By Jenny EverettPosted 01.16.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
The Gennum nXZEN noise-reduction Bluetooth headset
Two microphones inside the headset zero in on the speaker´s voice while canceling out background noise.
I left myself a voicemail from Grand Central Station during rush hour.
THE REAL DEAL
Although I could hear some background noise, it was minimal, making it easy to hear the "Get to work!" message I´d left.
These portable satellite radios deliver programming from 22,000 miles above Earth to your pocket
By Jenny EverettPosted 10.05.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Think of these pretty portable players as the lovechildren of TiVo, satellite radio and the iPod. They allow you to record your favorite crystal-clear satellite programming TiVo-style and then listen to it later on, wherever you are. Although these wearable units are not themselves satellite receivers-they have to be docked to receive and record content-the XM Samsung neXus and Sirius S50 have two key advantages over their antenna-outfitted relatives: They´re half the size, and you can upload your MP3 and WMA files and mix them into your satellite-radio playlists.
Three years after its Human Transporter was supposed to change the world, Dean Kamen's innovation factory unveils a successor that just wants to have fun.
By Jenny EverettPosted 11.07.2004 at 4:00 pm 0 Comments
I’ve just stepped onto the factory floor at Segway world headquarters in Bedford, New Hampshire, when two engineers sporting matching jeans (tapered), shirts (plaid) and hairlines (receding) glide by and shoot me matching expressions (grins). “Doesn’t anyone walk around here?” I ask, as the distinctive, almost melodic hum of the Human Transporter (HT) trails off. Segway development engineer David Robinson responds with a different expression, this one more quizzical than the one on his colleagues’ faces. “Would you?” he asks.