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MusicWiring and connecting a PA or recording system can be very complex and potentially dangerous. Here are some issues to consider.

A Little Background to Music Connectivity

The world of connectivity and wiring within backline, PA and recording setups can seem at times bizarre and bewildering. There are numerous connection types, from XLR and TRS Jack to RCA Phono and Mono Jacks, along with screened and unscreened cables. We’ll attempt to unravel these mysteries and hopefully offer a clear guide to what you need to use and when to use it!

First, it’s worth pointing out that recording connectivity is very different to PA (public address) or backline (monitoring) connectivity. PA and backline sound rigs involve feeding signals to speakers at high power, whereas the signals used in recording are rarely more powerful than a home hifi unit, and are mostly much lower than that. Continue reading

Ubuntu Saucy SalamanderCanonical is constantly on the try to make the actual Ubuntu server release faster and more flexible in cloud environments.

The most recent edition of the Linux distribution, which is to be available for downloading October 17, includes a faster installation software in addition to an up to date compact package technological innovation that can identical copy new environments faster.

The overall performance enhancements in Ubuntu 13.10, code-named Saucy Salamander, are actually “part of the strategy to make sure that Ubuntu gets to be the most effective environment regarding developing, diagnostic tests, and operating production products and services in a cloud. Speed is actually a type of factors most people measure,” mentioned Mark Baker, Ubuntu server as well as cloud product or service director. Continue reading

Video ConferencingWith the rise of technology, companies have seen a lot of changes in the way business is done.

Thanks to the internet, many people are now able to work from remote locations rather than having to go into the office every day, and businesses themselves have been able to diversify and grow with much more ease, including taking their offices to different parts of the world. From these changes, businesses have also seen the rise of video conferencing as a method of communication.

Simply put, video conferencing makes use of computer networks so that people can conduct meetings from these remote locations, allowing them to see and hear each other as if they were in the same room. It has been growing and growing in popularity, to the point that companies such as Regus have incorporated it into the property packages they provide. Video conferencing offers some great advantages that businesses would do well to consider. Continue reading

Linux OS distributions

Linux FreedomToday, there is a huge amount of distributions OS Linux. All distributions can be divided into two categories: the highly specialized (eg for use on routers), and designed for mainstream users.

As of today there are several hundred versions of Linux and they keep popping up every day. Such diversity was possible only thanks to the concept of free software. Establishment of its versions are engaged as individual fans, and large companies that sponsor the create and maintenance of the new distributions. Continue reading

Microsoft has released a study (PDF, 700 KB) system power consumption using popular web-browsers on Windows 8.

The estimation was made by measuring the energy consumption at the opening on the laptop and the desktop model scenarios with the popular web-resources, such as YouTube, Yahoo, Bing, Amazone, Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, etc.

The result is made, the conclusion that the power consumption is a leader in Internet Explorer 10, followed by Firefox 20 and Chrome 26 on the third. Moreover, if, discard features graphics scaling, the differences are not so great, and are a maximum of 1.2 W at a total consumption of desktops at 40 watts (2.5%) and a laptop at 16 watts (6%). Continue reading

Outlook RTLater this year, Microsoft will release a free update for Windows 8.1. As it became known today, the update will be available for users of tablets based on the OS Windows RT.

Recall that initially the operating system comes with a set of packages with included Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, but with access to update this OS will also get software and Outlook for e-mail.

Earlier, analysts actively criticized Microsoft for the lack of Outlook for Windows RT, calling it one of the most serious problems in the RT-ecosystem. Although Windows RT and comes with built-in email client Mail, its capabilities were comparable with Outlook. And now the company, apparently, has heard the criticism and plans to provide users with tablets Outlook. Continue reading

Free Wi Fi hotspotI often travel and a search of the working Wi-Fi often turns to the boring quest.

Endless faults appear with numerous hot-spots. Sometimes, it seems that the normal Internet is a very high requirement for the hotel/café.

And nothing can be done with such problem, however there are several life-hacks which may be helpful in search of the Web. Continue reading

Redhat LogoRed Hat introduced an updated version of JBoss Data Grid

Red Hat introduced an updated version of the software JBoss Data Grid, which now has the ability to replicate data between data centers how to create a fault-tolerant information systems. In addition, the product has several other features that should reduce downtime in the IT infrastructure. In Red Hat said that the new JBoss Data Grid – this is another step towards a distributed in-memory-storage media.

“Businesses today are increasingly looking to create stores that are in real time will provide data from the archives of all sizes to manage large volumes of transactions and meet high availability requirements,” – says Christina Wong, product manager for Red Hat JBoss Data Grid. Continue reading

Tesla S Electric CarThe company Tesla Motors has announced a major change in its model range: Electric Car – Tesla S will no longer be available in the base price of 52,400 U.S. dollars.

However, those who ordered the basic package to the announcement, will receive their cars, but it will be an older version, but with a cut-down features – restrictions will be set programmatically in firmware of the car.

So far, Tesla brand offers the only model of the car Tesla S in two versions that differ, in fact, only the battery. Junior model was equipped with a battery of 40 kW ∙ h and provided mileage up to 250 km on one full charge. Older model, the price of 10,000 dollars more, the battery is equipped with a 60 kW ∙ h, suggesting the customers already run up to 370 km. Producers decided to reduce the price of production, switching to a single complete set of Tesla S, as the younger version chosen, only 4% of buyers. Continue reading

IT News TodayAt the end of every month, we give you a monthly list of the most popular posts on ITnews2day blog. So, what new posts on attracted most our readers in March 2013?

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