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  • Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller: Grey matter shrinks...

    09/25/2014 4:09:20 AM PDT · by drpix · 12 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9/24/14 | Fiona Macrae
    If you are sending a text, watching the TV or listening to the radio, you may want to stop and give this your full attention. Multi-tasking shrinks the brain, research suggests. A study found that men and women who frequently used several types of technology at the same time had less grey matter in a key part of the brain....
  • Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11

    07/24/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday. “We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.
  • NY school all-in on trend of all-digital textbooks

    12/22/2013 7:15:22 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2013 11:25 AM (ET) | By JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - At Archbishop Stepinac High School, the backpacks got a whole lot lighter this year because nearly every book - from freshman biology to senior calculus - is now digital, accessible on students' laptops and tablets. "The last couple of years, this would have been like 30 pounds," says sophomore Brandon Cabaleiro, whose load nowadays includes just his iPad, his lunch and a jacket. snip The online history books, for example, include videos on subjects ranging from Woodrow Wilson to Malcolm X. The science books show scientific processes in motion. The English books grade an essay...
  • Digital First Media bringing online subscription model to Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call

    11/19/2013 12:12:45 PM PST · by catnipman · 3 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 11/19/2013 | staff
    Digital First Media, the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, is adopting an all-access subscription model for its newspapers, including the Daily Camera in Boulder, the Longmont Times-Call and the Loveland Reporter-Herald. ...
  • Convert Your Old Film SLR Into a Digital Camera with the DigiPod

    08/16/2013 8:38:01 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | August 16, 2013 | DL Cade
    The idea of fitting electronics into a film SLR in order to capture digital photos with it is not new. The thing is, most of the ideas we’ve shared ranged from April Fools jokes to promising concepts that never seem to advance beyond that. The DigiPod is the first product we’ve seen actually become a reality. It’s a digital cartridge that fits inside your old film SLR, and if it makes it to market, it could be quite groundbreaking.
  • ‘Digital dementia’ is on the rise (South Korea)

    06/23/2013 11:34:22 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 16 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 06/24/2013 | Baek Il-hyun
    Kim Min-woo, 15, started having memory problems recently. He started flunking tests in subjects that required heavy bouts of memorization. And then he couldn’t remember the six-digit keypad code to get into his own home. He had to call the code up on his smartphone to get in the door. Kim’s mother took him to a doctor and the diagnosis was shocking: Kim had symptoms of early onset dementia due to intense exposure to digital technology. Since the age of five, Kim was tethered to either the television or the computer. He is an avid computer game lover. “His brain’s...
  • Freeper Recommendations on Starter Digital SLR Cameras

    05/15/2013 6:26:58 PM PDT · by usconservative · 90 replies
    Self ^ | 5/15/2013 | USConservative
    Not sure but this may be my first "vanity" thread since joining in 1998. In any case, I know there's folks on here who are deeply involved in photography and know lots about camera's and digital camera's -- something of which I know about zero. I'm taking the better half on her dream vacation this summer to Alaska for her birthday. We have a small 12mp digital pocket camera, but are thinking we'd really need something better (better zoom, image stabilization for example) for some nice nature pic's. I've been reading up on different camera's from SLR to DSLR and...
  • First 3-D-printed gun fired, but its digital blueprints make bigger bang

    05/06/2013 4:57:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | Helen A.S. Popkin | Helen A.S. Popkin
    With a shot heard round the Internet, the first known 3-D printed gun is a reality. But the bigger ruckus comes from the gun's digital blueprints, now available for free download by any shooters who want to build their own. Cody Wilson, the polemic face of the not-for-profit 3-D gunsmith Defense Distributed, fired the organization's latest prototype at the opening of a 28-second video posted on YouTube Friday. "The Liberator," as the weapon is provocatively titled, is a 16-piece firearm made almost entirely of ABS plastic, with a metal firing pin and an embedded metal shank meant to provide enough...
  • Digitizing history: 82,000-manuscript collection Vatican Library goes online

    05/04/2013 3:28:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Star ^ | May 2, 2013 | Lesley Ciarula Taylor
    Little things slow down the process of putting 40 million pages of ancient manuscripts in the Vatican Library online: gold or silver in the illuminations, bindings that disintegrate if you open them, getting the synergy right. “It is important to realize if there is gold or silver in a manuscript. That requires a very particular process because the light will be different,” said Luciano Ammenti, who is in charge of IT at the Vatican and the project to digitize the storied library’s 82,000 manuscripts. The project, finally up and running a year after its announcement, uses an armada of equipment...
  • 2.8 PETABYTES!?!?! (Vatican Library being digitized)

