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Bradford’s Brain Balloons Column #0008 – EdTech Electronic Education about Privacy

As many of you know, I am a proponent of online privacy. Recently I received an article about the implications of Educational Technology (EDTech) and the use of it and how it impacts privacy. While I don’t have children, I believe that their education is important. Part of that education is learning about privacy, what … Read more

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Bradford’s Brain Balloons Column #0007 – MP3 is dead, Long Live MP3

In April an astonishing 30 years of audio technology development came to an end with a simple sentence, “On April 23, 2017, Technicolor's mp3 licensing program for certain mp3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated.” The reason for the termination, “Those [modern codecs] can deliver more features and a ... Read more
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How to Balance Security and Usability

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent IT/AV podcast. When you are talking technology—regardless of whether it is IT or AV equipment—most people can agree that security and ease of use are two of the most important aspects of a system. Implementing technology into a system that is too … Read more

IT goes with AV like PB&J

Note: This blog is a continuation of the ideas discussed in a recent IT/AV podcast. After lots of talk, the AV/IT convergence is well underway. AV is no longer its own specialized department but is part of the global information technology services that the IT department provides for end-users. While still in this transitionary period, … Read more

Tips to maintaining your CTS certification

Ever notice that as soon as you get certified, it feels like it’s already time to renew? If you are new to our industry—welcome! If you’ve been around a while, then you most likely know the various certifications that keep your AV technology skills fresh. Let’s talk about the mother of all industry certifications—InfoComm’s Certified … Read more

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EdTech 40: Under the Table

This month we look at when to specify a display versus a projector and screen. How do you employee the latest technology while remaining secure? Plus, what are the best practices for hiding your technology in the classroom.

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AVNation Special: Jennifer Willard and the Women in AV

The founder of Women in AV, Jennifer Willard, sit’s down with Tim Albright for an AVNation Special. They talk about the group’s beginnings, where they are now, and the future for WAVE. Jennifer also discusses missteps, new starts, and the start of her own consulting business. Host: Tim Albright Guests: Jennifer Willard Record Date: 5/05/2015 Running Time: … Read more

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Technology Wrap Ep 8

Tech  News and Commentary as only Phillip “HiPhi” Cordell can bring it to you. Stories Covered: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/apple/apple-watch-us-pre-orders-estimated-1-million-n340546 http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=96934 http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/11/podcast-patent-gutted/?ncid=rss_truncated http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/jerry-seinfeld-crackle/   http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dbyc7bmos8alj.cloudfront.net/tw_20150416.mp3