Nielsen preparing ‘Digital Program Ratings’ pilot program to track streaming viewers – thnxz @engadget


Nielsen preparing 'Digital Program Ratings' pilot program to track streaming viewers

According to the Wall Street JournalNielsen’s TV ratings are about to get some company, with a system that covers internet watchers. A “Nielsen Digital Program Ratings” pilot program will debut with participation from NBC, Fox, ABC, Univision, Discovery and A&E, tracking the viewership of streaming video they post on their websites. AOL (parent company of Engadget) is also reported to be participating, as the networks compare the data to their internal statistics before the ratings system gets a wider rollout.

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SOURCE: Wall Street Journal

Fulton Innovation to demo tablet that doubles as wireless charging mat at CES


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Fulton Innovation introduces tablet that doubles as Qicompatible mat

Fulton Innovation comes to CES each year armed with the latest tricks in the field of wireless charging, and this year is no exception. Starting things out with a bang, the purveyor of all things Qi will be on-hand to demonstrate its newest feat: the ability to charge your Qi-compatible phone… on the back of a tablet. Indeed, your 7- to 10-inch slate may someday be able to double as its own wireless charging mat, allowing you to feed battery from your tablet to your smartphone just by holding the two devices back-to-back >>> Leer más “Fulton Innovation to demo tablet that doubles as wireless charging mat at CES”

Scalado’s Remove Lets You Eliminate The People Who Ruined Your Photo

With Remove, imaging technology company Scaladobrings us one step closer to a world in which our photographs aren’t so much record of where we were as they are a representation of what we would have liked that place to be.

Remove is a photographic tool for smartphones thatallows for the ex post facto removal of errant moving objects — cars, people, tumbleweeds from smartphone photographs. Given the ease with which ex lovers can now be removed from your snapshots (or, more optimistically, the ease with which you can perfect that photo of your special someone),HuffPostTech’s Captain Gadget notes that having the technology debut on Valentine’s Day, of all days, is “pretty perfect.”


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Hell is other people, in your pictures. Meandering strangers have been the bane of photography since people stopped painting their vacations and started photographing them.

With Remove, imaging technology company Scaladobrings us one step closer to a world in which our photographs aren’t so much record of where we were as they are a representation of what we would have liked that place to be.

Remove is a photographic tool for smartphones thatallows for the ex post facto removal of errant moving objects — cars, people, tumbleweeds from smartphone photographs. Given the ease with which ex lovers can now be removed from your snapshots (or, more optimistically, the ease with which you can perfect that photo of your special someone),HuffPostTech’s Captain Gadget notes that having the technology debut on Valentine’s Day, of all days, is “pretty perfect.”

According to DroidMatters, Remove works by taking multiple shots during each shutter click and using those frames to create a composite image in which only the stationary items are left, i.e. you still have your girlfriend smiling in front of the Taj Mahal, but you don’t have all of those tourists who were milling around her. Leer más “Scalado’s Remove Lets You Eliminate The People Who Ruined Your Photo”

HTC phone featuring Windows Phone 7 finally appears, meets expectations. Sense coming eventually?

We’ve been hearing about the code-names for awhile and now we finally get to see one. We’re of course talking about Windows Phone 7 on an HTC device and this one is reportedly for Verizon (and presumably Sprint).

Rocking some current-high end specs, the device features:

* 3.7″ SLCD screen (Sony’s ‘Super TFT LCD’, nothing big)
* 3 touch-sensitive lower buttons (similar to EVO)
* 8MP camera (No dual flash, not even a single one!)
* 1GHz Snapdragon
* No HTC customizations in sight


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We’ve been hearing about the code-names for awhile and now we finally get to see one. We’re of course talking about Windows Phone 7 on an HTC device and this one is reportedly for Verizon (and presumably Sprint).

Rocking some current-high end specs, the device features:

  • 3.7″ SLCD screen (Sony‘s ‘Super TFT LCD‘, nothing big)
  • 3 touch-sensitive lower buttons (similar to EVO)
  • 8MP camera (No dual flash, not even a single one!)
  • 1GHz Snapdragon
  • No HTC customizations in sight

Too early to tell if this will be a release device, what it’ll be called and where it fits in with HTC’s planned offerings (maybe this is an entry level device, not their flagship?)

Our take: it’s exactly what we’d expect from HTC and in that regard, it’s a bit underwhelming although we think it’ll get the job done admirably. Still, we’re sort of hoping for ‘an HTC EVO moment’ where we really go ‘wow‘ instead of ‘meh‘.

Are our standards and expectations too high? Yup, and we’re okay with that as Microsoft needs to wow us.  Your thoughts?  Is that Dell Lightning looking better yet? Leer más “HTC phone featuring Windows Phone 7 finally appears, meets expectations. Sense coming eventually?”

Technical reviews for Windows Phone 7 are out; overall quite positive

Looks like some of the big sites managed to get a hold of some tester Windows Phone 7 devices (luuuucky!) and the consensus overall seems to be quite solid. The hardware is a Samsung Taylor SGH-i707 with 480 x 320 (HVGA), which is a bit odd although reportedly it looks really good. The Taylor also has a 5MP camera, speakers plus microphone on the top and bottom for both and a non-functional front-facing camera. There’s even a dedicated camera button that works if the device is locked.


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Looks like some of the big sites managed to get a hold of some tester Windows Phone 7 devices (luuuucky!) and the consensus overall seems to be quite solid. The hardware is a Samsung Taylor SGH-i707 with 480 x 320 (HVGA), which is a bit odd although reportedly it looks really good. The Taylor also has a 5MP camera, speakers plus microphone on the top and bottom for both and a non-functional front-facing camera. There’s even a dedicated camera button that works if the device is locked. Leer más “Technical reviews for Windows Phone 7 are out; overall quite positive”