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Google Doodle celebrates Hedy Lamarr's scientific legacy

CNET Media 2.0 - November 9, 2015 - 10:21am
Hedy Lamarr was more than just a 1940s Hollywood movie star. She was also an inventor who helped developed technologies that made Wi-Fi possible today.









Watch a NASA astronaut play bagpipes in space

CNET Media 2.0 - November 9, 2015 - 9:49am
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren pays tribute to a colleague who died unexpectedly by performing "Amazing Grace" on the International Space Station.









Silliest 'Force Awakens' poster stars cheap Star Wars costumes

CNET Media 2.0 - November 9, 2015 - 9:08am
The "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" poster gets a hilariously cheesy remake using stock photos of costume models from a discount party supply chain.









Samsung's Galaxy S7 may be cheaper than Galaxy S6

CNET Media 2.0 - November 9, 2015 - 8:45am
The South Korean mobile phone maker may try to better compete with its low-cost rivals on price, judging by a China-based analyst's prediction.









'Resident Evil' the play is better than I expected

EngadgetHD - November 9, 2015 - 7:00am

The first Resident Evil games were my favorites. With comically bad dialogue like the now infamous "Jill sandwich" meme, tension built on scare tactics, gore and the thrill of a shotgun blast, simpler was better, or at least more fun. As soon as the franchise started to take itself too seriously, I stopped paying attention. So when Capcom decided to make the video game horror franchise into a stage play, I feared it'd either steer straight into closed-space melodrama (i.e., actors trapped in a room; one has a dark secret) or that it'd simply have little to no relevance to Resident Evil. So, with trepidation, I went to see Biohazard: The Stage (the series' title here in Japan) when it opened for a limited one-week run right before Halloween. Was I going to be bored to tears? Despite an unnecessarily fashionable Tyrant and a severe lack of blood, I was hooked for all two-and-a-half hours of it. And that even included a pop-dance interlude.

Source: Biohazard The Stage

Video Ad Blocking Part 2 – Technology Solutions

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 6:29am

In Part 1 of this series we looked at why ad blocking has become such a big topic and a cause of real concern for broadcasters and large publishers serving video. We then assessed the various options for confronting the problem. Now, Oscar Wall, director of professional services at Ooyala, examines in depth the technology options for confronting the ad blocking issue. Read the story »

Fallout 4's Pip-Boy is a glorified smartphone case

EngadgetHD - November 9, 2015 - 5:00am

"The Pip-Boy is an important part of Fallout and we love it so much we made a real one." Those words, delivered by game director Todd Howard at developer Bethesda Softworks' first-ever E3 media briefing this year, triggered cheers around the world. And thus, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was born: a $120 special edition peripheral bundled with Fallout 4 that aims to mimic the game's wrist-bound menu and stat-tracking system. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the premium version of the game proved insanely popular, prompting Bethesda to apologize when it couldn't make any more units to meet demand. Not bad for a rather awkward looking piece of light brown plastic that sits on your arm and holds your cellphone. But is it actually worth the hype and high price?

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Finnish company launches pocket PC

Reuters Technology - November 9, 2015 - 4:05am
Finnish company Solu has launched what it describes as the world's smallest general purpose PC. Edward Baran reports.

Poland’s Netia growth continues

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 3:57am

The Polish alternative telco Netia ended Q3 with 161,000 subscribers to its TV service Telewizja Osobista (‘Personal Television’), or 20% more than a year earlier. Read the story »

Tennis study serves up the science of sliding

Reuters Technology - November 9, 2015 - 3:27am
Scientists are studying the slipping and sliding technique of modern fast-paced tennis games, and say it could lead to better surfaces and footwear. Matthew Stock reports.

Ericsson and Cisco announce strategic partnership

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 3:13am

Two giants of the telecoms world have announced a strategic partnership that could be worth $1 million each. Read the story »

MEO faces new DTT obligations

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 2:56am

The Portuguese Media Regulator is placing additional obligations on transmission company MEO after a reduction in the number of DTT sites. Read the story »

KIPCO denies OSN sale

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 2:26am

The owners of Middle East pay-TV platform OSN have denied it has been sold to the Qatar Investment Authority. Read the story »

Altice to drop Numericable brand

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 1:34am

French operator Numericable-SFR is dropping the Numericable and Virgin brands in order to bring all activities in France under the SFR brand. Read the story »

Hungarian digital TV market grows

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 12:56am

Seven in ten pay-TV homes in Hungary now receive digital TV services, according the data published by the regulator NMHH. Read the story »

Reprieve for Russian TV channel?

