Coming To A PC Near You

Movielink ushers in a new genre of content provisioning capable of radically altering the business of movie rental. While you may disagree with this claim, to those likely impacted by this move, this is indeed big news. Reprinted from the November 17, 2002 edition of "Parks' Points"

Component Video and Twisted Pair in the Home Market

Component video transmission via copper twisted pair and passive balun technology is a viable option for residential AV installations and customers can expect to see innovative products that support this environment in the coming years.

Conceal, Reveal, Pivot, and Swivel

What are those options in TV lifts that help solve problems in design, space, or both? In addition to ?up/down? lifts that you install in cabinets, you have other choices, such as, swivel, ceiling swivel, pivot and pivot swivel lifts. Let?s look at some of those design options that are offered.

Connectivity Basics: Quick Guide to TV Video Inputs

Here is a quick rundown of the basic inputs available, from lowest in image output quality to the best of the bunch.

Connectivity Keeping Up - High-Definition Multimedia Interface

The HDMI interface is an all-digital interface, eliminating the signal degradation that occurs in the signal conversion process. It combines both audio and video into a single, compact interface for use with DVD players, digital TV's, set-top boxes, and other audio and video devices.

Considering Home Automation? Don't Overlook Your Heating And Air Conditioning System

Not only is HVAC the one home automation subsystem that can assure your comfort - it also is the only subsystem that pays for itself. Think about it this way: Most of us wouldn't be able to afford such sophisticated automation if we were in the habit of throwing away our money. Yet that is just what you are doing if you don't set back your thermostats when areas are unoccupied.

Content Filtering: In with the good, out with the bad

Content Filtering helps users to control what a child is exposed to on the internet by allowing users to easily block unwanted websites. Easier to use than URL filtering, users may choose entire categories of websites to filter out.

Convergence-- the ieHIP way!

You can watch last week's exciting TV series today, pause and rewind live news, surf the Internet, send fax and email messages, play games, shop online and so much more at the comfort of your couch.

Create a wireless sensor network using WIFI and web services.

In concept we have tried to present simple interfaces and simple hardware requirements, in essence a thin client approach. Web based services to support the notification systems, and simple local clients, some software, some hardware.

Creating an Effective VPN Implementation on Embedded Linux

This article discusses issues and tradeoffs associated with implementation of IPsec onn Virtual Private Network (VPN) gateways. It does not discuss IPsec configuration, setting up a tunnel, or configuring a key-exchange.

Data Longevity on CD, DVD Media

There is a lot of cheap CDR and DVDR media that has marginal quality. For some applications like games, quality isn?t critical. For irreplaceable, vital data like family photos, special events, vacations and family/friends memories quality does matter.

Deja View's Wearable CamWear

The first in a series of wearable digital camcorders with Reich's patent-pending "after-the-fact" technology, giving it the ability to capture sights and sounds that occur 30 seconds BEFORE the user presses the "record" button.

Designing Dependable Systems

Systems in the home of older and disabled people, must be appropriate, and this means they are required to be accepted by the user (so they will be used), trustworthy (so they do not breakdown or fail), adaptable (so they can be added to in the future and reset as the person?s needs change as well as being ?fit for the purpose?, by which we mean they do what they say on the packet, they do what the user expects them to do, when the user expects them to do it, in the manner the person expects them to do it.

Disconnected: Consumers And The Mobile Phone Industry a White Paper

Table of Contents 1.0 There Went the Big Spenders 2.0 Conspicuously Not Consuming 3.0 Does Anybody Really Want All This Technology? 4.0 What?s Really Wrong with the Industry

DLP, LCD or CRT Projection The Best Choice For Your Needs

When it comes to Home Video Projection there seems to be a compromise between the amount one is willing to spend and the quality available at the right price. DLP, LCD or CRT projectors; what do these terms mean and does the latest buzz mean it is the best. We'll analyze which technology is the best for you, when it comes to selecting your Video Projection device.

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