New Audio Chip from Audience Promises Clearer Calls
Audience today announced the earSmart eS515 Smart Sound Processor for mobile devices. The eS515 can process three microphones and has hardware-accelerated algorithms for background noise elimination, separating spoken voices from other ambient sound. The eS515 supports Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) for better voice command performance, Mobile Audio Zoom for recording video, and Super Wideband support for VoIP applications. The eS515 doesn't just produce clearer calls, it also helps capture clearer audio when recording video or other media. The mobile processor is already sampling to Audience's customers.
Marshall Debuts the London, Its First Smartphone
Marshall Headphones today announced the London, an Android smartphone that puts music features in the front row. Marshall designed the phone to evoke the look and feel of its analog guitar amplifiers.
ZTE's Axon Phone Swings By the FCC for Approval
Documents spotted on the FCC site reveal more information about ZTE's forthcoming Axon phone. The company has been teasing the device on the web for several weeks and plans to reveal it in full at a July 14 event in New York City.
Apple's GarageBand Scores Alchemy Synthesizer
Apple today announced a major update to GarageBand, its music creating and recording app for iOS devices. Chiefly, GarageBand now includes the Alchemy synthesizer, which adds more than 150 new patches from Apple that span myriad styles like pop, rock, EDM, and hip hop.
ZTE Reveals the Axon Flagship Phone for the US In Full
ZTE today announced the Axon phone, the first in what will be a line of flagship smartphones. ZTE will use the Axon brand in a way similar to how Samsung uses the Galaxy brand for its best phones.
Nextbit Delivers Promised Update to Robin Smartphone, Drops the Mic on New Ringtones
Nextbit said its planned system update for the Robin smartphone will begin going out over the air today. The update pushes the operating system to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and includes the April security update, and tweaks to the camera, processor, and sound drivers.