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Microsoft to Answer Apple's AirPods With Surface Buds Wireless Earbuds

Microsoft to Answer Apple's AirPods With Surface Buds Wireless Earbuds

According to Thurrott, who spoke to sources familiar with the company's plans, the Redmond tech giant is now working on a pair of buds under the codename "Morrison" set for release later this year.

Microsoft could be entering the wireless headphone market.

Apple's lineup of AirPods wireless earbuds has been immensely successful, and the rest of the tech industry is still trying to catch up. This is a continuation of a surprising new hardware area for Microsoft, following the release past year of the $350 Surface Headphones.

Why the codename "Morrison"? "The company is looking to capitalize upon the development of its audio tech by expanding its portfolio to cover the two major categories of headphones: over-ear and in-ear".

The Surface Buds will likely come with Microsoft's AI assistant, Cortana, integrated into them, meaning users would be able to control the device with their voice. Of course the difference here would be that Microsoft's option would be powered by Cortana, its own AI and competition to Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa.

Cheika won't pick 'disrespectful' Folau after anti-gay row
At Saracens , we are one family, open to all with the firm view that everyone should be treated equally with respect and humility. When asked if the fallout has made him reconsider his comments, though, Folau replied: "Absolutely not".

Microsoft's Surface Headphones are over-ear headphones, which means that they fully encompass the ears for better comfort and isolation. "Spin the noise cancellation dial on Microsoft's new cans, and the world fades away", we wrote at the time.

The report also listed another feature that apparently would improve interactions between a phone and the earbuds to make reading easier.

The company's reinvention under Satya Nadella has brought us many things, some good, some bad, but one of the words that keep coming back is "cuckold".

Sams believes a 2019 launch is plausible but not guaranteed; we'll have to wait and see.


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