Vol 22 - Issue 30


19 Million Households Use DTT Platform in UK

by Bob Raikes

Digitag said that the DTT platform is the most important television delivery platform in the UK and is used by approximately 75% of households. According to Digital UK, the platform will continue to offer …

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Pay TV Booms in DACH

by Bob Raikes

The Association of Commercial Broadcasters and Audiovisual Services in Germany (VPRT) has said that new record figures were achieved in the German Pay TV market. Revenues reached €2.05 billion in Germany, €2.2 billion in …

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Pay TV Subscribers

US TV Business Continues to Change

by Norbert Hildebrand

For some time now, the TV business in the US has been changing. Discussion of cable/cord cutting or cable/cord shaving (downgrading pay TV service) is affecting all areas of the home entertainment industry. The …

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Mobile Payments: Awareness High, but Interest is Stagnant

by Tom Allen

Apple’s smartphone payment system – Apple Pay – was quietly launched in the UK in mid-July. Is it just a matter of time before we are all using smartphones as a digital wallet? Not …

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How Augmented Reality Becomes a Household Staple

by Norbert Hildebrand

When we talk about AR, as in augmented reality, we typically mean some kind of head mounted display that allows us to experience a complete new way of computer interaction. The term ‘augmented reality’ …

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TriDef SmartCam is a Clever Virtual Green Screen

by Chris Chinnock

DDD, a company that has been involved with stereoscopic 3D for over 20 years, has released a new product called TriDef SmartCam. It is essentially a virtual green screen application that allows you to …

Tags:Cameras| VideoConferencing| Vol 22 - Issue 30

Look, Don’t Touch – Gaze Saves Time

by Bob Raikes

In an article in “Ergonomics in Design“, a quarterly peer-reviewed publication of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, researchers published a report on a project they undertook at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren …

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Imagining the Personal Companion of the Near Future

by Bob Raikes

Our friend, Dr Jon Peddie, sent us this article, which he sub-titled “My smartphone helps me get through the day, and night” Today’s PongThe fast developing potential for truly useful applications that can convert …

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