Archive for the ‘mic’ tag
If the mic on your phone, laptop, or other device leaves a bit to be desired, the bootlegMIC is a simple DIY mic that sounds fantastic and takes up almost no space at all. More »
Have a pair of expensive headphones that you love but you wish they had a remote for your smartphone controls? Or do you hate the fact that when you’re driving with your phone connected to the auxiliary input on your car you can’t answer the phone without disconnecting it? DIY blog DepotBassam shows off a simple DIY hack to splice a mic and remote into your headphone jack for use on any smartphone. More »
Blue Mics showed up to CES 2012 with three swanky mics. No, really. They look great but that’s because Blue Mics knows how to make a good looking mic. Brian Biggott, Blue Mics’ CTO, sat down with me on the TechCrunch CES couch for a quick chat about the company’s upcoming mics.
The $199 Spark Digital is a digital version of the analog Spark and features a studio-grade mic and USB/iOS connectivity. It’s a tad on the heavy side as well. Blue Mics expects to ship the Spark Digital this spring.
Blue Mics also introduced two smaller mics. The Mikey Digital connects to an iOS device and sports a stereo mic. Plus, there’s a 3.5mm multi-input jack for additional audio sources. The even smaller Tiki mic connects to a computer through a USB port for improved Skype-ing and the like. Look for the Mikey Digital and Tiki also this spring for $99 and $59, respectively.
TEDxMidAtlantic 2011 – Stowe Boyd – An Architecture for Cooperation (by TEDxTalks)
The mic is too close too my mouth — I wish someone had done something about that — but the message of this presentation is still important.
Check out this infographic (from mashwork.com) on what was expected this Black Friday.
How did your behavior and choices compare?
Most of these predictions were compiled using Twitter conversations from September through November 17th of this year. Makes you wonder what marketing intelligence you might gain with a few targeted Twitter searches.
- Study on the internet and consumer behavior
- Grab the mic Friday: The Emperor Has No Clothes
- Is it work or play…and what's the cost?
Here, friends, is the introduction to my new book, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way we Work and Live, complete and free. It’s a summary of the thinking in the book.
The excerpt is in Scribd because that maintains the formatting and pretty typography. (Click on the full-screen button at the bottom of the player to blow it up, or click on the link atop to go to the Scribd page.)
Also, below, is the audio version of the intro — with me at the mic, oft-edited.
Here’s the audio excerpt. (If it’s not showing up, try this link; the embed has been a bit wonky for me.) By the way, audiobook fans, you can’t preorder the audio version — oddly — but it will be on sale promptly on Sept. 27.