DTNS 2401 – Fruit of Continuous Refinement

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja and Patrick Norton are here to talk about the top stories out of CES as well as the fight for one standard in the Internet of Things and wireless charging.

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Patrick Norton of TekThing.com and Patrick Beja, DTNS Contributor and host of Le Rendez-vous Tech, Pixels and The Phileas Club

Headlines

Sony announced the Walkman ZX2 a high-end music player. Yep. Music player. Or as Sony puts it “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.” It has a matte black case and runs Android 4.2. Yep. Jelly Bean. It can do apps but it’s meant to do DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless and even MP3 up to 192 KHz/24 bits, plus it has Bluetooth and NFC and 128 GB of storage. The ZX2 launches this spring for more than $1,119.99 according to the Verge. The very first walkman in 1979 sold for $150 which would be $536 in 2015.

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