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Posted by Brian Mahony on March 4, 2014 at 11:47am
More details here: www.OTTVideoSummit.com
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I am pleased to announce a new executive conference that will be like no other you have attended. Of course the focus of the event is OTT video, but the format is guaranteed to make it highly strategic, educational, and lots of fun. In short, the conference will mingle industry executives, a panel of…
Posted by Brian Mahony on January 22, 2014 at 9:00pm
My daughter's friend was over the other day talking about her favorite shows and my daughter had no idea what she was talking about. It was then that I realized that my kids have already cut the cord from channel surfing the major channels. For about 3 years now, the majority of our content comes from Netflix, with a bit more from Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube, or directly from ABC.com, etc.
My kids have been mostly raised on documentaries and movies. My sons love "Famous Tank Battles"…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on January 22, 2014 at 5:29pm
Why can’t I use these speakers to play music from my computer?
I’m sitting in my room at my parent’s house, watching the NBA playoffs on TV. Above my TV, I have 2 fairly large speakers that are hooked up to a relatively old stereo. The idea: convert these 2 unused speakers into wireless speakers that I can use from my computer.
After doing a little research on wireless speakers I was not impressed. Most of the conversation is focused on surround sound or home…
Posted by Brian on May 15, 2013 at 11:00pm
The legacy pay-TV services market can now be divided into two distinct groups. First, those regions where the market is fully saturated and customer churn is the primary activity. Second, the developing nations where local pay-TV providers can still find new customers willing and able to pay for their offerings.
According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the global pay-TV market added nearly 47 million new customers in 2012 -- reaching a total of 864 million…
Posted by David H. Deans on April 25, 2013 at 1:30pm
Everything today is in context. You can't read a news story, talk to a neighbor, watch a sporting event, or plan a vacation without understanding context. Who you are. Where you want to go. Your habits. Your friends and family. Finances. You name it.
So it is no surprise that advertisers for a long time have figured out that understanding the context of their target audience is worth more to them that just a static list of names and addresses. And in today's mobile world,…Continue
Posted by Brian Mahony on January 16, 2012 at 10:14pm
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Seeing an error message on your Samsung phone, tablet or Smart TV today? You're not alone, as the Samsung.com website appears to be down and owners worldwide have reported anything from error messages to being unable to access apps on their smart TVs. Reports have spread on Twitter -- mostly from a community news site called Wikitree -- that a fire at a Samsung SDS building in Gwacheon, South Korea is the culprit.
Relying on stock artwork for your smartphone is never the right way to go. The trouble is, finding the right work of art or photography that suits you and your device isn't always the easiest task. Here's where you can start and where you can add your own. The only rules are that the art you seek should be clean and uncluttered and be sourced appropriately. Have a look.
By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday. The warning marks the latest fallout from the widespread security bug, which surfaced this month and allows hackers to steal data online without a trace. Companies from Amazon.com Inc to Google Inc. have been forced to take steps to protect against Heartbleed. HealthCare.gov, a health insurance exchange for the 36 states that opted out of creating their own state insurance exchanges, was created under Obama's signature health care law, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Happy Record Store Day! There are plenty of business-related grievances to be filed against the annual vinyl celebration, but it's hard to argue with the spirit of a day encouraging people to explore and buy new music. Moreover, vinyl's just more fun as a format than MP3s or CDs;
Audi's latest prototype packing an E-Tron hybrid drivetrain is this TT Offroad Concept that takes the TT family beyond the coupes and convertibles we're familiar with. Going on display at the Beijing Motor Show, it combines two electric motors (one on each axle) with a 292HP turbocharged combustion engine to produce up to 408 horsepower total. The concept is even quipped with wireless charging tech, making the "plug-in" hybrid possible to charge simply by parking in the right spot.
At roughly 12:30AM ET early on Friday morning, a soda machine-sized NASA spacecraft slammed into the far side of the moon at 3,600 miles per hour. The impact was entirely planned by NASA engineers in order to conclude the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) program, which launched late last year. After studying the composition of the lunar atmosphere for months, the spacecraft didn't have the fuel to continue flight and engineers decided it was best to place it down on the far side of the moon, out of sight and far from previous historic landing sites. NASA hoped to explain reports from Apollo astronauts of an aurora borealis-like glow on the horizon just before sunrise.
Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!
Construction on Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower, which will be one whopping, expense kilometer tall, is set to commence next week, according to local reports. The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches 568 feet taller than the current Guinness World Record holder for tallest man-made construction, the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. The Kingdom Tower won't come cheap. Kingdom Tower is now set to be built in Saudi Arabia.
According to the renegade scientist in "Scattered," a sci-fi short film adapted from a story by author Ken MacLeod, it'd be a place freed from the restrictions of human history. In this world, "we look to the future, not the past," and some sort of modern human existence could be created based on all of the advancements that have brought us to where we are today. The original Ken MacLeod story, "The Surface of Last Scattering," was published in the sci-fi anthology TFSF, which comes from the MIT Technology Review.