4k Televisions Deliver Ultra High-definition Pictures

Ted Cruz: ‘I don’t really know’ John Boehner

Ted Cruz (left) and John Boehner are shown in this composite photo. | AP Photo

Data demands But to see the full picture, some viewers may need to shell out for pricier broadband plans to handle data-intensive 4K streams. Netflix, for example, is encoding “House of Cards” to stream at 15.6 megabits per second – more than double the 7 megabits per second it uses for HD. YouTube is working a 4K streaming technology that may cut that in half. Still, Phillip Swann , president and CEO of TV industry news site TVPredictions.com, said people may remain skeptical after all the 3-D hype. “For three years, TV makers tried to persuade consumers that they had to have a 3-D TV,” Swann said in a recent post. “But people didn’t care about 3-D TV and they became weary of the TV makers trying to shove it down their throats.

Hey, TV Makers: Televisions Are Not Smartphones

“It’s a little monopolistic.” Burdick took over in 1977 after his father retired, expanding to five locations in Santa Cruz and Monterey. “The earthquake knocked me out of business,” he said, recalling the 1989 destruction of Haber’s and Ford’s, where he sold appliances. After filing for bankruptcy reorganization, he sold 902 Soquel Ave. to Western Appliance of San Jose in 1996 and went to work for his former competitor. Dennis Moir, 77, chief executive officer of Western Appliance, said he and his partners decided to sell the Santa Cruz property after Burdick gave his retirement notice.

Manufacturer 3M posts 11 percent rise in net income

When it comes to size, great thing about the [latest] technology is you can get a lot bigger television in a small area, said Clark. It gives you a better experience. Another product hitting store shelves is the OLED TV. This type of technology is made of organic material, allowing for the thinnest and lightest TV you can buy. The curved display better immerses the viewer in the picture, according to Clark. OLED TVs currently retail in the thousands. When it comes to choosing a TV, Clark says find one that best fits your lifestyle. While todays televisions have a wide range of high-tech features, picture quality and size remain the deciding factors, according to Clark.

Next generation of TVs provide a super-sharp picture quality

As outdoor entertaining on patios, decks, boats and pool areas looks to become a major trend of 2014 – from the sunbelt right up to the Canadian border – purpose-built permanently-installed outdoor technologies including pizza ovens, outdoor kitchens, smokers, heaters, sound systems and televisions are enabling fans to enjoy their sport, entertain friends and family and share their gardens, balconies and decks. “Outdoor entertaining – whether it’s hosting a party or watching a game – is a very different, fun dynamic that is especially conducive to sports,” said Tom Dixon, Vice President of Marketing, SunBriteTV. “The freedom of movement and camaraderie/social interaction can be phenomenal – almost tribal! That’s important when you’re rooting for your team and especially when you’re rooting for your country!” When used outdoors, outdoor televisions outperform indoor televisions on a host of important variables. All models withstand temperatures from -24?F to 122?F and completely resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion, dust, and insects. Anti-glare screens are specially designed to deliver bright high-definition images in any outdoor climate, any time of day or night. “Entertaining is all about enjoying the moment, not setting up for the moment!” Dixon continued.

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According to the OCPD, some of the most consistent red flags associated with rental scams are demonstrated through poor grammar, spelling errors, poor capitalization and punctuation on any online material. In addition, if a vacation rental owner does not accept credit cards as a form of payment, they should almost always accept a personal check. Most scammers will only take cashiers checks or ask money to be wired to a specific account. Lastly, you should be cautious of a property owner who is hesitant or unwilling to provide additional information in regards to the rental property, such as amenities or photographs. Renters should take additional steps to assure the owner and rental properties are legitimate. There are several tips one should remember to avoid being a victim of an online rental scam.

Which TVs are best for watching the Super Bowl?

1965. 10:00 Before televisions were in every home, and long before live streaming, sports newsreels allowed football fans to watch players in action. This hour well talk about the importance of archived footage and discuss some rarely seen historical highlights. Plus well take a look at the surprising influence of the game on American culture. Guests Dave Filipi, film director at Wexner Center for the Arts Andrew Doyle, professor of history at Winthrop University

Rare Football Films: The Newsreels

Ted Cruz said he doesnt really know the Ohio lawmaker. To be honest I dont really know John Boehner. He has his job. I have mine, Cruz said Thursday during Bloomberg Televisions Market Makers. + reset While Cruz didnt praise Boehner specifically, he lauded the House leadership and conservatives, who he said stood up and fought to defund Obamacare last fall and elevated the national debate. ( QUIZ: How well do you know John Boehner? ) They demonstrated principle and integrity.

