Feb 17, 1947 VOA begins transmissions to Soviet Union. Feb 19, 1878 Edison receives patent for phonograph. Feb 19, 1975 Harris introduces the first solid-state radio transmitter. Feb 22, 1857 Heinrich Hertz born in Hamburg, Germany Feb 22, 1916. Ernst Alexanderson granted US patent for a selective tuning system. Feb 23, 1927 President Calvin Coolidge signs Public Law 632, the Radio Act of 1927, to create the Federal Radio Commission.
There have been substantial advances in camera imaging and having this technology coupled to networked and wireless control provides not only an incredibly useful tool for video production, security, and videoconferencing, it also gives us a line of AV gadgets that are incredibly fun to operate.
The Verge Can we save AM radio? The Verge Like digital TV, it sounds better, but requires stations to buy new transmitters and listeners to buy new receivers — and unlike TV's transition to digital, there are still legal barriers to rolling out...
At the 2014 NAB Show, Digital Alert Systems will highlight its range of next-generation Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) technologies designed to span all aspects of EAS and CAP requirements.
FCC Cites Skybeam for FAA 5 GHz Radar Interference TV Technology This week the Regional Director of the West Region of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau issued a $12,000 Forfeiture Order to Skybeam Acquisition Corp.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday he is optimistic that broadcasters who choose to share channels will both be able to broadcast an HD signal simultaneously, which he calls a potential game-changer.
Why This Matters: CTIA: The Wireless Association submitted an application to the FCC Jan. 28 for permission to test the channel-sharing plan in response to the FCC's request for demonstrations of the technical and legal arrangements necessary to implement a successful channel sharing operation. Broadcasters have argued that sharing means giving up important spectrum.
Comcast 'To Buy Time Warner Cable For $45bn' • The deal would create an entertainment superpower with 32 million TV subscribers, but there are calls for regulators to step in. • World • One News Page: Thursday, 13 February 2014
How many power bricks have died on you? Have you ever tried to fix them? Sometimes it’s easier to grab another one (they grow on trees right?), but wouldn’t it be nice to save the broken ones from filling up landfills?
Ready to Break the Internet? Netflix’s House Of Cards Premiere Is a Big Test of How Video Gets to You During primetime, about a third of all Internet traffic heading into North American homes is carrying data-heavy movies and TV shows from Netflix.
Why This Matters:Transmitting all those bits will become an increasingly severe challenge as more people opt for streaming video over traditional television. Even though TV and the Internet often travel over the same pipes, the infrastructure to make each work is vastly different.
Geekly Update - 12 February 2014 - Can you log in to your favorite websites by waving your smartphone under your armpit? Will you welcome giant traffic-directing robot overlords? And why would a programmer pull the plug on a popular app that was making fifty thousand dollars a day? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!