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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

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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Spotify
10/1/2020

Microsoft has opened preorders for the budget-friendly touch-screen Surface Laptop Go and the updated Surface Pro X with SQ2. The company's earlier mantra of putting a PC in every home has evolved into ensuring the accessibility of "a PC for every single person," says chief engineer Panos Panay.

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VentureBeat
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Panos Panay
10/1/2020

HP has enhanced its Reverb 2 VR headset with the release of the Omnicept edition by adding eye-, heart- and face-tracking features to better assist with training and simulations. The company says it has prioritized privacy by not storing any data on the device.

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ZDNet
10/1/2020

As distributed workforces and student bodies look set to remain a major factor going forward, it's time to consider improving the way these communications are heard. In this guide, we examine the latest solutions and techniques for enhancing the audio performance of small, medium, and large spaces, so that we can continue to remain unified regardless of our distance apart.

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