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Looking at the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on How We Live

July 19, 2014
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The welcome sign to the ancillary workshop at the TRB Autonomous Vehicle Symposium.

“It’s time to think about the built environment,” said Shannon McDonald, an architect and Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. McDonald was referring to the impact that autonomous vehicles will have on the design of streets, buildings and associated infrastructure. She indicates that this is an important and timely discussion to have,…

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Building a Bigger Box

July 16, 2014
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A picture of the Savannah City Hall at night.

Managed Broadband TV a Hot Topic Growth was definitely the vibe of this week’s NTCA’s Southeast Regional meeting in Savannah. Operators and vendors provided examples and ideas for how to generate new revenue through the introduction of new products and services that complement the broadband…

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Viodi View – 07/09/14

July 9, 2014
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An image of Grande's web site and their 1 Gig service.

It is that time of the year when millions of people pack their suitcases and take some well-earned vacation time. We too will be on the road this summer visiting some of our friends with independent broadband service providers. One trip I am looking forward…

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The Luddites of London

July 1, 2014
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The graphic illustrates how Virtual Personal Assistants could work in the background to facilitate human relationships.

[Editor's Note: An automobile industry executive and subject matter expert, who wishes to remain anonymous, penned the following article for the Viodi View.] Just as we begin to hear about the…

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Abolishing the Fear of Failure- Do What You’re Afraid to Do!

June 27, 2014
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An impersonator of an Elvis impersonator gives his best move.

Introduction: On June 26th, Stanford Education & Psychology Professor John D. Krumboltz told a sold out Commonwealth Club-Silicon Valley audience to “stop being afraid of failure. Learn to accept and…

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Viodi View – 06/23/14

June 23, 2014
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An image showing how swarms of insects and birds as an analogy for what autonomous vehicles will do in the future.

My aha moment from last week’s SMPTE ETIA Conference was triggered by the FCC’s Matthew DelNero’s excellent presentation on the history and status of Net Neutrality. That is, and it’s…

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

June 19, 2014
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A screenshot of different audio profiles in a demonstration from Dolby Labs.

Some 80% of those with hearing loss do not use a hearing aid, according to Philip Hilmes of L126/Amazon at SMPTE’s Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference. Given yesterday’s…

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The Autonomous Vehicle and What It Means

June 12, 2014
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Image showing what a vehicle might look like without a steering wheel.

Editor’s Note: An automobile industry executive and subject matter expert, who wishes to remain anonymous, wrote the article that follows this preface. It is in response to my June 2nd…

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Broadband TV Conference- Part 3: The Problem and Solution for WiFi Delivered Video Content -Why Can’t We Watch Any Content, on Any Device in Any Room in the Home?

June 12, 2014
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An image of AirTies Mesh network configuration.

Introduction and Backgrounder: The number of mobile devices in the home is exploding. Most “Pay TV” operators (like Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FioS, and AT&T U-Verse) are supporting multiple screen viewing…

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