    03/09/2013 6:27:57 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 7, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At InfoDocket there is a story describing the project to digitize the Vatican Library.Get this! EMC Corporation has today announced that it is providing 2.8 petabytes of storage to help the Vatican Apostolic Library digitize its entire catalogue of historic manuscripts and incunabula (a book or pamphlet printed before 1501). One of the oldest libraries in the world, the Vatican Apostolic Library holds many of the rarest and most valuable documents in existence including the 42 line Latin Bible of Gutenberg, the first book printed with movable type and dating between 1451 and 1455. Do you remember “Doc’s” reaction to...
  • Here’s How Authorities Can Legally Spy on Your Digital Life (And Congress Could Make It Easier)

    11/20/2012 11:18:59 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-20-2012 | Liz Klimas
    There is frequently talk of warrantless spying on citizen communications and online data, but what about how the government and law enforcement can track people — legally? With the scandal between the former CIA Director Gen. David Patreaus and his former mistress Paula Broadwell coming to light thanks to content stored in an email account, many have begun to wonder about the privacy of their own communications. Tech experts say it really comes down to outdated laws. Laws which Congress is expected to update soon, but this update might not be in favor of more privacy. TheBlaze spoke with “ethical...
  • Martin: Times-Picayune gets competition. Will it also happen in Alabama?

    10/07/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 12 replies
    The Montgomery Independent ^ | 10/02/2012 | Bob Martin
    Starting this week, as the New Orleans Times-Picayune ceases to be a daily newspaper, The Advocate, a daily paper in Baton Rouge, will begin offering home delivery of a New Orleans edition. The new Times-Picayune publication schedule is taking place at the same time in Alabama as the state's three largest daily papers, The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and The Press-Register in Mobile, take the same thrice-weekly schedule path ... The publication changes will make Birmingham and New Orleans the largest U.S. cities without a daily newspaper. ... ... The New Orleans and Alabama papers are owned by Advance...
  • FYI: Is It Legal To 3-D Print A Handgun?

    10/05/2012 11:39:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    popsci.com ^ | 4 October, 2012 | Clay Dillow
    Earlier this week, the Wiki Weapons Project--an initiative to create a 3-D printed handgun and distribute the digital design file for free online--ran into a stumbling block when 3-D printer provider Stratasys pulled the lease on a printer it had provided the group. Stratasys cited a clause in the lease agreement that allows the company to rescind a lease for printers believed to be used for unlawful purposes. That raises the obvious (and thorny) question: Is the Wiki Weapons Project doing anything illegal? We at PopSci are experts on many things, but federal firearms regulations and intellectual property law are...
  • Some Thoughts on Digital Camera Lifespan

    07/06/2012 5:39:13 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 98 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | July 06, 2021 | Ming Thein
    This small mountain of gear leads to two very frightening thoughts. Firstly, there’s no ending in sight; one keeps accumulating more and more equipment in order to keep pushing the edge of what’s possible both from a compositional and artistic standpoint, as well as from an image quality standpoint. You’ve either got to have a great day job and very deep pockets, or some good recurring clients. The second thought is around obsolescence. In the film days, the camera body and lenses lasted a long time; you invested in glass, got a decent body – one that fulfilled your personal...
  • Top US universities put their reputations online

    06/21/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education. Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (Ł38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world". Sounding like a piece of secret military hardware, edX will provide online interactive courses which can be...
  • Is Space Digital?

    02/03/2012 5:46:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 1/17/12 | Michael Moyer
    An experiment going up outside of Chicago will attempt to measure the intimate connections among information, matter and spacetime. If it works, it could rewrite the rules for 21st-century physicsCraig Hogan believes that the world is fuzzy. This is not a metaphor. Hogan, a physicist at the University of Chicago and director of the Fermilab Particle Astrophysics Center near Batavia, Ill., thinks that if we were to peer down at the tiniest subdivisions of space and time, we would find a universe filled with an intrinsic jitter, the busy hum of static. This hum comes not from particles bouncing...
  • Snapped: camera thieves caught

