Bowers & Wilkins, the iconic British audio manufacturer, has just released its latest over-ear active noise-canceling headphones the Px7 S2. The Px7 S2 is an update to the Px7, which was first released back in 2019. It features a new acoustic platform to power the 40mm drivers and features the company’s internally developed digital signal processing (DSP), which can stream music in 24-bit. The Px7 S2 can last up to 30 hours on a single charge and will retail for the same price as the original Px7 at $399.
In other news, the corporate arms race for AR capabilities continues with Walmart planning to acquire Memomi, an optical tech company that specializes in providing virtual try-on features for eyewear. The details of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but the two companies have engaged in a strategic partnership since 2019. Walmart adds the optical virtual try-on features from Memomi to its increasing stable of AR experiences, which currently range from clothing to appliances and furniture.
Lastly, Tesla is shutting down its San Mateo, California office facility and is laying off 195 out of the location’s 276 personnel. According to reporting from TechCrunch, most of those being laid off are data annotation employees, who were an essential part of the company’s autopilot development team. The company will likely shift the leftover work from the San Mateo location to the company’s other auto pilot development center located in Buffalo, New York.
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