Western Appliance to close Santa Cruz store March 17

REUTERS/Mike By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) – Diversified manufacturer 3M Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales on Thursday, hurt by declines in its consumer business and slowing growth in Latin America. Revenue rose 2.5 percent to $7.57 billion in the fourth quarter, below the analysts’ average estimate of $7.71 billion. Analysts expressed disappointment in the region that includes Latin America and Canada, where sales growth slowed significantly, and in the decline in revenue in the consumer business, which includes stationery and office supplies. “Maybe this is a read-through that we’re still in a slow-growth environment,” said Morningstar analyst Adam Fleck, noting that 3M’s revenue increase had slowed from 5.6 percent in the third quarter. The company, whose products include Post-it notes and film for flat-panel televisions, backed its 2014 financial targets, including revenue growth of 3 percent to 6 percent.

Here’s How Much Your Super Bowl Party is Going to Cost

Who’s The Smartest Of Them All? In the race to smarten up televisions, more than a few noteworthy smart-TV operating-system hopefuls are stepping up to the starting line. Roku, a popular name in standalone streaming set-top boxes, announced partnerships with Chinese TV manufacturers TCL and Hisense International to create televisions with Roku software and apps built right in. Mozilla already took Firefox from desktop browser to smartphone operating system, and now it wants to slap its free software into televisions . The nonprofit will kick things off with Panasonic sets later this year, and if that works out, you can bet others will snag Firefox for other smart TV products (if for no other reason than that it’s free). Opera is another Web browser courting TV makers. In fact, its software already graces TV screens from the likes of Sony, Samsung and Toshiba. LG scooped up WebOSthe admired but ultimately failed smartphone platformand retooled it for televisions .

SunBriteTV Outdoor Televisions Score Gold Medal For Family Entertainment

Another option is buying pork, Scott says, which often retails for about $2 a pound, and slow-cooking it for pulled-pork sandwiches. Hardly anyone makes it at home, so its a huge crowd pleaser, she says. Shopping in bulk at Costco or Sams Club is also a good idea for a larger crowd, Scott says, as is venturing into different neighborhoods to look for deals. Do your due diligence, but you can find good discounts in bargain supermarkets and even dollar stores, she says. And if guac is really breaking the bank, theres always salsa.


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Shaker Heights city officials continue talks of banning cell phone use while driving

The phone back seals near-perfectly shut, making it very water resistant. But how good does it sound? You should have no problem hearing callers, as the phone has an external noise rejecting function. It is great to have a source of Discount Priced Cell Phones for Verizon and All 4 Major Carriers, especially a used/refurbished model, is a good choice for people who tend to abuse their cell phones, and who don’t need all the “Smartphone” bells and whistles. This phone and other durable flip phones are available right now in the Verizon Phones section at MobileCellMart.com About MobileCellMart.com MobileCellMart.com provides the best quality pre-owned phones at the best prices. The company provides customers with the best product, the lowest prices, and the best customer services.

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh cell phone searches by police

News microphones wait to capture reactions from U.S. Supreme Court rulings outside the court building in Washington, June 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

By Thomas Tracy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:13 AM Faces behind the homicide stats: 5 stories told by the mothers of slain New Yorkers A trigger-happy thief shot a 31-year-old man in the leg during a cell-phone robbery in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. The victim was trudging through the snow on E. 96th St. near Church Ave. in East Flatbush just after midnight when three muggers approached, flashed a firearm and demanded the victim’s cell phone and wallet.

Fifth grader collecting cell phones for humanitarian aid cause

Police searched the phone after pulling over Riley’s car for having expired tags 20 days after the shooting. Riley sought the high court’s review after his convictions were upheld by a state appeals court in California. MASSACHUSETTS CASE In the other case, the federal government appealed after an appeals court threw out two of three drugs and firearms counts on which Brima Wurie had been convicted by a jury in Massachusetts. The Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a May 2013 ruling that police could not search Wurie’s phone without a warrant after the September 2007 arrest for suspected drug dealing. One major difference between the cases is that Wurie’s phone, unlike Riley’s, is not a smartphone.

Do Cell Phone Kiosks Promote Theft?

