Capers Jones is one of the most prolific software researchers around. He has a vast collection of metrics from many thousands of real-world projects. His book The Economics of Software Quality is rather dry but full of fun facts. He’s careful to point out that the data has huge standard deviations, but it does paint some interesting pictures about the nature of software engineering.
New super high-res televisions are already here, but with Ultra HD Blu-ray still yet to debut, the best available way to get 4K video on that screen is with streaming and, now, downloading. Western Digital has a Vidity hard drive ready that is ready for storing Hollywood’s movies in the highest quality available, and playing them back on compatible screens.
OTT TV platform Magine TV has launched its beta service in the UK, offering ‘TV For Me’: a subscription-based, personalised live TV experience, streamed directly with no cables, hardware or contracts. Its launch follows that of TVPlayer, Simplestream’s OTT streaming platform, which in addition to a range of free-to-air services, recently announced the launch of a ‘mini-pay’ package.
Viewers in Moscow have a clear preference for satellite TV despite the wide availability of cable services.
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Elemental Technologies says its IBC portfolio will include MPEG-DASH implementation, automatic provisioning of live channels in the cloud, and “second-generation” 4K with high dynamic range (HDR) and workflows.
IHS (NYSE: IHS) today reported that unit shipments of set-top boxes (STBs) worldwide improved 2 percent sequentially in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), and were up 3 percent from the year-ago first quarter, according to the IHS Infonetics Set-Top Boxes report.
Sky announced a successor to its cheap and cheerful Now TV streaming puck way back at the beginning of the year, and today we’ve learned it’s definitely going to meet its August release window.