A newly minted standard, called scalable video coding (SVC), enables video streaming at multiple resolutions, quality levels and bit rates. The ability to scale video performance based on the end point is achieved through this relatively new technology called H.264/SVC (Scalable Video Coding) that not only compresses but also distributes the video stream.

The standard allows us to have layers of encoded video, and if we use intelligent devices, it can allow us do lots of other things as well. To understand the principle behind these intelligent devices, we need to look at how videoconferences usually work.

Today’s videoconferencing relies on fairly unintelligent devices at the edge, and intelligence in the core, which is also called a “mainframe” model. A multi-point conferencing unit receives streams of video from each participant, decodes them, combines them and re-encodes them.

The traditional approach of doing encoding and decoding in the core introduces delay. It also means that users all get the same data stream, rather than one suited to their bandwidth, window size and client. In short, transcoding in the cloud makes for lousy conversations.

The SVC architecture puts more intelligence at the edge and a specialized router in the core. In the new model, the router and each participant’s client work together. They tailor data transmission to each client’s demands. When a client shrinks the size of their video window, the router knows and as a result, sends fewer bits, less frames, or lower-quality video to that client without affecting everyone else. The router isn’t busy encoding, merging and decoding streams, but it knows about processing, window size and bandwidth, which it can adjust dynamically throughout the call.

The standard tells us how to decode. The method used to encode is a lot harder and is considered the secret sauce. The router is usually a 1RU, Linux-based quad-core computer that handles up to hundred-way conferences. It is usually sold as a subscription model for about $1,000 per HD port per year, which is cheaper than the traditionally capital-intensive spending around video conferencing. Video gateways that let “legacy” video conferencing hardware work with the new standard are also available in the market.

This technology allows us to get live, four-way web-based conferencing in which each participant may have different local settings from a high-definition video at 60 frames per second to a consumer-grade VGA connection to a notebook camera. And the best part is that a typical broadband connection will suffice for end users.

Electronics shops offer a wide variety of services and products that the average person depends on. These versatile stores feature sections that focus on things like car stereos, video surveillance, and home theater systems. Unlike some of those big box retailers, employees at these specialty shops know the products and can help consumers make the right purchase. If you’re in the market for any of the following products or services, you’ll want to pay a visit to your local electronics store soon.

Car Alarms – Car owners can get some peace of mind with the installation of an alarm system. Some models come with added functionality, such as a trunk opener and door lock button.

Car Sound Systems – Most factory-installed stereos leave car owners wanting more, and fortunately it’s easy to get an upgrade. Music enthusiasts can add on extra speakers, a better performing setup, or even lighting features.

Cloud Service – It is imperative for every computer owner to have a reputable data and document back-up plan in place. Cloud services protect important files in case a local machine is ever stolen or breaks beyond repair.

Computer Sales – Electronics shops are a great place to check out computer sales. The staff is usually well versed in all the options available, and if they don’t have the answer to a question they’ll do the legwork to get it.

Desktop Support – Desktop owners know that that at some point or another, they’ll run into a problem with their computer. They can be proactive by buying a desktop support plan, which means they’ll have a tech expert ready to help them get through their emergency when it does arise.

Home Theaters – Media rooms are becoming more and more popular, so homeowners are looking for affordable ways to beef up their current setup. It’s easy to get started with just a wall-mounted, flat-screen TV, and then build up the collection to include lots of speakers, surround sound, a Blu-ray player, and other cool add-ons.

Video Surveillance – Home video surveillance is more affordable and easier to install than ever. These setups can be as easy or complex as the homeowner wants, and can be present both in and outside of the home. Activity can also be viewed remotely with some monitoring setups.

It’s important to remember that not all electronics stores offer the same things. Some may specialize in computer sales, repair, and cloud service offerings, while others stick to home theater design and installation. Consumers should visit several local stores and compare customer service, product offering, and prices to make an informed decision.

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Computer freezes when there is a broken windows registry.It is no ordinary job fixing it alright. Experts opine that it is best fixed by the hands of a Microsoft Certified Registry Repair Program like Registry Booster 2010, more easily. Such computer freezing problems arise when there is no proper knowledge of windows registry, and its importance.

Can anyone detect easily that his computer freezes??As one connects the machine, the screen becomes blue with long stop errors; and then he should know he is in trouble.The Windows XP does not boot. Initially it appears that the computer has been hit by a virus, and so there is computer freezing.The real problem lies elsewhere, and not that. Because the windows registry is corrupt, the computer freezes. Such errors need to be diagnosed at the earliest Fixing this problem is a specialized job, and it needs a technical person to do the windows registry alright.

