Sonos will soon be completely wireless

The news of Sonos adding Google Play Music support last week has nothing on this latest revelation. The wireless speaker maker has formally announced that it will be transitioning its SonosNet system to a total wireless setup, at least when possible, finally doing away with any need for network cables.

FCC Chairman confirms plan to limit buying power of AT&T, Verizon

Leading up to this article, there was a lot of speculation about the FCC’s position in their upcoming spectrum auction. A call to action from several smaller carriers asked that the regulatory body limit the purchasing power of the two largest domestic carriers, Verizon and AT&T. In a move that could limit the FCC’s income from the auction, Chairman Tom Wheeler has confirmed he wants to limit the power AT&T and Verizon have.

Beats Music update brings widget, social interaction

If you’ve been enjoying Beats Music, the music streaming service is about to get a lot better. An incoming update brings a much needed widget, and improves the way you track the listening habits of friends. Offline listening and downloads have also been fixed, according to the change log.  

Here’s why you shouldn’t try to find those hidden I/O tickets

If you really want to go to I/O, but don’t have the guts to wait the lottery out, it’s hunting season. Google has reportedly placed links to guaranteed I/O tickets throughout their Developer pages, which redirect to a strange page for signing up to attend I/O this year. It’s a very odd program, and one that could end up having a different effect than Google would like.  

Amazon Fire TV updated, Hulu and Crackle add voice search

Amazon updated their Fire TV today, bringing in additional channels for their lauded voice search feature. We’ll now get the pleasure of using Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime by singing our commands into Amazon’s remote. The three join VEVO as the services outsid of Amazon to utilize the feature.  

Google’s Lens Blur vs. HTC’s UFocus

With the new Google Camera app, we gain a feature that’s become handy on the HTC One (M8). Lens Blur, or UFocus on the new One, gives us the chance to blur everything surrounding our focal point, creating a silhouette of sorts. Which is better, though — the dual-camera UFocus, or Google’s own Lens Blur? We go head-to-head to find out.
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