Is Flash Dead?

Scobleizer: Developers not including Flash in their future web plans any longer.

“Google Says Goodbye To Internet Explorer 6

“Google announces that it will be phasing out support for Internet Explorer 6.

Google Camera Used To Charge Vancouver Property Owner With Illegal Tree Removal

Treehuggers rejoice as Google camera catches Vancouver property owner who is charged with illegally axing trees.

Mitsubishi Purportedly Has 149 Inch OLED TV On Way!

Mitsubishi is purportedly planning to unveil a 149-inch OLED TV at ISE 2010.

Samsung Sees DRAM Prices 30% Higher

Samsung sees strong global PC sales in the fourth quarter sending DRAM prices up as much as 30%.

PVR Use In Canada Growong Dramatically

PVR use in Canada will grow from 9% in 2008 to 42% by the end of this year.

Opposition to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Opposition to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is galvanizing consumer and civil liberties groups. A number of organizations launch a joint declaration of war on ACTA, which they say threatens the fundamental freedoms of the people living in member countries.

Blame It On The Internet: Survival Methods Required For Canadian Broadcast Industry

Toronto consultant Alan Sawyer tells an Interactive Ontario panel on the future of Canadian broadcasting that an “Influx of U.S. content will dwarf or obliterate Canadian media industry unless survival methods taken”.

The Rediscovery Of Over-The-Air TV

Randy Hoffner feels that consumers are “rediscovering” free over-the-air HDTV despite the FUD of the cable industry. He also notes that “This trend is not popular with cable companies, of course. The Times article quotes one cable company spokesman, for Time Warner Cable, trying to generate some FUD by saying, “There are always risks involved with going over-the-air or using an antenna to receive a digital picture, mainly because digital airwaves are not as forgiving as analog airwaves and are always subject to interference.” Risks aside, it has been this viewer’s experience that off-air reception of DTV signals is considerably better, in some problem areas at least, than off-air reception of analog TV signals.” Complete article at

Heiko Sparenberg – Digital Cinema Project Manager For Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute Will Talk About “Immersive Media” At Hollywood Post Alliance Annual Tech Retreat

Fraunhofer’s 180 degree Stereoscopic Panorama Camera Rig

Heiko Sparenberg, Digital Cinema Project Manager for Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute will talk about “immersive media,” a panoramic application that records from multiple directions at the same time so that viewers control where they look. The publicly funded research project, called PRIME, enabled its creation of a multi-layered approach to the process.

The show will also feature Fraunhofer’s 180 degree Stereoscopic Panorama Camera Rig and MicroHDTV Ultracompact Multiformat CMOS HDTV camera can be used for cinema and broadcast applications (there are minor differences in the housing depending on the application). Its Digital Cinema Package (DCP) software, specifically the easyDCP Creator and easyDCP Player, create and play back stereoscopic signals on a standard PC.