Hate The Sound Of Laughter? Introducing Kill The Cann

Does the sound of laughter drive you up a wall? Are you similar to the Grinch not being able to listen to all the happy Whos in Whoville? If the answer is yes than I have a new product for you! I’m exaggerating a bit, but the product is called Kill The Cann. The purpose of Kill The Cann is to eliminate that annoying, fake, canned laughter on TV. Finally! Where was this in the 80s and 90s? Support the new Kickstarter here:

Kickstarter.com/projects/579932998/kill-the-cann-laugh-track-suppression?token=9e6754b8

When you think about it, it does seem kind of strange that there are laugh tracks over your favorite TV shows. It’s almost like they don’t trust the audience to know what’s a joke and what is not. It’s a little condescending if you ask me.

Kickstarter laugh

Why This Product Was Created

“For some of us, it is really annoying! For viewers, canned laughter can distort the dialogue, make it hard to hear clearly or understand, or simply insert laughs in places that you don’t think are funny. Some of us really don’t like laugh tracks and wondered if a device could be built to remove the canned laughter. As scientists with expertise in image and audio signal processing, as well as speech and vocalization analysis, we were all intrigued. Undesirable canned laughter is definitely a “sound” issue – which is right up our alley. A survey of others revealed this was a common issue. Over 80% of our survey audience replied that laugh tracks on television shows annoyed them. Armed with that insight, we decided to design a simple do-it-yourself solution that anyone could use with his/her own TV.”

Kill The Can Laughter

What Product Does

“Kill The Cann (KTC) reduces or removes laughter from the television audio using our?advanced signal processing algorithm?(patent pending). Our design works with existing HDMI streaming devices like your DVR and Chromecast, by simply connecting the HDMI cable of your DVR to?our device and then connecting it to your TV. It is very simple to use. Just turn on the switch to suppress laughter in any show you are watching. The available audio tracks of a multi-track television program are processed to remove or reduce certain components of the program, especially audience sounds. This applies to any program which is supplied with several audio channels, whether provided by cable, DVD, Internet streaming, or otherwise.”

How It Works

“A single, multi-channel electronic audio stream enters from the left and is split into single channels. ?The channels are collectively processed in block P above and reassembled into a multi-channel audio stream, which is output on the right. In the middle, the audio streams are filtered in several ways to isolate the audience sounds to be removed or reduced. To understand what we do, you need to know how audio engineers assemble the sounds of a sitcom. Generally, music/special effects get a left and right channel, the left and right sides of the audience get left and right channels, and one channel is dedicated to low-frequency sounds (bass). Finally, the performers get one channel – which they share with the middle of the audience. In our processing, each of the audience tracks and the performance track get special attention.”

When I saw this product, it got me thinking where was this product in the 80s and 90s at the height of sit com popularity? How much more enjoyable would Friends or Seinfeld be without the annoying laugh tracks? I think audiences today are much more sophisticated, laugh tracks are not even close to being necessary. If you are re-watching Friends episodes on Netflix just think how useful this product would be? Please consider supporting Kill the Cann’s $54,000 goal on Kickstarter today.

 

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Supporting Science Fiction Stories And Novels By JD Maverick

  • March 2, 2017
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JD Maverick is creating science fiction stories and novels and needs your support on Patreon and Kickstarter. The Kickstarter campaign is specifically for a web novel named ‘Cross Roads.” Cross Roads is set to be a slice of life/science fiction web novel with the unique theme of “magical girls.” Visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2045434624/cross-roads-web-novel for more details. The more broadly focused second campaign can be found on Patreon where the first $500 will go towards the internet story and novel Maverick. Please consider donating to JD’s Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/JDMav

Campaign Images

Cross Roads Novel  Publish The Novel With Patreon

Right now both campaigns have zero backers. JD Maverick needs your help! Please consider supporter the author and make the next novel come into existence.

Kickstarter Campaign Breakdown

“This campaign will help me cover the costs of publishing the novel independently, like the cover and formatting, as well as the cost of setting up an author website. If I exceed my goal of $2,000, I will use the extra money to pay for advertising and possibly some other marketing activities.”

Kickstarter Campaign Risks?

“Unless a meteor falls from the sky and obliterates me before I can hit “send,” there is not much risk involved with this project. The book is already written, and is already formatted for both the e-book and print book versions. The only issue I can foresee would be that if my day job gets too busy, it might delay me in sending rewards out to everyone as quickly as planned.”

Any Kickstarter Rewards?

