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  • ECU Technician Constructs Reality Sandbox

    November 12, 2014

    A new piece of technology has made its debut at East Carolina University and is changing an entire school’s curriculum. The device is called the Augmented Reality Sandbox (ARS). The ARS is a combination of machines and software which projects color-coordinated, topographic lines onto a sand surface in real time....

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    www.theeastcarolinian.com
  • Life after television

    November 12, 2014

    In 1995, at a time when Pay-TV was just beginning its roll out in Australia, the ABC Science program Hot Chips reported on a very different vision of the future of television. In an effort to prepare for the digital revolution, US cable giant Time Warner was in the process of connecting 4000 homes in Orlando,...

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    www.abc.net.au
  • SMPTE Publishes AXF Standard

    September 23, 2014

    SMPTE published a standard that codifies the Archive eXchange Format (AXF). An IT-centric file container that can encapsulate any number and type of files in a fully self-contained and self-describing package, AXF supports interoperability among disparate content storage systems and ensures content's long-term...

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    www.openaxf.org
  • SanDisk beats rivals to 512GB SD card -- at a whopping $800

    September 16, 2014

    SanDisk has just broken a new record with the largest-capacity SD card ever unveiled. Revealed on Thursday at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, the new SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card offers a hefty 512 gigabytes of storage space. This far surpasses the capacity of the current crop...

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    www.cnet.com
  • Physicists find a new way to push electrons around

    September 16, 2014

    When moving through a conductive material in an electric field, electrons tend to follow the path of least resistance - which runs in the direction of that field. But now physicists at MIT and the University of Manchester have found an unexpectedly different behavior under very specialized conditions - one that...

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    www.yumanewsnow.com
  • Tera in our midst: New picture emerges

    September 16, 2014

    New research into terahertz radiation could lead to light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects, with applications in fields as diverse as mobile communications, medical imaging, chemical sensing, night vision, and security.

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    www.spectroscopynow.com
  • Why Image Recognition Is the Tech World’s ‘Next Big Thing’

    September 16, 2014

    As social networks, apps, and websites strive to make the most of the vast amounts of data users share with them, and deliver smarter, better services to the people who use them, there’s one approach that many of them have in common. It draws on methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and in just a...

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    wallstcheatsheet.com
  • Google Cloud Enters the Movie Business

    September 1, 2014

    Movie special effects artists will be able to call upon the vast resources of the Google Cloud Platform for their time-consuming rendering processes now that the Internet search giant acquired Zync Inc. Rendering is the frame-by-frame process of taking all the digital information of a video production, including...

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    virtualizationreview.com
  • The liquid hard drive that could store a terabyte of data in a tablespoon of fluid

    August 5, 2014

    A team of materials science researchers from the US may have just made the first breakthrough that could make so-called “soft matter” a viable data storage medium — at some incredible storage densities, too. According to the new research, microscopic particles suspended in liquid could be used to encode the same 1s...

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    www.extremetech.com
  • New display tech corrects for bad eyesight, makes reading glasses a thing of the past

    August 5, 2014

    The gadgets of the future might be able to compensate for your crummy vision so you can leave the reading glasses on the desk. A prototype system developed by University of California, Berkeley uses your optical prescription to tailor the image on a screen to your eyes, essentially counteracting what the optics of...

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    www.extremetech.com
  • The Data Centers of Tomorrow Will Use the Same Tech Our Phones Do

    August 5, 2014

    The mobile revolution has spread beyond the mini supercomputers in our hands all the way to the datacenter. With our expanded use of smartphones comes increased pressure on servers to help drive these devices: The activity we see everyday on our phones is a mere pinhole view into all that’s happening behind the...

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    www.wired.com
  • The Netflix effect: how binge watching is changing television

    July 30, 2014

    With the advent and mass adoption of on-demand portals like Netflix, Lovefilm and Spotify we've all been given the keys to the proverbial Chocolate Factory and boy have we gorged ourselves silly like an insatiable army of Augustus Gloops.

