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Bose Announces AirPlay 2-Equipped Portable Home Speaker

MacRumors - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:59
Bose today announced the launch of a new speaker, the Bose Portable Home Speaker, which is designed to work with Apple's AirPlay 2 protocol.

The Bluetooth-enabled Portable Home Speaker is designed to be compact, and it's got a rather HomePod-like design with a cylindrical body that features speaker mesh at the bottom and an aluminum shell at the top to deliver 360 degree sound. It measures in at 7.5 inches high and 4 inches across.


The Portable Home Speaker has a handle so you can move it from room to room, and it weighs just 2.3 pounds. There's also a built-in battery with 12 hours of battery life, so it can go where you go. It has an IPX4 water resistance rating, so it can survive minor spills and splashes of rain.

Bose says that the Portable Home Speaker delivers deeper bass than any other portable speaker in its size. With Bluetooth, you can stream music from your phone or tablet while on the go, and while at home, you can use AirPlay 2, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa.


With AirPlay 2 support, you can play any music you like from an iOS device, and it can be paired up with other AirPlay 2-enabled speakers for a whole home audio experience. You can also pair it up with other Bose products using the Bose Music app.

Buttons on the top of the Portable Home Speaker allow manual control over power, volume, play/pause, and skipping tracks, plus there is a proprietary privacy-focused "mic-off" feature that disables power to the microphone so you can make sure you're not being recorded.


Inside, the speaker features three passive radiators, a high-excursion driver, and what Bose says is a proprietary deflector to distribute "clear, lifelike sound evenly in every direction."

Bose's new Portable Home Speaker is priced at $349, which is what Apple used to charge for the HomePod before dropping the price down to $299 earlier this year. It will be available for purchase starting on September 19.


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Rion Amilcar Scott Returns To Cross River In 'The World Doesn't Require You'

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:58

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with author Rion Amilcar Scott about his new collection of short stories entitled, The World Doesn't Require You.

Why politicians don't want you to think about the national debt this year

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:53
Deficits? Debt? They're massive. Who cares?! Political candidates don't. At least not this year.

Fires are raging in the Amazon forest. Here's how you can help slow all rainforest loss

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:51
The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, roughly half the size of the United States, is key to the health of the entire planet. Its trees produce an estimated 20% of the world's oxygen, while putting an enormous amount of water into the atmosphere at a time when cities are drying up. The Amazon is sucking in carbon and greenhouse gases while slowing the rising temperatures. But it's now burning at a record rate -- with images from space showing the smoke covering much of Brazil.

Man says his dog saved him from shark

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:45
A California man explains how his pit bull saved him from a shark attack while fishing.

Puerto Ricans Hold Town Assemblies To Figure Out Next Steps Following Rosselló's Exit

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:36

After Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló left office, the protesters who forced him out are trying figure out what's next. They're organizing "people's assemblies" on town squares across the island.

Tourism To Israel Is On The Rise, With More U.S. Evangelical Christians Visiting

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:36

U.S. Jewish views of President Trump and the Israeli government are under strain, but support for Israel among white evangelicals is strong as they continue to visit Israel in record numbers.

Is The U.S. Economy Strong Enough To Withstand Another Slowdown Or Recession?

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:36

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See Ted Cruz's 2015 prediction about Trump and Denmark

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:34
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Analysis: The 38 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump's news conference

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:33
There's nothing President Donald Trump likes more than bantering with the media.

Sarah Sanders joins Fox News

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:32
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced on Thursday.

Kashmiris Struggling To Get In Touch With Loved Ones After Communication Blackout

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:24

It's been more than two weeks since India cut communication in Kashmir. The government says most landlines are back up. But Kashmiris in Mumbai say they're struggling to get in touch with loved ones.

How The Issue Of Climate Change Is Shaping The Democratic Primaries

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:24

Climate activists have been pushing the Democratic party to hold a debate on their issue. Most candidates have clear plans to combat climate change, with Bernie Sanders releasing his on Wednesday.

Satellites Show Thousands Of Fires Sweeping Through Brazil's Amazon Rainforest

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:24

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An elementary cheerleading league was asked to sell raffle tickets for a semi-automatic rifle

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:22
An elementary school cheerleading league is facing criticism after asking students to sell raffle tickets for a semi-automatic rifle.

US travel to Canada highest since 2007

CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:20
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Valve says turning away researcher reporting Steam vulnerability was a mistake

Ars - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:20

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In an attempt to quell a controversy that has raised the ire of white-hat hackers, the maker of the Steam online game platform said on Thursday it made a mistake when it turned away a researcher who recently reported two separate vulnerabilities.

In its statement, Valve Corporation references HackerOne, the reporting service that helps thousands of companies receive and respond to vulnerabilities in their software or hardware. The company also writes:

We are also aware that the researcher who discovered the bugs was incorrectly turned away through our HackerOne bug bounty program, where his report was classified as out of scope. This was a mistake.

Our HackerOne program rules were intended only to exclude reports of Steam being instructed to launch previously installed malware on a user’s machine as that local user. Instead, misinterpretation of the rules also led to the exclusion of a more serious attack that also performed local privilege escalation through Steam.

We have updated our HackerOne program rules to explicitly state that these issues are in scope and should be reported. In the past two years, we have collaborated with and rewarded 263 security researchers in the community helping us identify and correct roughly 500 security issues, paying out over $675,000 in bounties. We look forward to continuing to work with the security community to improve the security of our products through the HackerOne program.

In regards to the specific researchers, we are reviewing the details of each situation to determine the appropriate actions. We aren’t going to discuss the details of each situation or the status of their accounts at this time.

Valve’s new HackerOne program rules specifically provide that “any case that allows malware or compromised software to perform a privilege escalation through Steam, without providing administrative credentials or confirming a UAC dialog, is in scope. Any unauthorized modification of the privileged Steam Client Service is also in scope.”

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CNN - Thu, 2019-08-22 15:20
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