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- Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 4, 2020.
- Ventilators like Fitbit’s Flow aren’t designed to replace existing, traditional medical ventilators.
- Darrell Etherington says the Arc is the company’s best-ever home theater sound device.
- It’s designed to integrate wirelessly with your Sonos home audio system, as well as accepting audio from your TV or A/V receiver via HDMI Audio Return Channel.
- Amazon may follow Facebook’s footsteps in securing a slice of India’s booming telecom market.
- The e-commerce giant is in early-stage talks to buy a 5% stake worth at least $2 billion in Bharti Airtel, the third-largest telecom operator in India, according to Reuters.
- TxO will be invested in a small group of seed-stage startups the first year and expand in size going forward.
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Sony WH-1000XM4 upgrades detailed in early Walmart product page
- To start, it would finally support multiple devices with easy switching — you’d only have two devices, but that might be fine if you just want to jump between your phone and PC.
- Precise Voice Pickup, meanwhile, would address the XM3’s lackluster voice quality using five microphones and “advanced audio signal processing” improve sound for your call recipients.
- It’s not certain how much audio quality would improve (if at all) over the XM3.
- You’d still have 40mm drivers and a frequency response range up to 40kHz. The listing does refer to “Edge-AI” that aims to restore sound details lost in compression, however.
- There’s no mention of a release date, although the $348 price is about what you’d expect given that this would replace the similarly-priced XM3.
The Sonos Arc is an outstanding soundbar, on its own or with friends
- Arc looks like a spiritual successor to the Sonos Beam, the first Sonos soundbar to feature a built-in mic and support for virtual voice assistants including Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.
- The Arc definitely benefits from pairing it with a Sonos Sub and other Sonos speakers acting as rears, but the soundbar on its own is a much better performer than anything Sonos has previously offered, in case you’re looking to save some money or you just want to focus on the most minimal sound setup possible that isn’t just terrible built-in TV speakers.
- Long story short, the new app is a pleasant, fresh take on a familiar control system that seems both more performant and aesthetically better suited to modern Sonos speakers like the Arc. Even in beta, it didn’t give me any problems during my two weeks testing the Arc, and worked perfectly with all my services and voice assistants.
Kraftwerk played live with an astronaut on the ISS (2018)
- No, the most epic onstage moment for this summer has to be Kraftwerk jamming live with the International Space Station – and an iPad as the first electronic musical instrument in space.
- Here in the European Columbus laboratory, the successor to the Spacelab, the European Space Agency ESA is researching things that will improve daily life on Earth.
- So to make the jam session live, Gerst led with the solo, and Kraftwerk followed along with the audio from the space station.
- As such this represents two firsts: both the first electronic instrument in space, and the first live musical jam session between Earth and orbit.
- The name comes from a research laboratory developed in the 1970s as a joint project between NASA and European Space agency predecessor ESRO.
Voices captured on an NYC police scanner can be heard saying protesters should be shot and run over - Insider
- A citywide police scanner in New York broadcast communication that advocated violence against protesters on Monday night.
- Audio clips of the communication, reported by Gothamist, have circulated widely on social media.
- Around 6:20 p.m. on Monday, a person called in to the police radio describing a crowd of protesters marching toward the 77th Precinct in Brooklyn.
- The audio clips have caused outrage online, especially in light of numerous reports of police violence since protests began.
- On Saturday, NYPD officers drove two cruisers into a crowd of peaceful protesters.
- On Sunday, an NYPD officer pulled a gun on protesters.
- New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating the police's treatment of protesters, she said in a statement on May 30.
- Mayor Bill de Blasio initially defended the officers who drove into the crowd.
- De Blasio swiftly condemned the officer who pulled his gun on protesters.
Jimmy’s Audio Player
- Jimmy Utterström has recently developed an audio player, which uses OSMD to display and play MusicXML notes on a web browser.
- As with other open source projects, OSMD has an ever-growing community that supports, co-develops or creatively uses the project.
- In this case, Jimmy Utterström came up with an audio player that is able to play notes and display MusicXML notes by using OSMD.
- Also, all instruments are played with piano sound instead of using Midi instruments A complete audio player that masters such details requires much more developmental work, and is something that is already on the roadmap for OSMD.
- The audio player was developed in Sweden and is currently available in English.
- Jimmy Utterström is based in Sweden and was formally educated in embedded systems and is an open data enthusiast.