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Patent Reveals Apple’s Voice Recognizing Headphones with Beamforming Mics

According to a new Apple patent filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today, the company is developing an enhanced headphone device with voice recognition capabilities, that would allow activation of multiple on-board microphones, turn on noise cancellation and also direct beamforming mics toward a user's head, AppleInsider reports. Apple’s application titled "System and method of detecting...

Apple Design Wins Help Bosch Become Top MEMS Manufacturer

Bosch became the top manufacturer of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and actuators in 2013, due to ARM mobile phone and iPad design wins, according to IHS, a market research company. A year prior, this award was shared by Bosch and STMicroelectronics NV (via EETimes). Bosch, a German company, is renowned as a supplier of automotive...

iPhone 5s Accelerometer Errors Caused by New Supplier?

After the iPhone 5s hit the shelves, Gizmodo tested the handset and found "embarrassing" that its motion sensors, such as the gyroscope, compass and accelerometer, aren't working properly. Now they have found the reason why. The key to the problem is apparently Apple's new accelerometer supplier. After the issue surfaced, developers from RealityCap (via Gizmodo)...