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 Netflix, Inc. is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media in North and South America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs are sent via Permit Reply Mail. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. It started its subscription-based digital distribution service in 1999 and by 2009 it was offering a collection of 100,000 titles on DVD and had surpassed 10 million subscribers. On February 25, 2007, Netflix announced the billionth DVD delivery. In April 2011, Netflix announced 23.6 million subscribers in the United States and over 26 million worldwide. By 2011, the total digital revenue for Netflix reached at least $1.5 billion. However, on 23 October 2012, Netflix reported an 88% fall in third-quarter profits.

Netflix was founded in 1997 in Scotts Valley, California by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings, who previously had worked together at Pure Software, along with Mitch Lowe. Hastings was inspired to start the company after being charged late fees for returning a rented copy of Apollo 13 after the due date. The Netflix website launched in April 1998 with an online version of a more traditional pay-per-rental model (US $4 per rental plus US $2 in postage; late fees applied). Netflix introduced the monthly subscription concept in September 1999, then dropped the single-rental model in early 2000. Since that time the company has built its reputation on the business model of flat-fee unlimited rentals without due dates, late fees, shipping or handling fees, or per title rental fees.


Netflix initiated an initial public offering (IPO) on May 29, 2002, selling 5,500,000 shares of common stock at the price of US $15.00 per share. On June 14, 2002, the company sold an additional 825,000 shares of common stock at the same price. After incurring substantial losses during its first few years, Netflix posted its first profit during fiscal year 2003, earning US $6.5 million profit on revenues of US $272 million.


In 2005, 35,000 different film titles were available and Netflix shipped 1 million DVDs out every day.


Netflix developed and maintains an extensive personalized video-recommendation system based on ratings and reviews by its customers. On October 1, 2006, Netflix offered a $1,000,000 prize to the first developer of a video-recommendation algorithm that could beat its existing algorithm, Cinematch, at predicting customer ratings by more than 10%.

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In February 2007, the company delivered its billionth DVD. In 2007, the company began to move away from its original core business model of mailing DVDs and introduced video-on-demand via the Internet. Netflix grew while DVD sales fell from 2006 to 2011.


Netflix has played a prominent role in independent film distribution. Through a division called Red Envelope Entertainment, Netflix licensed and distributed independent films such as Born into Brothels and Sherrybaby. As of late 2006, Red Envelope Entertainment also expanded into producing original content with filmmakers such as John Waters. Netflix announced plans to close Red Envelope Entertainment in 2008, in part to avoid competition with its studio partners.


Netflix has been one of the most successful dot-com ventures. A The New York Times article from September 2002, said that, at the time, Netflix mailed about 190,000 discs per day to its 670,000 monthly subscribers. The company's published subscriber count increased from one million in the fourth quarter of 2002 to around 5.6 million at the end of the third quarter of 2006, to 14 million in March 2010. Netflix's growth has been fueled by the fast spread of DVD players in households; as of 2004, nearly two-thirds of U.S. homes had a DVD player. Netflix capitalized on the success of the DVD and its rapid expansion into U.S. homes, integrating the potential of the Internet and e-commerce to provide services and catalogs that brick and mortar retailers could not compete with. Netflix also operates an online affiliate program which has helped it to build online sales for DVD rentals. The company offers unlimited vacation time for salaried workers and allows employees to take any amount of their paychecks in stock options.


On September 18, 2011, Netflix announced its intentions to rebrand and structure its DVD home media rental service as an independent subsidiary company called Qwikster, totally separating DVD rentals and streaming. Andy Rendich, a 12-year veteran of Netflix, would have been the CEO of Qwikster. The new service would carry video games whereas Netflix did not. Then, in October 2011, Netflix announced that it would retain its DVD service under the name Netflix and would not, in fact, create Qwikster for that purpose.


On October 24, 2011, Netflix announced it lost 800,000 US subscribers in the third quarter of 2011 and more subscriber losses were expected in the fourth quarter of 2011. Despite the losses, earnings for Netflix jumped 63 percent for the third quarter of 2011.


On January 26, 2012, Netflix said it added 610,000 subscribers in the US by the end of the fourth quarter of 2011. The company announced it had 24.4 million US subscribers for this time period.


