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JBL unveils their newest collection of headphones for every lifestyle

Find the sound that fits your style

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JBL is a household name for a good reason — tried-and-tested in terms of sound quality. For more than 70 years, JBL has always been the go-to audio equipment in delivering good music that lifts up our mood. That being said, you’ve most likely heard the signature sound of JBL speakers in concert halls, cinemas, clubs, party venues and your friend’s home.

The company just showcased their latest offerings of true wireless headphones with active noise cancellation technology. With these, you can enjoy listening to your favorite songs the way you want. Whatever you do and wherever you are, there is a JBL true wireless headphones that fits you.

JBL Reflect Mini NC TWS

Keep the adrenaline for workouts by blasting tunes that pump you up. With an IPX7 waterproof rating, these pair of true wireless in-ear headphones will endure your toughest workout sessions.

JBL Endurance Peak II

As the name suggests, this can be your companion for intense workouts.

UA True Wireless Streak

Crafted for athletes pushing the limits, this pair of buds features Sport Flex Fit ear tips that provide comfortable and secure fit.

JBL Live 460NC

Adaptive Noise Cancelling technology helps you focus more on what you’re listening. This pair of headphones is perfect for content creators and digital creatives.

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JBL Live 660NC

Multi-task while getting motivated with the 40mm drivers that pack a punch to get you in the zone.

JBL Live Pro+ TWS

For professionals with a fast-paced lifestyle, the Live Pro+ is a reliable tool that connects you to your world.

JBL Live Free NC+ TWS

A pair that you can bring anywhere without having to worry about the weather. Just grab it and go.

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The JBL Tune 510BT, JBL Tune 660NC, JBL Tune 225 TWS and JBL Tune 115 TWC are suitable for students and hobbyists looking for true wireless headphones that would allow them to move freely in their own personal space.

Whether you’ll use for accomplishing tasks or you just want to shut out the world, there is a pair of JBL headphones perfect for you.

All models, except for the JBL Endurance Peak II, are expected to be available in all JBL stores by the second week of June, 2021.

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Samsung invites iPhone users to ‘install’ One UI

It’s a virtual try-on

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There are a few things more difficult than getting an iPhone user to try Android and vice versa. In a continued effort to grab some of the market from the other, Samsung has introduced a new way for iPhone users to take a gander at the other side of things.

Simply dubbed Try Galaxy, the new program allows users to virtually try One UI from the comforts of their device. Of course, it won’t replace the iPhone’s iOS software with Samsung’s own. It’s just a small web app.

The tool, installed through a website, simulates One UI 5.1. It includes the system’s suite of apps tailored for Samsung. It can even simulate a message thread and rifling through Samsung’s settings.

Whereas brick-and-mortar Samsung stores offer a way to try devices personally, Try Galaxy makes the process much easier. Unfortunately, pulling a user into another brand rarely relies on the user interface exclusively. If anything, the program might alleviate the worries of those scared to adopt a different system.

That said, Samsung has a very specific target in mind. The program does not work on any other device. Only Apple’s devices can access the new tool. If you try the new tool on, say, a Pixel 6, the website tells you that you’re already on an Android and prompts you to share the link with those who have an iPhone.

SEE ALSO: Samsung defends AI ‘faking’ moon photos

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E3 2023 is cancelled

Both in-person and digital

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Throughout the past few months, E3 has suffered through devastating losses. Though the conference was still scheduled to push through later this year, the event’s biggest names — Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox — have pulled out of the event for their own exclusive launches. Now, the death knell is clear: E3 2023 is reportedly cancelled.

First dropped by IGN, the bombshell announcement supposedly comes from a leaked email sent by Entertainment Software Association. The email, which was verified by IGN, states that the event “simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry.”

Back in February, Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox reportedly pulled out of the event. All three companies were still slated to hold separate events in some form during the conference. However, more recently, Ubisoft also pulled out, holding an in-person event in the Los Angeles area.

Now, it’s clear. A few minutes after IGN dropped the news, E3’s official Twitter account confirmed the news and announced the cancellation of the 2023 conference. Both in-person and digital conferences will no longer push through.

For the past few years, the annual E3 conference seesawed between outright cancellation and exclusively digital programs because of the pandemic. This year was supposed to be the glorious return of the conference to an in-person event. However, with the new digital zeitgeist and an increased interest in smaller events, the writing on the wall is clear: E3 is gone, at least for the time being.

SEE ALSO: Ubisoft pulls out of E3 2023

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Instagram announces collaborative collections feature

Share memes much more easily

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Though the platform was generally intended to share photos with your friends, Instagram can have its fair share of memes. However, sharing memes on Instagram can be as tedious as passing links from thread to thread. Today, the platform is introducing a better way to share content with one another.

Announced on Twitter, Instagram is launching collaborative collections. Starting today, users can bookmark posts into a new folder that other users can also see.

As with saving posts, the feature is accessible through the bookmark icon on the bottom-right corner of the post. However, users can now create a collaborative collection which can be toggled to allow friends to join and see what you saved. Once added to a collection, your friends can add and remove content from the collection themselves.

It’s not a completely public feature, though. If you share an image from a private account, collaborators must also be following that specific account to see the shared post. Likewise, if the post’s creator deletes the post, it also disappears from the collection. Besides the main feed, Instagram users can also create collaborative collections from chats.

Naturally, the feature has other uses besides sharing memes. Users who are collaborating on a project can also share their ideas and inspirations with one another. For example, a family designing their new home can share their ideas for rooms. A group of friends going on a road trip can share destination ideas.

SEE ALSO: Facebook, Instagram verification badge launches in the US

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