Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts
WASHINGTON — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.
The battle has moved out of viewers’ living rooms, where Americans once marveled at their ability to pop a cassette into a recorder and capture their favorite programs or the sporting event they wouldn’t be home to see.
5 features an Amazon phone might offer
NEW YORK — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
Amazon hasn’t confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone. Introducing such a device would be tough in a crowded market dominated by Apple and Samsung. Even so, innovations like the Kindle Fire and Prime membership program demonstrate that the online retailing giant has a knack for using its massive size and marketing budget to capitalize on gaps in the marketplace.
Time Waster - The return of ‘Gourmet Gaming’
What did we do before someone combined chocolate and peanut butter? Macaroni and Cheese? “Gourmet Gaming” is a blog that is the sublime blending of two genres of geekery that work so well together it’s hard to imagine life without them.
Some may say that cooking is not geeky, but I would hazard that anything that can make you feel like a mad scientist or an alchemist is indeed of that realm.
UMF Pixel Hunter Video and Animation Festival kicks off arts celebration
FARMINGTON — For the seventh year in a row, a competitive selection of original student video and animation will be one of the highlights of the University of Maine at Farmington’s annual spring arts celebration. UMF’s Pixel Hunter Festival provides students with an opportunity to design creative storytelling through video and animation and to exhibit their work to a wider audience.
Pixel Hunter starts at 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the Performance Space in the Emery Community Arts Center. All arts celebration events are free and open to the public.
Tekk Briefs - April 23rd, 2014
New technology quickly connects EMMC patients with interpreter services
BANGOR – Last year, Eastern Maine Medical Center connected more than 500 patients with a free interpreter service, breaking down language barriers to ensure that patients and care providers were able to effectively communicate. In healthcare, every minute counts and a new service at EMMC uses technology to connect patients with free interpreter services much quicker. Previously, patients may have had to wait for interpreters to travel to the hospital in person.
Website CMS and Development by Links Online Marketing, LLC, Bangor Maine