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The de/Rastra oscillographic synthesizer will make you wish you hadn't tossed out that old TV set

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You know the old saying: one man's trash is another man's oscillographic synthesizer. The de/Rastra project from Kyle Evans takes an old CRT set and turns it into an audio / visual work of art, courtesy of four force sensing resistors, an accelerometer and several switches. Evans's goal with...
The de/Rastra oscillographic synthesizer will make you wish you hadn't tossed out that old TV set

FCC hands Hollywood the keys to your PC, home theater and future

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The FCC has given Hollywood permission to activate the "Selective Output Control" technologies in your set-top box. These are hidden flags that allow the MPAA to deactivate parts of your home theater depending on what you're watching. And it sucks. As Dan Gillmor notes, "Fans of old TV science...
FCC hands Hollywood the keys to your PC, home theater and future

Comcast confirms: Yes, we're encrypting basic cable now

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Comcast customers, get ready for yet another TV transition: The cable provider has started to alert its customers in some markets that it is about to encrypt their basic cable signals, forcing them to order a digital adapter if they want to continue to receive basic programming through the service....
Comcast confirms: Yes, we're encrypting basic cable now

Microsoft Sheds Old TV Baggage to Focus on New Xbox

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Microsoft is planning to reveal details about its new Xbox video game console at an event in May, as the games industry prepares for a new generation of hardware that it hopes will lift sales....
Microsoft Sheds Old TV Baggage to Focus on New Xbox

Zynga Ad Boss: Keep an Eye on Unskippable In-Game Ads

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They used to be uniformly crude and unappealing, but the ads found within free-to-play video games are (slowly but surely) maturing. At GDC today, Zynga’s ad platform director, Joshua Burgin, said the next step in their evolution may include more unskippable videos. Burgin was joined at the conference by Zynga’s...
Zynga Ad Boss: Keep an Eye on Unskippable In-Game Ads

The iPhone 5 Has A Bug That Makes The Screen Flicker (AAPL)

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Several users in Apple's support forums are reporting that the iPhone 5 screen flickers when the keyboard pops up.  In fact, it happened to our own iPhone 5 screen last night. The bug appears to be a software glitch, as it only happens when the keyboard launches. The on-screen image...
The iPhone 5 Has A Bug That Makes The Screen Flicker (AAPL)
Apple Didn't Lose Its Way With iPhone 5 Maps

Android Apps You'd Have To Pry From Our Cold, Dead Fingers (GOOG)

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Google's Android Market may still be smaller than Apple's App Store (for now), but that doesn't mean you can't get by. Most of the essentials are there. We love using Android, and there are a handful of special apps that dominate most of our time on our beloved Nexus...
Android Apps You'd Have To Pry From Our Cold, Dead Fingers (GOOG)

Mobile Election Coverage Still Can't Match TV

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Call this the first Post-PC U.S. presidential election. Sure, in 2008 we had iPhones and Android was celebrating its first birthday, but the smartphone revolution was just beginning and the iPad was still a gleam in Steve Jobs' eye. Online TV Has Come A Long Way We've come a long...
Mobile Election Coverage Still Can't Match TV

Why Is Vringo Spending $31 Million On Hundreds of Nokia Patents? Ask Underdog

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Vringo's patent shopping spree continues. First the Mark Cuban-backed mobile tech company went after Google for patent infringement. Now Vringo has acquired 507 patents and applications from Nokia for $31 million in what we'll call the Underdog strategy. More on that shortly. Take a moment to follow the bouncing patents....
Why Is Vringo Spending $31 Million On Hundreds of Nokia Patents? Ask Underdog

Is Facebook the new internet and how soon before Microsoft tries to buy it ?

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A question for you. When was the last time you surfed the net ? Can you remember when you just clicked around looking to discover new sites or a site to occupy your time ? Now ask yourself when was the last time you sat on your couch or laid...
Is Facebook the new internet and how soon before Microsoft tries to buy it ?

Google Fiber: Amazing Internet! Same Old TV.

