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Bose Home Speaker 300 revealed as smart speakers add Google Assistant

Bose Home Speaker 300 revealed as smart speakers add Google Assistant

Bose smart speakers are getting a Google Assistant upgrade today, with the company's connected models adding Google's helpful AI, though you may want to wait until the summer for the newest Bose hardware. The update is being released today for existing Bose models, including both standalone smart speakers and the company's range of connected soundbars too.

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Bose develops QuietComfort noise-cancellation system for cars

Bose develops QuietComfort noise-cancellation system for cars

Bose has developed a noise-cancellation system designed specifically for vehicles. Called Bose QuietComfort Road Noise Control (RNC), the new technology has been launched to vehicle manufacturers around the globe. The new system joins Bose's existing Engine Harmonic Enhancement and Engine Harmonic Cancellation, offering a variety of technologies to neutralize road sounds in vehicle cabins.

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Bose Frames are sunglasses with speakers (and AR)

Bose Frames are sunglasses with speakers (and AR)

The folks at Bose revealed a new sort of product called Frames today. Bose Frames are sunglasses that have their own speakers built in. Each pair of Frames is connected via Bluetooth to the user's smartphone and provide wireless access to virtual assistants as well as sounds of all sorts. While the speakers are external, they're still relatively private - aimed at the user and kept from the rest of the world with some interesting directional sound tech.

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Bose over-the-counter hearing aid gets FDA approval

Bose over-the-counter hearing aid gets FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Bose over-the-counter hearing aid product, enabling the company to start marketing the device in the United States. Simply referred to as the Bose Hearing Aid, this device is the first of its kind that is self-fitting, controlled by the user, and approved for marketing in the US.

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Amazon Echo Input brings Alexa to non-smart speakers

Amazon Echo Input brings Alexa to non-smart speakers

Amazon has launched its first speaker-less Echo, the new Echo Input, offering a way to pipe music and the virtual assistant to third-party speakers. Smaller and cheaper than an Echo Dot, the new gadget looks more like a hockey puck than anything else.

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Bose Home Speaker 500 expands Alexa’s reach

Bose Home Speaker 500 expands Alexa’s reach

Amazon Alexa lives inside the newest Bose speaker, a Bose Smart Speaker, made to sit on your counter-top. The first of several machines was made to deliver "the acoustic excellence and superior design Bose is known for - all hands free." It'll do so as it serves up Amazon's own products as quick as possible. This is the Home Speaker 500, and it's made to do battle with Apple's HomePod and the Google Home Smart Speaker right out the gate.

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Bose QC35 II now lets you speak with Amazon Alexa

Bose QC35 II now lets you speak with Amazon Alexa

There is no shortage of Bluetooth headsets these days advertising active noise cancellation features. Bose’s QuietComfort line, however, remains one of the preferred brands in that market. Last year, Bose launched the QuietComfort 35 II, a.k.a. the QC35 II, with the signature feature of letting you use Google Assistant at the push of a button. Since then, Bose has also become one of Amazon’s close friends so it’s not surprising, and in fact a bit belated, that it is now announcing the addition of Amazon Alexa to its feature list.

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The smartest Prime Day speaker deals: Sonos, Bose, Echo, more

The smartest Prime Day speaker deals: Sonos, Bose, Echo, more

If you've been holding off the smart speaker revolution, Amazon Prime Day 2018 may be the time you succumb to some home assistant action. There are deals on some of the most popular models around, including the Sonos One, Bose's waterproof SoundLink Micro, and Amazon's own line-up.

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Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Bose Sleepbuds noise-masking earbuds for sleep are now available

Audio company Bose has announced that its Sleepbuds are now available to purchase. These truly wireless earbuds are designed specifically for night use, helping wearers get and stay asleep via noise-masking technology, among other things. According to the company, Sleepbuds is its smallest product ever, bringing with it all-new technology.

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Bose’s awesome ’90s magic carpet suspension is coming to production

Bose’s awesome ’90s magic carpet suspension is coming to production

Back in the 1990s, Bose developed an insane suspension that eliminated any movement being transferred from the suspension to a car. The very first video at the bottom of this post shows you just how exceptionally well this tech worked for insulating the passengers from movement. The reason the tech never came to fruition back in the '90s is said to be cost and weight.

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Bose AR smart glasses use audio to enhance everyday life

Bose AR smart glasses use audio to enhance everyday life

Bose has taken the wraps off Bose AR, a smart glasses prototype and first of its kind product for the company. Rather than dealing with visuals, Bose's wearable focuses on audio, the company's main product. Each arm on the smart glasses feature tiny integrated acoustic packages that deliver private audio to the wearer. The smart glasses are joined by the Bose AR SDK, which will be available to developers starting this summer.

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This creepy connected speaker hack is the latest IoT security risk

This creepy connected speaker hack is the latest IoT security risk

An odd Sonos and Bose glitch could allow hackers to remotely play audio through their speakers, or even trigger smart home commands. The security loophole - a fairly unusual combination of network settings and connected speaker architecture intended to make configuration easier - is the latest illustration of how fairly innocuous decisions around the Internet of Things can have unforeseen consequences.

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