Sony has a new Signature Series line of what it calls high-resolution audio devices.Counted among these new devices is the MDR-Z1R headphones, the NW-WM1Z and NW-WM1A Walkman devices, and the TA-ZH1ES headphones amp.All four devices are stylish, especially the NW-WM1Z Walkman with its gold-plated copper chassis.According to Sony, that design keeps down magnetic interference and contact resistance/oxidation.Both the WM1Z and WM1A audio devices boast separate digital and analog circuitry, according to Sony, and both support high-resolution music formats, among the supported ones being 384kHz-32bit recordings and Quad 11.2MHz DSD when paired with applicable devices, the Z1R headphones being one of them.Users can choose between different DSEE-HX signal processing modes, of which there is Female Vocal, Male Vocal, Percussion, Strings, and Standard."
The partnership will help the spread of ultrafast broadband to new areas in the UKVirgin Media will be providing ultrafast broadband to 13,000 new homes in Tamworth, Shrewsbury and Evesham through a partnership with housing firm Redrow.The tie-up is slated to bring access to high-speed broadband and the TV services it enables.And Virgin championed it will bring ultrafast broadband to Shropshire for the first time, all through the low-tech approach of digging a 11km cable trench to reach the site of the new Redrow homes.Access to the ultrafast broadband will be provided courtesy of Virgin s Project Lightning, a £3bn network expansion that involves routing fibre broadband cables directly to a home rather than to an exchange.This bypasses the risk of loosing broadband speed when using older copper cables that commonly connect exchanges to homes and other buildings.
Password managers are an easy way to improve your password security.If you ve ever wanted a physical device that could hold passwords instead, Adafruit has you covered.To make this, you ll need a Circuit Playground board, a battery, and some copper foil.This password vault stores 10 passwords, then maps each one to a button.To use it, you ll plug the vault into a computer, head to a login page, then tap the button to paste in your password, making it so you don t need to remember a complicated password.This is handy for places where a password manager might not help you, like your computer s login or even your password manger s master password.
TechCrunch Disrupt London is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak.The two-day conference runs December 5 to 6 in the Olympic Village s Copper Box Arena and features Startup Alley and Startup Battlefield where one startup will take home £30,000.Sonali De Rycker joined Accel in 2008 and helps lead the London office.She led Accel s investments in Avito Naspers , Lyst, Spotify, Wallapop, KupiVIP, Calastone, Wonga and SilverRail.She is also an independent director of Match Group, Inc public .She grew up in Mumbai and graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Harvard Business School.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC has flagged Telstra's deal to build and maintain plenty of the hybrid fibre-coax HFC parts of the National Broadband Network NBN as something it needs to watch.The concern is that Telstra's AU$1.6 billion deal to fix the copper and help nbnTM rollout HFC services could give it a head start securing retail customers.Telstra already offers internet services over the HFC network it sold to nbnTM, so it knows where potential NBN users live.Other internet service providers don't offer services over the HFC network Telstra sold to nbnTM, hence the need to ensure incumbency doesn't translate into unfair advantage.To that end, the ACCC has said Telstra can't give preferential treatment to its customers over others, in repairing and connecting HFC customers to the NBN; and it wants to avoid the incumbent exploiting its foreknowledge of nbnTM's rollout plans.The two organisations have agreed to measures such as:
Alienware has arrived fashionably late to the Pascal party.The premium PC maker's absence was notable at the recent launch of Nvidia's new GTX 10-powered notebooks, with no new models to be found among the 14 gaming laptops powered by the company's new GPU architecture.Arguably revolutionary on the inside thanks to their GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080 graphics parts, they also feature evolutionary designs and compatibility with the upgrade-focused Alienware Graphics Amplifier.TechRadar: Alienware has resisted the urge to go too thin with these new laptops.We could always make them a lot thinner at the compromise of certain features and benefits, but we don't feel that benefit right now in this category of product.One reason is the quality of the materials that we can use - from the aluminum, magnesium-alloy and carbon-fibre materials in there to the copper heatsinks and steel-reinforced keyboards.
the 3Doodler has shown up yet another version of its 3D-skrivarpenna and this time it is about a pro-model to be able to print in materials such as wood, copper, bronze and nylon.It is not about using only these materials but instead blended it into small pieces of the selected material in the plastic 3D-skrivarpennan use.According to the founder of the 3Doodler, this should do that if you choose to print something in a wood-plastic mixture to the finished item both feel like and smell like wood.the Actual pen has become a bit remade and is now fitted with a LCD screen and controls to adjust the speeds and heat.Even the part that melts the plastic has been redesigned so that this should now go faster.Around 250 dollars will a 3Doodler Pro cost.
