Bose wants kids to learn about sound by assembling a Bluetooth speaker themselves


There are all kinds of tools and services to help kids learn to code these days – but what if your child is more interested in building gadgets? The audio experts at Bose have released the BoseBuild Speaker Cube, a system designed to help kids understand how sound works as they assemble a Bluetooth speaker using prefabricated parts and following instructions on a companion iOS app. In addition to putting these parts together, children can also go through activities involving speaker components to learn about frequencies and equalization. Plus, the Speaker Cube system includes customizable colored LED lights that can dance along with…

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Apple will open Siri to developers and launch Amazon Echo-like smart speaker, report says

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Apple has big plans for Siri that will make the company’s famous assistant a lot more useful, according to a new report.

The company will soon open up Siri to developers with new software tools that will allow Siri to tap into more third-party services, according to a new report in The Information. Apple is also working on a new pice of a hardware, an Amazon Echo rival that will work with Apple’s smart home platform.

Apple plans to put Siri in the hands of developers with a new software development kit (SDK) that will reportedly be called the Siri SDK. The Siri SDK could launch at next months’s World Wide Developer Conference, where Apple typically previews the newest version of IOS and its latest developer tools. Read more…

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