Windows What? Windows 7?

April 29, 2009

By now you’ve probably heard us talk about Windows 7 here and there. You may already be aware that Windows 7 is Microsoft’s next major operating system and the predecessor to Windows Vista. If you weren’t, no need to fret. You can check out the official Windows 7 Web site for a rundown of what it is and what it offers.  Once you do that, be sure to follow them on Twitter for regular updates on Windows 7 @MSWindows.

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Trendspotting: Internet TV

March 9, 2009

tv2-pr09A top trend I’ve seen this week is Internet TV and how consumers are utilizing their computers as substitutes for their television sets. What’s nice about this feature is the convenience of a portable computer, which would allow you to access your content from multiple points in the house!

Engadget covered a report from Parks Associate, “From Boob Tube to YouTube: Consumers and TVs,” which found the following:

  • Consumers are taking a large interest in technology features such as VOD access and widget services
  • Over 33% of U.S. broadband households show strong interest in Web-enhanced features for connected TVs and set-tops

It seems regardless of how our economy is doing, with entertainment and technology companies producing cutting-edge products and enhancing current features, consumers just can’t pass up the opportunity! Do you agree? Do you find that features such as news and information widgets and Internet TV applications really enhance your overall television experience?

I think an even more important question is- Where is this all going? What else do you foresee in the world of digital media?