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A new partner for the modular smartphone design has been acquired as the Phonebloks project tries to expand its reach to supporting companies. Sennheiser, best known for their contributions to audio equipment, has announced its partnership with Phonebloks that will see the audio company contributing its audio experience to the initiative.
T-Mobile has announced the upcoming launch of the Google Nexus 5 with its service. The Nexus 5 is to be powered by the latest Android OS, with a 2.26 GHz quad-core processor and LTE capabilities. Soon available with the company's Simple Choice plan, consumers pay $40 up front and $20 per month in a two-year device payment plan. The Nexus 5 will be available for purchase November 14 online, and November 20 at T-Mobile retail locations.
Sennheiser has added a new on-ear model to its Momentum range. The new headphones are more compact and come in a choice of four colors. As with many headphone models with a built-in line mic and remote control, they are designed to work with Apple’s mobile product line. While the remote function won’t work with other devices, the headphones themselves are compatible with any device.
Audio device manufacturer Sennheiser has shown off two headphone amplifiers at IFA 2012. The digital HDVD 800 and the newly announced analog HDVA 600 both up the power heading to high-end headphones, with a significant price tag to match. The company claims that the fully symmetrical layout for analog audio sources ensures "absolutely symmetrical signal transmission" to the headphones.
Sennheiser has introduced two new headset options targeting gamers. The new headsets include a premium option with Dolby technology integrated and another option priced to appeal to entry-level gamers. The new headsets are available for purchase on Sennheiser's site.
Sennheiser brought its latest high-end headphones to Las Vegas this week for CES, where the company unveiled the HD 700. Electronista was blown away by the company's flagship HD 800 model that was introduced several years ago at CES, so we made sure to stop by and listen to the latest addition to the HD series.
Sennheiser has teamed with Adidas to release a new Adidas Originals line of headphones. The range includes the HD 25, the HD 220 and the CX 310. The HD 25 is a premium headphone set aimed at DJs, while the HD 220 adopt a street style. The CX 310 are an in-ear type earphone.
Personal audio hardware maker Sennheiser on Monday introduced six new headphones made especially for Apple's mobile products, including the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch and the iPad. All are designated by an 'i' badge and sport an in-line remote and microphone that lets users control playback as well as make phone calls or record audio. All are based on existing Sennheiser products, and include the IE 8i, MM 70i, PX 100-Iii, PX 200-Iii, HD 218i and HD 238i.
As it's Cyber Monday, which follows Black Friday, many companies continue to offer sales on their wares, with electronics included. Among them are Walmart, Dell and Newegg, with the three retailers showing off what's on sale today. Walmart is taking the sale and extending it for the entire week, calling it Cyber Week. Standout deals from the retailer's 150 sale items include a 12-megapixel digital camera with a memory card and accessory kit for $89, a 10.2-inch Acer netbook with a case and USB flash drive for $268 as well as a 22-inch Samsung LCD HDTV priced at $248.
Sennheiser has announced it will soon add the MM 400 and MM 450 Travel Bluetooth 2.1 over-the-ear headsets to its Mobile Music lineup. Intended for music and phone calls, both the MM 400 and MM 450 Travel have an invisible microphone and have a wired connection option with the included cable and adapters for when wireless connections are not an option, like on a flight, or when users want to save battery life. Controls are placed on the right speaker pod, including volume, power and track navigation buttons. Meant for travelers, the headsets fold flat in their molded travel cases, and the headband is reinforced with metal to avoid snapping. Either also has an airline-friendly adapter.
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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k