Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Pixel Qi introduces 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel sunlight viewable displays
Pixel Qi Demos 10" 1280x800 Pixel Screens
Based on deogen already featured on Hack A Day, supports multiple raster patterns and resolutions (640×480 through 1280×1024), is already pretty darn small, and uses an ATTiny 2313.
Monday, May 30, 2011
The Next Phase of Intelligent TVs Will Observe You
"Japan based NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories (STRL) is testing an interface which observes TV viewers, determines their interest and provides information related to the TV program in accordance with the way they are watching it. UTAN (user technology assisted navigation) TV viewing interface as it is called, has a camera mounted on the TV which photographs the viewer and estimates the viewer's degrees of interest, concentration, etc from circumstances such as who is watching the TV with how much interest. The information is processed by a tablet PC and recommended information is shown to the viewer, it is possible to show individual interests as well in case there are multiple viewers."
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Sent to you by Dominic via Google Reader:
From Anonymous Friend in the know.
sokol@server:~$ telnet eztv.it
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: No route to host
sokol@server:~$ telnet eztv.se
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: No route to host
sokol@server:~$ traceroute eztv.it
traceroute to eztv.it (126.96.36.199), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 0.037 ms 0.021 ms 0.020 ms
2 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 2.644 ms 2.672 ms 2.695 ms
3 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 2.622 ms 2.606 ms 2.634 ms
4 xe-5-3-0.edge3.Dallas1.Level3.net (188.8.131.52) 2.562 ms 2.580 ms 2.560 ms
5 ae-3-80.edge4.Dallas3.Level3.net (184.108.40.206) 2.580 ms ae-2-70.edge4.Dallas3.Level3.net (220.127.116.11) 3.356 ms ae-1-60.edge4.Dallas3.Level3.net (18.104.22.168) 3.381 ms
6 te2-2-10G.ar5.dal2.gblx.net (22.214.171.124) 2.511 ms 2.771 ms 2.729 ms
7 te-4-4-gblx.sto1.se.portlane.net (126.96.36.199) 155.709 ms 159.915 ms 159.884 ms
8 te-3-4-231-dcp-demarc.sto1.se.portlane.net (188.8.131.52) 159.858 ms 159.839 ms 159.862 ms
9 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 157.785 ms 157.861 ms 157.743 ms
10 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 159.662 ms 159.701 ms 159.619 ms LOOP STARTS HERE
11 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 157.652 ms 157.725 ms 156.860 ms
12 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 158.797 ms 158.779 ms 155.920 ms
13 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 153.018 ms 153.796 ms 153.751 ms
14 * * *
15 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 150.807 ms 150.863 ms 150.752 ms
16 * * *
17 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 153.767 ms 153.694 ms 153.675 ms
18 * * *
19 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 153.631 ms 153.780 ms 153.709 ms
20 * * *
21 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 155.854 ms 154.982 ms 155.961 ms
22 * 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 160.129 ms *
23 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 157.760 ms 156.987 ms 156.609 ms
24 * * 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 152.946 ms
25 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 151.862 ms 151.845 ms 150.824 ms
26 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 153.750 ms 153.723 ms *
27 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 151.619 ms 151.698 ms 150.675 ms
28 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 153.595 ms 153.577 ms *
29 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 150.589 ms 152.806 ms 152.768 ms
30 * * *
Looks like a routing loop.
EZTV Goes Down Again I am not the only one to notice.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
It can support delivery of equivalent video data rates of up to 3Gbps (including uncompressed 1080p) in a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band, conforming to worldwide 5GHz spectrum regulations. Range is beyond 100 feet, through walls, and latency is less than one millisecond.
The Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 is a WHDI graphics card.
WHDI Consortium was formed by Amimon, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and LG Electronics.
"A survey of PC Pro readers suggests PC makers are out of touch when it comes to glossy vs matte screens. Almost three quarters of those surveyed said they preferred matte screens despite laptop makers moving almost exclusively to glossy screens. ... Why is the industry hell-bent on not giving customers what they want?"
Read more at this article: A movie lover’s plea: Let there be light
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
HTML5 had a few new features like
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
New Bill Ups Punishment For Hosts of Infringing Video Streams
"Two months ago, the Obama administration asked Congress to make illicit online streaming of copyrighted movies and TV shows a felony. Such a bill has now been introduced by two senators. 'Online streamers can now face up to five years in prison and a fine in cases where: They show 10 or more "public performances" by electronic means in any 180-day period; and the total retail value of those performances tops $2,500 or the cost of licensing such performances is greater than $5,000.'"
