Google Partners with Bose for Assistant-Capable Headphones
Google today announced what it says are the first headphones optimized to work with Google Assistant. The Bose QC35 II wireless cans have a dedicated action button for interacting with Google Assistant. A quick press of the action button allows people to listen to incoming messages or check their calendar; access playlists, skip tracks, and listen to the news; or answer or make phone calls. The Bose QC35 II headphones are a modified version of last year's QC35s. They include active noise cancellation. Google said Assistant on the QC35 II will be available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, France, and the U.K. Pricing and exact retail dates were not provided. For reference, the original QC35s cost $349. Other headset makers have already included Google Assistant in their own designs using APIs from Google, but these do not have dedicated action buttons.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Built for the Adventurous and the Accident-Prone
Jun 6, 2016
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 Active, a semi-rugged version of its S7 flagship smartphone. The Active has a sturdier metal frame with rubber-coated corners to help protect it.
Review: FIIL IICON Bluetooth Headphones
The FIIL IICON Bluetooth headphones offer active noise cancellation, incredible battery life, and over-the-ear comfort. If you're looking for an alternative to offerings from Bose and Beats, FIIL's latest cans are an excellent option for audiophiles.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Sony's Xperia Ear Duo Headphones Up for Preorder for $280
May 1, 2018
Sony Mobile said U.S. consumers can preorder its Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones beginning today for $280.
JBL Headphones First to Use USB Type-C with HTC 10
HTC and JBL today announced a pair of headphones optimized for the HTC 10 smartphone. What's unique about these headphones is they are among the first to use the USB-C connector, rather than standard 3.5mm headphone jack, to connect with the HTC 10.