Drivers would be required to pull outside of travel lanes, and their vehicles would have to be legally parked or broken down in order to use their cell phones. City Council will hear the second of three readings of the proposed law at 7:30 p.m. Monday, and city officials encourage residents who want to learn more about the proposal or comment on the issue to attend the meeting. City Council members heard the first reading of the proposed law in October , but talks were delayed while they hammered out the 2014 city budget. The proposed law must pass three readings.

MobileCellMart Offers the Newest Used Cell Phones from AT&T with No Contracts

For many reasons I argued that people should keep their phones off and in their pocket. I even went so far as to say those who lit their screens in theaters were selfish jerks. But this is such an appalling escalation of that sentimenta real shooting war over cell phone use!that it cries out for understanding. While I may naively hope some insight into cell phone use might partially redeem the horrific gun violence, I know it wont; the loss is too great. All that can result is maybe some insight into cell phone use in public places. The loss remains, unredeemed.

Using a Cell Phone to Show That Your Former Spouse Is Cohabiting

My dad has donated to World Vision for a long time, she said. Selah recalls her father telling her about how people in poverty around the world struggled to find food in order to survive. There are such big numbers of people dying, she said. Its incredible when someone could do just a little about that. She came up with the idea to collect cell phones last summer. I was just looking for something to do to give money to World Vision, she said. I thought of cell phones. Selah took to the Internet to find a company that buys used phones for cash and found PaceButler.

Victim shot during cell-phone robbery in Brooklyn

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It means that by using the cell tower location data related to a particular phone device, you are able to demonstrate inferentially the location of the person associated with that specific phone device. Simply put, cell tower location data is the objective data that will show the proximal location of your ex’s significant other during critical overnights for months and months and months. The logical conclusion from this evidence, namely, where the phone is located the person is located, is obvious. Like it or not, nearly everything we do is recorded. While grocery shopping, the brands we’ve purchased are identified at the register before we exit the store, as coupons suddenly stream down to our smart phones. When we bank, where we eat, the medications we use …

What The Shooting Death Of Chad Oulson Reveals About Cell Phone Use In Public Places

You can price your device, and find out how to erase it before you recycle it. The website says you could get up to $300for an iPhone 5s and up to $100 for a 4s. TRIAD CONNECTION 2 Wants to Knowchecked.Greensboro’s Four Seasons Mall has two ecoATM machines. Greensboro police says they have seen some stolen property passing through those machines. But they offered a potential solution. It’s a website called leadsonline .

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Rambo: The Video Game Trailer Stays True To The Movies

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Following the mixed reception of their first trailer, they decided to show some of the highlights of their upcoming ’80s blockbuster homage. From shooting 10 enemy soldiers who patiently wait for their turn to eat lead without making any effort to seek cover to blowing up four trucks with one explosive arrow, all the over-the-top action tropes are featured in the latest vid. Rambo: The Video Game will have players take on the role of the famous one-man-army, John Rambo, playing out scenes from the first three Rambo movies. The game tries to bring a little bit of everything to the table, and thus features stealth knife and bow takedowns, hand-to-hand quick time events and even environmental destruction that supposedly offers some tactical advantage. The gameplay video is also big on helicopters and mounted guns, and even shows the beginning of a chopper vs.

Piano Prodigy Elias Phoenix, 7, Appears On ‘The Ellen Show’ And He’s Priceless (VIDEO)

After a brief conference with the other official and linesmen, they counted the goal without asking for a review from the NHL War Room in Toronto. Why didn’t the review it? It wasn’t a reviewable play. If the puck going off the netting isn’t called on the ice, it can’t be called on review. More from Bob McKenzie of TSN. Worth noting, NHL Hockey Ops asked GMs to expand review criteria to incl this stuff.

Click here to view in grid mode Seattle Seahawks’ Malcolm Smith (53) prepares to catch a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers’ Michael Crabtree (15) in the end zone in the fourth quarter of their NFC Championship NFL Game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Seattle Seahawks’ Malcolm Smith (53) would intercept the pass in the end zone. Seattle defeats San Francisco 23-17. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO)

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Watch the video above for a priceless conversation between Elias and Ellen, followed by his stunning piano performance. We honestly can’t decide which part we love more. And it seems like Ellen is just as enamored as we are. After taping the episode, she tweeted: Just finished taping 1 of the most memorable interviews I’ve ever done, with a 7-yr-old. Airs tomorrow. You have to see it to believe it.