In April 2012, Netflix filed with the FEC to form a political action committee (PAC) called FLIXPAC. Politico referred to the Los Gatos, California-based PAC as "another political tool with which to aggressively press a pro-intellectual property, anti-video piracy agenda."The hacktivist group Anonymous called for a boycott of Netflix following the news. Netflix spokesperson Joris Evers indicated that the PAC was not set up to support SOPA and PIPA, tweeting that the intent was to "engage on issues like net neutrality, bandwidth caps, UBB and VPPA.


International

Netflix first moved internationally by launching their streaming-only service in Canada on September 22, 2010. Then, in spring 2011, Netflix announced they would further expand internationally by launching services in Latin America, by the end of 2011, and in the European market, starting in Spain by 2012,which ultimately proved to be false. Subsequently, Netflix completed the launch of streaming-content services in Latin America in September 2011 by launching in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.


In October 2011, it was announced that Netflix would be launching in the UK and Ireland in early 2012. Netflix was officially launched as a streaming-only service in the United Kingdom and Ireland on January 9, 2012. On August 20, 2012 Netflix announced it had reached the one million member milestone in the UK and Ireland.

On August 15, 2012, Netflix announced that it would be rolling out its services to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland before the end of 2012,eventually launching these services in October 2012.

Services

Netflix is a subscription-based movie and television show rental service that offers media to subscribers via Internet streaming and via US mail.

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Internet video streaming

Netflix offers Internet video streaming ("Watch Instantly") of selected titles to computers running Windows or Mac OS X and to compatible devices. Internet video streaming once came at no additional charge with Netflix's regular subscription service; however, only a portion of Netflix's content is available via the "Watch Instantly" option. In its simplest form, video is streamed to the user using standard PC hardware, and requires Microsoft's Silverlight software to be installed. Viewing is initiated by pressing a "Play Instantly" button, and played back on the PC monitor. Films can be paused or restarted at will. According to a 2011 report by Sandvine, Netflix is the biggest source of North American web traffic, accounting for 33% of traffic during peak periods and 28.8% of aggregate traffic.


Initially, the feature offered subscribers one hour of media for approximately every dollar they spent on their subscription. (A $16.99 plan, for example, entitled the subscriber to 17 hours of streaming media.) In January 2008, however, Netflix lifted this restriction, at which point virtually all subscribers were entitled to unlimited hours of streaming media at no additional cost. Subscribers with a plan of $4.99/two DVDs per month, one DVD at a time, were allowed two hours which could only be watched on a computer. The terms of the service were a response to the introduction of Apple's new video rental services. Netflix has since split its DVD and streaming service in two, charging separately for each.


According to Netflix Tech Support, Netflix's content library is encoded into three bandwidth tiers, in a compression format based on the VC-1 video and Windows Media Audio codecs[citation needed]. Of these, the lowest tier requires a continuous downstream bandwidth (to the client) of 1.5 Mbit/s, and offers stereo audio and video quality comparable to DVD. The middle tier requires 3 Mbit/s, and offers "better than DVD quality". The highest tier requires 5 Mbit/s, (uses up to 2.3 GB/hour =0.654 MB/s =5.23 Mbit/s) and offers 720p HD with surround sound audio. As of October 2011, several devices also have the ability to stream Netflix content at 1080p resolution, including the PlayStation 3 console and Roku 2 series set-top boxes which require 8 Mbit/s.


Netflix does not officially support playback on Linux PCs although the Linux-based Roku devices are supported. It is possible to connect the Roku device, game console, or Blu-ray Disc player to a Linux PC (or directly to the computer monitor) with an adapter. It is also possible to run Windows and Netflix in a virtual machine such as Virtualbox or QEMU. In a TechRepublic interview in August 2010, Netflix's VP of Corporate Communications stated that available Silverlight plugins for Linux, such as Moonlight, do not support the PlayReady DRM system that Netflix requires for playback. Netflix does support the Android operating system, which uses a forked version of the Linux kernel. There is an unofficial Netflix app based on Wine that allows watching Netflix on Linux without installing Windows in a virtual machine.