BERLIN — Sony's out of its mind.At IFA 2016, the company unveiled a new high-resolution Walkman audio player... that costs $3,200.As part of its Signature Series and aimed at audiophiles who have "golden ears," the new NW-WM1Z isn't just expensive, it's also one chunky and heavy music player.It's as bulky as an original iPod.The music player is made of gold plated oxygen free copper chassis and leather on the backside.Sony says it chose the material because it's a "higher purity material" that produces clearer highs and deeper, more powerful bass.
High-resolution audio purportedly provides a vastly superior listening experience to the highly compressed MP3s we ve all been downloading for years.Convincing people to ditch their massive music collections and carry around a separate high-res player hasn t been easy for Sony, but surely high-res audio adoption will now skyrocket thanks to this new gold-plated Walkman, right?Last year we weren t exactly thrilled to see Sony dragging the Walkman brand — one of the most successful consumer electronics products of all time — through the mud by tacking it onto a pricey hi-res audio player.But Sony has been targeting the highly lucrative audiophile market for a while now, and amazingly, we suspect the company will sell a few of these portable players.The NW-WM1Z s gold finish isn t just a way for users to show off, though.The player s chassis is actually made from copper, not aluminium, to reduce magnetic and other electronic interference that could take away from the quality of the sound being produced.
High-resolution audio purportedly provides a vastly superior listening experience to the highly compressed MP3s we ve all been downloading for years.Convincing people to ditch their massive music collections and carry around a separate high-res player hasn t been easy for Sony, but surely high-res audio adoption will now skyrocket thanks to this new $3,680 gold-plated Walkman, right?Last year we weren t exactly thrilled to see Sony dragging the Walkman brand—one of the most successful consumer electronics products of all time—through the mud by tacking it onto a $1,200 hi-res audio player.But Sony has been targeting the highly-lucrative audiophile market for a while now, and amazingly, we suspect the company will sell a few of these portable players.The NW-WM1Z s gold finish isn t just a way for users to show off, though.The player s chassis is actually made from copper, not aluminum, to reduce magnetic and other electronic interference that could take away from the quality of the sound being produced.
In order to survive as a going concern, Tesla needs to build its car-for-the-masses, the Model 3, in enormous volumes.In order to build that many cars, it needs more lithium ion batteries than the entirety of global production in 2014.I sat down for a few rounds of five-dollar blackjack.Rachael was a bartender and manager at JJ s, a pizza place a few blocks away.Most of it is based on the collection of William F. Harrah, the founder of the Harrah s casino empire, who died in 1978.There s also a 1921 Rolls-Royce with bodywork made almost entirely out of full sheets of copper and ebony.
When you hear that there s gold to be found in old cellphones, it s normally a sketchy advert online asking you to sell your old mobile devices for less than they re worth to someone else.Not so with a new research project carried out by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, who have developed a chemical process for separating the gold in old gadgets from the other less valuable metals.Gold is used for electrical contacts and micro-electronic components in our phones, Professor Jason Love, of the University of Edinburgh s School of Chemistry, told Digital Trends.For example, the amount of copper in a mobile phone is 8,000 times that of the gold content.The challenge is removing the gold, which is the valuable bit, while leaving everything else behind.But when you re dealing with gold in these tiny quantities how much can there really be in a pile of old cellphones?
Sony's NW-1Z Walkman on show at IFA in Berlin on September 1, 2016.If you re a music lover who still isn t satisfied with the audio from your smartphone, Sony has a couple of new Walkmans that might be just what you re looking for—assuming you have deep pockets.The former is black and has an aluminum body while the latter is gold and crafted from oxygen-free copper, according to Sony.Sony s NW-W1A and NW-WM1Z Walkman on show at IFA in Berlin on September 1, 2016.It s surprisingly heavy at 454 grams; that s about the weight of four smartphones.The aluminum-bodied WM1A weighs 267 grams—still about double a smartphone.
