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Marshall unveils compact 'Uxbridge' smart speaker, launching April 8 with Alexa support

Marshall has launched a few smart speakers, including the hefty Stanmore II. The new Uxbridge speaker won't take up nearly as much room on your shelf, but it has the same classic Marshall styling and support for voice assistants. Although, it won't have Google Assistant at launch.

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You can now set your Sonos speaker as Google Assistant's default

Just last month, Sonos sued Google for allegedly infringing upon its patents. The two companies had previously worked together to bring Assistant features to select Sonos speakers. Surprisingly, it seems that this partnership is continuing, at least for now, despite the ongoing litigation. First spotted a few months ago by users on the r/Sonos subreddit, the ability to set Sonos speakers as an Assistant-powered product's default device for music playback now appears to be widely available.

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The best wireless headphones, USB-C earbuds, and smart speakers you can buy (Early 2020)

Hey, are you listening to music right this second? Maybe a podcast? I bet you are. If you're looking to upgrade whatever it is you're listening on, you have a ton of options. Android Police tests all kinds of headphones and speakers, but those reviews are a whole lot of words to read. So here, as part of our Most Wanted series, is a digestible list of the audio gear we're really feeling in early 2020.

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This $45 Google Home deal is the perfect excuse to pick up another smart speaker

Google's original Home speaker has gone without a hardware refresh in the three years and change since its release, and honestly, that's okay — it still does everything it needs to do just fine. If you're looking to get your hands on a second (or third, or fourth...), there's never been a better time: you can pick one up for just $45 today at GameStop.

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Sonos sues Google for patent infringement, asks for sales ban on almost all Google devices

Amazon and Google's plays for user data have pushed the battle of the virtual assistants into the living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms via the smart speaker. Sonos, which makes a number of audio products compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant, feels it has been squeezed by both companies of its intellectual property in the middle of this war. However, The New York Times reports the company has decided to target only Google in two federal lawsuits and has sought sales injunctions for its speakers, smartphones, and laptops.

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Harman Kardon expands Assistant speaker range with portable Citation 200, MultiBeam 700 soundbar, and more

High-end audio brand Harman Kardon is owned by Samsung these days, but it's still capable of some fine hardware, as I discovered when I reviewed the Citation One speaker about this time last year. It's part of a wider range of Google Assistant-enabled products that sound much better than most other smart speakers, which is now being expanded with several new devices.

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Take home the JBL Link 300 smart speaker's premium sound for only $80

Smart speakers have many benefits that make life a little more enjoyable. They can answer random questions about current events, surface information about your day, and some can even be great home stereo systems. Today, you can have all of these things when you pick up a brand new JBL Link 300 smart speaker for only $79.95 at JBL's website.

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Get the JBL Link View smart display for only $100 ($200 off)

Smart speakers with Google Assistant support are ubiquitous these days, but only a small handful of OEMs can claim to understand sound as well as those that specialize in audio equipment. That's why it's no surprise the first smart speaker with integrated display from JBL was built with a premium listening experience in mind. Right now, you can snag the JBL Link View at Best Buy, Harman, JBL for only $99.99 ($199.96 off).

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Get this Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini bundle ($79) for less than the price of a Hub itself

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to outfit your home with a smart hub and smart speaker, you may not find a better deal than this one. Right now, you can pick up a brand new Google Nest Hub and a Google Nest Mini for just $79 ($99 off), or the price of the discounted Hub all by itself.

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Pick up this Google Home Max and Home Mini bundle ($188) for less than the price of a Max alone

If you thought the Cyber savings were over, think again. Walmart's Cyber Week is in full swing, and with it comes plenty of incredible deals. One of the best we've seen so far is this Google Home Max and Home Mini bundle that can be yours for only $188 ($260 off).

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