It’s an idea we’ve seen before. In 2019, a hack called Project Alias imagined a mute that you could put on top of the Amazon Echo speaker. It, too, flooded the Echo with white noise until you said the proper wake word, which would make the Echo work as normal. This bracelet builds upon the possibilities of Alias by imagining a completely wearable system, which doesn’t require you to install hardware in your environment. And the fact that it’s wearable is an advantage, because it means the bracelet’s speakers are in constant motion with your gestures, which helps the audio bounce around the room in less predictable patterns, naturally reducing potential blind spots. … [Read more...] about Deafen Amazon and Google with this ingenious bracelet
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Because aesthetics and symbolism are so central to classical architecture, the buildings – almost by definition – are more costly and less energy efficient than so-called “high-performance buildings,” which focus on cost-effectiveness, safety, sustainability and accessibility, in addition to aesthetics. Through organizations such as the National Institute of Building Sciences and their Whole Building Design Guide, the federal government has, in recent years, been working to produce advanced buildings that set standards for the industry and the world. … [Read more...] about Was Trump’s draft order on classical buildings really about Obama?
The official further added that in the case the total amount paid as quarterly licence fee for the four quarters of the financial year falls short by more than 10 per cent of the payable licence fees, then a penalty of 50 per cent of the entire short payment is levied on the telecom operators. … [Read more...] about Telcos owe around Rs 22,589 cr in licence fees; rest Rs 70k cr is interest, penalty
“A good example of how the industry was changing, and Al’s music changing with it, is Al’s parody of T.I.’s ‘Whatever You Like,’ which has the distinction of having the same name as the song it’s parodying but also being released while T.I.’s song was still riding high on the pop charts,” Rabin says. “Digital distribution was a game changer for Al. It allowed him to release songs like ‘Whatever You Like’ [in 2008] or the other four songs on his digital EP Internet Leaks. Al was liberated by YouTube and digital distribution. He didn’t have to wait to release an album and then put all of his hopes and dreams in the first single doing well. He could release low-budget but tremendously funny videos for every song on an album and have his audience follow him on YouTube. Then there’s ‘White & Nerdy,’ where Al’s lyrical focus reflected a cultural shift from television being the primary … [Read more...] about What combing through ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s catalog reveals about 40 years of pop music