Intellivision was the first video game system to offer downloadable games via a Mattel owned cable TV station called PlayCable. However, since the Intellivision console contained no hard drive to save games, the downloaded games were lost once the power to the console was shut off.
Sometimes our kids - and the community at large - make us feel like Tom Hanks in the 2004 The Terminal. We simply go from gate to gate trying to get on the next technology plane to fly to our destinationâ€¦optimum personal and business productivity.
For thousands of years people looked the other way as folks made copies of other people's work - by hand, by printing press, by copier, by disc.
This year in three overstuffed, stress filled days the Titans of the industry held court on stage in two different cities - Las Vegas, San Francisco.
People are suddenly going to change over and join the video on demand (VoD) and pay-for-view society. What is even better for the PC/CE industry is the fact that they will build out their home networks so they can watch their content anywhere in the house.
If the customer truly has a better understanding of technology and of the products available, it can only make the job of people in the industry easier. And don't we all want our work life to be just a little easier?
Finding, subscribing, storing and managing content for mobile listening are steps which many have found overwhelming. Fortunately, there are new sites and software emerging which help tackle these challenges.
Looking back at this event, I was happy to be a part of it. I know that my work was only a very small piece of the pie, and that there were probably over 3,000 people who donated their time, materials, know how and hard work into making the home a reality. I think that I have never been more proud to be a part of such a great team!
There is no need to believe cable vendors touting strange advancements in their cablesâ€¦ simple Cat-5 cables can do the job! In actual fact, Cat-5 and Cat-6 cables have the necessary standardization and design maturity ensuring optimality for high-speed data transfer.
Skype is going to be big for retailers and consumers in the US in 2007. With a little homework and some careful shopping, you'll be able to make wise and valuable buying decisions that will make your Skype experience great for your long distance phone bills, and a good investment as well.
Hundreds of news announcements from the show
Dear Home Sketch Pad Experts, I recently moved into a new house and I've noticed that my lights tend to dim quite a bit. I asked a friend about this and he said that the area I live in probably suffers from voltage irregularities...
To achieve this level of customer satisfaction, it takes a combination of forethought, excellent product selection, and enough protection and flexibility for any situation.
Because change in this industry tends to be incremental and far more subtle than what can easily be reported in a newspaper article or a short television news report, we wanted to open 2007 with some of our thoughts about "what's next" in the digital lifestyles industry.
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The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseTâ„˘ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Pr©cis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.