Archive for the 'Conferences' Category

March Win for Turner and NCAA

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 9th, 2014

According to Turner Sports, March Madness Live 2014 shattered all previous online viewing records for the tournament, netting a total of 69.7 million live streams. That includes all the platforms where the service was available, which included a website, as well as mobile apps on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows devices. Turner says the […]

NAB 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 7th, 2014

The 2014 NAB show (Twitter & Engadget) has lots of new gear on display, including Cameras, Satellite and Remote and Signal Processing. Some of the more interesting announcements include: Livestream, one of the internet’s most popular broadcasting services, announced an application for Google Glass, although you can already use the search giant’s own Hangouts app […]

Windows Phone 8.1

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 2nd, 2014

At its Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. The new Windows Phone 8.1 features a personal digital assistant named Cortana, and a new Action Center which complements Live Tiles by showing new activities and notifications at a glance, reports NextWeb. Windows Phone 8.1 will ship on devices in “very late April or […]

FCC Boss Wheeler Pushes for 3.5 GHz Spectrum Sharing

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 25th, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his vision for how the commission will make the 3.5 GHz band open for wireless broadband use, speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Wheeler’s roadmap for moving forward is the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report (PCAST). The FCC chairman announced Monday that is he […]

Interactive Sculpture Illuminates TED’s 30th Anniversary

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 24th, 2014

Unnumbered Sparks is an interactive net sculpture that spans 745 feet between the Fairmont Hotel and Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver BC. Passersby can control it via their smartphones, notes The Verge. Artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin collaborated to create Unnumbered Sparks, for TED’s 30th anniversary. Spectators connected to the project’s Wi-Fi can use […]

Cloudy Horizon for Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco, etc.

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 24th, 2014

Cisco plans to offer cloud computing services, pledging to spend $1 billion over the next two years to enter the cloud services market currently led by Amazon’s AWS service. The Cisco global Intercloud would be hosted across a global network of data centers, and offer an expanded suite of value-added application- and network-centric cloud services […]