Rode Targets Streamers And Podcasters With Its New $99 USB Microphone
When it comes to microphones used for recording video and audio, Rode is one of the more popular brands around. You might have seen their microphones used on various vlogging setups, but now it seems that Rode wants to take on the streaming and podcasting space with its latest produce: the Rode NT-USB.

Sony Debuts A Remote Control That’s Also A Portable Speaker
The thing with universal remote controllers is that they help cut down the clutter of gadgets around your home. If you’re looking to cut the clutter in your home, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently taken the wraps off a new remote control that also has the ability to double up as a portable speaker.

Samsung’s Galaxy Home Mini Is Now Available, Sort Of
galaxy home miniAccording to the rumors and reports, Samsung was expected to officially announce the availability of the Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker at its Unpacked event. That did not happen, but it seems that the speaker is actually now available, although not exactly in the way that many of us imagined.

AirPods Pro Lite Earbuds Could Be In The Works
Last year Apple launched the AirPods Pro. These are a pair of upgraded AirPods where it features active noise cancellation and also better sound quality. Now according to a new report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be working on a new pair of earbuds in the form of the AirPods Pro Lite.

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Music Label Will Use AI To Find The Next Big Hit
How do record labels know who will sell and become the next big hit? This is mostly due to A&R scouts who go out and look for up and coming musicians that they believe have what it takes to become the next biggest music artist. However, it seems that maybe the job of an A&R scout could be coming to an end.

Amazon Leads The Smart Speaker Market, And Google Isn’t Even Close
Smart speakers have been around for a few years now, and we have to give Amazon credit for kind of kicking it off. While digital assistants aren’t new, Amazon made a very smart move early on by opening up Alexa to third-party developers, thus allowing them to flood the market with smart speakers.

A Cheaper HomePod Might Finally Be Released This Year
As far as smart speakers are concerned, Apple’s HomePod is definitely not one of the cheaper options out there. At an initial launch price of $349, it was definitely more expensive than many of the options out there, plus reviews of the speakers aren’t exactly glowing, meaning that it is an expensive pill to swallow for would-be customers.

YouTube Music Could Soon Allow Users To Upload Their Own Library
While YouTube Music pretty much does what it advertises, where it can stream songs on demand, one of the features that seems to be lacking compared to some other streaming services is the inability for users to upload their own music libraries. This is important because due to licensing and regional issues, some songs that you want might not be available for streaming.

Coronavirus Brings AirPods Production To A Near Grinding Halt
Recently we had heard that if you wanted to get your hands on Apple’s AirPods Pro, the headphones have been backordered until March. Given the popularity of the headphones, it wasn’t surprising, but a new report from the Nikkei Asian Review is suggesting that maybe popularity isn’t solely to blame for the low stock.

YouTube Music For Android Updated With A Lyrics Section
Most of us love to sing along to songs, but sometimes we don’t always know the lyrics. So what do we do? We pull up a website that has the lyrics for us, but if you’d rather not interrupt the process by pulling up another app on your phone, not to worry if you’re a YouTube Music subscriber.

Apple’s Rumored High-End Headphones Could Feature Touch Gesture Controls
Word on the street is that Apple plans on launching a pair of high-end headphones. We’re not sure what kind of features the headphones will have, but according to AppleInsider, they’ve come across a patent which suggests that one of the possible features of the headphones are touch gesture controls.

Samsung Galaxy Home Mini Could Be Released On February 12
Last year, Samsung kind of confirmed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Home Mini when they launched a beta program for the smart speaker over in Korea. For those who are wondering when they might be actually able to get their hands on the speaker, you might be interested to learn that it will be soon.

AirPods Pro Back-Ordered Until March
Make fun of Apple’s AirPods all you want in terms of its design and price, but if there’s one thing that’s hard to deny, it would be its popularity. According to reports and also Apple’s online store, it seems that if you wanted to get your hands on the AirPods Pro, you might have to wait until March.

How To Create Karaoke Tracks For Free In Minutes
Ever wanted to turn your favorite song into a karaoke or sing-along track? Here’s a pretty quick, easy, and (not to mention) free way to go about doing it.