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Until recently, a Sonos app would uncover playback controls on a close shade of your iPhone, vouchsafing we skip marks and control volume regulating a hardware controls on your phone. Then a new chronicle of a Sonos app was released, and for many a lock-screen controls disappeared. Suddenly, determining your song meant carrying to clear your phone and launch a app.

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We sat down with Sonos to find out a reason for this and, many importantly, when a repair would be coming.

The emanate is down to a approach that lock-screen controls are implemented in iOS and how they correlate with apps and network inclination regulating AirPlay.

“There’s some complexity as we don’t possess content,” explained Lidiane Jones, comparison director, program product government during Sonos. “The API hoop to conduct calm on a iOS height is designed for calm owners.”

To get lock-screen controls, Sonos had used a workaround in a iOS API that “Apple was not happy with”. As a result, Sonos was asked to mislay a workaround from a app. The request, Sonos told us, was done with good reason; Apple was endangered that a workaround could means problems for business regulating AirPlay.

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As it stands, lock-screen controls continue to work in homes that don’t have AirPlay inclination – though are left for those who do. As a result, a stream recommendation from Sonos for users that wish lock-screen controls returned is to invalidate third-party AirPlay endpoints – a distant from ideal solution.

What about a correct fix, restoring all to how it used to be? Well, hopefully, that should be entrance shortly as Sonos has pronounced that it’s operative with Apple to find a resolution to a problem.

That’s calming to hear. The news from Sonos was that it accepted a reasons behind Apple’s ask to mislay lock-screen controls, and now wants to work alongside a association to get them behind regulating a right technique. Sonos recognises that this has caused most disappointment among a users, and is committed to anticipating a resolution as fast as possible.

“If it takes many many hours to repair it, we will,” Jones reassured us.

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As intelligent as drudge opening cleaners are, they still need we to collect adult equipment on a building that we don’t wish sucked up. That’s no longer a problem with a Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 960, that has a camera and AI to mark equipment and work out either to opening them adult or to equivocate them.

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Using a complement called Artificial Intelligence and Visual Interpretation (AIVI), a Deebot Ozmo 960 can mark a likes of shoes, hosiery and cables on a floor, orderly manoeuvring around them.

We saw a demo during CES of a camera in action, with a drudge rightly identifying a shoe and wires (a USB horse and cable). For home users, camera footage will never be stored or processed for confidence reasons.

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Another instance showed a drudge relocating around a prepared floor, avoiding socks, slippers and cables left out on a floor. Aside from somewhat bumping a span of socks, a Ozmo 960 done it around a room but picking adult a singular object it shouldn’t. Once a product has launched, a Ecovacs group will continue to sight a robot, both improving a stream image-recognition and permitting it to mark opposite items.

As good as intelligent picture recognition, a Deebot Ozmo 960 has many of a same facilities that done a prior model, a Deebot Ozmo 930, such a strike in a review. These embody intelligent laser-based navigation, with a ability to pull no-go areas on maps, and mopping for gripping tough floors purify as good as giveaway from dust.

Control of a drudge is around a Ecovacs app or a new Ecovacs Home app, that we’ve not nonetheless to try. The Ozmo 960 is also concordant with Amazon Alexa and a Google Assistant, vouchsafing we start and stop cleans regulating your voice.

The Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 960 will be expelled after in a year. A reliable date and cost have not nonetheless been announced.

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In a blow to VR porn fans everywhere, it appears that one of a many frustrating things about practical existence soil isn’t going to be bound anytime soon.

Anyone who’s ever attempted VR porn will know that while we can skip to opposite tools of a video by gazing during a sold indicate on a timeline, there are no video previews to fast uncover we what partial of a video you’re indeed skipping to.

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like that’s going to change anytime soon.

“You have to keep scrambling, yeah,” pronounced Naughty America CEO Andreas Hronopoulos when we brought a matter to his courtesy during CES 2019.

“What creates VR VR is you’re in a experience, and you’re unequivocally focused. When we watch [regular porn] movies, you’re always jumping around. It’s not as engaging. You’re some-more focused on clicking and clicking and clicking, since with VR you’re in it.

“So maybe that one smirch is unequivocally one of a advantages of it. It creates we conclude where we are. It’s an event.”

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Hronopoulos also suggested that Naughty America recently motionless to give adult on creation female-perspective VR porn.