The selection of available titles is based upon the user's IP address. For most users, this corresponds to the user's physical location. However, it means that, for example, a user in Canada who is accessing the Internet through a U.S.-based router connection will see the selection available to U.S. users.


According to a survey by Nielsen in July 2011, 42% of all Netflix users make use of a stand-alone computer to connect to Netflix, 25% do so by using the Wii, 14% by connecting their computers to a TV, 13% make use of a PlayStation 3 and 12% use an Xbox 360. According to Sony, the PlayStation 3 was the top one in 2012.


History

On October 1, 2008, Netflix announced a partnership with Starz Entertainment to bring 2,500+ new movies and television shows to Watch Instantly in what is being called Starz Play.


In August 2010, Netflix announced it had reached a five-year deal worth nearly $1 billion to stream movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM. The deal increases the amount Netflix spends on streaming movies annually. It spent $117 million in the first six months of 2010 on streaming, up from $31 million in 2009. This deal adds roughly $200 million per year.


As of 2011, Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service holds first-run rights to films from Paramount Pictures, MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment (through an output deal with Epix), along with back-catalog titles to films from Time Warner, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Disney, and other distributors. Netflix also provides current and back-catalog TV programs distributed by NBC Universal, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, with select shows from Warner Bros. as well. Netflix also previously held the rights to select titles from the Criterion Collection, but those were pulled from the streaming library when Criterion titles were added to Hulu's Hulu Plus streaming library. Netflix has "pay TV window" deals with Relativity Media, FilmDistrict, and Open Road Films.


On July 12, 2011 Netflix announced that it would separate the current subscription plans into two separate plans: one covering the instant streaming and the other DVD rental.The cost for streaming would be $7.99 while DVD rental would start at the same price. The announcement led to a flurry of negative reception amongst Netflix's Facebook followers, posting negative comments on the company's wall.Twitter comments also spiked a "Dear Netflix" trend with generally negative comments as well. The company defended its decision during its initial announcement of the change. "Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add-on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs," Netflix wrote on its blog. "Creating an unlimited-DVDs-by-mail plan (no streaming) at our lowest price ever, $7.99, does make sense and will ensure a long life for our DVDs-by-mail offering.


In a reversal, Netflix announced in October 2011 that its streaming and DVD-rental plans would remain together under the Netflix brand.

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On September 1, 2011, Starz announced it would remove their movies from Netflix streaming on February 28, 2012. Since the agreement was strictly for streaming movie titles, DVD rentals through Netflix were not affected. However, around that same time, it was announced Netflix would, in 2013, assume the pay-TV rights to films from DreamWorks Animation (those output rights are currently held by HBO).

In the United States, the company provides a monthly flat-fee service for the rental of DVD and Blu-ray Discs. A subscriber creates an ordered list, called a rental queue, of movies to rent. The movies are delivered individually via the United States Postal Service from an array of regional warehouses. As of March 28, 2011, Netflix had 58 shipping locations throughout the U.S. The subscriber can keep the rented movie as long as desired, but there is a limit on the number of movies (determined by subscription level) that each subscriber can have on loan simultaneously. To rent a new movie, the subscriber must mail the previous one back to Netflix in a metered reply mail envelope. Upon receipt of the disc, Netflix ships the next available disc in the subscriber's rental queue.


Netflix offers several pricing tiers for DVD rental of one to three DVDs at a time. Subscribers with accounts in good standing can upgrade to plans offering up to eight DVDs at a time. Gift subscriptions are also available. Since November 21, 2008, Netflix has offered their subscribers access to Blu-ray Discs for an additional fee.


In addition to its movie rental service, Netflix formerly sold used movies. The purchase was delivered via the same system and billed using the same payment methods as rentals. This service was discontinued at the end of November 2008.


Starting January 6, 2010, Netflix reached an agreement with Warner Brothers Pictures to delay renting new releases for 28 days from their retail release in an attempt to help studios sell more physical media at retail outlets. A similar deal with Universal Studios and Twentieth Century Fox was reached on April 9, 2010.


