Category Archives: music players/speakers

SmartTechCheck Podcast: Netflix, Disney Plus subscriber gains, iPod, passwordless sign-ons

Host Mark Vena and I opine on a tale of two streaming companies (Netflix and Disney Plus), the iPod is “retired,” and the promise of a “passwordless” future. Watch this podcast here at Yahoo.com.

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My CES 2022 Coverage

Here is my coverage of CES 2022. See “Space Tech: CES 2022’s Final Frontier” on page 34, in the CES Day 1 Show Daily here; See “Qualcomm Bows Wider Snapdragon…” on page 14, and “What Tech Trends Will ‘Matter’ In … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple’s phantom event, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips

My March 23, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed Apple’s phantom event, Apple HomePod’s temperature sensor, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips, Apple’s app … Continue reading

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Huge Changes Coming to iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps

Today, at WWDC20, Apple unveiled a multitude of improvements coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. The new features will come with the release of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and MacOS X Big Sur later this year and function across all … Continue reading

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Nest Aware Makes Whole Home DIY Security Affordable

Google is adding audio monitoring to its Nest Aware video security monitoring service next year to let you know if something is amiss at home. So you’ll be able to use one of the new Nest Mini smart speakers to listen for … Continue reading

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20 Awesome Things We Saw at the IFA Tech Show

IFA, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show is always a hotbed of new products introductions. This year’s show was especially rich in innovative, unique, and even eye brow-raising new gear. After walkiing the two-dozen-plus buildings that house IFA on the Messe … Continue reading

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Personalized sound for every concert goer: Today Aerosmith, tomorrow at a venue near you

Imagine perfect sound quality at every live show. Dream on, you say? It’s real: THX and Mixhalo are democratizing live audio so Steven Tyler’s screeching vocals will follow you around — and every seat in the house will be the … Continue reading

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GfK: Overall Consumer Tech Business Will Be Flat Or Down In 2019

Political uncertainty, trade wars and regional economic worries are shaking consumer confidence, and TV prices continue a precipitous decline. These and other factors will combine to produce an overall slightly down year in overall consumer technology sales, according to market research company … Continue reading

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IFA 2019: Top 11 smart home gadgets from Berlin

IFA’s annual event in Berlin is where Europe goes to find the smartest of devices for the coming year. Walking the show, we found brands are focused on wireless — both in terms of connections and power.  Since our visit to … Continue reading

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Amazon Bows FireTV-Enabled Soundbar, 2d Gen Cube, 65-inch 4K TV

Amazon continues to expand its lineup of Fire TV-enabled devices with three new offerings, all of which are available for pre-sale immediately with availability later this fall: the Nebula Fire TV soundbar, a second-generation Fire TV Cube and a 65-inch Fire … Continue reading

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