Portability, multiroom system integration and the wireless range of a 4.0 versus a 5.0 version are some of the features to consider before purchasing a Bluetooth speaker. On the more technical side, buyers should also weigh the importance of aux-input for compatibility with other speakers and consider aptX HD for higher audio resolution.
By Jim Beaugez. For more than 300 episodes, freelance engineer/former studio owner Matt Boudreau has explored the ups and downs of the recording life with his 'Working Class Audio' podcast.
Google unveiled several new products Wednesday, starting with the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones and the Nest Audio smart speaker, which supports music streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube Music. The company also revealed the new Chromecast with Google TV dongle and remote control, which will give users access to more than 6,500 apps, along with content recommendations.
Microsoft has opened preorders for the budget-friendly touch-screen Surface Laptop Go and the updated Surface Pro X with SQ2. The company's earlier mantra of putting a PC in every home has evolved into ensuring the accessibility of "a PC for every single person," says chief engineer Panos Panay.
HP has enhanced its Reverb 2 VR headset with the release of the Omnicept edition by adding eye-, heart- and face-tracking features to better assist with training and simulations. The company says it has prioritized privacy by not storing any data on the device.
As distributed workforces and student bodies look set to remain a major factor going forward, it's time to consider improving the way these communications are heard. In this guide, we examine the latest solutions and techniques for enhancing the audio performance of small, medium, and large spaces, so that we can continue to remain unified regardless of our distance apart.
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