Sonos Will Stop Updating Older Speakers in May Despite 92% 'Still In Use'

Sonos will stop updating its older speakers and hardware in May, the company has announced.

Sonos says it is retiring old products because “they have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.” The change will affect many Sonos customers, as 92% of its products are still in use.

The Sonos Play:5 speaker released in 2009, and all earlier devices are affected. The issue will affect anyone who is still using older hardware and even those who have mixed equipment.

Sonos says older products can still be used, but it will prevent new speakers from receiving updates. Sonos says it is because all speakers run on the same software, so old hardware will cause the system to lag behind.

The company plans on launching a way for customers to segment their older products in a separate speaker group. Let’s be clear here; these speakers still work just fine. Sonos speakers used to be a ‘for life’ purchase for many.

Sonos is offering a ‘recycling’ program that gives users 30% off of new hardware. But the recycling program bricks your old device, rendering it completely unusable afterward. This scheme isn’t some cash for clunkers buyback program Sonos is doing here; it’s planned obsolescence.

Sonos says its recycling program is about “sustainability,” but e-waste recyclers confirm that’s not entirely true.

Putting your old Play:5 speaker into after 21 days. Bricked devices cannot be reused and end up in a landfill. The bricked hardware can’t be repaired, either. The recycling process puts the speaker’s serial number on a blacklist on Sonos’ servers.

The news sparked outrage when it hit social media, which Sonos defended. The spokesperson said the Trade-Up program is intended to “help customers that are interested in upgrading to the next generation of Sonos products.” Well, now it seems like Sonos is forcing those customers’ hands if they want an up-to-date home entertainment system.

Meek Mill & Rumoured GF May Have Just Exposed Their Relationship On IG

Meek Mill and his rumoured girlfriend, fashion designer Milan Harris, may have to fess up to their highly speculated relationship once and for all, after clues their budding romance were spotted on social media on Wednesday. The detective work began with a photo that Milan, who founded the fashion brand Milano di Rouge and goes by Milano, posted on Sunday. She shared a mirror selfie showing f her baby bump and clutching a Louis Vuitton bag.

It didn’t seem like much, at first; after all, she had already revealed to the public that she was pregnant at her fashion show in December, which immediately lead to fans suspecting that Meek was the father. Meek shared a photo on his Instagram story after Milano posted the above photo, though, in which the same Louis Vuitton bag can be seen on the table. The keen eyes the Internet also noticed another matching detail between content shared by these two alleged lovebirds. Meek posted a photo on his story  himself standing on a patterned carpeted floor, and 7 hours later, Milano posted a photo herself standing on the same carpeted floor, captioned “Spa day.”

There have been a multitude hints that these two are a couple that date all the way back to the beginning last year. Neither Meek nor Milano have ever confirmed their rumoured relationship, but speculation continued and ultimately rose when word spread about her pregnancy. The two them have continued to hang out since her announcement, and Meek even recently tricked fans by seemingly alluding to impregnating Milano. However, the tables have turned now that they’ve been caught red-handed. These two will either have to give a good explanation or finally admit to their undying love for one another.

Delonte West Video Leads To Suspension Of Maryland Police Officer

Delonte West has been struggling as late and fans are both upset and worried about the former NBA player. Earlier this week, disturbing footage hit the internet West being beaten up in the middle a street while people drove past. There was also a video West being handcuffed and interrogated by police. Since the release the video, fans and former teammates have hit social media to give their opinion on the ordeal and are calling for measures to ensure West’s safety moving forward.

According to Complex, a huge development in the incident has come to light. In a recent press conference, Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski spoke about how the department is doing an investigation into how the video made it to the internet. In the meantime, the ficer who took the video has been suspended and could face harsh punishment if he was the one who released the footage.

For now, it remains to be seen whether or not West will be able to get the help he needs. His support system is in the midst trying to help him to the best their abilities. Hopefully, he is able to find some peace moving forward.

