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Past articles by Nathan:

Sonos is betting big on spatial audio with the $450 Era 300 speaker

Sonos is announcing two new music-focused speakers today: The Era 100 and Era 300. → Read More

Spotify's new AI 'DJ' will talk you through its recommendations

Generative AI is absolutely everywhere right now, so it’s no surprise to see Spotify putting it to use in its latest feature, simply called “DJ.” It’s a new way to immediately start a personalized selection of music playing that combines Spotify’s well-known personalization tools that you can find in playlists like Discover Weekly as well as the content that populates your home screen with some… → Read More

Alphabet's revenues are still growing, but just barely

It's no secret that the huge tech companies are still making money hand over fist, but there's also a noticeable slowdown going on. → Read More

HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ successfully trades hordes of monsters for emotional depth

HBO's The Last of us, which premieres on Sunday January 15th, is a faithful adaptation of the video game that should delight existing fans and find a new audience.. → Read More

Victrola's Stream Onyx is a more affordable version of its Sonos-compatible turntable

Victrola is making good on its promise to expand its Sonos-compatible turntable lineup with the Stream Onyx. → Read More

iPadOS 16.2 includes Freeform collaboration app and Stage Manager on an external display

iPadOS 16 launched a little later this year than its predecessors, and a few key features weren’t quite ready. → Read More

Netflix re-confirms new 3D-animated Sonic series is coming in 2022

Back in December, Netflix tweeted (and then deleted) info about an upcoming 3D animated Sonic the Hedgehog series. SEGA’s legendary video game icon Sonic the Hedgehog will star in a new 3D animated series from @SEGA, @WildBrainStudio and @ManOfActionEnt premiering on Netflix in 2022. → Read More

Spotify dabbles in audiobooks by offering nine public-domain works

Spotify’s aggressive move into content beyond music continues today, as the company is testing a small “pilot” of audiobooks on the platform. Specifically, nine classic audiobooks will be available starting today. This isn’t technically the first time Spotify has offered audiobooks, though before it only had a star-studded reading of the first Harry Potter novel. → Read More

Apple's 'Time to Walk' stories arrive today for Fitness+ users

Apple’s Fitness+ subscription service is getting its first major new feature today. As was rumored earlier today, “Time to Walk” is a set of stories that play alongside a walking workout initiated from the Apple Watch. Essentially, they’re self-contained podcast episodes exclusive to those with an Apple Watch and Fitness+ subscription; the first four episodes go live today. → Read More

Google now owns Fitbit

Google has completed its $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit, more than a year after the deal was first announced. The EU approved the acquisition in late December, clearing the way towards Google’s ownership over what is perhaps the best-known brand out there for mainstream fitness-tracking devices. Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park reiterated in a letter today that Fitbit would continue to be… → Read More

The ASUS Chromebook CX9 is rugged, light and powerful

ASUS has made a host of Chromebooks over the years, perhaps most notably its line of convertible “Flip” laptops. As part of its CES 2021 lineup, the company has a new Chromebook that’s a little different, though — the Chromebook CX9 is a thin, light and rugged laptop meant for getting work done in harsh environments. Indeed, the CX9 meets MIL-STD 810H US military standards — though ASUS hasn’t… → Read More

Sonos on where streaming music is going next

Sonos launched Sonos Radio just as the pandemic took hold in the US. Sonos owners had the chance to use their speakers more than ever and that helped Sonos Radio get off to a fast start. We talk to Sonos Radio GM Ryan Taylor on how the company built a service that complements options like Spotify and Apple Music. → Read More

Nintendo's intensely red Mario-themed Switch will be available February 12th

Last fall, Nintendo announced a slew of games and other announcements to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. Somewhat unexpectedly, Nintendo has another limited-edition product coming soon: the Switch - Mario Red & Blue Edition. Nintendo completes the look with a red-and-blue carrying case that is unsurprisingly bright but has subtle gray glyphs representing various… → Read More

Sonos offers a $69 replacement battery kit for its portable Move speaker

The Sonos Move is the company’s first (and so far only) speaker with a battery. Obviously, batteries eventually die — Sonos knew this and offered a way for Move owners to get their battery replaced. As the name suggests, this $69 kit includes a fresh battery in either white or black as well as replacement screws and the tools you’ll need. → Read More

Hulu's ad-supported plan for students costs just $2 a month

Students have been able to get Hulu for free as part of a bundle with Spotify for a while now. Students can get a subscription to ad-supported Hulu for $1.99 per month, a discount of $4 from the plan’s usual cost. This basic plan includes access to the entire Hulu library of shows and movies that can be streamed on up to two devices at once. → Read More

Samsung's Galaxy Upcycling turns old phones into IoT devices

A few years ago, Samsung announced a sustainability initiative called “Galaxy Upcycling,” an effort to repurpose and reuse older smartphones. At its core, the idea is to let people who still own older Galaxy smartphones to use them as part of their connected home rather than just leave them in a drawer (or worse, send them to a landfill). To enable new features for these old phones, Samsung will… → Read More

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+ has LTE, new CPUs and a bigger battery

Microsoft doesn’t typically have a lot to show off at CES, but the company dropped a surprise announcement this morning. The Surface Pro 7 is getting a few key updates, including removable SSD storage, a bigger battery and LTE connectivity. At least for now, the new Surface Pro 7+ will only be available to education and business customers. → Read More

LG's latest 4K UltraFine monitor is its first with an OLED panel

LG is one of the leaders in OLED display technology, but it's mostly been limited to TVs for the living room thus far. As part of its slate of CES 2021 announcements, though, the company just announced the LG UltraFine OLED Pro monitor, a 31.5-inch 4K screen that features individual dimming for all 8 million pixels. As you'd expect for a high-end monitor, the UltraFine OLED Pro is loaded with… → Read More

Microsoft Teams 'Dynamic View' makes watching presentations easier

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has been releasing a steady stream of improvements to Teams, the company’s de-factor Slack competitor. As noticed by The Verge, the company gave a quick preview of a feature called “Dynamic View” that should make video calls with presentations a lot easier to view. When you’re in a Teams call with multiple participants as well as dynamic content (like a video or screen… → Read More

YouTube will temporarily ban accounts for posting election fraud videos

Given YouTube’s strike rules, it would seem that Trump’s YouTube account is subject to the one week ban on adding new content. It took this writer all of 10 seconds to find a full copy of Trump’s offending video from yesterday. → Read More