JABRA ELITE 85h is an award-winning pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones with SmartSound technology for both wireless calls and the very best music experience. The phones have won several awards for their technology and design, including the Best Headphones of CES 2019 award and CES Editors’ Choice Awards: The best and coolest tech to expect in 2019 from USA Today. Certainly, the SmartSound technology has a lot going for it. It uses Artificial Intelligence to analyse the sound environment and automatically applies personalised audio, Smart Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and HearThrough settings to optimise best sounds depending on the situation. Jabra SmartSound is based on audEERING’s context intelligence technology, which uses real-time acoustic scene analysis of environmental sounds. The technology can detect more than 6,000 unique sound characteristics and uses these to adapt audio output to each specific context. This means that when moving from a noisy … [Read more...] about Just cancel out the noise
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Rookies making noise: Columbian's Perez named PBA week's best (Philstar.com) - June 6, 2019 - 12:11pm MANILA, Philippines – The rookies are making their mark in this PBA season. A week after Bobby Ray Parks made his impressive league debut, CJ Perez erupted for a new career-high of 39 points in steering Columbian Dyip to its breakthrough win in the Commissioner’s Cup. Last year’s top rookie pick shot the lights out of the Mall of Asia Arena by going 7-of-8 from 3-point range in a 120-105 victory over NLEX. Overall, Perez went 15-of-21 from the field and had nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, and just a single turnover in 35 minutes of play as the Dyip finally made the win column after losing their first three outings. Perez’s career-best made him the hands down choice as the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week from May 29 to June 2. The 25-year-old Perez became the second rookie in a row … [Read more...] about Rookies making noise: Columbian’s Perez named PBA week’s best
A little bit of silence. Sometimes that’s all we want. Whether it’s halfway through a 10-hour flight with a crying baby, or trying to sleep though the snoring from the hotel room next door, the promise of noise-canceling headphones is one that every traveler probably finds intriguing. Yet are they worth it? These headphones are often expensive and for some people, they don’t live up to the hype. I’ve spent the majority of the past 5 years traveling, taking dozens of flights and train journeys, and as someone who has reviewed noise-canceling headphones for even longer, I can definitively say “maybe.” How (And When) Noise-Canceling Headphones Work Noise-canceling headphones, also called active noise-canceling headphones, use electronic processing to analyze ambient sound and attempt to generate the “opposite” sound. The result is less noise overall. Imagine ocean waves. There’s the high part, the crest, and the low part, the trough. … [Read more...] about News What’s all the noise about headphones?
In a dimly lit room, two young women dressed entirely in black face each other over a table that is stuffed with mixers, soundboards and a tangle of cords and cables; they begin their performance with a steady, monotonous beat, only to add more sounds and noises as they progress, from soothing to screeching. It seems as though they are engaged in a dialogue with one another: an initially calm conversation where tension slowly builds and eventually leads to full-on confrontation that ends with one of the performers screaming at the top of her lungs. Dark: The performance of Sarana, an ambient-experimental unit from Samarinda in East Kalimantan, is part of this year’s CTM Festival in Berlin, Germany. (Courtesy of CTM 2019/Stefanie Kulisch) The performance of Sarana, a dark ambient-experimental unit from Samarinda in East Kalimantan, was part of this year’s CTM Berlin – a festival well known for its unapologetic approach to contemporary electronic, digital and … [Read more...] about Indonesian performers make noise at Berlin’s CTM fest
By Peter Howell Movie Critic Tues., April 30, 2019 Knock Down the House Documentary on the 2018 U.S. election bids of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Paula Jean Swearingen, Cori Bush and Amy Vilela. Written by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick. Directed by Rachel Lears. Opens Wednesday on Netflix, screens May 3-4 at Hot Docs fest and May 6-16 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. 85 minutes. PG Netflix briskly describes Knock Down the House as “provocative” but the term doesn’t really describe what this documentary is all about. “Inspirational” would be a better word. Filmmaker Rachel Lears and co-writer Robin Blotnick follow four women — notably New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — as they seek to knock out incumbents in elections across the U.S.. Article Continued Below Their candidacies provoke people who favour the status quo, especially the four male incumbents whom the Democratic Party seems content to have in power … [Read more...] about Knock Down the House lets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez propel it with rousing energy