Neowin News Feed for: Audio Neowin News Feed for: Audio en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Clubhouse's latest feature lets users invite friends into private audio chats <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Clubhouse has officially introduced a new way to invite friends to audio chats. The feature, called Wave, has been enabled for all users. Friends can now be invited by tapping the wave button. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:18:02 +0000 Clubhouse for Android is a couple of months away <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The popular audio app Clubhouse will be coming to Android soon according to the co-founder of the company. It comes a month after the firm hired Android software developer Mopewa Ogundipe. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 22 Mar 2021 22:28:01 +0000 NASA unveils Perseverance landing footage and Mars audio <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>NASA has released footage of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars last week. High definition cameras equipped to the machinery at different vantage points give great shots of Mars and the rover. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 22:10:01 +0000 Clubhouse confirms security breach, deploys new safeguards <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Clubhouse has confirmed a security breach which allowed live audio to be siphoned. This follows concerns raised by multiple researchers around the integrity of the backend platform for the app. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 13:46:01 +0000 Tesla's biggest software update to date is now rolling out, bringing a host of new features <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From entertainment, music, podcasts, convenience features, security updates, self-driving goodness, and gaming, Software Version 10.0 for Tesla automobiles dabbles in almost everything. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:22:01 +0000 Updates to Bose AR SDKs bring support for iOS 13 and XCode 11, and allow faster pairing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=",125,1000,750_pt0_sx800___medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Version 4.0.3 for Unity and Version 4.0.11 for iOS of the Bose AR SDK are now available. iOS 13 is now supported, faster pairing is now possible, and some connectivity issues have been resolved. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:50:01 +0000 Twitter launches live video powered by Periscope for better follower engagement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter has just launched a new live video feature which users can use to engage with their follower base. Optionally, users can take audio calls from approved guests during the call. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 30 May 2019 12:10:01 +0000 Future iPhones may broadcast to two Bluetooth audio devices simultaneously <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Future iPhones may introduce support for dual Bluetooth audio broadcast, enabling the phone to send audio to two Bluetooth headphones at the same time. That feature may also support older iPhones. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 27 May 2019 17:38:01 +0000 Microsoft issues fix for users suffering from loss of audio on Windows 10 [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A loss of audio is the latest in a series of issues plaguing the newest feature update from Microsoft. Issues range from no audio in games to Windows not recognising audio drivers at all. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Sat, 13 Oct 2018 02:32:01 +0000 Qualcomm unveils aptX Adaptive to provide high audio quality with low latency <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>aptX Adaptive is a new version of Qualcomm&#039;s aptX audio codec that can be adjusted depending on the kind of content being played on a device in order to provide high-quality Bluetooth audio. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:58:01 +0000 Samsung and Deezer bring High Fidelity Lossless Audio to select speakers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung and Deezer have struck a deal to bring Deezer&#039;s HiFi quality audio to select Samsung soundbars and wireless speakers. The Deezer HiFi subscription will set you back $19.99 per month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:16:01 +0000 Apple rumored to launch high-end AirPods, over-ear headphones next year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is said to be working with Foxconn for the upcoming models of the AirPods earbuds and HomePod smart speaker. The tech giant is also reportedly in talks with Tymphany for the over-ear headphones. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:54:01 +0000 Google could be heading for speaker-less future <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google acquired Redux Labs in August but managed to keep the deal very quiet. It could mean that future Google devices will produce audio via their displays allowing for the removal of the speaker. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:04:01 +0000 TCL's Roku Smart Soundbar is now official, promises a 'premium experience' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>TCL has announced the Roku Smart Soundbar, a jointly-developed product which promises a &quot;premium experience&quot; once it launches in 2018. It is the first in the Alto lineup of audio products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:24:02 +0000 Windows 10 Insider build 17063 causing audio issues in Firefox, Audacity <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to several reports on the Feedback Hub for Windows Insiders, as well as on Reddit, the latest build flighted by Microsoft seems to have broken audio functionality in several applications. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:58:01 +0000 Razer Phone gets a software update, includes camera and audio improvements <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As promised, Razer Phone is now getting a software update which brings with it a number of camera and audio enhancements. The update is 97MB and is rolling out now in some regions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hammad Saleem) Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:10:01 +0000 LG announces partnership with Meridian Audio for future projects <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The South Korean electronics maker&#039;s deal with the English audio giant will bring high-quality audio to more customers around the world. No specific products were mentioned, but options abound. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Keefer) Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:00:02 +0000 Google chimes in on the Pixel 2 audio issues, offers temporary solution <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have not been having a good run out of the gate with the reported audio and screen issues. Google has now responded to the audio issues and suggested a temporary solution. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:10:01 +0000 Fender's new Bluetooth speakers look just like the company's amplifiers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Fender has released two Bluetooth speakers that resemble the company&#039;s iconic amplifiers. The 120W Monterey requires an AC source, while the portable Newport has a battery that lasts 12 hours. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:46:01 +0000 Google Home can now stream Bluetooth audio with new update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A year after being released, you can now stream audio using Bluetooth to your Google Home. The update is now arriving to units and will give users an easier way to share their music. