In the greater Detroit area, Shinola is a household name. The company has become popular around its home base, and well beyond, for its line of sleek wristwatches and business-class accessories like leather-bound notebooks and handbags. Shinola makes cool and classy things and, these days, that’s enough to mean the brand feels ready to jump into the ever-expanding luxury headphone market. Following its first turntable, The Runwell, Shinola introduced the Canfield headphone series, including on-ear, over-ear, and in-ear models. Here we check out the on-ear Canfield, which are luxuriously appointed with sparkling cuts of steel and rich leather, and priced accordingly at a whopping $495 per pair in silver and cognac or silver and black (and $550 in gloss black). Those prices put Canfield’s headphones in some very mighty company. But can this watchmaker-turned-audio brand churn out a pair of audiophile cans worth their audiophile price? The goods The Canfield On-ear arrive, … [Read more...] about Shinola’s Canfield headphones are gorgeous, but the sound leaves us wanting
This story is part of our Road Trip 2016 summer series "Life, Disrupted," about how technology is helping with the global refugee crisis -- if at all. Omar Mohamed has helped dozens of African refugees resettle in the US. Among the first items he sets up for them: a mobile phone. On a hot June day, the 28-year-old case manager at Church World Service in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, met with two Somali brothers to give them each a basic feature phone. The pair, 30-year-old Siyat and 41-year-old Adan Hassan, had arrived three days earlier, still in the dusty sandals they'd worn at the Kenyan refugee camp where they spent the last quarter of a century. Part of Mohamed's role as a case manager with Church World Service, one of the groups working with the US State Department to resettle refugees, is helping new arrivals find a safe, affordable place to live and a job. He also makes sure utilities -- electricity, water and gas -- are turned on. Mobile and internet services are now on the … [Read more...] about In the US, refugees find phones a basic necessity
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US demand for semiconductor machinery is forecast to reach $7.4 billion in 2021, according to Semiconductor Machinery: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Growth in demand for wafer processing equipment will account for the majority of value increases. Ongoing expansion in global production of mobile electronics will support demand for smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient logic integrated circuits, as well as the increasingly advanced wafer processing machinery required for production. Specifically, rising adoption of lithography equipment that utilizes extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology will spur gains.Semiconductor assembly machinery demand is forecast to grow the fastest among the product segments. Intensifying production of increasingly compact electronic systems for use in mobile devices will drive demand for more sophisticated semiconductor assembly equipment. For example, semiconductor device manufacturers such as integrated device … [Read more...] about US demand for semiconductor machinery to total $7.4B in 2021