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Bose is ready to design an entirely new style if existing wireless earbuds are not working for you. These wireless Sport Open Earbuds won't fit in your ear canal. They are placed above your ear canal and allow you to hear the music and still hear the sounds around you.
The design appears a bit awkward compared to other buds but Bose assures that they'll be well-placed in all weather conditions, with clear, loud sound that you can enjoy without broadcasting it out to the rest of the world. I'll need to read some reviews from one of our audio experts before I believe wholeheartedly in what it's selling, but the potential of a headset that has more comfortable fitting is worth a look.
- Richard Lawler
'Minecraft Earth' will end on June 30th
Microsoft's AR mobile game was released in the US last year.
Minecraft Earth players have until June 30th to play the augmented reality game before Microsoft shuts down its servers and makes it not available for download from app marketplaces. According to its developer, Mojang Studios, "Minecraft Earth was designed to allow for free movement and cooperative play and collaboration - two things that are now almost impossible to achieve in the current global situation."
The studio is rolling out a last update it says contains modifications "to make your time in Minecraft Earth as fun as possible." In addition to other improvements that the update removes with real-money transactions and drastically reduces the time it will take players to create and construct items within the game.
Microsoft will delete player data on July 1st, and the game that debuted at WWDC 2019 will disappear. Continue reading.
Dell unveils its first ultrawide 40-inch monitor
And SafeShutter equipped laptops for business use.
Already the CES 2021 rush has begun. Dell has released devices designed specifically for specific business needs. The first ultrawide Dell 40-inch monitor features a resolution of 5,120 2160 pixels and can be used to display the 4K resolution of a video as well as display editing controls to the sides.
It also introduced a set of monitors for video conferencing, thanks to 5MP cameras as well as noise-canceling microphones and speakers. The industry's first Latitude 9000 laptops feature an "automatic shutter" that shuts off the camera when it's not used. This is essential if you want to use your laptop for Zoom calls or in areas which photos aren't permitted. Continue reading.
The next-generation Tile tracker might utilize ultrawideband technology
AR might be used to track it. While we wait for dedicated tracker tags from Apple or Samsung, Tile is working to remain up to date. TechCrunch reports that the company is developing a tracker which utilizes ultra-wideband (UWB) instead of Bluetooth to aid in finding lost objects. UWB has several advantages over Bluetooth. Its high-frequency waves transmit direction and spatial data which makes it more precise in locating tags and devices. The latest iPhones, as well as Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2, come with UWB capabilities already. Continue reading.
Verizon puts 3G shutdown plans on hold for a while
It will continue to operate the network alongside its 4G, 5G and 5G networks. Verizon Media, the parent company of Engadget will not be preparing to close its 3G network anytime soon. Minecraft servers Kevin King, the carrier's spokesperson, told Light Reading that Verizon's "3G network is operational" and the company doesn't have plans to shut it down. He said that Verizon will help customers transition to the latest technology and will "work with them."
Verizon stopped activating 3G phones in 2018, stating that "virtually every traffic on [its] network [is] on its 4GLTE network" at the time. King and Verizon disclosed how many 3G devices are still connected, but the number could be significant if it decided to keep the network operational in conjunction with 5G and 4G. Continue reading.
Amazon purchases planes for the first time to expand its cargo air fleet
Amazon Air has leased aircraft up to date.
Amazon's cargo airfleet appears be an enormous success. The company owns more than 85 planes that will bring what customers worldwide want in 2022, an increase from the 11 jets that it first launched in the year 2016. Amazon's latest announcement is notable because it marks the first purchase of additional aircraft instead leasing them. Continue reading.
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