Sound By Numbers: The Rise of Digital Sound

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below These days, listening to music on the analog formats of old has seen a massive resurgence. Whether it’s cassettes or vinyl, it seems analog is in and mp3’s are out. But digital sound is pretty freaking neat! This video discusses how it works…

Betamovie: Sony’s Terrible (But Ingenious) Camcorder

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below Oh man, did this not go well for Sony. Sometimes clever engineering can really backfire, as was the case for Betamovie. Let’s learn a bit about it. Here are some links that discuss Betamovie in greater detail: http://www.totalrewind.org/cameras/C_BMC1.htm http://www.mrbetamax.com/BetamovieExplained.htm# http://www.betainfoguide.net/BTMpage.htm You can support…

The Most Common EV Charging Misconception

From Technology Connections. We need to talk about private home charging more than we do. 99% of our charging infrastructure already exists, and this is something that absolutely needs to be communicated and not enough people are doing. Here is my attempt. In short, no matter if it’s a Chevy Volt, Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf,…

The LED’s Challenge to High Pressure Sodium

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below Now that we know why street lights are orange, let’s look at whether or not they should still be so. The answer isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Although newer technology seems to surpass HPS in nearly all respects, there are still…

Chevy Bolt EV Summer Range Test

From Technology Connections. Come with me as I take the Chevy Bolt EV through 183 miles of summertime driving. It was really hot out and most of the drive was spent at 70 miles per hour, but the car still did pretty well. Here’s a link to my winter range test: You can support the…

MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below 1080i in 1994. Wow. Really, perhaps as early as 1993, but it seems the first player was released in 1994. Anyway, what better way to end the saga on Laserdisc than by talking about MUSE Hi-Vision discs. And some other stuff, too! Here’s…

Macrovision: The Copy Protection in VHS

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below Did you ever try to copy one VHS tape to another and find that it just, well, didn’t work? Macrovision was the clever creation of what is now TiVo that managed to confuse a VCR without causing too much distress to a TV.…

The LED Traffic Light and the Danger of “But Sometimes!”

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below Around the mid-2000’s, the LED traffic light began making its way onto the scene. Recent developments in LED technology meant that energy efficient replacements for the standard incandescent lamp were beginning to appear. Municipalities rejoiced with the energy savings they provided, but in…

These Are Not Pixels: Revisited

From Technology Connections. You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below When I first made a video on analog color television, the thumbnail I created (and its explanation) caused nearly endless debate. I thought I’d try and clear this up a bit. Here’s the video on how analog television works (you may notice I…