Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads
My local OTA channels are just as heavily compressed as the cable channels. Local stations are able to fit multiple subchannels into one regular channel, and to accomplish this, they reduce the bandwidth of the main channel. We're left with an overcompressed main channel and two amateur quality subchannels that show local ads and weather which earns the local station some extra income. It's going to get worse with everyone trying to cram more channels into their transmission medium without adding more headroom to compensate, and with so many people that can't even tell the difference between standard definition and high definition channels, the problem's never going to go away.
Some years ago, I was amazed when I went to a friend's house who had analog cable. This was before digital set top boxes were mandatory, and I was blown away by the quality of his SD channels which lacked any digital compression. Today's compressed HD channels actually look the same if not worse than the SD channels from before digital compression got to where it is today.
GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Affecting Hundreds of Games
There were other options like Django, MPlayer, TEN, Kali, and Kahn. QuakeSpy/GameSpy became the dominant service.
Tesla Would Be Proud: Wireless Charging For Electric Cars Gets Closer To Reality
Not all of the power is being converted into a magnetic field. Some of it is being lost due to resistances in the circuit from cables, copper traces, and other components where it is converted to heat.
John Carmack Leaves id Software
He's the CTO for Oculus, developers of the Oculus Rift VR HMD. He already has his plate full, and the writing has been on the wall since August when he joined Oculus. Gaming has much more to gain from him now that he's no longer tied to the past and can put all of his effort into VR gaming.
Top US Lobbyist Wants Broadband Data Caps
When we wanted to go to the moon, we did.
We only went to the moon to beat the commies. It was a competition. The current ISPs have no competition, and they have no reason to improve unless something like Google Fiber comes to their neighborhood.
John Carmack Joins Oculus VR As CTO
He specifically mentioned this in his Quakecon 2012 keynote, and the part about the camcorder was pretty amusing.
Vonage Hit With $69.5M Judgement
Well, on the bright side, we won't be having to hear anymore of that damn "Woohoo" song from their commercials.