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Bang & Olufsen unveils Beoplay E8 Sport, premium true wireless earbuds designed for exercise

Bang & Olufsen today unveiled its latest pair of truly wireless earbuds, the Beoplay E8 Sport. While it's not the company's first venture into the sports market, it hopes to carry over the signature sound profile that's kept consumers loyal to the Danish brand, in the form of truly wireless earbuds. They retain the design aesthetic of previous Bang & Olufsen wireless earbuds, but introduce some key features that make them a suitable companion for professional athletes and casual runners alike.

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Mobvoi unveils new TicPods wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation for $90

Ever since it released the first TicWatch back in 2017, Mobvoi has been making affordable accessories that promise high-quality features at low costs. Earlier this year, it released the TicPods 2 series to fairly solid reviews. Now the manufacturer is expanding its range of audio products with the TicPods ANC, silicone-tipped Bluetooth earbuds with active noise cancellation.

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Apple and Google roll out COVID-19 exposure notifications through public health apps

Getting over the novel coronavirus pandemic, health experts and officials say, will take an extensive contact tracing regime in order to determine who will be able to get back to normal life the fastest and who will need to stay vigilant. With this in mind, Apple and Google have announced a collaboration on universal mobile APIs to introduce a Bluetooth-based exposure notification system to help governments perform contact tracing — first through official public health apps, then, in a few months, right on the operating systems of smartphones and tablets.

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Snag a pair of refurbished Galaxy Buds from Best Buy today for just 60 bucks

The first-generation Galaxy Buds were released last year to great acclaim for their well-rounded sound quality, above-average battery life, and comfortable design. Even though they aren't the new kids on the block anymore, they're still a solid option that's hard to resist now that they're so cheap.

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Microsoft releases companion app for its new Surface headphones and earbuds

Microsoft is well-known for making the Windows operating system, but it's increasingly interested in physical hardware products as well. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the release dates for its new Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds. Now the Surface Audio companion app has shown up in the Google Play Store, allowing owners to customize their listening experience.

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Fast Pair getting upgrades to help find lost wireless earbuds, check battery levels

Google is updating its Fast Pair protocol with new accommodations for true wireless earbuds. Some of these changes were first tipped back at Google I/O 2019, but with today's launch of the second-generation Pixel Buds, it would probably be the most apt time to introduce some features tailored specifically towards that type of Bluetooth accessory.

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Make working from home a little more awesome with these Bluetooth speakers, all available with quick shipping from Amazon

Most of us are spending more time at home these days as we cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Working from home isn't for everyone—it can get monotonous and boring, but some tunes might help. Here are some of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, all of which have quick shipping on Amazon even as the company scales back non-essential deliveries. A few of them are even on sale right now.

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Tubular deal: Get this Bluetooth-compatible vacuum tube amp and speaker set for just $60 ($220 off) (Update: Back in stock)

Bluetooth speakers are a dime-a-dozen these days, but a true audio system that happens to include Bluetooth connectivity is something you don't see on the cheap very often. Today, Target put this SOLIS Stereo Vacuum Tube Audio System on mega sale, and it's an incredibly tempting offer.

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Galaxy Buds+ multi-point Bluetooth connection turns out to only work with other Samsung devices

Samsung's latest wireless earbuds look to be its best yet, with tight Spotify integration and improved sound and battery life for a competitive $149 price point. The spec sheet is impressive, but over the last week, some details have been called into question, with the multi-point connection feature disappearing from the spec sheet, as discovered by SamMobile. Samsung has now issued an official statement, indicating that the feature is present — but only if both devices are Galaxy phones or tablets.

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