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Amazon Unveils New Echo Studio With 3D Audio, Plus More New Speakers

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Among a suite of new additions to its Echo smart speaker family, Amazon has unveiled the high-end Echo Studio, touted as its “best-sounding” of the bunch yet.

Once plugged in, the model’s built-in Alexa microphones automatically sense the acoustics of the surrounding room and fine-tune playback accordingly. The system supports 3D audio, through both Dolby Atmos and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio system, along with Amazon Music HD, the platform’s brand-new tier of high-quality streaming audio.

For the techies, it’s got five drivers: A 1-inch tweeter, three 2-inch midrange speakers, and a 5.25-inch woofer. The device is available for pre-order at $199.99, and will be released on Nov. 7.

According to a release, Amazon is also working with the three major record labels to bring their libraries to the Echo Studio’s 3D format “over time.” Soon, the Studio’s high-quality experience will also be available through Tidal HiFi.

“We love hearing feedback from customers about how they use Alexa throughout their day — whether that’s listening to music, dropping in on a loved one, trying out a new recipe, or playing a game with the family,” Amazon Alexa senior vp Tom Taylor explained in a release. “We hope these new Echo devices will give customers even more ways to access Alexa.”

At its fall 2019 hardware event, Amazon released seven other Echo additions, edging in on competitors like the Sonos One, Apple HomePod and Google Home. Those are the updated original Echo; the wireless Echo Flex; the Echo Dot with an LED clock; the Echo Show 8 with an 8-inch HD screen; Echo Buds wireless earbuds; and two Alexa-equipped products available by invite only: Echo Frames glasses and Echo Loop, a “smart ring.”

The new products come as smart speakers continue to grow in popularity: According to the latest Smart Audio report by NPR and Edison Research, 21% of Americans — or around 53 million people — now own at least one smart speaker.

More about the Echo Studio in Amazon’s promotional video below, where artists like Charlie Puth and Rick Ross test out the system.

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Man Jailed For 3 Years For Stealing Underwear

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The makadara law court has jailed a middle-aged man 3 years for stealing underwear at NYS Nairobi, Kenya.

Stephen Ochieng who according to the charge sheet gained access into the house of Anthony Munene Njeru and made away with his underwear, subwoofer, and a claw hammer while he was asleep.

The court was told that the guards who manned the compound spotted him and quickly raised an alarm which led to the arrest of Stephen.

Stephen Ochieng before the chief magistrate Haten Nyaaga pleaded guilty to burglary and handling of stolen good.

The chief magistrate of the makadara court acknowledged that he has sentenced Ochieng for similar offence and at the same premise in 2016.

The magistrate noted in his judgement that Stephen Ochieng who has been tormenting the people around that area must be a spiderman tormenting the people around the area thus sentenced him to a 3 year jail term.

“He must be another Spiderman after the one who has tormented the residents of Kilimani in Nairobi only that this one can be termed as the Spiderman of NYS,” said the chief magistrate.

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He Asked For It : Woman Says After Being Caught Sleeping With A 13-Year-Old Boy

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A yet-to-be-identified Greendale woman has been arrested after she was caught red-handed having sex with a 13-year-old boy at the teenager’s parents’ home in Houghton Park, Zimbabwe.

The minor’s mother got the shock of her life when she returned home on Tuesday, February 23, and caught her son being sexually abused by the woman. ­She immediately called the police, leading to the arrest of the accused.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that investigations into the case were already underway and details will be released in due course.

Nyathi said; “­The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the arrest of a woman alleged to have been caught having sex with a minor in Houghton Park.”

Upon being interviewed by H-Metro, the lady said she didn’t commit any crime as the minor was the one who invited her to have sex at his parents’ house.

What did I do wrong and how did I know his house if he hadn’t called me?

We had protected sex and I do not see any reason why I can be treated like a thief or robber

The yet-to-be-identified woman was taken to Waterfalls Police Station where she is currently being detained. In Zimbabwe, having sex with a minor is a criminal offense even if the minor consents. It is a serious crime that attracts jail term.

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2020 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians Announced By Avance Media

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As part of its annual programme to celebrate and honour Nigeria’s most outstanding youth, leading African PR and rating firm Avance Media has published the fifth edition of its annual 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians ranking.

The list which is centered on revealing the most hard-working youth features individuals who stood tall in their business and careers amidst the COVID- 19 pandemic and the EndSARS protest. Putting diversity into consideration, the list features young people from varied industries and sectors including Politics, Civil Society, Music, Business, Media, Science and Technology. Some of the notable individuals present on the list include Mark Angel, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage etc.

Unlike previous rankings where qualified individuals are listed in the order of ranks in line with public votes, this year’s ranking is published in alphabetical order. Without public voting, this list features extraordinary and lesser-known individuals who contributed in diverse ways towards the fight against COVID-19 and the EndSARS protest.

This year’s ranking features (33) notable young female Nigerians and a special category dedicated to the leaders of the EndSARS protest.

Managing Director of Avance Media, Prince Akpah, noted that the annual ranking of influential young Nigerians continue to serve as an avenue for inspiration to all young people as they pursue excellence in their various endeavours.

Below is the list of Avance Media’s 2020 100 Most Influential Young Nigerian arranged in alphabetical order.

Abasi Ene-Obong
Abayomi Okubote
Adebola Williams
Adegoke Olubusi
Adekunle Gold
Adetola Nola
Adetola Onayemi
Akakabota Mudiaga Derick
Alex Iwobi
Anna Ekeledo
Asisat Oshoala
Bankole Oluwafemi
Bolatito Rinu Oduala
Bolu Essien
Broda Shaggi
Burna Boy
Chinny C. Ogunro
Chioma Nwosu
crazeclown
Damilola Odufuwa
Daniel Obasi
Davido
Debo Adebayo
DJ Cuppy
DJ Neptune
DJ Switch
Dr Amarachukwu Karen Allison
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Eby Akhigbe
Elmer C. Aluge
Eromosele Adele
Ezra Olubi
Fade Ogunro
Falz
Fejiro Hanu Agbodje
Feyikemi ‘FK’ Abudu
Fireboy DML
Georgette Monnou
Gideon Seun Olanrewaju
Godwin Benson
Grace ihejiamaizu
Habila Malgwi
Henrich Bankole Akomolafe
Ideh Chukwuma Innocent
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Joeboy
John Obidi
Josh2funny
Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechukwu Nwachukwu
Kenny Blaq
Kiki Mordi
Kingsley Ayogu
Kizz Daniel
Kola Aina
Lasisi Elenu
Mark Angel
Mayourkun
MC Lively
Mercy Chinwo
Moe Odele
Mohammed Usman Abdul-Razaq
Moses Babatope
Moses Umoru
Mr Eazi
Naira Marley
Obi Ozor
Odion Ighalo
Odunayo Eweniyi
Ogechukwu Alexis Obah
Ola Brown
Olawale Ayilara
Olugbenga Agboola
OluwaDolarz
Omah Lay
Onyeka Akumah
Orondaam Otto
Patoranking
Real Warri Pikin
Seun Fakorede
Shola Akinlade
Simi
Swanky Jerry
Sydney Talker
Taaooma
Temie Giwa Tubosun
Tems
Teni
Tolulope Olorundero
Tomiwa Aladekomo
Twyse Ereme
Ukinebo Dare
Victor Osimhen
Wilfred Ndidi
Williams Uchemba
Wilson Atumeyi
Wizkid
Woli Agba
Yemi Alade
Zlatan
Article by Ifeanyi Ahyia Adjei

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