Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Future of Internet TV

We are already beginning to see what the future holds for Internet TV. If you miss your favorite television program you can go to the network’s website and watch the episode in its entirety that you missed. In fact, many networks are promoting the fact that you can catch up on all the episodes that you may have missed in order to be caught up on popular serial dramas such as Lost and 24. Missing one or two episodes of those programs can leave a viewer confused as to what is happening on the series and can alienate the viewer.

That, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Technology is changing at warp speed and part of the allure of internet television is that the viewers can decide when they choose to watch the programming. They no longer have to be in front of the television for “Must See TV” as they once did. That is why network executives are trying to come up with ways to make Internet TV an interactive experience for viewers and figure out how they can reap the rewards of such efforts.

Most households outfitted with cable or satellite television services are familiar with video on demand. Users can select from a list of available movies, documentaries and cartoons what they would like to view and the time that they want to watch the program. A fee is added to the service for each program that is selected. The interactive TV model would build upon the popularity of video on demand and enhance the service.

The latest advance in Internet TV is called IPTV or Internet protocol TV, also known as interactive personalized TV. It is attempting to bring television viewing to home watchers in a way that has been personalized just for the viewer. IPTV is taking advantage of mash-up technology so there are various layers of music, graphics, video and text on screen. As a viewer you can select what information you want to be displayed.

For example, there might be scrolling text shown to the viewer as he positions the remote control in a certain way that would be hooked into an entertainment database such as IMDB. The text will give the viewer an actor’s name and past movie and television credits. If the viewer was watching sports, he would be able to get access to the player’s stats. With another remote control button the viewer could find out what outfit the actor is wearing and order it for himself right from the comfort of his own recliner or sofa. Users will be able to interact through their television the way that they currently do with their computer. This functionality adds a new dimension to voting polls that so many reality television shows use today.

IPTV is currently being tested now to work out the delivery system. The programming will be delivered by network infrastructure such as a broadband device. In order for the product to become a success there will need to be sufficient infrastructure to handle the demands of the users. No one will be happy if the feeds are slow or if the picture pixilated or breaks up during the transmission. The ongoing testing will also be trying to determine the average user interest in such a service. How much would people be willing to pay in order to have interactive television?

Streaming video and live video feeds are becoming more popular, but users currently can only get this type of entertainment from the internet. After watching an episode of the reality show Big Brother, wouldn’t it be great to opt – in and buy the live video feeds to continue watching what happens in the house right from your television? The same technology will also make it possible to chat with other viewers of the video feeds. A separate device like a Sidekick that is attached wirelessly to your television would enable the viewer to chat and text each other while watching the streaming videos.

You can get a taste of online TV by putting “online TV” into any search engine. The results will be lists of online TV aggregators. The aggregators gather television programming from all over the world and allow users to watch the programs online. All videos require Windows Media Player or Quick Time real Player to be installed on your computer in order to watch the programs. If you were curious to see what a news programming from Vietnam or Italy looks like, you can watch it from your computer.

Online TV allows you to choose which programs you are interested in from a variety of different ways. You can select programming by country of interest or genre. Genres consist of cartoons, children’s shows, games, drama, comedies, humor, news, and adult programming. Big players in online movie programming are Hula. Hula is a joint venture of NBC and News Corp. Full length prime time television shows are available to watch for free as are full length major motion pictures. The site generates revenue by the advertising it runs. It is free to all viewers who live in the United States.

Television networks are embracing the Internet. The CBS network signed an agreement with YouTube to show various clips of their programs on the popular social network site and have reported an increase in network television viewing since the clips have hit YouTube. The network is reaching viewers that they have not been able to reach before.

Television is starting to embrace the model of operation similar to the music industry. A recording artists releases his album and all of the songs are available to the public should they decide to listen to the music whenever they wanted to hear it. Television networks have been operating on the network’s programming schedule and not the television viewers schedule. That is about to change with the advances that are being made with IPTV. You won’t have to wait a whole week to see the next installment of The Office. The series will be out in there as video on demand is now for viewers to decide to watch whenever they choose.

Stewardship, Technology, And The Church

When it comes to stewardship and technology in the church where do you draw the line? At what point do you say yes to new technology and at what point is it a waste of money? Will someones eternal destiny really be determined by the type of microphone a singer uses? Will the lumens and contrast ratio of your projector really bring someone lasting peace? Will the quality of the lighting allow Gods Spirit to do what He pleases in someones heart? I have wrestled with these questions and more in my 18 years of ministry.

