Facebook Portal TV add-on rumors hint at a strategy shake-up

Facebook isn’t giving up on Portal, with the social network reportedly readying a Portal TV device for the holidays that would expand its controversial hardware into greater content consumption, potentially in the hope of bypassing skepticism around how trustworthy the company is. Launched last year, Facebook Portal is a pair of video calling smart displays, which was debuted right in … Continue reading

Facebook Portal TV add-on rumors hint at a strategy shake-up

Facebook isn’t giving up on Portal, with the social network reportedly readying a Portal TV device for the holidays that would expand its controversial hardware into greater content consumption, potentially in the hope of bypassing skepticism around how trustworthy the company is. Launched last year, Facebook Portal is a pair of video calling smart displays, which was debuted right in … Continue reading

Best of IFA 2019: SlashGear’s top tech

IFA 2019 has come and gone, but the best products of the big European tech show stuck in our memory. As always, we’ve been rounding up the greatest tech from IFA, ignoring the hype and instead focusing on which products and technologies will actually improve your life in a meaningful way. Read on for this year’s winners. Best Smartphone: LG … Continue reading

Amazon’s holding a big hardware event on September 25

Amazon will hold its next big hardware event on September 25, the company has confirmed today, with Alexa likely to feature heavily on the menu. The launch comes a year after Amazon’s 2018 devices event, which saw products as varied as an Alexa-enabled microwave and a smart wall clock. Indeed, it turned out to be possibly the biggest single day … Continue reading

Sonos One SL and Port go on sale for audiophiles and the assistant-averse

Two of Sonos’ newest whole-home audio products are arriving on shelves, with the Sonos One SL and Sonos Port both available from today. Announced last week alongside the new Sonos Move – the company’s first battery-powered and Bluetooth-compatible speaker – the two new models eschew integrated assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Indeed, the Sonos One SL is specifically … Continue reading

Sonos One SL and Port go on sale for audiophiles and the assistant-averse

Two of Sonos’ newest whole-home audio products are arriving on shelves, with the Sonos One SL and Sonos Port both available from today. Announced last week alongside the new Sonos Move – the company’s first battery-powered and Bluetooth-compatible speaker – the two new models eschew integrated assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Indeed, the Sonos One SL is specifically … Continue reading