Pentagon R&D chiefs at DARPA have awarded $11m to discover a technical secret for which, one may be sure, Google executives would pay a substantially larger sum – that of true video search.
Archive for 2010/09/01
After years of struggle over the issue, Canada has told its telco ISPs that they have to keep their lines open to competitive providers.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a new social network for iTunes users called “Ping,” designed to enable new music discovery. The new version also enables HD TV rental and AirPlay compatibility.
We consume three times the information now as we did 50 years ago, but the problem of information overload isn’t new. Thanks to the Gutenberg press, by the year 1500 there were more books available than the average literate citizen could ever read in their lifetime.
Capable of outputting a plethora of formats at 1080p via an included HDMI cable. Eye catching stats. When the eLocity team stopped by our offices, they were sure to tout its media muscle, showing off some truly impressive HD content stored on the diminutive tab, through either 4 GB of internal storage or Micro SD. DivX trailers, ripped Blu-Ray movies, H.264—video playback was crisp and smooth both onscreen and hooked up to a TV (though the eLocity itself has only a low-res 800×480 display). Gaming performance shined as well, using either screen controls or accelerometer, and particularly impressed on a coupled HDTV.
Now, protected under thirty meters of rock and 1.64-feet-thick solid steel doors, it is the colocation center of Bahnhof, a Swedish internet hosting company. Bahnhof further expanded the facilities when they took over it, blasting new space for gas oil power plants extracted from decommissioned German submarines. In the case of an external power outage, the generators would kick in, keeping the servers running non-stop.
Apparently, the Bahnhof people are pretty happy to host Wikileaks in their ultra-secure bunker, safe from any political pressure and physical assaults. Wikileaks is under attack by the US government for the publications of many of its secrets.
Bahnhof and The Pirate Bay: http://www.thelocal.se/tag/bahnhof
Big Music’s Bahnhof Bust: http://www.p2pnet.net/story/4296
Bahnhof slams antipiracy ambush: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/30/bahnhof_hits_back/
WiFi File Explorer turns your Android SD card into a small web server, so you can transfer files, stream media, and otherwise control your content across a Wi-Fi network.
TBF is a free app, and you get 5GB of storage by default to do what you want. You can send images or video to anyone with an email—which means yourself—at “HD”, medium, low and VGA sizes. And, people can send you files to your phone as well, to your “Dropbox”, which doesn’t mean the Dropbox service.
There’s a reason why TransferBigFiles won’t work unless you give them permission: It’s a rule. iOS doesn’t give you access to photos or videos that have location information on them unless you explicitly grant the application location permission
Burning Man is part of the mythology of Silicon Valley, for example, it is how Eric Schmidt got his job at Google, by showing up one year and impressing founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both avid “Burners.”
It has been about 5 years since I last visited Black Rock City and each time it feels very fragile as if it might not be there again next year.
One of the most striking aspects is the lack of commercial messages for an entire week. You only notice it once you leave: the ads in magazines; the advertising on the radio; even the brand advertising on the side of trucks becomes very noticeable and oppressive after a week away…
On the eve of Apple’s annual fall media event, The Wall Street Journal reported that two major Hollywood studios will rent TV shows on iTunes for 99 cents.
According to the Journal, Apple will announce Wednesday at its media event that Disney and Fox will embrace–at least for a while–a price structure that Apple wants all the other studios to adopt.
Wozniak comes out in favor of “patent trolls” and patent holders suing companies who actually innovatePosted: 2010/09/01 in Education / Awareness
Thinking About Possibilities: Arcade Fire Tries To Build The House You Grew Up In Into Latest Music VideoPosted: 2010/09/01 in Tech Evolution
A man accused of being one of the most prolific sellers of credit-card data has been charged with participating in the brazen hack of RBS WorldPay in 2008 that funneled about $9.4m out of the payment processor in just 12 hours.
“I think it’s important to lay down a marker about how the Obama administration views this issue,” he said of online copyright infringement. “As Vice President Biden has said on more than one occasion, ‘Piracy is flat, unadulterated theft,’ and it should be dealt with accordingly.”
To make it right, Locke pledged to work for global IP norms, enforcement of those norms, and a “strengthening” of the international copyright system.
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At a meeting organized by Apple, Dutch public broadcaster NOS made plea for a more liberal app policy in relation to Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
According to them it’s more difficult for NOS to control an app and it would also mean they have to pay Apple 30 percent of their revenue. Also, an app is less flexible than the web according to NOS.
The public broadcaster asks Apple to allow apps that are essentially shortcuts to the web.
Apple’s Bram Elderman replied that such an approach would bring along legal issues. “Apple wants to control the content. In this way we won’t have that.”
Meanwhile NOS competitor Nu.nl has launched an app that drew 600 percent more iPad users to the Nu.nl website than iPad users that were using their browser to visit Nu.nl.
Dutch language article: http://www.nu.nl/gadgets/2323663/nos-pleit-bij-apple-versoepeling-app-beleid.html