After taking its on-ear headphones, the P5, wireless last year, Bowers and Wilkins are continuing the trend with the P7 Wireless, a bluetooth-enabled version of the company's over-ear model.The P7 Wireless are equipped with AptX Bluetooth which offers an increased level of audio quality over standard Bluetooth, although unfortunately they don't feature NFC technology for easy pairing.The drivers themselves consist of an aluminum voice coil, which makes them lighter than the industry standard copper voice coils, and damping material inside the speaker enclosure is included to attempt to reduce distortion.B are promising 17 hours of audio playback from the P7 Wireless, and a 2.5mm jack is available if you want to listen to the headphones with wires, like someone from the Stone Age.The attachment method for the audio cable is pretty unique.It requires you to remove one of the magnetic ear cushions in order to plug it in, which not only means that the cable then looks non-detachable, but also should ensure that it can't fall out.
Sony's NW-1Z Walkman on show at IFA in Berlin on September 1, 2016.If you're a music lover who still isn't satisfied with the audio from your smartphone, Sony has a couple of new Walkmans that might be just what you're looking for -- assuming you have deep pockets.The former is black and has an aluminum body while the latter is gold and crafted from "oxygen-free copper," according to Sony.Sony's NW-W1A and NW-WM1Z Walkman on show at IFA in Berlin on September 1, 2016.It's surprisingly heavy at 454 grams; that's about the weight of four smartphones.The aluminum-bodied WM1A weighs 267 grams -- still about double a smartphone.
Sony Electronics is putting a stake in the ground.At the IFA trade show in Berlin, the company is announcing the MDR-1000X, a wireless headphone that Sony says offers the best-ever noise cancellation.That s consistent with Sony s usual message about the importance of quality.In this case, Sony Electronics wants to convince listeners to focus on sound and music in their purest form via Hi-Res Audio and other technologies that allow these headphones to command the high-end price of $400.This is the headphone to beat now, said Sony spokesman J.P. Torres, in a press briefing.The MDR-1000X offers the most responsive cancellation of ambient sound frequency range on the market.The tech includes signal processing for top noise cancellation with an upgraded filtering process.The MDR-1000X are not just Sony s best-ever noise-canceling headphones, said Dunja LaRosa, director and head of mobile audio at Sony Electronics, in a statement.
Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated digital audio player featuring a chassis machined from solid copper.Granted, this was a controlled demonstration in a hotel suite and Sony provided the QC35s , but I came away impressed—and not just with the noise cancellation and musicality.Sony s MDR-1000X boasts several innovative features that Bose s flagship headphones don t.During the demo, Sony s team had me put on a pair of Bose s flagship headphones, with noise cancellation enabled, while they played some music on one of their high-end digital audio players.The sound was the simulated noise of a jet engine as you d hear it from inside the aircraft s cabin, played on a large loudspeaker they d hidden in the room.That was impressive, but Sony s next tricks were even better.
There's a big difference between a steak made at a restaurant versus at home.The latter usually never tastes as stellar as the former.But The Paragon Induction Cooktop, released in 2015, promises to help you prepare high-quality steaks in your kitchen.First Build, a subsidiary of GE, developed the appliance, which is available online for $299.It employs induction cooking, meaning it uses copper and an electric current to sauté, sear, or fry food.But it also lets you do sous vide  which cooks food in a a temperature-controlled water bath , thanks to a water temperature sensor that hooks to the pot's side.To switch between sous vide and normal induction, you just need to change the setting on the device.I'd never used a sous vide or induction cooktop before this week — I've always made steaks using my oven's broiler or stovetop.Sous vide takes much longer.
Serendipity has long been a staple of scientific study, and a new discovery by MIT is no exception.Researchers at the school were trying to build better batteries, but instead found a better way to smelt metal.The study resulted in a brand new, far less polluting way to make antimony, which itself isn t very applicable in a broader manufacturing context, but the method could be applied to copper and nickel, which are common ingredients in everyday electronics.MIT says that the new smelting method virtually eliminate s the greenhouse gas emissions that come along with traditional means of producing metals.Those emissions are consistently a source of concern from watchdog agencies like Greenpeace who keep track of the environmental record of electronics manufacturers.The new process isn t better in terms of producing hazardous byproducts, it s also cheaper according to MIT, which provides an additional incentive for commercializing it and applying it to more metals than just antimony.
Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, and Lori Sanders, Harvard UniversityUnplugged: soft robot on the moveIn a dish of water in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a new kind of robot stirs, its tentacles twitching.Squashy and soft, this robot is different from its technological ancestors – Octobot runs without a power cable or rigid electronics, moving autonomously – if still clumsily – through the world.But their tethers, and the electronics needed to control their movements, have held them back.Developed by Michael Wehner and colleagues at the Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering, Harvard University, it s a big step towards fulfilling the potential of soft robots.
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