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Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.
Audio phone conferencing has not changed too much in the last few years. More and more people are using conference calls. Coordinating who is there can be one of the toughest things. Add in *73 to mute and unmute or other hotkeys that require a cheat sheet.
Uberconference wants to do away with all that by creating a simple video interface. It’s not video conferencing but it will give you an idea of who is talking. The Uberconference interface will move the people around to highlight who is talking. The interface will also give the moderator the power to fix problems. If someone’s audio is interfering with the speaker then you can just use the Uberconference interface to mute or lower the sound. You can even throw “earmuffs” on a caller so they cannot hear the conversation (great for if you have to talk to your team).
Craig Walker used to work at Google Voice. He started UberConference to enhance the audio phone conference environment. Uberconference is free – with a pay version at $10 a month. The pay version removes all watermarks, gives you a local number to work from and also can call participants at scheduled times. www.uberconference.comSponsored by:
If you are learning how to DJ nowadays, you begin by putting your library onto an iPod. Stanton (by Gibson) understands that concept and has developed a device to help use that iPod in a portable player. The SCS.4DJ is a system that can get you set up for mixing music without extra equipment (besides a P.A.).
Stanton SCS.4DJ is a UNIX OS with proprietary software installed. You have two mixing units to prep songs. Additionally you have USB ports in all places to insert USB hard drives, iPods and all other drives that use USB.
Add your library into the SCS.4DJ to start mixing music right away. www.stantonDJ.comSponsored by:
John Curran from American Registry for Internet Numbers (known as ARIN) joined us to update the IPv6 sphere. This is a crossover from IPv4 (which is running out of IP addresses) to IPv6 which offers more IP addresses than we can use. Many countries have run out of IPv4 addresses which they have to port through a gateway, which will slow down a website.
In June, IPv6 was turned on with many providers. Some of the top content is IPv6 enabled. Mobile phone data is IPv6 enabled – which are individual IP addresses. These phones are also backwards compatible.
Comcast is rolling out IPv6 (for example). If you are using an IPv6 device on the system you can turn it on and see your device run faster.
To learn more about IPv6 and for you to lobby manufacturers – www.ARIN.netSponsored by:
Ableplanet won several awards for voice intelligability. In 2006 they introduced Linx technology (a three-tone harmonic to let you hear signals). Since then, gamers wanted to get that same technology in their headsets. That is where Gamers Choice comes in.
This is a series of modular headphones. They come in 8 colors – Purple, red, orange, blue and more. This is completely modular so if you are on a PS3, you plug into the 3.5 inch jack. If you are on PC, there is an adapter. If you are an XBox gamer, plug in the USB dongle to use it. Change the plug and you can use it to listen to music.
Ableplanet’s Gamers Choice starts around $100. (www.ableplanet.com)Sponsored by:
The Zboard, another Eureka Park work of art, is made by Intuitive Motion and is a new, fun way to travel. It’s a skateboard that is powered by a motor, but more importantly, is controlled by your feet. Simply lean on the front foot pad to accelerate and the back foot pad to brake, and how fast or slow you go is all dependant by how hard you press on the pads. The idea for Zboard came to the team while they were brainstorming for their senior project for the University of Southern California. One of the co-founders said he was tired of having bikes being stolen and was over having to push a skateboard around the hills and annoyingly uneven streets of Los Angeles. The Zboard is like a skateboard, except it’s faster and easier to ride, and it’s much more portable than a bicycle. You can reach speeds of up to 17MPH but when you ride it, it makes you feel like The Flash.Sponsored by:
Video by Allante Sparks of F5 Live.