Luxe tech is a wonderfully insane category that defies logic, preying on the flush bank accounts of people that don’t know how much a banana costs. Bang & Olufsen usually strikes a good balance between thousand-dollar gadgetry, design and function, however, and its new luxury $800 over-ear headphones might well tempt humbler bank accounts.
The BeoPlay H95s offer active noise cancellation and 38 hours of battery life. The ANC system is Bang & Olufsen’s most advanced yet, based on digital processing and using two kinds of microphones for extra noise reduction, the company said. They are, of course, built with top-end materials, including a brushed aluminum framework, lambskin ear covers and a leather headband. And at this price, I hope that protective case comes with a lock.
A US teen wrote 27,000 Wikipedia entries in a language they don't speak
Do I have to admire the work ethic?
A reminder that not every Wikipedia editor is an expert in their field. Earlier this week, a Reddit user discovered that in the Scots language version of Wikipedia, almost half (literally 49 percent) was written by a teen in North Carolina, who in fact can’t speak one of the indigenous languages of Scotland. Unsurprisingly, they didn’t do a great job, relying on faulty online translations and frequently introducing other errors.
By 2018, the 19-year-old had written more than 20,000 entries and made approximately 200,000 edits. Wikipedia admins haven’t decided what to do just yet: Do they delete all the entries made by the user, or edit them into something functionable?
LG’s latest air purifier fits right on your face
You merely adopted the mask. I was born in it, molded by it.
LG has decided that the smartest thing you can do is to strap an electronic air purifier to your face to scrub your inhalations clean before they reach your lungs. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier has a pair of three-speed fans and HEPA-style filters similar to those in LG’s household air purifiers.
Simply breathe as normal, and a built-in “respiratory sensor” will detect how fast you breathe, as well as how much air is going in and out, to adjust the fan speed. It comes with a UV purifying storage case, and the 820mAh battery will keep it running for up to eight hours.
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'Fall Guys' season two will indulge in medieval fantasy
New levels were teased, briefly.
Arguably the highlight of a pretty limp Gamescom presentation last night was a tiny sniff of the next season of Fall Guys, the world’s (and our) current game of the moment. More battle royale stages, more costumes and a medieval theme were the main takeaways, with some interesting new block building stages looking like they’ll be utter chaos — the charm of this game in the first place.
GoPro unveils a Twitch-like streaming service for thrill-seekers
It’s available for subscribers to the $5 per month GoPro Plus package.
Yes, you could just stream to Twitch, but now there’s a dedicated site for your action sports hijinks.