• Sonos announces a compact home theater smart speaker

    17 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Today, at a special event in San Francisco, Sonos announced a compact home theater smart speaker, the Sonos Beam.
    The company's new home theater product will support Amazon Alexa controls at launch alongside Airplay 2 connectivity which will arrive in July. The product will be set up to gain support from other voice assistants in the future, the company says.
    The device boasts a much smaller footprint, the company says Beam is 60 percent smaller and 28 percent shorter than its Playbase product.
    “We believe that people want a better way to listen,” said CEO Patrick Spence onstage at the...
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  • The San Francisco Bay Area's housing crisis is so out of control, a median-priced home costs $820,000 - here are 5 ways to help fix the problem

    The San Francisco Bay Area's housing crisis is so out of control, a median-priced home costs $820,000 - here are 5 ways to help fix the problem

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most unaffordable places to live in the US.
    A new report explores several solutions that could alleviate the Bay Area's affordable housing crisis, namely in the East Bay.
    The report, compiled by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, says that Bay Area communities should look to build affordable homes near transit. The influx would allow for more density and give residents more disposable income since they wouldn't need to commute by car as much.
    Several other cities are considering investing in transit-oriented, affordable housing...
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