Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Turtle Beach may have acquired the MLG-endorsement crown that Astro Gaming used to solely hold for its headsets, but it's no matter as Astro has something else up its sleeve: the A50 wireless headset. Announced here at E3, the A50 is essentially the result of embedding the Mixamp 5.8's wireless chops into its flagship A40, finally sparing users of any pesky wiring and external beltpacks. Naturally, the stereo headset is compatible with Xbox 360, PS3 and computers, and it features Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound -- not to mention Astro's signature game and voice chat mixing control (built into the earcup) so you can dial your game audio in the way you want. The A50 sports an internal battery that recharges over USB and a stand is included for storage that also houses its Mixamp 5.8 TX-esque wireless transmitter. That transmitter can also send sound to multiple A50s, although there is currently no word on exactly how many. Notably, the headset uses Kleer lossless audio technology and you'll have a choice between three EQ presets to shape overall voicing of the sound -- both firsts for Astro. The A50 is slated to hit shelves soon priced at $300, and we'll be sure to bring you our impressions as once we check it out here on the show floor. For now, you'll find a closeup of the headset itself after the break.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Monday, 4 June 2012
Organic produce farm box delivery throughout the Bay Area
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Full Circle, one of the West Coast?s leading organic produce delivery services, today announced it has expanded its farm box program to include the Bay Area. Starting today, Full Circle will deliver local organic produce farm boxes to communities in California as far north as San Rafael, east to Concord and south to San Jose.
?We?re working with local growers and communities to change our food system to be more sustainable,? said Andrew Stout, founder and Chief Farmer of Full Circle. ?Full Circle has worked with a network of California farms for close to a decade and we are excited to now provide their farm-fresh local organic produce directly to Bay Area members. We are committed to fixing our broken food system one community, one member, one meal at a time.?
Established in 1996, Full Circle operates a 400-acre organic farm in Carnation, WA and has worked for nearly a decade with some of the best organic, small and family farms and producers in the Northwest and California. In October 2011, Full Circle acquired Eating With the Seasons, a Bay Area organic produce delivery company, and is expanding that presence to serve even more Northern California members. By partnering with other growers and producers who share its values, Full Circle provides robust, fully customizable farm-to-table farm boxes to members year-round.
?We?re excited to see Full Circle expand in the Bay Area,? said Matt Dillon, Director, Seed Matters. ?We work on promoting and preserving seed diversity - our shared heritage and a key building block of sustainable agriculture. Companies like Full Circle will help our shared mission by working with like-minded growers and making it easy for people to access this wonderful local bounty.?
Each week, Full Circle brings the best in farm-fresh, locally-sourced, organic and sustainably grown fruits, veggies and all-natural artisan products directly to members. Full Circle connects people to their food and supports local food systems, all the while making it easy to save time and money. To Full Circle, success means both strong local farms and the growth of sustainable, organic agriculture throughout our nation and the world. All while people enjoy the good food life.
About Full Circle
Established in 1996, Full Circle provides healthy and organically grown produce directly to consumers through its farm-to-table delivery service and to a broad base of retail and commercial customers throughout California, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. Full Circle cultivates over 50 crops and 200 varieties of organic produce on its 400-acre farm near Carnation, WA. Full Circle partners with other organic growers and artisan producers to provide consumers with fresh fruits, vegetables, and all-natural products year round. Full Circle?s mission is to make it easy to live the good food life and help change our food system for the better, one community, one member, one meal at a time. For more information visit: http://www.fullcircle.com.
Last time the winds of hearsay rustled our tech feathers, word was Samsung had pegged its Tab 2 10.1 for a quad-core CPU transplant. While the company went on the record to shoot down that pesky rumor, it remained suspiciously mum where the Galaxy Note 10.1 was concerned. Now, thanks to a brief video demo over on German site All About Samsung, it appears the formerly dual-core slate refresh we had a chance to preview back in March could, indeed, be set for a processor swap. Though it's still far from official, the new Note 10.1 shown above looks to be sharing not only some of the Galaxy S III's specs -- quad-core Exynos processor with Mali 400 MP GPU and a TouchWizzed Android 4.0.4-- but also that formerly problematic Pebble Blue finish. And much to our delight, it also appears as if the company's revised the tablet's design slightly, adding in a convenient slot on the lower left hand side for S-Pen stowage. Not convinced by mere words alone? The head past the break for video evidence of this purported hardware upgrade.Permalink | | Email this | Comments