Interactive Television: Will advertising be the next wave of success for this much maligned industry

Interest in interactive TV services is growing due to improved infrastructure, real-time two-way communications and feature-rich consumer devices. Advertising is a key focal point, this year, because of its potential to deliver more effective and relevant experiences for consumers and advertisers.

Moving Forward It's Time for Content, Communication and Course Correction

The financial industry got caught with its pants down. The automotive industry got caught with its arrogance up. The PC, CE, communications industry simply got caught between the two. We feel the angst but the business is still fundamentally sound. With the right course adjustments the industry will be in a better position to deliver solutions and satisfaction to global business and local consumers. More importantly, there are tens of thousands of Silicon Valley minds around the globe who know how to turn fantastic ideas into meaningful products/services.

Network Attached Storage (NAS) On a Home Network

This month's TIP covers the use of Network Attached Storage (NAS) as part of a home network. It's simple; if you're installing a data network as part of your custom install, then you should be installing a NAS device as part of that network. It is so beneficial, relatively low cost, and easy to incorporate, I can't imagine any reason not to include it. And, I promise, your customer will wonder how the family lived without it.

Small Form Factors for Home Technologies

The rapid miniaturization and cost reduction in the sector of consumer electronics has created opportunities for equipping our homes with inexpensive sub-systems that manage and configure various tasks. These sub-systems comprise of energy management, digital home entertainment, home automation and assistive technologies that plays important role in driving the development for home technologies towards comfort living and lifestyle.

TECHORATE YOUR HOME FOR THE PERFECT HOLIDAY PARTY Tips from the LG Techorator

It won't be long until folks are preparing for the in-laws visiting and hosting their big holiday party. Although the food is important, consumers often don't know where to start to ensure their home is ready for watching the classics and playing seasonal music while entertaining guests and family during the holiday season.

TV 2.0 - "The Big Screen PC"

TV Viewing PLUS complete control of all PC applications from the comfort of your couch. The complete convergence of the PC and TV has arrived.

Web Video's Recent Moves: Making the Right Decisions?

The market to distribute premium video content (mainly TV episodes and feature-length movies) is currently going through one of its most dynamic periods as experimentation with business models, delivery mechanisms, and consumer tastes is in full swing.

AES-IntelliNet Proven to Work through Wild Fires and Hurricanes When Others Failed

When a tornado, hurricane or wild fire blows through town, AES-IntelliNet alarm signals always get through when others cannot. AES-IntelliNet's longrange radio mesh alarm communications system allows no single point of failure. It self heals and re-routes itself intuitively. Tthere are no phone lines, wires or towers needed or involved with its communications.

CEDIA 2008 - HomeToys Special Show News Report

Hundreds of product announcements from CEDIA 2008.

Classic Home Toys Installment #18 XRCD Lives On

Yet another advanced compact disc recording format which made a valiant attempt at deposing both conventionally recorded compact discs as well as Sony's SACDs was the format, xrcd. Although SACD seems to have a slight edge on xrcd, this relatively obscure format continues to sell.

Content Insider # 110 - Shrinking Computing

Bright Idea - Just so no one missed the fact that Intel's Craig Barrett was talking about another bright idea that the company's engineering teams had developed the events folks put him in front of a light bulb. It didn't work because we could barely see the itty-bitty device he held in his hand at the opening of IDF this year. Source -- Intel

Content Insider #107 - GPU vs CPU There's a World Between eMail, Games

Work or Play - Everyone expects their monitor to instantly refresh. They demand that the graphics to be lightning fast as well as ultra-realistic. Of course that also needs to be wrapped in a low-cost, environmentally kindly system. When all of this doesn't come together we're a little concerned.

Content Insider #108 - The Perfect Storm

Look At That Stuff - Storage folks made it through last year - just barely - delivering enough capacity that just met everyone's/everything's needs. But man if you look out on the horizon - and beyond - it looks hairy. Even having people working round the clock the content tsunami will just keep boring down on us.

Content Insider #109 - We're All Still Talking, Viewing

Flood of Content - The 2008 Olympics sent a flood of video content to the US and around the globe threatening to drown everything in its path. But the Internet infrastructure was able to support the huge online viewing audience easily.

e-Health Opportunities for Global Service Providers a Parks Associates white paper

An aging population with rising incidence of chronic conditions is a threat to the global healthcare system. Each month, the world's elderly population increases by 795,000. In countries such as Japan, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain, the elderly outnumber the children. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) unfortunately come with age and can lead to deteriorating quality-of-life standards. These chronic diseases are not only major causes of death but also among the most costly to treat and cure.

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