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    www.techradar.com
  • 4K TV broadcasts are on the way but there are problems ahead

    July 30, 2014

    BBC's ambitious trial to deliver 4K live, simultaneously via DTT over the air and the Internet, appeared to have been a resounding success, but there are problems ahead for 4K.

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    www.techradar.com
  • Amazon’s cloud price war with Google is starting to hurt

    July 30, 2014

    Amazon made a big price cut in late March to counter aggressive pricing from Google, with service price declines up to 65%. Customers loved it, with usage increasing 90% year-over-year, Amazon said today on its earnings call. But revenue growth took a hit as a result.

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    getprismatic.com
  • EU funds project to boost European cloud computing market

    July 25, 2014

    A European Union-funded project called Cloudcatalyst has been set up to assess the current cloud computing market in Europe, identify barriers to cloud adoption and provide tools to boost its growth in the region.

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    www.computerweekly.com
  • The unintended consequences of the data boom: ageing data

    July 25, 2014

    Data is central to every technology we touch, and as we go about our daily lives we consume and generate data at an incredible rate. Even something as simple as paying for lunch in a café with a debit card generates data. Recently, the volumes of data that we're producing has exploded, so we're no longer talking...

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    www.techradar.com
  • AVPreserve Releases Fixity v0.4 for Mac and Windows

    July 10, 2014

    AVPreserve announces the release of Fixity version 0.4, our free, open-source file monitoring application. This release is exciting because after months of development and testing it now offers support for 64-bit Mac OSX systems, greatly increasing the usability of this tool.

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    www.avpreserve.com
  • Our single market is crying out for copyright reform

    July 2, 2014

    Today the debate about information, innovation, and intellectual property can be complex, personal, and heated. Our duty as lawmakers is to find a balance between creators and the justified interests of society. Yet that balance is changing. Transforming technology is changing how people use and re-use information....

  • Digital Preservation Awards 2014

    July 1, 2014

    There is just one month remaining until the Digital Preservation Awards 2014 deadline for entries on 28th July 2014. Created in 2004 to raise awareness about digital preservation, the Digital Preservation Awards are the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations that have made...

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Saving The Sounds Of America

    June 25, 2014

    We've been able to record sound for over 125 years, but many of the recordings that have been made in that time are in terrible shape. Many more, even recordings made in the past 10 years, are in danger because rapid technological changes have rendered their software obsolete. So Wednesday, the Library of Congress...

  • 4 Universities Partner to Launch Unizin, a New Online Platform

    June 24, 2014

    Unizin, the latest in a gathering force of online education platforms, aims to help universities share their content and analytics while maintaining rights.

  • Library of Congress Identifies Recommended Formats for Long-Term Preservation

    June 23, 2014

    The Library of Congress today released a set of recommended formats for a broad spectrum of creative works, ranging from books to digital music, to inform the Library’s acquisition practices. The format recommendations will help ensure the Library’s collections processes are considering and maximizing the long-term...

  • AVPreserve Releases New Free Preservation Planning Tool

    June 19, 2014

    AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of our Cost of Inaction Calculator, a free online tool that helps organisations analyse the implications of varying levels of preservation actions when dealing with legacy audiovisual collections. 

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    coi.avpreserve.com
  • 2.805.000 Euros Funding for Future Memory Standards!

    June 12, 2014

    The PREFORMA call for tender has been published on June 12th, 2014. Proposal submission deadline: August 12th, 2014. Budget: 2.805.000 EUR. PREFORMA aims to establish a set of tools and procedures for gaining full control over the technical properties of digital content intended for long-term preservation by memory...

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    www.preforma-project.eu
  • National Archives departure impacts broad community

    June 10, 2014

    The National Archives in Anchorage is closing its doors to researchers in less than two weeks, despite impassioned pleas by historians and researchers. But they aren’t the only ones who use the stacks of historical records.

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    www.alaskapublic.org

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