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Why I bought a HomePod smart speaker for my lazy self

Apple’s HomePod in a photo provided by Apple. The company’s head of marketing, Phil Schiller, said the HomePod was designed as a speaker first and foremost. It’s good at that. Mostly. (Apple via The New York Times)    — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SLUGGED CIR-TECH-FIX BY BRIAN CHEN. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. —

I was skeptical of the HomePod, but its Siri capability is just convenient enough, and the audio quality is certainly good enough, that the HomePod is now the speaker for our living room.

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