Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Intel wants to replace USB per fiber optic

Light Peak is the code name for a new optical fiber technology that Intel will want to replace interfaces such as USB.

Intel introduced at IDF in San Francisco, a new optical technology designed to connect electronic devices. The Light Peak provides a maximum bandwidth of 10 gigabits per second, with the potential to grow to 100 gigabits per second over the next decade.

This type of speed which, according to Intel, download a Blu-ray in less than 30 seconds.

The technology has enough potential. Allows you to use thinner cables that take up less space and use multiple protocols on the same cable. Thus, one can connect different types of peripherals, desktops or workstations, among many others, the same cable.

According to Intel, the chip controller and optical module that underlie this technology should be ready for sale as early as 2010.

Alluding to the time it may take until the Light Peak become a popular standard, the PC Pro paraphrased David "Dadi" Perlmutter, Intel's, which the IDF said that "some OEMs will use this technology in the next year or in 2011 ... But look what time it took USB to become popular.

Trying to stop piracy may be more expensive to ignore it

British ISPs argue that they have more damage to combat piracy than the record companies have today.

The British ISPs are claiming that they have more damage to combat piracy than the record companies have today. The damage, they say, will be almost twice the alleged loss of the music industry if anti-piracy mechanisms are implemented.

Since sharing files over the Web was simple, the entertainment industry engages in a never-ending battle against piracy. According to BIS, the largest conglomerate of the British Phonographic Industry, in 2008 there was a loss of 180 million euros, and in 2009 will be 200 million. Based on these figures the BPI claiming the government's actions, who have analyzed the model using Three Strikes Law on combating piracy, suspending access to the Internet for infringements of copyright on three occasions.

But now the demonstrators - and the opposite position - are Internet service providers. According to the website Ars Technica, the British ISPs are against the anti-piracy laws because they entail a loss of EUR 1 million per day, between losing customers and infrastructure costs. So, have a loss of around 365 million euros, almost double what is today the British Phonographic Industry.

The site quotes a director of British Telecom, John Petter, chief of the division of consumer services at home. Petter said in an interview with Mirror.co.uk, the government's plan to force ISPs to spy on its customers is doomed to failure, but only after you have wasted millions of pounds. "It will be a war of cat and mouse, as the athletes lock with anti-doping. The money spent will probably have very little impact because people who share files will find new ways to cover their tracks. " Even losing the war, the cost needs to be passed on to someone, and second Petter inevitably fall on the consumers themselves.

Moreover, there is the claim that the numbers used to endorse the law are not reliable. According to I4U News Site, the loss of the recording industry is impossible to calculate, since there is no way of knowing what people would buy if they had legal access to it illegally. The contrary argument, that one can download songs that already have the legal rights (to possess the LP or CD artita, for example), also weakens the claim of record.

However, as the article points out the Ars Technica, when the film industry to add their losses due to piracy in the music industry, will be more difficult for providers to put themselves in opposition to anti-piracy laws.

One in five households will have broadband connection in 2010

Study of Gartner, released the site ITPro shows that the number of households with broadband connection continues to grow and by 2010 20% of households have the technology. The number of fixed connections will increase from 282 million in 2008 to 422 million in 2010.

Among the reasons found for the growth are lower prices for computers, the migration from dial-up and broadband more affordable. Neither the global economic crisis was able to stop the expansion of broadband access.

Consumers may be reviewing their household budgets due to the crisis, but not in their plans for reducing the costs of abandonment of a broadband connection, says Amanda Sabia, principal researcher at Gartner.

The report also warns that while growth is accelerated, there is great disparity in access to technology between developed and emerging. The report said the number of households with broadband connection in rich countries exceeds that of poor countries at a ratio of 4 to 1. And this digital divide will not diminish. It is expected that the next ten years the difference remains between 50 and 54 percent.

To get an idea of inequality today, just look at the rankings released by the consultancy. The country with the highest penetration of broadband connection is to South Korea, with the percentage of 86 percent. The lowest percentage is found in Indonesia, with less than 1 percent.

According to Cisco, in its biannual Cisco Barometer of Broadband, released this month until June, the connections via broadband, mobile and fixed, reached 13.6 million in Brazil. This number represents an increase of 16% until the second half.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Isabella Rossellini want to make money with movies on the Internet

MILAN (Reuters) - The Internet is the future of experimental cinema, but it's time to make video art online to be profitable, says Isabella Rossellini.

The Italian actress, who turned Internet sensation with his short films about the sex lives of insects and marine animals, said the public works such as these is increasing, but funding remains a problem.

"The Internet offers new ways of telling stories is a mix of cinema, photography and video art. But no one finances these films," said Rossellini, 57, in a telephone interview with Reuters in New York.

