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2021 ONLINE MEETING NOTICE
Date: Sunday, February
28, 2021, 7:00 PM ZOOM
Place: ZOOM On-line
Guests: Ken Wacks,
Alvin Foster, and other internet researchers
Topic: Reports on
the 2021 Consumer Electronic Show by BAS members
CES® Is the Global
Stage for Innovation
CES® maintains that
it is the
most influential tech
event in the world the proving ground
for breakthrough technologies and global innovators.
The CES Las Vegas, Nevada destination is where
the world's biggest brands do business and
meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators
hit the stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer
Technology Association (CTA)®, CES features
every aspect of the tech sector.
The first CES took place
in New York City in June 1967. Since then,
thousands of products are announced, displayed,
and demonstrated at the yearly show. January,
2021, is the first CES presented entirely
on-line. The registration requirements for
the press, retailers, and exhibitors remained
unchanged from the past in-person attendees.
CES it is not open to the public. Last year
it featured 4000+ exhibitors. For 2021, all
1,800+ exhibitors were on-line. (CES 2022
is planning to return to an in-person show.)
For this BAS-CES report,
the guests have viewed multiple video presentations,
and often YouTube cinemas to help you comprehend
what is in-line for your home, refrigerator,
video, or audio nirvana. It wasnt easy
compiling the menu for this presentation.
Often, the manufacturers video would
stop during presentation or the number of
links to follow failed or exceeded our patience.
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and this is your first time with Zoom, give
yourself at least 15-20 minutes prior
to the meeting to set things up: you click
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and will be guided to download the Zoom
You can use your computers
audio if you have a headset attached, or you
can dial-in for audio. If you have a smart
phone or tablet and a good internet connection,
then you should install the Zoom app for your
device and connect using it.
See below for dial-in
instructions for the Zoom meeting.
If you do not have a computer
or smart phone/tablet, you can just dial one
of the numbers and join for audio only; use
your touch tone dialer to enter the meeting
number and password when prompted.
Dial by your location
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The sound of a key sliding into a lock could
be enough information to potentially create
a copy of that key and open the lock
that's the conclusion of researchers who've
been investigating "acoustics-based physical
It makes sense, if you think about it: the
clicks and clacks of a key pushed into a pin
tumbler lock actually reveal the mechanism
within, if you can slow down, isolate, and
analyse the sounds with enough accuracy.
Pulling off a trick like this would need
a lot of work and equipment, and would probably
end up being more hassle than learning how
to pick the lock in the traditional way -
but it's an intriguing and unusual security
loophole to ponder.
email me here
The BAS is looking
for an assistant editor. The B A S Speakers
Editor seeks one or more individuals
who will serve as an assistant editor,
for no more than modest remuneration
from the BAS.
include writing, editing, fact-checking,
finding topics and articles for synopsis
and reprint, obtaining reprint permission,
and (to paraphrase the catch-all expression
from job descriptions I worked under
as a Federal civil servant) 'other duties
You will get to
work with a professional editor in the
fields of audio and video. The work
will allow you to acquire press credentials.
Some technical knowledge is an asset
but not requirement.
please email me to discuss.
David J.Weinberg WeinbergDJ@BostonAudioSociety.org
other meetings and notices which
may be of interest to BAS members
MICROPHONE CLINIC REPORT !
|In September 2009
the B A S held a microphone clinic, testing 37 different
microphone models. The ambitious nature of the clinic
effort, the extent of data collection, the number
of individuals involved in microphone testing and
in writing various sections of the report, and the
complexity in determining how to construct the clinic
report and make it available to members resulted it
not being published until now. The dataset is extensive.
Representative samples were
included in the abbreviated report in "The
B A S Speaker"
(Fall 2015; v37n3)
Go to the MICROPHONE
CLINIC PAGE for more...
and plotting "noisy" data
it is often useful to have Microsoft
Excel plot a Trend Line through it.
If that data is to be used for
further work, it may be necessary to
have an X-Y table of the Trend Line.
That is not easy to get and this paper
will show how to do it.
has a new article here: Extracting
Numerical Data from an Excel Trend Line
Test Bench !
by Alvin Foster ! Click
the logo: >
BAS Headphone Test Article is
now available in the BASS VOLUME
25, ISSUE 4, on Page 17, available
our PODCAST PAGE
The LIVE video podcast of our meetings,
Archived video of past meetings (only
one so far!),
and Audio Podcast interviews by Alvin
|There is a supplemental
and further explanation addendum paper to the
E. Brad Meyer / David Moran paper published
in the September, 2007 issue of the AES
Journal. That page, which documents
the experimental protocol and audio systems/source
material is here:
is a Power Point Presentation of the lecture
given by Dr. Barry Blesser at the March 2007
Meeting. The Meeting page synopsis is HERE;
the Power Point Presentation (as a web page)
BASS issues, previously available only
directly by mail, are now available online,
on the BAS SPEAKER page, HERE
appreciation for the immense amount of dedicated
work that went into both the original writing,
gathering, editing and printing, PLUS
the more recent scanning and conversion to
PDF format, by joining the Society, HERE
L L O F F S I T E L I N K S O
P E N I N T O A N
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- AND FOR CONVENIENCE
There is a posting of an ABX article, The
Digital Challenge by Stanley P. Lipshitz HERE
Once again, for 2021
- and onward - is THE useful industry calendar
of audio/related events, with kudos to all who put
this list together:
has their event page here:
For a fully comprehensve
understanding of meetings taking place - both real
and virtual - in this pandemic situation, you need
to look at BOTH listings.