Sonos’ Roam can reportedly pass music to other speakers | Engadget – Engadget

More details of Sonos’ portable Roam speaker are dribbling out, and they suggest there will be more to draw you in besides the size and price. The Verge claims the Roam will include a few advantages over the larger Move, most notably “Sound Swap.” The feature can reportedly pass music from the Roam to a nearby Sonos speaker when you hold the play/pause button. You could start playing an album on the Roam in your backyard, for instance, and finish listening on a more powerful Five when you’re ready to…

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Bruce Meyers, Who Built the First Fiberglass Dune Buggy, Dies at 94 – The New York Times

Bruce Meyers, who used his skills as a boat builder to invent the first fiberglass dune buggy, igniting the late-1960s craze for off-road riding, and thrived until copycats flooded the market, died on Feb. 19 at his home in Valley Center, Calif. He was 94. The cause was myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood cancer, said his wife, Winnifred (Baxter) Meyers. Mr. Meyers’s invention got a big promotional boost after he and a friend drove the Meyers Manx (named for the cat with a stub of a tail) to a time record…

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Sony Files Patent to Turn Household Items into PlayStation Controllers – Yahoo Entertainment

Refinery29 Parents Could Get Up To $5,000 With The Next Stimulus Bill This story was originally published on February 8, 2021. Right now, the next COVID relief bill is being debated in the Senate. If it passes, it will return to the House for a final vote before arriving on President Biden’s desk. It’s possible that there could be significant amendments to the bill made in the Senate — such as keeping a $15 federal minimum wage hike in the bill after the Senate Parliamentarian found that the original provision…

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Nintendo Switch 2 name: why it should be named Super Nintendo Switch – TechRadar

Like everyone else, we’re really looking forward to the Nintendo Switch Pro. We too were excited when the new hardware made headlines earlier this week when a source spilled the beans that Nintendo will release the console later this year and that it would come with a 720p OLED screen, and the ability to output in 4K when docked.  While the specs are starting to emerge from the aether, the name of the console has been a subject of debate, with some in the industry calling it the Nintendo Switch…

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Apple’s iMac Pro to be discontinued – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET It looks like Apple’s iMac Pro is going to that big computer showroom in the sky. The $4,999 standard model is still available on Apple’s site, but only while current supplies last — once they’re gone, the iMac Pro will no longer be available, Apple told us Saturday. Released in 2017, the iMac Pro was touted by Apple at the time as “by far the most powerful iMac we’ve ever made” and was aimed at professionals who needed really fast processing and lots of computing horsepower. But the machine…

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Sonos Roam will include Auto Trueplay and new ‘Sound Swap’ feature – The Verge

On Tuesday, Sonos will introduce its latest product called the Sonos Roam, which The Verge extensively detailed a couple of days ago. Now I’m able to share a bit more about new functionality that will debut first on the tiny, take-everywhere speaker. My previous report laid out the core specs of the Sonos Roam. Measuring 6.5 inches long and weighing around a pound, the portable speaker will offer up to 10 hours of battery life on a charge. Just like the Move, it will support voice commands for either Amazon…

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iCloud allegedly locked out a user over her last name | Engadget – Engadget

iCloud has had the occasional service issue, but its latest problem appears to be highly… specific. Actor and author Rachel True claims iCloud has effectively locked her out of her account due to the way her last name was written. Reportedly, her Mac thought lower-case “true” was a Boolean (true or false) flag, leading the iCloud software on the computer to seize up. The problem has persisted for over six months, she said. True said she’d spent hours talking to customer service, and that Apple hadn’t stopped charging her for…

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Microsoft’s Bethesda Purchase Approved By SEC – GameSpot

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved Microsoft Bethesda purchase, which will bring the publisher and all of its studios into the Xbox family. It was one of the last remaining roadblocks to the acquisition finally closing, but Bethesda isn’t becoming part of Xbox just yet. The SEC published a “notice of effectiveness” for the transaction on its website this week. If you’re not familiar with SEC filings, it doesn’t exactly mean much on the surface, but this notice is used when the SEC accepts a company’s…

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The world’s top smartphone market has a new number one brand – PhoneArena

In 2019, the U.S. placed Huawei on the entity list. Why? The Trump administration considered Huawei to be a threat to U.S. national security because of its alleged ties to the Communist Chinese government. Some also noted that Huawei had recently surpassed Apple as the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world and wondered whether that had anything to do with the U.S. action. Some might argue that in some regard, placing Huawei on the entity list might have backfired since it banned the firm from its U.S. supply chain…

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Minecraft Dungeons is getting an arcade cabinet – Eurogamer.net

Here’s something we didn’t expect: Minecraft Dungeons is getting an arcade cabinet. The colourful, fun co-op Minecraft action role-playing game has an arcade cabinet from Play Mechanix that will be released in North America, Mojang announced in a blog post. It’s called Minecraft Dungeons Arcade. Eurogamer news cast: all about the Nintendo Switch Pro. It’s a perfect fit, really – Minecraft Dungeons is a four-player co-op game, and the arcade cabinet has room for a full party. Here’s how it looks: There are some key differences, however. This arcade version…

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