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Television is an illusion

Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and today’s broadcast formats are heavily dependent on the decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s. In this article we look at video lines, why we still need them, and how they relate to video frames. A television image is made up of video frames,…

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Surviving the Early Adoption to IP

      Surviving the Early Adoption to IP by Gary Olson, GHO Group The broadcast TV industry has endured many technological changes. The move to IP is but the latest challenge for engineers. Image: YouTube. Broadcasters now find themselves on one side of a digital gap. On one side we have SDI, the other…

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Jaron Lanier’s Journey into VR

By Kent Bye Jaron Lanier is a pioneer of the first commercially-available virtual reality systems with his VPL Research Inc startup that was founded in 1984. He has written a memoir called Dawn of the New Everything about his life leading up to and during his transition from a country hippie hacker to a over-stressed…

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The Robots Are Coming and Sweden is fine.

GARPENBERG, Sweden — From inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job here at the New Boliden mine. He’s fine with it. Sweden’s famously generous social welfare system makes this a place not prone to…