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Charlie Warren 2018-06-19
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Experienced musicians can often tune by ear, but even with years of experience under your belt, you might not find it easy.

There are guitar tuners out there, but if you don’t want to spend money on one, or worry about losing it on the road, you can always use your smartphone.

We tested some of the most popular (using a physical tuner to compare results), to see which ones can keep your gigs going off without a hitch.

If you’re looking for a tool to help you learn guitar, we reviewed the innovative Fret Zealot system.

Guitar Tuna also looks good, displaying the different strings, the note you’re playing, and how far off tune it is.

Unfortunately, the free version is limited as far as the tunings it supports.

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Damion Gutierrez 2017-01-25
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If you re a guitarist, you ve probably heard your instrument go slightly out of tune every time you clamp a capo onto the fretboard.

People generally assume that better, more expensive capos degrade your intonation less than cheaper ones, but capos almost invariably mess up your tuning.

Thalia makes the bold claim that its new 200 Series capos $60 to $90, depending upon the finish will change the pitch of your guitar without noticeably impacting the intonation.

The capo does this with a unique design: a set of swappable fretpads, so you can find the one that best matches the size of your guitar s neck and keeps the intonation drift to a minimum.

I reviewed the black chrome version, which in my case also had a blue abalone inlay.

It looks exceptional, and it feels well madet.

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William Garza 2016-10-19
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Get ready for the next audio trend: EarPrint headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.

I ve had the chance to try them out for a couple of weeks, and the concept behind them is simple, but clever.

Even tries to sidestep this issue to bring an idealized sound tuned exactly to your ears.

Double tap on the even logo, and you ll be greeted by a voice guide telling you how to go through the set up process.

The setup takes about 2 minutes, and then you can forget about it.

It s also worth noting that I tried the test several times, and except for one outlier where the left ear seemed much louder than the right, the headphones seemed tuned exactly the same way every instance.

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Joshua Herbert 2017-08-14
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Today’s vehicles offer dazzling electronic entertainment possibilities, from smartphone connectivity to interactive displays and video screens.

HARMAN is the market leader in these connected car setups, equipping more than 80% of the world’s luxury cars with premium audio systems.

This saves time on physical testing, and allows virtual tests to replace in situ listening, so that the team can design their products even before the final car designs are complete.

"We may become involved very early in the car development process, when a vehicle designer has not yet decided what is required from the audio system," explains Michael Strauss, Senior Manager of Virtual Product Development and Tools (VPD) at HARMAN.

Yet frequently we need to present a concept within a few days, creating a tricky challenge to meet our clients’ requirements and deliver high-quality systems."

"We needed capabilities for mechanical, acoustic, and electrical simulations in one integrated environment, and we wanted a program that would free up the time and effort spent on creating and updating our own tools," says François Malbos, Principal Acoustics Engineer, at HARMAN.

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Billy Clark 2017-08-17
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A major plus for this kind of advertising is that it’s been largely immune from many major issues affecting other forms of digital advertising such as ad-blocking, viewability bots, and publisher-driven fraud (as far as we know).

Despite the fact that many terrestrial radio stations and broadcast companies are pushing content out digitally, the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) barely mentions the broader spectrum of (non-broadcast radio) audio advertising on its site.

Prohaska is enthusiastic about all forms of media going programmatic, noting that “as all media become digital, and all standardized media become bought and sold programmatically, every medium can leverage its unique contextual relevance, creative execution and audience data to deliver the combined power of branded environment and targeting for marketers.”

“Plenty of publishers and tech firms successful in ‘digital’ media today are looking to TV, out-of-home and radio/audio to leverage what has worked, and leave out what has not, to allow for multichannel targeting and seamless campaigns,” he added.

Right now, however, it appears that there are major opportunities for marketers to experiment with and apply dollars against online audio — just as there were in the early days of paid search.

[There’s a] big opportunity to tell branded stories with music-driven content on streaming services designed to deliver music experiences to fans

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I am flypped 2019-05-10
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Happy couples in Healthy Relationships have finely-tuned communication relational abilities and are specialists in the craft of mindful tuning in.