The computer tech, who is well versed in computer freezes, restores a fresh install copy of the windows XP registry. The problem proved that the programs installed in the computer had no registry entries, and hence they were unusable. There may be other reasons why a computer freezes. When there is the problem of computer freezing or locking, it is not that easy to detect the causes behind it. There may be a number of reasons that cause computer freezing. It may be that the hard drive is going bad and it is slowing down the machineIt may be the source of a very persistent problem.Hence if one’s computer freezes randomly, he should follow certain rules to keep it safe

The position of the computer should be such that it is dust free and care should be taken about the working of the fans. This is the first step.
While installing a new hardware check that the required specification for the specific computer is present or not, for safety and to stay away from computer freezing.
One should keep a Driver Scanner program ready at hand.
Why a computer freezes must be known by all. It is mainly because we are not careful about the safety of our computers. One gets frustrated when the computer freezes and that too when you are doing something important But how does it happen?

If we use the computer for surfing the internet, for creating documents or for playing games without doing some regular maintenance, we obviously have to face computer freezing problems. Running too many programs at the same time, is another reason of such problems.
To avoid computer freezing, always use a good Registry cleaner.

Asus launched N55S and this laptop is a multimedia laptop many users may like. This multimedia powerhouse has a full HD display, Blu-ray writer, bang speakers, plus a 2GB Nvidia graphics card for playing the latest games. Many users like it because of the excellent anti-glare full HD screen, great performance, and decent speakers. But many may still be disappointed by the strange keyboard and loud touchpad buttons. And the following are some details about this laptop.

In terms of the overall design, the N55S is constructed of plastic and reasonably strong plastic at that; the palm rest barely flexes when pressed down upon. I’m greatly appreciative that ASUS used anti-glare plastic instead of glossy plastic, which is all too common on consumer notebooks. Chassis flex is average for a consumer notebook; nothing alarming, however. Fit and finish is good; there are no uneven gaps between parts or sharp edges.

In terms of laptop screen, the N55S has an excellent display compared to most consumer notebooks. This 15.6-inch model has a full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) which is appropriate given the notebook includes a Blu-ray drive and is designed for multimedia. Another admirable characteristic of the display is its anti-glare coating; this is more practical than a glossy coating since there are no reflections. The 1920×1080 resolution is excellent and the highest available on a 15.6-inch display. There is plenty of room to use two windows side-by-side and much less scrolling is required in web pages and programs like Microsoft Word since more lines of text are viewable at the same time.

In terms of laptop keyboard, the N55S has a keyboard that is best described as “strange”. It is traditionally styled; the keys don’t have extra spacing between them as they do on a ‘Chiclet’ or island-style keyboard. The key surface is flat with a downward-sloped front and has a nice smooth matte surface. Tactile feedback is good if a bit lifeless; more or less it’s pleasant to type. The keyboard is sufficiently quiet not to disturb neighbors.

And in terms of laptop battery life, the N55S lasted four hours and five minutes during our standard battery rundown test. This is a respectable time for a high-performance notebook like this one especially considering it has a quad-core processor. The Nvidia Optimus technology allows the N55S to switch to the low-power integrated Intel graphics and turn off the high-performance Nvidia GeForce graphics card when not needed to conserve power.

Taking all the above into conclusion, the ASUS N55S is a good value and a good buy. It has a great full HD display, good looks, and decent build quality. The performance is excellent; this notebook is more than capable of playing the latest games. Most of the cons for this notebook can be summed up as could have been better rather than simply bad.

Nowadays, android operating system has not only been used in cell phones, but in other several products. Interests in this OS for new products keep growing. At the Computex Electronics show last June, we found that a number of gadget makers put Android for use in notebooks, tablet PCs, readers as well as IPTVs.

Android IPTV Box Offers A New Entertainment Style

The android IPTV box has built-in HDMI port for you to connect with 1080P high definition television or HDTV, projector and computer monitor where you can watch any TV channels you would like to enjoy, HD video or movies, music, playing online games, browsing the internet, online shopping, internet banking, sending and receiving emails, social networking like facebook, twitter, skype or MSN. It is a new generation entertainment style for sharing, enjoying and relaxing with your whole family.

IPTV Box Gives Better Web-surfing Experience

Different from android tablet pc, it is not only a performance computer but also a perfect set top box, based on android 2.2 OS, supporting Google chrome browser and Adobe flash player 10.1 or 10.2. Google TV permits you access everything on the web, watch your favorite web video, view photos, play games, chat with friends. It can connect with RJ45 LAN and WIFI network, USB external Hard Disk, and support keyboard, mouse as well as wireless remote control. Unlike HD smartphone, the all-in-one Google android IPTV box is a combination of home entertainment and communications to offer users a better web experience on larger HD screen.

