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Past articles by Billy:

Jabra adds Elite 85t earbud fit test to its Sound+ app

Jabra brings three new features to its feature-packed ANC true wireless earbuds. → Read More

Recommended Reading: What went wrong with Cyberpunk 2077?

Recommended Reading highlights the week's noteworthy writing on technology and more. → Read More

Galaxy Buds Pro review: Samsung's best earbuds yet

With the Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung combined the subtle curves from the Live with the small stature of original Galaxy Buds. Another design cue from the Galaxy Buds Live is the Buds Pro’s glossy exterior. Wrap-up The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s most complete set of true wireless earbuds yet. → Read More

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro offer ANC, 360 audio and more for $200

Samsung is poised to take on Apple's AirPods Pro with its $200 noise-cancelling Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. → Read More

Two years in, Sony wants to bring 360 Reality Audio to the masses

Sony's plan to bring its immersive 360 Reality Audio to more people includes the combo of new speakers, more content, software plug-ins and licensing. → Read More

Weber acquires smart oven maker June

Weber announced it will acquire June, the smart oven company that helped it build its Weber Connect smart grilling platform. → Read More

Anker takes on the AirPods Pro with the $130 Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

Anker's latest Soundcore earbuds are set to take on the AirPods Pro with multi-mode ANC, six-hour battery life, wireless charging and more. → Read More

Spotify Kids' latest feature is parent-curated shared playlists

Parents can now create shared playlists for their children to listen to on Spotify Kids. → Read More

Jabra's Elite 85t noise-cancelling earbuds are now available in more colors

Jabra added four more color options for its comfy and feature-packed Elite 85t true wireless earbuds. → Read More

V-Moda's M-200 ANC are its first wireless noise-cancelling headphones

V-Moda has introduced a new version of its M-200 headphones with ANC, the company's first model with active noise cancellation. → Read More

Sony reveals full details on its upcoming 360 Reality Audio speakers

Sony revealed full specs for its upcoming 360 Reality Audio speakers: the SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000. → Read More

Sony will debut its own 360 Reality Audio speakers this spring

Sony plans to expand its 360 Reality Audio platform with new speakers and more content. → Read More

Harman's latest audio tech is designed for in-car concerts

Due to COVID-19, livestreams and drive-in shows are very popular. Harman wants to make the audio in your car much better for them. → Read More

Earin's A-3 true wireless earbuds have an open design with no ear tips

Earin's third-generation true wireless earbuds feature an open design and a host of handy features for $199. → Read More

Get your sweatpants ready, virtual CES 2021 is about to begin!

Instead of braving the hordes in endless trade show halls, questionable restrooms and very poor food decisions, we’ve swapped our badges for comfy clothes and solitude for CES 2021. The first ever virtual edition of the show doesn’t officially start until next week, but companies are already making announcements at a rapid pace. → Read More

Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

Recommended Reading highlights the week's noteworthy writing on technology and more. → Read More

AirPods Max review: Expensive headphones with untapped potential

The AirPods Max offer great sound, handy features and a heavy dose of Apple design. But that price tag is hard to justify. → Read More

Recommended Reading: Driving the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Recommended Reading highlights the week's noteworthy writing on technology and more. → Read More

Spotify's new songwriters section takes you behind the music

Spotify is launching a new Songwriters Hub inside of its apps: a section in the Browse tab for the creatives behind the music. → Read More

Qualcomm's latest earbud chip is built for Bluetooth LE Audio

Qualcomm's QCC305x chip delivers a host of premium earbud features and it's equipped for the upcoming Bluetooth LE Audio standard. → Read More