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DualDisc … A New Flip Side

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“See you on the flip side,” has taken on a whole new meaning as Stephen Humphries reports: All eyes are on the latest music-industry merger: a disc that has a conventional CD album on one side and a DVD on the other. The new format, called DualDisc, plays in most CD and DVD players and […]

Microsoft Windows XP

At Long Last … Windows XP Professional x64

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Microsoft Corp. has finally released versions of its Windows operating system optimized for 64-bit microprocessors.  It will run on Intel and AMD chips that are designed for (among other things) heavy-duty graphics and video. The new products, Windows XP Professional x64 and Windows Server 2003 x64, will cost the same as their 32-bit counterparts, and […]

Google

Google Gets Gross (Impressions)

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There’s a pretty comprehensive article in today’s New York Times about Google’s new Gross Impression advertising model.  The concept is a radical departure from the company’s search model.  The brand marketing test, which will allow advertisers to choose where their ads will run, is supposed to be limited to Google’s network and will not effect […]

Adobe Final Cut 5

A Little Apple with your Sony

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There were many things to love about this week’s NAB 2005 but my favorite is Apple’s new Final Cut 5.0 and the way it integrates Sony’s HDV tape format. Quicktime 7.0 is H.264 compatible (allowing HD material to be processed at SD data rates) and, as Steve Jobs has said, “… this is the year […]

NAB Show

Obscure but cool at NAB 2005

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There was a bunch of high technology at NAB 2005, but not all of it was packaged for sale or even obvious to show-goers.  Tucked in the back in a small booth were the nice folks from Final Draft.  Frank Colin, VP Product Development was kind enough to show me their latest offering of scriptwriting […]