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:14:01 +0000 New Surface Studio update brings "Hey Cortana" Wake on Voice support from Modern Standby <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released a new audio driver for its Surface Studio, enabling &#039;Wake on Voice from Modern Standby&#039;, which will allow users to wake their PC from a low-power state by saying &quot;Hey Cortana&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:25:34 +0000 Facebook videos will now auto-play with sound enabled by default <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook videos will auto-play with sound enabled by default. The company has also updated the layout of vertical videos and the ability to scroll while watching them has also been added. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Zaid Tariq) Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:08:01 +0000 LG G6 to offer a 32-bit Quad DAC for 'exceptional' sound balance <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>LG has confirmed that its upcoming flagship device, the G6, will feature an upgraded 32-bit Quad DAC compared to the one in last year&#039;s V20, to deliver audiophile-level sound quality to its users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Zaid Tariq) Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:42:02 +0000 Android App Spotlight: Muviz puts an audio visualizer on your navigation bar <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Muviz is a free and pretty customizable Android app that hooks into whatever music or audio you&#039;re listening to and overlays a visualization of the audio over your navigation bar. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:54:01 +0000 Researchers show how hackers can use headphones as microphones to spy on you <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A group of researchers have created a piece of code that has the ability to turn headphones into microphones, which in concept will make it possible for hackers to listen in and spy on people. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:20:01 +0000 Some iPhone 7 owners are facing Bluetooth issues with their BMWs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Several iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners are stating that they are facing Bluetooth audio issues with their BMWs. In response, BMW says that it is already working on a fix with Apple. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 02 Oct 2016 02:24:02 +0000 JESBOD QY13 sports Bluetooth earphones review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Another year, and another pair of Bluetooth earbuds. JESBOD have come to the party with the QY13, boasting a magnetic power switch, in-line control, and a microphone. Let&#039;s see how they fare. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Robbie Khan) Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:44:01 +0000 Report: Apple plans to nix 3.5mm port on iPhone 7, require Lightning for wired headphones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a new report, Apple considers dropping the 3.5mm stereo port on its next iPhone to make it an extra millimetre thinner with implications for wired headphone owners as a result. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:26:01 +0000 Review of the Xiaomi Hybrid Earphones: Xiaomi have done it again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Xiaomi announced a successor to the Piston 3 IEMs just a couple of days ago, and we&#039;ve already received a pair and spent some time with it in this Neowin-exclusive review. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sat, 07 Nov 2015 11:08:02 +0000 TechSpot: Touring Logitech's Audio HQ: Making of the Artemis Spectrum <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Logitech reached out to us for a tour of their audio HQ in Camas, Washington, where it spent the last 18 months designing what it believes to be the best sounding, well-featured headset on the market. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Julio Franco) Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:56:01 +0000 Introducing the 1MORE Piston: a pair of in-ear monitors we can't fault <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>1MORE, the company behind the highly-regarded Xiaomi Piston 3.0 headphones, has sent us their own variation of the in-ear monitors. Check out our full review of the product&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:36:02 +0000 Ear Trumpet: A Windows 10 audio utility worth checking out <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new app has been released called Ear Trumpet that makes it easier to adjust the volume of specific apps in Windows 10. The app integrates neatly into the taskbar and is free too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:28:01 +0000 Microsoft is updating the Xbox One controller with a 3.5mm headset port <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Xbox Support site now includes references to a 3.5mm audio port on Xbox One &quot;controllers released after June 2015&quot;, hinting at a revised controller being launched at E3 next month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 28 May 2015 09:22:01 +0000 Windows 10 10122: Microsoft adds audio notifications to tabs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Earlier today, Microsoft pushed out a new build of Windows 10 and with this release the team has added audio notifications to the tabs to make it easy to see which page is filling your speakers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 20 May 2015 21:16:01 +0000 Windows 10 build 10074 introduces a few new sounds <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the build of Windows 10 that was released last week, Microsoft has updated a few of the sounds that you will hear when using the OS on a daily basis; we have posted the clips after the jump. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 04 May 2015 19:46:01 +0000 Review of the Xiaomi Piston 3.0 headphones: Unbelievable sound at an unbeatable price <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Getting a good pair of headphones doesn&#039;t have to break your bank, and the Xiaomi Piston 3.0 headphones are truly proof of this. Check out our full review of the headphones&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:14:01 +0000 HP wants to make your devices sound better; partners with Bang & Olufsen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>HP is teaming up with Bang &amp; Olufsen in an effort to make their devices, even mobile ones, sound better. The partnership will see a few new features, including hardware changes, show up on laptops. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:48:01 +0000 TechSpot: Sub-$100 Gaming Headset Roundup <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Having only ever bought relatively cheap headsets with proportionally cheap audio quality, it seems about time for me to upgrade. Today I&#039;ll be testing six sub-$100 gaming-oriented options. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Julio Franco) Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:18:01 +0000 Google Cast for audio, coming to a sound system near you <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has just announced Google Cast for audio which allows a user to cast audio in exactly the same way the Chromecast does video, all from your phone, tablet, or browser. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:08:01 +0000 Microsoft discontinuing its ad-supported Xbox Music service in December <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an effort to focus solely on paid subscription services, Microsoft has announced that it will be ending the ad-supported Xbox Music service in December, leaving no free option for streaming. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:42:01 +0000