According to the Christian Science Monitor's article, big-screen televisions/TVs use more power than older sets, says a new study. With sales expected to skyrocket -- and with only outmoded testing and efficiency standards available to alert people about energy consumption -- digital big-screen TVs are poised to generate big hikes in home energy use and pollution, unless manufacturers act swiftly to adopt more efficient technologies.
This CNN story says that most American consumers don't realize Internet merchants and even traditional retailers sometimes charge different prices to different customers for the same products, according to a new survey The study, "Open to Exploitation," found nearly two-thirds of adult Internet users believed incorrectly it was illegal to charge different people different prices, a practice retailers call "price customization." More than two-thirds of people surveyed also said they believed online travel sites are required by law to offer the lowest airline prices possible. The study, expected to be released Wednesday by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, is the latest to cast doubt on the notion of sophisticated consumers in the digital age. It said 87 percent of people strongly objected to the practice of online stores charging people different prices for the same products based on information collected about their shopping habits...
A co-worker shared a funny streaming television/TV commercial/advertisement/spot (direct download to the 1 MB WMV file)
This Viral Videos & Ads has a funny television/TV commercial/spot/advertisement. Shave those beard nicely or else the woman would get angry!
FoxTrot has a funny story in its cartoon. It is about getting women by wearing something pink.
ZDNet reports that Microsoft is developing a new version of Windows aimed at companies that want to better secure their older machines. It is code-named Eiger, the product is basically designed to turn older PCs into a thin client, which is a terminal that gets most of its information from a central server. Unlike traditional thin clients, though, a few programs can be run locally, including Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and antivirus software.
Viral Videos & Ads posted four new television commercials/spots/advertisements today. Only three were funny and worth noting.
CrashBonsai is John Rooney's creation who is torned between the desire to create and destroy. Recently, he has been making bonsai plants, and combining them with model cars and trucks which he has creatively smashed and melted, to create "CrashBonsai," little living car crash sculptures. There are a few photographs that do not have bonsai plants.
MSNBC says more than 80 percent of U.S. households subscribe to some form of multi-channel television/TV. The number of household formations is growing at a pace of about 370,000 per quarter. "Faster housing starts and continued brisk home sales bolster the case for faster growth in the first quarter," Moffett said. He said improved technology to detect or deter illegal usage of satellite or cable services was increasing subscriber numbers.
You need a sense of humor for this. Compfused.com posted a funny three minutes audio recording (WMV -- no video, just a static picture) with two people pitted against each other who have absolutely no idea what's going on. In this prank call, a radio host takes an order for Chinese food. He then asks the first guy to repeat the order back to him and then he connects to another Chinese food joint through the party line.
Broadband Reports mentions a CNET News.com story on the United States/U.S.'s growing debate over municipal broadband. Across the country, acrimonious conflicts have erupted as local governments attempt to create publicly funded broadband services with faster connections and cheaper rates for all citizens, narrowing the so-called digital divide. The Bells and cable companies, for their part, argue that government intervention in their business is not justified and say they are far better equipped to operate complex and far-flung data networks.
Viral Videos & Ads recently posted four new television/TV spots/commercials/advertisements. Two of them were funny: