Amazon Unveils AI-Powered Keyboard, DeepComposer ⁠⁠— For Machine Learning Generated Music

Amazon DeepComposer is a new AI-powered keyboard announced at AWS re:Invent. The 32-key, 2-octave board uses machine learning to generate music from what you play. Amazon says the keyboard is designed to help developers learn about machine learning whi… Continue Reading

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US-Based Speaker Manufacturing Could Go Away Entirely If Chinese Trade Tariffs Continue, CEO Says

The Misco speaker company is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. But CEO Dan Dirge warns the company’s future is uncertain due to aggressive Chinese tariffs. Misco employs about 100 people in the Minneapolis area and manufacturers speaker… Continue Reading

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More Than Half of Americans Are Concerned About Smart Speaker Data Privacy

As smart speakers gain popularity, more Americans are turning an eye to their privacy. A new report estimates over half of Americans are concerned about smart speaker data privacy. Pew Research Center conducted a study of U.S. adults to determine Ameri… Continue Reading

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AirPods Account for 50% of All Wireless Headphones, According to Latest Estimates

Apple’s AirPods dominate the ‘hearables’ market, according to a new report. The company is expected to retain its 50% market share throughout the holiday season. Apple is expected to ship 60 million AirPods wireless earphones in 2019,… Continue Reading

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Smart Speaker Growth Up 44% ⁠— But Google Home Marketshare Crashes

A new report from Canalys shows global smart speaker growth up 44.9% in Q3 2019. Google Home growth is down -40%. Smart speaker adoption continues to grow at a record pace. Amazon shipped 10.4 million devices last quarter, handily edging out the compet… Continue Reading

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The 2019 Gift Guide — Digital Music News

The Digital Music News 2019 gift guide.  Disclaimer: None of the links in this article are affiliate links. We do not earn anything if you choose to purchase any of these items. All of the companies with products listed in this list either generously p… Continue Reading

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Uh Oh, Siri ⁠— Researchers Hack Smart Speakers With Lasers

Researchers have discovered that Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are vulnerable to a laser attack. Lasers have recently been used to inject inaudible and invisible commands to hack smart speakers. The laser method could be used to unlock doors, visit… Continue Reading

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Meet the Music Nerds Behind the World’s Largest Guitar Pedalboard — Our Latest Podcast

Yes, there’s a Guinness World Record for the largest guitar effects pedalboard ever constructed.  These are the guys that put it together. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News Podcast?  We’re available on iTunes, Spotify, Google… Continue Reading

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