Alexa, what’s new with Edifier’s latest smart speakers?

Edifier The matte black panels joining the lateral wooden siding make for a sophisticated a a great-looking design. Edifier’s latest bookshelf speakers and smart home theater system support Amazon Alexa for ultimate at-home convenience. While the company traditionally provides listeners with no-frills setups, its transition toward smart home speakers seems a safe, calculated move. Edifier […]

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Jabra’s noise-cancelling Elite 85h headphones get smart with AI

Jabra The Elite 85h will be available in April for $299. Jabra, the company that brought listeners the popular Elite 65t true wireless earbuds, is updating its Elite headphone line with the Jabra Elite 85h. This pair of noise-cancelling headphones with adaptive audio is IP52 dust- and water-resistant, further backed by a two-year warranty. Its proprietary […]

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Jabra’s new Elite 85h noise-cancelling headphones have Alexa and Assistant built-in

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Jabra-Elite-85h.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-536225" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Jabra-Elite-85h-728x360.png" alt="" width="668" height="330" /></a></p> <p>Assistant-powered hardware is a hot commodity; people much prefer "smart" to "dumb" when it comes to speakers and headphones recently. So Jabra's new Elite 85h headphones — which combine Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant support together with all the other accouterments you expect in a pair of noise-canceling headphones — should end up being pretty popular, assuming they sound good.</p> <p><span id="more-536224"></span></p> <p>We even managed to confirm with a Jabra representative that the Assistant functionality is built-in, and not the typical external shortcut, though there is one twist: we're told...

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A system-wide Dark Mode might finally come with Android Q

For some time now, Android users have begged and pleaded with app developers and Google to implement dark themes. An early beta of Android Pie made it seem like Google might bring a dark theme to the mobile operating system, but, alas, that didn’t (entirely) make it to the primetime. But thanks to a Googler’s […]

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Googler seemingly confirms that Android Q will have system-wide Dark Mode

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HULA-HOOP-FUKKIN-Q-MAN.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-536294 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HULA-HOOP-FUKKIN-Q-MAN-728x410.png" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>It's no secret that Google has been taking steady steps toward supporting dark mode in most of its Android apps. Over the past year, we've seen YouTube, Phone, Contacts, Messages, the Pixel Launcher, Google News, some parts of the Maps app, and more get a darker, less retina-searing, more battery-friendly theme. After hoping that Android Pie would bring a system-wide dark mode, <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/02/23/highly-requested-dark-mode-will-available-upcoming-android-release/">then being disappointed that it didn't</a>, everyone was cautiously optimistic that Q would finally be "it." We were, maybe, 90% sure, but didn't want to get our...

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KitchenAid Smart Display has a 10″ display, IPX5 rating, and Yummly

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/kitchenaid-smart-display-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-536255" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/kitchenaid-smart-display-1-728x485.png" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>After seeing Google Assistant Smart Displays from Lenovo, JBL, LG, and Google, it's now time for another big electronics maker to join the fray: KitchenAid. <em>Wait, what?</em> OK, see, there's a simple explanation: KitchenAid is owned by Whirlpool. <em>No, still doesn't make sense.</em> Well, Ryne called the Lenovo Smart Display "<a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/12/lenovo-smart-display-review-best-new-kitchen-appliance-since-dishwasher/">the best new kitchen appliance since the dishwasher</a>" and our best guess is KitchenAid read that and thought, " Nah, we can do better."</p> <p><span id="more-536251"></span></p> <p>Alright, all jokes aside, this KitchenAid Smart Display makes sense in a way.<div class="clear"></div>...

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Kenwood introduces three Android Auto head units for 2019, topping out at $1,600

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/kenwood-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone wp-image-536254 size-hero-size" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/kenwood-2-728x359.png" width="668" height="329" /></a></p> <p>Android Auto hasn't changed much since last year, which means that the revised double-DIN head unit models being revealed by car electronics companies this year won't be all that interesting. Case in point: Kenwood's three new Android Auto head units, which are being revealed at CES, are pretty uninteresting. The only part that's interesting to me is the flagship model's stunning $1,599.95 MSRP.</p> <p><span id="more-536252"></span></p> <p>Let's start with the two cheaper models: the $599.95 eXcelon DMX7706S and the $649.95 eXcelon DMX706S.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/06/kenwood-introduces-three-android-auto-head-units-for-2019-topping-out-at-1600/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/06/kenwood-introduces-three-android-auto-head-units-for-2019-topping-out-at-1600/'>Kenwood introduces three Android Auto head...

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Sony appears to be blocking Kodi on its recent Android TVs

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_Sony-Monkey-Android-TV-Hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-434985" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_Sony-Monkey-Android-TV-Hero-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Kodi (formerly XBMC) has attracted an undeservedly bad rap outside media streaming circles, garnering a piracy-associated reputation that isn't quite merited — at least, in my opinion. Whatever you might believe, it looks like Sony might be taking a critical view of the project, too, as reports indicate that at least some of the company's recent Android TVs are actively blocking the app.</p> <p><span id="more-536243"></span></p> <p>For the unfamiliar, Kodi is an open source, cross-platform streaming and media player solution that allows you to access and play local, network, and...

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Klipsch throws hat in true-wireless ring at CES 2019

The T5 true wireless earbuds announced for CES 2019 are the first from Klipsch Every year Klipsch has a fairly strong presence at the CES in Las Vegas, but this year the company might outdo itself with new Heritage speakers, five new soundbars, and a new line of in-ears including its first pair of true-wireless […]

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D-Link announces 5G home router plus Google-Assistant compatible water sensor and smart plugs

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/dlink-5g-nr-enhanced-gateway-dwr-2010.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-536241" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/dlink-5g-nr-enhanced-gateway-dwr-2010-728x467.png" alt="" width="668" height="429" /></a></p> <p>CES 2019 doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but you wouldn't know it if you checked the tech news today. Announcements have been falling left and right, and we <em>almost</em> missed this one from D-Link, which slipped by on Friday. The company is expanding its smart home offerings and introducing a new 5G home router.</p> <p><span id="more-536240"></span></p> <p>First up, the new 5G NR Enhanced Gateway (DWR-2010) is one of the first in-home 5G routers we've seen.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/06/d-link-announces-5g-home-router-plus-google-assistant-compatible-water-sensor-and-smart-plugs/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/06/d-link-announces-5g-home-router-plus-google-assistant-compatible-water-sensor-and-smart-plugs/'>D-Link announces 5G home router plus Google-Assistant compatible water sensor and smart...

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HP announces new Chromebooks, including one with an AMD chip

HP CES 2019 is turning out to be an excellent event for PC makers to announce new Chromebooks. In addition to new Chromebooks from Acer and Asus, HP has joined the party with some new models as well. As with Acer, HP is launching one of the first Chromebooks that will have AMD processors inside, […]

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LG announces a slew of OLED and LCD displays for CES 2019

With CES 2019 less than a day away, LG’s display arm announced 11 OLED and LCD displays that range from gigantic TVs to portable displays. First up is the 88-inch 8K Crystal Sound OLED display, which features an embedded 3.2.2 channel sound system. That means sound emanates from the screen itself — there aren’t any dedicated speakers. LG […]

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This KitchenAid Smart Display has an IPX5 water resistance rating

The smart display market started ramping up with the launch of the Lenovo Smart Display and continued to build steam with the launch of the Google Home Hub. Now, a new company is entering the market: KitchenAid, with its new KitchenAid Smart Display, set to debut at CES 2019. Although the 10-inch smart display looks a […]

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