Review: Ultimate Ears’ latest speaker with Alexa on Blast

Over the past few years, Ultimate Ears has become somewhat of a household name in the world of portable speakers. Their ever-popular Boom lineup has shown that portable speakers can have excellent battery life and sound great. Recently they’ve taken it one step further by bringing Amazon’s Alexa to the portable speaker with their new Blast speakers. Combining a smart voice assistant, with a solid Bluetooth speaker, what’s not to like?


9to5Rewards: Last chance to enter our iPhone X giveaway

Thanks to our sponsor Caseology, 9to5Rewards will be announcing the winner of our November giveaway for the iPhone X in just a few days (Dec, 4). That means this is your last opportunity to enter for a chance to win a silver 64GB iPhone X. Caseology is also throwing in a variety of cases and complimentary screen protectors to keep one lucky entrants new phone in one piece. Head below for details. 


HQ Trivia creator says lessons learned from Vine, creative constraints inspired the popular new game show app

Twice a day, my afternoon and evening are punctuated by an eagerly awaited push notification inviting me to join a growing crowd of fans all over the world playing HQ Trivia, a modern take on the classic TV game show. The brief, fifteen minute games usually end for me with a “savage question” that eliminates my chance of winning a growing cash prize, but leaves me excited to try again tomorrow. The thrill of the game is no accident; it’s all part of the app’s clever design.

9to5Mac asked Rus Yusupov, co-founder of HQ Trivia and the former social network Vine, just what makes the new game so captivating.