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Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Winter Olympics

Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Winter Olympics

In the video, two Russian-speaking men warned President Vladimir Putin that “If you hold these Olympics, we will give you a present for the innocent Muslim blood being spilled all around the world: In Afghanistan, in Somalia, in Syria.” They added that “for the tourists who come, there will be a present, too.” In a statement posted with the video on its website, the militant group Vilayat Dagestan on Sunday claimed responsibility for the Volgograd bombings. Russian Islamic video threatens Sochi Winter Olympics The video claims that the two men, identified as Suleiman and Abdurakhman, were the suicide bombers and purports to show the explosives being prepared and strapped to their bodies. There was no immediate reaction to the video from the Russian security services. During much of the 49-minute video, the two men speak to the camera while holding Kalashnikov automatic rifles. Behind them hang black banners with Arabic religious phrases similar to those used by al-Qaida. Vilayat Dagestan is one of the groups that make up the so-called Caucasus Emirate, which seeks to establish an independent Islamic state in the North Caucasus, a region just to the east of Sochi on Russia’s southern border.

3 Different Ways To Embed A Free Mp3 Player On Your Website

How to Buy an MP3 Player

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Google Reader Podcast Player For Single MP3s The Digital Inspiration blog has the details on embedding MP3 files with the Google Player, but to summarize the article, you just have to insert this code, replacing MP3URL with the correct URL of the MP3 file hosted on the web that you want to embed in your index.html file that hosts the main page: While this player is very simple in appearance, it doesnt carry the Google logo, it even has volume controls and is probably one of the easiest ways to embed an MP3 player working fast. Yahoo Media Player For Any MP3 URL On A Page So lets say you already have a bunch of MP3 files listed on your webpage and you just need a player. Instead of inserting the Google player code for each and every one of those MP3s, you could just use the handy [NO LONGER WORKS] Yahoo Media Player . As long as you have linked to those MP3 files in your webpage, you can use the following code to include the Yahoo Media Player, which will detect the MP3 files and display the play buttons next to each MP3 file. With that one line of HTML, you get a floating media player that can play all the MP3 files in one webpage. JW FLV Player For Playlists The JW Player is an open-source player for non-commercial use.

Sony debuts waterproof Walkman MP3 player built into earbuds

Controls on the bottom of each side adjust the volume, skip through tracks, and pause/play...

With a base model that starts at $229, it is not an inexpensive product, but the breadth of features it offers is unmatched in this category. Apps, games, e-mail, maps, videos, books, and much, much more are all packed inside an incredibly thin, lightweight design. Best of all, music fans will appreciate that Apple includes its own music download store (iTunes) for browsing and purchasing songs over Wi-Fi, as well as support for nearly every major music service on the planet (Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon, and more). SanDiskSansa Clip Zip (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) The iPod Touch may offer the best range of features, but if you’re looking for the best value, look no further than the Sansa Clip Zip . With models priced as low as $40, this lightweight, clip-on MP3 player is the perfect accessory for the gym or any situation in which you’d rather not put your precious gadgets at risk. Unlike many of its inexpensive competitors (such as the iPod Shuffle), the Sansa Clip Zip includes a color screen for navigation, and features such as FM radio, a voice recorder, a stopwatch, and microSD memory storage expansion. Why buy a dead technology?

MP3 player buying guide

For example, the Cowon X9 MP3 player offers 110 hours of battery life on a single charge. If you want to listen to music on a long trip where you wont be able to recharge your phone, a device like this one can keep playing long after your smartphone is dead. MP3 players have physical buttons. MP3 players often come with physical buttons for Play, Pause, Next, and Previous, allowing you to quickly skip through songs without digging your smartphone out of your pocket. You could get headphones with built-in controls for your smartphone, but these can be hard to find if youre not using an iPhone. Some MP3 players allow for additional storage via SD cards.

Picking An MP3 Player

In 2007, he told Valley Life magazine , “When I see kids using the iPod, it makes me feel really good. I think that I’ve made a difference . . . The MP3 player is the biggest [highlight of my career]. I’m so proud of that. I didn’t make it popular.

The First MP3 Player

View all At a glance, the new MP3 player looks like a pair of large earbuds, but the two boxes on the sides actually house the entire player itself. The device has been designed with fitness in mind, making it much more comfortable to work out, jog, or swim while wearing it. With its waterproof construction, swimmers can take the MP3 player in the pool, and other users won’t have to worry about it being damaged from heavy sweat. The two earbuds are also held together with a tension band that wraps around the back of the wearer’s head. Controls on the bottom of each side adjust the volume, skip through tracks, and pause/play songs.

