The Elgato HD60 X
I don't know a ton about capture card's for streaming but I wanted to make this a quick post in case myself or any other aspiring streamers or content creators are looking for the best tech to get the job done but are unsure of where to start.
I first found out about this card on Gamespot, I've placed the link below.
Its amazing that they Microsoft cuts 10,000 employees and then immediately invests in artificial intelligence.
It's incredibly interesting to see a company the size of Microsoft layoff 10,000 employees, especially because they are in the midst of trying to complete an Actvision Blizzard acquisition in excess of 50 billion dollars.
It seems like tech jobs are really being squeezed lately.
I'm really excited to see what happens with Bluesky.
Bluesky is attempting to build technology that supports decentralized social networking.
Imagine creating your social profile and instead of it being confined to just twitter, instagram, Tik Tok etc you carry it around with you wherever you go, no matter the platform. All of your friends, followers, contacts and content come with you.
They've built a protocol called the AT Protocol to make all the magic happen.
If you're interested in being one of the very first to try things out, you can sign up to the Bluesky Social waitlist, you will be able to try the beta before its publicly available.
It seems like Elon Musk's Starlin will soon get some competition by another company with deep pockets. I think more people having access to the internet is a good thing.
But from what I understand Starlink's satellites work much better in rural areas as there is less competition for terminal use than the cities. And from recent quotes, it seems like Amazon is focused on serving underserved and rural communities as well.Quote
"If you want to make a difference for unserved and underserved communities, you need to deliver service at a price that makes sense for customers"
-Rajeev Badyal, VP of Technology for Project Kuiper
One has to wonder if this means that we should expect to Project Kuiper tied to Amazon Prime in a few years. I can easily foresee a future where Amazon has a tiered system for Amazon Prime benefits. Like a basic plan to keep the barrier to entry low and a plus plan for more advanced features like satellite internet access.
I'm not exactly sure what's going on. Maybe it has something to do with factoring in inflation. Maybe Musk has gotten some more insight into the number of fake accounts(I doubt it), maybe he just changed his mind. Whatever the reason, it appears that the Elon Musk will be buying Twitter after all.
I don't do any gaming on my cell phone yet but these controllers look really cool. The only thing about it is that you would have to carry around some type of carrying case and I like to travel light.
Google is Testing Some Really Cool Augmented Reality Glasses, How Will This New Technology Affect Life In The Future?
I must admit I'm one of those people that hasn't been big on the whole augmented reality and metaverse craze that's been heating up in the tech industry recently. However...I do see some real utility here with these augmented reality glasses.
These AR glasses are being tested to incorporate Google Translate and Google Maps
Not only would it be extremely cool to be able to wear glasses that automatically translated an unknown language for the user but it would also be extremely useful for anyone traveling abroad or just engaging in conversation.
Also, having the ability to be directed step by step from point A to point B via Google Maps analyzing your current location and guiding the user through a heads up display would really be next level in terms of navigation. I imagine people in the transportation industry would find this extremely useful.
Privacy and Security Concerns
Of course it won't stop there. Eventually these glasses would enable the user to scan buildings, objects and even other people . If these AR glasses ever became widespread, I feel that eventually there would be some huge privacy concerns.
This would all depend on the processing speed of the glasses. But could you imagine a world in which you walk around wearing AR glasses and later on, probably even contacts, that could tap into a database that almost immediately identified the person you were looking at and began to feed you data on them?
Having all that information at your fingertips would be both amazing and terrifying. The government would really have to move fast with privacy regulations. There would be some serious arguments about if its unethical and a violation of individual privacy. Not to mention arguments to be made about if its a federal or states issue when it comes to the law in the united states.
Shopping And Convenience
In terms of shopping and convenience I can see this really helping consumers. Especially consumers that normally don't do a lot of research.
For example imagine a consumer going to buy a new car and just by looking at the car, the glasses provide the market value of the car in their area, avg cost of insurance for that model type, estimated maintenance cost per year of ownership, estimated resale value in 5 years.
Or better yet imagine a scenario where the glasses just have access to multiple databases and the consumer just asks the AI questions and it does some quick calculations based on the information available.
I can see applications for crime rate in a neighborhood, market value of a home, avg gas prices in the area, dating profiles(forget about swiping, instead users will be blinking), the list goes on and on.
Whenever new technology is introduced we almost always pay a price for the convenience it brings. I can imagine all sorts of scenarios happening, both good and bad. Watch the video below to see this tech in action.
Snapchat has finally released a web based version of its app. And surprisingly Snapchat has been supporting up to 15 participants in its video calling features! I had no idea this was going on.
I don't see corporations suddenly deciding switching to Snapchat from Zoom or Microsoft teams. But on an individual level where there is more of an emphasis on socializing. I can see Snapchat gaining some traction in the video conferencing arena.
I think the phone looks pretty sweet. The phone seems slick. The naming convention is kinda odd and quirky to me though. Nothing phone? It just feels like there should be a little more to it.
I really wish they could figure out a way to mass market the cell phone in Westworld season 4 episode 1. Having a slim piece of glass somehow operate as phone looks pretty cool. At this point though I'm really focusing on style rather than function.
I think this is a natural progression for Netflix and probably long overdue. After seeing the success of Youtube influencers it just makes too much sense.
The Influencer Effect and Live Streaming
People seem to really enjoy interacting live with their favorite personalities. This could be a huge boon to comedians and if Netflix is creative it could definitely open up some additional revenue streams.
I really think Netflix should consider allowing established content creators on their platforms. They have so many subscribers already big content creators could really help Netflix provide fresh content.
Netflix vs Youtube?
All of this makes me wonder if Netflix would ever consider challenging Youtube's business model directly. I think it's a lot easier for Netflix to challenge Youtube's business model than for Youtube to challenge Netflix. The executives had to have at least considered this option at some point.
With their stock on a rollercoaster ride lately I imagine that Netflix is putting all options on the table to increase revenue.
So first Elon buys some twitter shares and becomes the largest outside shareholder, then it's reported that he's gonna join the board and then it's announced that he won't be joining the board, then Elon makes a $43 billion bid, it fails and the board then adopts a poison pill plan to help prevent a hostile takeover and finally Elon buys Twitter for $44 billion😄. What a wild rollercoaster ride this has been for Elon in the month of April.
I predict twitter users will soon:
- Have the ability to post long form content, meaning that character limit will likely be going away.
- Have some type of human verification process to go through, I don't know if this will be reCAPTCHA on every post or some kind of photo requirement to authenticate that a real human is posting.
- Have some pretty big algorithm changes.
AT&T Is Rolling Out 5 Gbps Internet, Which Is Fast Enough To Download An Entire 100 GB Game In About 3 Minutes
This is could news for all you digital fans out there.
I haven't bought a physical copy of a game since 2020. Im not opposed to running up to the store to grab a game but with the pandemic going on, buying digital has allowed me to reduce my footprint a little bit.
Higher speeds should also help us to reduce latency a little bit. Of course all of this will come at a premium $110 for 2 Gbps and $180 for 5Gbps. For online gamers some may end up being second class citizens. When playing a competitive online game, the players with the highest speed almost always have the advantage. I wonder if they will start matching players based on internet connection. That's something to think about.
It has begun!
More than 500 apps have added Metaverse to their name or description.
They say the early bird gets the worm and that the cream always rises to the top.
I look forward to tracking what apps, products, websites and developers are able to breakthrough and separate themselves from the pack.
The Metaverse is starting to feel like the next gold rush.
- It has a 1 inch camera sensor!
- Saying that its a camera first phone second sounds pretty accurate
- It does look pretty sweet though.
- I've read this phone can shoot native 4k video at 120 frames per second
- This is definitely a phone meant for the pros.
Looks like October 13th will be the big date to keep an eye on.
A friend of mine is really hyped to see the technical breakdown comparisons between AMD and intel CPUs.
I must admit this phone looks high tech and quality. I wouldn't mind having one.