Audio and Video

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.

Here’s everything Google just announced

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/heres-everything-google-announced-today/ Google held a press conference yesterday in San Francisco, where the company announced everything from new phones to crazy machine learning-powered wearable cameras. It was a flurry of news. Techcrunch condensed it all the highlights down well into one quick slideshow.

Take a trip through music history with the Great 78 Project

https://opensource.com/article/17/9/great-78-project link to the Great 78 Project, “a community project for the preservation, research, and discovery of 78 rpm records.” Currently it’s working to digitize the 200,000 or so 78 rpm records it has collected. The 78s that still exist present music that was recorded long ago—in some cases more than a century. The songs on them are mostly unknown today,

World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus, standardizes DRM with 58.4% support, EFF resigns / Boing Boing

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/18/antifeatures-for-all.html In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members’ objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition. EFF appealed the decision, the first-ever appeal in W3C history. 58.4% of the group voted to go on with publication, and the W3C did so today. It

Ground Loop Break Circuits and Their Operation

Here is one piece of additional information to my ground loop postings. Ground loops can be introduced when different components in audio systems are connected with standard audio cables, and these loops can cause annoying interference. Grounded audi components generally carry significant currents in their ground returns. Texas Instruments Application Report SLOA143 – October 2009: