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Cord Cutter
The following is a step-by-step, how-to tutorial for would-be cord cutters. After you have completed each step, you will be able to call your cable or satellite provider and cancel all of your video subscriptions. Before we begin, you need to understand the following. Continue Reading →
Netscape
One of the funniest moments of the last century went something like this. The year was 1995. I was at a cocktail party with some extraordinarily smart people, and we were talking about the newly launched cnn.com. During the conversation, one super successful, remarkably smart tax lawyer asked, "Is that available on Netscape?" Continue Reading →

An Interesting Day for TV

Peacock
Today, NBCU will formally announce launch plans for Peacock, its new streaming video service. Depending upon whom you ask, this is either the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end for big media. From my POV, it is neither. Continue Reading →
onesearch
Get ready for privacy wars. In California, CCPA not only impacts online businesses, but traditional retailers have been forced to send out notices to consumers alerting them to the kinds of in-store and transactional data collection they are doing. This is a gigantic challenge for some, but to others it is a marketing opportunity. “We keep your private information more private than Brand X.” is a marketing strategy I expect to see a lot in 2020. Continue Reading →
Severe Weather
Weather forecasting is tough. Very tough. It requires immense amounts of data and it is computationally intensive. But Google has published a paper that suggests that AI can use simple radar data to "nowcast" the weather with remarkable short-term accuracy. Continue Reading →
Tesla Model 3
In order to comply with safety regulations, EVs are required to produce “artificial noise.” (I shall restrain myself from commenting on the wisdom of our lawmakers here.) Tesla is no exception and, because he can, Elon Musk will use the legislated external speakers to do more than make fake car noises — Teslas will now speak. Continue Reading →

AI Was the Star of CES

Sony Atom View CES 2020
A crowd gathered around some guy at CES who had stuck an antenna in a potato and said it was 5G enabled. That was a joke. If he had said that it was an AI-assisted superfood that learned from you every time you ate it, people probably would have placed orders for it. Continue Reading →

CES 2020: The 8K Hot Dog

CES® has always been synonymous with new TVs. While the show has expanded to cover every imaginable kind of consumer technology, everyone always asks me about TVs. This year, the TV story is 8K (screens that are 7680 × 4320 pixels). There is no content available in 8K. That said, every major manufacturer is showing Continue Reading →
The fun continues at CES® 2020! This morning, we hosted more than a thousand of the coolest people in Las Vegas at our Innovation Series Summit, where our friends from Facebook, Samsung, The CW, Google, and Westwood One spoke about working together, as well as their visions for the future. There were more exciting announcements Continue Reading →

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