Today's Dealmaster is headlined by the best price we've seen to date for Apple's AirPods Pro, which are currently down to $199 at Amazon and Staples. While we've seen the noise-cancelling true wireless earphones hit this price briefly earlier this year, today's deal is still $50 off Apple's MSRP, about $35 off their typical street price online, and the first time we've seen them fall below $200 on Amazon. … [Read more...] about Apple’s AirPods Pro are on sale for $199 today
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Bose’s video says you can expect six hours of battery life and that the QuietComfort Earbuds deliver clear calls due to their “custom-designed microphone array.” And yep, those are a lot of mic holes! Bose did make big strides in voice quality with the Noise Canceling Headphones 700, so I’m looking forward to seeing how those have carried over to earbuds. … [Read more...] about Bose is almost ready to challenge Apple’s AirPods Pro with new noise-canceling earbuds
Beginning next year Alexa can detect when customers are frustrated by understanding the tone and inflection in the customer's voice. And when she recognizes you're frustrated with her, Alexa will "try" to adjust. Is this AI-generated empathy? Now that could move things into the revolutionary category…beginning next year. But one new evolutionary thing that could be fun is having Samuel L. Jackson as the first celebrity voice for Alexa. He can tell you jokes, let you know if it's raining, set timers and alarms, play music and more -- all with "a bit" of his own personality. There will be two versions of his voice are available -- explicit and non-explicit. But if I'm going to pay $.99 for a skill to hear Sammy's voice on my Echo, why in the world would I choose non-explicit Sam? If I got this, I'd be wanting to ask Sam to say his Pulp Fiction speech on demand. Now can you imagine what a non-explicit version of that would sound like? But I digress… … [Read more...] about Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that
The company has already engaged with the bundling of CBS All Access and Showtime for $9.99 a month for Apple TV+ subscribers, so it makes perfect sense that Apple will do it with its own services. All indications are it'll likely launch alongside the iPhone in October or November of this year. But for the Sept. 15 event? I'd put it at 5%, with much higher chances of it appearing alongside renewed Apple TV hardware. … [Read more...] about First, iPhone SE killed Android: What budget products will Apple unleash next?
Chip shakeup NVIDIA officially acquires Arm for $40 billion in bid for AI dominance It's official as NVIDIA is acquiring Arm Limited for $40 billion. The deal is expected to help accelerate NVIDIA's desire to be a leader in AI and earn more revenue from licensing IP to other industries chip makers like Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. … [Read more...] about Feds seize ‘counterfeit Apple AirPods’ that turn out to be OnePlus Buds