I started running my church sound system when I was in high school. I never had formal education in that area but my dad had volunteered in the sound booth when he saw that it was too much for the custodian to handle by himself. No one should have to do it every week with no break. I hung around enough to become familiar with where the cords get plugged in and what the knobs and faders did. Within a couple of years I was running the sound system myself for two of the church’s three services on Sunday.

In my next church I started experimenting with theatrical lighting. The budget for this was $100 per month but I was rarely allowed to spend it. It just wasn’t the top priority for a new church. As people saw what I was able to do with lighting they saw more of a need for it. It really can set a mood. When the lighting is just right you just stop and admire the beauty of it all and praise the God that made it possible. But enough about sunsets and full moons, lets get back to sound. As I write this on my laptop on my backyard swing I am enjoying the happy sounds of my kids playing, the trickling of water in a nearby garden pond, and a neighbor mowing the lawn. Well, two out of three isn’t bad.

When the sound is clear and loud enough, but not too loud, it is very enjoyable. The message, either spoken or sung, doesn’t get lost as easily when there are no distractions. Quality sound reinforcement is necessary in larger rooms. Jesus didn’t use an amplifier, so why should we? Jesus also didnt use a telephone. I guess we should get rid of those too, huh? There are many technical tools that enhance our ability to get a message delivered, whether the audience is in the room or on the Internet. Some of these tools are being used very creatively and effectively in the church to enhance the mood and create a receptive attitude in the listener. But have we gone too far? Is the message second place to the delivery of that message? Are the technical tools of ministry becoming technical toys used for enjoyment?

Can we justify spending $500 for a microphone when a $400 microphone will sound the same to 95% of the audience? Could we feed a hungry family with the difference? Can we justify a $5000 moving light fixture when two $2000 units will do almost as much? Could you pay someones medical bill with the difference? Are we called to be different from our world, or the same?

I love technology. I love the things it can do. I love good quality sound and lighting. I love to edit videos and wow an audience, mix it with the right music and touch people emotionally. I love the feelings that technology can bring out. But I love people more. I love Jesus more. Where your money is your heart will be also. I challenge all churches to consider doing this: For every dollar you spend on technology, put a dollar in the benevolence fund to take care of the needy. When we truly meet the needs of people in all areas of their lives the feeling they get on Sunday just may last longer than the final song, the last lighting cue, or the ending PowerPoint slide.

It all comes down to balance. When technology is used in the church the results can bring people closer to God. Or it can bring people closer to technology. Like a loaded gun, technology can bring a good result or a bad result depending on who uses it and for what purpose. Make sure you understand what the technology will do and why you need it before spending the money. If it will enhance your praise and worship of God then it is good stewardship. If it helps you meet the needs of people it is good stewardship. Remember to keep all things in balance. As Ryan Hodges said in Church Production Magazine, Good stewardship isn’t about how much money you save, but how much money you don’t waste.

How Information Technology Has Affected The Job Market

It is has probably come to no surprise to many people how technology has improved so much over the last decade and how much impact technology has affected us with our everyday lives. There are thousands of new computers and laptops launched into the market nearly every day making laptops or computers bought the previous six months or a year ago out of date. With the companies determination to be better than the other and consumer standards being pickier, it is no wonder why this industry is doing so well.

Every new technology requires expert knowledge, skills and experience in the making. Without people wanting to learn and challenge new ideas, it is highly unlikely that technology would become what it is today. Within this thriving industry, companies are constantly recruiting for people with the knowledge and experience to assist them with their development and efficiency. New technology not only has led to people being able to try and learn and gain this new knowledge, schools, colleges and universities have also incorporated IT modules within their syllabus and programmes.

There are more and more people wanting to learn this new knowledge therefore encouraging people to study again. There are several thousand information technology jobs advertised across the job market with several different job types to choose from. There are so many different subjects that can be learnt, some being more difficult than others. Roles which require specialist knowledge within a certain area, can find salaries fetching as far as 50,000+ per annum.

Not only has information technology created hundreds of thousands of jobs, it has made many peoples lives easier. There are new IT jobs being created every day with many more companies deciding to open up their services online, creating even more jobs. Information technology is now a permanent phenomenon there will be never ending job opportunities and new technology being launched that things will only improve for the better.

As long as people are willing to learn and take up new skills and knowledge, the opportunities available within the job market is endless. There isnt anything that people cannot learn and train, providing someone is willing to teach and there are training available, therefore IT is definitely the way forward.

