Dyson’s Zone air-purifying headphones will cost $950

If you live somewhere with lots of air pollution, or are just keen to prepare for a dystopia where you have to close your ears and mouth to the outside world, the Dyson Space could be for you. The device, which combines a pair of headphones with a face-shielding air purifier, isn’t yet on sale, but the company has announced how much the Zone will cost when it hits shelves. Soon this Daft Punk ball gag could be yours for only $950.

Dysonbetter known as empty brand that a fashion accessory manufacturer, has invested a lot of time and effort into this wearable face clip. While it may seem like a concept inspired by the pandemic, the Zone has actually been in the works for over six years. Dyson has made it clear that this does not mean it is a Covid protection device. What then, you may ask, is the point? The zone is intended to specifically filter out air pollution, not viruses, and is aimed at people living in cities or countries where rampant air pollution is virtually unavoidable.

Masks may be more fashionable in Western countries now than before the pandemic, but the Zone is still likely to be seen as an outlier. Whether it’s Dyson or any other technically heavy mask maker – can convince the public to adopt its wearables is unlikely. Especially considering the exorbitant price and the fact that it seems everyone just got home to cough with his mouth open in public again.

Here are some additional developments in the world of consumer technology.

Put Google Chrome on a diet

The most used Internet browser is a heavy consumer of resources. Soon though, Google Chrome will get a update with a pair of new modes which allow you to streamline the amount of power and RAM it sucks up.

Google deploys two distinct resource-saving modes: memory saver and power saver. The former will reduce memory usage in any tabs you have open but haven’t clicked on in a while. This way, background tabs won’t passively consume memory while you’re entirely focused on something else. (Although you still probably should clean your tabs.)

Power saving mode goes one step further. When it detects that your computer’s battery has dropped below 20%, it disables background tabs and also pauses visual effects and video on the web pages you are on.

Game (maybe) over

In January of this year, Microsoft announced that he was buying giant of the video game industry ActivisionBlizzard. It was a massive deal that was supposed to give Microsoft control over powerhouse franchises like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Surveillanceand Diablo. Now the US Federal Trade Commission is trying to stop this deal from happening.

The FTC sues Microsoft stop sound $69 billion purchase, citing antitrust concerns about consolidating so many game brands under one company. Microsoft has been on a game studio buying spree for the past two years, to acquire Skyrim and To fall Bethesda developer in 2020.

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