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Date Posted: 4 February 2020  

Around the 22 nd of January Sonos users started receiving an email titled, “Your System Requires Attention” which was followed by the comforting tag line, “End of Software Updates”. This email, in my case, then went on to list a large number of devices, which are part of my Sonos system, which will be classified as “Legacy” at some stage in May, no actual date was supplied. ...


Recently we have seen the incredible rise (read as “marketing push”) of Virtual Assistants. What started with Siri on the Apple iPhone 4S has grown exponentially. Not only in the number of assistants but also in their abilities. Just focusing on the major players there is; The previously mentioned Siri from Apple, Alexa from Amazon, Google have The Google Assistant (they allegedly didn’t want to “humanise” the assistant by giving it a name); Microsoft keep p...


We have been making a lot of noise lately about a new sound option called Dolby Atmos, and this has left more than a few people asking “what is it”. Most people will have heard of Dolby as they have been synonymous with good movie audio for decades. Letting people know of their existence with their quick intros at the start of most movies (the steam train is still my favourite). Whilst they do a lot of research and development in many areas (including video and music reproduction); cinematic sound is what the general public know Dolby for. In line with this comes their latest release: Dolby Atmos ...