*actually, because free meat. Didn't know about The Rodent Threat until reading this, but you're still welcome, America.
3D is not a feature. It's an attempted implementation of a feature.
The feature that people want is 'lifelike' video or immersive video.
To get that at home, I do see two potential technologist that are making headway. 4K TVs (for the color gamut, not the screen resolution) and virtual reality glasses.
At the hospital I work at, I've noticed that a lot more people are watching pirated content. It's no where near the 32% mentioned in the summary, but certainly a much larger percentage than 5 years ago. I basically find out as we discuss various old movies and give each other suggestions on what to watch.
The interesting thing is how these people are getting the movies. It seems that they're getting 'hot boxes', which are apparently copies of Kodi with a set of streaming plugins to pirate sites. These guys (and girls) are not particularly tech-oriented. All they know is that the movies are streamed from pirate websites.
How these people don't get caught is beyond me. But none of them are concerned with the legality of it.
> you shouldn't be using a toy as a tool
Thanks. Great advice. You're very helpful, maybe you should seek a career as a Bastard-Operator-From-Hell. I am required to use Windows to run one piece of (bad) software that is only available on Windows.
Windows is my tool. I use it to work. I don't want a damn eBook store or ads on my desktop or a touch interface that I can't touch at my desktop. It's like someone put a f**ing little LCD screen in the head of my hammer that shows me ads while I pound nails.
and let slip the dogs of war!\n\r
What really gets me is how most of the time I insert the USB connector correctly only on the THIRD try. That's proof of hyperdimensional geometry right there...
It's times like this that I'm happy my work's IT department is mildly incompetent. We just finished the Windows 7 rollout last year and they're still patting themselves on their backs.
Figure that by the time they are ready to go to the next version of Windows I'll be retired.
>The worst thing my TV can do if hacked is stop working completely and forever.
Or turn into part of a botnet attacking other peoples websites. Maybe you're on a metered connection and you'll go over your bandwidth quota.
Oh, and maybe you have one of those smart TVs that responds to voice commands and can be turned into a listening device.
Maybe the firmware settings like to reset themselves on the TV every 6 months so it starts looking for the nearest open wireless to connect to.
"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet." "Now why didn't I think of that?" -- Post Bros. Comics