USB-C Is A Confusing Mess. Here's How To Choose The Right Cable
USB-C is a hot mess of confusion that can leave even the savviest tech geek scratching their head. Some cables are good for charging laptops while others will only work with phones. What's going on? Here are all the facts in one place. Getting one connector that could solve all of our data and power connectivity challenges has been like the perilous trip to Mordor in The Lord Of The Rings. There have been missteps and diversions but finally we arrived at the destination and have one connector to rule them all: USB-C. But having made it to the one connector, the adventure hasn't quite ended.
But the cassette adapter reaches further back than that, as many of you will remember. Its humble beginnings start in the ’80 s , right when CD players For me, the cassette adapter came at a time when we all started getting our licenses and being able to control the music on our own for the first time.
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I got my driver’s licence toward the end of the 2000s, but even I caught on with the car cassette adaptor. All my friends had them because we drove cars that hadn’t completely eliminated the cassette deck quite yet. Thinking back, wasn’t this one the most brilliant and enduring mainstream car hacks of all time? It all began with an electrical engineer and serial inventor named Larry Schotz, according to this very excellentstory.
The new cars we drive today are laden with the latest tech, everything from semi-autonomous driving functions, lane departure warning systems, automatic braking and, of course, Bluetooth connectivity. But so often, I find myself longing for a simple cord and a headphone jack that I can just plug into my phone (or iPod), go through my music library, pick something and be off. I’ve always preferred a physical cable over any kind of wireless transfer method.
Sydney Thunder go top of WBBL ladder
Sydney Thunder have made light work of a middling Hobart Hurricanes total of 148 to jump to the top of the WBBL table. The veteran New Zealand opener thumped the Hurricanes attack to all corners of Burnie's West Park Oval to make short work of the target of 149, hauled in with 11 deliveries to spare.
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But the cassette adaptor reaches further back than that, as many of you will remember. Its humble beginnings start in the ’80s, right when CD players started becoming portable but still too expensive to put in many cars.
Schotz’s 1986 patent filing is quoted in the story. He basically had an idea for an electrical, dual-lead conductor that had a headphone jack for the other sound-producing device on one end that would be connected to “an audio circuit to the record head” at the other.
The genius of Schotz’s invention is that it effectively subverted the cassette tape’s existing mechanisms. A tape player works by transmitting electromagnetic signals collected on an audio tape using the “head” of the tape, converting them into analogue audio sound, and amplifying them. In many ways, the cassette adaptor works by transmitting the signal directly from the head, rather than from the tape. The fact that no magnetic tape was involved likely cut down on mechanical noises,.
Phoenix snare A-League point from Victory
Melbourne Victory's difficult start to the A-League season has continued, with Marco Kurz's side forced to fight for a point against Wellington Phoenix. Ulises Davila's penalty handed Wellington the lead in the fifth minute before Ola Toivonen earned a point with a sublime goal in the 66th minute.
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Schotz’s cassette adaptor was inexpensive and easy to use since you didn’t have to install anything. But there were still small problems. Your car needed to have a tape deck, for example. And you also needed some kind of power supply for the CD player, as pointed out by this issue offrom 1986. Sometimes the CD player would skip. But at least you could listen to your CDs in your car, man!
For me, the cassette adaptor came at a time when we all started getting our licenses and being able to control the music on our own for the first time. It was before most people had smartphones, so we made do with our iPods, CD players and various MP3 players. I remember when my friend bought me my first one. I thought it was the most brilliant thing I’d ever seen. Sure, the sound quality wasn’t the greatest, but at least I could listen to my iPod while I drove. It was a novelty.
Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a car that has a tape deck anymore. But there are still plenty of people driving around with older cars that have them. And so, Schotz’s invention lives on in the digital age (as long as your phone has a damn headphone jack, that is). It’s another example of a creative mind marrying existing car technology with current advancements, such as the.
This Is Why Santa Says "Ho, Ho, Ho" .
Want to know why Santa says "ho, ho, ho"? We dug into the catchphrase's origins to find an answer—just in time for the jolly holiday season.The truth is simple: The catchphrase is "used to represent laughter," according to Merriam-Webster. So, when Santa utters "ho, ho, ho," he isn't actually saying anything—he's laughing! Now, you might be asking yourself why Santa doesn't simply say "ha, ha, ha" if he's having a chuckle. Well, the answer lies in his figure. One of Santa's most iconic features is his round belly—and when a person says "ho, ho, ho," the sound is considered to come from the stomach.