Yes, there are rewards! $1+ gets your full name added to the book, $5+ gets you ebook and full name, $20+ gets you previous reward and paperback copy of book, $30+ gets your name and hardcover copy, and finally $50+ gets you paperbook, hardcover, and name. As you can see reward levels are very reasonable. $1+ gets you name, that’s one of best offers I’ve seen.

Support the Kickstarter campaign here: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2045434624/cross-roads-web-novel

Patreon Campaign Information

Patreon if you don’t know already is a place mostly for artists and creators that want to earn steady monthly incomes from their work. Patreon is a great place for JD Maverick to crowd fund the novel.

“For the past 15 years, I’ve created the world that was built on a dream, which hopefully will become a reality. I work a full-time day job that quite frankly takes a lot of my time. I have bills to pay and I work at least three jobs.” Patreon will JD transfer from the working world to publishing full time. This campaign is for my internet story and my novel I want to publish. First $500 are reserved for the internet stories. Instead of releasing a chapter every two weeks on a Thursday, I will be releasing a chapter every week when I reach my second goal. Which you can read all the previous and future chapters at Wattpad.com. Patrons pledged to at least the 5$ Tier will get full access to my internet stories in the form of a fully colored Hi-res PDF Files every month.”

Why Patreon? 

“I work a full-time day job that quite frankly takes a lot of my time. I have bills to pay and I work at least three jobs. Also do podcasting but not really making anything out of that right now. I also do consulting work– whether graphic design– but that is in flux as well. Even on my days off I still work my projects so I don’t know anything about slacking off or even goofing off. To be honest I was never even raised that way. I was always raised by one simple rule. A role that my parents and teach me but the world has taught me: if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Plain and simple.”

Any Patreon Rewards? 

Yes, like Kickstater there are Patreon rewards to be had. $1 gets you a thank you, $5 gets you story access, $10 gets you the novel “Second Renaissance: Bitter Harvest” and access to stories in hi-res PDF files, and finally $20 gets you “Patreon Versions of earlier and future web novels of Second Renaissance, Generation Me and Cross Roads in physical paperback form. Patreon Version of my new novel “Second Renaissance: Bitter Harvest” in the form of a fully colored Hi-res PDF File. You will get full access to my internet stories in the form of a fully colored Hi-res PDF File in every release.”

Support Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/JDMav

JD Maverick has created two campaigns one on Kickstarter and the other on Patreon. All this author needs it funding. You can help! Please consider contributing to this author today.

Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)

Help Kevin Violenus Conquer Blount’s Disease With Kickstarter

  • March 1, 2017
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Just found this Kickstarter today. Kevin Violenus has struggled most of his life with a condition known as Blount’s Disease. Blount’s Disease Blount’s disease is a growth disorder of the tibia (shin bone) that causes the lower leg to angle inward, resembling a bowleg. The pain is know so great surgery is an absolute necessity, but Violenus needs your help on Kickster:

https://www.gofundme.com/3b4op8g

Meet Kevin Violenus

Blount's Disease

March 21st Kevin will go into surgery having no money, he’s not sure if medical insurance will cover all of the expenses. Such a sad state of affairs that even with medical insurance this much needed surgery may still cause Violenus to go into debt. That’s why it’s crucial that this Kickstarter gets funded to its full $20K goal.

About This Campaign

“This is my first time doing something like this, and I’m not sure how to put this into words but let me just start out by saying for those who don’t know me, I’ve struggled through most of my life with the condition known as Blount’s disease. Blount’s disease is a growth disorder of the tibia (shin bone) that causes the lower leg to angle inward, resembling a bowleg and when I say I struggle I mean I struggled in the year 2010 I was supposed to go to surgery for this condition at the time I was not old enough to make the decision on my own and my mother and father despite not being in my life made a decision for me not to do the surgery hoping that it will get better they were wrong I went through High School a lot of the times in pain and sometimes the pain will be so great that I couldn’t go to school most times it would be 2 days or maybe 3 days a week because of the pain after a while my body got used to the pain and I was able to go to school for 3 years but on the fourth year the pain got so great that I had to drop out and become home schooled and was able to graduate on time graduated 2015 at this time all my focus was on finding a job to raise money so that I can pay for the surgery that I have been putting off since then my luck with finding jobs has been below zero and now have no choice but to do the surgery the thing is my family is always in poverty and no matter what I do to help it never seems to work out and we are always moving from one house to the next never able to hold a home for long always going in an out of shelters and I’m tired of being poor and I’m tired of looking for a job I have many talents I can sing I can draw I am even good at carving wood and clay making arts and crafts over the years I have had many dreams a lot of times those dreams Come Crashing Down because I can’t gather up enough money to do the things I need to do and want to do this is why I am going to the people for help for many years tried many things to get work to save money and it all fails on March 21st I am going to surgery and I have no money and I’m not sure if my medical insurance will cover all of the expenses I am making this campaign not only cover my Hospital expenses but to help pick me up off the ground and to help my family a home because I am tired of moving and to be honest we move like we’re on the Run all the time I want to become an animator but I do not have the money nor the equipment to do what I want to do so I’m asking you the people to not only reach into your hearts to help with my Hospital expenses but to help me raise enough money to get the equipment I need to create a work-at-home job that will support me for a lifetime my goal for this campaign is 20 grand which isn’t big but is most certainly big for me I just want to say thanks to you the people who help me Reach This goal. However if somebody is willing to hire me here is a link to my resume I am a hard worker and I’m willing to work.”