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 12:46am

The Russian broadcaster CTC Media is likely to retain its thematic channel Peretz, which was expected to close following the launch this week of a new channel named Che. Read the story »

Internet drives Kabel Deutschland

BroadbandTVNews - November 9, 2015 - 12:26am

Broadband internet access has been the draught horse of Kabel Deutschland in Q2 2015/16 with Germany’s largest cable operator increasing its number of internet customers by 98,000 to 2.8 million between July 1 and September 30, 2015. Read the story »

18 ways to (nearly) die with Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

EngadgetHD - November 9, 2015 - 12:01am

Lara Croft is basically a superhero. She leaps with the power of someone bitten by a radioactive kangaroo, climbs sheer rock faces like her hands are coated in glue and spontaneously zip-lines down hundreds of ancient, convenient ropes like she's strolling down to Starbucks on a Monday morning. In Rise of the Tomb Raider, players will most certainly die a few times, whether in firefights with hordes of gunmen, while running across a rapidly crumbling sheet of ice or jumping across gigantic crevasses. What's incredible (and absurd) is all of the times Lara Croft survives.Slideshow-339802

TVOT SF 2015 Highlights Video

TVOT Feed - November 8, 2015 - 9:36pm

  • TVOT NYC 2015 Is Less than a Month Away!
  [itvt] is pleased to present a highlights video of our most recent TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT SF 2015, which took place last June in San Francisco. The video contains interviews with a range of sponsors, speakers and attendees.     Note: Our next TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC 2015, takes place December 3rd at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. Buy your tickets here: http://tvotnyc2015.eventbrite.com     TVOT NYC 2015 features over 100 speakers from all areas of the advanced-TV/video industry, including:
  • Adam Gaynor, VP of Media Sales and Analytics, DISH Network
  • Adam Lowy, GM of Advanced TV, DISH Network and Sling TV
  • Adi Sideman, CEO, YouNow
  • Aimee Viles, SVP of Emerging Media, Bravo Media
  • Alan Wolk, Senior Analyst, TDG
  • Alex Khan, Periscope Star
  • Alex Wellen, Chief Product Officer, CNN
  • Amanda Oleander, Periscope Star
  • Andre Swanston, CEO, Tru Optik
  • Ashley Parrish, Executive Producer, Today.com
  • Ashley Swartz, CEO, Furious Corp.
  • Bill Harvey, CEO, Bill Harvey Consulting/Co-Founder and Consultant, TiVo Research
  • Brian Seth Hurst, Managing Partner, StoryTech
  • Campbell Foster, Director of Product Marketing, Adobe
  • Cathy Hetzel, Corporate President, Rentrak
  • Chander Chawler, CEO, Ever
  • Charles Buchwalter, President and CEO, Symphony AM
  • Chris Ambrozic, Head of Product, Digitalsmiths
  • Chris Pizzurro, Head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Canoe
  • Clark Pearce, SVP of TV Everywhere, Fox Sports
  • Colin Dixon, Principal, nScreenMedia
  • Colin Helms, SVP of Digital Media, MTV
  • Craig Barberich, Global Head of Media Solutions, Zuora
  • Damian Garbaccio, Chief Strategy Officer, Nielsen eXelate
  • Dan Pelson, CEO, relentlessGenerator
  • Daniel Eilemberg, Chief Digital Officer, Fusion
  • Dave Ervin, VP of Marketing Services, Tyson Foods
  • Debby Ruth, SVP, Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Dewey Reid, Executive Creative Director, CNN
  • Donna Speciale, President, Turner Broadcasting Ad Sales
  • Eli Uzan, CEO, Screenz
  • Erik Schwartz, Head of Product--Live, BitTorrent
  • Euro Maestro, Periscope Star
  • Evan Silverman, SVP of Digital Media, A+E Networks
  • Evette Vargas, Writer/Director/Producer, Digital-Reign Productions
  • Fabian Birgfeld, CEO, W12 Studios
  • Frank Foster, SVP/General Manager, TiVo Research
  • Hal J. Singer, Principal, Economists Incorporated/Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Hardie Tankersley, SVP of Innovation, Fox
  • Helen Situ, Virtual Reality Evangelist, NextVR
  • Helge Hoibraaten, CEO, Vimond
