What Does the Future Hold for the Hearables Market? IDTechEx Reveals

BOSTON, Nov. 2, 2020  /PRNewswire/ — The first electric hearing aid was created in 1898 and was arguably among the earliest examples of wearable tech. So it is fitting that more than a century later, on- and in-ear technology is once again leading the way – this time as hearables, a sector now poised for substantial growth.

A new report from IDTechEx, “Hearables 2020-2030: Technology, Players and Forecasts”, provides a detailed and wide-ranging assessment of the current hearables market and relevant developments. Exploring historical data from 2010 to 2019, secondary research covering dozens of firms throughout the value chain and including interviews with more than 20 leading firms in the sector, the IDTechEx report also delivers market forecasts covering 2020 to 2030.

What are hearables?

Put simply, hearables are wireless electronic devices that are worn in, on or around the ear. This traditionally includes connected wireless headphones and earbuds,

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Quantum Workplace Releases 10th Annual Employee Engagement Trends Report; Reveals Details on Engagement Pre- and Post-Pandemic

2020 Report Provides Detailed Insights into how the Best Companies to Work for in America Engage and Retain Talent; Major finding was Disengaged Employees were 3.3 times More Likely to Leave their Companies within 90 days of Being Surveyed

Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software as well as the North American leader in data collection for nearly 50 Best Places to Work Programs across North America, announced today the release of its 10th Annual Trends Report: How Americas Best Places to Work Engage and Retain Top Talent.

The report captures and highlights best practices centered around engaging, leveraging, understanding and retaining talent. For the 2020 report, Quantum Workplace leveraged data pulled from 1.2 million employee engagement surveys the Company collected from more than 12,000 companies across 43 cities in 27 states. Since 2015, as part of its Best Places to Work surveys leadership

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Analysis of a Martian meteorite reveals evidence of water 4.4 billion years ago

Water on ancient Mars
Martian meteorite NWA 7533 is worth more than its weight in gold. Credit: © NASA/Luc Labenne

A meteorite that originated on Mars billions of years ago reveals details of ancient impact events on the red planet. Certain minerals from the Martian crust in the meteorite are oxidized, suggesting the presence of water during the impact that created the meteorite. The finding helps to fill some gaps in knowledge about the role of water in planet formation.


There’s a longstanding question in planetary science about the origin of water on Earth, Mars and other large bodies such as the moon. One hypothesis says that it came from asteroids and comets post-formation. But some planetary researchers think that water might just be one of many substances that occur naturally during the formation of planets. A new analysis of an ancient Martian meteorite adds support for this second hypothesis.

Several years ago, a

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‘Like Froth on a Cappuccino’: Spacecraft’s Chaotic Landing Reveals Comet’s Softness

The chaotic crash-landing of a robotic spacecraft called Philae has yielded serendipitous insights into the softness of comets.

In 2014, the pioneering European Space Agency (ESA) lander touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, after a ten-year journey aboard its mothership, Rosetta. But rather than fix itself to the surface, Philae bounced twice and ended up on its side under a shady overhang, cutting its mission short.

After a meticulous search, an ESA team has now discovered the previously unknown site of Philae’s second touchdown—and with it an imprint that the craft left in comet ice that is billions of years old.

The imprint has allowed the researchers to measure the strength of ice beneath the comet’s surface—and they discovered that it is exceptionally soft. “It’s softer than the lightest snow, the froth on your cappuccino or even the bubbles in your bubble bath,” says Laurence O’Rourke, an ESA scientist at the

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Analysis of a Martian meteorite reveals evidence of water 4.4 billion years ago — ScienceDaily

There’s a long-standing question in planetary science about the origin of water on Earth, Mars and other large bodies such as the moon. One hypothesis says that it came from asteroids and comets post-formation. But some planetary researchers think that water might just be one of many substances that occur naturally during the formation of planets. A new analysis of an ancient Martian meteorite adds support for this second hypothesis.

Several years ago, a pair of dark meteorites were discovered in the Sahara Desert. They were dubbed NWA 7034 and NWA 7533, where NWA stands for North West Africa and the number is the order in which meteorites are officially approved by the Meteoritical Society, an international planetary science organization. Analysis showed these meteorites are new types of Martian meteorites and are mixtures of different rock fragments.

