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Todd Bishop and Andru Edwards record the Geared Up podcast.

Microsoft and Amazon surprised the tech world this week with the news that they will be connecting their voice assistants, Cortana and Alexa, starting later this year. And in other Alexa news, Amazon rolled out a new multi-room audio feature for Echo devices this week.

We discuss the former and test out the latter on this week’s episode of Geared Up, our weekly consumer electronics and gadget podcast.

Plus, my co-host Andru Edwards of Gear Live tells the inside story of the Kanoa wireless earbuds, the YouTube review that shut down the company behind them, and his unwitting role in the whole sordid tale.

Listen above, download the MP3, and watch the behind-the-scenes video below.

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