Their flawless listening aptitudes enable them to be infiltrated by one another’s words and emotions.

When a partner is able to patiently accept the other’s feelings, opinions and wants and can supersede his (or her) own motivation to be in the spotlight, the relationship will flourish.

Agree upon assigned occasions to talk about significant subjects.

When you quit all that you are doing, to be as calm and still as you can to give your accomplice your complete consideration, the outcomes begin to come in.

You should be available to win.

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Tech Mekrz 2019-04-08
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Find Slow Queries With SQL DMVs

One of the immense highlights of SQL Server is the majority of the dynamic administration sees (DMVs) that are incorporated with it.

By taking a gander at this, I can duplicate that SQL inquiry and check whether there is some approach to enhance it, include a file, and so on.

Follow can disclose to you how often a question has been executed, to what extent it goes up against normal, and what exchanges are calling it.

APM arrangements gather this information by doing lightweight execution profiling against your application code at runtime.

You can look for particular inquiries to chase down potential issues.

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Robert Rock 2019-05-20
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Here's how it works: a group of drivers who pick up passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, outside the US capital, have been turning off their taxi apps simultaneously to influence the surge pricing algorithms used by the two companies.

A report published last week by local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV recounts how a group of 100-150 drivers all turned off their driver apps in sync – coordinated by an individual using an unidentified app – to create the false impression of a local driver shortage.

Minutes later, once the price rises anywhere from $10 to $19 or so, the drivers sign back on and accept the fare at a level they find more reasonable.

And it's probably safe to generalize that any time there's an automated barrier between people and payment, some will try to game the system to their advantage.

Ride sharing companies have been aware of such schemes at least since 2017, if not earlier, when researchers Mareike Möhlmann and Ola Henfridsson, of Warwick Business School in England, and Lior Zalmanson, of New York University in the US, published a paper describing surge pricing manipulation among Uber drivers as pushback to opaque corporate control.

Uber, he said, "played down these attempts in their comments to media, saying it was 'talk' and that in reality, these incidents didn't materialize."

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0
Arthur Morgan 2019-01-17
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Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina and Arizona State University have developed an intelligent system for "tuning" powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours necessary if the device is tuned by a trained clinical practitioner.

The new tuning system tweaks 12 different control parameters, addressing prosthesis dynamics, such as joint stiffness, throughout the entire gait cycle.

Normally, a human practitioner works with the patient to modify a handful of parameters.

"We begin by giving a patient a powered prosthetic knee with a randomly selected set of parameters," says Helen Huang, co-author of a paper on the work and a professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State and UNC.

"We then have the patient begin walking, under controlled circumstances.

Using reinforcement learning, the computational model can quickly identify the set of parameters that allows the patient to walk normally.

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Eric Vela 2019-05-17
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It’s Monday morning and you have another letter of resignation on your desk.

Last week it was a database operations administrator, and two more from the cloudops team quit the week before.

[ Thinking of striking out on your own?

Download InfoWorld’s 29 tips for succeeding as an independent developer for valuable guidance from a solo—and successful—solo programmer.

The fact of the matter is that cloud operations teams are going to be abused during the next one to six years.

You would expect companies to have a master plan to make things less complex and easier to operate.

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Keith Brewton 2019-04-29
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A new technique?the result of an international collaboration of scientists from Lehigh University, West Chester University, Osaka University and the University of Amsterdam?could pave the way for monolithic integration for simple color tuning of a light bulb, according to Volkmar Dierolf, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Lehigh's Department of Physics who worked on the project.

"This work could make it possible to tune between bright white and more comfortable warmer colors in commercial LEDs," says Dierolf.

The team demonstrated the possibility of color tuning Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based GaN LEDs simply by changing the time sequence at which the operation current is provided to the device.

Light-emitting diodes or LEDs are semiconductor devices that emit light when an electric current is passed through it.

Notably, the technique is compatible with current LEDs that are at the core of commercial solid state LED lighting.

The work is described in an article published online in ACS Photonics called "Color-Tunablility in GaN LEDs Based on Atomic Emission Manipulation under Current Injection."

collect
0
Charlie Warren 2018-06-19
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Experienced musicians can often tune by ear, but even with years of experience under your belt, you might not find it easy.

