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10/1/2020

Portability, multiroom system integration and the wireless range of a 4.0 versus a 5.0 version are some of the features to consider before purchasing a Bluetooth speaker. On the more technical side, buyers should also weigh the importance of aux-input for compatibility with other speakers and consider aptX HD for higher audio resolution.

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What Hi-Fi?
10/1/2020
By Cindy Davis
Assistive listening technology has grown in versatility over the past few years, but few could have predicted the widespread usage it’s seen since the pandemic necessitated social distancing. Learn how these systems are facilitating work and events of all kinds, and how they can be of use to your organization.
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AV Technology
10/1/2020

IPStorm, a malware botnet discovered last year, has now infected 13,500 systems and is branching out beyond Windows to infect Android, Linux and Mac systems. IPStorm leaves a reverse shell on infected devices that could be used for executing distributed-denial-of-service attacks, installing crypto-mining apps or relaying malicious traffic as part of a proxy network, but the hackers' end goal remains unknown.

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ZDNet
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IPStorm
10/1/2020

Artificial intelligence will open up new roles in the IT job marketplace 15 years from now, including AI trainers, virtual reality managers and advanced data scientists, respondents to a recent Citrix survey said. More than half of the 1,000 employees surveyed said full-time work would be rare in 15 years, and more than half of the 500 surveyed C-suite leaders said most high-value specialist workers would work as freelance contractors.

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TechRepublic
10/1/2020

With Kioxia Holdings putting off its planned initial public offering this month, SK Hynix will have to wait on acquiring an equity stake of nearly 15% in the Japanese memory maker, which will create an alliance to strengthen its position in the worldwide memory chip market, this analysis notes. If the IPO had gone forward, SK Hynix was in a position to be the third-largest shareholder in Kioxia, behind Bain Capital and Toshiba.

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SK Hynix, Toshiba
10/1/2020

Zoom has introduced its flagship podcast production tool with the PodTrak P8, aiming to provide a complete podcast studio with recording, editing and mixing capabilities all in one unit.

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Podcast Pro
10/1/2020

By Jim Beaugez. For more than 300 episodes, freelance engineer/former studio owner Matt Boudreau has explored the ups and downs of the recording life with his 'Working Class Audio' podcast.

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Podcast Pro
10/1/2020

Swedish audio manufacturer IsoVox has debuted IsoMic, a new high-end voice-over microphone created with fellow Swedish company Research Electronics AB.

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Podcast Pro
10/1/2020

Accusonus has launched its new ERA 5 bundle, a collection of audio repair tools intended for use on podcasts, with updated plug-ins and new tools that address low-quality audio.

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Podcast Pro
10/1/2020

Google unveiled several new products Wednesday, starting with the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones and the Nest Audio smart speaker, which supports music streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube Music. The company also revealed the new Chromecast with Google TV dongle and remote control, which will give users access to more than 6,500 apps, along with content recommendations.

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USA Today, CNBC
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