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Category: Speakers

Raising the Bar for Sound

Raising the Bar for Sound

The birth of the soundbar mainly stemmed out of the poor audio quality of recent flat panel TVs. The flat ...
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The Significance of Silence with Noise Compensation

The Significance of Silence with Noise Compensation

Finding Peace and Quiet from the Outside World In listening to my wife and children, watching the news on TV, ...
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Audio and Voice Megatrends, Thinking about the Future. Part 1, The Previous 5 Years (or so)

Audio and Voice Megatrends, Thinking about the Future. Part 1, The Previous 5 Years (or so)

Megatrends To Date In the last 5 years & more there have been a number of high level trends that ...
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Smart Microphones

Smart Speakers: The Digital Assistant Nose Under the Machine Economy Tent

Smart Speakers are booming, and not just as a play-on-words.  Amazon started the category with its 2015 introduction of the ...
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Smart Speakers calling for Smart Amplifiers

Smart Speakers calling for Smart Amplifiers

The voice controlled smart speaker market is growing rapidly, voice platform vendors such as Amazon and Google are experiencing strong ...
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Automotive Voice Companion

Automotive Voice Companion

The Applicability of Automotive Voice UI While not yet mainstream, voice UI has grown more nuanced as it evolves in ...
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Hedging Bets in an Expanding Smart Speaker Ecosystem

Hedging Bets in an Expanding Smart Speaker Ecosystem

I’m sure it’s of no surprise to most readers of this Brainwave that voice controlled smart speakers are a big ...
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3.5mm, Unplugged

3.5mm, Unplugged

When Apple launched its iPhone 7 in September 2016 with the notably absent 3.5mm headphone port, its competitors were quick ...
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Why Apple is taking a bite out of the smart speaker market

Why Apple is taking a bite out of the smart speaker market

PCs existed before the Apple Mac, MP3 players existed before the iPod, and the mobile phone market was already well ...
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Echo, Echo….. Speech enhancement technologies become increasingly important for voice enabled devices

Echo, Echo….. Speech enhancement technologies become increasingly important for voice enabled devices

With the increasing use of voice interfaces there is a need to increase accuracy and improve user experience; speech enhancement ...
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