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HomePod review roundup: 'Room filling,' 'best-in-class' sound, but Siri is 'embarrassingly inadequate'

The first HomePod reviews are in, and while it excels as a speaker, its smarts leave much to be desired.

on macworld.com

Axiim Link HD

Axiim’s Link HD Wireless System is a truly wireless 7.1-channel audio system for home theater

Designed to for use with the Xbox One and Windows PCs, the Link can stream high-res audio to wireless self-powered speakers.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: One of these smart speakers is better than the other

Operating both platforms is a recipe for confusion, so which one deserves the coveted spot in your smart home?

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Best Buy is selling two Google Home speakers for the price of one today

You can get two Google Home smart speakers for $130.

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Amazon Echo, Echo Plus or Echo Spot: Which Alexa smart speaker is right for you?

The answer was easy when there were just two models. Now Alexa is all over the place.

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Google gives its Home app a makeover and advanced audio controls, just in time for Max

Google has updated its Home app with a new design, smarter search, and super-cool audio controls.

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2017 New York Audio Show: From the cool to the outrageous, long live great audio

Audio bliss from a few hundred dollars to a quarter million

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Mattel cancels Cortana-powered Aristotle smart speaker for kids, citing privacy concerns

Mattel has cancelled its Aristotle smart speaker for kids, in the face of government opposition to monitoring kids' activities and their privacy.

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Google announces $49 Google Home Mini to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot

The introduction couldn't have come soon enough to counter Amazon's smart home momentum.

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Sonos One

Sonos reveals Sonos One, an Alexa-enabled speaker that will support AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant

The Sonos One won’t be exclusive to Alexa, the speaker will incorporate Google Assistant in 2018.

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Panasonic promises its Google smart speaker will deliver high-quality sound

This Google Home clone features larger drivers, which Panasonic says will provide better sound.

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Sony incorporates Google Assistant into its new wireless smart speaker

But the Sony LF-S50G Wireless Speaker looks less like Google Home and more like Apple’s HomePod.

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Libratone will convert its Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers into Alexa-powered smart speakers this fall

Own one of these upscale wireless speakers? It’s about to get a whole lot more capable.

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IFA news: Google is talking up new products that leverage its Google Assistant

A number of new smart speakers will be on the show floor, along with new smart appliances from LG.

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Anker's ludicrously popular Soundcore bluetooth speaker is just $27 right now

Amazon is currently selling Anker's portable bluetooth speaker at one of its lowest prices ever.