Hasbro has trademarked the smell of Play-Doh

Hasbro Incorporated, an American multinational toy manufacturer, is the largest in the world in terms of stock market value. The company is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and has a revenue of approximately $5.12bn (£3.8bn). The company is famous for toys such as Action Man, Cabbage Patch Kids and Furby, to name just a few. … Read more

Sonos One, the most sophisticated loudspeaker of its generation

Sonos is a relatively young electronics manufacturer – founded in 2002, located in Santa Barbara (California) and known for its painstaking after-sales service, for offering perpetual support and updates for years. It is also popular for its ‘Play’ speaker series.

We have been able to thoroughly test the recent Sonos One model, the company’s first product to offer a comprehensive service with voice assistants Google Assistant and Alexa. And yes, this is a true monochrome beast with WiFi and Ethernet connection and compatibility with more than 60 audio services. For weeks he has been accompanying us to all the Christmas festivities, going from room to room and updating each other.

But, unfortunately, the speakers are left without their smart functions, a responsibility that falls on Google and Amazon but which blurs one of the two nuclear formulas of this speaker: wireless communication and the greatest power-control relationship possible. Let’s see how far each of these facets is fulfilled.

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The current WiFi speed will soon be a thing of the past thanks to the WiFi ax standard that arrives in 2018

WiFi speed

Typically, we focus on the speed of mobile data connections, and sometimes on those related to fiber optic connections, but ignore the others, and all are part of the same communications network that works so that the information come to us in a more fluid way. The arrival of Bluetooth 5.0 has been overlooked , for example, and the WiFi connection does not enjoy too much audience either.

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