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Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker leaks with charging station

Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker leaks with charging station

Last week, a leak claimed that audio company Sonos is planning to release its first portable Bluetooth speaker at an event in the near future. A new leak over the weekend has shed light on that product, claiming it will be called the Sonos Move. Among other things, the new leak includes what are claimed to be official product images of the alleged upcoming speaker model.

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Marvel plans to release a new fictional podcast series with Stitcher

Marvel plans to release a new fictional podcast series with Stitcher

Marvel has announced plans to release a new fictional podcast series called Marvels that will take place 'in the aftermath of the Fantastic Four’s battle with Galactus, high above New York City, for the fate of the world,' according to the company. The podcast series will be launched with Stitcher, the company best known for its podcast listening app.

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Review: Optoma NuForce BE Free6 truly wireless earbuds

Review: Optoma NuForce BE Free6 truly wireless earbuds

Optoma is back with a new pair of truly wireless earbuds with its $99 NuForce BE Free6. This isn't the company's first AirPods competitor, but it is the best model Optoma has offered to date, at least when it comes to audio without wires. The BE Free6 feels like a premium product without the premium price tag, but how does the model hold up against competitors?

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Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

While Amazon, Netflix, and other companies are busy creating original video content, Amazon-owned audiobook company Audible has penned a new multi-year deal with Skybound Entertainment, the entertainment company responsible for The Walking Dead comics. Under this new deal, Skybound Entertainment will create several original audio works for Audible, all of them destined to be exclusive to Amazon's platform.

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Spotify for Podcasters now a live threat to iTunes, Stitcher, podcasters

Spotify for Podcasters now a live threat to iTunes, Stitcher, podcasters

This is not a drill, and it's no longer a beta! Spotify for Podcasters is now an active, live system with which Spotify will take on the likes of Apple, Google, and the folks behind Stitcher. With Spotify for Podcasters, people making podcasts will have access to detailed analytics, user data, and options "to drive discovery" for their content.

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Sennheiser reveals its first Bluetooth earbuds made for audiophiles

Sennheiser reveals its first Bluetooth earbuds made for audiophiles

Sennheiser has unveiled its new IE 80S BT, the company's first Bluetooth earbuds designed specifically for audiophiles. The product was unveiled today at the Hong Kong High End Audio Visual Show where Sennheiser said its new offering produces a 'breathtaking' soundstage alongside the promise of high accuracy and support for high-resolution audio formats.

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So, headphone jacks are dead, time for more iPods?

So, headphone jacks are dead, time for more iPods?

Let's assume for a moment that making new smartphones with no headphone jack was a super good idea. Let's assume that every company that decided to move forward with this plan, did so to benefit the consumer. What are the practical benefits of separating the headphone jack from the phone? Could it be time that we stop treating the smartphone like a one-stop shop?

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Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd-Gen wireless speaker is made for audiophiles

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd-Gen wireless speaker is made for audiophiles

Naim Audio has introduced Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation, a relatively small all-in-one wireless speaker that brings 'extensive' hardware and software upgrades over the original model launched in 2016. The unveiling follows Naim's introduction of the Mu-so 2nd Generation speaker in May, a larger model with a similar design and functionality.

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Altice Amplify launches an Alexa smart speaker at an inopportune time

Altice Amplify launches an Alexa smart speaker at an inopportune time

Smart speakers are a hot topic these days and, unfortunately for their makers, not in a good way. Almost all three of the big names have been dragged into controversy but the very first one to be named was Amazon and its Alexa assistant. Given the heat, some might consider it bad timing to launch smart speakers using these AI assistants. That's not stopping cable provider Altice from announcing the Amplify home speaker. Fortunately, that's not its only selling feature.

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Amazon Music Unlimited price drops to $0.99 for Prime Student members

Amazon Music Unlimited price drops to $0.99 for Prime Student members

To give young users incentive to sign up for its own music streaming service, Amazon has announced a big price cut for its Music Unlimited...one that is only available to Prime Student members. College students who are new to the service can now enjoy a full six-month trial before they need to pay, after which point the Music Unlimited rate will only be 99c per month.

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Sennheiser AMBEO brings 3D audio to Karma’s 2020 Revero GT hybrid

Sennheiser AMBEO brings 3D audio to Karma’s 2020 Revero GT hybrid

Sennheiser's AMBEO sound system is going mobile, taking the leap from sound bars to its first in-car installation inside the 2020 Karma Revero GT luxury EV. AMBEO promises immersive 3D surround sound regardless of where you're sitting or, indeed, whether the original music you're playing was recorded in a 3D format.

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What this Galaxy Note 10 leak means for your pocketbook

What this Galaxy Note 10 leak means for your pocketbook

There's been what might seem like a super miniature leak this afternoon, thanks to Samsung. The leak shows a dongle. This is the sort of dongle that connects a USB-C port to a headphone jack. This can mean only one thing for the Galaxy Note 10 - at least one of the two expected models coming from Samsung soon. It means that the Galaxy Note 10 will be the second major mobile device to ditch a feature we've been taking for granted for far, far too long.

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