  • Howard Shimmel, Chief Research Officer, Turner Broadcasting
  • James Dix, Senior Media Analyst, Wedbush Securities
  • Jane Clarke, CEO and Managing Director, CIMM
  • Jared A. Feldman, CEO, Canvs
  • Jason Brown, VP of National Advertising Sales, AT&T AdWorks
  • Jason Flick, CEO, You.i
  • Jason Klein, CEO, ListenFirst Media
  • Jeff Allen, Head of Corporate and Business Development, Clearleap
  • Jesse Redniss, Co-Founder, BRaVe Ventures
  • Joan FitzGerald, SVP of Television and Cross-Media Services, comScore
  • John Collins, Managing Director of Broadcast and ITV, Media Storm
  • John Harran, SVP of Business and Product Development, Turner Broadcasting
  • Jonathan Bokor, SVP/Director of Advanced Media, Starcom MediaVest
  • Juan Bruce, CEO, Epoxy
  • Julian March, SVP of Editorial and Innovation, NBC News
  • Julya Fridman, VP of Distribution and Multiplatform Analytics, A+E Networks
  • Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
  • Keenan Beasley, Managing Partner, The Strategy Collective
  • Kelash Kumar, Director of Product Management, Adobe
  • Lisa Hsia, EVP of Digital, Bravo and Oxygen Media
  • Lizza Monet Morales, Periscope Star 
  • Luc Perreault, VP of Distribution and Government Relations, The Weather Network
  • Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director of FiOS TV, Verizon
  • Mark Lieberman, President and CEO, Viamedia
  • Martijn van Horssen, CEO, 24i
  • Martin Focazio, Senior Strategist, Media and Entertainment, EPAM Systems
  • Martin Sebelius, COO, Accedo
  • Michael Strober, SVP of Client Insights and Innovation, Turner Broadcasting
  • Mike Bloxham, SVP of National Television and Video at Frank N. Magid Associates.
  • Monty Sarhan, EVP of Programming, EPIX
  • Nikos Iatropoulos, CEO, Lingospot
  • Nomi Bergman, President, Bright House Networks
  • Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming, Tastemade
  • Pat Ivers, EVP, Delivery Agent
  • Professor Al Lieberman, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor
  • Rick Mandler, VP of Strategy and Digital Media Advertising, Disney/ABC Digital Media Group
  • Ron Garfield, General Manager, BUZZR TV
  • Ronald C. Pruett, Co-Founder, @RokerLabs
  • Rush Doshi, Co-Founder and GM, Firetalk
  • Sally Hubbard, VP/Senior Antistrust Correspondent, The Capitol Forum
  • Sameer Deen, SVP of Digital, Univision
  • Scott Brown, SVP of Engineering and Strategic Relations, Nielsen
  • Scott Ferber, Chairman and CEO, Videology
  • Scott Rosenberg, VP of Advertising, Roku
  • Seth Walters, Senior Partner, Interactive and Connected TV, Modi Media
  • Seung Bak, CEO, DramaFever
  • Shaan Puri, CEO, Blab
  • Sharan Sklar, Head of Business Development, Independent Television Service
  • Sherry Brennan, SVP of Sales Strategy and Development, Fox
  • Srishti Gupta, President, IRI Media Center of Excellence
  • Susan Crouse, Director of Product Management, Alticast
  • Tal Chalozin, CTO, Innovid
  • Thao Huang, SVP of Business Development, DEFY Media
  • Tim Castree, GM/Head of North America, Videology
  • Tim Hanlon, CEO, The Vertere Group
  • Tony Goncalves, SVP of Digital Entertainment Products, DirecTV
  • Vernon Church, COO, Truthco
  • Will Jamieson, CMO, Stre.am
  • William Mobley, CEO, FreeCast
  • Zohar Dyan, CEO, Wibbitz

ABC's 'BattleBots' reboot will come back for a second season

EngadgetHD - November 8, 2015 - 8:10pm

Good news if you liked ABC's resurrection of BattleBots for the modern era: it's sticking around. The network has renewed BattleBots for a second season, albeit with some tweaks. It'll preserve the single-elimination tourney that you saw in the first run, but it'll double the number of competitors to include everyone from "expert roboticists" to "families on a mission." Logically, past winners will come back for another shot at glory. It's too soon to say if these changes will spice up ABC's robotic wars, but the show's audience grew significantly over the first season -- don't be shocked if there's a third when all is said and done.

Via: The Wrap

Source: ABC

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