Liquid Pools That Shimmer

Majestic ripples. Waves of time spreading outwards. Timeless and hidden soothing the mind.

Blues And Greens

Wayward and alone. Agreed solidarity. Bold and beautiful. Creative and alive.

A View of Paradise.

Tropical pools. Bamboo trees. Rocks and waterfalls. The sun blazing high above.

Northern Lake

Misty mountain top. Lake of dreams. Enter the green valley and become one with nature.

Tree of Life

Never ask why. Fate surely has other plans for you when a mystic light is shining on you.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Internet TV (The Evolution of Internet Television)

Television was once just for viewing channels for entertainment and news, but coming very soon will make TV much more complex than just watching channels.

The simple Television our grandparents knew is gone forever. The once simple box in the corner of the living room is turning into the all-in-one telecommunication-entertainment-information machine. The Federal Communications Commission is planning to combine fully the TV and Internet capacity with a very short time in the future. But what does that actually mean today?

TV was fist broadcast experimentally as far back as 1920. Many Americans were enjoying TV for the first time in their homes in the 1950’s as production accelerated after World War II. More TV sets were made in the 1960’s than were new homes being built. Within a short time TV became part of our national telecommunication’s device, a “must have” in businesses and homes. Much like the radio and telephone had become before it. TV showed us the world from news reports coast to coast and beyond. Giving us a live picture of day to day life all over the entire planet. People could simply see it on the Tele instantly and watch their favorite television stars.

Computers were next on the horizon. Thanks to pioneers like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who managed to successfully and swiftly put into all domestic homes in America, a home computer. With the introduction of a fully functional Internet connection years later, making worldwide access to anything, and the full range went beyond predictions. The computer was soon set to do it all in the name of entertainment and worldwide communication. That left the lowly TV in the dust. The TV was the main source for information and news, next to the newspaper, a nearly forgotten media. LG 42LD550 42" Internet-ready 1080p LCD HDTV with 120Hz blur reduction

What the FCC wants to create is having Internet access on every television by way of special cable boxes offering customers a variety of multimedia options from completely integrating TV and the computer. But this does not stop there. This opens the door to transforming the TV into a major all-in-one device. Turning the TV into your home computer, movie entertainment, gaming platform, world news receiver, and function like telephone. Finally making the TV an all-purpose machine as seen in so many sci-fi movies. You may never have to leave the TV room ever again, for it will be able to complete all your task with just the flick of a remote control. Many people see this as advantageous with more and more computers operating as home base businesses and entertainment outlets. The FCC clearly wants everyone online via television. Sony KDL-40EX40B 40" BRAVIA® Internet-ready 1080p LCD HDTV with built-in Blu-ray Disc player

The FCC plans to help usher in new laws so that broadband Internet is available to every American and requiring that all cable boxes are compatible with all phone companies, satellite, cable, and work with all networks. The cable companies realize the market is rapidly changing and they will comply. The Telecommunication Act of 1996 passed by Congress to deregulate telecom markets is finally being fulfilled. All consumers will soon be able to be Internet-TV ready very soon. LG 55LD650 55" Internet-ready LCD HDTV with 240Hz blur reduction

Lady GaGa

A look at Lady GaGa from her clothes, music, hair, and out of this world makeup.

Stefanie Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), a.k.a. Lady GaGa, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in New York Lady GaGa is an up-and-coming performer whose dance-pop debut album The Flame in 2008 is a chart-topping international hit. The theatrical recording artist Lady GaGa has undeniable talent and over-the-top costumes adds to her appeal. Hit Mixes Lady Gaga - Live At the Glastonbury Festival , England 2009

From humble beginnings as a child musical prodigy, she could play the piano by ear at age 4, by 14 she was performing at open mike nights, and by 17 she was attending the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts and honed her songwriting skills. Moving out she went to live in the Lower East Side and started performing downtown in the club scene. By age 20 Stefanie had a recording contract and her music producer was looking a for a good stage name. A comparison was made between her voice style and Queen’s front man, Freddie Mercury. Taking a cue from Queen’s futuristic-retro song “Radio Ga Ga,” and Stefanie instantly became “Lady GaGa.” LoveGame - Remixes

Relocating to Los Angeles, Lady GaGa in 2008 released her debut album The Flame with hit songs like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” which garnished her a well deserve Grammy nomination for Beat Dance Recording. Her music has an electro-pop-rock mix and theatrical ballads with hints of inspiration from David Bowie, Grace Jones, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Alice Cooper, and Debbie Harry of Blondie. Her outrages and dynamic persona on stage is like watching the best pop-rock-dance, psychedelic, burlesque-style, discothèque fantasy show. The Fame

Lady GaGa is a natural brunette and has on occasion performed with dark hair. But nothing compares to her semi-nude, plastic bubble outfit. Lady GaGa designs and makes many of her stage clothes and enjoys wearing anything that is tongue-in cheek, theatrical, and shocking. With today’s tame non-theatrical musical shows out there, Lady GaGa has brought electro-glam-pop back into the airwaves with her vocals, piano, synthesizer, and gained a huge following worldwide. Paparazzi - The Remixes

Lady GaGa won two awards at the 52nd Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010. The song “Poker Face” won for Best Dance Recording and the album The Flame won for Best Electronic/Dance Album. At the Brit Awards Lady GaGa won Best International Female Solo Artist, Best International Breakthrough Artist, and Best International Album. At 23 she begins The Monster Ball world tour promoting her second album The Fame Monster. Lady GaGa has taken pop music, pop art, and pop fashion into a high fashion credibility that everyone is noticing and loving. The Fame Monster [Deluxe Edition]

Weird Gizmos (Tech)

A look at some interesting and unusual gizmos that may help in our daily lives.

1. The Window Phone. An amazing translucent touch-screen device boast it can accurately give weather predictions. The Window Phone designed by Seunghan Song has a clever glass interface that can smartly simulate and change to reflect the weather conditions outside. A sort of “climate sensitive” phone that displays on it’s sleek glass surface virtual rain drops on rainy days, clear screen on bright sunny days, and even cold snowy days. The phone can give an instant up to date representation of the local weather without having to run to hear the news on TV. This concept phone also features a breath-to-text mode for messaging and dialing.

2. Gamer Glasses. Gunnar Optiks has designed a line of glasses to help alleviate the eye fatigue many gamers suffer from during their extended hours of play time. The San Diego based company has already created a series of glasses for computer users in the work force to improve focus and reduce glare. Gunnar Optiks’ same technology has been utilized to help gamers diminish eye fatigue and give much needed eye protection from the high illumination of computer screens used everyday. A good idea if you suffer from constant eye strain while working with computers or just your average gamer. The price tag will set you back between $100-$200. Gunnar Optiks G005-C001 Catalyst Metal SheaDog Digital Performance Eyewear with i-AMP Lens Technology (Onyx)

3. Plant Growing Book. Eric Zhang has designed a book that grows. Zhang has combined the love of books and knowledge with growing plants. The clever florilegium design is showcased in the “Book of Life”. You can plant seeds on one side of the book and read the meaning of life information within. Small LED lights positioned underneath the plants help them to grow and looks really cool. Featured at for people who really like unique ideas and book lovers who have a bit of a green thumb. Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free


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