Why YSK: This is a potential privacy concern. I had used the voice button in app to make Alexa add an item to my cart, only way to access an offer on said item. Today I noticed the mic activity indicator was on while using the app.
EDIT: To everyone saying it's only used for hotword detection: Cool, so you're absolutely positive Amazon's hotword detection is 100% accurate, they don't send sample recordings for diagnostic purposes, say for techs to manually review to improve their matching algorithms. I'm not saying they do, since I don't have the time to read their terms of service, nor the time to analyze the code or sit and monitor the data going in and out of the app with a packet sniffer. But it's not something I'm personally comfortable with.
I allowed the app microphone privileges under the assumption it would only be used when when I hit the microphone button, I may have skipped the part where they disclosed the app would indeed be always listening. Since I overlooked it, I assumed others might too, so I made this post.
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will have their microphones muted for parts of their final debate on Thursday to allow each U.S. presidential candidate a block of uninterrupted time to speak, according to the group sponsoring the debate.
The Commission on Presidential Debates, the sponsor of the televised debate in Nashville, said changes were necessary after the combative first debate between the candidates on Sept. 29.
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|Commission on Presidential Debates says it will mute mics during parts of final debate||cbsnews.com|
|Commission approves rules to mute mics at final Trump-Biden debate||thehill.com|
|Debate commission to mute candidates during their opponent's initial responses to prevent interruptions||cnn.com|
|Next presidential debate will mute Trump and Biden's microphones to prevent interruptions||independent.co.uk|
|Debate commission adopts new rules to mute microphones to allow Trump, Biden 2 minutes of uninterrupted time per segment||kiro7.com|
|Debate commission adopts new rules to mute mics||pbs.org|
|Debate commission adopts new rules to mute mics to allow Trump and Biden 2 minutes of uninterrupted time per topic||courant.com|
|Debate commission adopts new rules to mute microphones to allow Trump, Biden 2 minutes of uninterrupted time per segment||washingtonpost.com|
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So I work in California and work at the front desk. Today we got handed some policy’s from the manager that me and my coworkers just did not agree with so we started to talk about them
Lately we haven’t been getting along with our manager as he started to change a lot after covid and started to become a real A. For the sake of the post I’ll name him todd
So we started to talk about Todd at the front desk and started to talk about how bad Todd has been as manager. Making new policy’s while not following them. We made lots of comments about really disliking todd and saying how useless Todd really is Because he just comes in and really does nothing all day and does 0 communication with us.
Well long story short Todd comes in half an hour later telling us he’s been listening to whole conversation via a hidden microphone that we had no idea he had And was angry that we said those things about him. We’ve had lots of personal conversations at times that we told one other and had no idea he could listen to us.
Is this legal? is the manager allowed to secretly tape us while working without telling us? We all knew he had cameras but this wasn’t a camera it was literally a microphone set up just for him to hear us talk about things and listened long enough to hear us talk bad about him.
Edit 1: forgot to mention we never gave consent for them to record our conversation nor were we ever informed that they had a microphone. We also are in a semi public we have people walk through and talk to us at the front desk.
Edit 2: I really want to thank all the responses that I got I didn’t expect so many lol. If I didn’t respond I’m sorry as there’s quite a bit.
(Tl;Dr at the bottom)
I've been really enjoying the ps5 ever since I got it, and the Dualsense is most definitely a great improvement over the Dualshock 4; it feels good in your hands, the buttons are more satisfying to press, the haptics are amazing and so on. However the microphone being on by default is starting to bother me.
At the moment, the mic is on by default, with the mute button lighting up when you decide to mute it. Over time I've gotten into the habit of muting it every time I turn on the console which is fine by me.
However, I've recently noticed more and more people that are unaware of their microphone which they forgot to mute in multiplayer games, and having to pick out and mute these people's incoherent mumbles one by one is starting to get on my nerves.
So here's a suggestion: in my opinion the microphone should be muted by default, and with the microphone light turned off as well. It should turn on when the microphone is recording to indicate that it's recording. Basically the exact opposite of what is in effect right now.
This way those who don't want to broadcast their home's ambient noise and their own private matters don't need to remember to turn off the mic every time, and those who do want to chat can be reminded that their mic is still on by the mic light. My opinion is that simply the light should stay on when the mic stays on.
If a change like that is to be made, it should be made early as the console is still fresh and most people are still not used to it, if they even have it in the first place.
Tl;Dr : The microphone in the Dualsense should be muted by default because many are unaware of their microphones, and picking these people out and muting them in multiplayer games is getting annoying. And I'd rather have the mic light turn on when the mic is live, not when it's muted.
I went down a DIY audio rabbit hole a few weeks ago, and I needed a good microphone for baritone/bass vocals to mix into ensemble recordings. After a lot of looking and digging, I decided to build a microphone-parts T-12.
Ignoring my surprise and delight just with having gotten it working with my limited soldering iron skills, I just want to shout out what a nice mic it is! It has a little bump in the formant area that does nice things for my voice. Like most large diaphragm condensers I've found there's more high end than I would like for vocals, but it offers a really nice starting point for mixing a vocal. I'm just super impressed with it for a $400 purchase and about 3 hours of building. (Yes, I am slow).
I'm looking to start a channel but unfortunately my setup doesn't allow me to have something such as a Blue Yeti, can i just use a headset?
I got the v-moda boom pro but realized they didn’t fit, and apparently there’s a twist mechanism I need to mod to fit them even if I get the 2.5mm jack converter.
I also ordered audio technica mx50 that I’m supposed to return, but apparently those fix the boom mic’s.
In your opinion should I keep the Sennheiser and get a mic for that? Or keep the audio technica MX50 and boom mic for gaming.
Either I keep one or the other
Happy first day of 2021! If that's a thing lol. Anyhoo all you have to do to enter is to write ur username and what your favorite part of the update was! (could be anything, again, it is optional if you don't know or something) Ends at 4:30PM
I'm so sorry that there was no giveaway yesterday, I was busy trying to do the quests >.<
Edit- I'm going offline for a little. I will come online and off randomly so if I didn't reply, don't worry!
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So, I just hit 600 karma today, and to show my gratitude, I will be doing a small giveaway. (Stated in the title)
All you have to do to enter is comment you favorite username and your favorite joke.
This giveaway ends on Thursday, Jan 7th, at 4:00pm est.
Good luck to everyone! Lets hope 2021 will be better!
NOTICE: The giveaway is now closed, the winner will be announced on Friday when I get back from school.
Hi everyone !
I occasionally make small videos that I share with friends or on facebook, I'm not planing to create a youtube channel or anything like that. I just use the basic video mode on my phone or my dslr. The image is good enough, but I'd like to improve the sound a bit, without having to record it separately, that would be much more complicated, especially since my computer has a lot of problems. Also I don't always do this at home, hence the phone.
So I'd need something with a TRRS 3.5 mm jack, something like that. Do you know microphones like this one but that can get low frequencies well ? That one is just a random example, but the frequency response starts at 75 Hz, not really appropriate if I want to record a 5 strings bass tuned in low A, is it ?
Thanks in advance !