Cheap But Advanced Android IPTV Box

” Folks do not simply want to stare at static screens, they want to touch and get responses to information they need to make informed purchasing decisions.” said Nick Karnik, the CEO of IN Media Corp. which announced the latest release of its IPTV set top box running Google’s Android platform version 2.2 on March 8. The company press releases free today announced the intended launch of its new interactive high definition kiosk based on IPTV technology. The kiosks will offer cheap but advanced sales and selling technology for today’s consumer. That means the cost of purchasing and maintaining a kiosk will be reduced by at least half from current prices. In fact, we can easily buy this high-tech product through shopsimple.com which is a leading website of prices comparision for huge range consumer electronic products.

Following the fast development of this OS, there will be a lot of android based products in the future and android IPTV box is definitely positioned as a main in-home multimedia device.

Ecovers can increase your sales and create a visual expression for your product. Your software or ebook can have good competitor in the market but a better ecover design can give your product more credibility.

Plenty of ecover designing software are available on web for download and use. These software have following points in favour of them:

One does need script language and design skills to design ecovers through software.
You can design unlimited ecovers by buying full version of a ecover design software.
You can get a full functioning software just by one time investment.
An ecover design software can quickly generate 3D effect on a 2D graphics.

In spite of their advantages, ecover software has few limitations:
Ecover designing software can come as plug-ins. You need to have original photo editing software for that. Like, you need to buy Adobe Photoshop first before using Photoshop plug-in scripts to make ecover.
If you cant design the face of the ecover image, it is better not to use ecover design software. No ecover software can design the face of the ecover. You should have the design knowledge to design it yourself or take help from other people.
Output in ecovers can be obtained in limited number of standard shapes. Changing shapes from software output will be difficult for you if you dont have the custom shapes.
Different software may have different using guidelines. If the user manual is too complex, you wont be able to use it as per your needs.
Different website owners can buy and use the same ecovers. Different software designed ecover output may be similar to look and get less attention from buyers.

For shoe-string businesses and for baby boomers, my suggestion is try an ecover design software. Beware of the above limitations of the ecover software before you purchase one.

What is website indexability? In a nutshell, indexability means the efficiency in how Internet search engine robots, spiders, crawlers, worms, and/or ants are able to read the web pages for a website and determine their rank in the list of search results that they return to a user. One way to do this is with the addition of a robots.txt file. Add the file to the root of the website to instruct an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) robot which pages to index. This will make sure that only the most relevant pages are indexed.

Not all SEO robots will read a robots.txt file. Most malware crawlers will unfortunately ignore it as their purpose is malicious. They do not care if they are only allowed access to certain pages. The main purpose of the robots.txt file is to tell friendly SEO crawlers which pages they should ignore while indexing the site. This is helpful in the case of an infinite domain space. An example of an infinite domain namespace might be one where users upload files into an online document repository. These documents are considered to be media and not content so the webmaster should add a line to the robots.txt file to disallow access to the root URL for this document repository. The more results returned from a site with the same URL will often degrade the result ranking of a page.

Test pages are another example of parts of a website that should be passed over. Also any content not meant for visitors. This could include web pages that have been added to the site in order to calibrate the appearance of the pages but are not ready to be shared. Pages that can’t be accessed directly by a user conducting a search undermines the credibility of the results and will thus begin to degrade the page ranking.

In order to increase website indexability, the robots.txt file can also be used to provide instructions to specific SEO robots. Different algorithms are used by the search engines to index web pages. For example, one set of pages may need to be restricted for one search engine while allowing access to another. Lines can be added to the robots.txt file that gives specific instructions by including the name of certain search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. This could actually be very important in determining the rank of your pages for specific keywords, depending on the rules and methods used by the search agent.

The purpose of a robots.txt file is to convey important information to visiting SEO robots or crawlers about how they should proceed in indexing a website. The main purpose of the file is to keep the lesser pages from being indexed to the more pertinent pages are. Another important function is to communicate instructions to specific robots on how to proceed while indexing the website. This insures that the most important pages are indexed, which will hopefully increase page rankings.

DM7020 HD, Hybrid tuner and TV board

Dreambox DM7020 HD, Hybrid tuner and TV board
New: Integration of the Dreambox in television sets
Dream Multimedia, the leading producer of Linux-based set-top boxes, will be showing the DM500 HD as well as the DM800 HD se, both of which feature a new type of hybrid tuner, at the Anga Cable show from 3. to 5. May, and in addition will be presenting the long-awaited DM7020 HD. This newest HDTV Dreambox is characterised by its flexible tuner concept and the large OLED display on the front panel.

As the receiver comes equipped with two slots for plug-and-play tuners, the DM7020 HD can be used for cable, satellite or antenna reception. The Dreambox is supplied ex factory complete with an exchangeable DVB S2 tuner. The second slot remains open.

The DM7020 HD can be turned into a PVR by installing any commercially available 3.5 hard drive. Two USB 2.0 connections as well as the HDMI output and the 10/100-Mbit Ethernet interface round off the specifications for the new Dreambox. The recommended retail price has not yet been determined.

