Devices

Facebook Scrambles to Catch Up in Smart Speakers (U.S. News)

Facebook will reportedly be joining Amazon, Alphabet and Apple in an increasingly crowded smart speaker market as soon as this summer. According to a new report by DigiTimes, indus... More

Apple Sells Out of HomePod Preorders Just Before Launch Day (The Verge)

It’s unusual for a major new Apple product not to sell out on day one, and it seems that the HomePod isn’t going to buck the trend. Order estimates in the US slipped overnight ... More

NBC Will Show Winter Olympics Content on 4,000 Outdoor Displays in 3 U.S. Cities (Adweek)

Olympics fans in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia will soon have a way to catch up with the 2018 Winter Olympics without looking down at their phones during their commute. Lat... More

Hulu Live TV Subscribers Can Customize Their Olympic Coverage (Engadget)

The 2018 Winter Olympics are just around the corner and while anyone with access to NBC channels will be able to watch the competitions and events, those with Hulu Live TV will get... More

How Adobe is Using Photoshop to Restore Family Pictures Damaged by Hurricane Harvey (Adweek)

When Hurricane Harvey tore into Texas late last summer, it devastated homes, communities and lives. But what it did to victims’ cherished mementos might have been overlooked in t... More

Twitter Extended Its In-Stream Partnership Offerings with Sponsored Moments (Adweek)

It’s been an up-and-down ride for Twitter’s Moments feature since its introduction in October 2015, but the social network’s latest ad product offering appears to indicate th... More

Snapchat Stories Will Soon be Shareable on Twitter, Facebook (CNBC)

Snapchat users will soon be able to share Stories outside the app to Facebook and Twitter in an effort to spark growth on the social media app. Users will be able to share Stori... More

Avid ArtistCentral Brings the Power of Avid’s Creative Ecosystem to Individual Artists (MESA)

Avid today unveiled the Avid ArtistCentral™ application. Avid ArtistCentral brings the benefits of the Avid ecosystem to individual artists, making it easy and efficient to ... More

Internet Giants Endorse Music Licensing Legislation (Variety)

The Music Modernization Act updates music licensing laws to make it easier for songwriters to get paid when their music is streamed or purchased online. Songwriters have been seeki... More

TiVo Paints Bright Picture for its DVR Biz (Twice)

In TiVo’s first CES meetings since being acquired by Rovi, a very bright future was laid out for the DVR portion of the business. Once rumored to be on the chopping block pri... More

Adobe Photoshop CC Now Makes Selecting Objects a One-Click Affair (TechCrunch)

Adobe is launching an update to Photoshop CC today that includes a number of new features, including better support for high density monitors and the Microsoft dial for Windows use... More

Apple Sets HomePod Release Date (Billboard)

Now that the sting of missing out on holiday sales has worn off, Apple is finally ready to capitalize on the smart speaker craze with a Feb. 9 release of its highly anticipated Hom... More

Scaeva Technologies Unveils New Green Speaker Technology at NAMM (MESA)

Scaeva Technologies will be unveiling its radical redesign of dynamic audio drivers at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, January 25-28, 2018. Scaeva's patent... More

Avid Maestro Live Changes the Game for Live Sports (MESA)

Avid announced the availability of Maestro™ | Live. Designed to meet the dynamic needs of live television sports productions, Maestro | Live offers data driven graphics, vid... More

CES 2018: The TVs that mattered at CES (Engadget)

As usual, CES 2018 provided a bonanza of big screens, loaded up with every piece of tech you can create a buzzword for. But figuring out which TVs will matter to you next year is a... More

CES 2018: Want Radio with Apple CarPlay? Gracenote Has an App for That (CNET)

Apple CarPlay shows navigation, podcasts and apps on your car's dashboard LCD, but one thing it doesn't do is radio. Gracenote, the company that creates tagging information for dig... More

CES 2018: Why 5G Isn’t Dominating CES 2018 But Will Rule CES 2019 (VentureBeat)

A classic riddle asks, “What’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time?” At CES 2018, the answer is 5G, the hugely important, just-approved standard for upcoming cellular dev... More

CES 2018: TiVo Adds Alexa, Google Assistant Control to its DVRs (PC Mag)

If you own a TiVo, you'll soon be able to control it through your Amazon Echo or Google Home $129.00 at Best Buy. TiVo just announced Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility with ... More

Super-Fast 5G Wireless is Coming This Year, But it Probably Won’t be Cheap (L.A. Times)

You’re probably going to hear a lot this week about 5G — the newfangled wireless technology that’s going to turbocharge everyone’s smartphones. Next-generation wireless net... More

CES 2018: Tablets are Out, Convertibles are In (ZDNet)

If Apple's keynotes represent the tech world according to one company, CES often represents the rest of the world's reaction to them. After the launch of the iPad in 2009, the foll... More