Google is officially retiring the Home Max

  • December 14, 2020
Say goodbye to the Home Max, Google’s original large smart speaker meant to provide HiFi audio. The company has shared with Engadget that it is no longer manufacturing the device and that it’s sold out of the last few units on the Google Store. Exist…

HomePod’s first jailbreak opens the door to unofficial features

  • November 22, 2020
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker hasn’t been a target for jailbreakers like the iPhone or iPad, but it’s now more of a priority. As 9to5Mac reports, coder L1ngL1ng and the Checkra1n team have jailbroken the original HomePod for the first time. It’s curr…

Sonos sues Google for infringing on five more speaker patents

  • September 29, 2020
Just one day before Google’s Pixel 5 reveal, Sonos has filed a new lawsuit against the search giant, alleging it has infringed five more patents. The patents cover technologies that form the basis of some of Sonos’ best-known features, including its…

Amazon’s back-to-school deals include a $75 Echo Plus

  • August 16, 2020
Amazon is joining the back-to-school sales rush, and like many companies its bargains reflect the learn-from-home reality of the pandemic. Its limited time sale is highlighted by smart speakers, in particular the Echo Plus — you can buy the upper-mid…