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Samsung Releases New Galaxy Buds to Rival Apple’s Popular AirPods

Aiming directly at Apple’s popular AirPods, Samsung has announced the upcoming release of Galaxy Buds, which the company dubs as the “ultimate cord-free earbuds for those who want a seamlessly connected experience on the go.” With some similarities to the company’s first attempt to take on the AirPods, with its IconX wireless earbuds, the company hopes…

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Nuheara Announces New Firmware Upgrade for IQbuds BOOST to Offer Audio Beamforming Feature

Australian audio device maker, Nuheara, recently announced the release of it’s newest feature: Focus. The latest upgrade to the company’s IQbuds BOOST hearable device, Focus uses “audio beamforming technology to isolate and enhance sounds directly in front” of the user. To access the new upgrade, users need to simply update the firmware in their IQbuds.…

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New Qualcomm Chip Offers Improved Reliability and Affordability for Hearing Device Manufacturers

At this year’s CES convention in Las Vegas, Qualcomm Technologies announced a new low-power chip offering drastically reduce power consumption for high tech wireless earbuds and hearables. The new chip, QCC5100, was engineered to reduce power consumption by as much as 65 percent for voice calls and streaming. However, late last week, Qualcomm announced the…

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MIT’s Fascinating AlterEgo Device Can “Hear” Your Thoughts

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab have developed a computer interface device that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud. As Daniel Van Boom from CNET describes it, “When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw.…

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Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo “Open-Ear” Stereo Earphones to be Released for Sale in Spring 2018

At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony announced that it would be rolling out its Xperia Ear Duo in Spring 2018. The concept is said to “reimagine the wireless headset” and features what the company calls “Dual Listening technology”, allowing the user to listen to music and receive notifications, while still being able…

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