In 2011, Netflix split its service pricing so that customers must decide whether they want to pay for online streams, access to DVDs by mail, or both.


Qwikster

On September 18, 2011, Netflix CEO and Co-Founder Reed Hastings said in a Netflix blog post that the DVD section of Netflix would be split off and renamed Qwikster, and stated that the only major change would be separate websites for the services. The new service was to also carry video games for an additional charge, whereas the previous Netflix did not. Netflix subscribers who wanted DVDs by mail would have had to use a separate website to access Qwikster.


On October 10, 2011, following negative reaction from customers, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced the cancellation of the planned Qwikster service and said that the DVD-by-mail service would remain a part of Netflix.

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Profiles

In June 2008, Netflix announced plans to eliminate its online subscriber profile feature that fall. Profiles allow one subscriber account to contain multiple users (e.g. husband and wife, or two roommates) with separate DVD queues, ratings, recommendations, friend lists, reviews, and intra-site communications for each. Netflix contended that elimination of profiles would improve customer experience.However, likely as a result of negative reviews and reaction by Netflix users,Netflix reversed its decision to remove profiles 11 days after its announcement.In announcing the reinstatement of profiles, Netflix defended its original decision, stating, "Because of an ongoing desire to make our website easier to use, we believed taking a feature away that is only used by a very small minority would help us improve the site for everyone," then explained its reversal, "Listening to our members, we realized that users of this feature often describe it as an essential part of their Netflix experience. Simplicity is only one virtue and it can certainly be outweighed by utility.


Programming

Original programming

Further information: List of original programs distributed by Netflix

In March 2011, Netflix announced plans to begin acquiring original content for its popular Watch Instantly subscription service, beginning with the hour-long political drama House of Cards, which will debut on the streaming service in late 2012. The series will be helmed by David Fincher, with Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey headlining the cast. In late 2011, Netflix picked up two 8-episode seasons of Lilyhammer and a fourth season of Arrested Development. Deadline.com reported Netflix is nearing a 13-episode series order, for both Orange Is The New Black and Hemlock Grove. Netflix announced that Hemlock Grove, will be coming in early 2013.

Movie and TV library

Netflix currently has exclusive pay-TV deals with major and mini-major movie studios. Films featured on Watch Instantly include recent releases from Relativity Media (and its subsidiary Rogue Pictures), as well as titles from DreamWorks Animation (DreamWorks Animation will stream their films beginning in 2013 when their current pay-TV deal ends with HBO), Open Road Films, FilmDistrict, The Weinstein Company (The Films from TWC are foreign language, documentary, and certain other movies from The Weinstein Company and films from), and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (including Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disneynature, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Studios).


Epix and Netflix have signed a five-year streaming deal; the first two years of the deal Epix content are exclusive to Netflix (Epix films will come to Netflix 90 days after they premiere on Epix. These include films from Paramount Pictures, MGM and Lionsgate). On September 1, 2011, Starz announced it had broken off talks with Netflix to renew its streaming deal. This meant any Starz movies and shows would be removed from Netflix streaming on February 28, 2012. Movie titles that are available on DVD are not affected and can be acquired from Netflix by this method. However, select movies that have previously been seen on Starz continue to be available on Netflix under license from their respective TV distributors. For instance, certain Revolution Studios films shown on Netflix are under license from Lionsgate/Debmar-Mercury.


Other studios providing content on Netflix are licensed from Disney–ABC Television Group, DreamWorks Classics, Warner Bros. Television, 20th Television, and CBS Television Distribution. On August 23, 2012, Netflix and The Weinstein Company sign a Multi-Year Output Deal for RADiUS-TWC.


On December 4, 2012, Netflix and The Walt Disney Company announced an exclusive multi-year U.S. subscription television service agreement with Netflix for first run of Walt Disney Studios animated and live-action movies. New titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Disneynature will be available from Netflix in 2016. However, classic titles such as "Dumbo", "Pocahontas" and "Alice in Wonderland" were made available to Netflix immediately. Direct-to-video new releases will be available in 2013. The agreement came after Disney's announcement in November 2012, that it would be shutting down its web movie service Disney Movies Online on December 31, 2012.


