Content Insider #87 - DRM…Pirates Helped in Ways They Didn't Plan

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." -- Winston Churchill

Digital Technology Agent

A DTA is a layer of software that can be readily installed on existing computing devices and, with the addition of some network based components, can be added to existing CE devices. Supported by a digital home data model the agent can then provide true convergent services to the digital home.

Editorial Comments

Bob gives a synopsis of this issue to help you find the articles that you want to read.

Installing Flat Screen Displays

The key to mounting success, and great viewing of your screen, as always, is careful planning and preparation.

Integrating MCE with Video Displays

The big difference between the data signal produced by a computer graphics card and the video signal that most TVs are configured to accept has to do with overscan.

Jeff Lubitsky of Richard Gray's Power Company

Even in your own home, power hungry devices such as dishwashers, dryers and central vacuum systems can create fluctuations in the flow of electricity causing inconsistent home theater performance.

Magnetic Personality Test Leads

The test leads will stick to pipes (for a ground), screws, speaker terminals, tools (to allow the tool to be a test lead), chassis, racks, car bumpers, and other test leads.

Pinnacle's PCTV HD Pro Stick

We bought the third unit that now goes with us when we're on a trip. If we don't like the show we timeshifted we simply scan the stations in the local area and watch something else…anywhere, anytime.

PLC - Lighting Design

A good lighting design at the beginning of a project will guarantee a reliable electrical system and a user friendly control system for the customer.

Selecting Automated Window Treatments

Motorized window treatments can be an exciting part of an integrated home that adds to the d©cor and saves energy. Choosing a treatment is easy; all it takes is accurate measurements and proper wiring.

System Test and Integration Procedures Part 4 Continued: Systems Integration Procedures

Systems integration is unique because it is more of a process than a series of checklists. Once you understand this concept, you will have a better understanding on how to approach it… In the end, having the hardware and software operate as an entity and perform the way the customer expects it to perform is the essence of systems integration.

Things to Know About the New SDHC Flash Cards

The RIDATA SDHC flash memory card also features CPRM copyright protection for optimal security and reliability, ECC auto-correction to correct data errors, and a firmware-update function that provides the latest firmware and flawless compatibility with future advanced equipment.

Too Close for Comfort?

We have all heard the recent news of projector manufacturers boasting about their new 1080p capable projectors. With this newly created resolution is there an impact on some of the rules we have been using for screen selection? Perhaps we should reexamine such decisions as are we……

Which Future for Robots?

Whether you are a teacher, an educator, a researcher or a technology enthusiast, it is important to hop on the 'robot' train right now. Robots represent our future in all those areas.

Who Will Win the 4G Race?

Mobile WiMAX is likely to have the most success among new market entrants looking to enter the market in the near term, such as landline operators seeking to include mobility in their service bundles. The potential of such markets should not be under estimated.

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