Last week (and just in time for any big holiday buying you plan on doing), David Carnoy who works over at one of ZDNet's sister organizations (within CNET) published what he's calling the final word on 720p vs. 1080p: the two "competing" resolutions for high definition (HD) television.
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With Web 2.0 being the rage that it is, Web-based productivity software from the likes of Google, Zoho, and WebEx appears to be getting all the buzz while Microsoft which has so far eschewed the idea of a Web-based offering.
Earlier this week, I shared with you a video of Amazon's Kindle ebook reader in a crashed state. It was my first Kindle bug (brought on by an attempt to connect it to my PC via USB).
This is a replay of a conversation with my father who spent most of his life as a media executive (though not with any company that I've ever worked for).Dad: Oh, you have the Kindle?
In case you missed the episode of the Dan & David Show that my colleague Dan Farber and I recorded this past Tuesday (early, because Dan is off to Taipei), one of the news bits we discussed was Adobe's 90 percent price drop on its high-end Flash Media Server. It wasn't until we brought the topic up in the middle of the podcast that the ramifications of that price drop really hit me.
Like Apple's iPods and the iTunes Music Store (iTMS) from which they can so effortlessly acquire their content, the transparency of the automation and infrastructure that makes Amazon's Kindle work so effortlessly with the Amazon.com Web site is a marvel in terms of the user experience.
For those of you who have been around long enough to experience some of the earlier PDAs based on flash memory like Palm's initial Pilot and later, devices like the iPaq that were based on Microsoft's PocketPC operating system, then you'll remember what a drag it sometimes was when those devices became so inoperable that you had to issue what is known as a hard reset to return them to a functioning state.
Last week, after interviewing most of the players involved in a controversy regarding the future of the OpenDocument Format (a controversy mostly...
Today, Adobe announced the third versions of its two Flash Media Servers: Flash Media Interactive Server 3 and Flash Media Streaming Server 3. While the two servers represent a range of improvements to both products, the most significant of those improvements are the built-in support for H.
As you can see from this past Friday's "unboxing" video, I received for review a Kindle ebook from Amazon. In that video (and its accompanying blog post), I had some initial thoughts on the Kindle and now that a full weekend has passed I have a lot more to say.