Monthly Archives: February 2012

What It Was Was Television

Written on February 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm, by

  Did Thomas Edison predict television? According to some histories, the answer is yes, and the evidence is the image below, published on December 9, 1878 and captioned “Edison’s Telephonoscope (Transmits Light As Well As Sound).” The award-winning historian Erik Barnouw referred to it as a “startling prediction,” though he correctly attributed it to writer […]  More

ESPN Adds Bill Polian, Chris Evert to On-Air Talent Pool

Written on February 29, 2012 at 10:47 am, by

ESPN has added two familiar names to its talent pool this week, bringing aboard former Indianapolis Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian and tennis great Chris Evert to provide on-air analysis for its NFL and tennis coverage, respectively. Polian to Offer Front Office Analysis Polian, a six time NFL Executive of the Year, will appear throughout […]  More

All The Tech News Fit To Parody

Written on February 29, 2012 at 5:56 am, by

Just like with January’s Valley View (see Tech News: It’s All A Joke), InformationWeek editorial director Fritz Nelson used this month’s episode as a platform for irreverence, ridicule, falsification of facts, and violence. As usual, Nelson embellishes some high-profile stories that were ripe for the picking (see the video via the link below). One story […]  More

Dolby Expands From Audio Into Imaging Via HDR Technology

Written on February 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm, by

PCmag.com reports that Dolby Laboratories has begun moving into the imaging space with a technology called JPEG-HDR, which it has reportedly licensed to Qualcomm. The format allows high-dynamic range images to be encoded into a single format, according to the company, without large file sizes or compatibility issues. Read more and see images at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400829,00.asp  More

Kansas City May Become Epicenter of Google's Big TV Disruption

Written on February 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm, by

TechNewsWorld.com reports on speculation that Google is going to disrupt yet another industry — this time cable television — is circulating, prompted by an application the search engine giant filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission, seeking a franchise to provide video service in Kansas City, Mo. A similar application was filed in Kansas City, […]  More

Standards Leader Blasts HTML5 Video Copy Protection

Written on February 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm, by

CNET.com reports that Ian Hickson, editor of the HTML standard, declared that a DRM Web video from Microsoft, Google, and Netflix would be unethical and ineffectual. Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-57384129-264/standards-leader-blasts-html5-video-copy-protection/#ixzz1nj8PEqQm  More

Tanzania: TV Stations to Switch-Over to New Digital Early Next Year

Written on February 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm, by

AllAfrica.com reports that the usage of analog systems ends at midnight on December 31st this year, according to the government’s announcement.The changes will affect the whole East African region but Kenya has announced to switch over to the new technology starting June this year. Read more at http://allafrica.com/stories/201202240217.html  More

TNT Brings New Tech Tricks to NBA All-Star

Written on February 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm, by

TNT’s production of the NBA All-Star Weekend from the Amway Center in Orlando featured new toys, enhancements to old favorites, and core production techniques that the network has refined over the years. And all from a relatively new arena that was designed with events the size of the weekend’s festivities in mind. “It’s a great […]  More

Rain Delays, Mutes Daytona 500

Written on February 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm, by

Thanks to persistent rains over central Florida, NASCAR’s opening number, the Daytona 500, sounded a bit different when it ran on Monday night after a 36-hour delay. That slightly different timbre wasn’t because of any significant changes to the audio regimen by Fox Sports audio consultant/senior mixer Fred Aldous, who describes the Emmy-winning Fox Sports […]  More

ESPNsoccernet Launches Mobile App

Written on February 28, 2012 at 11:37 am, by

ESPNsoccernet is launching a new mobile application to give fans access to its content wherever they are. The app, which will initially launch in English, is available to download on Apple and later on Android, Windows Phone 7, and Symbian devices.  With the latest news and information, it will offer fans the depth and quality […]  More

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