With the advent of the internet, the lines between various media have been blurring. As with radio and print, television has also seen the rise of a web-based platform for broadcasting. The low cost and ease of deployment has provided an opportunity for content providers previously excluded from television broadcasting to create their own channels and programs for broadcast via the internet.
To the viewer it looks just like it’s being done the old fashioned way, but in fact we’re undergoing a paradigm shift in the way we get out audio / video content. Within the next few years many people will be using their computer as their home’s content management system. It will be networked with other computers in the house and connected to your TV. You’ll be able to use it a giant video storage device to time shift and store content, much like you use your DVR (TiVO) today. When you want to rent a video, you’ll simply stream it for immediate viewing or download it to be viewed later. The video store will soon be going the way of the pay phone; sure you’ll be able to find one, but you’ll have to really look.
ABC (WOI-Ch.5) two-steps into the evening with Dancing With the Stars at 7:00 pm. The top ten couples perform. At 9:00 on Castle, Beckett and Castle attempt to invetigate a murder without a body.
They would prefer you call it SuperSpeed USB but whatever you call it, it’s much faster than the older USB 2.0. USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed boasts a speed improvement of around 10X over USB 2.0 with transfers up to 300 or 400 megabytes per second. SuperSpeed has been slow to be adopted. Intel, who is promoting a competing technology based on optical cables called Light Peak, has said it won’t support SuperSpeed for another year. In fact, some people think Light Peak which claims 10 gigabit per second transfers might even replace USB especially if vendors like Apple adopt it. Meanwhile, Microsoft is in the process of creating SuperSpeed drivers for Windows 7. The good news is USB 3.0 is picking up speed (haha). We saw SuperSpeed external drives, adaptors, and even a laptop at CES 2010.
If per chance, you find yourself a little out of the loop like myself, allow me a moment to introduce you to Hak.5. Initially created Darren Kitchen, Alanna Beuhring and Wess Tobler, it is an VANTAGENS IPTV show (Internet Protocol Television) which aims to continue tech TV after “G4 bastardized the whole net work.” They aim to fill a void and provide information and entertainment for the do it yourself hacker.
Well soon you will be able to. The TV will now become an extremely potent point of sale in Indian households like it has been in European and US ones.
The reason is competition. If you can leave and go to the competitor if you are unhappy, suddenly the company takes very good care of you. AT&T, Verizon, Qwest, DirecTV and Dish Network are the competitors who are changing the industry and forcing the cable television companies to improve.
Lifetime offers up a new original movie starring Anne Heche. Girl Fight, based on a true story, is about a sixteen-year-old girl who gets beaten up by some classmates and the video surfaces on the Internet.