Adrien Broner Asks Fans To CashApp Him $10 After Social Media Hiatus

There’s no denying that Adrien Broner is one the most talented pound-for-pound boxers this current generation. Sitting at a pressional boxing record 33-3-1 with 24 TKOs under his belt and earning multiple world championships in four different weight classes is an unattainable accomplishment many boxing hopefuls could only dream to achieve.

However, in recent history, Adrien Broner’s outside-ring antics have overshadowed his in-ring dominance that has allowed him to gain the notoriety he has acquired today. Broner hasn’t seen any in-ring action since his loss to Manny Pacquiao for the WBA Welterweight Title in Jan. 2019. Since then, Broner has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. In the past twelve months alone, Broner was detained by Miami PD, had a public spat with 50 Cent, and was forced to fork over $800K to an alleged ual assault victim.

In more recent history, the ‘Can-Man’ was exposed by Bhad Barbie for attempting to slide into her DMs which led to his current hiatus on social media. Now, the current welterweight boxer has made a return to Instagram but with a rather strange request to his followers and fans. AB, also known as About Billions, wants his followers to CashApp him some funds, the text post reads:

“I’m sorry I haven’t been posting on social media but I’m going thru some tough times at this moment if you can send me 10$ on cashap $AboutBillions89 I will appreciate it #SupportMeAndIFight4U.”

While Adrien Broner’s current financial status remains a mystery from the outside looking in, this cry out for help could be a sign some troubling times from the former world boxing champion. Hopefully, Broner will be able to allocate the funds he needs in order to remain comfortable and get back to doing what he does best, entertaining boxing fans in the ring. 

Check out Adrien Broner’s Instagram post below. 

Slipknot Fans Issued a List of Banned Clothing Items by Venue

Slipknot fans are heavily criticizing a banned clothing list issued by event organizers in Glasgow.

Slipknot will appear at the Hydro on Saturday in Glasgow, but fans are pissed at some of the restricted items on the list. The venue published a list of banned clothing articles ahead of their performance. The ban includes spiked collars, large belt buckles, and large chain wallets. (Pretty much mandatory fashion for most Slipknot fans.)

The full list of banned items includes laser pointers, fireworks, candles, signs, whistles, and the clothing mentioned above. Spikes in general on any article of clothing are prohibited, as well as chains and ‘sharp-pointed rings.’

The strict dress code is even drawing criticism from other industry promoters. Donald MacLeod, an owner of two other clubs in Glasgow, describes the list as a joke.

“We’ve never had issues like this on the dress [code]. It’s incredible. I must admit I burst out laughing and thought this was a joke,” MacLeod said.

Hydro is defending the move and says the ban is in line with similar restrictions at other UK venues.

A spokesperson for The SSE Hydro said, “We want everyone attending an event here to have an enjoyable experience. However, there are restrictions on what can come into the SSE Hydro, which these can vary. This [list] is related to the safety of everyone attending events here and to the security of the venue.”

Slipknot is careful about which venues it selects to perform. Last year they in Mexico at KnotFest over security issues. Evanescence joined them in canceling their appearance over a broken barricade. Social media reports suggest a group of fans were able to climb on stage and dismantle a drum kit, setting it on fire. The move prompted Slipknot to cancel their appearance and stricter scrutiny on security measures.

Missy Elliott & H.E.R. Will Team Up For A Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Commercial

Two music’s most prominent female voices will finally be united, as iconic rapstress Missy Elliott and new age R&B sensation H.E.R. will star in a Super Bowl LIV commercial together in promotion the new Pepsi Zero Sugar drink.

Boasting all the core qualities  Pepsi minus the sugar intake, Pepsi Zero Sugar is sure to score big amongst those who love that crisp taste cola. How H.E.R. and Missy fit into the mix is still under wraps, but what we do know so far is that it’ll be a 30-second ad set to air during commercial breaks as the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs go at it for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The carbonated drink with also debut with a new look, sporting a trendy matte black can as seen in the ficial announcement posted by both ladies on social media (seen above). Whatever it ends up being, let’s just hope we get some sort new music out it as well. 

