Author Archives: Ian D. Nock

About Ian D. Nock

Looks a little like a bank robber but actually is a consultant working in the field of Consumer Electronics, Digital TV and Interactive Solutions/delivery. Twenty years experience working throughout Europe on delivering IT Systems and Digital TV Solutions. Experienced in working on all aspects of service delivery including solution integration, platforms and customer premises equipment.

Requirements defects | Embedded

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.

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1TB My Passport Cinema drive puts 4K Ultra HD movies in your pocket

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.

via 1TB My Passport Cinema drive puts 4K Ultra HD movies in your pocket.

Magine TV goes beta in UK |

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.

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Pricing pressure drags on TV Set-Top Box market | Digital TV News

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.

via Pricing pressure drags on TV Set-Top Box market | Digital TV News.