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MP3 players–available in a wide variety of styles and sizes and capable of storing thousands of songs–capitalize on digital technology to supplant traditional Walkman-style cassette-tape players and portable CD players. The Big Picture Today’s players pack loads of songs, and the devices are easy to manage, too. We’ll help you figure out which one is best for you. more The Specs Explained The storage capacity and battery life of an MP3 player can have a big impact on how much you enjoy it. We’ll explain what’s behind these and other specifications.

Buying guide: MP3 players


While some might be put off by the lack of a LCD screen, the simplicity of this ultra-slim MP3 player will win lots of iron-pumping converts. Add a handy armband for $29 or slip it around your neck with the included lanyard. For Hiking: Oregon Scientific MP120 512MB MP3 player/FM radio Price: $130 Contact: http://www.oregonscientific.com This compact player can hold up to 120 songs and lasts 9 hours on one charge. The MP120 is completely waterproof and even floats. Hard Drive Players Hard drive MP3 players can store much more data but are prone to skipping or failure if you mistreat them during a long run or trek. Hard drives are delicate creatures, consisting of a moving read head and a set of aluminum platters that spin at almost 5000 rpm. However, if you’re planning on keeping your entire MP3 collection in one handy device, a hard drive player can’t be beat.

Should You Still Buy MP3 Players?

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However, flash memory players with enclosed memory (as opposed to removable memory) hold less music, ranging in capacity from 512MB to up to 64GB. At roughly 4MB per music file, a 512MB MP3 player can store approximately 128 songs. If you have a lot of music that you want to listen to, you will have to spend more time changing the mix of music on your player. Hard disk-based MP3 players are generally around the size of a deck of cards. Hard disk MP3 players typically start at 20GB in capacity and go up to 160GB, meaning they can hold anywhere from about 5000 songs to more than 40,000 songs.

Should You Still Buy Mp3 Players?

The First MP3 Player

If youre willing to use your smartphones data plan, you can just stream music from services like Pandora radio . These services save you from the hassle of building your own MP3 library. People could also use tablets as MP3 players a mini-tablet like the Nexus 7 could even fit in a pocket but this is a bit crazy. An MP3 player should offer portability. Thats why MP3 players were a big deal when they launched we could already play MP3s on our computers. MP3 Players That Are Almost Smartphones Some devices are almost smartphones, but are branded and sold as MP3 players. Apples iPod Touch is the most popular such device. Its technically part of Apples iPod lineup, but its really just an iPhone with less powerful hardware and without the phone bits.

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With that one line of HTML, you get a floating media player that can play all the MP3 files in one webpage. JW FLV Player For Playlists The JW Player is an open-source player for non-commercial use. You can download the player, which comes with a few more files, namely swfobject.js and player.swf, all of which youll upload to the same location where your website is. Having the JW Player for playlists means youll need to insert code in your index.html page and also have a separate XML file with the track list, which really isnt that hard to put together. First, youll need to insert the following code on your index.html page:

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You can add more tracks if you want with the tag, just make sure you adjust the height of the player accordingly. This is what the player looks like with the playlist on the left.

3 Different Ways To Embed A Free MP3 Player On Your Website

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Most slotRadio cards contain 1,000 songs** featuring chart topping artists from the Billboard charts. * slotMusic cards: Consumers can also insert a SanDisk slotMusic card into their Sansa Clip+ MP3 player’s microSD card slot to plug-and-play the latest albums (on microSD card) from today’s hottest artists, as well as greatest hits’ compilations from past decades (cards start at $14.99 MSRP, U.S. only). slotMusic cards make music portable and can also be used in mobile phones with a microSD card slot that can play MP3 files, computers with a microSD USB reader or an SD card adapter, and even some car stereos with a microSD USB reader or SD card adapter. * Custom-loaded microSD cards: Consumers have the option of inserting a microSD card loaded with their own music library to listen to – up to 4,000 additional songs1 per 16GB card – which again adds interoperability with other devices, including mobile phones that are microSD card compatible. Tailor made for budget and time-conscious music fans looking for the best MP3 player for the money, the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player offers outstanding sound quality; long-lasting rechargeable battery; bright, easy-to-read screen, and compact wearable design.

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player Keeps the Bizarre slotRadio Dream Alive

View all At a glance, the new MP3 player looks like a pair of large earbuds, but the two boxes on the sides actually house the entire player itself. The device has been designed with fitness in mind, making it much more comfortable to work out, jog, or swim while wearing it. With its waterproof construction, swimmers can take the MP3 player in the pool, and other users won’t have to worry about it being damaged from heavy sweat. The two earbuds are also held together with a tension band that wraps around the back of the wearer’s head. Controls on the bottom of each side adjust the volume, skip through tracks, and pause/play songs.