Stay tuned for the full reveal Missy Elliott and H.E.R.’s Super Bowl LIV commercial to promote Pepsi Zero Sugar. In the meantime, listen to a preview the latest musical ferings from both ladies below:

Chris Brown’s Baby Mother Ammika Harris Shares Never Before Seen Pregnancy Photos

When Chris Brown shared with his fans that he’s now a father two, he pulled in nothing but congratulatory comments for him and his ex Ammika Harris. Since the life update, Chris has been nothing but proud  his son named Aeko and has continued to share adorable images and videos his newborn as well as an even amount updates on his growing eight-year-old daughter Royalty.

Chris Brown's Baby Mother Ammika Harris Shares Never Before Seen Pregnancy Photos
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Since the arrival Aeko was a surprise to Chris’ fans (considering that Ammika did not post any pregnancy snaps to social media) she’s now come through with some beautiful shots from when she was carrying Aeko in her belly. The latest posts on Ammika’s feed sees her in an all-white get-up showing f her former baby bump. “Just a citizen the universe. ( my friends said to share this),” she wrote. 

“Chris is the proudest dad you’ve ever seen, he loves to talk about his kids,” a source shared after Aeko was born. “He still gets so emotional talking about his son being born. He was there in the delivery room which was a first for him and he was blown away by that.”

Zion Williamson Gives Peculiar Excuse For Sleeping On Pelicans Bench

Zion Williamson will be making his NBA debut soon and fans are incredibly excited to finally see him out on the court. Williamson was the first overall pick in the NBA Draft this past year and has the potential to be a dominant big man. Only time will tell whether or not he can fulfill this prophecy although for now, fans are pretty optimistic. 

Recently, Williamson got caught in a compromising position on the New Orleans Pelicans bench. In the video below, you can see Williamson falling asleep on the bench. His eyes are half open and he seems to be struggling to keep his eyes open. It was pretty hilarious and fans immediately began roasting the young star on social media.

Recently, Zion was asked about the controversy and he gave a pretty hilarious answer. Full disclosure: it’s really hard to believe him on this one. “Y’all might have seen me meditating on the sidelines,” Williamson told Andrew Lopez ESPN.

Hopefully, Zion doesn’t fall asleep during games when he makes his debut. Obviously, this story is much more a novelty than anything else. It’s simply some harmless fun that we’re sure his teammates took advantage . 

Alex Caruso Reacts To His Rampant Fanbase Amid All-Star Votes

Los Angeles Lakers backup guard Alex Caruso has been a social media phenomenon thanks to his appearance and scintillating dunks. Caruso could do the smallest task on the court and still get MVP chants. Social media is a weird place so it’s easy to see why someone like Caruso could become an internet hero in such a short amount time. Regardless, fans love him and their admiration for Caruso has resulted in a plethora All-Star votes. Caruso is 4th in Western Conference guard voting and is ahead some the best players in the game.

While speaking to Kyle Goon The Orange County Register, Caruso gave his thoughts on the All-Star votes and how some the other players have reacted to his newfound stardom.

“Nobody on opposing teams has said anything about it – I think that just kind goes to the way I carry myself,” said Caruso. “I don’t go around gloating like, ‘Yeah, I should be an All-Star.’ I’m a realist. I know my role and I know what I’m doing for the team. Obviously I’m not one the best 30 players in the league. There are people who are very deserving who have had great years. Fans do what fans do. Especially in the era social media that we live in, once something catches fire, it just spreads. Like I said, I appreciate all the love. But the guys who deserve it, deserve it.”

While Caruso remains humble, there is still a brigade fans who are upset at how many votes he’s getting. For now, it remains unlikely that Caruso will get into the All-Star game. Stay tuned for the roster announcements as we will be sure to bring you those. 

