Sony unveiled a new pair of wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds that are joining the company’s lineup of headphones. The WF-C700N earbuds were designed using an extensive database of ear shape and sensitivity, giving them an extremely comfortable and inclusive fit. The earbuds feature an ambient sound mode that lets users hear natural surrounding noises, as well as complete or partial noise cancellation. Users can also personalize their settings using Sony’s Connect app. The earbuds boast tons of smart features, are waterproof and have a play time of up to 15 hours.
In other news, Nintendo and app developer DeNA have officially launched Nintendo Systems. The joint venture between the two companies is meant to help Nintendo digitize its business and focus on research and development, TechCrunch reported. Nintendo and DeNA joined forces in 2015 and have produced six titles in the mobile gaming space, including Fire Emblem Heros and Mario Kart Tour. The new joint venture, announced back in November, will create “value-added services to further reinforce Nintendo’s relationship with customers.”
Lastly, rental e-scooters will no longer be available in Paris after a majority of participants voted to ban them in a referendum. The move will severely impact numerous companies like Lime and Tier, as Paris is one of the largest markets for rental scooters in the world. Those companies’ contracts with the city will expire at the end of August, according to the New York Times. Paris launched rental e-scooters in 2018, but has since dealt with numerous issues, including an accidental death in 2021. The ban will not impact e-bikes or privately owned scooters.
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