Author: Jeff

Why Batteries Are So Bad And Why They’re Going To Get So Much Better

One of our favorite podcasts is NPR’s Planet Money.  The most recent episode deals with new developments in battery technology and gives a glimpse into the future of how batteries will be made and how we will be using them.

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Hey Duracell! You Know April Fools Was Two Weeks Ago, Right!

I’ll admit that wireless charging is a bit mysterious, but if anybody ought to understand it, it would be one of the biggest battery makers in the world. Duracell has been something it calls wireless charging for awhile now, which

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Aluminum Ion Battery-This Could Be A Game Changer

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new battery that has potential to revolutionize how we use portable devices. Their prototype uses aluminum and graphite-safe, inexpensive and readily available-and can be recharged in only one minute. The battery can be recharged hundreds

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Amex Takes A Punch To The Gut-Twice!

We’ve accepted the American Express card for online purchase payments for years.  It is something our customers asked for and we were willing to accommodate them, but we didn’t like it. Amex is a bully, is inconsiderate of their real

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The Electric Guitar Is Over-You Read It Here First!

I recently had a chance to attend the premier music instrument trade show in the country, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers), and it was great.  It was also a glimpse into the future and you had to connect the

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Need A Gift Idea? Check The Bottom Of Your Mic Case

Everywhere you turn right now, regardless of the publication, you’re going to get a gift guide. The New York Times is no different, and in addition to featuring thousand dollar watches and handbags on every page, the Times also sells

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An Education in Your Mailbox

I spend several hours a day reading, and the bulk of my time is spent with technical journals. I never cease to be amazed at how willing publishers of magazines oriented towards the entertainment production and audio visual industries are

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New Wireless Mics Rules Will Separate The “Haves” From The “Have Nots”

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If you went through the outlawing ( and subsequent wholesale replacement) of wireless mics that operated in the 700 mHz frequency range in 2010, you probably thought your new mics were good for awhile. Maybe not for as long as

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Pinouts App -One More Task Your Phone Can Take Over

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Audio and video pros who have  all sorts of random “how to wire it” data rolling around in their heads can now turn the task over to their smart phone and stop even pretending that they remember how to wire

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