Microsoft Brings New Phone Features to Teams

Microsoft Teams is getting several new phone-related features for Microsoft 365 commercial customers, which the firm says builds towards its vision for the future of calling. “One-to-one calls are a critical way to get work done [and] nearly 80 million users in over 180 countries rely on Microsoft Teams Phone…

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Roku Announces New 4K Streaming Sticks and Set-Top Box

Not to be outdone by Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Roku has announced new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Streaming Stick 4K+ models, plus a new Roku Ultra LT set-top box. “The Roku Streaming Stick has been a fan favorite for years and we’ve redesigned it in the…

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Amazon Announces Fire TV Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Amazon announced a new lineup of five Fire TV-branded smart TVs, plus a new Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming stick. “Smart TVs have been around for decades, and while the viewing experience has certainly improved in that time, people still don’t really use them for much outside of basic…

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Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for September

It’s September, so Microsoft has revealed the first Xbox Game Pass titles that will arrive this month across PC, console, and cloud. “Welcome back to your monthly Xbox Game Pass update,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes in the announcement post. “We have several great games to add to your ever-growing play…

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Microsoft Reveals More Game Pass Titles for August

Microsoft has announced which titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass during the rest of the month. And there are some nice surprises in there. “There are lots of Xbox Game Pass games on the way,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes. “Last week we announced Humankind is coming to PC on…

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Amazon Introduces Reading Sidekick with Alexa

Amazon today announced Reading Sidekick, a new Alexa feature that requires an Amazon Kids+ subscription and reads books along with kids. “Reading Sidekick is a fun, new Alexa learning experience that helps young readers build fluency and foster a love for reading,” an Amazon representative told me. “To get started…

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Microsoft Brings New Voice Features to Outlook for iOS

Microsoft announced today that it is adding enhanced voice capabilities in Outlook mobile for iOS. And yes, they’re coming to Outlook on Android soon. “Today we are announcing new enhanced voice capabilities in Outlook mobile for iOS (and coming soon to Android) that make using voice to schedule meetings and…

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Google Announces Cheaper Pixel Buds

Almost two years after it launched its Pixel Buds earbuds, Google is back with a cheaper version called the Pixel Buds A-Series. The price? Just $99. “When we first introduced our truly wireless Pixel Buds, we were most excited about how such a small product could pack so much functionality,”…

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Hands-On with the Apple Siri Remote (2nd Generation)

I described the previous Apple TV remote as a crime against humanity, and now that a new version is available, it’s fun to watch Apple fans finally admit the same. But you don’t need to buy an expensive new Apple TV 4K at $179 and up to see whether Apple…

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Sonos Roam First Impressions

If there’s an obvious first impression of the Sonos Roam, and there is, it’s this: This thing is tiny, much smaller than I would have thought watching the virtual launch. It’s even small by Bluetooth speaker standards: Last year, I was eyeing a pair of JBL Charge 4 speakers that…

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