Ring claims they dont support a key fob because its “not secure”. A simple panic button on a Keyfob would help, especially if the thing didn’t have labelled “Lock” and “Unlock” buttons…. So I set up this: In order to do this I used the Fibaro Z-Wave Plus key fob: This thing has six buttons, … More Add an encrypted key fob to your Ring alarm….
If you want to use a Webex Board as a TV, connected to your AppleTV there are two problems…. HDCP and no Volume control of the Webex Board from your AppleTV remote. I am not going to talk about HDCP. 🙂 For the volume control I hacked up a solution: A raspberry pi with an … More Volume control for your Webex Board with AppleTV
The Cisco 730 Headset is much more than a headset, or headphone…. I have a relatively long history of being involved with headphones and portable music players. As the author of software that syncs with mobile digital music players, and the owner of several high end headphones/in ear monitors I have been focused on the … More Cisco 730 Headset
My 8 year old has chosen to “learn how a computer works” as his project for school. Step 1: An overview from Bill Gates and others. We started our journey by having him watch a series of short videos on Khan Academy that set the basic groundwork and also introduce a few things we were … More Teaching my 8 year old “how a computer works” with ICs, breadboards and more
Chief Security Officers are being flummoxed by new Collaboration Tools because they’re not doing their homework. … More Security and Collaboration
The contents here are provided as-is by me and analysis is purely my own opinion. Its totally possible I am completely wrong about all this…. 😉 If you have had a Chord Poly since launch, you know that its… umm… “challenged” to say the least. There has been a ton of negative feedback and in fact, … More Don’t blame Chord for Poly… it’s DisignConsultants’ issue
In the first installment of this blog I covered how to upgrade the headphones/earphones you are listening to. This by far gives you the biggest bang for your buck in terms of improving your experience. Next, lets look at what can power those new device if you now have an itch… or youd like to … More Listen like a Rock Star: Upgrade your mobile music experience (2/2)
MQA MQA is a set of processes, encoding technologies and other technologies to make the music you listen to (streaming, in a file, or from CD) sound better – potentially much better. Its backward compatible with things like CDs so in the future a CD that plays on your regular player will “play even better” … More What is MQA, in short?
Notice those things stuffed into Adam Levine’s earholes? Those are custom molded JHAudio earpieces and you could be rocking out like him…. read on for some background and information on how I upgraded my experience (with a lot learned along the way) Introduction I have a side gig where I write software for the Mac, … More Listen like a Rock Star: Upgrade your mobile music experience (1/2)
Oculus has a pretty good doc on how to set up basic room scale with three sensors that you can get to from here. The issue is that it assumes you have a room setup where your PC is set up on a desk and the play area faces that desk: This is the optimal … More Oculus Rift + Touch Room Scale Setup Tips