The final time we spoke to a company, behind in Feb 2016, CIO Ian Paul voiced his doubts over Naughty America’s female-perspective VR porn videos.

“We indeed do have a womanlike POV video, so we are experimenting with it,” he pronounced during a time. “However, we don’t consider we’re doing it unequivocally good during a moment, since a styling of it is kind of male-ish porn, only from a womanlike indicate of view. It’s not a womanlike experience, or what [straight] females competence dream about.”

Just bashful of 3 years later, they’ve been scrapped altogether.

“We’re unequivocally focusing on group right now,” Hronopoulos said. “We are not putting any some-more investment into a womanlike experience, and we have no skeleton to either. At this time a concentration is on a masculine consumer.”

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One thing Hronopoulos is distant some-more certain about is a best device for examination VR porn on: “We suggest a Oculus Go. Hands down.”

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TV code and wiring manufacturer TCL took a theatre during CES to exhibit a flagship 75in X10 8K TV 

8K is a buzzword during CES 2019 with several manufacturers divulgence their 8K wares. TCL was a latest, arrangement off a a 8-Series flagship TV and flagship X10 8K QLED.

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Both are 75in and incorporate TCL’s Quantum Dot arrangement technology. There’s support for Dolby Atmos and a intelligent TV interface is powered by Android TV with built-in Google Assistant record and Roku (North America only). More information on a 8-Series TV will be disclosed in a nearby future.

We do, however, have sum about a X10 QLED 8K TV. It supports Wide Colour Gamut (WCG), with a row that approaches 100% of a DCI-P3 colour space coverage. It also boasts what TCL refers to as Ultra-contrast control zones, that enables “precise backlight control to broach better, ultra-vivid pattern quality.”

There’s also support for Dolby Vision HDR as good as an integrated (Dolby Atmos) soundbar from Onkyo. The soundbar also advantages from AI, that allows a soundbar to work as an eccentric sound complement when a TV is off. It also sports an superb design, measuring 14.5mm during a thinnest point.

The TCL X10 QLED 8K TV will be accessible in comparison markets in a second half of 2019. No word on a cost only yet, though we suppose it’ll be expensive.

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Lenovo has announced a array of new laptops, an all-in-one desktop for creatives and Alexa-powered tablets that group adult with a orator wharf to form a intelligent arrangement like a Echo Show.

The dual Lenovo Smart Tabs are Android-powered 10.1-inch tablets initial and foremost. However, fixation a slates within a charging wharf will activate an Alexa Show Mode.

That will activate a voice partner and a new interface, enabling users to see a latest news, play calm from Prime Video, or to control and perspective feeds from other Alexa-powered intelligent home inclination like a Ring doorbells.

While a full HD arrangement provides plenty fortitude for observation content, a wharf itself has audio tuned by Dolby and includes 3 far-field microphones for picking-up Alexa voice commands. As with a Echo Show range, a responses from Alexa will be accompanied by visuals on a arrangement to enlarge a experience.

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There are dual options here, both powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. The P10 is a collect of a garland with a dual-glass design, all-metal framing and a slim and light form (7mm thick and 440g). With 64GB of storage a 7,000mAh battery, 4 Dolby Atmos speakers and 8/5-megapixel cameras, it will cost $299, with pre-orders kicking off this month.

The M10 is a entry-level device. The wharf usually has dual Dolby Atmos speakers, 5/2-megapixel cameras and a 4,850mAh battery. It costs $199, with a pre-orders also commencing in January. UK prices and recover dates are to be confirmed

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Elsewhere, a association also debuted a new operation of Windows 10-powered Yoga computers it is job a “smartest yet.” The superstar is a Yoga S940, that it says is a initial laptop in a universe with contoured potion that wraps around a bezels.

It has an discretionary 4K HDR arrangement with 500 nits rise brightness, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos speakers. The Alexa-enabled laptop also promises 15-hours of battery, includes support for Windows Hello logins and is powered by Intel Core processors and adult to 16GB of RAM.

Another star spin announced currently is a Yoga A940 all-in-one desktop PC built for digital creators. The singular pattern offers a 27-inch 4K IPS display, with Dolby Vision with a gentle 25-degree drafting mode.

It also facilities a new Lenovo Precision Dial on a left of a arrangement that’s dictated to be used for a many accurate edits of photos, videos and drawings.

It comes with adult to 8th-gen Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics, adult to 32GB DDR4 memory, 512GB SSD, or adult to 2TB HDD storage. We’re off to get hands-on time with all of a above, so keep it sealed to Trusted Reviews.

