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Weekly Reading: Vinyl, VR and Self-Driving Cars

Last weekend, I took my sons to get outfitted for their first high school prom. The salesman was full of great quotes. On the merits of a short-size suit: “I’m already short. I don’t want to look shorter. If you’re short and wear a short suit, you look like a Lego man.” (No clear explanation […]

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Feeding Audio Into an Assistive-Listening System

I was recently discussing assistive-listening systems with Brian Davidson, Production Director at Park Cities Baptist Church, in Dallas. He had some really great advice about feeding audio into the system, and about utilizing assistive-listening systems in houses of worship so that everyone enjoys better experiences. Here is some of what he told me: When setting up […]

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Weekly Reading: Do You Smell What I Smell?

Smell-O-Vision is older than I am (yes, by a lot). And the use of scent in films goes back to the beginning of the previous century. (See also “Scentovision” and “AromaRama.”) Still, our relationship with our sense of smell must be especially compelling, because Smell-O-Vision allusions persist to this day, whether in relation to smartphone […]

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USB Type-C: The AV Industry Unifier

Everything that has an interactive component, whether it’s an interactive projector, interactive lightboard, interactive flatscreen display or touch surface display, always uses USB communication. Today, signals from lavalier microphones and cameras that track motion in a college classroom, for example, can be immediately converted to HTML5 and streamed so that remote students can also take part in the lecture. Such streaming files can be […]

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Weekly Reading: Off the Grid

One day recently, my son and I rushed out of the house to drive to one of his soccer games. No sooner did we pull out of the driveway than I realized I’d left my iPhone at home. Great son that he is, he told me I could go back and retrieve it, even though […]

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