Bluetooth Headsets continue to offer more capabilities and less size. The Z9 from Australian-based BlueAnt Wireless offers what it calls Voice Isolation Technology. VIT uses the BlueCore-Multimedia platform from CSR plc, which includes a DSP that isolates voice signals from background noise and enhances the frequencies that affect both incoming and outgoing voices. Its Voice Isolation Max setting boosts filtering for extremely noisy environments. The headset, which lasts through five hours of talk time or 200 hours in standby, weighs only 0.35 oz and measures 1.5 inches in length. Suggested retail is $99.
These new 3D-printing technologies and printers include some that are truly boundary-breaking: a sophisticated new sub-$10,000, 10-plus materials bioprinter, the first industrial-strength silicone 3D-printing service, and a clever twist on 3D printing and thermoforming for making high-quality realistic models.
Ear-based heart-rate monitoring gained momentum recently, as sensor maker Valencell Inc. announced it has licensed its biometric earpiece technology to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd for use in so-called “hearable devices.”
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