Jura Coffee Machines – Simply Sound in Technology.

Our society is based around automated technology. Within the sphere of coffee machines, the Jura range is highly rated as performers within both functionality and taste.

Coffee has many roles in everyday life, from waking you up in the morning to relaxing you in the office. It can aid you in dealings with your clients, putting them at ease. In the evenings, you can drink coffee as a stimulant to quickly wake you up and keep yourself fresh.

There are a large variety of coffee machines on the market at the moment, however connoisseurs opt for the Jura coffee machine range for specific reasons. Jura are acknowledged internationally for providing superb roast and blend facilities. When the machines go through the intricate process of grinding the coffee beans to the pouring of the coffee, you will be able to smell the rich aroma that is released in the quick and efficient process. The integrated brewing units that are in the Jura coffee machines have been designed using sophisticated technology. It is this part that releases the aroma that is one of the most well-known smells in the world.

The Jura coffee range has machines suitable for every area – whether it is business, commercial or domestic. From small footprint to large heavy duty commercial machines Jura have the perfect machine fit for the purpose that you are seeking. It is not just the purpose of the task however; it also depends on the type of coffees that you are wanting to create. As the technology in the Jura machines are programmable so that they are simple to use, it is easy to use one of the preset coffee creation functions to create one of over thirty different types of coffee by the touch of a button.

One of the most popular Jura coffee machines is the Jura Giga X7. This is a professional commercial coffee machines that is simple and easy to use. At just the touch of a button, you can create a perfect coffee, with or without milk from a latte to an espresso. With an intelligent LCD display and intuitive rotary wheel, just by following the on-screen directions you can have a professional coffee within the matter of seconds. If you are not happy with the consistency or milk ratio, it is also very easy to change at the flick of the wheel to your desired preference. There are many other features that have been designed to make the experience of using a Jura coffee machine more simple. The Jura’s adjustable coffee spout has been designed to accommodate all standard sizes of cup, and the twin ends may be placed together or apart if you desire to create two coffees at the same time.

There are many other types of coffee machine that rivals the specialised high-end bean to cup machines. Instant vending machines can give cost-affordable cups, however we strongly believe that at the same area of price you can create a high-street quality coffee in the same time.

Integrity of Internet and Print media

Media owns its perpetual existence from time immemorial, It seems to stretch itself to the horizon to merge with the infinite. With novel technical innovations it assumes different forms and will continue undoubtfully with its immortal existence with the growing yearn for a glimpse of in formations and changes; a twin with news from the womb of occurrences. The most common form of media is the print media, which exists from the age-old times, and the electronic media, which could be termed as one of the offshoots of digital revolution that science, and technology has humanity gifted with.

Since the print media owes its emergence to antiquity it is subjected to physicality which involves a lot of materials like wood pulp and plastic in its making, whereas the electronic media is digitally designed. The advent of the Internet as the word implies its meaning ‘international networking’ suggests effective news transmission. A new day dawned without a newspaper fails in commencing with the striking of the right chord. The intervention of the Internet is not that good a deterrent so as to curb the circulation of the existing newspapers and not to ignore, the birth of new ones. In fact newspaper reading could be termed as an undying habit

The mushrooming of news portals on the Internet has resulted in the instantaneous accessibility to the readers. Fresh updates of details keeps the readers well informed of the current occurrences. Another vital factor is that the news portals are not subjugated to space restraint where as the print media is bound to a crisp display of facts owing to the space occupied by the advertisements, as they owe their existence to them excepting a few well-established ones. The print media has to also watch out on its accuracy, as immediate revision is not possible. On the other hand the news portals enjoys flexibility in the revision of the content.

How Precision Engineering Makes Tomorrow’s Technology Gadgets Smaller

Todays technology products are dependant on high precision manufacturing processes and machines. For technology products to remain at the forefront of their industries precision engineering must deliver exceptional results. Whether it involves small devices for the medical, automotive, communication or aerospace sectors precision engineering companies play a crucial role in the sectors advancement.

Investment in machinery as well as the latest Wire EDM technology has ensured that companies like RST Engineering deliver quality production on time and to budget. Wire EDM machine capabilities provide high work capacity with increased removal rates and accuracy, CNC Machining services include the production of complex electrodes and tooling, and Spark Erosion machinery enables experienced operators to spark difficult materials such as titanium, copper and tungsten.

