Lots of Gadgets Are Spying On You


I covered it last week here. Samsung gets called out for their smart TV’s listening and transmitting everything we say to a third party. Very 1984. You might have thought ‘Samsung isn’t the only one doing it’ – and …

NBA Drama Lesson

Heehee great Cleveland joke hidden in this cartoon about the gods of sport wanting to fix basketball. We love our sports drama!

I Thought It Was Gone…

… or I was losing my hearing.

Words of wisdom from the people that know music (the people that make music):

The Ghost in the MP3

Excellent work by Ryan letting you hear an approximation of what they are removing from MP3 files when doing “lossy” compression.

This is what the MP3 programmers deem unimportant in your music. You can play the video with it’s own …

Stewart’s Daily Show Coming To An End

For 17 years Jon Stewart has given much of late night America their politics and culture in a groundbreaking comedy format. The Daily Show was uniquely funny and timely like very few other formats, and the gamut of guests kept …

The Office of the Future

Many of us don’t “go into the office” anymore. New cubicle farms are not spreading across the land.

 

 

The coffeeshop is the office, the extra bedroom is a command center, or you do your work while mobile through …

Samsung TV is Listening To You


Samsung Warns Smart TV Customers That Personal Conversations Will Be Recorded & Shared 

It sucks being right about this. As soon as the devices are listening to us and watching us at all times, there will be no shred of …

The Complicated World of Hearing

What do you hear?  

Everything you can. 

How do you hear?  

Binaurally through the ears using mechanoreceptors in the form of tiny hairs called follicular receptors. Additional data is picked up by other mechanoreceptors throughout your skin including under every …

Word of the Day: Provenance

Provenance - Noun : originsourceplace of originbirthplace, fountrootspedigreederivationroot

You hear it on antiques shows and now you hear about it in digital music, and it’s …

Katy Scary

The Super Bowl halftime show was a total disaster. It had none of the demographics pleased.

I was at a party with a bunch of people and their kids, some of who were teenage Katy Perry fans, and even they