Charles Barkley Completely Butchers Steph Curry & Klay Thompson’s Names

Charles Barkley is one the most entertaining former NBA players on television right now. Barkley is constantly making us laugh with his antics that are always getting a rise out Shaq and his other co-hosts. In fact, Inside The NBA has quickly become one the best halftime shows in sports. One the things that makes Barkley so funny is how bad he is at pronouncing names. Whether it’s Giannis Antetokounmpo or some the other European players, you can always count on Chuck to get the names wrong.

On Monday, Barkley messed up another set names as he was talking about the Golden State Warriors. The former 76ers star called Steph Curry and Klay Thompson “Stay and Kleph” which is a complete swap the first letters their names. Barkley wasn’t able to catch himself in the act although Ernie Johnson made sure to remind him his mistake.

Barkley’s mistake immediately made its way to social media where he was ridiculed for the error. In the grand scheme things, it’s truly not that big a deal. Minor mistakes are pointed out all the time, trust me, writers know that feeling.

Hopefully, Barkley can find it within himself to bounce back next broadcast.

DaBaby Hasn’t Smoked Weed Since New Year’s Eve

DaBaby is giving up weed.

The “Bop” rapper claims that he hasn’t smoked marijuana since New Year’s Eve. Taking to Twitter, DaBaby responded to a fan who said he looked “high as hell” in his photo.

But DaBaby said he hasn’t had any weed in his system since 2019. “I haven’t smoked since the ball dropped,” he added.

During his Q&A with fans, the Grammy-nominated artist also revealed that he stopped drinking liquor. “Wine Only,” he responded when someone asked what he had been drinking.

But he admitted that he had some tequila while hanging with friends. “But bruh nem had me on the Patron last night,” he said.

Over the weekend, video surfaced of DaBaby getting into an altercation with a hotel worker who filmed him. DaBaby claims he asked him not to because he was with his daughter. But the man took the video anyway, prompting DaBaby to physically attack him.

“That hotel worker you see me ‘pushing’ came up to me outside the hotel & asked could he record a video of me while I was holding my 2year old daughter,” he explained. “I calmly and respectfully said no and explained to him that him posting a video of me at the time would compromise the safety of me and my child by letting social media know where we were staying.”

He also threatened legal action against the hotel if they don’t provide footage of his interaction with the employee prior to the altercation. “I got a big pretty ass lawsuit otw with their name on it,” said DaBaby.

Ari Lennox Goes On R-Rated Rant Defending Rihanna’s Right To Take Her Time

In a time extreme divisiveness, there is one thing unifying the masses: the yearning for a new Rihanna album. It has been four years since her last release, Anti, and her fans are struggling to cope with this protracted hiatus. Despite all the classics she has given us and the endless list creative endeavors she takes on, RiRi is consistently hounded for The Album. The lack gratitude for her hustle and extensive oeuvre is astounding and someone had to speak up. That someone turned out to be Ari Lennox. 

Ari Lennox is quickly becoming one the most entertaining artists on social media and she proved that with another hilarious IG Live moment. After being asked by a viewer how she felt about Rihanna not releasing music, Lennox went f. “I feel like… I look around me and see a world glutinous f*cks,” the Shea Butter Baby singer started her R-rated rant. “Listen, Rihanna has been dropping hits, since she was a lil 16-year-old baby, Ponde-ing it all on the goddamn motherf*cking a** Replay. She never stops. This woman found love. This woman got a goddamn makeup company. This woman got a goddamn fashion line. This woman just became a billionaire f*cking sensation goddess and you little glutinous f*cks have the nerve to be screaming and crying about the fact that Rihanna hasn’t dropped any music?”

While Lennox may have indulged in hysterics for comedic effect, she spoke no falsehoods. She went on to describe how ecstatic (literally) we will all be when the music finally arrives, so there’s no point in complaining about the wait. Watch Lennox’s full testimony below, and remember to respect and appreciate Rihanna always. 

