HBO is reportedly in discussions with Apple to bring its hit TV shows to iTunes, at a price of more than $2 per episode. That would mean that Apple's long-running stance that every TV show on the iTunes store would cost $1.99, no more and no less, would effectively be thrown out the window.
10 personal questions and 10 personal answers from Ryan Petersen, Chief
Executive Officer of OCZ Technology. OCZ Technology was founded in 2000
and is best known for its performance memory devices and power supply
units. The company also announced to soon release its “Neural Impulse
Actuator”, a device that plays in the emerging category of
Brain-Computer Interface products. Ryan has been OCZ’s CEO since the
company’s founding in 2000, has grown the company to about 200 people
and remains the inventor or co-inventor of much of OCZ's proprietary
technology. Read on to find out how Ryan answered our questions.
The National Association of Broadcasters, which has voice numerous concerns about people not being informed of next year's digital TV switch, is now calling on George W. Bush to help inform citizens. The organization's CEO David Rehr has sent a letter to the White House, highlighting the fact that the digital TV switch is less than 300 days away.
There is an undeniable excitement that surrounds so called ultra
low-cost notebook PCs these days. The OLPC XO and the Asus Eee PC have
created another product segment between smartphones and traditional
notebooks that is not only aimed at developing countries but is finding
many friends in saturated markets as well. But despite the initial
enthusiasm, these notebooks will not become “blockbusters”, but are
likely to remain “secondary computing devices,” IDC believes.
The Chinese government is chastising several
online providers, including Google maps, for providing “illegal”
satellite imagery of the country and neighboring islands. Min Yiren,
the deputy director of China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping
(SBSM), says as many as 10,000 online maps are illegal and publish
sensitive information or incorrectly depict national borders.
If you're looking for that rare album from the '70s and don't want to spend a fortune on Ebay, Amazon's "CreateSpace" service may have the answer for you. The custom CD company announced this week that it has teamed up with EMI Music and Sony BMG, two labels usually up for starting new trends in the digital age, to bring out-of-print albums back in full glory.
In supercomputing, the sky is the limit, literally. In an effort to
enable more credible global climate change predictions, researchers
from UC Berkeley believe that the way to go is a new kind of cloud
supercomputer that includes 20 million processors delivering a peak
performance of 200 PFlops to simulate 1-km scale climate models. At the
same time, this proposed system would not require a power plant all for
itself. How that is possible you ask? These guys are looking into
ultra-efficient embedded RISC CPUs.
Several months after pulling its content from Apple's iTunes store, NBC has decided to post TV shows to Apple's direct competitor at Microsoft's Zune Marketplace, a move that can't be seen as anything other than a direct insult to Apple. Apple and NBC came into a heated battle when NBC wanted to offer varied pricing structures for its video content but Apple refused. NBC became the first video provider to not renew its iTunes contract.