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Michael Jackson
The power of television is sometimes described as, “… man enthralled with his own image.” The incredible popularity of voyeuristic television seems to bear this out. Now, mix in a little Shadenfraude and you’ve got a perfect recipe for big ratings … so hope the executives at E! Entertainment Television. There are no cameras allowed Continue Reading →
iPod Shuffle
There’s an old cartoon that goes something like this:  It’s a diagonal split screen below a man is receiving a PC from Lucifer and above the same man is receiving a Mac from an Angel – the caption, Welcome to heaven here’s your Mac … welcome to hell, here’s your PC. Considering only 3-5% of Continue Reading →
TiVo
Moore’s Law is the name the press gave to the observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel.  He said that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. In Continue Reading →

Satellite Wars

Sirius XM
I was at CES I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Joseph Damato, Director – Consumer Electronics for Delphi.  They make hardware for XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.  Our conversation was about compatibility and consumer choice.  While Joseph did not want me to use a time frame, he did say that the Continue Reading →

Car Wars

Comcast
Reuters reports that Delphi and Comcast are going to team up to bring video content to your car.  Microsoft is “taking a backseat,” forgive the pun, and is planning to offer kids videos over Sirius Satellite.  How will it all work? Let’s forget content rights, union & guild payments and business rules for a minute Continue Reading →
International CES
I’m traveling to CES today, so here’s some news from Taiwanese motherboard maker FIC. They will unveil a Linux-based portable media player (PMP) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. FIC’s “Vassili” includes a 3.6-inch color LCD screen and a 20GB hard drive, and can play multimedia content downloaded directly from PCs Continue Reading →
Google
Now everyone wants to help you search your desktop: Google, MSN, Ask Jeeves and Yahoo!  They are all competing to become the brand of choice for all of your searching needs … local, network and Internet.   This is a very important precursor to the way the television industry is about to evolve – let’s watch Continue Reading →

TiVoToGo – here at last

TiVoToGo
It’s finally here – TiVoToGo™.  This is what they say about the transfer capability on www.tivo.com: “TiVoToGo™ transfers are a new TiVo service feature available to all networked TiVo® Series2™ DVRs. This service enhancement allows you to transfer programs from your TiVo box to your desktop or laptop PC so you can watch your favorite Continue Reading →

RIAA Up To New Tricks!

RIAA
p2pnet.net News:– It’s a given that the RIAA and MPAA, wholly owned by the record label cartel and movie studios, or contractors such as Overpeer, will leave no dirty trick unturned in their futile war against p2p and file sharers. Now, they’re using files that look like regular songs or short videos in the Windows Continue Reading →

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