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The Kansas City fiber project that Google announced yesterday is going to give customers broadband like they’ve never seen before. The pay TV part, though, is going to seem very familiar: They’ll pay Google $120 a month, and they’ll get a bunch of TV channels, whether they want all of...
Google Fiber: Amazing Internet! Same Old TV.
Intel close to sigining TV content deals with NBC, Viacom, & Time Warner
YouView racing to be in homes for Olympics
BBC’s iPlayer The Latest To Join Microsoft’s Xbox Platform, Free And UK-Only For Now

My iPhone Now Feels like “Just A Small iPad”

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Certainly not alone in this, as I’ve read many tweets saying the same: once you’ve used an iPad for any length of time, returning to an iPhone is a “woah” experience – the iPhone feels tiny. Everything feels more than a bit crammed together – typing is like poking rice...
My iPhone Now Feels like “Just A Small iPad”
AirPlaying music and video from iPad to Raspberry Pi--it's as easy as...

Duh: The TV Business Is On The Verge Of Collapse

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We've been noting that the old TV economics model is unsustainable for quite some time -- and pretty much the only arguments we've seen in favor of TV as it works today is that for now it still makes a ton of money. But that's a reason why the TV...
Duh: The TV Business Is On The Verge Of Collapse
Amazon is developing its own lineup of original TV shows to battle Netflix, Hulu

Larry King Returns: New show kicks off on Hulu Tuesday

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You can suspend those suspenders for only a while. Seventy-eight-year-old TV interview legend Larry King will make his return from a two-year retirement Tuesday with a new half-hour interview show debuting in the early evening on Hulu and Hulu Plus. His first guest: Family Guy and Ted creative mastermind Seth...
Larry King Returns: New show kicks off on Hulu Tuesday

The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

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When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting, and trouble for...
The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

YouTube adds thumbnail previews to its player, lets you scan ahead

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YouTube isn’t just trying to emulate television on the computer, it just set a new standard for viewing video by blowing away the boring old TV with a series of features it announced today. As you’re watching a video on YouTube, you’ll be able to scan ahead and see thumbnails...
YouTube adds thumbnail previews to its player, lets you scan ahead
Internet Archive *legally* adds three years worth of news videos from CNN, Fox, & others
Max Capacity's glitch-fueled pop art: beyond the average GIF

To Do Tonight: Watch the New "Arrested Development." All of It.

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Tonight Netflix will post 15 new episodes of “Arrested Development,” the first since the comedy series was canceled by Fox in 2006. When? 12:01 a.m. PT on Sunday. That’s for all Netflix’s 36 million worldwide subscribers, who pay at least $7.99 per month. (P.S. There’s a one-month free trial.) For...
To Do Tonight: Watch the New "Arrested Development." All of It.

Netflix iPad app upgraded with Retina quality icons and images now, HD video soon

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Now that the third generation iPad has hit the streets even more apps are pushing out upgrades for its high-res display, and among the latest is Netflix. Version 2.1.1 adds not only high-res artwork but also fixes for VoiceOver, improved playback on external displays and other more minor tweaks....
Netflix iPad app upgraded with Retina quality icons and images now, HD video soon
Look What Happens When You Give a Teenager a Tablet

Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

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"We've been waiting a long time for today," says Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who is presiding over a power panel of CEOs helping to make Google TV possible. The panel, at Google I/O, includes the CEOs of Sony, Best Buy, Echostar, Adobe, Logitech, and, of course, Google. He needs...
Eric Schmidt Presides Over The Marriage Of The 50-Year-Old TV And The Teenage Web

The Real Story Behind 'Super WiFi' And The Fight Over Spectrum; It's Not What You Read Yesterday

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Early yesterday morning, I saw that Cecilia Kang at the Washington Post had a story up about the years-long fight for white spaces entitled: Tech, telecom giants take sides as FCC proposes large public WiFi networks. It struck me as odd, because so much in the article seemed... wrong or...
The Real Story Behind 'Super WiFi' And The Fight Over Spectrum; It's Not What You Read Yesterday

Apple TV on the Outside, Same Old TV on the Inside

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Apple might end up making a really great TV set. But if Tim Cook ends up giving you the same TV programming you’re already paying for, at the same price, will you pay a premium for his box? That’s the scenario Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente sketches out in a new...
Apple TV on the Outside, Same Old TV on the Inside
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