Updates to Apple products, Google testing Duplex AIThis week's most important tech stories include new Apple AirPod and HomePod speculation, Google's testing of its Duplex AI voice tech and the Samsung/Apple patent battle ending in a settlement.
This is Cnet and here are the stories that matter this week. According to [UNKNOWN], Apple is working on new air pods and a new home pod, possibly brand new over the ear headphones as well. The air pods are set to boast noise canceling and water resistant features but will likely go for more then their current price of a 159 dollars. [MUSIC]. First reveal back at Google's IO developer conference, duplex and AI system able to sound very human stole the show. Now comes word that Google will begin testing duplex calls with selected testers and businesses for the New York and San Francisco. But unlike the demos Google showed off, these AI bots will identify themselves at the start of the call. And finally, Apple and Samsung have ended their long running patent battle. The two companies have agreed to drop and settle their remaining claims and counter-claims. Apple and Samsung's dispute began in 2011 over designs and functionality of smart phones and tablets. The terms of the deal between the two companies are unknown at this time. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google Place store.