more and more Indian services on board, and the latest to do so is Cleartrip. ... Read More »

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: One of these smart speakers is better than the other

When one product is better in one aspect, but it’s competitor is stronger in another, the easy answer is to recommend both. You might want a Sony TV in your home theater, for instance, but Anthem’s A/V receiver, Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers, and a subwoofer from SVS. Well that dog won’t hunt when it comes to smart speakers, especially if ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus renders hint at dual camera, no stereo speakers

We’ve seen several 3D renders of the Samsung Galaxy S8, but the one render we have of the Galaxy S8 Plus did not show its back. And the back matters – according to rumors, only the Plus model will have a dual camera on the back. Not that these renders show it, but the hole for the camera is suspiciously ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with stereo speakers, possibly Harman-powered

The Galaxy S8 launch is closing fast and the rumors are thriving lately. The pressure is very high on Samsung because of the Galaxy Note7 debacle and the S8 is really turning into the most important launch in the company’s history. The latest intel suggest Samsung will be prepping two versions of the flagship – a regular 5.7″ edge model ... Read More »

Best Bluetooth speakers

There was a time when Bluetooth speakers were like jelly beans: They were cheap, they all looked the same, and they were invariably of dubious quality. Times have changed. Every major audio manufacturer has at least one model on the market today, and most have several. If you haven’t listened to a Bluetooth speaker lately, you’re in for a very ... Read More »

Mass Fidelity Core and Core Sub review: Exceptional Bluetooth speakers

Mass Fidelity Core Wireless Speaker System PCWORLD RATING $499.00 MSRP $599.00 VIEW on Amazon Mass Fidelity Core Sub Wireless Subwoofer PCWORLD RATING $299.00 MSRP $299.00 VIEW on Mass Fidelity COMMENTS Michael Brown | @brownieshq Executive Editor, TechHive Jul 29, 2016 3:00 AM I first wrote about Mass Fidelity’s Core Bluetooth speaker way back when it was the subject of a ... Read More »