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Dec 7 2011

Sennheiser Jumps In to Xbox Gaming Headsets

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Sennheiser USA today announced two new high end gaming headsets for use with the Xbox 360.

The x 2, a $39.95 high-end, single ear mic will prove to be cost effective while still allowing gamers to trash talk and take names over Xbox Live.

For those of use who’d rather spend a bit more on our headsets, Sennheiser offers there X 320, a $149.95 rivaling the audio quality of gaming giants like Astro and Turtle Beach. With the proven acoustical prowess of Sennheiser’s Open-Aire speaker system. This advanced system provides the best possible imaging, detail and response throughout the entire frequency range (15-23,000 Hz)…which even goes beyond what the human ear can hear. The open design reduces standing waves within the ear capsule, thereby reducing artifacts that could mask critical in-game audio (footsteps, engine noise, gunfire). Even better, it keeps your ears cool during long gaming sessions.

The around-the-ear cups have plush padding to match the headband, giving you no reason to stop playing late into the night. The noise canceling mic is capable of clean, clear voice signals while reducing distracting ambient chatter. The flip-to-mute microphone makes it easy to take a conversation offline.

 

Press Release:

Announcing Two New Sound Experiences for Xbox 360®

Old Lyme, Conn. – November 28, 2011: Xbox gamers no longer need to turn around or look over their shoulder to know what’s going on in the game. Sound engineers from world-leading audio specialist Sennheiser have developed the perfect headsets to assist gamers in hearing what’s happening around them even before they can see it.
The top-of-the-line X 320 features Sennheiser amplified stereo sound (click on image for hi-res).
The two models, the X 320 and X 2, are Sennheiser’s first ever Xbox headsets and have been developed for use with Xbox LIVE®. In this online community, more than 35 million players from around the world come together to compete in games, while being able to talk and interact with each other.
The headsets’ technology is based on expertise gained from Sennheiser’s PC gaming series—one of the best selling gaming headset series in the world—and includes new features specifically developed for Xbox gaming.
The top-of-the-line X 320 features Sennheiser amplified stereo sound, which boosts the Xbox 360’s audio experience. A professional-grade, noise-canceling microphone ensures that only the gamer’s voice is heard. Dual volume control lets gamers independently adjust the game’s audio and fellow players’ voices. The automatic microphone mute feature allows gamers to mute the microphone simply by raising the boom, thus eliminating the need for buttons.
The single-sided X 2 headset is designed as a durable and robust alternative for cost-conscious gamers who do not want to compromise on quality. As with the X 320, it also features a noise-canceling microphone.
The single-sided X 2 headset is designed as a durable and robust alternative for cost-conscious gamers who do not want to compromise on quality (click on image for hi-res).
Xbox LIVE is one of the fastest growing gaming communications platforms worldwide. That, coupled with the need for gamers to be able to communicate with teammates in the game while being able to hear top quality sound, led Sennheiser to create ideal headsets specifically for the Xbox system,” said Christian Ern of Sennheiser Communications.
The two headsets are designed to be worn for hours of continuous play, without sacrificing comfort and quality. Each includes a two-year warranty.
The X 320 (street price: $149.95) and X 2 (street price: $29.95) are available now from select retailers.
About Sennheiser Communications
Sennheiser Communications A/S is a joint venture between the electro acoustics specialist Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG and the hearing healthcare specialist William Demant Holding Group. The company manufactures wireless and wired headsets for mobile phones, call centers, offices and unified communications, as well as PC and Mac computer headsets for VoIP, entertainment and gaming. Sennheiser Communications offers both single- and double-sided headsets to suit individual needs and has a wide range of solutions. For more information, please visit www.senncom.com
About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit www.sennheiserusa.com.

Dec 1 2011

The HAL-5: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Eric Engoron

The HAL-5

Have you ever wanted to lift something that you couldn’t? Have you ever wanted to become stronger than you are in the blink of an eye? Japanese Company Cyberdyne aims to answer your prayers with the HAL-5, an exoskeleton robot that makes you stronger as you wear it.

The Hybrid-Assistive Limb 5 is an exoskeleton robot developed by Japanese Company Cyberdyne. Intended to be used to help the elderly and disabled function normally, this exoskeleton robot amplifies the electrical signals in your nerve cells, thereby making you two to ten times stronger. In one 50.7 pound (23 kg) suit, one could potentially raise their strength to superhuman levels.

This suit’s abilities can also be applied to jobs that require heavy lifting such as industrial work and jobs that require physical endurance, among other applications. While this technology was developed with good intentions, if this technology were to fall into the wrong hands, the world as we know it would change.

Imagine a world in which an army used this technology to become superpowered. Their destructive force can be taken to new and terrible heights. There is a crucial difference between being able to lift 400 pounds and 4000 pounds. When this exoskeleton robot is eventually released, mankind will be tested. Will this technology remain the savior of rehabilitation in the medical world? Will this technology be used to save lives by lifting beams in collapsing buildings? Or, will this technology be used for destruction? Only time will tell.

