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Sennheiser focuses on wireless at CES 2015

Every year we try and meet with Sennheiser at CES to see what they have that is new, refined and better and this year their big focus was on wireless. Many companies can put a Bluetooth receiver in a set of headphones, but they don't all sound alike. Sennheiser takes they excellent Momentum line and puts basic Bluetooth features in this great product and manages to keep the audio quality they are known for.

The other wireless set they were showing off was the Urbanite. These have been around in a wired version for a while, but they have joined the wireless world as well and include touch sensitive controls for play, pause, forward, back and to answer and end calls. Take a look at the video below for more details.

 

To check out more of our CES 2015 coverage, please check here and of course you can check out more pictures from the Day 2 of CES 2015 right here.

Linksys @ CES 2016

Linksys always has a good presence at CES and this year was no different. Things on the Belkin side of the business were really busy as they were putting on high quality screen protectors for people as they brought their devices by. On the Linksys side of things, they seem to be aiming toward the consumer enthusiast once again as they have resurrected some of their WRT routers that are DD-WRT compatible.

On the super-fast side of things, they have just announced their new Max-Stream Next-Gen Tri-Band router. This is the EA9500 and they claim it can push as much as 5400Mbps through the 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies while ramping up the 802.11ac and stacking it on top for crazy speeds. You will need a client device that has at least six antennae to maximize the power of your router.


 

One feature of the EA9500 is the MU-MIMO capability. It supports multiple users on the multiple-input, multiple-output protocol. This means that you can stream 12 4K streams at once over a wireless connection. It looks impressive, but we'll have to see how it performs in the real world and not in a theoretical environment.

Please check out more of our CES images here.

Chrome OS Gets Storage Manager

I've been using Chrome OS for a while now and while I wasn't on the first-generation of Chromebooks, I have been using them since the second generation. One thing that makes them great is their simplicity, but this is also a bit of a flaw. Things like managing your files on the Chromebook has been tedious - and next to impossible, but that is changing with the latest update coming very soon. You will finally be able to manage your stored files - much like you can on a Windows PC. This is a nice and much needed addition.

You can get your total free space via the Files App, but that doesn't give you any info about how it's being used. It can also break things down file-by-file, but that can be too much info for many folks. Luckily, Google is about to unveil a storage manager for Chromebooks that gives you just the right amount of info at a glance, according to insider François Beaufort.

Source: Engadget

Bose Helps Kids Build Inferior Speaker for $149

Bose has introduced a BoseBuild program that allows people to build mini cube speakers for a mere $149. While the idea is pretty awesome, it really gives you a look into the small drivers that are in the Bose system and the electronics that do the spoofing to make the sound harmonic and appear to be rich and full. I know, I'm a bit harsh, but I've always enjoyed clean, crisp, natural sound - not the digital stuff that Bose pushes. Still, it's an interesting project box and hey - it's educational, right?

With the Speaker Cube, kids (or anyone else who's interested in tinkering) can learn step by step how to make a device that reproduces music or other types of noise. Not only that, but they're able to customize the speaker to their liking, with different covers and a variety of colored lights. Of course, since it is a Bluetooth speaker, the Cube pairs easily with smartphones or tablets.

Source: Engadget

Happy 4th - Have a Lawsuit

Blizzard's Overwatch game looks very cool and is a bit of a twist for Blizzard that has invested heavlity into RPGs as well as RTS games. Their Overwatch title is wildly popular, and with popularity comes the cheaters. On July 4th, Blizzard served Bossland a lawsuit for copyright infringement among other things as they have a number of cheats exploiting the game. If you can't beat them with programming, beat them with a lawsuit.

Blizzard is not happy with the Overwatch cheat and has filed a lawsuit against the German maker, Bossland GMBH, at a federal court in California. Bossland also sells cheats for various other titles such as World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm, which are mentioned in the complaint as well.

Source: TorrentFreak

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