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Apple may release a $199 HomePod model with Beats branding

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

According to an anonymous source from Apple's Taiwan supply chain, a cheaper version of the HomePod is in the pipeline and it may carry the Beats branding.
Priced at $349 at launch, the HomePod was not exactly a running success for Apple. It sold a respectable 600,000 units during the first quarter of 2018, but this is still not terribly impressive in a market where Alexa and Google Assistant smart speakers are selling by the dozen for as low as $49.
Rumors of a more affordable version of the HomePod have been circulating ...
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New Report of a Cheaper Beats Branded HomePod Seems a Little Off

New Report of a Cheaper Beats Branded HomePod Seems a Little Off

3 monthes ago   |   By iPad Insight

There have been several reports that a less expensive HomePod is coming on the heels of the original's release earlier this year. While Apple offering a product that costs less than the current HomePod's $349 seems like a no-brainer at some point, I have already stated my personal opinion that it is too early for Apple to make this move. If Apple doesn't push Siri and its capabilities to power an intelligent speaker forward first, they risk a more affordable HomePod falling flat. That could really stunt the future potential of their efforts in a category that is still in its infancy.
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Apple Could Launch Cheaper, Beats-Branded HomePod For $199

Apple Could Launch Cheaper, Beats-Branded HomePod For $199

3 monthes ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

Apple jumped on the smart speaker market a while back with the HomePod. It costs $350 making it quite a bit more expensive than other smart speakers but the company is charging a premium for a better audio experience. But, if a new report is to be believed, the company wants to cater to customers...
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Hot Chips 2018: Xilinx DNN Processors Live Blog

Hot Chips 2018: Xilinx DNN Processors Live Blog

Xilinx has several talks this year at Hot Chips, and aside from the ACAP earlier in the day, the talk about their Deep Neural Network processor also looks interesting. The talk... Read more ...

Verizon Throttled California Fire Department's Data Speeds During Wildfire...

Verizon Throttled California Fire Department's Data Speeds During Wildfire Response

Verizon recently throttled the data used by a Santa Clara, California fire department that was in the midst of fighting wildfires, reports Ars Technica. Verizon's actions were... Read more ...

How to set and adjust your daily activity goals with Google Fit

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Google Fit has been around for quite some time, but Google recently revamped the service with a brand new look and some handy new features. If you want to give it a shot... Read more ...

IKEA to expand Tradfri HomeKit line with new $10 smart plug in October...

IKEA to expand Tradfri HomeKit line with new $10 smart plug in October, report says

Last year, IKEA rolled out HomeKit support to its Tradfri smart lighting products , and now the Swedish company is seemingly looking to further expand its HomeKit offerings... Read more ...

Samsung's Yoon C. Lee on Bixby, Galaxy Home, and all things AI

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For a sprawling electronics company like Samsung, which count smartphones, appliances, televisions, computers, among their thousands of product categories, artificial... Read more ...

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Enlarge / Parallels Desktop 14 running Windows 10 in macOS High Sierra. A new version of Mac-based virtualization software Parallels Desktop was released today. Parallels... Read more ...

MacOS Mojave won't support Back to My Mac; Apple suggests pricier alternatives

MacOS Mojave won't support Back to My Mac; Apple suggests pricier alternatives

Enlarge Mac users began receiving alerts that Apple will end support for its Back to My Mac feature when macOS Mojave comes out this fall. The iCloud feature lets users... Read more ...

Even with the Note 9 and iPhone X at $1000, we still spend the same on phones

Even with the Note 9 and iPhone X at $1000, we still spend the same on phones

Retail prices for high-end phones from the big three brands in the US - Apple, Samsung and LG - have been steadily rising from the very beginning of the race when the OG iPhone... Read more ...

Google ‘SHORTWAVE' Could Be An Experimental Podcast App

Google ‘SHORTWAVE' Could Be An Experimental Podcast App

Google's experimental workshop, Area 120 , appears to be working on its own audio playback software called Shortwave, which could be similar to Google Podcasts. That's... Read more ...

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: which ultimate graphics...

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: which ultimate graphics card is best for you?

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 is finally a real, tangible GPU and with six times the power of Pascal-based GTX GPUs, it's a beast. But how does Nvidia's best graphics card ever... Read more ...