On January 14, 2013, Netflix signed an agreement with Time Warner subsidiaries Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros. Television to distribute content from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and Adult Swim, as well as the 2012 Dallas TV series airing on TNT beginning in March 2013.

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KEF Uni-Core subwoofer technology maximum bass and minimum volume

In the company itself, KC62 is called “The Biggest Small Subwoofer”, with British humor playing around the word “biggest” and using it not in the literal sense (“bigger than others”), but in the meaning of “the most important, significant, grandiose”.

The KEF KC62 subwoofer uses Uni-Core technology, which is said to significantly reduce the size of the novelty. We have already written about this architecture, in which a pair of oppositely directed drivers uses a common magnet system for two coaxial voice coils of different diameters.

In addition to Uni-Core, the Kef KC62 subwoofer received other proprietary technologies. First of all, it is the "pleated" shape of the external suspension of both P-Flex Surround cones, nicknamed "Origami Surround" for its shape. KEF assured that such a suspension better resists acoustic pressure inside the cabinet, without limiting the sensitivity and maximum amplitude of the driver.


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Another technology - Smart Distortion Control - reduces non-linear distortion, acting similarly to the EMOS (electromechanical feedback) system. True, it does not use any additional sensors to measure the diffuser displacement, but “simply” measures the current in the voice coil.

The built-in class D amplifier in KEF KC62 sub receives a signal from the DSP processor, in which signal processing algorithms are wired - such as iBX (Intelligent Bass Extension) or SmartLimiter.

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The extruded aluminum housing further reduces the size of the sub. The result of all efforts was the following parameters: the declared frequency response is 11–200 Hz (±3 dB) and the maximum sound pressure is 105 dB.

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The novelty received flexible connectivity options, including compatibility with the KW1 wireless adapter kit. There is also a line output with a high-pass filter, and KEF SmartConnect technology solves connection problems.

The two 165mm cones are equipped with suspensions  that KEF calls P-Flex or "Origami".

“P-Flex is a brand new speaker surround (the manufacturer has applied for a patent). It resists the acoustic pressure inside the cabinet without limiting the sensitivity, as traditional semi-circular surrounds do in conventional speakers. At KEF, it is called "origami" because the appearance of the hanger is reminiscent of the Japanese art of paper folding. 

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However, whatever name you choose, the fact remains that the suspension allows the drivers to move with greater amplitude, resulting in deeper bass and more accurate bass reproduction with significantly reduced distortion.

Finally, Smart Distortion Control technology reduces non-linear distortion. The principle used is similar to an electromechanical feedback system. But unlike EMOS, special sensors are not used - instead, the current in the voice coil is measured, which allows you to instantly compensate for the detected non-linear distortions.

“Essentially, the circuit continuously monitors the current in the voice coil, detecting and then correcting any non-linear distortion. SDCT works in conjunction with KEF's DSP iBX (Intelligent Bass Extension) and SmartLimiter algorithms to ensure that the two 500W Class D amplifiers that power the drivers deliver the perfect signal.”

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The Kef KC62 sub is versatile and equally effective when listening to music, watching movies or playing video games.

The KC62 1000 watt subwoofer exceeds traditional expectations of what a subwoofer can achieve depending on its size.

Technical features of the active subwoofer KEF KC62 Sub


Equipped with a 1000W RMS Class D amplifier (2 x 500W).
Frequency range 11 - 200 Hz (±3 dB), maximum sound pressure 105 dB.
Music Integrity Engine Intelligent Distortion Control
with iBX, SmartLimiter and Room Placement settings
Built into the processor are signal processing algorithms and five room alignment presets that allow you to optimize the KC62's performance no matter where you place it in the room - side by side with a wall, in a corner, inside a closet or on a platform right in the open air, another mode involves adjusting directly to the features of the room.
The body is made of extruded (pressed) aluminum;
Colors - black (Carbon Black) and white (Mineral White).
Dimensions (H x W x D) - 246 x 256 x 248 mm;
The subwoofer weighs 14 kg.
The presence of a high-frequency line output means that the subwoofer can be used in conjunction with external active speakers such as the popular KEF LS50 bookshelf monitors or the KEF LSX wireless speakers.