If you would like to hire Kevin Violenus he even included his resume in the campaign.

What’s The Status

Right now the campaign is a long way off it’s $20,000 goal. Currently there are no contributors, but there is still time! Campaign was only created one day ago.

Please consider donating to this campaign today. Help Violenus with his medical expenses and family home: https://www.gofundme.com/3b4op8g. This is definitely a cause worth contributing to.

Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)

Protect Yourself From Phone Radiation With Avias

  • February 24, 2017
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Ever wondered if radiation from your pocketed mobile phone is hurting your body? If the answer is yes than you’re like me. I think about this a lot. My phone is in my pocket pretty much wherever I go, for hours at a time. Even if it’s in your back pocket, how much better for you is this? What if I told you thanks to Kickstarter there is a company that’s making a mobile phone case that protects your body from cell phone radiation. The new gadget is called ‘Avias Radiation-shielded Leather Cell Phone Wallet Flip Case’ and it’s on Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1304599699/avias-radiation-shielded-leather-cell-phone-wallet?ref=3cmam9

This is one of those products that I think to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” In a way it’s common sense. Why wouldn’t a cell phone case protect the body from potentially harmful radiation? For the price of a fun night out, you get peace of mind about radiation, protection for your phone, and a stylish accessory to boot.

Phone Case Gadget

FYI: The side facing your body is shielded. If it was completely shielded you wouldn’t receive phone calls.

Why Should I Care?

“There is reason to be concerned about cell phone radiation and cancer. The World Health Organization calls it a Group 2B “possible carcinogen”. In May 2016, early results were released from a large rat study conducted by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP). The data showed an increased rate of certain brain and heart cancers in rats. Other studies have indicated cell phone radiation causes DNA damage. These troubling results inspired us at Avias to create a stylish leather phone case that could block RF radiation while being attractive and easy to use! The risks of cell phone radiation are still poorly understood. Why continue to expose yourself to radiation, when protection can be this easy, stylish and affordable?”

How The Technology Works

“Avias shielding technology works on the same basic principle as a Faraday Cage, using highly conductive materials to reflect radiative signals away from your body harmlessly. Our cases feature radiation shielding only in the front cover, which protects the user holding the phone to their ear, while still allowing the device to communicate. This means optimum convenience combined with shielding that’s backed by physics. Because this aspect of our product is so important, we’ve also conducted internal tests with cellular-frequency testing equipment to verify that the shielding is effective.”

What Else Do I Get? 

“The case doubles as a “pocket protector”: when the phone is in your pocket, simply ensure the shielded front side is facing inward, against your body. Head protection is the most essential (because of the greater potential for cancer), but we’re pleased to offer protection at all times the phone is against your body.”

Avias Cell Phone Case Kickstarter

Any Rewards?

Yes, there are many rewards to this Kickstarter campaign. $5 gets you on the mailing list, $24 early bird special gets you one case, $30 get’s you a case as well, $40 early bird gets you two, $56 gets you two cases as well, $96 gets you four cases, and $200 gets you ten cases.

You don’t need to wear a tinfoil hat to be concerned about mobile phone radiation. This stylish Avias case with some peace of mind built in. You already need a cell phone case, why not purchase a case with radiation protection built in?

 

Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)

USB2Air Wireless USB 2.0 Video Extension System

  • February 22, 2017
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Introducing the USB2Air Wireless USB 2.0 Video Extension System Kickstarter Campaign. The company formed in 2015 releasing a product called HuddleCamHD. Chief Engineer Matthew Davis created the world’s first wireless USB pan, tilt, and zoom conference camera. This USB technology was then used to build the popular HuddlePod Air, one of the industries top selling wireless USB speakerphones. Now in 2017, HuddleCamHD is making our powerful wireless technology available in the first ever wireless USB 2.0 extension system truly built to work with any USB 2.0 device. The USB2Air is the industry’s first answer to wireless USB video transmission as a suitable substitute for extension cabling. More information at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huddlecamhd/wireless-usb-20-video-extension-system-the-usb2air

I can see all sorts of uses for transmitting video wirelessly up to 25 feet using USB. It’s something I’ve looked for actually in the past, but couldn’t find a solution until now.

