Bluesound has launched the PULSE M wireless speaker, which is the first device from the company to feature an Omni-Hybrid speaker system. The unique design produces a 360-degree listening radius by utilizing an angled 133mm woofer and two 19mm dual tweeters offset at 45 degrees. The device is also compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and retails for $449.
In other news, a team of Scandinavian researchers has made a potentially groundbreaking discovery for the future of the internet. According to a Washington Post article, the research team was able to transmit 1.84 petabytes of data per second using a single laser-powered chip. By comparison, the internet sends roughly 1 petabyte of data per second. Not only does this chip have the power to vastly increase internet speeds and computing power if commercialized, but it will also drastically decrease the amount of energy used to power the internet.
Lastly, EU lawmakers reached an agreement with the governing body’s 27 member states to reduce emissions from new vans and cars by 100 percent by 2035. The ambitious plan is part of the EU’s “Fit for 55” package and will effectively ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles. This is an aggressive step towards a shifting mobility landscape and will likely put a lot of pressure on the United States to follow suit.
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