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Samsung's mini-DVD player for kids
As CES wrapped up, among the numbing sameness of LCD/plasma TV sets and MP3 players came an interesting twist: Samsung's DVD Jr. (aka DVD-L25). The teardrop-shaped, handheld (in two hands) rechargeable device with a 2.5-inch TFT LCD plays mini-DVD discs,...
From Lost Remote on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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News copes with disaster
TV Week sums up the logistical nightmare for TV crews covering the tsunami....
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CBS AXES FOUR STAFFERS OVER MEMOGATE
After an independent panel concluded CBS News failed to follow basic journalistic principles in the story about President Bush's National Guard Service, the network ousted producer Mary Mapes, Senior VP Betsy West, 60 Minutes Wednesday Executive Producer Josh Howard and...
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Comcast buys interactive TV company
A joint venture led by Comcast has purchased the North American assets of Liberate, an interactive TV company. "This acquisition, along with our earlier investment in Guideworks and our innovative video on demand platform, will enable Comcast to move faster...
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From reporter to the White House
The NY Times profiles 32-year-old Nicolle Devenish, the new White House communications director. Devenish once worked as a one-man-band at a small TV station in Chico, California. "I was just a disaster," she says, explaining how she could never frame...
From Lost Remote on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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All the TiVo CES dish
If you're fascinated by TiVo's CES news, PVRBlog breaks down the details and provides some pictures from the TiVo booth. One tidbit: TiVo will soon allow personal media players to plug directly into a TiVo box to download TV shows...
From Lost Remote on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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The Private Dental Network
Watch TV ads while getting a root canal. Is nothing sacred these days?...
From Lost Remote on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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Extreme TV makeover (for free)
RTNDA will award one TV station a complete on-air makeover -- from set to graphics to music -- as part of a session at the upcoming RTNDA@NAB conference in April. (The application deadline has already passed.) Details......
From Lost Remote on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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A new blog about blogs
It's called The Blog Blog. Dave Pell (Davenetics and Electablog) is the blogger....
From Lost Remote on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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CBS News to be 'much more transparent'
TVNewser lands the first interview with Linda Mason, appointed the senior VP of standards and special projects for CBS News in the wake of the Memogate scandal. "We're going to be much more transparent," she says. "We're going to tell...
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Police cars wired to go live
Cop cars in Lynnwood, Washington will soon be able to feed live video back to the police station while in the middle of a pursuit....
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Emulator cell phones
Forget that high-end video cell phone chatter for a second and ponder this: Some hackers have started porting emulators for old systems like the Amiga or Commodore 64 into their cellular phones and PDAs. And this is the best part......
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TiVo's top Season Pass shows
Here are TiVo's top 25 recorded shows for the week ending January 9th....
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Call for Citizens' Media
New Voices, a new program to seed innovative citizen media ventures around the country, today issued a call for its first round of grant proposals. New Voices will help fund the start-up of 20 hyperlocal news ventures over the next...
From CyberJournalist.net on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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Blogger traffic soars due to tsunami
Traffic to Blogger.com leaped 73 percent (to 1.3 million unique visitors) in the week after the tsunami hit Asia, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Traffic to news sites leaped too: The New York Post's traffic climbed 31 percent to 733,000 online surfers;...
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Ideas for news site as 'public square'
As promised, writer Lex Alexander delivered a detailed report to his editors at The Greensboro News & Record on how to make the newspaper's Web site more of a "public square." Here are some of the more innovative ideas he...
From CyberJournalist.net on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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Comments on news stories
Note how the St. Cloud Times lets readers post comments about each story, rather than just direct them to a generic message board. The site lists the number of comments on each story after the headline on the home page...
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MPEG LA Issues First Collective DRM Patent License
A coalition of digital rights management (DRM) patent holders called MPEG-LA (Licensing Austority), including ContentGuard and Digitrust, has announced the first round of licenses for DRM technology. "The license, which is still tentative as the individual IP holders involved finalize their agreement, is intended to cover implementations of OMA [Open Mobile Alliance] DRM 1.0 for mobile devices and content services. Royalty terms have been made public and set at US $1.00 per mobile device and one percent of any revenue that a service provider makes from a content-related transaction." I fail to
From OLDaily on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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E-Learning in the UK
A survey of e-learning in the U.K. shows that while it has become an essential part of the learning landsape, the CD-ROM remains the dominant delivery vehicle and that student attitudes remain a major obstacle. I applaud the honesty of the author, who reports "Just over 100 responses were received and these will be biased towards those with an interest in e-learning." Of course I say while in the same breath wondering about the reliability of the results. By Martyn Sloman, Learning Circuits, December, 2004 [From OLDaily on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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Rapid E-Learning: A Growing Trend
"In a study of Fortune 500 companies conducted by Larstan Business Reports, 85 percent said they planned to expand the role of e-learning. More important, over 80 percent of respondents said that rapid e-learning strategies would make a significant contribution to the training initiatives in their companies... REL uses tools and processes that decrease development time dramatically. Traditional courseware development timelines are measured in terms of months whereas REL timelines are measured in terms of days and weeks." By Dianne Archibald, Learning Circuits, December, 2004 [From OLDaily on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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The Importance of Being Permanent
Article touting the importance of permanent locations for online content, a dictum not followed by many nespapers and magazines (the focus of the article) but also educational staff and students, who must forge from scratch a new web identity every time they switch instititions. Having faced this myself twice in two years, I obtained my now permanent downes.ca address - but even so, my present employer insists that I use its official URL for web pages and email addresses - an address that it changed a year ago, wiping itself off Google and making my (minimal supply of) business cards obsolete.
From OLDaily on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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Renaissance Prospects
Douglas Rushkoff "tries to picture connectedness and ecology as a base for a second Renaissance ("a rebirth of old ideas in a new context") as a deconstruction of the first Renaissance, the one that created (wo)man and economy" (Thomas N. Burg). I like Rushkoff a lot, and this 45 minute lecture doesn't disappoint. I miss his books - I can't buy them here (my local Chapters is well into a process of dumbing down its book collection, eliminating anything challnging or useful from its
From OLDaily on January 11, 2005 at 3:42 a.m..
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