Known worldwide as an actress and model, Rossellini has attracted millions of Internet and mobile phone users with its series "Green Porno" short films about the sexual behavior of flies, spiders and whales.

She wrote, directed and played the clips of one minute for the small screens of cell phones, iPods and laptops.

"The Internet is a double-edged sword," she said, speaking in Italian. "It has enormous potential for content distribution and creation of contacts. There are many advantages. The problem is that the money is spent on technology, not content."

Rossellini said he was happy to have been asked to chair the jury of a competition launched by the platform-independent Internet and cellular Babelgum to find the best and most daring video artists in the world.

Nine winners will have their videos displayed in Times Square in New York on December 17, and three will also receive cash prizes worth 30 thousand dollars.

The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini, Isabella said he is interested in experimental films for years but is now trying to find ways to convert their interest into a profitable activity.

The success of iTunes music service, Apple's recently led a new wave of discussions about whether Internet users should pay for online content, including news.

Rossellini, who made his series online with the support of actor and director Robert Redford, said that one way to finance projects would charge a small amount of Internet users.

Curious things appear in Google Earth images

At a first glance, these landscapes of Google Earth to play some may seem alien humorous. But in reality, are only the result of the trained eyes of the fans of this Internet service free of satellite images over the Internet.

The images shown are real, but look like faces or world-famous icons such as aerial photo of a labyrinth in the U.S. state of Arizona that is reminiscent of TV presenter Oprah Winfrey. Or, the image of a shadow on sand dunes in Peru that resembles the face of Jesus Christ.

Actual photos and their supposed similarities, presented Wednesday at the site of the Daily Mail, also come with a field of Massachusetts seems to have been carved in the shape of the symbol of Halloween, the pumpkin for Halloween or a photo of Rockies that resembles the image of a Canadian Indian wearing headphones.

The famous gardens of Versailles in France, seen from above, may suggest the image of the little robot Johnny Five. Or, a field in Poland that resembles the face of former President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Microsoft denies plans to buy Electronic Arts

CHIBA, Japan (Reuters) - Microsoft has no plans to buy Electronic Arts (EA), said an executive at software giant, rebutting unfounded rumors that motivated the actions of high-maker games in New York trading on Wednesday fair.

"We have no plans to acquire the EA," said corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, Phil Spencer, in an interview with Reuters on Thursday.

"They remain a very important partner for us, but without acquisitions," he added.

Spencer declined to comment on whether there were talks with Electronic Arts for a possible purchase of the company by Microsoft.

Last year, Electronic Arts - producer of popular games such as football, "Madden" - tried unsuccessfully to buy control of rival Take-Two Interactive Software.

Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., has a market value of about $ 6.5 billion and is often cited by operators as a target for acquisition by Walt Disney and Time Warner.

(Reporting by Colin Parrott and Nathan Layne)

Trimira Introduces the Identafi™ 3000 ultra for Oral Cancer Screening

I am supposed to be getting one of these newer units to try. Full report after I do. MJ

HOUSTON, TX: September 16, 2009 Houston-based Trimira™ LLC has introduced the Identafi™ 3000 ultra, an upgraded version of the small, cordless, handheld oral cancer screening device they introduced in March 2009. The ultra features enhancements such as nickel-plating, double the auto-fluorescent power, and both hardware and software upgrades. The device uses a three-wavelength optical illumination and visualization system to allow dental professionals to catch early cancers not visible to the naked eye.

The Identafi 3000 ultra features the same proprietary, patented multi-spectral light wavelengths as the popular Identafi 3000. A study published in the May 2009 issue of Cancer Prevention Research found that the excitation wavelength delivered by the Identafi 3000 (and Identafi 3000 ultra) is optimal for discriminating between neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions. New diodes deliver twice the auto-fluorescent power to further improve visualization.

The Identafi 3000 ultra uses three different wavelengths of light to excite oral tissue in distinct and unique ways. Biochemical changes can be observed with fluorescence, while morphological changes can be observed with reflectance. This multiple wavelength technology identifies abnormal tissue with more accuracy than a single color wavelength.

Nickel plating has been added to the Identafi 3000 ultra to boost electrical conductivity, improve durability, and provide a smoother feel. Trimira has also made hardware and software upgrades to maximize the device’s performance.

The Identafi 3000 ultra is supported by a national team of trained sales representatives and is available through most major U.S. dental dealers.

TRIMIRA LLC is a subsidiary of Remicalm LLC, a privately held medical diagnostic and imaging device company. Other subsidiaries are working on screening and diagnostic devices for skin, cervical, gastrointestinal, and bladder cancers. Remicalm's core technologies are based on high-speed, high-resolution capabilities from its patented optical processing technology platforms and include the ability to read metabolic and physiologic differences in diseased and healthy tissue in the human body. For more information, go to www.trimira.net or call 888-984-9525.