Sony debuts waterproof Walkman MP3 player built into earbuds

Controls on the bottom of each side adjust the volume, skip through tracks, and pause/play...

As I mentioned, the reason MP3 players aren’t popular anymore is because most modern cell phones can adequately double as a portable music player. If you’re already paying for cell phone service, but don’t yet have a phone that is capable of being used as an MP3 player, I’d strongly suggest a phone upgrade as your first course of action. In many cases, the carrier-subsidized cost of a new phone on contract can be less than the cost of even the least-expensive MP3 player. The popularity of inexpensive tablets is another reason why people are skipping over MP3 players. Products such as the Amazon Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7 can handle music playback in addition to games, e-mail, books, apps, and Web browsing. In terms of pure entertainment value, these tablets pack a bigger punch and can be bought for less than $200. Finally, if your biggest concern is portability, consider investing in a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones to use with your cell phone.

How to Use a SanDisk Sansa Clip+ Mp3 Player for Audiobooks

For that we have Nathan Schulhof to thank. In the early 1990s, he envisioned a “portable device [that] would allow the selection, retrieval, storage, and playback of audio content delivered to the device via the Internet.” The founder and CEO of Audio Highway, Schulhof has been dubbed the “father of the MP3 player industry” for creating, patenting, and introducing the Audio Highway Listen Up MP3 Player in 1996. The first of its kind to be introduced to the public, the Listen Up Player had a retail value of $299 and held up to 60 minutes of digital audio files. To give you some perspective, today an iPod Classic ($250) stores up to 40,000 songs. Even though the player was not mass-produced (only 25 devices were made), it still received a lot of buzz and recognition in the tech world.

MP3 player buying guide

You will see your device listed in the “player” menu.. Check the box next to the book to move it to your Sansa Clip. If your book does not appear in your OverDrive library. It may be necessary to update your Windows Media Player, which can be done through the series of prompts on the OverDrive console. How to Download and Transfer Audible Books to a SanDisk Sansa Clip If you are new to Audible.com, you will need to download the Audible Manager to transfer books from your account to your device.

MP3 Players: Whose is Smallest?

The MobiBlu DAH-1500i aka the “Cube”: This device made a lot of noise when it came out two years ago. It would seem to blow the iPod Shuffle away with each side measuring just 0.9 inches; however, as a four-sided cube it ends up putting a little extra “bulk” in your pocket. The Cube comes with either 1GB or 2GB of storage, has an FM Radio, voice recorder, storage capabilites and a USB 2.0 port. You can pick up the Cube for about $70. 5. Nachus EMP-Z MP3 Player : There’s small and then there’s jewelry. The EMP-Z is small in size and storage at 1.65 by 1.65 inches and is just 0.39 inches thick.

Warning: Cell Phones Germier Than Bathroom Handles

Lights, camera, shhh: Cell phones aren’t the only bad manners in movies

(See images of the phones on Dr. Simon Park’s blog here .) Some of the phones tested did holdSaureus, a common bacteria that causes skin and respiratory infections, as well as food poisoning. One separate study of 20 iPads found that 15 percent of the devices grewS aureus. Researchers in the iPad study noted that bleach wipes were able to remove the pathogens completely. Microfiber cloths were also effective, while alcohol wipes were the least effective at cleaning the devices. All three cleaning methods go against most manufacturers cleaning advice, however. Apple warns against using window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia or abrasives to clean its products, for example.

Cell phones in flight? FCC so far getting deluged with comments to keep the ban

Kisco, N.Y., said that “I think there is something to all this, but I don’t know exactly what it is or how concerned we should be right now.” “It can’t be ignored — it needs to be looked into,” she added. Gallousis did suggest that to be safe, women should limit their exposure to cell phone radiation. She advised them to try to limit the time talking on the cell phone and to not leave it on if it doesn’t have to be. RF Safeas Founder, John Coates suggest using a very easy to use cell phone radiation shield between the phone and body when wireless devices are either carried in a purse or pocket. Coates said, RF Safe Pocket Shields can prevent these risks of adverse health effects to fetal and child development by using a barrier that microwave radiation from cell phones cannot penetrate. Soon to be mothers need to understand the possible ramifications of such scientific results,a says Coates. The thought that a little prudent avoidance from exposure to cell phone radiation can reduce the chances of debilitating disorders in growing children is worth the ever so slight inconvenience of making sure women in child bearing years are always shielding themselves from radiation, he said.