50 Cent Promises To Leak More "Power" Scenes Before Series Ends

For months, fans the ultra-popular television series Power have been wondering who shot, and ultimately killed, Ghost. The producers the show laid out a bunch possible suspects, pointing out even the smallest motives that may have led to the character’s demise. Alibis were studied and people were questioned as we patiently waited for the season to continue. Now that we’re a few episodes closer to learning the legitimate fate James St. Patrick, 50 Cent up and spoiled the entire thing in the midst his current gripe against Starz, the premium cable network that distributes Power. People were up in arms after he leaked a clip revealing that Tasha St. Patrick (played by Naturi Naughton) was the one who pulled the trigger. However, it would appear as though Fif had it all planned, insisting that there are alternate ends to the show and that the one he released may not be the final result.

50 Cent Promises To Leak More "Power" Scenes Before Series Ends
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Taking to social media, 50 Cent continued his barrage against Starz, this time actually helping out the network by attracting more viewers to the next episode Power. Leaking the results the major cliffhanger may not have been wise but, now that we know he may have been capping, we’re more enticed to view the next instalment. 

“Your gonna have to wait to find out who killed Ghost,” wrote 50 Cent on Twitter, sharing a report that recalls how Courtney A. Kemp, the show’s creator, spoke about potential leaks and said that the producers the show have filmed multiple endings in case something surfaces online. “I will leak more before this is over. I’ve prepared for every possible thing WELCOME TO THE 50CENT SHOW.”

It looks like we’ll need to keep it locked to 50 Cent’s social pages to find out exactly what happened.

The FBI Tweets Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Social Media Wasn’t Having It

There were plenty quotes, tributes, speeches, and remembrances shared on Monday (January 20) to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. All across America, millions people enjoyed a day f from work as some attended parades and special events dedicated to the assassinated Civil Rights leader, but when the Federal Bureau Investigation honored Dr. King on social media, the internet was quick to call out the organization’s hypocrisy.

The FBI Tweets Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Social Media Wasn't Having It
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“Today, the FBI honors the life and work the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” the institution tweeted. “A quote from Dr. King is etched in stone at the FBI Academy’s reflection garden in Quantico as a reminder to all students and FBI employees: ‘The time is always right to do what is right.’ #MLKDay.”

Ironically, when Dr. King was fighting for equity and equality, the FBI targeted him and his family, harassing and threatening them for years. There was a special team that focused on Dr. King that reportedly bugged his home, sent him threatening letters, and exposed his alleged infidelities to discredit his movement. The National Archives holds the “FBI-King Suicide Letter,” a note sent to Dr. King from the bureau encouraging him to take his own life under the direction J. Edgar Hoover. The letter called the Civil Rights leader “an evil, abnormal beast.” The FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. is named the J. Edgar Hoover Building.

“Your headquarters is named after J. Edgar Hoover, who used all his resources to not only destroy King’s reputation, but to get him to kill himself,” Marc Lamont Hill tweeted to the FBI. “If you want to ‘do what is right,’ you should denounce Hoover’s attacks on The Black Freedom Movement and rename the building.” Check out a few more responses below and let us know if you think people are overreacting.

Trey Songz Takes A Break From Social Media & Deactivates Instagram

Anytime an artist decides to hop f Instagram or social media as a whole, it can be indicative a few things. Some may take it as an artist readying a new album while others hop f in order to avoid social media hysterics, especially when controversy strikes. It’s unclear what Trey Songz motive might be but the singer has ficially hopped f Instagram. As pointed out by TheShadeRoom, his Instagram has no posts and says “User not found.”

Again, there isn’t any concrete evidence or word why the singer decided to call it quits on the ‘Gram. It’s unclear if this is temporary or not but it should be noted that he also hasn’t been active on Twitter since late 2019, although his page is still up. It has been nearly three years since the release his last studio album, Tremaine The Album. He did, however, drop two mixtapes in 2018, 11 and 28. For all we know, he could very well be readying his eighth studio album.

His absence from social media might also have to do with a recent lawsuit he was hit with. Trey Songz was sued for $10M by a woman who accused him ually assaulting her at a nightclub on New Year’s Day 2018. It’s unclear if this actually plays a role in deactivating IG but it does add to the other allegations against him by other women.