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Until recently a Sonos app would uncover playback controls on a close shade of your iPhone, vouchsafing we skip marks and control volume regulating a hardware controls on your phone. Then, a new chronicle of a Sonos app came out and, for many, a close shade controls disappeared; suddenly, determining your song meant unlocking your phone and rising a app.

Related: CES 2019 live

We sat down with Sonos to find out what had happened and, many importantly, when a repair would be coming. The emanate is down to a approach that close shade controls are implemented in iOS and how they correlate with apps and network inclination regulating AirPlay.

“There’s some complexity as we don’t possess content,” explained Lidiane Jones, comparison director, program product government during Sonos. “The API hoop to conduct calm on a iOS height is designed for calm owners.”

To get close shade controls, Sonos had used a workaround in a iOS API that “Apple was not happy with”. As a result, Sonos was asked to mislay a workaround from a app. The request, Sonos told us, was done with good reason, as Apple was endangered that a workaround could means problems for business regulating AirPlay.

As it stands, close shade controls continue to work in homes that don’t have AirPlay inclination though are left for those that do. As a result, a stream recommendation from Sonos for users that wish close shade controls behind is to invalidate third-party AirPlay endpoints – a distant from ideal solution.

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So, what about a correct fix, restoring all to how it used to be? Well, hopefully, that should be entrance shortly as Sonos has a assembly designed in with Apple before a finish of a month to plead ways of regulating a issue.

“We’re assembly in a entrance weeks,” pronounced Jones. “Apple unequivocally wants to solve it for us.”

That’s calming to hear, and a news from Sonos was that it accepted a reasons behind Apple’s ask to mislay close shade controls and now it was all about removing them behind regulating a right technique. It’s something that Sonos has realised has undone many of a users, and a association is committed to

“If it takes many many hours to repair it, we will,” Jones reassured us.

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NAD has denounced a new Masters Series product in a M10 BluOS concordant streaming amplifier

NAD’s M10 is a new further to a brand’s Master Series of luxury, high-end audio products. It can offer as a heart of your home complement or it can be used in and with other players in a BluOS network.

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Under a hood is a ESS Sabre DAC that supports bitrates adult to 32-bit/384kHz and here’s Dirac Live Room Correction that analyses your room and speakers to optimise a audio performance. In terms of connectors a M10 has we lonesome both in analogue and digital connections, with coaxial and visual inputs alongside subwoofer and preamp outputs. It also has space for a HDMI eARC tie to prosaic shade TVs, permitting a user to control a TV sound from a M10.

The M10 creates use of Hybrid Digital loudness that NAD claims is means to expostulate any loudspeaker. “Conservatively” rated during 100 watts per channel, it can expostulate that energy into 8/4 ohms.

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There’s support for a BluOS platform, bringing multi-room support and high-resolution audio streaming into a ravel with MQA. Supported record forms embody DSD, FLAC, WAV and AIFF, with entrance to 15 giveaway and paid for subscriptions including Amazon, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Qobuz. You can also entrance locally stored song files, and if that’s not adequate there’s AirPlay 2 support and AptX HD Bluetooth, too.

It also proves to be a bit some-more than only a streaming amplifier. There’s harmony with all heading intelligent home systems, that allows control of lightning and heating by a device.

The M10 goes on sale in Feb 2019 for £2199

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The PS-LX310BT turntable from Sony has eyes on Bluetooth wireless connectivity and affordability

CES 2019 has seen a series of  announcements per wireless turntables and we can supplement Sony to a list.

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Turntables are fasten a connected universe with a PS-LX310BT featuring Bluetooth connectivity, permitting it to be interconnected with a wireless speaker, soundbar or headphones, so a user can hear their vinyl annals around a house.

The turntable comes with a full automobile play function, so once we press play song is now played from a final device used. If a connected tie is preferred, a rug does come with an audio cable.

The PS-LX310BT comes with 4 benefit selects (low, midst and high are available), that allows we to adjust a volume to your needs. It comes with a built-in phono pre-amp for amplifiers that usually have a line turn connection.

With an aluminium die expel platter that helps assist a offset sound and a newly designed tonearm for a some-more fast audio experience, Sony claims these improvements make “your vinyl sound improved than ever.”

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The PS-LX310BT is labelled during £200 and will be accessible from Apr 2019.

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