A long-lasting battery from startup Amprius is slowly making its way to your cell phone

Tesla, which uses standard lithium-ion batteries for its battery packs, has a top range of 300 miles for its largest battery pack. As the market for electric vehicles grows, the car makers will be eager to invest in better batteries that can give them a competitive advantage. Tesla thoroughly investigates all new batteries in its labs to see if there are available innovations beyond the commodity batteries it uses now, which are low cost enough and already provide it with the range it needs. Battery innovation is notoriously difficult to deliver, both for startups and large battery companies. Just look to the case of Envia , a startup which tried to hit certain milestones to maintain a deal with GM for its electric cars, to see how hard the battery startup market is. Its particularly hard for battery startups that are trying to hit milestones set by venture capitalists and business folks that are used to the quicker timelines of the internet and digital sectors.

CES 2014 Preview: Cell Phones

1 pet peeve for Vic Holtreman, founder of ScreenRant.com . “Just as some movies are barely PG-13 and others are barely trimmed down from an R rating, there are also different levels of R-rated content,” Holtreman told TODAY. “I’m not talking about 10- to 12-year-olds. Some kids can handle things at a younger age than others. I’m talking about parents bringing a 5- or 6-year-old into some uber-violent film that is bound to give a kid nightmares or a skewed sense of how things are in the real world.” Holtreman said his next pet peeve is as old as time: “continuous, non-whisper talking,” along with its modern counterpart, texting/Facebooking. “There are always going to be rude people as well as polite people,” he noted. “I do believe that generally speaking, people are becoming more rude and insensitive — and that technology has had something to do with that.” A TODAY.com reader who goes by Bizzer agrees.

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But nowadays, planes can be equipped to prevent such interference, the FCC said. “This outdated rule was put in place 22 years ago, during the era of first generation cellular systems (think car-phones),” said Julius Knapp, chief of FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, and Roger Sherman, acting chief of the agency’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Much has changed since then, Knapp and Sherman wrote on their blog. “This has been done internationally for years, and we are confident it can be done here at home.” Knapp and Sherman said that as frequent flyers themselves, they empathize with concerns about noisy plane cabins. “But it is important to keep in mind that it is not within the FCC’s jurisdiction to set rules governing concerns about passenger behavior aboard aircraft.

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Webos To Get New Life In Lg Televisions

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At the time, rumors said the company intended to show off its first WebOS TVs at CES in 2014, and it looks like that’s exactly what will happen. Palm originally created WebOS to replace its aging Palm OS and better compete with Apple’s iPhone. Thanks to a series of management mistakes, Palm eventually fell and was purchased by HP. The PC maker unsuccessfully tried to get WebOS-based products to take off, but eventually stopped development before selling the assets to LG. Sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal said LG’s TV will include Internet connectivity, but didn’t have any details on the company’s plans for its new smart TVs. The source added that LG is considering adapting WebOS for its own smartphones, too. The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance.

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The malls may be crowded, but shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. CBSNews.com’s technology editor Chenda Ngak checks out some shopping and barga… space,” he added. But the biggest trend of 2013, according to Palli, is the emergence of apps as a way to control companion devices, which he believes will continue to grow in 2014. On Christmas Day, apps that pair with devices were among some of the top downloaded apps on the App Store.

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Netflix is shooting its original drama House of Cards in Ultra HD, banking that the format will eventually catch on with viewers. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix/Associated Press) “We’re not doing everything [in Ultra HD] but certainly the significant stuff, so House of Cardsis one of those things we’re shooting in 4K. And as we look to new shows, we have a couple of other things lined up for shooting later this year or early next year that we hope to be doing in 4K as well.” For those who haven’t seen 4K Ultra HD in person yet which is most consumers Hunt promises the enriched level of detail will be impressive, which is posing challenges for filmmakers. “We certainly found even with some of the original stuff we’ve done that the sets didn’t stand up to ultra high definition,” he said. “So it really is something that starts right with the cast and the makeup and the set and then the cameras and the editing and the special FX all the way through to the coding, the staging, the delivery.” Of course, data consumption will be a major concern when Netflix begins offering the new format to customers.