But that is not the only innovation Dream will be presenting at the Anga Cable show. At our stand (U9), the DM500 HD and DM800 HD se will be on show with an integrated hybrid tuner, which can be used for both digital cable and DVB-T reception. The Dreamboxes can be set for the desired form of reception at any time. Also, Dream will be presenting the prototype of a DVB S2 tuner with two inputs, meaning you no longer need to use a second tuner.

In addition, Dream will be showing an absolute world first, which is targeted at both television set manufacturers and at consumers. Using an interface developed by Dream, the functions of the Dreambox can be integrated into the television set.

Television manufacturers have the choice: They can either install the interface including the appropriate board in their TV sets, or they offer their products featuring only the interface. As Dream plans to offer the board for sale in the trade, consumers will have the option of installing the board themselves in just a few easy steps.

Dream spokesperson Alpaslan Karasu: The convergence of TV and IP is old hat for us. Using YouTube, mediatheques or news services is commonplace for Dreambox owners. Now, TV manufacturers too can benefit from our many years of experience in working with hybrid technologies and their integration into a consumer product.

The Dream Multimedia team looks forward to welcoming you to our stand U9 in hall 10.1.

Quick Science Fair Projects

Students in high school participate in science fairs in order to demonstrate their advanced understanding of a biological or physical sciences concept. These students are required to present a project that indicates higher order thinking and analysis. The standards for evaluating projects for these grade levels can be quite high and the competition can be fierce. The events for young students are based on different principles. Often younger students in the earlier grades participate in quick science fair projects. These quick science fair projects are not based on the level of knowledge or application principles of the high school students projects. The quick science fair projects in the earlier grades are based more on demonstrating an understanding of the facts related to a particular topic of science.

Quick science fair projects for the younger students are often completed in a matter of days, where the high school age students can spend weeks or even months on their projects. The quick science fair projects designed for younger students are tailored for the learning styles and abilities of this age of student. Thinking abstractly is not skills that younger students have developed so quick science fair projects are perfectly suited for their abilities. The characteristics of quick science fair projects include the use of every day items that can be found easily in the home or classroom. The teacher will often provide the necessary materials so that these younger students can experience the successful completion of their quick science fair projects.

While there are processes and the need to record data while completing quick science fair projects, the steps involved will be clearly explained to the students. For the earlier grades it is more important to carefully instruct them throughout the process of completing their projects. Older students can generate some of their own questions and testable theories, but younger students fare better with a set list of materials and how to use those materials to achieve the results. When deciding which quick science fair projects to use in the classroom it is important for these reasons to choose projects that are age appropriate. This way you ensure that the experience of bringing science to life is rewarding and enjoyable for your students.

This is why a coach is so crucial. You need someone to hear your statements and point them out to you, help you question them, and then release them or replace them.

My interview with Steve really made me aware that none of us listen to our language closely enough. I sometimes catch myself complaining or stating a limiting belief. I have to pause and ask myself, -Is the belief true in objective reality?-

In other words, is it a fact we can all agree on and even measure?

More often than not, it isn’t.

Years ago, when I trained with famed bodybuilder and Olympia winner Frank Zane, I was urged to watch my mouth. Frank would tell me, -I pay attention to how people speak. Your statements are usually empowering, but when you got under the squat rack, you started to say you couldn’t do it.-

He was right.

Frank wanted me to learn that my thoughts were leading me to create my own limitations. My statements about what was possible were in fact programming me to expect the very thing I declared. I was programming a robot: me.

I’m inviting you to monitor your thoughts and your language. What you say is programming you. As Steve pointed out in our in-depth interview, your words are speaking reality into being. But the reality you speak is one fabricated because of what you speak.

Here’s what Steve suggests you do right now to remedy this:

Speak as if what you want is already true. -I am a multi-millionaire.- -I am in love with the perfect person for me.- -I am healthy.- You get to choose. Make it now, present tense, and positive.

Watch for clues. Your subconscious will hear your new language and begin to offer evidence for it. It will, in a sense, test you. Be sure to take action on the opportunities that arise, to prove you are becoming that which you speak you already are.

Be that person. In other words, feel as though you already are what you said. Your emotion will stir motion in and around you to bring the desired state into being.

As you review this post, what comes to mind?

What are your thoughts right now?

Do you believe you can reprogram your mind?

Do you believe you can have, do, or be virtually anything?

This is all part of the process of deprogramming the robot of you. It’s about freeing yourself of limitations. How you answer reveals your beliefs, not objective reality. You can remain programmed by circumstances and upbringing and past beliefs; or you can begin the process to take control right now and reprogram yourself for what you want.

Remember, your subconscious mind will look for evidence to prove what you believe and expect.

So, what would be really good for you to believe right now?