ACM - Computers in Entertainment

May 2011 Archive

10 Percent of Pay-TV Households Plan To Cut Cord In 2011

Source: Multichannel News

Pay-TV households are turning to Internet sources of content, not over-the-air broadcasts, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association.
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Citizen Scientists and Social Media Aim to Help Prevent Frog Extinctions

Source: Scientific American

Participants are being asked to take photos of frogs they encounter and then upload them to the iNaturalist site with GPS information on where the photos were taken.
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Angry Birds Coming to TV, Via Roku

Source: All Things D

Roku, Inc., the leading Internet TV platform, and Rovio, creator of the leading casual game Angry Birds, announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to bring the first Angry Birds experience to the TV.
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Cable Giants Seek to Limit Internet Streaming, Slow Netflix

Source: The Wrap

AT&T joined competing ISPs Comcast and Charter in putting a limit on the amount of data its customers can use each month.
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"Call of Duty" Sets Sights on a Fee

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Activision Blizzard Inc. plans to launch a paid online service called "Call of Duty Elite" that will work with the next major edition of the game, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," and future installments of the hyper-realistic combat-simulation game.
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Watching 3-D Videos on YouTube

Source: Pocket-lint

YouTube’s support of 3-D content continues to grow, with Nvidia’s stereoscopic 3-D vision tech the latest hardware to be compatible with the service. YouTube currently has over 6,000 3-D videos.
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How Social Media and Game Mechanics Can Motivate Students

Source: Mashable

Patrick Supanc, the President of College and Career Readiness at Pearson, shares his thoughts on how to motivate students to reach educational goals.
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Pioneer Brings Together Capacitive Touchscreens and Iphone Apps into Car Navigation Systems

Source: TWICE

Pioneer wants to expand the car audio aftermarket's customer base with the launch of a head unit that can control and display some iPhone and iPod Touch apps.
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Tracks: Color for Normal People

Source: TechCrunch

The Tracks app offers photo clusters done on the fly. You and the people you are with can easily create shared picture albums viewable both in the app and on the web.
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The Changing Role of Tablets

Source: Fox News

A new Nielsen study that shows that 70 percent of tablet owners and 68 percent of smartphone owners use their devices while watching television.
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