    12/29/2011 5:42:27 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Canberra Times ^ | 12/29/11 | Asher Moses
    Kevin Hayes feels like the luckiest man alive. Three years ago, the 43-year-old Melbourne man was in Canberra and lost the $5000 Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera his wife bought him for his birthday, and he had all but given up hope of getting it back when he found out about the website stolencamerafinder.com M The site helped him track the lost or stolen camera to a man who works at a Sydney tattoo parlour a few weeks ago and NSW Police have since collected it. Hayes expects to have his camera back any day now, and NSW...
  • Must Defendant Give DOJ the Password to Her Encrypted Laptop? Federal Court Will Decide

    07/13/2011 12:23:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 60 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 11 July 2011 | Martha Neil
    Is the password to an encrypted laptop more like a key to a lock or a handwritten key to a secret code? That is the question a federal court will probably have to answer in deciding whether a Colorado woman must give the feds the password to an encrypted laptop seized in her bedroom, according to CNET News' Privacy Inc. blog.Ramona Fricosu wouldn't have to provide the password, but rather enter it herself to release the material being sought by the U.S. Department of Justice. But her lawyer, Philip Dubois, is objecting to the disclosure. Fricosu is facing bank fraud,...
  • Microsoft shuts down spam behemoth Rustock, reduces worldwide spam by 39%

    03/18/2011 1:25:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Switched ^ | 3/18/11 | Sebastian Anthony
    Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, working with federal law enforcement agents, has brought down the world's largest spam network, Rustock. Rustock, at its peak, was a botnet of around 2 million spam-sending zombies capable of sending out 30 billion spam email per day. Microsoft's wholesale slaughter of Rustock could reduce worldwide spam output by up to 39%. Rustock was taken down, piece by piece, in a similar way to the Mega-D botnet. First the master controllers, the machines that send out commands to enslaved zombies, were identified. Microsoft quickly seized some of these machines located in the U.S. for further analysis,...
  • A Race Between Digital and Print Magazines (New York Times Barf Alert!!)

    02/07/2011 9:07:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2011 | Nick Bilton
    The New York Times The long road to download Wired’s digital iPad magazine. This morning I decide to try a little experiment: I opened up my iPad, clicked on the little Wired icon and purchased the magazine’s latest digital issue. After I agreed to fork over $4, it began downloading. For the next phase of the experiment, I grabbed my car keys, left my apartment and drove about 12 blocks to a local magazine store in Brooklyn, where I also purchased the latest issue of Wired magazine, this time in print. I didn’t run any red lights, or speed, or...
  • Digital activists in Egypt being trained by internet experts in New York

    02/07/2011 1:17:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/7/11 | Judi McLeod
    The revolution in Egypt is being masterminded by a phalanx of young Internet executives in the Big Apple’s SoHo specially set up for fomenting revolutions, and the unwitting American taxpayer is paying for it. When it comes to Revolution, today’s third world, digital activists are being better trained than anything to be found in Sun Tzu’s famed Art of War,
  • Christmas 2.0: The digital story of the Nativity

    12/23/2010 10:32:14 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube video ^ | 12/23/10 | raccoonradio
    Clink link. If you'd come today you would have reached a whole nation; Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication. Or Twitter, Facebook, Google... ...check to see what accommodations are in area... ...Joseph just bought a donkey and a cow...
  • Book Burning in the Digital Age...And So It Begins

    07/26/2010 4:27:01 PM PDT · by ranair34 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Right News ^ | 7/26/10 | Unknown
    The battle of the copyright is a long and sordid tale on the internet. Most folks are familiar with the old days of Napster, and the record companies suing the pants off of soccer-Moms because their kids had downloaded songs to the family computer. More recently as technology has continued to advance, we have seen movie companies also come into the fold along with the music companies, often suing to shut down websites that host torrent files of copyrighted material, as well as still going after the individual on occasion. At the end of the day though, most folks aren't...
  • Amazon: Kindle titles outpacing hardcovers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/20/2010 1:19:19 PM PDT · by abb · 87 replies
    CNET News ^ | July 19, 2010 | Caroline McCarthy
    The Amazon.com Kindle e-reader and bookstore have reached a "tipping point," the company said Monday, with Kindle titles outselling hardcover books on the massive online marketplace for the first time. "We've reached a tipping point with the new price of Kindle--the growth rate of Kindle device unit sales has tripled since we lowered the price from $259 to $189," Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in an announcement release, referring to last month's price drop for the device. "In addition, even while our hardcover sales continue to grow, the Kindle format has now overtaken the hardcover format. Amazon.com customers...
  • Photocopier Fallout - Congress, FTC "Concerned"

