4 Bluetooth Headsets You Wont Be Embarrassed to Wear

first_img 2 min read Smooth OperatorThe Jawbone Icon HD ($100) looks good and sounds even better, thanks to HD audio, auto-adjusting volume and military-grade noise-elimination technology, all at an entry-level price point. It may be the best thing you hear all day. Smart SoundThe old-school mic on the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC ($200) lets your voice come through loud and clear, whether you’re connected to your phone, tablet or PC (through the USB dongle). Using smart sensors, the headset answers calls automatically when hooked on the ear and will stay put comfortably for its entire seven-hour battery life. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 5, 2013 Critics of Bluetooth headsets liken them to Crocs and fanny packs: purpose-driven apparel that somehow became acceptable for the grocery store. But the four devices here do more than just sling your voice through the air, freeing up your hands to drive your car or tap away on your computer. They’re also crammed with noise-canceling technology and supported by apps. Some are even easy on the eyes, which makes them anywhere-appropriate. Register Now » Grab and GoSmaller than a set of keys, the Motorola Elite Silver ($130) fits easily into a pocket when not in use. Bonus: Its carrying case doubles as a charger, mobile battery and near field communication (NFC) transmitter chip–just tap it against your smartphone to pair the devices. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the July 2013 issue of . Subscribe » Move OnThe Jabra Motion UC ($130) employs motion-sensor technology to answer calls automatically when the user puts it on. It also holds enough juice for seven hours of talk time and has a staggering range–up to 300 feet, compared to Bluetooth’s usual 30.last_img read more

House Insurance Committee approves Rep Bellinos air ambulance legislation

first_img30Nov House Insurance Committee approves Rep. Bellino’s air ambulance legislation Categories: Bellino News The House Insurance Committee today unanimously approved air ambulance reform legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe.Bellino’s measure requires hospitals to transport patients via ground ambulances, rather than air ambulances, unless medically necessary. Many times, patients are transported to hospitals by air ambulance without it being necessary and are eventually slammed with outrageous medical bills.“This legislation is a much-needed remedy for patients in hardship,” said Bellino, who serves on the committee. “Through no fault of their own, patients bear a heavy cost when being transported by air rather than ground.”Air ambulance companies currently participate in “balance billing” where the patient’s health care provider will pay for a portion of the bill, but not its entirety. This leaves patients with medical bills in the tens of thousands of dollars.“We are simply trying to protect patients and their pocketbooks,” Bellino said. “As a Legislature, we need to make sure residents across the state are not faced with unnecessary financial burdens.”House Bill 5217 now moves to the full House for consideration.last_img read more

Chausée dAmour UK pay TV service Virgin Media ha

first_imgChausée d’AmourUK pay TV service Virgin Media has acquired exclusive rights to a ‘Flemish noir’ drama about an infamous brothel-lined street in Belgium.The deal for Chaussée d’Amour, which is considered ‘the ‘first’ original Flemish pay TV series locally, will see Virgin TV Full House customers given access on-demand.The series, produced in Dutch with English subtitles, runs to ten hours.It comes from noir-influenced duo Frank Devos and Pieter Van Hees, and was coproduced by Virgin Media parent Liberty global, Belgian prodco DeMensen and cousin pay TV operation Telenet. Germany’s ZDFneo and ZDF Enterprises were also attached, with the latter holding distribution rights.The character-driven drama follows a distinguished woman who is forced inherit a brothel after her father dies unexpectedly, while supporting her young children and building a new life in the midst of a murder investigation.Virgin has been pushing into original content through the acquisition of series such as Magic City and Ash Vs Evil Dead, and has dipped its toes into commissioning.Despite Chaussée d’Amour coming from Liberty, the deal is not part of Virgin’s international coproduction deal with Liberty cousin All3Media.“For Virgin TV the launch of Chaussée d’Amour represents an exciting step into the evolving and provocative realm of ‘Flemish noir,’ which is in keeping with our strong record of bringing new, exclusive programming designed to challenge and excite customers,” said Virgin’s chief entertainment officer, David Bouchier.The show will be available through Virgin TV and TiVo set-top boxes, the Virgin TV Everywhere app and iOS and Android devices.last_img read more