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Netflix Expands Spatial Audio to More Than 700 Titles

On February 1, Netflix announced two new features for Premium members — Spatial Audio and a bump of download devices from a limit of four to six.Netflix's spatial audio brings an immersive sound experience to any device with no additional equipment needed. Whether watching on the TV, computer, phone, or tablet, spatial audio is enabled automatically on compatible titles to enhance audio for stereo speakers. Starting this month, over 700 of the platform's most-watched titles including Stranger Things, Wednesday, and Knives Out: Glass Onion will receive the cinematic sound upgrade. While the spatial audio feature utilizes Sennheiser's Ambeo 2-Channel Spatial Audio tech, 5.1 surround sound as well as Dolby Atmos and other features will still be available for home theater systems.For a list of...

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023: all the news and updates from the event

This year’s first Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event was presented in front of an audience in San Francisco’s Masonic Auditorium, marking the first in-person event for Samsung in three years. It started on Wednesday, February 1st, at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, with some exciting announcements. Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra leads the updated lineup with a lightly-tweaked formfactor, 200-megapixel main camera sensor, and more bang for your buck, as its $1,199.99 is unchanged from last year but provides double the storage with 256MB onboard. Meanwhile, the standard Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus have similarly-updated specs, plus they now share the floating camera design of the Ultra, with MSRPs that also match last year’s phones. On the laptop side, Samsung’s new Galaxy Book3 Ultra leads the way with a 16-inch, 120...

Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is making this the ‘year of efficiency’

/ He may still be burning billions of dollars on the metaverse, but investors are liking Zuckerberg’s focus on cutting costs and bureaucracy. a:hover]:text-gray-63 text-gray-63 dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray”>Laura Normand / The Verge During Meta’s fourth-quarter earnings call with investors today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained why he wants to make this the “year of efficiency.” “I just think we’ve entered somewhat of a phase change for the company,” he said, noting that headcount steadily climbed for nearly two decades, making it “very hard to really crank on efficiency while you’re ...

Matrix Pro Is an Alternative, Portable Grid Controller Designed for Visual Performance

DJs and musicians who are always on the move now have a new way to innovate their performance, in terms of both sound and visual aesthetics. Matrix Pro is a MIDI grid controller offering novices and industry professionals alike the tools to take their production process to the next level via sound effects, modulations and more.For those unfamiliar with the use of a MIDI pad, it’s essentially a keyboard that allows musicians to produce music by manipulating instruments and other aspects of music software. Back in the day, MIDIs would often be hooked up to synths or sequencers, but most users today will simply attach the controller to their laptop.While MIDI pads are often overly complicated to use or too bulky to carry around, the developers of the Matrix have created a versatile and portab...

Rivian is laying off 6 percent of its employees — again

/ The EV company is going through another round of layoffs, less than a year after cutting 6 percent of its workforce. The layoffs come amid a broader round of belt-tightening in the tech sector.

Where to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra

/ There are currently some solid deals and incentives for being an early adopter, including smartwatches and free storage upgrades. a:hover]:text-gray-63 text-gray-63 dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge Another year, another round of flagship Samsung phones. This time around, Samsung used its Unpacked event to announce a new line of Galaxy Books, in addition to the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The latter probably feels familiar to last year’s S22 generation, as there are once again three models to choose from: a big-ish one, a bigger one, and t...

Marshall Champions 360-Degree Spatial Audio With New Middleton Quad-Speaker

Marshall is taking the concept of immersive sound to new heights with its latest piece of hardware. Debuting today, the portable Middleton speaker cultivates a superior listening experience through its True Stereophonic technology, a multi-directional stereo system made up of Class D amplifiers.Composed of four speakers located on the front, back and sides of the Middleton, the speaker offers 360-degree sound within any space. If someone owns another Marshall speaker or links up with a friend who does, the two (or more) speakers can be connected for a Stack session to stream the same songs synchronously.For those who want to further customize the sound of their music, the top of the speaker features subtle bass and treble adjustment controls, as well as a main button for playback. Both of ...

Google is reportedly testing an alternate home page with ChatGPT-style Q&A prompts

/ Google is scrambling to respond to the threat of OpenAI’s ChatGPT by augmenting its search engine with capabilities similar to the AI chatbot. a:hover]:text-black text-gray-13 dark:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>A screenshot of ChatGPT’s homepage.

NEIGHBORHOOD Reveals Special-Edition Polaroid SX-70 Foldable Camera

Following a "HOMESPRAY" Capsule with Futura Laboratories, NEIGHBORHOOD now reveals a collaboration with Polaroid as part of its Spring/Summer 2023 collection offerings.Pictured in the teaser shot is a Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1, a model released between 1977 and 1982. This particular model looks to have been given black crocodile leather touches which are paired with its usual metallic silver finishes. Beginning production in the early '70s, the SX-70 was the first instant SLR camera ever made and a cultural icon in its own right, famously the camera of choice for Andy Warhol, photographer Ansel Adams, and others. While maintaining a compact frame thanks to its foldable design, the SX-70 eliminated the need for complex procedures, making truly instant photographs (within 10 minutes...

AMD thinks the PC sales slump will end after one more rough quarter

/ AMD CEO Lisa Su says next quarter is the bottom.

Nothing Phone (2) Set to Launch This Year in the U.S.

Nothing CEO Carl Pei has officially confirmed that the company's new smartphone, the Phone (2) will be released in the U.S. later this year. When Nothing's debut Phone (1) first launched, the U.S. market was starved of an official release due in part to supply chain constraints and lackluster support from carriers. Now with over a million products shipped and more than $200 million USD in revenue last year, the company is in a position to properly roll out in the U.S. which it says is its new number 1 priority in terms of markets.“We're really excited about the U.S. market because it's a big country. If you look at our earbuds sales, about one-third comes from the U.S. And by not launching our phone in the U.S., we're leaving potentially a third of the volume on the table," said Pei in an ...