Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Moxa's DynaStream technology prevents IP video data from congesting the network and affecting performance. The flexible frame rate control functionality optimizes video streaming by automatically adjusting the frame rate in response to network conditions. DynaStream provides maximum flexibility to create a bandwidth management strategy tailored for your specific network. The system can be configured in just a few clicks via a web browser.
More info on DynaStream: http://www.moxa.com/Event/Net/2010/DynaStream/DynaStream.htm
Monday, July 30, 2012
From: "NPD DisplaySearch News" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jul 30, 2012 5:06 AM
Subject: Smart Phone and Smart TV Interface: MHL, HDMI, and Thunderbolt
As published in the DisplaySearch Monitor, July 2012
The increase in mobile devices, especially smart phones and tablet PCs, is increasing consumers' need to connect their smart handheld devices to the LCD TV in their living rooms, which offers a bigger screen and a more comfortable viewing experience. The trend toward connecting a smart mobile device with a smart TV was analyzed in the June 15 NPD DisplaySearch Monitor article "Tablet PC and Smart TV Joining Forces."
Because wireless connections are still limited by higher cost and lower connective efficiency, wired connections and interfaces will be the key. In the past, there was a need to connect two fixed devices; now there is a need to connect a mobile device with a fixed or mobile device. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is widely used for the connection interface, but it's limited by feature and high definition transmission bandwidth. Therefore new interfaces such as MHL, HDMI 1.4, and Thunderbolt have been developed. This article offers basic profiles for these interfaces.
- MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
The MHL specification is an HD video and digital audio interface for connecting mobile phones and portable devices to HDTVs and other home entertainment products. It uses established connectors and features a single cable with a 5-pin interface, supports 1080p HD video and digital audio, and simultaneously provides power to the mobile device. It also allows the TV remote to control the mobile phone and access its contents. Silicon Image has been a major MHL promoter, especially after the company announced the MHL 2.0 chip for phone and HTDV with 1080p and 60 Hz.
- HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
HDMI is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed digital audio/video data from a HDMI-compliant device (the source or input) to a compatible digital audio device, computer monitor, video projector, and digital TV. A digital audio/video source for HDMI can include a HDMI-compliant set-top box, DVD player, HD DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, AVCHD camcorder, personal computer, video game console (such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U), AV receiver, tablet computer, and mobile phone. HDMI is a digital alternative to consumer analog standards, such as radio frequency (RF) coaxial cable, composite video, S-Video, SCART, component video, D-Terminal, or VGA (also called D-sub or DE-15F). The earliest HDMI was developed and agreed upon in 2002. For now, it's the most widely used and most important interface for digital multimedia devices. There are more than 1,000 companies making HDMI interface equipped devices. HDMI 1.4 is the latest version, which increases maximum resolution to 4K×2K (3840 × 2160p (Quad HD) at 24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz or 4096 × 2160p at 24 Hz, which is a resolution used in digital theaters).
Thunderbolt is an interface for connecting peripheral devices to a computer via an expansion bus. Intel developed Thunderbolt and brought it to market through a technical collaboration with Apple. It was introduced commercially on Apple's updated MacBook Pro lineup in February 2011, using the same connector as Mini DisplayPort. Though Apple registered the Thunderbolt trademark, full rights belong to Intel, which subsequently led to the transfer of the registration from Apple to Intel.
The most important feature of the Thunderbolt interface is that it combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into a serial data interface that can be carried over longer and less costly cables. It also has data transmission of up to 10 Gbps. Thunderbolt was originally intended for use in PCs. However, as Apple intends to use the Thunderbolt interface in the next generation iPhone and iPad, Thunderbolt will become a competitor to MHL and HDMI 1.4. Although Thunderbolt started with the Apple adoption, many mobile PC makers are planning to equip their products with it.
The MHL consortium has announced that since the release of the first specification in June 2010, there are more than 100 adopters (licensees) implementing the MHL standard worldwide. Products developed by these companies include adapters, automotive accessories, AV receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smart phones, tablets, and TV accessories. Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices less than a year ago, the MHL ecosystem continues to grow with a steady stream of product announcements (see the MHL Consortium press release here).
