Astell&Kern powers up for Kann Max quad-DAC digital audio player

It's been a busy week for high-end portable audio brand Astell&Kern, with the launch of the fourth member of its Kann performance line of digital audio players plus a new pair of in-ear monitors in collaboration with Campfire Audio.

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Sony beefs up the noise-cancelling with flagship WH-1000XM5 headphones

Sony has refreshed its line of flagship noise-cancelling headphones, introducing a new model with some technological tweaks to enhance the audio experience in a few ways, while offering some of the clever functionality seen in their predecessors.

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Brain imaging helmet tracks psychedelic experiences in ketamine study

An ongoing study is testing a new kind of neuroimaging device designed to easily capture brain activity in real-time. These experiments will investigate the effects of ketamine on functional connectivity in the brain before, during and after an experience.

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Saab’s Sirius Compact warfare sensor stays stealthy, locates threats

Saab has introduced a passive, lightweight, electronic warfare sensor called Sensor Compact, which is designed to act alone or in an array to locate incoming threats on a variety of tactical levels without revealing its presence.

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Quicksink kit turns “dumb” bombs into ship destroyers

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has demonstrated the ability of air-dropped bombs to sink ships with the effectiveness of a submarine-launched torpedo at a fraction of the cost by sinking a full-scale vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Lenovo embraces hybrid working with 7th-gen Yoga laptops

For many, the global COVID-19 pandemic has made going to work a case of making some space at home and powering on the webcam-packing PC. Lenovo has just launched its 7th-gen Yoga machines to tempt those looking to upgrade their home office.

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Undefined’s next-gen “silent” ion propulsion drone: still noisy

With two successful flight tests in the bag, and just under US$2 million in seed funding, Florida company Undefined Technologies has unveiled the next generation of its "silent" commercial drone, which uses ionic propulsion instead of propellers.

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“Extremely fast-charging” battery hits 60 percent in under 6 minutes

By rethinking a key battery component, scientists in China have come up with what's described as "extremely fast charging" technology that sees a lithium-ion battery hit 60 percent capacity in under six minutes.

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Record-breaking camera keeps everything between 3 cm and 1.7 km in focus

Inspired by the dual-focus visual system of a 500-million-year-old trilobite, researchers have created and tested a light field camera with the greatest depth of field ever demonstrated. Everything between 3 cm and 1.7 km from the lens stays sharp.

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Moto’s stylus-packing mid-range phone gets smoother visuals, OIS camera

Motorola has updated last year's Moto G Stylus model for 2022, adding faster processing and 5G connectivity, treating the 1080p display to a smoother refresh rate, and including a main camera with optical image stabilization.

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