It is quite possible that with the advent of Uni-Core technology developed by KEF engineers, the rule “If you want deep juicy bass, buy a huge sub” no longer works, and the era of bulky subwoofers is coming to an end ... 





Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2

 Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2

Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2

 Adaptive AptX and proprietary ANC

It took English audio engineers from Bowers & Wilkins three years to create the next version of their flagship on-ear headphones - the Px7 S2 model replaces the quite successful Px7 in this post . Now it is Px7 S2 that can be considered the best full-size B&W headphones.

With the obvious continuity of design, the novelty was "redesigned from scratch." At least that's what marketing VP Giles Pocock and brand activator Peter Madueno say. The headphones are lighter and sleeker, with new 40mm “low distortion” drivers, as B&W says, still angled. The ear pads are filled with memory foam for a comfortable listening experience.

Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2

The novelty supports the AptX adaptive codec, complemented by proprietary audio processing and the current active noise reduction system. In total, 6 microphones work in Px7 S2: two “listen” to the sound of the speaker, two - external noise, two more are responsible for voice transmission. The verified location of each of the microphones is especially noted.

All this interacts with the Bowers & Wilkins Music App, from which you can control noise reduction modes (transparency mode is also provided), equalizer, turn on the voice assistant, etc. The alternative is the controls on the headphones themselves. There is a choice.

Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2

The Px7 S2 battery lasts 30 hours, after which 15 minutes of fast charging can add another 7 hours. If there is no power source, a 3.5mm audio cable is included. Another connector on the Px7 S2 body is USB-C and the cable is also included. All this together is placed in a convenient case, and it turned out to be thinner than its predecessor. Headphones are available in 3 colors - gray, blue and black.

Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2 headphones cost $400 in the US.

AMAZON PRIME DAY 2022

AMAZON PRIME DAY 2022

AMAZON PRIME DAY 2022

Prime Day 2022   Amazon's 48-hour summer sale is official and will run from 

 Tuesday 12th to Wednesday 13th July. 

The two-day event will see the retail giant drop new deals every few minutes, both on the website and on the Amazon app, flooding the internet with an unholy number of bargains. That's the plan, at least.

The big news is that Amazon has already teased some pretty tasty Prime Day 2022 deals, including up to 60% off its own devices. For example, the Echo Dot 4th Gen is now only £29(opens in new tab) (or you can buy two for just £37.98 with code 'DOT4'), while the excellent Fire TV Cube is down to just £55

Echo Dot smart speakers, Fire TV streamers, Fire tablets and more). Some of the early Prime Day deals are live now (see below).

Eager beavers can also try hi-res music streaming absolutely free for 90 days thanks to the 4 months Amazon Music Unlimited free deal(opens in new tab)FBBut that's just for starters. With the cost of living crisis beginning to bite, we'd expect to see some major price crashes come Prime Day 2022, including 'lowest ever' prices on selected 4K TVs, soundbars, headphones, speakers, hi-fi, home cinema kit and more.

So whether you've been eyeing up a stylish Bluetooth speaker, an immersive Dolby Atmos soundbar or a a state-of-the-art 4K OLED TV, there's every chance that Prime Day will knock the stuffing out of its original RRP.

Netflix Officially Announces Season 2 of 'The Squid Game'

Netflix Officially Announces Season 2 of 'The Squid Game'

 Streaming service Netflix has released a 10-second teaser trailer for the second season of the South Korean series The Squid Game. The corresponding video on Sunday, June 12, the company published on Twitter.

“Red light... [Give] Green light! The Squid Game will officially return with a second season," the platform said in a statement.


While there is no exact information about the release date of the project. However, information has spread on the Web that the project will be released in 2024.

As director Hwang Dong-hyuk clarified, the main character of the first season, Song Ki-hoon, will be cast again in the series.

On November 11, it was reported that the South Korean TV series "The Squid Game" surpassed the HBO hit "Game of Thrones" in the number of views of related videos on YouTube video hosting.

Prior to that, on November 9, director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed the series had been renewed for a second season . He added that it is still too early to talk about the exact terms and conditions of the project.