    05/23/2010 4:26:55 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 57 replies · 1,565+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | Armen Keteyian
    (CBS)  A CBS News investigation last month found that nearly every digital copier built after 2002 stores an image of documents copied, scanned or emailed by the machine on hard drives. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports parents and students at Dos Palos High School in Sacramento found out the hard way recently, when CBS affiliate KOVR pulled hundreds of student names, home addresses, cell phone and social security numbers off the hard drive of an old school copier. "The fact that information that we treat very, very carefully somehow got out of our system and is out...
  • Transparent Digital Keyboard

    05/06/2010 4:06:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 2,097+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 5 2010 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It's indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It's based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology. It judges clicking depending on the image of the size and where your finger touches the keyboard.
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It’s indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It’s based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • Digital Quantum Battery Could Boost Energy Density Tenfold

    12/23/2009 8:38:17 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 1,055+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 12/22/09 | Lisa Zyga
    This figure shows the energy density and the power density of nano vacuum tubes in comparison to other energy storage devices. Credit: H?bler and Osuagwu. (PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists theorize that quantum phenomena could provide a major boost to batteries, with the potential to increase energy density up to 10 times that of lithium ion batteries. According to a new proposal, billions of nanoscale capacitors could take advantage of quantum effects to overcome electric arcing, an electrical breakdown phenomenon which limits the amount of charge that conventional capacitors can store. In their study, Alfred Hubler and Onyeama Osuagwu, both of the...
  • Cable Networks Will Be Last Old Media to Face Digital Destruction (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/25/2009 6:14:41 AM PDT · by abb · 30 replies · 1,279+ views
    BNet ^ | September 24, 2009 | Diane Mermigas
    Even the cable networks that are today’s multi-revenue stream darlings are destined for the same “digital destruction” as advertising-supported broadcast television, newspapers and other traditional media. It’s just a matter of time. That likely scenario from former News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin, represents the final blow to media conglomerates. which currently rely on their cable networks for at least 60 percent of their profits. Whether niche cable programming can survive and thrive in a streaming on-demand video world “is the single biggest question facing the media industry,” Chernin said Wednesday during a roundtable discussion USC Annenberg School for...
  • Poll: Did you make the switch to digital television?

    06/23/2009 9:12:46 PM PDT · by tenger · 12 replies · 475+ views
    A Daily Poll ^ | June 24, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Simple poll question today: Did you make the switch to digital television? A Daily Poll.
  • Confessions of a Computer Hater

    06/16/2009 1:52:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies · 914+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | June 16, 2009 | Peter Kreeft
      Make no mistake: I do not merely hate computers. I loathe, fear, despise, curse, and have constant torture and dismemberment fantasies about them. I know there are others out there like me, an entire unorganized underground. I've talked to some of them, in conspiratorial whispers. We are not cyberterrorists -- viruses hurt us more than anyone else. But we need a support network. We need a manifesto.   This isn't it.   The university that employs me gave every one of its nearly 1,000 professors a free computer. Having had no luck with IBM PCs in the past, I...
  • Poor and Stupid Panic Despite Obama's DTV Delay

    06/15/2009 2:57:47 PM PDT · by Scott Martin · 40 replies · 1,405+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 6-15-09 | Scott Martin
    The long-awaited switch from analog to digital TV took place last Friday, and if you're like most people, you weren't aware of it. But if you are poor and/or stupid, you've probably had a rough weekend. "Nearly 700,000 calls were received by a federal hot line this week from people confused about the nationwide switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts that occurred Friday. About a third of the calls were about federal coupons to pay for digital converter boxes." Does that really say, "federal coupons for digital converter boxes?" "The largest volume of calls came from the Chicago area..."...
  • Digital TV Hot Line Gets 700,000 Calls Over Switch

    06/13/2009 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 68 replies · 2,500+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/12/2009 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    LOS ANGELES - Nearly 700,000 calls were received by a federal hot line this week from people confused about the nationwide switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts that occurred Friday. The Federal Communications Commission said Saturday that about 317,450 calls went into the help line, 1-888-CALL-FCC, on Friday alone, the day analog signals were cut off. About a third of the calls were about federal coupons to pay for digital converter boxes, an indication that at least 100,000 people still didn't have the right equipment to receive digital signals.
  • DTV arrives today

