Music Technology

Galaxie Goes Mobile

Stingray Digital has just released a free applicationicon enabling people to listen to the Galaxie music service.

This 48 commercial free music streaming service is primarily distributed on digital cable systems in Canada. But now for $4.99 a month or $9.99 for three months or $39.99 for a year, Apple product users can access these channels. Additional information can be found by clicking the following :

Galaxie Mobile - The KARAOKE Channel

Walmart Closing Music Site In States

Walmart will be closing their American music download site on August 29th. But their Canadian music download site, SongSpark, continues to operate.

Standardized 3D Glasses

Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and XPAND 3D have partnered to adopt a standard when it comes to 3D glasses.

In a joint statement, these companies stated that they “Will Seek Development of Joint Licensing on ‘BLUETOOTH® ENABLED RF’ and ‘IR’ Consumer 3D Active Glasses“.

A standardized version of these glassed are to be released next month whilst the full version, “with the new IR/RF protocols will be made available in 2012, and are targeted to be backward compatible with 2011 3D active TVs.”

Is Your Internet Provider Net Neutral ?

Does your internet provider throttle traffic to and from legitimate sites because of favoritism ? Are they trying to steer you to specific sites by slowing down connections to and from those other sites ?

Internet providers are supposed to be neutral. But of course how does someone find out when they aren’t ? They certainly wont admit to doing it and no technology exists to analyze their transfers. Right ?

Well, researcher Dan Kaminsky has been working on a program called N00ter to do this.

Basically it times transfers to and from sites using different methods and compares the resulting information to find throttling.

Additional information on this new program can be found on Forbes.

4G Deals Near The Border ?

AllthingsD reported that the Canadian and American government has struck a deal to share the 700 MHz band along the border. This may result in 4G wireless broadband service deals for communities along the border after the implementation of digital television in Canada on September 1st.

United Kingdom To Introduce Private Copying

According to this document, it appears that the United Kingdom will introduce private copying legislation shortly, without the levies we’ve had here in Canada since the late 90’s.

Details on what they’re considering can be found on pages 7 and 8.