Quality precision engineering experts RST have worked on components and tooling for F1 teams delivering exceptionally tight tolerance components with multiple operations to very short time scales. Delivering components to a high specification with full traceability for applications relies on the latest precision engineering technology, expertise and machinery.

RST has worked on a number of components including spark eroding small internal gears to a high tolerance, the manufacture of sagittal saw blades and drive shafts, bearing housing and friction jaws.

In the medical sector it is necessary to produce advanced power instrument solutions for todays exacting surgical procedures, each tool must be precise, reliable and meet rigorous international quality requirements. RST have the experience, knowledge and investment to provide a quality service.

Mechanical and manufacturing engineers, designers, research and development engineers provide the human expertise in manufacturing extremely small components accurately and on a repeatable scale. The latest machinery and technology undertakes the work.

Tomorrows high quality products and gadgets will continue to benefit from the challenges facing high precision engineering and those companies willing to invest in the latest machinery and technology. Precision engineering, quality Wire EDM, CNC Machining, Spark Erosion Services and companies with skill and experience provide innovative solutions to ensure our technology gadgets continue getting smaller and smaller.

Brainwave Technology, Unleashing Your Infinite Potential

Recently, science has progressed in the area of human technology. More has been learned about the brain and its potential in the last couple of decades than in the last century. With this advancement in human science, an explosion of possibilities has arisen. Simple technological advances that will improve human outcomes and potentials are on the rise and will be helping to create a quality of life never before known in human history.

One of these human tech-sciences is brainwave technology. This audio technology allows your mind to reconfigure itself simply, easily and efficiently. A private research company out of Australia called Neuro Vector discovered how brainwave synchronization functions. They then utilized revolutionary information in addition to sound technology to help conquer stress, negative thoughts, depression and low self-esteem. This is absolutely safe and focuses on an organic treatment that does not entail drugs of any kind.

What they found was that while using the audio technology, electrical activity in your brain aligns with the recorded brain activities of people who spent decades training their minds to attain a higher state of consciousness. When using brainwave synchronization audio technology as instructed, you will effect long-lasting and profound changes in the structure and function of your nervous system.

This powerful and revolutionary technology will lead you to do more, be more and enjoy more, simply by changing your mind. This is apparent in so many biographies and in myriad descriptions of ordinary people who accomplished the seemingly impossible. You will have more personal liberation and spiritual growth beyond anything you currently know and beyond your imagination.

Neuro Vector, while studying human technology, created a practical and effective way to shorten the strenuous and complex journey to attaining the winning mental state of remarkable people by simply understanding that most individuals brain activities remain limited to certain areas of the brain. This is the part of the brain that is characteristic of the self-defeating mental and emotional states to which most people have become compulsively and physiologically dependent upon.

By using brainwave synchronization, your brain’s electrical activity (brainwave) becomes widespread throughout the brain, creating new neural pathways which stimulate new thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The audio technology synchronizes the listener’s brainwave activity to the recorded patterns of genius individuals; taking the listener to higher states of consciousness within minutes, and with prolonged use, these higher states of performance become long-lasting.

Neuro Vectors extensive MEG/brainwave tests offer clear and objective verification regarding the speed and efficacy of this new technology when compared to traditional binaural products. The technology allows you to be immersed in and experience the mind of a genius, someone with exceptional intellectual ability, dazzlingly skilled and exceptionally creative. The creation of new neural pathways is shown in brain imaging studies and allows for faster communication between neurons in the brain. This increased brain activity equates to more “processing power” in the brain (increased IQ).

Brainwave synchronization uses soothing pulsating beats that you can listen to via your headset. These carefully researched waves that are emitted in the form of beats will help you enhance your ability to focus and relax. Neuro Vector technology connects both hemispheres of your brain and increases your intelligence while meditating deeper than a Zen monk. While in this state, you will experience pain relief, increased creativity, reduced blood pressure and decreased cravings for addictions.

Understanding how the brain works is one of the most powerful sciences we can invest in. The small investment of time you make to reconfigure your neural pathways in order to power up your human abilities, while at the same time no longer being plagued by unhealthy mental habits, is the future. It is fast, effective and inexpensive yet has profound results. It is having the advantage, becoming all that you can be and no longer being taken out of your life by a self-sabotaging thought. Demanding and having a superior quality of life and happiness is every human beings birthright.

Imagine what would happen to your childrens grades, level of happiness and focus if you could simply rewire their brains to achieve maximum outcomes now. That science and technology are here now and are the future. You can enjoy the benefits of brainwave technology right now.