    06/12/2009 6:17:09 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 20 replies · 803+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/12/09 | Jennifer Harper
    The big DTV moment is here - like New Year's Eve, labor pains or the millennium.. For once, a technology change is not driven by the youn. Senior citizens are the most prepared, according to Neilsen. Yes, the old folks rule.
  • ABC News Shuttering In-House Library in Favor of 'Digital Facility' (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/05/2009 6:05:01 AM PDT · by abb · 31 replies · 634+ views
    New York Observer ^ | June 4, 2009 | Felix Gillette
    Once upon a time (at the zenith of 20th century analog media), maintaining an on-site, in-house library crammed full of archived periodicals and rows and rows of hefty, solemn reference books, was all the rage at large media organizations. In 2009, not so much. Today, yet another bricks-and-mortar media bibliothčque fell victim to the digital age. This afternoon, in an email to his staff, David Westin, the president of ABC News, announced that ABC News will be converting its existing research library on the second floor of its 47th street building into a smaller, more cyber-focused "Digital Research Facility." "Our...
  • Publishers rewrite book (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/26/2009 6:04:25 AM PDT · by abb · 35 replies · 1,672+ views
    Crain's New York Business ^ | May 24, 2009 | Matthew Flamm
    <p>Last week, an auction for a book by Capt. Richard Phillips, the merchant-ship hero who saved his crew from pirates, drew top bids of around $500,000—half the seven-figure advance it had been expected to fetch.</p> <p>At least that book had bidders. In February, the William Morris Agency failed to find any takers for a Britney Spears memoir.</p>
  • US needs 'digital warfare force'

    05/05/2009 9:56:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 511+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/5/09 | BBC
    The head of America's National Security Agency says that America needs to build a digital warfare force for the future, according to reports. Lt Gen Keith Alexander, who also heads the Pentagon's new Cyber Command, outlined his views in a report for the House Armed Services subcommittee. In it, he stated that the US needed to reorganise its offensive and defensive cyber operations. The general also said more resources and training were needed. The report, part of which was outlined in an Associated Press news agency story, is due to be presented to the subcommittee on Tuesday. During the past...
  • On-Line Shopping E-Tax Is Un-Constitutional

    05/01/2009 10:15:52 PM PDT · by nateriver · 10 replies · 708+ views
    Many states are looking for ways to increase their tax revenue by taxing purchases made online. This extends to third party solicitors located in another state. Our Constitution infers that states are restricted from enacting laws that burden or restrict interstate commerce. Let’s stop this tax now.
  • DIGITAL TV : MIND CONTROL BY THE SOUND OF SILENCE

    04/29/2009 6:19:23 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 27 replies · 1,475+ views
    Dot Connector Magazine ^ | 15 Dec 2008 | A. True Ott, PhD, ND
    "....This technology is about to be used, albeit in a more subtle fashion, against American citizens in a highly classified and covert operation to mind control and manipulate the entire population into ‘compliance’ with our New World order overlords. The technology will utilize a combination of HAARP transmitters, GWEN towers, microwave cell phone towers, and the soon-to-be-mandatory High Definition Digital TV that will enter your home via: a) cable, b) satellite, c) HD TVs, or d) those oh-so-easy-to-obtain “digital converter boxes” that the government is so anxious to help you obtain and underwrite most of the cost on your...
  • In a digital age, vinyl albums are making a comeback

    04/25/2009 11:02:46 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies · 1,089+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | April 26, 2009 | By August Brown
    Neil Schield knows the grim state of the music business as well as anyone; last May, he was laid off from a company at the vanguard of digital music distribution. But this month, Schield began an unlikely second act: He opened a brick-and-mortar record store in Echo Park, with racks of tasteful inventory carrying price tags as high as $100 -- all presumed liabilities in an age when "digital" and "free" seem to rule the day. For added chutzpah, Schield's shop, Origami Vinyl, exclusively stocks new vinyl LPs, presumed not long ago to be as dead as eight-track tapes. Moreover,...
  • I need info about small digital camera (vanity)

    03/30/2009 1:41:28 AM PDT · by Doogle · 47 replies · 1,002+ views
    03/30/09 | Doogle
    I'm looking to purchase a small digital camera and need feedback from FReepers. Experiences, likes,dislikes, models, makes......
  • Mo. man, angered over digital switch, shoots his TV set

