Police Video Is Next Step For Democracy

All police who have encounters with the public should wear body cams, and they should be on all the time.

2015: Will Cable’s Mega-Merger Create Home Automation’s Biggest Brother?

Unfinished business from last year: The U.S. government’s approval of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time-Warner.

CES 2012: New Display, Imaging and Connectivity

CES 2012 was filled with new display and imaging and TV technology, at both the chip level and with the finished products that the convention — formerly called the Consumer Electronics Show — is all about. Here’s a sample.

Optical Sensors: Unsung Heroes of HDTV Power Efficiency

Television manufacturers face mounting pressure to improve the energy efficiency of TVs.

Android Market Comes to TV

The ultimate merger of portable and home-based entertainment, with no distinction between them, took a step closer to completion earlier this week with the introduction of Google TV 2.0, which now brings the Android apps store to the TV screen.

Selectable Output Control: Hollywood Wins, U.S. Consumers Lose

For designers of set-top boxes selectable output control is hardly a technical challenge, but there’s inevitably something a bit deceptive about all this.

MHL: The Next Mobile Video Connection?

MHL — the Mobile High Definition Link — is positioning itself to be the next big thing to hit smartphones.

PS3 Loses Linux: Consumers and Software “Upgrades”

Disguised as a “software upgrade” manufacturers of consumer electronics equipment routinely change the functionality of devices that have already been bought.

Is 3DTV An Experiment?

Most of the money that has been poured into home 3D technology and programming services has been subsidized by hardware vendors and packaged content (Blu-ray Discs) vendors.

Very Fast Frame Rate Video Returns to TV

“Time Warp,” a program that originally aired on Discovery Channel in 2008 is now returning this week on The Science Channel.

Panasonic: 3D to Dominate NAB

The professional-grade 3D camcorder they unveiled at CES in January — but didn’t let anyone play with — now has both a price and a model number.

Can LPD Pick Up Where SED Left Off?

SED was too big a tease to let go of — the dream lives on.

Apple’s iPad Press Release

Here, unfiltered, unedited, and un-commented on is the official Apple iPad press release

Huge 4K Displays Among CES Highlights

The biggest highlights — speaking literally — included huge new 4K resolution displays from Panasonic and LG.

California Limits TV Power Consumption for 2011 and Beyond

Despite protests from the consumer electronics industry, California adopted the toughest energy efficiency standards in the U.S. for new DTV sets.

U.S. Citizens’ Photos Used for Facial Recognition Dragnet

In the future, will every minor law become vigorously and effectively enforced once it becomes technically possible to do so using face recognition technology?