Raspberry Pi is inspiring home inventors around the world. Ryan Price from Orlando, Florida, re-purposed this Bakelite Admiral television with a 15" LCD screen with an RPi to display video, pictures and other media. "The community that has formed around the Pi is nearly unmatched," he said.
Chromecast is a new invention by the boys down in Google R&D (think of saying that in an old timey radio announcer vocie). It'll revolutionize the intertelevisiontubes!
Cool salsa from TV
I am an Android guy. After owning a Nokia N96 and an iPod touch at the same time, upgrading to the HTC EVO was like the best of both worlds. Always-on connection plus awesome music and podcasting client. In order to test out web pages I also purchased a Toshiba Thrive 10". Last but not least, since I develop web pages to be viewed on televisions, I thought a Sony Google TV box would round out my Android collection nicely. At this point, I don't really use the Google Play Books or Movies all that much.
It's hard recommending #anime to people whose only exposure has been Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, and Poke'mon - all series meant for a wide or young target audience. It's further complicated because anime is at its best when viewed subtitled instead of dubbed, which many people are reluctant to try.
Forbes had 160 circuit boards and enough electronics to start a data center strapped to his body. What the authorities didn’t realize, though, was that all the equipment wasn’t dangerous—it was actually a wearable TV set.
Forbes, an electrical engineer, built his first video coat in 2009 after getting his hands on a collection of surplus LED displays
There was a big discussion last week on my local geeky mailing list that started because of a mention that local TV stations may stop broadcasting over-the-air for free.
From Yahoo News:
The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming.
I'm sure it helps that it's Demi Moore's qik account, and that Bruce Willis is in the shot ("Are you twittering?"), but I find stuff like this to be greater than 95% of the content on television, and therefore I don't feel the least bit bad about not having seen any in the last few years.
Just a few minutes after I wrote my most recent "Internet killed TV" rant, I see this more well-informed and context-rich talk about the very same subject, complete with references to Marshall Mcluhan.
It's official - crappy reality TV has been replaced by reality, captured on your Flip™ brand camera!