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Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Technology
A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead "in part".Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long as Apple advertises and they are not as water- or sweat-proof as claimed.The judge said the sweat-proof claims "require amendment" but the challenge regarding battery life could proceed.Apple had asked for all claims to be dismissed.District judge Richard Seeborg said the case could go ahead but some amendments were required to the allegations the headphone failed when in contact with sweat despite being marketed as activity wear.He wrote that while the customers had not explicitly specified whether they had sweated while wearing the ...
Tech giants will probably dominate speakers and headphones

Tech giants will probably dominate speakers and headphones

Finance
MUSIC lovers do not typically go to the opera to buy a speaker. But at the Palais Garnier in Paris they now can: Devialet, a local maker of high-end speakers, on November 29th opened a store in the 19th-century music venue to sell its most sophisticated product, called Phantom. Looking like a dinosaur egg, this supercomputer for sound (priced at $ 3,000) is considered one of the best wireless speakers available. It also comes with a dedicated streaming service for live performances, including some at the Palais Garnier.This Phantom at the opera is the latest example of how digital technology is transforming speakers, headsets and other audio devices. Once mostly tethered to hi-fi systems, they are now wireless, increasingly intelligent and capable of supporting other services. As a result,...