On October 17, Bloomberg estimated Netflix's earnings from The Squid Game at nearly $900 million, which is a hefty sum given that the writers spent only $21.4 million on the entire production, about $2.4 million per episode. In addition, after the release of the series, the company's shares rose by 7%.

The South Korean series "The Squid Game" has become the largest project in the history of the streaming service. It was released on September 17 and has already crossed the threshold of 111 million views, becoming the platform's most watched series in its history.

Netflix launches Spatial Audio support for all devices

 

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Netflix has announced the launch of a new technological feature - now outgoing projects will support the Spatial audio system. This means that if you watch the content of the service in any headphones and on any device, you will hear spatial audio as if in a home theater - the sounds will be emulated on different sides of you, and will also include height effects. In other words, this is Dolby Atmos, for which you do not need to buy a large number of speakers and an audio receiver.

The function is available now, you can drive in the Spatial audio service search and watch any show that supports the new technology. Projects at the start include Red Notice, The Witcher and the fourth season of Stranger Things. The latter, by the way, is a showcase of Dolby Atmos technology, a cooler-sounding project has not yet come out even from eminent Hollywood studios. Now you can feel it all at home or even on the road.

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Bose Soundsport Earbuds

 Whether you're looking for the best running headphones or the best sports headphones, chances are you've been looking for what the Bose catalog has to offer. After all, this is a brand that has built a solid reputation for producing some of the best wireless sports headphones on the market in recent years.

But should you consider. Bose sports headphones? Their introduction follows on the heels of the excellent Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, of which we are huge fans. The big question is, how much of that brilliance has Bose managed to pass on to its cheaper siblings? Some elements have, of course, been sacrificed and changed to achieve a lower price; but is there the same character? If so, we might be looking at five-star shooting.

Bose Soundsport Earbuds Review

Design and build

The design and construction of the Bose SoundSport Earbuds is a cross between the new QuietComfort headphones and an old pair of true wireless Bose SoundSport Free headphones.

The shells are smaller and slightly more rounded than the ones you get with the QuietComforts, although they still protrude just as far from your ears. They don't look ridiculous, however, and look much thinner than the SoundSport Free, though nowhere near as thin as rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live.

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The Bose Sport earphones seem to be a bit cheaper than their siblings, as they use more durable plastic on the touch surfaces. This, of course, was to be expected. They are also slightly lighter than the QuietComforts at 6.75g (vs. 8.5g for the QuietComforts).

You have a choice of three finishes: Triple Black, Glacier White or Baltic Blue from our review sample.

Bluetooth version 5.1

Noise Cancellation No

Battery life 5 hours (15 with charger)

Voice control Siri, Google Assistant

Completes x3

As has become the norm for Bose wireless earphones lately, you only come with silicone tips in three different sizes (small, medium, and large). We would normally criticize this selection as quite limited were it not for the fact that it is relatively easy for us to find the right size. The combination of large, soft, and flexible silicone eartips (Bose calls them "umbrella"), combined with the equally soft wing tips, really helps the earbuds sit securely in place without pushing them into your ear canal. This also makes them comfortable for long listening sessions.

The tips are easy to swap out too - other manufacturers can definitely learn a thing or two about the ease with which you can take one headphone off and put the other on.

The isolation you get from the Bose headphones is good, though we'd be lying if we said we didn't miss out on the efficiency and noise-canceling level provided by the QuietComfort. Headphones. Yes, they're more expensive, but it's not uncommon to get noise canceling headphones even at that price. Let's take the excellent Sony WF-SP800N as an example.

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Capabilities

The bose soundsport headphones are IP4 rated, which means they are sweat and weather resistant, so you shouldn't have any problems if you get caught in a light downpour while on your weekly 5K run.

Battery life averages five hours per charge, and the carrying case provides two more full charges for a total of 15 hours. That compares to six hours and two extra charges of the QuietComfort headphones and a full nine hours on a single charge from the Sony WF-SP800N. You should be able to take a dead battery from zero to two hours with a 15-minute quick charge via USB-C. Unlike QuietComfort, there is no wireless charging here.

