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Now is the time to rock out with your wallet out to groovy bargains on everything under the sun, and especially anything in the electronics category. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring out stellar deals, many of which we've already covered. But if you're looking to literally rock out, there are deals to be had on headphones and earphones. Beats by Dr. Dre Shown above is the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - LINE Friends Special Edition. It's an authentic Beats headset, only themed after LINE Friends, which are characters based on the stickers from the messaging app LINE. The characters... Read more...
If you live in an area with lots of barking dogs, aircraft flying over, noisy neighbors, or have a spouse who is anything but quiet, Bose has something for you. The audio company has launched a new set of earbuds that are designed specifically for sleep called the Sleepbuds. These wearable gadgets are "tiny" according to Bose and have an "ultra-comfortable" design with the ability to generate soothing sounds to block outside noise. Bose claims that Sleepbuds are the smallest product it has ever made and have ten pre-loaded "sleeptracks" that mirror the frequencies of snoring, neighbors, dogs,... Read more...
Are consumers putting too much trust into smart speakers that a monitor their surroundings and send recorded data over the web? That is a question that was recently posed, drawing a comment from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calling digital assistants and other IoT devices a "triple threat to privacy." Now just a few weeks later, security outfit Trend Micro is putting the call out for better security in IoT devices. Trend Micro set out to see just how safe and secure (or not secure, really) today's IoT devices are, and to what extent an attacker can manipulate these gadgets. In one... Read more...
Some audiophiles poke fun at Bose for being more about branding than actual substance, but the latest accusation leveled against the company is by no means a laughing matter. The Boston-based company is coming under fire — in the form of a class-action lawsuit — for its Bose Connect app, which is used to help easily pair your headphones or speakers with an iOS or Android device. Bose Connect also allows you to update the firmware on your Bose products and quickly adjust headphone settings. However, as an intermediary between your Bose headphones/speakers and your mobile device, it also potentially... Read more...
If you mention the name Bose to a group of audiophiles, you’re sure to get a broad range of reactions. You’ll have those that swear by the brand, and those that see its products as the ultimate in marketing hype (and everyone in between). Whatever the case, Bose does put out some pretty impressive hardware and that is clearly on display with the announcement of wireless versions of some of its most popular headphones. Bose QuietComfort 35 The first is the QuietComfort 35 (QC35) headphones, which wirelessly connect to your devices using Bluetooth and NFC pairing. As its names implies, these headphones... Read more...
There's an interesting competitive dynamic forming between Bose and Apple, two companies that suddenly became rivals when the latter acquired Beats by Dr. Dre. It's been a bit of a contentious relationship so far, with Bose suing Apple for patent infringement and then re-upping its deal with the NFL as its official audio sponsor, effectively banning players from wearing Beats gear in most game-related situations. Now we hear that Bose is getting into the streaming music scene, setting up even more competition with Apple. It also makes things a bit awkward. According to Venture Beat, Apple... Read more...
Just as you won't find any copies of Windows 8.1 or Surface Pro 3 tablets being sold in any Apple Store locations -- Apple and Microsoft are rivals, after all -- the Cupertino outfit is no longer carrying Bose products, either. Like Microsoft, Bose is now a competitor to Apple following the company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. Apple used to sell a selection of Bose-branded speakers and headphones, but all such inventory has now been pulled off of store shelves. The move isn't all that surprising, not just because the two are competitors now, but also because tensions are high... Read more...
Well now, that was fast -- rather than let their legal beagles bark at each other in court, Apple and Bose came to terms on a settlement agreement that puts to rest the latter's clam that the former is infringing on proprietary patents that mostly involve noise noise cancelling technology. Prior to the settlement, Bose sought to block Apple from importing its Beats headphones into the U.S. Bose also wanted Apple to pay monetary damages, and though terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, it's a safe bet that money is what Bose will receive (you know, as opposed to a box full of Beats headphones... Read more...
Apple just got sacked by Bose after the audio company blitzed the National Football League (NFL) to become the league's official headphone and headset brand. Bose and the NFL extended their sponsorship agreement back in March, and as part of the deal, players and coaches must remove headphones from any other manufacturer during televised interviews. That includes Beats by Dre, a popular brand among professional athletes such as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, both of which have endorsed the Beats by Dre brand in the company's "Hear... Read more...
Apple found itself a willing dance partner in Beats, the audio company it agreed to acquire for $3 billion back in May, its biggest acquisition ever. That may have put a giant target on Beats' back, as it now founds itself being sued by Bose Corp. for allegedly infringing on the company's noise-cancelling technology patents. "We are committed to protecting our investment, protecting our customers and defending the patents we own," Bose said in a statement. "For over 30 years, Bose has made significant investments in the research, development, engineering and design of the proprietary technologies... Read more...
Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself an audiophile, or even a technology lover fascinated with audio, you've almost certainly heard of Bose. The name is essentially impossible to avoid. It's in television ads, stores are plentiful, and just about every flight that departs has at least one person on there sporting a pair of Bose headphones. Much has been debated about the overall quality and general lack of transparency that the company shows when it comes to raw specifications, but all that aside, the technology universe lost a great figure this week. Dr. Amar Bose, a former member... Read more...
The upcoming holiday season may just be the best ever for my fellow geeks. Whether you’re hoping for some hot new components for your existing system, a new camera, some new speakers, or maybe even a new mobile device or laptop, there is a myriad of good stuff already sitting on store shelves, just waiting to be gobbled up by holiday shoppers. With so many products out there, from some good and not-so-good manufacturers, you or your significant other may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. But don’t fret! We’ve rounded up an assortment of what are sure to... Read more...
Bose. It's a name that most people recognize. It's a respected, and equally controversial, name in audio. But mostly, Bose has focused on home theater and bedroom audio systems. They have branched out into headsets and over-ear headphones in recent years, as well as putting their name on a new HDTV setup earlier in the year. But now, the company is doing something radically new and different: a Bluetooth headset. What's interesting about this move is that Bose isn't riding a bandwagon. In fact, most would argue that this ship has sailed. Bluetooth headsets aren't nearly as popular now as they once... Read more...
Bose. It's a name that has been associated with high-end speaker setups, home cinemas and headphones for years. Some people aren't much on the company's tactics (like reserving the specifications from the box), but some swear by the brand. One thing that Bose hasn't really done over the years is branch out; they've done audio, audio and more audio. But now, they're doing something a little different. Years after the HDTV explosion swept over America, Bose is just now deciding to produce their very own television. The VideoWave entertainment system was just introduced, offering a home theater sound... Read more...
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