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Accounting for 29.7% of all information downloaded during peak usage hours by North American broadband-connected households in March, Netflix Inc. received the title in the latest Global Internet Phenomena Report released by Sandvine Corp. on Tuesday. In its ninth such report, Waterloo, Ont.-based Sandvine found the amount of data consumed by users streaming television shows and movies from Netflix's online service exceeded even that of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technology BitTorrent."
What do you do when you can’t afford broadband and no-cost WiFi is just out of reach?
That was the problem Rice University grad student [Ryan Guerra] was tasked with solving. A local Houston resident could barely tap into the free service offered in her area, so [Ryan] set out to extend the signal’s range using white space previously occupied by TV signals.
Using channel 29 which operates at 563MHz, his “Super WiFi” project utilizes standard WiFi protocols and can extend the signal’s reach up to a mile. The WiFi signals at the closest tower are piped through a prototype frequency translator, shifting the signal from 2.4GHz down to 563MHz, which is far better suited for long(er)-haul transmissions. The system does not use channel bonding just yet, so it is limited to using about 25% of WiFi’s maximum bandwidth, which is far better than no signal at all.
While the widespread practical use of TV white space will take some time to come to fruition, this is definitely a step in the right direction.
With high-definition television becoming increasingly widespread, many people are tossing their old NTSC or PAL video equipment to the curb. But as makers, we can reclaim this old equipment for our own projects. Enter The Video Experimenter. This Arduino shield by Nootropic Design lets you program your Arduino microcontroller to manipulate and analyze NTSC or PAL video signals from a composite video source. You can also decode closed caption text, which is transmitted within the video image.
Friday, May 13, 2011
1. HTC Incredible with Android 2.2
2. HTC Nexus One with Android 2.2, 2.3
3. HTC Evo 4G with Android 2.2
4. HTC G2 with Android 2.2
5. Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3.
I suspect that security is a big limitation for Android adoption, content rights holders want almost unrealistic levels of security and encryption for any device to play content.
This is I am sure must be one of Netflix largest limiting factors.
Netflix Brings Instant Streaming to Android, Will Roll Out Gradually by Device
Netflix launch on Android
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Foresees Strong Roles for Both Companion and Embedded Types
Menlo Park, California, USA – May 11, 2011. Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, have just released the results of their first quarter census of all front projectors, finding that worldwide shipments of the mobile, battery-powered, ones grew to 235,000 units compared with 109,000 in the year-earlier quarter, an increase of 116%.
PMA currently believes that the industry is on track to grow at an average rate of 93% per year through 2015, reaching over 17.2 million units. And if that rate were to continue for the following 5 years, the 2020 shipments would be over 460 million. These impressive figures include both the stand-alone accessory (AKA companion) products now selling at prices as high as $500 and the optical modules embedded in a wide range of other battery-powered gadgets such as smartphones, digital cameras, camcorders, notebook computers, and even tablets.
“People are increasingly mobile today, and their desire to carry pocket-sized gadgets but look at big pictures can only be met by some form of pico projector technology,” said Dr. William Coggshall, President of Pacific Media Associates. “Many companies are currently making components, optical engine modules, and complete projectors, using combinations of imager chip technologies such as DLP, LCOS, and MOEMS scanners, with illumination system technologies such as lasers and LEDs.”
About Pacific Media Associates
Pacific Media specializes in worldwide front projector market information, including New Era (sub-500 lumens), Mainstream (500-4999 lumens), and High-End (5000+ lumens) categories. Their Industry Service family of publications provides detailed worldwide quarterly updates (sell-in data and forecasts) on front projector markets, newsletters on new products and other key industry developments, and biennial Web surveys of North American dealers and end users (including organizations and individual consumers). Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors sold by leading North American retailers, resellers, and distributors. Pacific Media Associates was established- by Dr. William Coggshall, who was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. The company headquarters is at 1060 Siskiyou Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Telephone +1 650-561-9020 www.pacificmediaassociates.com
Monday, May 09, 2011
"Those who were hopeful that Netflix would bring the fight to the cable companies may be disappointed in the latest comments from their CEO. 'Reed Hastings is pleased with his company's massive growth, but he fears that getting too large will start "an Armageddon" with cable networks.' It's a fight he doesn't think his company could survive."
Thursday, May 05, 2011
PBS: Charlie Rose interviews Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
I am looking at the 1991 edition of this book which can be had used for around two dollars used.
It's fantastic. It goes in to the relivant laws. How contracts are structured and business details.
There is also a 2006 edition. I plan on ordering now.