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Rethinking Whole-House Audio: IKEA Symfonisk Wi-Fi Bookshelf Speakers

As you may recall, IKEA and Sonos announced a small lineup of Symfonisk-branded smart speakers in April 2019 and then […]

Xiaomi is Back on Google Home and Nest

Almost two weeks after Google disabled Xiaomi’s access to its Assistant and Home and Nest devices after a security breach, […]

Rethinking Whole-House Audio: Bluetooth Adapter

In Rethinking Whole-House Audio (Premium), I wrote about the issues I’ve been having with Chromecast Audio and my desire to […]

Rethinking Whole-House Audio (Premium)

I try to steer clear of knee-jerk reactions, but the allegations in Sonos v. Google are troubling. Worse, I’ve been […]

Amazon Fire TV Has Over 40 million Active Users

Amazon has announced a major new milestone for Fire TV as it expands the technology to in-car entertainment and more. […]

Google Disables Xiaomi Access to Assistant, Home, and Nest

Google has temporarily disabled Xiaomi’s access to its Assistant and Home and Nest devices after a security breach: The Chinese […]

Apple Open Sources Some of HomeKit

As part of its partnership in the Connected Home over IP alliance, Apple said that it would open-source some of […]

Amazon, Apple, and Google Partner to Standardize the Smart Home

In a long-overdue move, Amazon, Apple, Google, and others are partnering on a standard for the smart home industry. It’s […]