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SV Staff  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Intel Corp just went lobbying. A road trip to the FCC. Oh how fun! Seems that Intel wants the FCC to require Ethernet ports with IP capability on all cable set-top boxes. How convenient for them. The filing said, "Given the marketplace...
SV Staff  |  Apr 22, 2016  |  1 comments
Frodo—yes, Frodo as in the famous Hobbit—looks like a watch but it’s actually a wearable camera. And not just any camera.
jon iverson  |  Oct 07, 2001  |  0 comments

If they build it will you want it? That's the DTV question of the month for <A HREF="">Zenith Electronics</A> and <A HREF="">Triveni Digital</A>, who are partnering with the <A HREF="">Public Broadcasting Service</A> (PBS) to provide technical support for a new interactive television series, <I>Life 360</I>, which had its debut last week.

Barry Willis  |  Feb 13, 2000  |  0 comments

After the coming merger of <A HREF="">America Online</A> and media giant <A HREF="">Time Warner</A> was announced, the <A HREF=""><I>Washington Post</I></A> ran a cartoon in which a man comes home to find every item in his house telling him "You've got mail!" AOL hasn't connected to the toaster yet, but may soon have its hooks in that other staple of American household appliances, the television set.

Barry Willis  |  Jan 26, 2004  |  0 comments

Most of the early marketing studies done on the potential of interactive TV demonstrated that most consumers wanted nothing more than to order movies and possibly pizza. Most of the interactive features currently available to cable subscribers are low-key offerings like local movie schedules.

jon iverson  |  Dec 10, 2000  |  0 comments

Last week, interactive television developer <A HREF="">TeleCruz Technology</A> and <A HREF="">Zenith</A> announced a product development agreement intended to integrate TeleCruz's technology inside Zenith's multimedia television platform. The two companies claim this will result in the first generation of integrated interactive television sets.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 30, 2005  |  First Published: Mar 31, 2005  |  0 comments

Earlier this month, a new distribution system for the delivery of digital-cinema content across continents was tested between the US and Singapore. The system, called Cross-Continent Digital Content Transmission, or CCTx, is the result of collaboration between the Singapore government, an industry association called Singapore infocomm Technology Federation Digital Media Chapter (SiTF DMC), and the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California. Other partners involved in the pilot program included Thomson Technicolor (consulting); GlobeCast, StarHub, and 1-Net (international and local circuit and data storage); and Christie, Dell, Texas Instruments, and XDC (technology).

SV Staff  |  Dec 02, 2016  |  0 comments
Holiday shoppers are showing record interest in virtual reality (VR) headsets, smart home devices, and drones, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s recently released study of holiday purchase patterns.
SV  |  Aug 30, 2016  |  0 comments
In recent years, the music and consumer electronics industries have collaborated to lead a resurgence of interest in high-resolution audio. The movement is a reaction to the perceived loss of appreciation for recording-quality music resulting from the widespread adoption of compressed digital music formats (MP3, AAC, WMA) developed for digital download, players, and sharing services.
 |  Mar 19, 2000  |  0 comments

Short films, many of them animated, are popping up all over the Internet. Because it is less demanding of bandwidth than live-action video, animation lends itself to the type of connections that most consumers have today. Ultimately, however, features that began on the Internet will find their way onto network television---improving it in the process.

jon iverson  |  Nov 04, 2001  |  0 comments

Last week, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) reported that it has successfully developed what it describes as the world's first system for delivering 1.5 Gbps volume uncompressed HDTV video data in real time over the Internet. NTT says it will exhibit the Linux-based system during the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE 2001) at the Nippon Convention Center from November 14 to 16, 2001.

SV Staff  |  Nov 07, 2008  |  0 comments
Pandora, take a breath. Slacker, slack off. True, a deal has not yet been struck between the Digital Media Association, which represents web-based radio, and SoundExchange, the agency in charge of royalties for the RIAA. Still, the heavy lifting...
jon iverson  |  Nov 07, 1999  |  0 comments

Here's proof that the early adopter plays a dangerous game: Less than a year after the official release of their hard-disk-based video recording system, <A HREF="">RePlay Networks</A> announced last week that it is releasing a major upgrade to its system. RePlay says the new device, named the RePlayTV 2020, is a personal video recorder with twice as much storage capacity as the company's current best-selling model, and&mdash;here's the part that tweaks early adopters&mdash;at no increase in price: 20 hours of storage for $699.

SV Staff  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  5 comments
In its latest global networking forecast, Cisco predicts Internet traffic will triple by 2020, which is really no surprise when you consider the Internet is still in its infancy.