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Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

Google Home Express shopping: Here's how to find and buy items using just your voice

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Google Home has introduced the ability to buy items using your voice.Thanks to an integration with Google's Express online shopping service, you can shop for your everyday essentials, whether its paper towels or vitamins, and order them from participating... >>

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio

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Panasonic has taken the wraps off its new range of audio products, that join the company's All Connected multi-room streaming platform.The new products include a one-box hi-fi micro system, slimline, wall-mountable all-in-one sound system and a new... >>

Massive Sonos Brexit price hike coming: Buy your Playbar, Sub and speakers before it arrives

Massive Sonos Brexit price hike coming: Buy your Playbar, Sub and speakers before it arrives

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Sonos is putting up the prices of all its speakers and accessories, by as much as £100.It blames the enormous price hike on Brexit, claiming that the dramatic fall in value of the pound can no longer be sustained by the company, considering it pays... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup offers tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta).The company makes a cylindrical, internet-connected speaker called Echo, which doubles as a personal, cloud-based assistant, addressed... >>

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

Amazon Tap goes hands-free: How to make it wake up to 'Alexa'

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Who owns an Amazon Tap? Anyone?It's not exactly the most compelling speaker in the Echo lineup, considering it isn't a hands-free and can't respond to the "Alexa" wake word. Instead, to wake Alexa, you have to tap the Tap. The 6.2-inch-tall cylinder... >>

Alexa voice control coming to all existing Sonos speakers, soon

Alexa voice control coming to all existing Sonos speakers, soon

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Sonos will be introducing voice control to all its existing speakers through Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot later this year, though an exact date has yet to be detailed.The company announced plans to introduce voice control in March 2016, but it said it would... >>

Return of an icon: Technics SL-1200GR and black SL-1210GR turntables to launch in April for £1299 a piece

Return of an icon: Technics SL-1200GR and black SL-1210GR turntables to launch in April for £1299 a piece

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Technics has introduced a new model to its illustrious range of turntables. The SL-1210GR is the same as the SL-1200GR we saw at CES at the beginning of the year, but comes sporting a rather fetching new black finish. Technics launches a more affordable... >>

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

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Google Home isn't just a speaker with built-in Google Search.With it, you can control your smart home devices, cue up a movie on your TV, replace your desktop speakers, and more. To get the most out of your Goole Home, you really need to do a deep-dive... >>

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

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LG's next flagship could be getting a coveted feature: Google Assistant.Oh, and maybe Amazon Alexa.Currently, the only phones with Google Assistant are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. If LG were add Assistant to the upcoming LG G6, it would make LG the... >>

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

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Sonos plans to one day launch a speaker you can control with your voice via Amazon Alexa (and maybe even Google Assistant).It seems like every company is making an Amazon Echo-like speaker, but Sonos isn't your average company. It makes premium speakers... >>

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

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Forget about Alexa. Google's Assistant is going to be everywhere soon.With Amazon's Alexa appearing in every other gadget these days, it's no surprise to see Google is allowing third-party device makers to integrate its Google Home assistant into their... >>

Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

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Speakers come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, from larger options that have the power to fill your whole living room and then some, to smaller, portable ones that are great for taking to picnics or moving from room-to-room.Finding the right... >>

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: 7.1.2, Chromecast and Spotify Connect

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Sony was one of the manufacturers at this year's CES to throw its weight behind Dolby Atmos, the audio format with extra height channels to create a more immersive bubble of sound.The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar, which perfectly matches the company's Dolby... >>

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

LG SJ9 Dolby Atmos soundbar preview: Extended home cinema without the clutter

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There were plenty of soundbars launched at CES in January, with 2017 looking like the year that Dolby Atmos properly takes off in the home.Sony and Samsung are both investing heavily in Dolby Atmos kit, while LG is really going to town with the technology.... >>

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

LG PJ9 levitating speaker preview: The Bluetooth speaker that hovers

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Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes these days, and there are even some that float.But when you normally talk about floating speakers, you are usually referring to waterproof devices, that you can use in a swimming pool.The LG PJ9 is a different... >>

LG Tone Studio preview: Yep, it's a speaker for your neck

LG Tone Studio preview: Yep, it's a speaker for your neck

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One of the hottest trends we've noticed so far at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is speakers. They're everywhere, and apparently, they can be worn anywhere, including your neck. Crazy and whacky gadgets of CES 2017 For instance, LG... >>

B&O Play BeoPlay M5 preview: Woollen-clad woofer

B&O Play BeoPlay M5 preview: Woollen-clad woofer

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B&O Play likes to do things in a Danish way. That's probably why the new BeoPlay M5 comes clad in a wool-blend coat, as if it could go camping in the hills of a Troldeskoven.But no, the M5 isn't designed to leave the house. It's a wired speaker after... >>

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

Great tech gift ideas for 2017

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Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't spoil yourself.Perhaps you didn't get what you really wanted, or you've got some pocket money from "granny" and are now keen to spend it.We've complied a list of some great gadgets and gizmos ideas... >>

Technics launches a more affordable version of its iconic table: the SL-1200GR

Technics launches a more affordable version of its iconic table: the SL-1200GR

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Technics was talk of the town at CES 2016 with the revival of the iconic SL-1200G turntable and at this year's show, the company is back with an updated model, the SL-1200GR. CES 2017: All the announcements that matter from LG, Samsung, Panasonic and... >>

Smart Assistant is Lenovo's new Alexa-powered speaker

Smart Assistant is Lenovo's new Alexa-powered speaker

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Lenovo is taking CES by storm, as usual. The company has announced a bunch of new products, the most exciting of which is a new Alexa-powered Smart Assistant speaker - ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it'll be putting... >>

LG made a levitating Bluetooth speaker and will show it off at CES

LG made a levitating Bluetooth speaker and will show it off at CES

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If Amazon Echo and Google Home are any indication, speakers are a hot commodity right now.So, it makes since that LG would jump on board, but instead of loading its Bluetooth speaker with smart features such as a voice-activated assistant, the company... >>

You can now control Netflix using Google Home - here's how

You can now control Netflix using Google Home - here's how

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Now you can ask Google Home to pause House of Cards on your TV.Google Home could easily beat Amazon Echo - if it offered more integrations and skills. The addition of Netflix support is a major step in the right direction. Google's voice-activated speaker... >>

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

This Harman Kardon speaker packs Microsoft's Cortana

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The first speaker with Cortana built-in is almost here.Last week, Microsoft hinted it wanted to compete with devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, both of which are always-listening, connected speakers packing their own voice assistants. Although... >>

Win a Cambridge Audio TVB2 sound bar

Win a Cambridge Audio TVB2 sound bar

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Pocket-lint and Cambridge Audio are teaming up to bring you the chance to win a TVB2 sound bar.The TVB2 sound bar from Cambridge Audio upgrades your TV’s sound to unparalleled heights whilst also providing incredible music playback thanks to housing... >>

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

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Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that will allow anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. In a similar way to how someone might tune a professional hi-fi system, Sonos essentially brought this technology to the... >>