airpod hearable popular

Analyst: Over Next Decade, AirPods Will Become “Bigger Than Apple Watch”

Long time Apple analyst Gene Munster, at venture capital firm Loup Ventures, says that he anticipates Apple’s AirPods to become “bigger than the Apple Watch“. Despite being substantially less costly than the company’s watch, which currently retails for $249-$1,499, the shift to augmented audio over the next few years is anticipated to increase demand for…

Read More
apple airpod diabetes monitor

Apple Reportedly Hired Secret Team of Experts to Develop Game-Changing Tech for Diabetes; Possibly for Use in AirPods

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA — According to multiple reports this past week, Apple is said to have hired a “top secret” team of biomedical engineers to develop sensor technology that can non-invasively monitor blood sugar levels to manage diabetes. While the company wouldn’t be the first to attempt such a feat, the tech giant certainly has…

Read More
airpods audio computing

Does the AirPod Signal a New Era in Audio Computing?

Does the arrival of Apple’s new wireless AirPods, which carries a retail price tag of $159, signal a new era of how we connect with our smartphones and laptops?  Given the cultural significance of an Apple product launch, it is a good bet that the AirPod wireless headphone is the catalyst needed for the hearable…

Read More
apple airpods announcement hearable

Look, Ma, No Cords! Apple launches iPhone 7 and Wireless AirPods

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — Maybe it’s not the show stopping event it was in the ‘00’s when Steve Jobs was at the helm, but when Apple launches a new product people tend to pay attention. Apple’s latest launch of several new product upgrades, including the new iPhone 7, was announced at 10 am PDT on September…

Read More
apple health hearing aid

Recent Report: Apple is Pushing Further into Healthcare

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — The morphing of medical devices with consumer electronics continues as, according to a recent report in Med Device Online, Apple has filed a patent for a wearable device capable of collecting electrocardiographic (EKG) signals from various points on the body. This patent may lend credibility to rumors surfacing in early August that…

Read More
samsung iconx apple earpod

Is 2016 the Year of the Hearable? Status of Apple and Samsung Gadgets

With launch details recently reported by the fashion technology website, Fashnerd.com, Apple and Samsung have plans to launch their own hearables. Samsung recently gave us a glimpse of their latest gadget, the Gear IconX, as reported by HHTM in early May. However, we now have more details from the company about what the devices will have to offer,…

Read More
apple bone conduction headset

Apple Receives Patent for Headphones Using Bone Conduction to Improve Hearing in Noise

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — Tech industry titan, Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), was awarded a patent this week by the US Trademark Office for a headset that utilizes bone conduction to deliver improved hearing in the presence of ambient noise. The patent, #9,363,596, was originally filed in 2013. The earphone device uses an accelerometer-based voice activation detection…

Read More
apple earpod samsung iconx

Will Samsung’s new IconX, and Apple’s Rumored Wireless Earpods, Disrupt Hearing Aid Industry Further in 2016?

Last week the world caught its first glimpse of Samsung’s new IconX hearable device. The leaked images, but scant details, spread across the tech world like wildfire. It appears that Samsung is ready to go toe-to-toe with Apple if the tech giant decides to make the rumored, but radical, decision to ditch the headphone/audio jack…

Read More

New Acoustic Biometric Tech Recognizes Unique Shape of Individual’s Ears

TOKYO, JAPAN – The NEC Corporation announced that it has developed a new type of biometric identification technology, which recognizes individuals based on the acoustic resonance of the ear, according to a March 7 press release. The technology, says the company, instantaneously measures the unique acoustic characteristics of an individual’s ear in approximately one second.…

Read More

New app makes ReSound’s LiNX hearing aids compatible with Apple Watch

    COPENHAGEN–GN ReSound, which last February became the first manufacturer to offer a hearing aid, the ReSound LiNX, that allowed wearers to stream audio directly from their Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to their hearing aid without need for a separate intermediary device, has introduced a new hearing aid app designed specifically for…

Read More