Following an unveiling at WWDC yesterday, Apple let members of the press get a close-up look at its new Siri-enabled speaker, HomePod, but due to the loudness of the area it was impossible for WWDC attendees to really determine HomePod’s sound quality. Now, a few websites have gotten the chance to hear how HomePod sounds in a normal environment, and shared their opinions of the device online.
According to Mashable, Apple played listeners five songs across four genres and the device had „very good audio.“ The HomePod starts up by playing 360-degree audio to itself so it can learn the space it’s in, and then adjusts any subsequent music that’s [...]
Beats by Dre has released a new BE HEARD ad featuring NBA all-stars LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and James Harden.
The 30-second spot shows each player listening to the song Seven Nation Army by American rock duo The White Stripes while warming up with Apple’s popular Beats Solo3 and Powerbeats3 headphones.
It’s possible the ad could be played during the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs, which have now reached the Conference Finals.
James will gear up for the Cleveland Cavaliers in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics tomorrow, while Durant and Green helped the Golden State Warriors rally from a [...]
Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan will include a „very unique area“ for broadcasting its Beats 1 radio station, as part of ongoing renovations, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Apple’s iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York City The person did not share any further details, but it’s possible that New York City-based Beats 1 radio DJ Ebro Darden could broadcast at least some of his shows at the Fifth Avenue store once it reopens. Currently, he appears to broadcast from a studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
As usual, there is a chance this rumor is false, or that Apple’s plans will [...]
Facebook announced its first virtual assistant on Thursday in the form of „M“, which privately interjects in chat threads on Messenger to offer users suggestions related to the conversation.
The feature goes beyond the platform’s chat bot technology, offering recommendations for relevant stickers, GIFs, payments, rides and meeting times now appear to each user above the message composer in chat threads. The service launched as a beta test in December but was rolled out to all iOS and Android users in the U.S. as part of an app update.
According to Facebook, M relies on AI machine learning techniques and is capable of learning the more it is used. [...]