Britney Spears is getting her cowboy kissing on and doing it in the broad open. The 39-year-old pop princess, making headlines of late for leaving her L.A. mansion and hitting up the Malibu Country Mart for a shopping spree, was today back out and about on city streets, with photosRead More →

Multiple other former WWE female employees, however, have come out with accusations of treatment similar to Mickie James and her “care package” The WWE has come under heavy fire after multiple-time women’s champion Mickie James, who was let go from the promotion as part of last week’s talent releases, receivedRead More →

The best smart speakers: See where the Amazon Echo Dot, others rank

If you’re searching for a new speaker, the market is flooded with options. Whether you’re looking to spend your time listening to music outside, in search of the perfect indoor acoustics, or both, there are hundreds of speakers for you to choose from.

But what about smart speakers? You know, the kind that come with built-in voice assistants and can be found in almost any home at this point? If you have a bunch of “smart” devices lying around your home — perhaps a robot vacuum, or even a smart toaster (yes, that’s a real thing) — a smart speaker is pretty much essential in keeping all of them connected. In short, a smart speaker is what makes your home truly smart.  Read more…

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BEST HIGH-END SMART HOME OPTION

Sonos One

The Sonos One may be expensive, but it boasts great sound quality and easy compatibility with the most popular smart assistants.

  • Voice Assistant: Google and Amazon


$199 from Amazon

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BEST ECHO OPTION

Echo Dot 4th Gen

New look, better sound, and all the Echo Dot features you’ve come to know and love at an affordable price.

  • Voice Assistant: Amazon


$49.99 from Amazon

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BEST GOOGLE OPTION

Google Nest Audio

The Google Nest Audio offers style, high-quality sound, and a robust voice assistant that rivals Amazon’s Echo line.

  • Voice Assistant: Google


$99.99 from Google

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BEST FOR APPLE DIE-HARDS

Apple HomePod

Apple’s HomePod scores high marks when it comes to sound quality, and features many of the same benefits of the Google Home Max, save for a few.

  • Voice Assistant: Apple


$299.99 from Best Buy

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BEST FOR FLEXIBILITY

Sonos Move

This easy-to-use, rechargeable speaker streams over Bluetooth as well as WiFi, which is convenient if you want to use it at home or on the move.

  • Voice Assistant: Google or Amazon


$399 from Amazon

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BEST INTEGRATED DISPLAY

Bose Home Speaker 500

The Bose Home Speaker 500 offers solid audio, but really shines when it comes to its voice assistant compatibility and integrated visual display.

  • Voice Assistant: Google or Amazon


$299 from Amazon

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The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards are underway in a virtual ceremony, celebrating the best in indie filmmaking — and, for the first time, television. Continuing her roll in the best supporting actress category was Yuh-Jung Youn of “Minari.” In the first speech of the evening, the actor credited the very independent spirit of the […]

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A show like The Office practically invented hilarious one-liners. Michael Scott’s questionable decision-making inspired hilariously raw responses, which became beloved quotes by fans of the sitcom. But Michael wasn’t the only one with priceless lines.  RELATED: The Office: The Most Popular Actors Ranked By Instagram Followers Dwight’s intensity for life promptedRead More →

Summary List PlacementSeveral colleges and universities in the US will require students to be vaccinated in order to return to campus for the fall semester. The colleges include more than three dozen colleges nationally. Brown University, Rutgers University, and Northeastern University were some of the first to announce their plans,Read More →