The earliest fragments formed on Mars 4.4 billion years ago, making them the

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Boo! How do Mexican cavefish escape predators? Study on escape evolution reveals vast differences in startle reflex responses between cavefish populations — ScienceDaily

The ability to detect threatening stimuli and initiate an escape response is critical for survival and under stringent evolutionary pressure. To detect predators, fish use a number of sensory systems including olfaction (smell) and vision, which contribute to the activation of arousal systems. Surprisingly, little is known about the neural mechanisms through which ecological perturbation shapes the evolution of escape response. When startled, do all fish respond the same way?

A few fish, like Mexican cavefish, Astyanax mexicanus, have evolved in unique environments without any predators. To determine how this lack of predation impacts escape responses that are highly stereotyped across fish species, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College explored the tiny A. mexicanus to determine if there are evolved difference in the species. A. mexicanus exist as surface fish that inhabit rivers in Mexico and Southern Texas and

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Kentico Software launches Kentico Xperience 13 and reveals the future of its digital experience platform

Kentico Software’s latest version of its digital experience platform accelerates effective digital communication for businesses worldwide.

BRNO, Czech Republic and BEDFORD, N.H., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Kentico Software announced the launch of Kentico Xperience 13, enhancing its digital experience platform for marketers and developers with new features and updates. 

Investing in a future-proof product

This year, Kentico rebranded its well-known Kentico EMS product to Kentico Xperience. The new brand name is inspired by the nature of the product (a digital experience platform), as it combines content management, commerce, and digital marketing capabilities. Together with the rebrand and visual facelift of the product, the company has also turned its attention to its business model with new subscription licensing and the technologies they use. With the latest release, Kentico is one of the very first DXP vendor to switch to ASP.NET Core MVC.

“.NET Core will allow developers

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Sony Reveals PS5 PlayStation Plus Collection Featuring 20 Games

KEY POINTS

  • Through PlayStation Plus, PS5 owners will immediately have access to a collection of games
  • “Fallout 4,” “God of War” and “The Last of Us Remastered” are included
  • No additional membership fee is required to keep the titles

Sony has announced the 20 titles that will be included in the PlayStation Plus Collection, which will be immediately available upon purchase of the PlayStation 5.

PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service that gives members two PlayStation 4 games to download every month, access to online multiplayer gaming, PlayStation Store discounts, and 100 GB of cloud storage for game saves and bonus content. And now, it’s giving an additional benefit exclusively for PS5 users.

A collection of 20 premiere PlayStation 4 titles will be available to play via backward compatibility on the new console when the PlayStation 5 launches in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea

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Official teaser reveals design, launch date

Micromax recently revealed that it will be making a comeback in the Indian smartphone market with its ‘In’ series. The company has revealed a glimpse of how the new device’s new rear-panel will look like.

In a new teaser video shared by the company, we are shown the rear panel which comes with a prominent X design with a gradient finish. The lower half of the panel features the new ‘In’ logo. Micromax also confirmed that the new smartphone will be revealed on 3 November at 12 PM.

The new Micromax phones will feature MediaTek chipsets namely the MediaTek Helio G35 and Helio G85 processor.

An earlier report leaked some features of the upcoming phones. The phone that comes with the G35 chipset is expected to come with a 6.5-inch HD+ display and might come in two variants, one with 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage and the other with

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International collaboration reveals China’s carbon balance

International collaboration reveals China's carbon balance
Southwest China is populated by fast-growing and high-yielding tree species with high potential biomass carbon sequestration. Credit: Yaogao Huang

An international team of researchers has compiled and verified newly available data on the country’s CO2 sink, and, for the first time, they have quantitatively estimated the effect of China’s carbon mitigation efforts.


The researchers published their results on October 28 in Nature.

“China is currently one of the world’s major emitters of CO2, but China’s forest resources have been growing continuously for the past 30 years,” said paper author Yi Liu, professor with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. “In this study, we achieve a better understanding of CO2 fluxes over China.”

Previously, the CO2 monitoring stations on the ground over China were few and far between, resulting in CO2 flux estimates with large uncertainties. One monitoring station

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