John Torres

7 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @JohnTorres7ago | Keep up with John Torres on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “John Torres”

Bose's AR glasses recommend restaurants and teach you French

Bose's glasses, fitted with speakers and mics, let you hear details about landmarks around you or learn a foreign language.<p>I've never been on this street before, and I'm not really sure where I'm going. I reflexively reach for my phone to see where I am. But then I remember I don't need it.<p>That's …

Bose’s new AR glasses will turn your life into an audio tour

Tucked away in a house bar in the middle of Austin’s historic Rainey Street, a company with a reputation for creating high-end audio products is …

The Most Ambitious Earphones In The World Are Back With A Leaner, Sleeker Design

When Max Wu came up with the idea of Vinci, a pair of smart headphones that had a fully functional Android operating system built-in, he “envisioned a computer that sits on your head.”<p>And the co-founder of the Beijing-based Inspero Inc. built and released just that last year: a set of bulky …

Consumer Tech

With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels

Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no one “buys” music. So today that …

Bose is crowdfunding noise-cancelling earbuds that can help you sleep

The newest Bose headphones hope to “put an end to sleepless nights” by cancelling out barks, snores and other irritating noises while you sleep — and it’s the smallest product they’ve ever made.<p>The noise-masking Sleepbuds, as they are called, are small wireless earbuds that you place into your ears …

Consumer Tech

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Lithium-ion co-creator introduces new battery with up to 3 times the juice

Lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry is currently dominant in electric cars, not to mention consumer electronics and other fields.<p>But what seems to be an army of researchers thinks it can be improved.<p>That includes one of the people who helped create lithium-ion batteries in the first place.<p>John …

Clean Energy