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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.

New PS4 Slim Pictured (Maybe)

Now that the Xbox One S has launched and Sony has been relatively quiet, sales have been favoring Microsoft. Sony needs something to liven up the rumor mill and so there was an "unfortunate" leaked image of their PS4 slim that is coming early next month. There isn't confirmation if this is the PS4 4K version or if this is just a updated PS4 in order to make a few extra sales to fill the gap until the 4K unit ships.

The seller provided The Verge with some images of the console, which show off a slimmer version of the PS4, with rounded corners. Pictures of the packaging show that this particular model has a 500 GB hard drive, and it appears to be a European model. Posters at the gaming forum NeoGAF have also provided photos comparing this "slim" model with the original PS4.

Source: TheVerge, NeoGAF

LG Announces V20 - First Nougat Phone Launch

LG has beaten Google to the punch with the launch of the first Android Nougat device. While you can get updates for your Nexus 5X, 6 and 6P and run Nougat already, the V20 from LG will be the first phone shipped with Android 7 pre-installed. This may not seem like a big deal, but this marks the end of an era. Google has always launched their devices with the newest version of Android first.

LG today announced the V20, the first phone that will run Android 7.0 Nougat coming out of the box. The device is the successor to the V10, which made headlines for its secondary always-on display. One of the big new features in the V20 is what LG is calling 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Combined with support for lossless formats such as FLAC, DSD, AIFF and ALAC, the firm promises best-in-class audio quality with any pair of headphones.

Source: Neowin

Microsoft Ends Sales of Lumia This December

Sales figures show that Microsoft's Lumia Windows phones are pretty much extinct and Microsoft has confirmed that they will in fact be killing the Lumia line this December. This comes only months after they showed off Continuum, the Lumia 950 & 950XL which could have changed the coroporate world. Microsoft has been known to do this, but the real bummer here is that the director of engineering mentioned a "Surface Phone". That's bad. Microsoft will end up abandoning all Lumia owners that purchased devices in the past 6 months and push another platform that they'll kill off. Microsoft NEEDS to get out of the mobile division altogether and stick to the Surface tablet/PC.

While all this is going on, Microsoft’s Director of Engineering (Windows Fundamentals), Laura Butler, who was recently involved in several Windows Insider planning meetings for Redstone 2, has been very vocal on Twitter recently, specifically mentioning a Surface Phone. While the tweets do not give much in the way of confirmation of the device, it does fuel yet more speculation.

Source: WinBeta

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