USB video transmission

Here’s How It Works

“- FCC Certified to wirelessly transmit 1080p video, audio and/or data up to 25′ between wireless transmitter and receiver pair

– 30MBs of available bandwidth (Shareable between multiple devices) (See bandwidth chart below)

– Less than 1ms of latency (ideal fo video conferencing, virtual reality, image magnification and other real-time applications)

– Works with any Windows 7, 10 computer (Not Windows 8.1!)

– Eliminates the need for expensive USB extension cabling in small/medium sized rooms

– Includes a 1-year warranty from HuddleCamHD”

Resolution/Bandwidth Chart

Resolution Bandwidth Chart

What Do It Get?

Thankfully there are lots of Kickstarter rewards to be had. Donate $5+ get a shout out on show, $25+ get a t-shirt, $254+ get the early bird special, $478.40+ get 2 early bird specials, $500+ get 2 pairs and interview on live show. Pick one and show your support today.

Why Kickstarter?

“The USB2Air is the first product HuddleCamHD has launched with applications far beyond our traditional market which is USB based video conferencing hardware. Because our team has successfully tested the USB2Air with hardware such as virtual reality headsets, wearable graphics modules, Teensy development boards, and control surfaces we felt it was best to open up our initial production to the public with Kickstarter. Our hope is to gather end user feedback and develop an in-depth knowledge base supporting this product with such a wide variety of applications. We also hope that our project backers on Kickstarter will help us fund this project.”

What’s Compatible?

“Here are just a few of the products we have confirmed compatibility with: Logitech c920 webcam w/ microphone, all HuddleCamHD USB 2.0 cameras, Phoenix Audio and Revolabs speakerphones, YEI-Space USB sensors, Sabaret USB to HDMI adapters, LEAP Motion,  Teensy USB development boards, PTZOptics USB 3.0 cameras (w/ USB 2.0 cable), Generic USB sound cards, keyboards, gamepads, custom VR peripherals using Arduino, STM32  and more. (Check back for compatibility testing updates) (Please ask us to test an important product for you!)”

If transmitting video easily up to 25 feet consider supporting this Kickstarter. It’s a giant step forward in USB technology:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huddlecamhd/wireless-usb-20-video-extension-system-the-usb2air

 

Rating: 9.0/10 (1 vote cast)

Startup Promises More HP, Better MPG, And Less Car Engine Wear

There’s an interesting t startup on Kickstarter that’s promising more horsepower, better miles per gallon, and less wear on your engine. The product is called TriboTEX. For more information check out their Kickstarter campaign: http://www.tribotex.com/ks/. You fund them, they will ship immediately. TriboTEX has 300 packages on hand, ready to go.

Users of TriboTEX will get the full benefits of the product in about 500 miles or two tanks of gas.

TriboTEX Kickstarter

The research for TriboTEX started all the way back in August 2009. In February 2017 the Kickstarter was launched.

Technology Behind TriboTEX

“It’s like ceramic protective coatings used in some of high-performance engines, but it reduces friction 10X BETTER than engine oil alone. In engine tests we discovered that:

– Fuel economy performance increased by 6-8% in a car with 130K+ miles with compression going up.

– Cylinders in your engine form a film that is thicker in a transverse direction, As a result, ellipticity decreases and compression increases. So engine “repair” itself as the TriboTEX coating goes to work.

– Engine noise drops dramatically. On idle your engine noise will be so low, your neighbors may not even hear your car in the AM and your mechanic will hear your injectors as dominant source of a noise.

– Easily adds 3%+ more power under your hood without disassembly”

What Won’t Product Do?

– “It will not ruin your catalytic converter on newer cars like other oil additives (ZDDP), Pollute the environment because all TriboTEX ingredients are environmentally friendly. Leave you wondering “if it’s working”. You’ll feel & hear it as soon as 15 minutes after, due to coating in journal bearings while performance boost will come later when your cylinders get coated.”

Notables

“We’ve been awarded over $1,033K+ in grants from the National Science Foundation and other agencies to conduct research and make our material in large production quantities. Now we need you to bring TriboTEX to life in your vehicle.”

How TriboTEX Works Video

Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)

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