There are guitar tuners out there, but if you don’t want to spend money on one, or worry about losing it on the road, you can always use your smartphone.

We tested some of the most popular (using a physical tuner to compare results), to see which ones can keep your gigs going off without a hitch.

If you’re looking for a tool to help you learn guitar, we reviewed the innovative Fret Zealot system.

Guitar Tuna also looks good, displaying the different strings, the note you’re playing, and how far off tune it is.

Unfortunately, the free version is limited as far as the tunings it supports.

William Garza 2016-10-19
img

Get ready for the next audio trend: EarPrint headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.

I ve had the chance to try them out for a couple of weeks, and the concept behind them is simple, but clever.

Even tries to sidestep this issue to bring an idealized sound tuned exactly to your ears.

Double tap on the even logo, and you ll be greeted by a voice guide telling you how to go through the set up process.

The setup takes about 2 minutes, and then you can forget about it.

It s also worth noting that I tried the test several times, and except for one outlier where the left ear seemed much louder than the right, the headphones seemed tuned exactly the same way every instance.

Billy Clark 2017-08-17
img

A major plus for this kind of advertising is that it’s been largely immune from many major issues affecting other forms of digital advertising such as ad-blocking, viewability bots, and publisher-driven fraud (as far as we know).

Despite the fact that many terrestrial radio stations and broadcast companies are pushing content out digitally, the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) barely mentions the broader spectrum of (non-broadcast radio) audio advertising on its site.

Prohaska is enthusiastic about all forms of media going programmatic, noting that “as all media become digital, and all standardized media become bought and sold programmatically, every medium can leverage its unique contextual relevance, creative execution and audience data to deliver the combined power of branded environment and targeting for marketers.”

“Plenty of publishers and tech firms successful in ‘digital’ media today are looking to TV, out-of-home and radio/audio to leverage what has worked, and leave out what has not, to allow for multichannel targeting and seamless campaigns,” he added.

Right now, however, it appears that there are major opportunities for marketers to experiment with and apply dollars against online audio — just as there were in the early days of paid search.

[There’s a] big opportunity to tell branded stories with music-driven content on streaming services designed to deliver music experiences to fans

Tech Mekrz 2019-04-08
img

Find Slow Queries With SQL DMVs

One of the immense highlights of SQL Server is the majority of the dynamic administration sees (DMVs) that are incorporated with it.

By taking a gander at this, I can duplicate that SQL inquiry and check whether there is some approach to enhance it, include a file, and so on.

Follow can disclose to you how often a question has been executed, to what extent it goes up against normal, and what exchanges are calling it.

APM arrangements gather this information by doing lightweight execution profiling against your application code at runtime.

You can look for particular inquiries to chase down potential issues.

Arthur Morgan 2019-01-17
img

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina and Arizona State University have developed an intelligent system for "tuning" powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours necessary if the device is tuned by a trained clinical practitioner.

The new tuning system tweaks 12 different control parameters, addressing prosthesis dynamics, such as joint stiffness, throughout the entire gait cycle.

Normally, a human practitioner works with the patient to modify a handful of parameters.

"We begin by giving a patient a powered prosthetic knee with a randomly selected set of parameters," says Helen Huang, co-author of a paper on the work and a professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at NC State and UNC.

"We then have the patient begin walking, under controlled circumstances.

Using reinforcement learning, the computational model can quickly identify the set of parameters that allows the patient to walk normally.

Keith Brewton 2019-04-29
img

A new technique?the result of an international collaboration of scientists from Lehigh University, West Chester University, Osaka University and the University of Amsterdam?could pave the way for monolithic integration for simple color tuning of a light bulb, according to Volkmar Dierolf, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Lehigh's Department of Physics who worked on the project.

"This work could make it possible to tune between bright white and more comfortable warmer colors in commercial LEDs," says Dierolf.

The team demonstrated the possibility of color tuning Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based GaN LEDs simply by changing the time sequence at which the operation current is provided to the device.

