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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Polar targets serious runners with Pacer Pro smartwatch

With the launch of the Pacer Pro, Polar is aiming to give dedicated runners all the tech needed to plan, track and analyze their training sessions in a lightweight, wrist-worn package that benefits from powerful processing and long battery life.

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Grand Seiko Kodo with world-first combination of high-accuracy devices

Grand Seiko has released its first mechanical complication watch, the Kodo Constant-force Tourbillon, which is the first timepiece to combine a tourbillon and a constant-force mechanism into a single axis for greater stability and accuracy.

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“Smart” surgical gloves track medical students’ hand movements

It goes without saying that surgeons require a very delicate, precise touch. A new set of surgical training gloves were designed with that fact in mind, as they monitor their wearer's hand movements, and provide feedback on their technique.

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Astell&Kern cuts the cord with first true wireless earphones

Korean mobile audiophile brand Astell&Kern has entered the crowded true wireless earphone space with the angular UW100 earbuds, which rock a 32-bit DAC, balanced armature drivers, Bluetooth 5.2 and aptX Adaptive.

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Casio makes new Pro Trek PRW-61 from more biodegradable biomass plastics

Casio's Pro Trek multi-function sports watch line has gone a bit greener with the introduction of the PRW-61, which features a case, case back, and strap made out of biomass plastics derived from castor seeds, corn, and similar raw materials.

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“Fitbit for the face” monitors workers’ vital signs via their masks

Healthcare workers often have to wear masks for up to 12 continuous hours, during which time they may become seriously exhausted. A new mask-mounted device is designed to help, by monitoring their vital signs and detecting leaks in the mask's seal.

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Silenton brings selective noise cancellation to existing earbuds

While many earbuds now feature noise-cancelling technology, they typically block all noises, including people's voices. The Silenton device, however, is claimed to filter out most sounds while still allowing voices through to third-party earbuds.

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Sennheiser gets in on the mix with first open-back Pro headphones

Whether you're an engineer at a recording studio or a musician producing your own tracks on a laptop, you need to be able to hear all the uncolored details. The latest open-back reference headphones from Sennheiser are designed for just that.

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