Gadgets News

Apple Employees Testing Siri Speaker At Home

Apple has reportedly supplied some of its employees with an upcoming Siri-based speaker to try out in their homes. Bloomberg says the Echo competitor was first given to employees months ago and Apple has been working on the product for quite a while.

Smart Speaker Sales Expected To Double

As more companies enter the market, US sales of voice-controlled smart speakers are likely to double, according to eMarketer. The research firm says the number of active US users of those products is going to double this year an estimated "to 35.6 million."

Harman Kardon Teases Cortana-Based Speaker

We've known about Harman Kardon's Cortana speaker since late 2016 and we're getting a bit closer to a launch. The smart speaker, known as Invoke, was temporarily teased by the company with a "coming soon" product page. Included with it are Skype calling and 360-degree sound.

Apple Watch Gets New Bands From Coach

According to Strategy Analytics reports, Apple has surpassed Fitbit in wearable shipments. The company shipped around 3.5 million Apple Watch, while Fitbit had only 2.9 million shipments. Apple Watch has been very popular since the release and the device is now getting more band

Images Of Amazon's Touchscreen Echo Leak

Photos of what is allegedly Amazon's touchscreen Echo have appeared online. The first image came from AFTVnews and higher quality images of the product have since become available. The device has a large touchscreen, a speaker on its bottom half, and a camera.

Oculus No Longer Making In-House VR Films

Oculus is no longer focusing on internal content production to the same degree. Facebook has decided to shut down the company's Story Studio, meaning Oculus is exiting the virtual reality film production business. It'll focus on supporting external production endeavors.

Most US Households Now Just Use Wireless Phones

Wireless phones have become more common in US households than landlines. A report from the US Department of Health and Human Services finds that for the first time in history, the majority of households only have cell phones. The wireless-only rate is now 50.8%.