Apple: AirPods, iPhones and no jack - 3.5mm audio jack

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolution…

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revolutionary. Wireless earphones and a non-existent audio jack - go wireless, or go home that's it. The …

The people (or should I say, the apple fandom) has spoken, the new iPhone 7 is here and it is revol…

 

This Week Today by the Clueless Spectator #20160625

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, discovered, uncovered, understood and was surpised from - by me - this week. The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, di…

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that happened, discovered, uncovered, understood and was surpised from - by me - this week. The Clueless…

The Clueless Spectator here, reporting live from my living room. Here is a recap of the things that…

 

New Leaders of The Republic of The Philippines Proclaimed by Congress

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo as the next president and vice president of the country, respectively. (Image courtesy of GMA News Online) On Monday afternoon, Ma…

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte and Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo as the next president and vice presid…

On Monday afternoon, May 30th 2016, the congress proclamined Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Dutert…

 

Incredible Wireless Data Transmission That Could Be An Alternative To Fiber Optics

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Lightning adapter, Fiber Optics. But, here comes a news that breaks down that trend. (Image from iaf.fraunhofer.de - Photo Jörg Eisenbeis, KIT) Strides on improving data transfer…

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Lightning adapter, Fiber Optics. But, here comes a news that breaks down that tre…

Strides on improving data transfer rates on cable connected devices are whats hot right now like US…

 

Google Project Ara: Realization of a Modular Device

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. This mobile device from Google has shown us what is possible with a modular device, and its actually not just a phone but something entirely. Project Ara is a new modular comput…

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. This mobile device from Google has shown us what is possible with a modular device…

Project Ara is here, and its going to rock your world. Project Ara is here, and its going to ro…

 

Voltron: Legendary Defender With Legendary Official Trailer

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us via Netflix on June 10. It will debut with a special hour-long origin story called "The Rise of Volt…

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. Voltron: Legendary Defender comes to us …

The legendary lion robot has come! Feast your eyes on the official trailer. The legendary lion …

 

Manufacturers Are Starting To Drop Support For The 3.5mm Audio Connector

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. The 3.5…

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a superior connector option. (header image courtesy of theverge.com) Starting with a few instances of …

Starting with a few instances of mobile devices last year, USB Type C is becoming a go-to for a sup…

 

Philippines: Going Deep Into The COMELEC Security Breach

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. Regarding an article from Rappler, which summarized an analysis of the leaked data from the COMELEC website, we find out that the databa…

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. Regarding an article from Rappler, w…

Hiding behind closed doors... except that, its not locked. (header image courtesy of rappler.com) …

 

Power Rangers: Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. My 90's nostalgia meter just hit an all time high for the past 2 months with thi…

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita Repulsa. Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank …

Squee's and scream's reverberate from my inner thoughts as I see a photo of Elizabeth Bank as Rita …

 

Super Thin Rollable Concept Display By LG

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. As the further advancement of technology strengthens our capacity to cosume more information, right now the issue is how easy and accessible those inf…

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. As the further advancement of technology strengthe…

More instances of portability require technology to be easily handled. More instances of portab…

The Demands With "VOD" And Sean Parker's "The Screening Room" Pitch READ NOW

(Image courtesy of Variety.com[5])

VOD - Video On Demand - has a evolved from a want of the elite consumer, to the need of the everyday joe.

Before the streaming internet, VOD was related to bulky set-top-boxes you plugin to your TV. Much like cable TV, it allowed you a wide range of channels but also gave you power on when you want to watch something specific. This can be related to Pay-per-view videos offered by content distributors.

Right now, VOD is more synonymous to Netflix, with its annual growth rate spiking through the roof. Netflix became the goto for VOD, where you can choose when to watch previously aired serialized content (TV offerings) even if you dont have cable, a TV, or an antenna. It made post-screening of last-year movies easier than renting or buying a DVD. But that is not the end of it, enter Prima Cinema.

Prima Cinema, the first and only Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) system of the world to deliver Hollywood movies directly to private home theaters...

Basically labeled as the "Netflix for millionaires", this service gives individuals a home theater system with TVOD capabilities. Which in simpler terms, you can watch same day showing of films on your home. It caters to the wealthy since it would requires you to dish out $35,000 for the hardware - a player with biometric fingerprint reader - and $500 for each film you want to watch, that has a 24 hour lifeline before it expires.

Now enter "The Screening Room", a disruptive (as others say) service spearheaded by Napster's own Sean Parker. Sean Parker notes that "The Screening Room" will promise an easy to use and consumer (every day joe) level price for first run videos. I think its like Prima Cinema, but marginally cheaper.

But, not everyone was happy about this new pitch considering it was being held on CinemaCon (The Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners - NATO) where Hollywood producers, filmmakers and theater owners gather.

Many noted their dismay on yet another service / software / hardware that would render their mode of delivery (cinemas) obsolete.

It comes to me as a surprise, first is that content delivery / streaming media is already making strides to bring everything to the home and second P2P channels are now making it possible to watch anything without dishing out a cent. But on both points, no one wants those to flourish - hence some illegal activities always have DMCA takedowns - yet VOD is a horizon where you can reach more than you can with a fixed time / place content delivery.

We can argue about theater effects and technology like 3D / 4D / iMax / Surround Sound. But in the end, the regular consumer might just want to see there favorite actors (or actresses) weep, die or kick-butt on screen. Either way, VOD / streaming content is now becoming the norm for people who are always on the go and those who want to hold their time on watching or binge watching on a whole weekend of movies or a series.

Sources:

  1. http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/15/11439694/sean-parker-movie-rental-plan-the-screening-room-cinemacon-2016
  2. http://phys.org/news/2016-04-napster-co-founder-sean-parker-screening.html
  3. http://www.680news.com/2016/04/18/sean-parker-plays-coy-as-screening-room-vod-debate-heats-up/
  4. http://nextvnews.com/premium-vod-system-prima-cinema-exclusive-home-theaters-highest-audiovisual-quality-launched/
  5. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/screening-room-sean-parker-steven-spielberg-1201730698/
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Ino Monares

A 28 y/o all-around handyman, an aspiring amateur cook and a professional Online Software Developer that has been up and around the web.

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