Dave's Download


February 2009


Obama vs. Jindal as Wordle Sees Them

By |

Wordle is a fun site that turns text into "word clouds" that give greater prominence to words that appear more often in the original text. Lots of versions posted today from last night's speeches, but here is a simple one of President Obama's (click on it for a larger version):

And a comparable one ...

Read More

TAGS:
technology

Depeche Mode Launches New iTunes Pass

By |

Apple launched a new music sales format called iTunes Pass that wraps extras with an upcoming album by Depeche Mode for a premium price. For an extra $9 on top of the album's price of $10, fans will get added singles and video exclusives in the weeks leading up to the band's release of Sounds of ...

Read More

TAGS:
technology
music

Audio: Cameras Are Getting Smarter

By |

Camera makers are worried because their market is getting saturated. Just about every U.S. household that was going to buy a digital model has one. Sales were slowing even before the economy tanked.

New cameras add smarts and speed

Subscribe to Tech Trends by David LaGesse

I spoke this weekend with ...

Read More

TAGS:
cameras
technology

Blu-ray Gaining Traction Against DVDs

By |

Blu-ray should overcome a key hurdle by rapidly stealing market share from standard DVDs, says a new report. But overall, disk sales won't be growing as Blu-ray sales will barely offset falling sales in standard DVDs, says Futuresource Consulting.

The market for physical disks will remain flat ...

Read More

TAGS:
technology
movies

TV Makers Flee Shrinking Market

By |

Shakeup in the TV world: Pioneer getting out altogether, and Vizio is dropping its plasma lines in favor of LCDs. Consolidation is to be expected after a drop in TV sales during the fourth quarter. Shipments of TV sets in North America fell 7 percent compared to a year earlier, according to ...

Read More

TAGS:
technology
television

You Might Also Like


See More