Avery Hartmans, provided by Published 3:54 pm CST, Friday, February 22, 2019 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images I've been using Apple's $350 HomePod smart speaker for the last six months. While it can do a bunch of things, my favorite use for it has been pairing it with my Apple TV and using it sort of like a soundbar. TV shows and movies are now much more enjoyable to watch, because the HomePod sounds fantastic. For the past six months, I've had a new roommate: Apple's HomePod. The $350 smart speaker, which Apple released in January 2018, is Apple's first foray into the world of smart speakers. While it has been lauded for its sound, critics mostly panned it for lacking many of the "smarts" its competitors have, being limited to iPhone and Apple Music users only, and its price tag. Still, I wanted to give the HomePod a shot. It's now been living in my apartment since August, and I've been using it to play music, answer random questions, set timers, check … [Read more...] about I’ve been living with Apple’s $350 HomePod speaker for 6 months, and I’ve officially found my new favorite use for it (AAPL)
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Avery Hartmans, provided by Published 11:31 am CST, Monday, February 11, 2019 Sam Maller I've been testing the Google Home Max and Apple's HomePod side by side for nearly six months. Both devices have their pros and cons, but they share a larger issue: They both listen in and speak out of turn constantly. At this point, I like both devices equally, but if you're concerned about your privacy, don't buy either one. For going on six months, I've been conducting an experiment at my apartment: I have Google's Home Max and Apple's HomePod living side by side in an attempt to find out which one is better. The Google Home Max was announced in September 2017. I've been using it for a while, and I've documented my love for the device time and again. The HomePod — Apple's answer to the Home Max, the Echo Plus, and other high-end smart speakers on the market — was announced earlier, in June 2017, but got a delayed start and didn't make it to … [Read more...] about I’ve been living with the Google Home Max and Apple’s HomePod side by side for almost 6 months, and they both have one major problem (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)
Christian de Looper, provided by Published 2:45 pm CST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Apple The Apple TV 4K supports 4K resolution, Dolby Vision, and HDR10. At $180 for 32GB of storage or $200 for 64GB of storage, the device is more expensive than most other streaming boxes. If you're really plugged into Apple's ecosystem, it's the best streaming box to get. The living room is getting smarter. Not only are there dozens of smart home devices that you can stuff into your home, but actual TVs are now shipping with smart operating systems like Roku or Android TV, and streaming boxes and streaming sticks are getting better and better. Of course, if you're in the Apple ecosystem, there's really only one way to get a smart TV that integrates with your other devices — and that's through an Apple TV, the latest … [Read more...] about I’ve been using the Apple TV 4K for 6 months, and it’s the best smart TV platform for Apple fans
The year-old startup got men to comfortably talk about uncomfortable issues. Now, the launch of Hers will test its ability to reach women with the same level of finesse. Andrew Leonard Published 8:00 am CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Photo: J.M. Navarro Photo: J.M. Navarro Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: J.M. Navarro Hims Scored Big With Male Consumers. Can It Repeat The Trick With Women? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Andrew Dudum, the 30-year-old founder and CEO of the men’s wellness startup Hims, could easily double as a stand-in for one of the millennial male models featured in his company’s Instagram ads and TV commercials. His hair is immaculate; his skin … [Read more...] about Hims Scored Big With Male Consumers. Can It Repeat The Trick With Women?
LAS VEGAS -- Hello future, you are weird. At least it is here at CES 2019, the tech industry's biggest annual conference. It's where companies big and small come to launch gadgets and test new ideas. Not all of them make it to stores. But there's an eternal optimism that technology can solve, well, almost any problem -- even ones you never knew you had. There are suitcases that push themselves and automatic toilets for dogs.The big news this year is artificial intelligence is working its way into all sorts of places, from your bedroom to the concierge desk. Amazon's Alexa is battling with Google Assistant to control our fans, faucets, clocks, you name it. Alexa is winning the race for more gadgets, though Google seems smarter -- just ask it to be your interpreter. (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)TVs are entering a new phase. Just when we were getting used to UltraHD 4K televisions, the industry is gearing up to start pushing (still extremely pricey) upgrades to 8K … [Read more...] about Self-rolling suitcases and roll-up TVs: CES 2019’s craziest and coolest gadgets