    02/20/2009 6:33:27 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 78 replies · 1,531+ views
    bnd.com ^ | 02/20/09 | KSDK
    The digital transition has left some confused, but a Joplin man was down right frustrated with the switch. So frustrated, in fact, that he peppered his television set with gunfire. Police responded to the man's house Wednesday after reports of shots being fired inside. Turns out the 70-year-old gunman was livid over losing cable and could not get his digital converter box to work. Police took Walter Hoover into custody after a brief standoff and charged him with unlawful use of a firearm. Hoover's wife told police that he had been drinking before the incident.
  • DTV Transition Partially Occurs, World Doesn't End

    02/19/2009 3:48:17 PM PST · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 5 replies · 334+ views
    DSL Reports ^ | Feb 19, 2009 | Karl Bode
    DTV Transition Partially Occurs, World Doesn't End Federal call center easily handles user calls, problems... 05:58PM Thursday Feb 19 2009 by Karl Bode About 421 of the nation's roughly 1,800 stations made the transition to digital broadcasts on the originally scheduled date (February 17), and so far the world has continued rotating. Fears that consumers weren't ready for the switch resulted in Congress extending the deadline into June, though TV stations were given the right to cut over ahead of the deadline -- as long as they got permission from the FCC. According to the Associated Press, the Federal call...
  • House Votes to Postpone Transition to Digital TV

    02/05/2009 1:18:09 PM PST · by anonsquared · 16 replies · 755+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb 4, 2009
    The House of Representatives Thursday voted to postpone the country's shift from analog to digital TV broadcasts until June 12. TV stations are scheduled to shut off their analog, over-the-air signals on Feb. 17. Many Democrats contended that millions of consumers were still not prepared for the switch. Older TV sets that aren't equipped or modified to receive digital signals will go dark once the transition occurs. The Senate twice okayed a delay, most recently on Jan. 29 Thursday's House vote was 264-158. A majority of House members voted last week to push back the implementation of digital TV. But...
  • Stuff Hillbillies Like: Analog Television

    02/05/2009 10:08:05 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 4 replies · 565+ views
    I Hate Hillbillies ^ | 2-5-2009 | Sven Waring
    It's hard for the hillbilly to say goodbye to certain things. Like the rims off the tire of some 1970s-era muscle car that rusts in the front yard. Or the old lady moo-moo, a fashion style that slips easily from the bedroom to caseworker waiting room. Some hillbillies have a hard time saying goodbye to people. That's why the Protection From Abuse, or the PFA, order was invented. But, nothing has been harder to say goodbye to than analog television.
  • UPDATE 2-US House fails to pass digital TV delay bill

    01/28/2009 1:02:41 PM PST · by dware · 46 replies · 1,594+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/28/2009 | Kim Dixon
    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - An effort to delay the Feb. 17 deadline for a nationwide switch to digital television failed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday after Republicans blocked the move. The legislation is backed by President Barack Obama and already passed the U.S. Senate. However, it failed to gain the required two-thirds support in the House under special rules adopted for the vote.
  • Senate OKs 4-month delay to digital TV changeover

    01/26/2009 7:30:26 PM PST · by Peace4EarthNow · 66 replies · 1,896+ views
    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 — setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday. Monday's Senate vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress, who have been pushing for a delay amid growing concerns that too many Americans won't be ready for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 changeover. The Nielsen Co. estimates that more than 6.5 million U.S. households that rely on analog television sets to pick up over-the-air broadcast...
  • Obama team urges delay in digital TV transition

    01/23/2009 10:41:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 49 replies · 865+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting, arguing that too many Americans who rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air channels won't be ready.</p>
  • Hawaii DTV Switch Causes Limited Confusion

    01/16/2009 5:25:13 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies · 588+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 1/16/2009 3:08:59 PM MT | Michael Malone
    A pair of call centers logged around 900 calls yesterday, but organizers of Hawaii's early switch to digital TV are calling the mission a success. The state shut off analog TV yesterday at noon, and did so with what appears to be a manageable level of issues from viewers. "There were no major surprises," says Hawaii Association of Broadcasters President Chris Leonard. There was a wide range of questions from viewers, some wondering how to hook up their converter boxes and some wondering why they weren't receiving a signal. Despite the state's-and the nation's-considerable efforts to spread the DTV message,...
  • PEBO's Official Portrait Released (American Flag Lapel Pin Included)

    01/15/2009 12:00:34 AM PST · by Westlander · 13 replies · 636+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1-14-2009 | Jake Tapper
    The Obama Transition Team released today the new official portrait of President-elect Barack Obama, to be hung in federal office buildings from Limestone, Maine, to Wasilla, Alaska (and on to Honolulu, natch) after he takes the oath of office on January 20.