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HDTV Expert Alfred Poor Tells You What to Buy and What Not to Buy (Video) 324 Screenshot-sm

Posted by Roblimo
from the there's-no-such-thing-as-a-TV-that's-too-big dept.
Alfred Poor's website is called HDTV Almanac. That's where he talks about the latest HDTV industry news and changes. He also writes about HDTVs and monitors for a variety of industry publications and does some marketing consulting for manufacturers in the field. In this 17 minute video, Alfred tells us what features we should look for in our next TV buy and which ones aren't worth spending extra money on. He also says that for a variety of non-technical reasons, you might want to consider buying your next TV between now and June -- and says you should think about getting a 3D TV even if there aren't many 3D TV shows you want to watch right now.

+ - Julian Assange to run for Australian Senate->

Submitted by bozman8
bozman8 (993377) writes "Announced recently on social networking platform Twitter, Julian Assange has found a way to run for the Upper House of the Australian Senate; despite being detained under house arrest in Britain. Along with Julian's candidacy, Wikileaks has announced that they are going to run a nominee against current Prime Minister Julia Gillard in her local electorate."
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Security

+ - How to Make your boss understand the role of IT 3

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I currently work for a small marketing firm that has hired me on to provide support for various things such as data tele's and networking. The problem being my boss has little concern over security and really a lack of knowledge for the need of any of it. what is the best way to bring him on board with the program (He is also in charge of the funding for new equipment and anything else needed)"
Facebook

+ - Facebook's Bad For You But Good For Me->

Submitted by RichDiesal
RichDiesal (655968) writes "Research recently published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking reveals that on average, people perceive Facebook to negatively affect other people, but do not believe themselves to be affected in the same way. Student participants believed the privacy of others was reduced due to Facebook use, but did not perceive their own privacy to be affected. They also perceived later job opportunities for other people to be decreased due to a Facebook use, but did not perceive a decrease in opportunities for themselves."
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Microsoft

+ - I Don't Want My M-TV

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Microsoft, reports GeekWire, is seeking a patent on monetizing the buttons of your TV remote. In its application for a patent on 'Control-based Content Pricing,' Microsoft explains how one can jack up the cable bill of those who dare fast-forward past a Luvs Heavy Dooty commercial or replay a LeBron highlight. From the patent application: 'If a user initiates a navigation control input to advance past (e.g., skip over) an advertisement, the cost of a requested on-demand movie may be increased. Similarly, if a user initiates a replay of a sporting event, the user may be charged for the replay control input and for each subsequent view control input.' Hey, as George Harrison sang, be thankful they don't take it all!"
Businesses

+ - Business Cards the Latest Internet Casualty

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Chalk up another looming casualty of the Internet age: business cards. Ubiquitous as pinstripes, the 2-by-3.5-inch pieces of card stock have long been a staple in executive briefcases but Matt Stevens writes that to young and Web-savvy people who are accustomed to connecting digitally, business cards are irrelevant, wasteful — and just plain lame. "When I go into a meeting and there are five bankers across the table, they all hand me business cards and they all end up in a pile, in a shoe box somewhere," says Diego Berdakin, the founder of BeachMint, a fast-growing e-commerce site that has raised $75 million from investors without ever bothering to print a card. "If someone comes in to meet me, we've already been connected through email, so it really doesn't feel like a necessity in my life." Some 77 million smartphone users have downloaded the Bump app, which allows them to bump their phones together and instantly exchange contact information while others carry a personalized quick-response code that smartphones can scan like a hyperlink. At 36, Ralph Barbagallo is near the cutoff for Generation Y but despises business cards all the same. Barbagallo says he goes to three major conferences a year and has to distribute paper cards but lugging and exchanging fistfuls of them is a pain and it's hard to remember who is who. "When they run out this time, I'm not printing any more,"says Barbagallo. "They need to die somehow.""
Medicine

+ - Stanford Researcher Uses Himself as Guinea Pig for Real Time Genomics->

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damn_registrars
damn_registrars writes "As sequencing and purification technologies have rapidly improved over the years, genomics (and related sciences such as transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics) have bcome practical not only on larger scales of sample numbers but also on shorter time frames. Stanford researcher Michael Snyder, head of a research group, made himself a test subject for exactly this kind of work. Over a time course, Snyder had his genome sequenced and assembled, while also having RNA and protein levels monitored over time. Amongst other findings, this was the first time a genomics experiment was done before, during, and after a rhinovirus (common cold) infection to see the genetic response. Oh, and they found Dr. Snyder to be predisposed to type II diabetes, before his physician had noticed any clinical signs.

This article is non-paywalled, and should be available for anyone to download directly from the journal Cell."

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Biotech

+ - South Korean Scientists to Clone Wooly Mammoth->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Last year Russian researchers discovered a well-preserved mammoth thigh bone and announced plans to clone a mammoth from the bone marrow within — and they just signed a deal with South Korea's Sooam Biotech Research Foundation to bring the project to fruition. The Sooam scientists plan to implant the nucleus of a woolly mammoth cell into an elephant egg in order to to create a mammoth embryo, which would then be placed in an elephant womb. “This will be a really tough job,” Soaam reasearcher Hwang In-Sung said, “but we believe it is possible because our institute is good at cloning animals.”"
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Comment: Yes, this WILL blow you away (Score 3, Insightful) 103

by reilwin (#39116663) Attached to: Transparency Grenade Collects and Leaks Sensitive Data
It will cause you to quite literally be blown away by law enforcement when they see you holding what appears to be a grenade.

Joking aside, I fail to see how this is supposed to be comparable to wikileaks. While wikileaks is undeniably intended to help whistleblowers, this is a tool suitable for multiple (not not necessarily ethical) purposes. Mind, I don't see too many corporate espionage agents actually using this as is...

Comment: Re:What? (Score 4, Informative) 397

by reilwin (#37949914) Attached to: Google Tweaks Algorithm As Concern Over Bing Grows
Have you actually tried to find Google as a search provider for IE9? Last I tried it, Google wasn't even present until the list of search providers. Clicking on "see more" resulted in loading a webpage...again, without Google present. Using the search field present on that webpage to look for "Google" yields no results.

If I recall, I finally got Google by searching on Bing for how to set up Google as the search provider for IE9. I ended up downloading an addon from Google which added it to the list of search providers in IE9.

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