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4K TV Screen Size Calculator

Published on January 8, 2013, by in Tech.

Viewing Distance (in Feet):   Recommended Screen Size NHK SMPTE THX   Want to know the logic behind the numbers? Read on.   Where You Should Sit Probably the best data on 4K viewing distances is from NHK. Here’s the results of their studies:   As you can see, study participants seem to agree that

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Big Advertising is Watching You

Published on January 3, 2013, by in Featured, Tech.

“It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself–anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to

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Video Grandpa Holiday Buy Things List

Published on December 21, 2012, by in Tech.

On Podcast 12, we discussed some cool products we like – but it’s kind of hard to click on audio. So here’s the list in a nicer and more graphical format. Got something to add? Email videograndpa at gmail and I’ll add it on! Ty’s Picks Scott’s Picks Chris’s Picks Some Toe Socks from Neha

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Matrox Monarch Connections: There Are Only Two

Matrox has a Connections view of the Monarch on their Press site, that wasn’t available back when it was announced at IBC. I’ve previously speculated on what connections it would have; if this mockup is accurate, looks like I’m going to be disappointed. Now clearly this is a render and not a photo of the

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You Have No Rights

The concept of ownership is something that’s fundamental to how we live our lives. If I buy something, it is mine – I can do with it as I wish. If I create something, it is also mine – I can choose how it can be used and by whom. Simple, right? Not anymore. Technology

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Apple Is Now Chasing Microsoft

A slick UI, beautiful hardware, and a consistent experience and ecosystem across computers, tablets, and phones. I’m not talking about Apple. I’m talking about Microsoft. Somehow, here in late 2012, this statement is more true of Microsoft than Apple. Don’t get me wrong – Apple has beautiful products that fly off the shelves, and an

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Progress Stalled: The American Internet

Guest article by Ty Root – you can find him at tyroot.com or @TyRoot. He’s also on some podcast no one listens to. ———————————– When I first set out to write this piece, I had but one objective: to bitch and complain about the lack of freedom American cellular users have when it comes to

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Xbox 720 Could Support Built-In Streaming and Capture

There’s been a few fun reports on Microsoft patents, like the one where they describe a method for silencing a mobile device by whacking it off. Or this one, where they project a wilderness throughout your entire living room (yeah, great, as if my cats aren’t psychotic enough). But this supposed Xbox 720 one is

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The Roxio HD Pro: The Low-Budget Gameplay Capture Winner?

Last week I posted an article comparing every video game recording solution that matters. My pick for the low-budget category was the Hauppauge HD-PVR line – hardware H.264 capture via USB, with support for both component and HDMI, for around $150. You may have noticed that Roxio was absent from that list. That’s because I

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Twitch.tv Powering Call of Duty Live Streaming

  Today TechCrunch reported that Twitch has raised $15 million in venture capital. That’s fine on its own, but what caught my eye in the article were actually two unrelated bits: Twitch doesn’t just want to make it easier for gamers to stream their e-sports matchups to viewers, with one-click access that it’s added to

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