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.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
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.
Cochlear Debuts iPhone-Compatible Cochlear Implant Processor
A new product from Cochlear Limited will allow iPhone owners to stream sound from their device directly to their cochlear implant. This is made possible by the Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, a behind-the-ear sound processor that bridges the iPhone and the implant.
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.