The threat from Thunderbolt is that it's compatible with the MyDP (Mobility DisplayPort) standard (in other words, MyDP is compatible with DisplayPort and Thunderbolt is compatible with MyDP). MyDP uses a 5-pin connector, and it can supply power while it transmits data (MHL can also do this). Also Apple is a dominant mobile phone and smart tablet PC provider and Apple is choosing Thunderbolt rather than MHL or HDMI 1.4. This means that the competition between the mobile device interface standards will increase in the near future.
Table 1 Comparison of MHL, HDMI, and Thunderbolt
Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony, Toshiba
Hitachi, Silicon Image, Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba
HD Image Transmission
IP Protection Technology
Data Transmission Speed
5V, 500 mA
5V, 900 mA
Connector Pin Counts
Type A/C/D: 19
Type B: 29
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From: "Online DVD Class Action Administrator" <email@example.com>
Date: Jul 30, 2012 12:18 AM
Subject: Video Privacy Lawsuit – Current and Former Netflix Subscribers
If You Are a Current or Former Netflix Subscriber
A Class Action Settlement Could Affect You
Our records show that you were a current or former Netflix subscriber as of July 5, 2012. We are emailing to tell you about a Settlement that may affect your legal rights. Please read this email carefully. Go to www.VideoPrivacyClass.com for more information.
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that claims Netflix unlawfully kept and disclosed information, including records on the movies and TV shows its customers viewed. Netflix denies that it has done anything wrong.
What does the Settlement provide?
Netflix has agreed to change its data retention practices so that it separates (known as "decoupling") Entertainment Content Viewing History (that is, movies and TV shows that someone watched) from identification information for those subscribers who have not been a Netflix subscriber for at least 365 days, with some exceptions.
In addition, Netflix will pay $9 million into a Settlement Fund to:
• Make donations to Court-approved not-for-profit organizations, institutions, or programs.
• Pay notice and settlement administration expenses.
• Pay attorneys' fees of up to 25% or $2.25 million of the Settlement Fund, plus up to $25,000 in expenses.
• Pay a total incentive award of $30,000 to the Named Plaintiffs.
Proposals from potential donation recipients will be sought, and, after consideration, recommendations will be made to the Court. A list of the proposed donation recipients will be posted on the website.
If you do nothing, you will remain in the Settlement and your rights will be affected. If you do not want to be included, you must exclude yourself by November 14, 2012. If you exclude yourself you will keep your right to sue Netflix about the claims in this lawsuit. If you remain in the Settlement, you can object to it by November 14, 2012.
The Court will hold a hearing on December 5, 2012 to consider any objections, whether to approve the Settlement, award attorneys' fees, and incentive award. You can appear at the hearing, but you don't have to. You can hire your own attorney, at your own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing.
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As webdevlopers, we often are asked to do inconsistent things.
In this video, John Resig - creator of jQuery, lays it down --
The DOM is a Mess. If you've ever tried to play video, through
a web browser with one of the new non-flash technologies
here is the mess you know about, but can't see (till now).
This came to me indirectly, from:
See the bottom "Browser support", it leads to:
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Steve Mann, the "father of wearable computing," has been physically assaulted while visiting a McDonalds in Paris, France.
The Canadian university professor was at the restaurant with his family when three different McDonalds employees took exception to his "Digital Eye Glass" device and attempted to forcibly remove it from his head. Mann was then physically removed from the store by the employees, along with having his support documentation destroyed.
This may be the first ever recorded assault of a person instigated by the prominent display of a Google Glass-like wearable computer.
A Botiful robot at home
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Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, weighing 170 Lbs, it was launched into orbit around Earth on July 10, 1962.
It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls, fax images and provided the first live transatlantic television feed. Telstar 2 was launched May 7, 1963. Telstar 1 and 2, though no longer functional, are still in orbit as of July 2012.
The concept of the geostationary communications satellite was first proposed by Arthur C. Clarke, building on work by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and on the 1929 work by Herman Potočnik(writing as Herman Noordung) Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums - der Raketen-motor. In October 1945 Clarke published an article titled “Extra-terrestrial Relays” in the British magazine Wireless World. The article described the fundamentals behind the deployment of artificial satellites in geostationary orbits for the purpose of relaying radio signals. Thus, Arthur C. Clarke is often quoted as being the inventor of the communications satellite.
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Apple was reportedly granted a patent on Tuesday in relation to "peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays."