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2013 CES Highlights: A New Take On Remote Controls

I am going through my photos to delete, and deleting CES pictures. I just noticed this neat Android app from the show for a pad device. The application had 5 custom cool, and highly functional remote controls for electronics. I spent time with the development lead, and provided a few pointers, like making buttons, large image buttons available on the remote. The TV user should be able to program these buttons with the user’s favorite DVRed movies, with a thirty second clip of the movie playing, eg. their favorite scene, selected during a playback session. It would be great if I can remember the application name, but it is still not yet released, all of u ambitions programmers.

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Secure Digital Cards to Replace DVD and Blu-ray

Some of the SD card classes, and software copyright protection offer the ability to already replace DVDs, see SD Standard Overview » Speed Classand we are at the cusp of the most performance SD card being cost effective, and one may argue based on the highest specifications of the Blu-ray disk both in capacity and performance overcome, if not, equate the performance of the Blu-ray disk.  So why not the shift?  Well, one has to make new drives to manufacturer players, produce read only cards, and so on.   Also, why have the large player device all together? Many Televisions are equipped with inputs for SD, and even if they are not, there are very small readers today, which you could, add either infrared (IR), Bluetooth, or WiFi.  There’s the next generation.  I wouldn’t get to hung up on those Blu-ray disks for long.  I did have stock in SanDisk, but had to sell it to pay the bills.