The future of DVD technology… Shrimp

October 28th, 2009

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE59O1DJ20091025

British scientists have announced that the eyes of the giant Australian Mantis shrimp hold the key to highly advanced DVD technology. While our current DVD technology is only capable of recognizing one color of light, the eyes of the shrimp are capable of detecting 12 primary colors and distinguish differences in light polarization. If we can apply this multi-color viewing ability to DVD players, the devices will be capable of reading a great deal more information than the current technology allows.

TV Everywhere: What you need to know

October 28th, 2009

http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=139995

Months ago, Time Warner announced an industry wide initiative called TV Everywhere. The system would allow cable subscribers to view new episodes of cable programs just hours after they premiere on TV. Following a cable summit in Denver this week, we now know a whole lot more about the program. TV Everywhere would require cable subscribers to log on to a website with a username and password tied to their cable account. Once logged in, viewers can watch the programs they want. These programs will have a similar ad load to normal broadcasts of the shows and will have fast forwarding disabled. Check out the link for more info.

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