Ken C. Pohlmann

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  May 14, 2019  |  4 comments
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a potentially serious blow to Apple. The justices decided that a consumer group could move forward with its class-action antitrust suit against Apple. An unfavorable decision in that case could cost Apple hundreds of millions of dollars, upend the apps marketplace, and even rewrite the economics of streaming music.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  1 comments
Once upon a time, when you wanted to change channels on your TV, you had to actually get up, walk across the room, and twist a dial. While you were there, savvy users also wiggled the rabbit ears a little bit, and for good measure, whacked the side of the (wood) cabinet. Times have changed.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Apr 09, 2019  |  0 comments
"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." [Genesis 1:27]

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Has this ever happened to you? You are surfing on your laptop and suddenly a scary screen appears, demanding ransomware payable with your credit card info, and 3 bottles of vodka. The same thing happened to me, except I was watching TV and instead of demanding that I send money, a pop-up on the TV screen offered to send money to me.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Mar 12, 2019  |  1 comments
Shakespeare famously observed, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” But if Shakespeare could read modern texts, peppered with AFAIK, IMHO, LOL, OMG, ROTLF and WTF (which is NSFW), I’m not sure he would make the same assertion. And don’t get me started about emoticons.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Mar 05, 2019  |  2 comments
Your phone has a 100 million-times more computing power than the Apollo guidance computer that landed men on the moon! How many times have you heard that? In fact, that is probably a reasonably true statement, and perhaps even underestimates just how powerful today's phones are. But one thing hasn't changed much since 1969, or even since its invention in 1925 - the dynamic loudspeakers in the astronaut's helmet headsets.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  0 comments
I am an audio guy. All my life, I have been fascinated by the physics, physiology, and technology of audio. You might be surprised to know this, but my hearing is more important to me than my eyesight. But hearing is a privilege that not everyone shares.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  1 comments
"Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive. Medea, Euripides, 431 BC.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 22, 2019  |  0 comments
If you are a certain age, you'll surely remember the Get Smart TV series, debuting in 1965 on NBC. You'll also remember how Maxwell Smart always insisted on using the Cone of Silence — plastic domes over him and the Chief that supposedly prevented anyone from overhearing their conversations. Now, 54 years later, in the age of Alexa, the Cone is back, new and improved. And you can build one yourself.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments
You wake up and turn on your desktop speakers, then go for a run with earbuds, then listen to music on your drive to work. Terrific. But your music sounds different on each of the three playback systems, and none of them are particularly tuned to your liking. Sonarworks wants to fix that.

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