Home Theater Modeled After Enterprise Bridge

Someone thought it would be a good idea to model their home theater after the Enterprise NCC-1701D from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The result is super geeky, but actually rather cool. The system also features “one of the largest Kaleidescape hard-drive based...

How HDMI Works

If you’ve shopped for an HDTV, a PlayStation 3, or an HD-DVD or Blu-ray player, you’ve probably heard about HDMI. It can seem like just one of many connections on televisions or home-theater receivers. But HDMI is more than a port on the back of a TV (and...

Who will bring the Internet to your TV?

As the hype builds for CES, the New York Times divides the competitors for your living room into three categories. The Incumbents like HBO already have a stake in America’s TV market. Latching on to them are the Extenders, who provide the actual devices to link...

Is TV Dead?

An article by Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch.com explores the death of broadcast (linear) TV.  Some research indicates that online video watchers watch less TV, well duh. The key tipping point will be when a startup is able to distribute proper television...

The Rise of “Freeconomics”

It’s a big day for Moore’s Law. I’m not sure anyone else has noticed this, but by my calculations we have in the past few months reached the penny-per-MIPS* milestone. Intel’s Core Duo running at 2.13 GHz now costs around $200 at retail...

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