To say that pulling data out of the air via a Wi-Fi connection is more popular in the United States than pulling down a video signal from a local UHF television station probably won't come as a surprise to most Americans, but use of the UHF spectrum is still prioritized for TV signals. Now researchers at Houston's Rice University have demonstrated how UHF frequencies can be used for so-called "super Wi-Fi" without significantly interfering with legacy TV broadcasts.
Sharp's 8K TV tech was on show at CES 2015 earlier this year, but until now it hasn't been available to buy. From next month, the company will begin taking orders in Japan for the first ever commercially available 8K TV. The panel, which offers a resolution 16 times that of Full HD, will enter the market at an eye-wateringly high price point.
Mind-controlled prosthetics, drones and exoskeletons
are all very forward-thinking, but what about a more mundane use for
the technology? The BBC's "Mind Control TV" prototype hints at a future
where couch potatoes need not even lift the remote. Users can open an
app and select a program to watch.
The Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) has opened a new UK headquarters and broadcast studio in one of London's most iconic buildings. The new facility at the Shard skyscraper is both unconventional and cleverly designed.