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.
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.