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The carrying case for the Bose Sport headphones is slightly smaller and narrower than the QuietComfort headphones. It's a little longer due to the way the buds are arranged inside. A group of five LEDs on the front show you how much battery is left in the case, and inside there is a pairing button that you will need to press every time you want to connect the buds to a new source.

We find the pairing process a little tricky and inconsistent. We're trying to pair them with iPhones and MacBooks, switching between them manually in the app when needed. But the transition isn't as smooth as we think. Sports headphones also have trouble simply reconnecting to the same device and we have to try restarting the pairing process several times. We really didn't have these issues with the QuietComfort headphones.

That you cannot be connected to two sources at the same time, such as a laptop to listen to music and a phone to make or receive random calls. You must switch manually in the Bose Music app. You will need to download the app on your Android or iOS smartphone before using them for the first time.

The old version of the Bose Soundsport Free used to have physical controls, but the sports headphones follow the steps of the QuietComfort headphones with touch controls built into the surface of the earpiece. Most of the controls you need are supported, including pause, play, and skip forward. Double-tap the right earbud to play, pause, or answer/reject calls. Press and hold your finger on the right earpiece to call the voice assistant.

Double-tapping the left earpiece skips forward, but, oddly enough, there is no way to return to the beginning of the track. Not exactly a good option, but a strange omission, considering that almost all competitors offer this functionality.

Thanks to a recent firmware update, you can also assign the touch surface on the right earcup as a volume control. Swipe up and down to decrease them, and swipe up to, you guessed it, increase the volume.

Call quality is quite good by earphone standards. The microphones are in the right earcup, which is the primary one, and your voice sounds relatively clear under normal conditions. You do hear wind noise when you use them outside, but it's not enough to make us use them.


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Sound

Given the performance of their noise canceling siblings, we had high hopes for the Bose Sports Earbuds. And to a large extent they work. We can't help but be impressed by their measured approach. Every track we play is handled fairly and honestly. High frequencies do not irritate or irritate.

Low frequencies are not overcooked, as they can be found in less efficient wireless headphones. The bass notes have richness and fullness, but they never sound fat and sloppy. Bose's enthusiastic and flamboyant presentation ensures they don't linger at the reception. When you first listen, they really draw you in.

Play Sting and the Police's defeat you and this plucked bass has a great sense of weight as it expresses this reggae influence. The drum beats sound solid and precise, propelling the song forward at a constant speed. There's a fullness and richness to Sting's vocals that isn't stuffy, but you feel he's a bit lacking in terms of direct expression. The best pairs of headphones for the money sound clearer and reveal a little more detail.

Play End Credits from Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides and the orchestra sound rich and detailed - although, again, the very best takes away a few extra layers of detail and delivers dynamics with more refinement. The track does not reach the same heights as when listening through, say, the Sony WF-1000XM3. The strings don't sparkle as much and their dynamism feels a bit stunted when you listen to a track through the Bose. Sports headphones are still very comfortable to listen to, they just don't make music as special as the best at this level.

Verdict

The Bose Sport Earbuds are a good pair of wireless earbuds, but we won't call them great. Their musical and powerful balance is easy to get along with, and would be a good fit for those who love sports who don't really need a bass-heavy sound; but they don't have the sophistication or subtlety needed for a five-star rating at this price point.

ASSESSMENTS

  • Sound 4
  • Build 4
  • Comfort 5

Reviewers Liked

  • One of the best-sounding wireless headphones yet
  • Well-designed charging bass
  • Comfortable to wear and stay in place during exercise routines
  • Water resistant
  • Rock solid connection

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Relatively large buds stick out of ear
  • Noise isolation is lacking for noisy environments like a gym
  • Expensive compared to competition
  • High price tag

Bose Soundsport Earbuds Price  $139.99





Bose Soundsport Earbuds Specs


Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth4.1
Wireless Range30' / 9.1 m
NFCNone
Wired Connectivity
Charging PortPins
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Runtime5 Hours
5 Days (Standby)
Recharge Time1.5 Hours
Charging Case
Additional Runtime10 Hours
Charging InterfaceMicro-USB
Physical
Material of ConstructionPlastic, Silicone
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 6.1 x 2.1"