• Sony and Amazon add Alexa support to multiple wireless noise-canceling headphones

    9 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Amazon and Sony have just announced that Alexa support will be available from the end of January for those using the WH-1000XM3, WH-1000XM2, and WI-1000X headphones. Sony's headphones are compatible with almost all smartphones and feature noise-canceling technology, and starting this month Amazon Alexa support.
    To use the new feature, users must tap the button and ask a question, play music, hear news and more, as Alexa is expected to respond instantly. Sony's WH-1000XM3 already feature Google Assistant support, but the older 1000X models are getting their first virtual assistant.
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  • Sony just acquired the gaming industry's biggest audio toolset

    Sony just acquired the gaming industry's biggest audio toolset

    9 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Wwise's logo, now slapped onto a Sony backdrop. What's to come of this new audio-toolset arrangement?
    Sony Interactive Entertainment announced its latest studio acquisition on Tuesday, but the company it is set to acquire, Audiokinetic, is a different kind of "development" studio. Instead of making games, Audiokinetic makes Wwise, arguably the gaming industry's most popular multi-platform audio middleware toolset.
    Anybody who has played a video game in the past five years has a hint of how big of an acquisition this is, as those gamers have likely seen the "Wwise" logo in at...
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  • These Audio Technica headphones offer 35 hours of custom noise cancellation

    These Audio Technica headphones offer 35 hours of custom noise cancellation

    10 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Audio Technica had a fantastic 2018, with cans like the ATH-M50xBT wireless headphones earning a recommended award from the TechRadar test labs. The company well have outdone itself at CES 2019 though with its impressive-sounding ATH-ANC900BT wireless over ears. The ATH-ANC900BT make use of multiple onboard microphones to monitor ambient noise, and offer three noise cancelling levels as default, including an airplane mode. However, things can be fine-tuned with the free Audio-Technica Connect app for iOS and Android, which lets you dial up or down the amount of noise cancellation to your...
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  • Audio Technica announces new in-ear headphones with true wireless tech

    Audio Technica announces new in-ear headphones with true wireless tech

    10 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Audio Technica has lifted the lid on two new pairs of true wireless in-ear headphones, called the Sound Reality ATH-CKR7TW and the Sonic Sport ATH-SPORT7TW. Both headphones are designed to bring high quality wireless audio to your ears, as well as being able to answer and end calls, and control music from your connected Bluetooth devices.
    The Audio Technica Sonic Sport ATH-SPORT7TW headphones.
    The Audio Technica Sonic Sport ATH-SPORT7TW are created with fitness lovers in mind. They're set to offer up exceptional true wireless audio quality, as well as a design that'll stay in place no...
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