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Google is spicing up their Home line of smart home management devices with Home Mini and Home Max. Mini is a smaller version of home, while Max is a massive smart speaker with dual subwoofers.
JLab Audio launchess three new wireless earbuds
The three new products that succeed the award-winning Epic2 Bluetooth Sport Earbuds retail at prices between $24.99 USD and $39.99 USD, all offering a six-hour battery life and, IP55 dust/sweatproof rating, as well as Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity.
Google Duo's audio-calling feature now available worldwide
Google Duo now allows voice calling from anywhere in the world. The feature should appeal to users who are interested in the app but are subject to carrier-imposed data restrictions.
The 3.5 mm audio jack might disappear earlier than expected
Since the latest iPhone and the HTC Bolt, Moto Z, or the latest LeEco smartphones dropped this old connector, it would not be a surprise to see all high-end handsets abandon it by the end of the year.
Samsung may not be able to include Harman audio in 2018 devices
A class lawsuit could delay Samsung's acquisition of the US-based auto parts maker which was originally planned to be finalized by the end of 2017. Samsung intends to make every effort to finalize the deal, but it may be a drawn-out process.
Apple MacBook Pro: Boot Camp Windows audio driver can damage speakers
Boot Camp Windows users on the new MacBook Pro are complaining about loud pops that can damage the speakers. It may be a faulty Boot Camp audio driver that is causing these problems, apparently.
Prototype iPhone 7 case adds a 3.5 mm audio jack
The user-made case is a heavily modified iPhone 6s case that connects to the Lightning port of the iPhone 7 for added functionality.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak comments on dropping the 3.5 mm audio jack
"If it's missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that's going to tick off a lot of people".
Latest iPhone 7 rumors claim 3 GB RAM, no audio jack, no IP68 certification, and new color options
We've compiled a quick update on some of the newest rumors one month before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6s successor(s).
Samsung already mocking smartphones with no audio jack
The slight jab during the Galaxy Note 7 presentation was clearly aimed at Lenovo and the speculation surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone refresh and its potential Lightning-only port.
Latest leak claims Apple will drop the common audio jack on the iPhone 7
A picture of Lightning-only earbuds is another hint that Apple may be moving away from the universal 3.5 mm audio port found on nearly every consumer smartphone.
USB Type-C could replace the traditional audio jack
Audio through USB Type-C would allow for extra features, though it would also call for new authentication protocols and adapters for existing earphones.
Next Apple iPhone may have no 3.5 mm audio jack
The universal port may be axed on the iPhone 7 in favor of a thinner chassis design.
HP brings Beats Audio to Tegra Note 7
The upcoming slate will use the reference NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 design spiced up with Dr. Dre's premium audio technology and the price will probably reflect this as well.
HTC takes 51% in the mobile audio player Beats Electronics
HTC finalized a deal to acquire US-based mobile audio specialist Beats Electronics
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