The HAL-5 will be released in hospitals around Japan in 2012 for preliminary testing and will be released to the public by 2015. If you have always wanted to have super strength, this could be the technology you’ve been waiting for. However, I caution you that with great power comes great responsibility.


Nov 27 2011

Documents to Go: Productivity in Your Pocket

Eric Engoron

With smartphones becoming more and more popular among teenagers, they have begun to lose their true meaning, productivity on the go. In an attempt to bring back the productive side of smartphones, DataViz inc. has released Documents to Go, an app that aims to be Microsoft office in your pocket, and succeeds in being so.

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Nov 16 2011

Taking The Hassle Out Of Data Transfer – Presenting CloudFTP

Eric Engoron

Have you ever wanted to take data off of a USB and put it on your iPad, iPhone, or any other wireless device? If you have, you know that this process is a hassle that involves your computer as a middleman to bridge the USB and your device, and then you have to do all that tedious dragging and dropping. However, CloudFTP, a kickstarter project by the Sanho Corporation, promises to be a game changer that eliminates the middleman.

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Nov 13 2011

Saturday Night Live Makes Technology Hump

Adam Shear

Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured a really hilarious skit, starring Emma Stone and Andy Samberg.  They hosted a show called “We’re Gonna Make Technology Hump.”  I don’t want to spoil to much, but you just have to see it.  It’s pretty hysterical, especially for those who love tech products as much as we do, at TripTronicTech.  For those on iOS devices, this video does require Flash, just so you know.


Nov 4 2011

Editorial: What the General Public Does Not Understand About 3D

Adam Shear

One of the newest technologies out there is digital 3D.  You see it everywhere from 3D movies, 3D televisions, and now devices like the Nintendo 3DS and HTC Evo 3D which can display 3D without the need for special glasses.  This change of dimensions is too rapid for most people according to what I have been hearing from everyone around me.  While there are many people like myself who understand this new format and have embraced it, there are still more people than not in my life who believe that 3D is awful or has “jumped the shark”.  This piece is probably inspired by overhearing a conversation some of my co-workers had about 3D several months ago.  For everyone, it is always the same problems and thoughts when it comes to hating on 3D.  In this editorial, I will list what I believe the general public does not understand or needs to understand about 3D, address these problems head on, and convince you why 3D is here to stay and will become the norm in the next decade or so.

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May 25 2011

UPDATE: NOW OFFICIAL! Are You Ready For The Future Of Payments?

Tarndeep

Ready or not, the future’s coming! Several unnamed sources, cited by The Wall Street Journal, are reporting Google’s NFC (Near Field Communication) platform will be used in stores soon. Phones with the NFC chip built in, will essentially be a new form of payment. You will be able to wave the phone or device, provided it has NFC built in, in front of a small reader at the checkout counter, and your payment will go through without the hassle of coins or credit cards.  Continue reading


Apr 21 2011

Review: The Sexy Samsung Galaxy S – T-Mobile Vibrant

Tarndeep

SGSVibrantThe Samsung Galaxy S Series have been out for quite a bit now, and these 4 inch beasts (No pun intended) sold over 10 million in seven months; now that’s impressive.

The Galaxy S Series has been an impressive line of devices from the start, with it’s impressive internals, and a sexy screen. Originally, it was just one device that was shown of many times at events like CES (Consumer Electronics Show), but it was changed physically for different carriers.

The Galaxy S was and is extremely popular in the US; Samsung even got Google to base the Nexus S on the Galaxy S Series! The original SGS (Samsung Galaxy S) didn’t release on any of the four major carriers in the US. Eventually,  Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint did get the SGS, however, with some variations. The main variations were things such as, the removal of a FFC (Front Facing Camera) (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon), an addition of a physical keyboard (Sprint), change in physical shape, and a camera flash (Verizon, Sprint). Continue reading


Apr 13 2011

[Android]TrueCaller: Instant Caller ID

Tarndeep

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No matter how private I try to keep my number, people seem to get my number somehow, in one way or another. This is fine, as long as

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it’s not always a prank call, but what I dislike the most, is when I pick up and nobody talks! For some reason, I have to call that number back, unless it’s private; then I wait and hope they call again, so I know who it is. If I don’t find out, it irks me. Then, someone mentioned an advanced Caller ID application available for free on the Android Market called, TrueCaller (with a paid version containing more features.) I jumped on this as soon as I could. I thought this was the caller ID app I was looking for.

 

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Apr 13 2011

[Android]Astrid Task/Todo List

Tarndeep

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Are you like me and can’t remember half the things you need to do, without some sort of list that constantly reminds you? Fear not, you’re not alone, and Todoroo, Inc. knows that. With Astrid, an open source to-do list/task manager, getting your tasks done at specific times is now effortless.

Application: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.timsu.astrid

Description(Provided by Developer): Astrid is the much loved open source todo list / task manager designed to help you get stuff done. It features reminders, tags, sync, a widget and more. visit weloveastrid.com for more info or to help make Astrid better. Continue reading