Audio News for October 11, 2017

by | Oct 11, 2017 | Audio News

This Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – which was set up in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure that every American using the Internet has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. Gamers’ spaces as well as the social sites like Facebook are being invaded by cybercriminals. And Macs are no longer free of attacks by hackers, as they were in the past. There is only one working software for Macs and that is Malwarebytes. Get it if you don’t have it.

Why You Should Be Listening to Podcasts and How to Get Started – is a new article in Parade:  Starting Podcasts Podcasts.. Though only 2% of all audio entertainment is made up of podcasts, Americans now listen at least once monthly and there are over 400,000 free podcasts on iTunes. While most are 30 minutes, they can be only ten or run several hours long. Subjects are no longer confined to cooking and computer tips. Creative freedom and worldwide reach are what set podcasting apart from radio, though for music the quality is still MP3. Left-leaning voices are beginning to match the heavy right-leaning voices on radio.

Pianist Lang Lang “Borrowed” a Young Protege’s Left Hand for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue This week Chinese pianist Lang Lang—who is recuperating from an inflammation of his left arm—got Maxim Lando, a 14-year-old American pianist to play the work at Carnegie Hall. Jazz great Chick Corea joined in on a second piano.

There’s Many High End Audio Items on Craig’s List in the Flint, MI Area, as Well as Other Places 

Luxury Technology Show Just Held at Metropolitan West in NYC – High-end electronics and other expensive toys from a variety of brands showed the latest innovations in indulgent tech and ranged from speakers to extremely expensive headphones (how about $50,000?) plus stranger items like smart mirrors, smart showers and smart toilets. Of interest to some were the Nuheara IQbuds at $300, are not just wirelesss earbuds with built-in noise cancellation but also advanced speech amplification and augmented hearing capabilities.

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