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Matter Smart Home Standard Release Timeline Pushed to 2022

While the original timeline for the smart home standard forecasted a release by the second-half of 2021, the window has been pushed back to 2022.

Jason Knott · August 16, 2021

Google Assistant Outsells Amazon Alexa as Smart Speaker Sales Slow Dramatically

Smart speaker sales slow in Q2, as Google (37%) overtakes Amazon (21%) in market share. Apple HomePod sales register 245% growth vs. 2020.

Jason Knott · July 29, 2021

JustWatch Q2 2021

Study Finds Disney+, HBO Max Are Catching Up to Netflix

Netflix has been the top earning streaming service for years now, but the competition from major companies like HBO and Amazon are quickly gaining ground.

Robert Archer · July 21, 2021

Apple Music Lossless Dolby Atmos Spatial Immersive

Apple Music Updates with Lossless, High-Res, Dolby Atmos Support

At no extra cost to subscriber plans, Apple announced additions of Spatial Audio including Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio with ALAC 16-bit/44kHz up to 24/192.

Arlen Schweiger · May 17, 2021

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K Includes 60FPS Dolby Vision, Calibration Options

Powered by the A12 Bionic chipset, the newly announced Apple TV 4K (2021) enables the streaming device to deliver improved video and audio.

Robert Archer · April 22, 2021

Are ‘Audiophile-Grade’ Smart Speakers Dead?

The end of Apple HomePod smart speakers might signal that homeowners never wanted to use their smart speakers for quality music listening.

Jason Knott · March 17, 2021

Apple HomePod and HomePod Mini

Apple HomePod To Be Reportedly Discontinued

After four years of sales, Apple has decided to discontinue its HomePod smart speaker, but will continue to sell its $99 HomePod Mini.

Robert Archer · March 16, 2021

Apple HomePod and HomePod Mini

Reports State Apple to Discontinue HomePod

A newly published story from the website TechCrunch says Apple will no longer produce the HomePod smart speaker. If the story is accurate, as TechCrunch points out, the discontinued HomePod will have been available for four years after Apple invested five years of research and development (R&D) into the product. According to story, part of […]

Robert Archer · March 15, 2021

Apple Hearing Study Shows Impact of Technology and Loud Environments on Ear Health

Headphones and loud environments are causing more and more Americans to experience significant hearing loss, but a recent Apple Hearing Study suggests more can be done to help solve the problem.

Andrew Nichols · March 10, 2021

Smart Home Stocks Gain 35% in 2020

52 publicly traded smart home stocks average 34.5% increase in 2020. VOXX, Alarm.com, Logitech, Vivint are big winners.

Jason Knott · January 05, 2021