Samsung Electronics drops 5 percent on weak earnings outlook, soaring won

Visitors look at the latest Samsung products during the opening day of the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin September 6, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

The company is forecast to report a record 10.3 trillion won of operating profit in the October-December quarter, a one percent increase from the previous quarter, according to an average estimate of 40 analysts by the Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. But Starmine SmartEstimate, the average of the most accurate analysts’ estimates, forecasts a 3.6 percent quarter-on-quarter drop in Samsung’s operating profit to 9.9 trillion won. “We expect Samsung’s performance to be about 9.5 trillion won, lower than the market consensus of around 10.2 trillion won. The biggest reason would be the won-dollar exchange rate, followed by shrinking margins in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) sales,” said Lee Seung-woo, tech analyst at IBK Investment & Securities. A stronger won is particularly bad for the profitability of Samsung’s component business as the unit mainly uses the U.S. dollar for settlement, analysts said.

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The law covers televisions and all personal or portable computers, including desktop, notebook and laptop computers, tablets, iPads and eReaders, as well as computer monitors. Manufacturers of these devices now fund the collection of e-waste so that it is free for consumers. The law does not require recycling of cell phones, DVD players, VCRs, game consoles, or other electronic devices, although retailers and service organizations provide drop-off opportunities for recycling of these items. Discarded TVs, computers and computer monitors contain lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel, zinc, brominated flame retardants, and other potentially hazardous materials, while Cathode Ray Tubes, or CRTs, contain large amounts of lead that is used to shield consumers from radiation. Electronic waste makes up 2 percent of the solid waste disposed in New Jersey. But as a result of consumer demand for new technologies, and subsequent disposal of old devices, e-waste is growing faster than any other component of the solid waste stream.

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Murals honored the movement’s namesake and spelled out slogans like “Slow, but we’re advancing.” But every request to interview or photograph Zapatistas was denied by a community spokesman, who later forced the reporters to leave. By contrast, hundreds of camera-toting fans were allowed in: coach buses crammed the narrow, mountainous road to Oventic, bringing visitors from as far away as France and Italy eager to participate in the Zapatista experience and buy trinkets. ECONOMIC LIBERALISM Neil Harvey, a New Mexico State University professor and author of “The Chiapas Rebellion,” estimates about 150,000 people live in the Zapatista communities, where indigenous leaders have raised living standards, including outlawing alcohol, improving women’s rights and creating Maya language schools. “There is this existence of two authorities in Chiapas,” Harvey said. “Legally, it’s still not recognized by the Mexican government, but politically it’s tolerated.” Still, more than three-quarters of Chiapas, which has one of Mexico’s largest indigenous populations, lives in poverty.

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Shelters Homeless shelters may use donated televisions for individuals and families who have been evicted or face immediate eviction of their homes. Contact the shelter for their requirements and needs. A shelter that does not have cable or satellite service may take only digital televisions or televisions accompanied by a digital converter box. If the shelter uses televisions for videos or games only, your analog set may work if it has inputs for DVD players, VCRs or game players. Due to space limitations, small televisions are likely preferred to larger sets. Recycling You can offer your old television for recycling, especially if you cannot find takers for it.

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Samsung UHD TV has the equivalent clarity of a theatre screen so no matter what you want to watch, it provides you with a true cinematic experience . Should you have an HD or Full HD Samsung television theres no need to be envious of those who have the UHD TV. Samsung has a proprietary up-scaling engine that can upgrade your television. Also, the newest Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets are available at L.R. Brown Audio Visual . The Galaxy Tab 3 is without a doubt a powerful tablet that boasts a fast connection speed and it has the ability to interact with other devices. Its screen is large and bright and the Galaxy Tab 3 is reliable. With a 1.6GHz dual core processor and one GB of RAM youre armed with confidence knowing that this tablet can take care of all your needs. You can send or receive large emails, streaming high quality videos, and do much more on your Galaxy Tab 3.

Fans keep Mexico Zapatista flame burning 20 years after revolt

A Zapatista shows the way to followers of the Zapatista movement who have come along with thousands of others to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the armed indigenous insurgency in Oventic December 31, 2013. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

Annually, this would cut energy bills by nearly $1 billion, and prevent about 7 million tons of CO2 emissions. A computer screensaver alone costs about $60 a year of electricity to maintain. Saver schmaver! To banish these terrible, power-sucking vampires from your home, look for the Energy Star sticker anytime you buy a new appliance, and unplug, unplug, unplug. Does your cell phone charger really need to sit in the socket all day, when youre out and about carrying your phone in your pocket?