Light-emitting diodes or LEDs are semiconductor devices that emit light when an electric current is passed through it.

Notably, the technique is compatible with current LEDs that are at the core of commercial solid state LED lighting.

The work is described in an article published online in ACS Photonics called "Color-Tunablility in GaN LEDs Based on Atomic Emission Manipulation under Current Injection."

Damion Gutierrez 2017-01-25
img

If you re a guitarist, you ve probably heard your instrument go slightly out of tune every time you clamp a capo onto the fretboard.

People generally assume that better, more expensive capos degrade your intonation less than cheaper ones, but capos almost invariably mess up your tuning.

Thalia makes the bold claim that its new 200 Series capos $60 to $90, depending upon the finish will change the pitch of your guitar without noticeably impacting the intonation.

The capo does this with a unique design: a set of swappable fretpads, so you can find the one that best matches the size of your guitar s neck and keeps the intonation drift to a minimum.

I reviewed the black chrome version, which in my case also had a blue abalone inlay.

It looks exceptional, and it feels well madet.

Joshua Herbert 2017-08-14
img

Today’s vehicles offer dazzling electronic entertainment possibilities, from smartphone connectivity to interactive displays and video screens.

HARMAN is the market leader in these connected car setups, equipping more than 80% of the world’s luxury cars with premium audio systems.

This saves time on physical testing, and allows virtual tests to replace in situ listening, so that the team can design their products even before the final car designs are complete.

"We may become involved very early in the car development process, when a vehicle designer has not yet decided what is required from the audio system," explains Michael Strauss, Senior Manager of Virtual Product Development and Tools (VPD) at HARMAN.

Yet frequently we need to present a concept within a few days, creating a tricky challenge to meet our clients’ requirements and deliver high-quality systems."

"We needed capabilities for mechanical, acoustic, and electrical simulations in one integrated environment, and we wanted a program that would free up the time and effort spent on creating and updating our own tools," says François Malbos, Principal Acoustics Engineer, at HARMAN.

I am flypped 2019-05-10
img

Happy couples in Healthy Relationships have finely-tuned communication relational abilities and are specialists in the craft of mindful tuning in.

Their flawless listening aptitudes enable them to be infiltrated by one another’s words and emotions.

When a partner is able to patiently accept the other’s feelings, opinions and wants and can supersede his (or her) own motivation to be in the spotlight, the relationship will flourish.

Agree upon assigned occasions to talk about significant subjects.

When you quit all that you are doing, to be as calm and still as you can to give your accomplice your complete consideration, the outcomes begin to come in.

You should be available to win.

Robert Rock 2019-05-20
img

Here's how it works: a group of drivers who pick up passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, outside the US capital, have been turning off their taxi apps simultaneously to influence the surge pricing algorithms used by the two companies.

A report published last week by local ABC affiliate WJLA-TV recounts how a group of 100-150 drivers all turned off their driver apps in sync – coordinated by an individual using an unidentified app – to create the false impression of a local driver shortage.

Minutes later, once the price rises anywhere from $10 to $19 or so, the drivers sign back on and accept the fare at a level they find more reasonable.

And it's probably safe to generalize that any time there's an automated barrier between people and payment, some will try to game the system to their advantage.

Ride sharing companies have been aware of such schemes at least since 2017, if not earlier, when researchers Mareike Möhlmann and Ola Henfridsson, of Warwick Business School in England, and Lior Zalmanson, of New York University in the US, published a paper describing surge pricing manipulation among Uber drivers as pushback to opaque corporate control.

Uber, he said, "played down these attempts in their comments to media, saying it was 'talk' and that in reality, these incidents didn't materialize."

Eric Vela 2019-05-17
img

It’s Monday morning and you have another letter of resignation on your desk.

Last week it was a database operations administrator, and two more from the cloudops team quit the week before.

[ Thinking of striking out on your own?

Download InfoWorld’s 29 tips for succeeding as an independent developer for valuable guidance from a solo—and successful—solo programmer.

The fact of the matter is that cloud operations teams are going to be abused during the next one to six years.

You would expect companies to have a master plan to make things less complex and easier to operate.