Audio and Video

Audio and video trends 2018

Here are some audio and video trends for 2018. Buying headphones in 2018 is going to be a fragmented mess because of a silent goodbye to the 3.5mm audio plug, Majority of new headphones introduced at CES were wireless and there are several different wireless systems. Bluetooth audio has historically sacrificed sound quality for convenience

Audio jacks information

Audio jacks have been around for decades and have been used in a wide variety of applications. While simple in their basic functionality, they can be used in complex systems. Understanding Audio Jack Switches and Schematics document will help you understand some of their capabilities and will dig into the “guts” of these connectors.When looking

Engineers produce breakthrough sensor for photography, life sciences, security

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-12-breakthrough-sensor-photography-life-sciences.html Engineers from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering have produced a new imaging technology that may revolutionize low light imaging. Called the Quanta Image Sensor, or QIS, this new light sensing technologyenables highly sensitive digital imaging in low light situations. QIS technology is able to reliably capture and count single photons, with resolution as high as one megapixel.  This

Netgem N7700 STB teardown

Elisa Viihde is a IPTV service sold by Finnish telecom operator Elisa. The system works so that you have a set-top-box that connect to your cable TV and your Internet connection. You can use the set-top-box to view both live cable TV signal, your recorded TV programs from IPTV video recorder (in “cloud”), pay TV

AI-based upsampling tech creates high-res versions of low-res images: Digital Photography Review

https://m.dpreview.com/news/2842585992/researchers-teach-algorithm-about-textures-to-create-high-res-versions-of-low-res-images Upsampling image and video files usually leads to pixelation and soft textures, simply because algorithms are not capable of replacing non-existing image detail. But scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany have come up with a clever solution that is capable of producing better results than anything we’ve seen so far.

LiShield Can Block Smartphone Cameras for Privacy’s Sake – IEEE Spectrum

Phttps://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/audiovideo/lishield-can-block-smartphone-cameras-for-privacys-sake Rules that prohibit photos or videos can prove almost impossible to enforce when nearly everyone carries a smartphone. But a new indoor privacy system has shown how the power of smart LED lighting could prevent people from taking illegal videos of a live events. LiShield has a capability to corrupt digital camera images and videos without

EFF says Kodi lawsuits ‘smear and discourage’ open source

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3018418/eff-says-kodi-lawsuits-smear-and-discourage-open-source  THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION(EFF) is concerned about legal activity around piracy-enabled Kodi boxes and wants to know where the line is being drawn between companies that sell innocent platforms, the vagabonds that install add-ons onto them and the people who share pirated material.  “Open source smart TV software Kodi can access some infringing content streams.