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Report: Amazon working on new Echo speaker to directly compete against HomePod and Sonos

11 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

According to Bloomberg , Amazon is working on a new addition to the Amazon Echo smart speaker lineup to more directly compete against Apple's HomePod and Sonos speakers in terms of sound quality.
The new model is purportedly set to release “by next year” and current prototypes feature at least four internal tweeters. The HomePod cylinder contains seven beam-forming tweeters. The current Echo lineup will also “receive minor updates this fall”, according to the publication.
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Amazon Reportedly Developing Echo With Better Sound Quality to Rival Apple HomePod and Other Speakers

Amazon Reportedly Developing Echo With Better Sound Quality to Rival Apple HomePod and Other Speakers

11 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Amazon is developing a higher-quality version of its popular Echo smart speaker, according to a new report today by Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman.
Prototypes of the cylindrical speaker are wider than the current Echo to squeeze in additional components including at least four tweeters, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss an internal matter. The speaker is reportedly being developed to include improved audio to rival Apple's HomePod and other competing speakers on the market. According to Gurman, the Echo has lost some ground to more premium smart speakers that are marketed as...
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Upcoming Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Drama 'See' Reported to Cost $15 Million Per Episode

Upcoming Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Drama 'See' Reported to Cost $15 Million Per Episode

11 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple has several original TV shows in the works for its upcoming Apple TV + streaming service, and a new report by The Wall Street Journal looks at the big budgets involved in these productions as competition hots up among rival streaming services eager to win over audiences in a market dominated by the likes of Netflix and HBO.
According to the report, Amazon and Netflix have increased budgets for original content in the last few years. Netflix originally spent $4.5 million per episode on "House of Cards," but now many newcomers are having to spend between $8 million and $15 million per...
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Apple has "terminated" AR Glasses project, new report claims

Apple has "terminated" AR Glasses project, new report claims

11 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple has allegedly run into insurmountable difficulties with its rumored augmented reality glasses, rumored to come in 2020 as an iPhone accessory.
A new report by DigiTimes claims that Apple has "temporarily stopped" developing the new technology and it is not clear whether it plans to go back to the drawing board or look for different technologies to achieve its goals with the rumored Apple Glasses. This particular report, however, stands at odds with other publications who claim that Apple is set on releasing the glasses on time.
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Pokémon Masters hands-on - Trainer battles get real-time co-op play on iOS and Android

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Snap reports strong Q2 earnings, beating revenue and daily active user...

Snap reports strong Q2 earnings, beating revenue and daily active user expectations

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Report: Nintendo quietly owns up to “Joy-Con drift,” will repair for free

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Leaks reveal a trio of iPhone 11 releases to come from Apple this fall

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United States Justice Department Launching Antitrust Review of Major Tech...

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The United States Justice Department is launching a broad antitrust review into whether major technology companies are unlawfully stifling competition, reports The Wall Street... Read more ...

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Check out our Nvidia RTX 2080 Super review to see how the new video card stacks up against its predecessor, the Radeon VII, and more. Read more ...

New iPhone 11 leak points to a camera upgrade that will fix your photos

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